The Definitive Guide

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Dragon Con welcomes guests from around the globe – with new people announced all the time! Take a look at the inventive minds, luminaries, and celebrities you’ll be spending the weekend with.

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  • Christine Adams

    Christine Adams stars opposite of Cress Williams as Lynn on the CW’s newest DC Comic series Black Lightning. Prior to this, she portrayed Agent Weaver on the hit ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and had recurring roles on The Mentalist, Legends, Pushing Daisies, and more. 

  • Steve Agee

    Steve Agee Agee is an actor/writer/comedian best known for his roles on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program and Fox’s New Girl and recurring characters on Superstore and You’re the Worst. Most recently, Agee can be seen in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

  • Freema Agyeman

    Freema Agyeman is an actress, best known for her role in Doctor Who and the spinoff series Torchwood as Martha Jones. She is also well known for her character Amanita Caplan in the acclaimed Netflix series Sense8. Freema will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

  • Lori Alan

    Lori Alan has starred as Diane Simmons on Family Guy, Pearl the Whale on SpongeBob: Squarepants, and Sue Richards, The Invisible Woman, on Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four, among many other fantastic animated roles including Monster's University, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 2, and WALL·E.

  • Jarrod Carl Alberich

    Jarrod Alberich is the creator of the comic book, Hamilton vs. Burr: A Werewolf Tale. He is also a trading card artist for Marvel and Upper Deck. He’s currently working for White Rocket Books providing cover art for novels and inking the Cold Lightning comic book.

  • Robert Allsopp

    Robert Allsopp has worked professionally in costume for film theatre and TV for over 30 years, he is perhaps best known for his work on Doctor Who and various Ridley Scott projects. Other movie work has been featured in the Bond film Spectre, Dredd, and Spiderman.

  • David Anders

    David Anders is an American television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Julian Sark on Alias and as Adam Monroe on Heroes, and has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, Warehouse 13, and more. Anders can be currently seen on iZombie.

  • Curt Anderson

    Curt Anderson is a professional magician and expert in the field of "Lying, Deception, and Deception Detection."

  • Kevin J. Anderson

    Kevin J. Anderson has published 140 books, more than 50 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as a unique steampunk fantasy novel, Clockwork Angels.

  • Dino Andrade

    Dino Andrade is Speedy Gonzales (New Looney Tunes), Mekkatorque, Putricide and Mimiron (WoW), plus The Scarecrow (Arkham Asylum). Other credits: Star Trek Online, Prey, Dishonored 2, D&D: Neverwinter, Brutal Legend, Call Of Duty, Sophia the First, SMITE, M*F*K*Z*, Hellsing Ultimate, and Pop (Snap, Crackle and Pop)!

  • Cooper Andrews

    Actor Cooper Andrews is best known for his popular ongoing turn as the Kingdom's Jerry on AMC's megahit The Walking Dead. Most recently, Andrews has drawn praise for his portrayal of foster father Victor Vasquez in DC's 2019 hit, SHAZAM!

  • Hale Appleman

    Hale Appleman is known for playing Tobey Cobb in the 2007 film Teeth and Eliot in the television fantasy series The Magicians, a TV series based on the novel of the same name by Lev Grossman. He has played the magician Eliot since 2015.

  • Tala Ashe

    Tala Ashe is an actress known for her roles on the television series Smash, American Odyssey, and As the World Turns, as well as her regular role as Zari Tomaz on The CW superhero series Legends of Tomorrow from which she drew praise from critics and fans alike.

  • Karan Ashley

    Karan Ashley's diverse talents in acting and dancing redefined the Yellow Power Ranger character, and made her character's name, Aisha, an overnight household name, when she joined the The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She will be appearing at the J&J Collectibles Booth at Dragon Con 2019.

  • Dane Ault

    Dane Ault is the artist behind Monkey Minion Press. With his wife, Ashlie, he has published 16 books. Their newest kid's book about space, Ham & CHEEZ Guide to the Solar System is being released this year. Dane has worked with clients such as Fox, Lucasfilm, and Marvel among others.

  • Hawkings Austin

    Hawk is currently Director of Radiation Effects for a spacecraft company, but he’s had a number of other careers including: survivability engineer (DoD) and environmental scientist (NASA). Hawk is a published author in history, science, and fantasy. He has also been a fight instructor for both self-defense and stage.

  • Andrew Aydin

    Andrew Aydin is co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic memoir series, March, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. March is a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition and the Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor.

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  • Jane Badler

    Jane Badler, is the American and Australian actress best known for her role as the evil reptilian Visitor leader Diana in the NBC mini-series V, its sequel V: The Final Battle, the subsequent TV series V, and the last season of the latest series V. 

  • Keith Baker

    Keith Baker is an award-winning game designer and co-founder of Twogether Studios. In addition to creating the Eberron campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons and the innovative RPG Phoenix: Dawn Command, his best selling board games include Illimat, the Gloom franchise, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game, and Action Cats.

  • Tom Bancroft

    Tom Bancroft has 30 years of experience in the animation industry, much of which was for Walt Disney Feature Animation where he was an animator on shorts and feature films of which Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, and Brother Bear were part of the list. 

  • Mike Baron

    Mike Baron is the creator of Nexus (with artist Steve Rude) and Badger two of the longest lasting independent superhero comics. Baron has won two Eisners and an Inkpot award and written The Punisher, Flash, Deadman, and Star Wars, among many other titles.

  • Kat Barrell

    Kat Barrell has appeared in numerous television shows in both Canada and the USA. She has a strong love for comedy performance and studied improvisation at the famous Groundlings Comedy School in California. She is most known for her role as Officer Nicole Haught in The SyFy Network's Wynonna Earp.

  • Tiffany Lauren Beckler

    Tiffany Beckler is a professional award winning makeup and body artist. She is a contestant on season 3 SkinWars and the new organizer of Dragon Con's Body Paint Challenge competition. Beckler has been devoted to spreading positivity through her passion of art.

  • Andy Belanger

    Andy Belanger works as a freelance cartoonist/illustrator. He does work in the mainstream comic market, plus a wide variety of work for the Canadian Film and Television industry. In the mainstream comic market, Belanger has worked for such comic publishers as D.C. Comics, Wildstorm, Devil's Due, and Boom! 

  • Joe Benitez

    Joe Benitez is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as Titans and Superman/Batman (DC Comics), Magdalena and The Darkness (Image Comics), and Soulfire (Aspen Comics). He is also the creator of the modrn fantasy Wraithborn and the steampunk series Lady Mechanika.

  • Ed Binkley

    Ed Binkley served as a judge/juror for Dragon Con 2018. His artwork has appeared in 25 years of competitive publications and exhibits and has won numerous awards, including Gold and Silver awards in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, and commissioned work for film director George Lucas.

  • Tom Biondolillo

    Atlanta-based Tom Biondolillo is a professional comic artist, illustrator, writer, and college professor of sequential art, illustration, and animation. Through the years, he’s created for a variety of companies and properties. Currently he’s working hard at writing and illustrating his own books. 

  • Christopher Bivins

    Chris Bivins has worked on a variety of projects, from storyboards on The Belko Experiment, to animation on slot game Dragon's Lair. Along with his partner in crime Joe Karg, they are the art collective Combo Break and have combined to take the comic book and animation worlds by storm!

  • Paul Blackthorne

    Paul Blackthorne is a British born actor, director, producer and philanthropist currently stars as Captain Quentin Lance in the hit series Arrow. Blackthorne is also well known for his starring role as the inimitable Harry Dresden in The Dresden Files.

  • Randy W Blades

    Randal Blades is an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Drama at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. He joined the faculty at JSU in 2006 as a Costume Technician and Designer and was appointed as Department Head in 2012.

  • Ronee Blakley

    Ronee Blakley is an actress, singer-songwriter, composer, producer, and director. Her most well-known role was the fictional country superstar Barbara Jean in Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville. She has also appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Return to Salem's Lot, Murder by Numbers, and more.

  • Drew A Blank

    Drew Blank is an artist and writer known for the indie novel Memoirs of an Antihero and his children’s book Aldo Tanners! Where Are Your Manners?! Blank has also developed a huge following with his collection of fake album art, horror children’s art, adult coloring books, and enamel pins.

  • David Blue

    David Blue is an actor, best known for playing geek hero Eli Wallace on SyFy's Stargate Universe, vampire hacker Logan Griffen on CBS' Moonlight, the lovable Cliff St. Paul on ABC's Ugly Betty or the nefarious Rick Twitler on Nickelodeon's Henry Danger

  • April M Borchelt

    April Borchelt is a professional artist working in the animation and gaming industry for 5+years. She's worked on SMITE, Paladins, was the lead artist on Clutter VI, and painted backgrounds for SpongeBob SquarePants. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, published in magazines, featured in board games, and children's books.

  • Jaime L. Botero

    Comic book artist Jaime L. Botero is an award-winning freelance artist, illustrator, writer, and contributor to Nexus anthology. Botero  also specializes in creating artwork and cover pieces for children's books. She works in a variety of mediums, ranging from digital painting to gouache. 

  • Dr. John E. Bradford

    Dr. John Bradford is President of SpaceWorks, an Atlanta-based aerospace company supporting NASA, the U.S. Air Force, DARPA, and New Space industry. He is a Mars settlement proponent, a lunar economy supporter, and a hypersonics advocate. He has recently been pursuing low metabolic, human stasis capabilities for spaceflight missions.

  • Andy Brase

    Andy Brase, known for his character and cover illustrations, has done art for Predator, Doctor Strange, Assassin's Creed, Dragon Age, Star Wars, Punisher, Black Panther, Swamp Thing, Dark Sun, Kull, Hulk, Daredevil, Spider-Man, The Darkness, and more, including book covers for stories by George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman.


    BREED is an internationally recognized artist, writer, and animator specializing in sequential/storyboard/concept/sketch art working for varied comic book, non-sports card, gaming, TV, and movie production companies including UDC/Marvel, IDW, and Stranger Comics. He has always had a love for things geeky, nerdy, artistic, and imaginative. 

  • Jennie Breeden

    Jennie Breeden started drawing the adventures of her friends in the dorms in 1998 and in 2001 she began posting those journal comics online. From a 21-year-old angry college student to a 38-year-old bumbling adult-ish Jennie still documents her adventures with friends and family. 

  • Patricia Briggs

    Patricia is the bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series. She has published 26 books and has short stories in several anthologies, as well as a series of comic books and graphic novels based on both of her series.

  • June Brigman

    June Brigman has enjoyed a long and varied career as a cartoonist, drawing such comic book titles as Alpha Flight, Supergirl, and Star Wars. She is the co-creator (with Louise Simonson) of the Power Pack series from Marvel Comics, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

  • Peter Brooke

    Peter Brooke is Creative Supervisor for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Brooke started at the shop in 1988 as a sculptor on Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. Credits include Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, Where the Wild Things Are, Dinosaurs, and the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

  • Kimberly Brooks

    Kimberly Brooks' voiceover roles include Dexter's Laboratory, Mucha Lucha, What's New Scooby-Doo?, Steven Universe, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Doc McStuffins, Ozzy & Drix, Static Shock, Phineas and Ferb; Ben 10 Ultimate Alien, Powerpuff Girls, Chowder; Winx Club, Shuriken School, Danny Phantom, Rugrats, and Fairly Odd Parents, to name a few.

  • Jenevieve Broomall

    Jenevieve Broomall is a popular cover illustrator work in the comics industry. She has worked with clientele such as: Valiant, IDW, Coffin Comics, Aspen, Devil's Due and more. She currently resides in south Florida where she is publishing several art books through Kickstarter and enjoying working within the comic genre.

  • Ben Browder

    In 1999, Jim Henson productions teamed with the Sci-Fi channel to produce Farscape (1999), where Ben Browder was cast to play the main character, American astronaut John Crichton. Browder returned to the Sci-Fi Channel as he joined the cast of Stargate SG-1 for its ninth season in 2005.

  • Chuck Brown

    Chuck Brown has written The Punisher and Black Panther comics for Marvel. He is the writer and co-creator of Rotten Apple for Dark Horse Comics and of Bitterroot at Image Comics. He has been self-publishing for more than 18 years and has written comics for IDW, Zenescope,12Gauge, and LINE Webtoons.

  • Jen Brown

    Jen Brown is an actor, art model, podcaster, producer, writer, director, and overall nerd extraordinaire living in Austin, TX. She is most known for her voice work on several popular Rooster Teeth series, for DC Universe Online, and much more.

  • Jason Bulmahn

    Jason Bulmahn is the Director of Game Design at Paizo Inc. He was the creator of the Pathfinder tabletop roleplaying game and the team leader behind the second edition. Over his 20-year career, Jason has written dozens of books and articles for Paizo, Wizards of the Coast, Modiphius, and more. 

  • Rodger Bumpass

    Emmy-nominated for the voice of Squidward on SpongeBob Squarepants, Rodger Bumpass has been in acting for 38 years, and he’s going to keep on until he gets it right. In addition to Squidward, he has also provided various voices in many Disney and Pixar featured animated movies.

  • Bob Burden

    Eisner Award winning artist, graphic novelist and screenwriter Bob Burden is the creator of the world’s first surrealist superhero Flaming Carrot and Atlanta’s first comic book superhero. Also known for major motion picture Mystery Men and his award winning work on Gumby.

  • Erik S Burnham

    Erik Burnham is a comic writer/artist that first broke into comics by way of the Nick Landime feature from Shooting Star Comics. He is currently works on IDW's Ghostbusters series, and has worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Back to the Future, Galaxy Quest, Scarlet Spider, New Warriors, and KISS.

  • James Burns

    James Burns is a graphic designer, illustrator, and comic artist. He creates autobiographical comics, notably his long-running Grumbles series. In 2002, he was diagnosed with a detached retina, which threatened his eyesight. After recovering, he wrote and drew his first comic book, Detached, about that experience.  

  • Jim Butcher

    Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly.

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  • Jordan Calloway

    Jordan Calloway can currently be seen as Khalil/Painkiller on CW’s Black Lightning and on CW’s Riverdale as Chuck Clayton. Previously, Calloway has appeared in DISconnected, Unfabulous, Drumline 2, House of Lies, FREAKISH, Life of a King, Pure Genuis, and more.

  • Jack Campbell

    Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry), a retired US Navy officer, writes the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet series, Genesis Fleet series, Lost Stars series, and "steampunk meets high fantasy" Pillars of Reality series. His most recent books are Triumphant, Pirate Of The Prophecy, and the Corsair comic series.

  • Mike Capps

    Dr. Mike Capps is CEO of Diveplane, dedicated to keeping the humanity in AI. He's best known for a legendary career in video game development, as an executive, writer, designer, and lead programmer on games like Gears of War, Fortnite, and Unreal Tournament.

  • Richard Case

    Richard Case has been illustrating comics for more than 30 years.  His run on Doom Patrol inspired much of the new TV series for DC Universe. He has also worked on Sandman, Preacher, and Shade the Changing Man, as well as runs on Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and Batman '66.  

  • Cecil Castellucci

    Cecil Castellucci is an award-winning author of novels and comics for young people including Shade, The Changing Girl, Boy Proof, The Plain James, Soupy Leaves Home, Don't Cosplay with My Heart, and the New York Times bestselling Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure.

  • Dave Chapman

    Dave Chapman is best known for his role as one of the two puppeteers behind BB8 in Star Wars. He has performed on Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets Most Wanted, and 101 Dalmatians. In 2011, he was an assistant puppeteer for Animal during an appearance on The X Factor.

  • Ray Chase

    Ray Chase is a voice actor most known as Noctis (Final Fantasy XV). You may also know him from Kingdom Hearts (Master of Masters), One-Punch Man (Puri Puri Prisoner), My Hero Academia (David Shield), and Persona 5 (Subway Announcer). He’s also a founding member of Loud, Annoying, and Very Annoying.

  • Wes Chatham

    Wes Chatham has appeared in films such as In the Valley of Elah, W., The Help, and The Philly Kid, and plays Castor in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. Since 2015, he stars as Amos Burton in Prime Video's The Expanse.

  • François Chau

    Francois Chau is known for his roles as Dr. Pierre Chang in ABC's Lost, Dr. Chang in the film 21 & Over and, since 2015, as industrialist Jules-Pierre Mao, a recurring character in Syfy's The Expanse. Chau has also appeared in Stargate SG-1, The X-Files, K.C. Undercover, and more.

  • M. M. Chen

    M. M. Chen is an American comic book writer whose credits include Magdalena and Ascension for Image Comics, as well as several indie books such as the urban fantasy Wraithborn, the steampunk series Lady Mechanika, The Darkness: Origins, and La dama de la muerte

  • Mary Chieffo

    Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. Among her film and television credits are Natural Disasters, Girls!, Girls!, Girls!, The Pefect Fit, Miss Dial, and Shelby’s Vacation.

  • Cinda Williams Chima

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima tells lies for a living. Her teen fantasy series include the Heir Chronicles, the Seven Realms Quartet, and the Shattered Realms series. These days, she daydreams on the page.

  • Jamie Chung

    Jamie Chung is an actress and former reality television personality. She has become known for films such as Dragonball Evolution, Grown Ups, Premium Rush, Sorority Row, The Hangover Part II, Sucker Punch, and Big Hero 6 and the shows The Gifted and Once Upon a Time.

  • Ciruelo

    Fantasy artist Ciruelo was born in Argentina and has been living in Spain since 1987. He worked for publishing houses in Europe and in the United States illustrating book covers, prints, calendars and trading cards with dragons as the main subject. He is currently writing and illustrating his own books.

  • Jeremy Clark

    Jeremy Clark, has been able to work on various comic projects for multiple publishers including cover ink/finishing work for Image Comics Prodigy, Zenescope Entertainment, Coffin Comics, Source Point Press, Alterna Comics, Caliber Comics, Counterpoint Comics, etc.

  • Matthew Clark

    Matthew Clark is a comic book artist. A fan of comics since his teens, he’s had the pleasure of creating art for many of his favorite series - everything from well-known DC characters in comic book history, to innovative new takes on characters with Marvel, to his own original concepts.

  • Freddy Clements

    Freddy Clements is currently a Distinguished Professor of Drama/ Costume Design at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville AL. He holds a MFA in Costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has designed costumes for various regional theatres and has extensive experience in early twentieth century corsetry, kilt construction, and costume technology.

  • Chad Coleman

    Chad L. Coleman became known by portraying Dennis "Cutty" Wise on The Wire, voicing Coach in the video game Left 4 Dead 2, and portraying Tyreese Williams on The Walking Dead. He currently stars in SyFy’s The Expanse as Fred Johnson and as the alien Klyden, on The Orville.

  • Ruth Connell

    Ruth Connell is a Scottish theatre, television and film actress and producer. She is also a former professional dancer and choreographer. Connell is best known for her recurring role as Rowena in the CW series Supernatural, one of the longest running female characters on the show.

  • Sean Andrew Copeland

    Sean Copeland is the Historian Supervisor of Creative Development at Blizzard Entertainment where he oversees its team of historians. This team enables developers to create with confidence for Blizzard’s blockbuster franchises including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm.

  • Bill Corbett

    Bill Corbett is a former writer and performer for Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the Sci-Fi Channel, and previously on Comedy Central. He provided the second incarnation of the robot Crow and other strange characters, including the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer, a.k.a. "Brain Guy."

  • Lisa Corrao

    Lisa Corrao left her lucrative career as a public middle school teacher to travel the world doing stand-up comedy. Her material is clever, sarcastic, and a little dark, delivered with the smile and warmth of your favorite grade school teacher.

  • Emily Coutts

    Emily Coutts co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Keyla Detmer, helmsman of the U.S.S. Shenzhou. The Canadian redhead previously appeared in such films and television shows as Transporter: The Series, Barn Wedding, Crimson Peak, The Girlfriend Experience, Dark Matter, Murdoch Mysteries, and Goliath.

  • Hunter Cressall

    Since 1990, Hunter Cressall has worked in film and television as a production designer, actor, miniature effects artist, and weapons handler. Working in HD and non-linear editing since its inception, Cressall now speaks about film making and the exploding age of media we all enjoy today.

  • Shawn Crystal

    Shawn Crystal got his first job while in school, Resident Evil: Fire and Ice, a mini-series for Wildstorm. Around five years ago, Marvel hired Shawn on Deadpool, living his childhood dream. He is currently an artist for Marvel comics and Valliant Entertainment.

  • Peter Capn' Cutler

    Peter Capn' Cutler works as a freelance artist and cartoonist for comics t-shirts, video games, movie concept designs, and book illustrations for the last 30 years. He's been penciling and inking comic books like Hero Cats, The Might Mites, and Tiki Zombie with Mike Gordon.

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  • Karen David

    Karen David is an actress, singer, and songwriter best known for portraying Princess Isabella Maria Lucia Elizabetta of Valencia in Galavant, Layla in the The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior, Princess Jasmine in Once Upon a Time, Grace in Fear the Walking Dead, and in Legacies as Emma.

  • Kathleen O'Shea David

    Kathleen O'Shea David is a puppeteer, writer, editor, costumer, Equity Stage Manager, No Strings Attached Custom Puppets, co-creator of Headcases, canonical Dr. Who author, Star Wars editor, Star Trek writer, Ghostbusters comic-book writer, Shakespeare lover, admirer of Dumas and Verne, Sherlock Holmes aficionado, wife, and mother.

  • Peter David

    Peter David is a prolific New York Times best selling author and self-proclaimed "writer of stuff." He has written in almost all forms of prose and gained followers in each. David's career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades.

  • Robbie Daymond

    Robbie Daymond is a voice actor who has voiced characters such as: Spider-man/Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-man, Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Prompto in Final Fantasy XV, Akechi in Persona 5, Sorey in Tales of Zestiria, Mumen Rider in One Punch Man, and Raymond in OK-KO among others.

  • Keith R.A. DeCandido

    Keith R.A. DeCandido has written an appalling amount of fiction, both in 30+ media tie-in universes from Alien to Zorro, and in worlds of his own creation in the fictional cities of Cliff's End and Super City and the somewhat real cities of New York and Key West.

  • Jeff Dekal

    Jeff Dekal is a freelance illustrator. After being educated about art history in college, he was inspired to focus more on figurative art. Dekal is currently working in the comic industry as a cover artist. His clients include Marvel, DC, Creature Entertainment, and Dark Horse.

  • John Delaney

    John Delaney is a veteran comic book artist, with more than 25 years in the business. He’s done everything from Superman to Scooby-Doo, Bart Simpson to Batman. He’s an Eisner nominated artist, Emmy award winning storyboard artist and animation director.

  • J.M. DeMatteis

    J.M. DeMatteis has written a variety of memorable projects for comic books, television and novels from the epic drama of Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt to the comedy-adventure of Justice League International; the autobiographical Brooklyn Dreams to the surreal space-fantasy of Moonshadow.

  • Matt Dillahunty

    Matt Dillahunty is the President of the ACA and has many years touring the world to teach skepticism, humanism, and atheism. He's turned his lifelong passion for magic into a tool to teach skepticism. A prominent debater, he's also the primary host of the live, call-in program, The Atheist Experience.

  • Julie Dillon

    2019 Artist Guest of Honor Julie Dillon is an internationally recognized and award winning fantasy artist living in the Pacific Northwest. Her previous clients have included Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing, Tor Books, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books, Subterranean Press, and Llewellyn Worldwide.

  • Alice Dinnean

    Alice Dinnean is a puppeteer and writer. Credits include The Muppets, Jack's Big Music Show, Sesame Street, Puzzle Place, and multiple projects for The Jim Henson Company including Splash and Bubbles, Sid the Science Kid, Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, and Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

  • Barnaby Dixon

    Barnaby Dixon is an artist who designs and builds innovative and dynamic puppets. Dixon has a strong online presence and his work has achieved international acclaim through media coverage, competitions, and viral success, which has lead to collaborations with companies like Bad Robot Productions, the Jim Henson Company, and Netflix.

  • Scott Van Domelen

    Scott Van Domelen began his artistic journey copying diagrams from the Starfleet Technical Manual and illustrations from the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set. He went on to study illustration and figure drawing. Now, he is a penciler/inker for Scout Comics.

  • Colleen Doran

    Colleen Doran is the New York Times bestselling artist for the Neil Gaiman graphic novel Troll Bridge, and Stan Lee’s autobiography Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible Stan Lee which earned a Young Adult Library Services Great Graphic Novels for Teens nomination. Books she has illustrated have won Eisner and Harvey Awards.

  • Dan dos Santos

    Well known for his colorful oil paintings, Dan dos Santos' work includes novels, comics, film, and video games. He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Activision, Boeing Aircraft, Scholastic Books, The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, UpperDeck, Hasbro, DC Comics, and many more.

  • Margaret Downey-Schottmiller

    Margaret Downey created a character known as The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse in order to teach critical thinking skills every Friday-the-Thirteenth. Margaret Downey founded the Freethought Society (FS) and the Anti-Discrimination Support Network (ADSN) in 1993. In 1994 Margaret founded the Thomas Paine Memorial Committee. 

  • J.M. Dragunas

    J.M. Dragunas is a freelance illustrator currently working on his creator owned book L.C. Noir. He is best known for his contributions to the Little Nemo anthology, the 1001 Knights anthology, and for being the illustrator for Harry Potter: A Cinematic Gallery.

  • Tamara Duarte

    Tamara Duarte is perhaps best known for her heated love story with Fiona on the hit television series Degrassi: The Next Generation (Nickelodeon). She has just been announced as a recurring guest star on Wynonna Earp as Rosita Bustillos and is currently shooting the fourth season of Hard Rock Med.

  • Olivia Dudley

    Olivia Dudley is an actress who is known for her horror film roles such as Chernobyl Diaries, The Vatican Tapes, and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, for her television roles such as the Syfy fantasy series The Magicians, and for her work in the internet sketch group 5-Second Films.

  • Emma Dumont

    Emma Dumont is an actress, model, and dancer. She is best known for her roles as Melanie Segal in the ABC Family series Bunheads, as Emma Karn in the NBC series Aquarius, and as Lorna Dane/Polaris in the FOX series The Gifted.

  • Elonka Dunin

    Elonka Dunin is a professional game developer, writer, and cryptographer. A leading expert on the world's most famous unsolved codes, such as Kryptos at CIA Headquarters, she is also namesake for the Nola Kaye character in Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Lost Symbol.

  • Barbara Dunkelman

    Barbara Dunkelman is an actor/voice actor who is known for her voice roles in various Rooster Teeth Productions including Yang in RWBY, Jensen in Red vs. Blue, Nerris in Camp Camp, and ORF in X-Ray & Vav. She is also one of the main on-camera personalities at Rooster Teeth.

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  • Kara Eberle

    Kara Eberle is an American voice actress and Internet personality. She's most known for her role as Weiss Schnee in the award-winning anime series, RWBY. In addition to voice acting and interacting with fans, Kara works as an executive at Powerhouse Animation Studios, located in Austin, TX.

  • Claire M. Eddy

    Claire Eddy is a executive editor at Tor/Forge Books and has been with the company for over three decades. She began editing science fiction and fantasy early in her career and has has broadened her projects to include horror, historicals, and thrillers.

  • Scott Edgington

    Dr. Scott Edgington is a Planetary Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Sciences. He researches giant planet atmospheres. He is Cassini’s Deputy Project Scientist and Investigation Scientist for Composite Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. He has recently joined the Mars InSight mission.

  • Gigi Edgley

    Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Kringle Time, Enuattii, Diminuendo, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Peacekeeper Wars, Beastmaster, Lost World, Star Trek Continues, and Nexus.

  • Nick Eftimiades

    Nick Eftimiades in an author and lecturer. He's spent 34 years in US intelligence and diplomatic positions with several postings in Europe and Asia. Eftimiades authored books and number of scholarly articles on national security, technology and society, and outer space issues.

  • Jenn Ellis

    Jenn Ellis is co-founder of Twogether Studios and a designer who's worked with Fortune 500 countries across the world. Through Twogether Studios, Ellis creates games that bring people together, encouraging storytelling and creativity including Action Cats, Phoenix: Dawn Command, and more.

  • Jeff Ello

    Jeff Ello (aka "jello") is a filmmaker/technologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the latest technology, techniques and tricks for independent filmmakers and CG artists. He has developed solutions that power high-volume video production facilities, real-time visual effects and media distribution hubs. 

  • Larry Elmore

    Larry Elmore is one of the world's leading fantasy artists. His works have graced the covers of National Lampoon, Heavy Metal, and Dragon magazine, among others. He is best known for his covers for the original Dragonlance novels. Elmore makes Dragon Con an annual event.

  • Cary Elwes

    Cary Elwes is best known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Saw. Other notable films include Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Jungle Book, and Ella Enchanted. On TV, he has appeared in The X-Files, Psych and most recently, Stranger Things.

  • Robert Englund

    Robert Barton Englund actor, voice actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the infamous serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film and its seven sequels. Since 1973, Robert has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series.

  • Joanna Estep

    Joanna Estep is the critically acclaimed illustrator of such titles as The Fantastic Four (Marvel Comics), Bitch Planet (Image), Death Head (Dark Horse), and The Thrilling Adventure Hour (Boom!/Archaia). Her work has earned her the S.P.A.C.E. Prize, and nominations for Eisner and Harvey awards.

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  • Mike Faber

    Mike Faber is the founder and CCO of the geeky and ever expanding ESO Network. He hosts The Earth Station One and Earth Station Who podcasts. He teaches and mentors new podcasters on starting and producing new projects. The ESO Network celebrates all things sci-fi, fantasy and much, much more.

  • Bill Fawcett

    Bill Fawcett & Associates has packaged and edited over 400 Science Fiction novels, two Navy SEALs histories and other military titles. He co-authored Mycroft Holmes Mysteries and has written numerous non-fiction books, many on great mistakes in Hhistory. He was a founder of Mayfair Games and still designs board and computer games.

  • Dave Fennoy

    Dave Fennoy is perhaps best known for voicing Lee Everett from The Walking Dead game, Bluebeard from The Wolf Among Us, Vol'Jin from World of Warcraft, Gabriel Tosh from StarCraft 2, and General Pong Krell from Star Wars: Clone Wars.

  • Lou Ferrigno

    A world-renowned bodybuilder and actor, Lou Ferrigno has played many roles calling for someone really big, but none as famous as The Incredible Hulk. Since then, Ferrigno as appeared on Con Man, King of Queens, lent his voice to Adventure Time, and much more.

  • Aaron Fever

    Aaron Fever is a writer and comedian from Dublin, Ireland. He is currently the writer of multiple comic series, has previously co-written and performed a comedy sketch show, was the director of an animated short, co-hosts the podcast Fever Talk, and hosts the interview podcast series Aaron Fever Talks To.

  • Athena Finger

    Heiress to the Dark Knight, Athena Finger fought for her grandfather, Bill Finger, to receive co-credit recognition for Batman and won in 2015. She has been actively attending conventions as the historian of the creation of Batman, artist, and upcoming author.

  • Eric Flint

    Eric Flint's writing career began with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. His alternate history novel 1632 has led to a long-running series with over thirty novels and anthologies in print. He’s also written many other science fiction and fantasy novels. 

  • Quinton Flynn

    Quinton Flynn is most notable for providing the English voices of video game characters such as Raiden in the Metal Gear series, Croix in La Pucelle: Tactics, Axel in the Kingdom Hearts series, Reno in Final Fantasy VII and its sequels and prequels

  • Dan Fogler

    Dan Fogler is an actor, comedian, and writer. He has appeared in films Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and currently stars on The Walking Dead as Luke.

  • Francesco Francavilla

    Francesco Francavilla is known for his moody, pulpy brushwork, and brilliant colors. He has lent his artistic talents to covers for well-known comic titles Hellboy, Zorro, and many others. He is currently the series artist on Marvel's Black Panther, DC's Detective Comics, and the upcoming Swamp Thing.

  • Stephan Franck

    Stephan Franck is an award-nominated animator/writer/director/comic book creator. He was a supervising animator on the cult classic The Iron Giant, and contributed story to Despicable Me. Silver, his graphic novel debut under the Dark Planet Imprint, earned a nomination for the prestigious Russ Manning Award.

  • Matt Frank

    Matt Frank has become known in both Japan and America as the artistic "Kaiju King"! He has contributed covers and interiors to nearly every Godzilla comic published by IDW, as well as many Transformers titles. Frank has also worked on Power Rangers, Adventure Time, Gamera, Ultraman, Redman, and Mars Attacks!

  • Chandra Free

    Chandra Free is the artist/writer behind the graphic novel series, God Machine. She's the creator of the comics SKIN and Matilda TIKI, illustrator on books like John Carpenter’s Tales for A Halloween Night, Faye, Odie, Modern Dread, Fraggle Rock, and the Graphic Canon; and colorist for Mice Templar.

  • Esther Friesner

    Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is the author of over 40 novels, 200 short stories, and has edited numerous anthologies. Her best known, most popular works are the Chicks in Chainmail series (Baen Books) and the Princesses of Myth series (YA historical from Random House.)

  • Bryan Scott Fyffe

    Bryan Fyffe is a commercial illustrator focused on works rich in color and steeped in dark atmosphere. His work has been featured in publications from Dark Horse Comics to the galleries of Disney. He lives and works in Kansas City.

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  • Mark Gagliardi

    Mark Gagliardi is best known for the viral hit Drunk History and his work in The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly live hit show and podcast. He is a veteran of The Second City and National Lampoon, and works at Disneyland and Universal Studios as an actor and improvisation coach. 

  • Zach Galligan

    Zach Galligan made his debut in the MGM film Nothing Lasts Forever. His most notable role was as Billy Peltzer in Gremlins, which finished as the third highest grossing film in 1984. Other credits include Gremlins 2, Tales from the Crypt, Melrose Place, and Waxwork.

  • Dr. Charles E. Gannon

    Charles Gannon’s best-selling Caine Riordan novels are award finalists (Nebulax3, Dragonx2) and winners (Compton Crook). Current projects: The Broken World fantasy series, a 1632 novel with Eric Flint, and one set in John Ringo’s BTR universe. Gannon credits include games, TV/film, and an SME for national agencies/media.

  • Aimee Garcia

    Aimee Garcia is an award-winning actress, currently starring on the hugely popular series Lucifer, which recently moved to Netflix for its fourth season earlier this year. She previously appeared on Showtime’s hit Dexter as Jamie Batista. Her other credits include Trauma, The George Lopez Show, RoboCop, and more.

  • Andrew E.C. Gaska

    An author, designer, game-writer, and graphic novelist, Andrew Gaska is Senior Development Editor at Lion Forge Comics and franchise consultant to 20th Century Fox on POTA, ALIEN, and Predator. His work includes SPACE:1999, Buck Rogers, the new novel Death of the Planet of the Apes, and the ALIEN RPG.

  • Gawki

    Gawki is a bold illustrator of fantastical, surreal creatures and characters that spawn only from her brain soup. Ki is known for being in Spectrum 4 times, her interesting use of color, and for establishing the Drawtober art challenge with Vonnart where 2000 artists participated the first year.

  • Dr. Pamela L. Gay

    Dr Pamela L. Gay is an astronomer, technologist, and creative focused on using new media to communicate astronomy and space science. She is co-host of the award winning Astronomy Cast podcast, director of the CosmoQuest citizen science community, and still finds time to make science-related art on Twitch.

  • Maggie Geha

    Actor and model Maggie Geha is best known as Poison Ivy on Fox's Gotham. Geha has worked with Mark Wahlberg in Ted 2 and with Hugh Grant in The Rewrite. She will next be seen in the psychological thriller, The Harrow

  • Annie Stegg Gerard

    Annie Stegg Gerard has always loved to paint. Her art career began at 7 years old, when she had first art show at her school. Since then she has never stopped painting and has worked for clients across the world. 

  • Gil Gerard

    Gil Gerard has starred in numerous successful made-for-television movies as well as feature films. He is best-known to SF audiences as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers in the SF TV series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. His other roles include several movie and TV series appearances. 

  • Justin Gerard

    Most known for his work illustrating scenes from the works of JRR Tolkien, Justin Gerard's illustrations have also been used in films, games, magazines, and books by clients such as Disney, Penguin, Warner Bros., Sony, Harper Collins, Riot, and Blizzard.

  • Keith Giffen

    Keith Giffen is a comics artist and writer. He is best known for his work for DC Comics on their Legion of Super-Heroes and Justice League titles as well as for being the co-creator of Lobo. His next project (soon to be announced) is a dream come true for him.

  • Jared Gilmore

    Jared Gilmore’s career led to roles in both television and film including Mad Men and Hawthorne. On the big screen he starred in A Nanny for Christmas, The Back-Up Plan, Opposite Day, and Overnight. He is best known for his role in the series Once Upon a Time as Henry.

  • Caitlin Glass

    Caitlin Glass is an American voice actor and director, working in anime and video games since 2004. Notable roles include Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist), Haruhi (Ouran High School Host Club), and Cammy (Street Fighter IV & V). She currently portrays Mina Ashido in My Hero Academia and Vados in DragonBall Super.

  • Rick John Goldschmidt

    Rick Goldschmidt has been the official Rankin/Bass Productions historian/biographer for over 30 years and has authored six books. He worked with producer Arthur Rankin, Jr. who produced Thundercats, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Hobbit, and more! Rick appears around the country at conventions and has done award-winning panels.

  • Steve Gonsalves

    Steve Gonsalves is the lead investigator of TAPS for the Syfy Channel's hit show Ghost Hunters. He works alongside TAPS Founder Jason Hawes carrying out the upper management duties of the organization. Gonsalves has been a public speaker and educator about paranormal phenomena for more than 15 years.

  • Malcolm Goodwin

    Malcolm Goodwin, who hails from Brooklyn, New York, has had roles in various films and TV shows, such as American Gangster, Detroit 1-8-7, Leatherheads, The Longshots, Mississippi Damned, Breakout Kings, and Crazy on the Outside. He is best known for playing Clive Babineaux on iZombie.

  • Michael Gordon

    Michael Gordon is a writer, publisher, and podcaster. His creator-owed comic, Tiki Zombie, has been running for over five years. He has also written a variety of other books that can be found at Michael can also be heard saying, “Howdy!” on the weekly Earth Station One podcast.

  • Stacey Gordon

    Stacey Gordon is a puppeteer in Arizona, where she runs Puppet Pie, an art studio in downtown Phoenix dedicated to teaching puppeteering and puppet-building (and general silliness). She coordinates the programming for the Puppet Program at Gen Con every year and serves on the board of the Puppeteers of America.

  • Chris Gore

    Chris Gore runs and hosts the Film Threat Podcast. The author of The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, a filmmaker having produced My Big Fat Independent Movie. Gore has hosted shows on FX, Starz, IFC, and was on G4TV’s Attack of the Show.

  • Claudia Gray

    Claudia Gray is the New York Times bestselling author of Master and Apprentice, Leia: Princess of Alderaan, Bloodlines, Lost Stars, the Constellation series, the Firebird series, the Spellcaster series, and the Evernight series. She writes novels full-time and hopes to be able to do it forever.

  • Erin Gray

    Erin Gray is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Kate Summers in the situation comedy Silver Spoons and as Colonel Wilma Deering in the science fiction television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. For over two decades, Gray has performed in over a dozen feature films.

  • Kevin R. Grazier

    Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. is a NASA scientist, and is the science advisor for the series Another Life. Grazier was the Science Advisor for SyFy series Battlestar Galacitca (and others), and the features Gravity (and others). He is the co-author of the Hollyweird Science series of books.

  • Josh Greathouse

    Josh Greathouse is a master of color, a wizard of lines, a crafter of stories, and okay in the eyes of his cat. He's a comic and children's book artist, and is a featured artist of the Regular Show, Looking for a Group, and the children's book the Big Hit

  • Matt Green

    Director, producer, teacher, and FX artist Matt Green has directed ten feature films and created creature and physical FX on countless others. Green has over 33 years of professional experience in the film business and loves to teach the art and craft of film-making.

  • greendragon

    Stage director, public speaker and singer Kirsten Z Cairns is a senior staffer for Seen at events as a panelist for TORn, performer, or interviewing Hobbit cast members, Cairns brings her knowledge of literature, music, theatre, and all things fantasy to all her interactions with fans and celebs!

  • Sanford Greene

    Sanford Greene has worked in the comics and animation industry for almost 10 years. Greene is currently working on two creator owned projects: one called Rotten Apple published by Dark Horse Comics, and 1000 with MTV Entertainment. He has co-developed a young illustrated chapter novel called An Army of Frogs.

  • Rob Greenlee

    Rob Greenlee is VP, Content and Partnerships at, 2017 inductee into Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame and Co-hosts the New Media Show. Rob is responsible for managing relationships with all levels of podcast content creators. Libsyn hosts 62,000+ podcasts like Joe Rogan and Dan Carlin.

  • Terran Gregory

    Terran Gregory is a cinematic project director working for Blizzard Entertainment's Story and Franchise Development team. Since joining the company in 2006, he has been directing cinematics, cutscenes, trailers, and other media for World of Warcraft as well as other games in Blizzard's portfolio.

  • Mike Grell

    Mike Grell has brought his own creations and their worlds to life with a cinematic style of visual storytelling. Some of his more famed work includes: Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and The Warlord for DC Comics, as well as Starslayer, Jon Sable, Shaman’s Tears, Bar Sinister, and Maggie the Cat.

  • Clay and Susan Griffith

    Clay Griffith is a writer of fiction and comic books. He is the co-author of The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen and Arrow: A Generation of Vipers, official tie-in novels for the hit CW shows. He is also the co-creator of the Vampire Empire series.

  • Harvey Guillen

    Harvey Guillen is currently one of the leads in the new FX series dark comedy What We Do in the Shadows. Guillen previously appeared in The Magicians, Eye Candy, Huge, Little America, Room 104, The Good Place, Raising Hope, and more.

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  • Gene Ha

    Four-time Eisner Award winner Gene Ha is a comic artist best known for his collaboration with writer Alan Moore on Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners. He is currently working on his book, Mae, about a girl who follows her missing sister to a world of science and mystery

  • Chris Hamer

    Chris Hamer is an Atlanta artist who refers to himself as URBNPOP. He has worked on licensed property’s such as Star Wars, Marvel, Adventure Time, Mars Attacks, and Rick and Morty. Hamer is an accomplished painter and illustrator who has shown his work all over the world.

  • Robert E. Hampson

    Scientist, author, educator: Dr. Robert E. Hampson turns science fiction into science. His research team developed the first prosthetic for human memory using the brain's native neural codes. He advises SF/F writers, game developers and TV writers and is the most likely scientist to create a zombie apocalypse!

  • Yaya Han

    Yaya Han is a celebrated cosplayer and designer in the fandom community. Her licensed McCall patterns, cosplay fabric and trim collections as well as EVA foam in JOANN Fabric stores have given cosplayers world wide better access to key materials and opened the sewing/crafting industry to the cosplay market.

  • Scott Hanna

    An Eisner Award-winning artist in the graphic novel industry, Scott Hanna has been drawing and inking comic books for over 30 years. His work has been published in over 1,000 comics and graphic novels, and he’s inked over 23,000 pages of comics art.

  • Ian Harris

    Ian Harris, is one of the most brilliant and skeptical minds in comedy, with two one-hour TV specials, and considered one of the best impressionists in the business. His unique brand of comedy fueled by science and skepticism should not be missed.

  • Nicole Harsch

    Nicole Harsch and Mike Sakuta are the Crossed Swords. For over 20 years, their Crossed Swords Stage Combat Shows have been seen across the continental U.S. and Canada at renaissance festivals and science fiction conventions and, of course, previous Dragon Cons.

  • John G. Hartness

    John G. Hartness is an author, publisher, and podcaster from Charlotte, NC. He is the author of multiple novel series, co-founder and publisher of Falstaff Books, and a member of the Authors & Dragons podcast. He spends far too much time and money playing Magic: the Gathering.

  • Matthew Hawkins

    Matthew Hawkins loves to make things, fun things, innovative things, inspired things. Whimsical, animated, colorful and beautiful papertoys are his passion and priority. Transforming flat paper into 3D objects is still magic to him! Hawkins loves that toys bring families together and inspire kids to create!

  • Colton Haynes

    Colton Haynes landed the role of Jackson Whittemore in the 2011 MTV series Teen Wolf. Beginning in 2012, he was a recurring member on The CW's Arrow, playing Roy Harper, a street thug who idolizes the Arrow and later becomes his protegé, Arsenal

  • Tom Heintjes

    Tom Heintjes is the co-founder and publisher of the Eisner Award-winning Hogan's Alley magazine, one of the leading magazines on contemporary and classic cartooning. He is a former managing editor of The Comics Journal and for years wrote biographical essays for Will Eisner’s Spirit magazine for Kitchen Sink Press.

  • Erica Henderson

    Erica Henderson is a comic artist, writer, and animator. She's best known for her work on Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl with Adventure Time. Henderson is part of a new generation of female cartoonists bringing their own unique, expressive style to the traditionally male-dominated world of superhero comics.

  • Robert Hendrickson

    Since launching his career, Robert Hendrickson has created artwork for the entertainment, advertising and publishing worlds. Clients include, Lucasfilm, Disney, AMC, HBO and more. He has produced art for over a decade in the Star Wars universe seen worldwide in pages of Star Wars Insider, exclusive collectibles and apparel.

  • Brian Henson

    Brian Henson is the Chairman of The Jim Henson Company and an award-winning director, producer, and writer for film and television. He is also a technological innovator and skilled puppeteer. Credits include Farscape, Labyrinth, Muppet Treasure Island, Muppet Christmas Carol, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and The Happytime Murders.

  • Brian Herring

    Brian Herring is perhaps best known for his performance as BB-8 in Star Wars The Force Awakens (2015) as well as his work in Doctor Who, The Muppets, Hellboy II, Prometheus, and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and much more.

  • Tracy Hickman

    International and New York Times bestselling fantasy author Tracy Hickman is known for the Dragonlance series of fantasy novels and has over sixty books in print. He is a pioneer of New Media Publishing and is currently the Director of Story at THE VOID.

  • Leanna Renee Hieber

    Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of gothic, gaslamp fantasy novels for Tor and Kensington Books, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, The Eterna Files, Magic Most Foul, and The Spectral City series. An actress and playwright, Hieber has appeared on Boardwalk Empire and Mysteries at the Museum.

  • Kenneth Hite

    Kenneth Hite has written or designed 100+ RPG books, including Call of Cthulhu d20, Trail of Cthulhu, Bookhounds of London, the Delta Green RPG, The Fall of Delta Green, The Dracula Dossier, Night’s Black Agents, and Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

  • Bryce Hodgson

    Bryce Hodgson is best known for his role as Don Everhart on the hit CW series iZombie. Other television credits include Battlestar Galactica for SyFy and Supernatural and The Tomorrow People. On the big screen, Hodgson is known for appearances in X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand.

  • Bill Holbrook

    Bill Holbrook is the creator of the daily comic strips On the Fastrack, Safe Havens, and Kevin & Kell. The later debuted in 1995 and is the longest continually-running webcomic on the Internet. In 2016 he was nominated by the National Cartoonists Society for Best Webcomic (Short form).

  • Jesse J Holland

    Jesse J. Holland wrote the NAACP Image Award-nominated Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?novel and Star Wars-The Force Awakens: Finn's Story junior novel. He is currently editing Marvel's Black Panther: Worlds of Wakanda short story anthology as well as hosting the Saturday edition of C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

  • Greg Horn

    Greg Horn is an illustrator best known for his Marvel Comics covers. Currently, he is working on new variants for DC Comics’ Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1 with Unknown Comic Books and ComicXposure. Other recent projects include Marvel's Edge of Venomverse, Generations/ Legacy, Champions, Venom, and Avengers VS Zombies.

  • Greg Houser

    Greg Houser is known for his vocal work with companies like PetSmart, DuPont, American Express and many others. In anime, Houser has had the privilege to be a utility actors for titles such as Evangelion, Ikki Tousen, Shiki, Tales of Vesperia, and many others.

  • Dawn Humphrey

    Life-long performer Dawn Humphrey is a podcaster, critic, horror enthusiast, pop culture consumer, and a jack of many nerd activities.  Along with Jen Brown, she founded, produces and hosts the Women In Caskets podcast (part of the Bloody Disgusting Network).

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  • Samantha Inoue-harte

    Samantha Inoue-Harte is a 20 year veteran in the entertainment industry. She stars in the James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez Alita: Battle Angel movie, is a anime producer with two series on Netflix, and is most known as the voice of Chocobo from Final Fantasy Unlimited in her voice acting career.

  • Samantha Ireland

    Samantha Ireland is an award-winning actress as well as a writer, director, and producer. She is most known for her work with Rooster Teeth Productions voicing such characters as Nora Valkyrie from RWBY, The Flower Scouts from CAMP CAMP, and C.T. from Red Vs. Blue

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  • Mark Jackson

    Mark Jackson has most recently been cast as series regular Isaac in The Orville for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Other screen work includes performing with Paul Nicholas and Steve Huison in The Royal Today for ITV and various short films such as Peppermint and The Kissing Booth.

  • Mark Jacobs

    Mark Jacobs is a pioneer in online game development. With a career starting in the early 80s, he has more than two dozen titles to his credit, including the world’s third MUD, as well as one of the most successful MMORPGs of all time, Dark Age of Camelot.

  • Tim Jacobus

    Tim Jacobus is an American artist and illustrator best known for illustrating the covers for nearly 100 books in R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series. He has done over 300 book covers and paintings for various different series, novels, and video games.

  • James Jameson

    James Jameson worked on American Gods (Dark Horse) including photography, layouts, and portrays all the lead female characters, including Laura Moon and Zorya P.  She has also worked on Deadpool and The Power Rangers. She co-wrote The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish book. 

  • Georges Jeanty

    With such titles as Bishop the Last X-Man, Gambit, Weapon X and Deadpool for Marvel and Superman, Superboy, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern for DC in his portfolio, Georges Jeanty, a Miami native, now calls Atlanta home and has accumulated an impressive run in comics.

  • Paul Jenkins

    Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing, and building franchises for over 30 years in the graphic novel, film, and video game industries. Over the last two decades Paul has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of literally hundreds of world-renowned, recognizable entertainment icons.

  • E.K. Johnston

    E.K. Johnston is the New York Times bestselling author. Her books range from speculative fantasy and sci-fi (The Story of Owen, Prairie Fire, That Inevitable Victorian Thing), to fairy-tale reimaginings (A Thousand Nights, Spindle), and from a galaxy far, far away (Star Wars: Ahsoka).

  • Lindsay Jones

    Lindsay Jones is an actor/voice actor based in Austin, TX, and is known for her voice roles in various Rooster Teeth Productions including Ruby in RWBY, Kimball in Red vs. Blue, Space Kid in Camp Camp, and more. She is also one of the main on-camera personalities at Rooster Teeth.

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  • Joe Karg

    Joe Karg is an illustrator who has worked on the FX show Archer and whose client list includes Comedy Central, FOX and Viacom. He currently works as a program coordinator for design at The Art Institute of Atlanta and regularly freelances for Comedy Central producing album art and animated shorts.

  • Josh Keaton

    Josh Keaton is perhaps best known for his work on Hercules, General Hospital, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. He also voiced voiced Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. Recently, he stepped into the role of Shiro in the hit Dreamworks series Voltron Legendary Defender, out now on Netflix.

  • Bill Keel

    Astronomer Bill Keel, author of The Sky at Einstein's Feet and The Road to Galaxy Formation, has appeared at Dragon Con since 2004. He hosts annual overnight Live Astronomy sessions and has spoken on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in pop-culture universes, spy satellites, and astronomical tourism.

  • Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Since her first book debuted in 1993, Sherrilyn Kenyon has placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times in all genres, including manga and graphic novels, and has more than 70 million books in print worldwide. Her current series include: Dark-Hunters, Deadman’s Cross, and The League.

  • J. Gregory Keyes

    Greg Keyes is the author of 28 science fiction and fantasy novels, including The Age of Unreason quartet and Kingdoms of the Thorn and Bone. He has also written for Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, Pacific Rim, Babylon 5, The Elder Scrolls, and other media-related works.

  • Barry Kitson

    Barry Kitson has been a professional illustrator since the 1980’s, he has drawn most of the flagship characters of both DC and Marvel comics. Kitson continues to work on the creator-owned series Empire and is one of the main contributors to The Liberty Brigade.

  • Nancy Knight

    Nancy Knight is a novelist, editor, and screenwriter. Her latest screenplay, Evil Little Things, will be released this summer. As an editor, she's produced several titles. Her book, The Creative Writer, will be released this fall. She is in demand as a speaker and has taught workshops across the country.

  • Alethea Kontis

    Alethea Kontis is a voice actress and award-winning author of over 20 books. A former student of Jane Yolen, Andre Norton, and Orson Scott Card, Alethea is the host of Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow at Dragon Con. She lives on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie.

  • Martin Kove

    Martin Kove is best known for his role as Cobra Kai Sensei John Kreese in The Karate Kid. He reprised his role as Kreese in the 1986 hit sequel The Karate Kid, Part II, the 1989 sequel The Karate Kid, Part III, and the new series Cobra Kai.

  • Katherine Kurtz

    With her first Deryni Trilogy, Katherine Kurtz helped found the modern fantasy genre, and has more than a score of novels to her credit, along with nearly a dozen co-authored with others. Her first novel, Deryni Rising, is currently optioned and in development with Sony Entertainment for Columbia Pictures.

  • Robert Kurtzman

    For three decades Robert Kurtzman has been an icon in the world of special make-up, creature effects, and genre filmmaking. His award-winning, photo-realistic effects work can be seen in hundreds of movies including Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, franchises and television series. 

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  • Cheralyn Lambeth

    Cheralyn Lambeth is a professional costume/prop/puppet builder whose work includes feature films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Hunger Games), TV shows (Dinosaurs!, Homeland) and live properties (Avenue Q, Star Trek: The Experience). She is also the author of Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas and Creating the Character Costume.

  • Greg Land

    Greg Land has been a professional illustrator for 34 years, the past twenty- something as a comic book artist. Some past projects include The Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Mighty Avengers and The Ultimate Fantastic Four, The Uncanny X-Men, Monsters Unleashed, Sojurn, and Weapon X, among others.  

  • Eloy Lasanta

    Eloy Lasanta runs Third Eye Games, one of the most unique tabletop RPG companies, creating very different experiences than what can be found at most tables. With titles like Part-Time Gods 2E, Sins of the Father, and the Pip System, Eloy has created games that fit almost any gamer.

  • Shazad Latif

    Captivating and an immensely talented actor, Shazad Latif can most recently be seen in the CBS series Star Trek: Discovery. Additional recent credits for Latif include starring in Penny Dreadful and appearing in The Man Who Knew Infinity and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

  • Greg Lawson

    Born in Toronto, Ontario, Greg Lawson is a Canadian actor who is best known for his portrayal of Goodman in the miniseries Klondike and Dr. Emerson in Dawn Anna, as well as his recurring roles in Wynonna Earp, Heartland, and Blackstone.

  • J. Lee

    J. Lee is an actor, writer, and occasional musician who is known for playing Lt. John LaMarr on the Fox science fiction comedy television series The Orville. Lee landed his first industry job as the receptionist for Family Guy. Eventually became a writer for The Cleveland Show.

  • Jae Lee

    Eisner Award-winner Jae Lee is a Korean-American comic book artist, known for his dark style. In 1990, he became one of the youngest artists ever to work for a major publisher. His art can be seen in Stephen King's Dark Tower, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Marvel's The Inhumans, and Batman/Superman.

  • Cherami Leigh

    Cherami Leigh is best known to anime and gaming fans as Makoto Nijima/Queen (Persona 5), Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail), Asuna (Sword Art Online), A2 (Nier:Automata), Gaige (Borderlands 2), Sarada (Boruto), and the iconic Sailor Venus (Sailor Moon). She has also been featured on television and film, including Fast Food Nation.

  • Zachary Levi

    One of the most respected actors of his generation, Zachary Levi has become known for his captivating on screen presence. He is known for his roles in the fan-favorites Chuck, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tangled, Thor: the Dark World, and as the titular character in the highly-anticipated movie Shazam!

  • Molly Lewis

    Molly Lewis (aka Sweetafton23) is an internet musician who is known for her ukulele playing, playing both covers and original songs. Her original music consists of comedic songs about pop culture topics that trend towards the nerdy. Her first EP was I Made You A CD... But I Eated It.

  • Peter Linz

    Best known as Walter from the Disney feature films, The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, Peter Linz has had a long acting career in film and tv puppetry. His characters can be seen on Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, Between the Lions, 30 Rock, and many more.

  • Alex Lobato

    Alex Lobato is a writer and comic book creator. Some of Lobato's achievements include being the author and creator of Gateway Comics' Max Hunter and co-creating Scout Comics' Shadow Play, a comic that focuses on Bard and Joy, two ninth graders who embark on a mission in the Shadow Realm.

  • AJ LoCascio

    AJ LoCascio is best know as Prince Lotor in Dreamworks smash hit Voltron: Legendary Defender, Marty Mcfly in Back to the Future: The Game, Thunk Crood in the Dreamworks series Dawn of the Croods, and Han Solo in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.

  • Todd Lockwood

    Todd Lockwood's illustrations have appeared on New York Times bestselling novels, magazines, video games, TCGs, and RPGs. Todd's debut novel, The Summer Dragon, from DAW Books, was named by B&N and Amazon both to their shortlist of Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels of the Year.

  • Donal Logue

    Donal Logue is an actor, producer, and writer. His roles include The Tao of Steve, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, and the sitcom Grounded for Life. He portrayed detective Harvey Bullock in Fox's Gotham and had a recurring role in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Lt. Declan Murphy.

  • Leighann Lord

    Dr. Leighann Lord is a stand-up comedian and author. She has been seen on StarTalkRadio, Comedy Central, HBO, and The View. She was a national finalist in the ABFF-HBO Comedy Wings Competition. A nerd’s nerd, Leighann is a proud member of House Ravenclaw (with a dash of Slytherin).

  • Comfort Love

    Comfort and Adam are an award-nominated comic making duo. Creators of the acclaimed series The Uniques, Rainbow in the Dark, a massive how to book for Random House called The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, and Kitty Game (with artist Corinne Roberts).

  • George Lowe

    Cartoon Networks wildly popular Adult Swim block was built on the cult hit Space Ghost Coast to Coast which ran for a decade with legions of fans responsible for its success. George Lowe is the ad-libbing madman behind Space Ghost.

  • Hal Lublin

    One of the creators and co-hosts of We Got This with Mark and Hal on the Maximum Fun Network, Hal Lublin is an accomplished actor and improviser. Best known as Steve Carlsberg on Welcome to Night Vale, Lublin also plays Wide Wale and Manolo on The Venture Brothers.

  • Ant Lucia

    Very few alternate visions of established characters have captured the imaginations of fandom like the DC Comics Bombshells. When Ant Lucia unveiled his designs for such characters as Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Harley Quinn, and the rest in the series the popularity exploded!

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  • Jonathan Maberry

    Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He writes the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, and has his first Netflix series, V-WARS (starring Ian Somerhalder) debuting in December.

  • Jes Macallan

    Before her current series regular role in DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Jes Macallan starred in Mistresses. She also starred in the pilot Crash and Burn, and has guest-starred in numerous other series, including Red Band Society, NCIS: Los Angeles, Grey's Anatomy, Shameless, Justified, and The Protector.

  • Ralph Macchio

    Ralph Macchio starred in the Outsiders movie as Johnny, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, he also starred in Karate Kid 1 and 2, the new series Cobra Kai, as well as My Cousin Vinnie. He recently competed on Dancing With The Stars.

  • Erin Macdonald

    Dr Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series Dr Erin Explains the Universe. Her specialty is general relativity and spacetime in science fiction and she has found her home consulting with writers and teaching STEM through popular culture.

  • David Mack

    David Mack is an Emmy nominated, New York Times bestselling author and artist of Kabuki, writer of Daredevil, cover artist of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Jessica Jones, and Fight Club 2. He is the artist on Jessica Jones Netflix opening titles and Captain America The Winter Soldier film titles.

  • Peter Macon

    Peter Macon is an actor and voice-over artist who plays the role of Bortus the second officer aboard the The Orville. Macon is a veteran actor who has had recurring roles on the cable series Shameless and streaming series Bosch. He also starred in the cable movie High Moon.

  • Rebecca Mader

    Rebecca Mader is an English actress, best known for her roles as Charlotte Lewis in the ABC series Lost, as Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, on ABC's Once Upon a Time, and for her appearances in the Devil Wears Prada, Fringe, 30 Rock, and more.

  • Kevin Maguire

    Kevin Maguire is an artist/writer/creator primarily known for his 1987 debut series Justice League International with writers Keith Giffen and Marc DeMatteis. From there he was penciller on Adventures Of Captain America, Batman Confidential: The Cat and The Bat, Created Equal, and X-Men Forever with writer Fabian Nicieza.

  • Don Maitz

    The award winning imaginative art of Don Maitz has appeared on hundreds of publications worldwide and as concept art for two feature animated films. Maitz created the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. His A-Maitz-ing images have delighted audiences for over forty years.

  • Mari Mancusi

    Mari Mancusi is a multiple Emmy award-winning TV producer and author of more than two dozen sci-fi/fantasy books for kids, teens, and adults including Gamer Girl, the Scorched series, The Blood Coven Vampires, and her newest series, The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek, published by Disney Books

  • Brianne Marie

    Brianna Marie is co-owner of the Dungeons and Randomness podcast, as well as co-host on many other podcasts such as Good Morning Theria and The Buffy Breakdown. For the past year she has been handcuffed to her desk writing the setting book for Theria with her partner Jason Massey.

  • Jason Marsden

    You’ve seen Jason Marsden on Boy Meets World, Step by Step, and Full House and heard him in A Goofy Movie, Hocus Pocus, Spirited Away, Fairly Odd Parents, and Young Justice. He’s “that guy from that show,” having performed in film, television, video games, apps, for over 30 years!

  • Gail Z. Martin

    Gail Z. Martin writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, and Falstaff Books. Series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, the Assassins of Landria, the Night Vigil, and Deadly Curiosities.

  • Lee Martindale

    Lee Martindale is known for teaching writers’ workshops, editing the anthologies Such a Pretty Face and The Ladies Of Trade Town, and stories in anthologies edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Diana Paxson and more. Her short fiction currently appears in the collection Bard’s Road.

  • Jason Massey

    Jason Massey is professional Dungeon Master and a co-owner/host of the Dungeons and Randomness podcast. Since 2012, it has grown into a huge show and his full time profession. He has just finished writing a setting book for his campaign setting in Theria alongside his partner Brianna Marie.

  • David Mazouz

    David Mazouz first came to prominence for his lead role as mute Jacob "Jake" Bohm in the TV series Touch, but in 2014 he landed the role he is best known for: young Bruce Wayne in FOX's TV series Gotham.

  • Eddie McClintock

    Eddie McClintock is perhaps best known for his work as Pete Lattimer on Warehouse 13. He has also appeared as Special Agent Tim Sullivan on Bones and has guest-starred on Sex and the City, My Boys, Felicity, Friends, Less than Perfect, Better Off Ted, and The King of Queens.

  • CAPT Mark McDonagh

    Mark McDonagh is a physicist and retired Navy submarine force Captain who has been running the National Security Decision Making Game since 1990. He lectures extensively on contemporary geopolitical and military history topics, particularly WW II and the early Cold War, modern weapons technology and the history of submarine warfare.

  • Clint McElroy

    Clint McElroy is a podcaster, comic book writer and former radio personality known for The Adventure Zone, a role-playing podcast he launched with his sonsHe is also a New York Times bestselling author for The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins (2018) from First Second.

  • Travis McElroy

    Travis McElroy is a writer, producer and podcaster, known for My Brother, My Brother and Me; The Adventure Zone, and Trolls World Tour (2020). He is also a New York Times bestselling author for The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins (2018).

  • Paul McGillion

    Paul McGillion's television credits include Fox's 24, ABC's Once Upon a Time, AMC's award-winning drama The Killing, CW's The Flash, Netflix's Frontier, the cult classic The X-Files, and the hit sci-fi series Stargate Atlantis where he portrayed the loveable Scottish physician, Dr. Carson Beckett, for five seasons.

  • Rose McIver

    Rose McIver can currently be seen playing the lead character Liv Moore on CW's iZombie. She also recently played Tinkerbell in ABC's Once Upon a Time and has previously been seen on Masters of Sex, Petals on the Wind, The Lovely Bones, and more.

  • Mika McKinnon

    Mika McKinnon is a sci-fi scientist, disaster researcher, geophysicist, journalist, and irrepressibly enthusiastic about doom. Currently, she gleefully interjects truth for far stranger fiction for projects still within the veil of not-yet-aired secrecy and is a science communicator with work on BBC, New Scientist, io9, Gizmodo, Ars Technica, and others.  

  • Mike McKone

    Mike McKone’s first published work was for DC Comics’ Justice League of America and Marvel Comics’ Punisher series. In the years since he has illustrated almost every major character for the big two publishers, including lengthy runs on Teen Titans, Amazing Spider-Man, and Fantastic Four

  • Mark Meer

    Mark Meer stars as the voice of Commander Shepard, Blasto, Niftu Cal, the Vorcha, and more in Bioware's Mass Effect Trilogy. Other voice work includes the Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age series, Hinterland Studio's The Long Dark, 1980's horror homage Slayaway Camp, and Chapterhouse Studio's Captain Canuck animated series.

  • Travis Scott Merrill

    Travis Merrill, textile artist, specialty costume creator, combines 20 years working in professional theater as a crafts artisan, prop builder, and puppeteer into a career in the film and television. See his work in Macgyver, Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Live by Night, and Avengers Infinity War.

  • AJ Michalka

    AJ Michalka is an actress and platinum recording artist as one half of the band Aly & AJ. In addition to her film and television credits, Michalka has had a recurring role on the sitcom, The Goldbergs. She now reprises her role in spin-off series, Schooled.

  • Aly Michalka

    Aly Michalka is an actress and platinum recording artist as one half of the band Aly & AJ. She has appeared in the films Easy A, Bandslam, Sequoia, and Weepah Way for Now, among others. Her television credits include iZombie, Hellcats, and Two and a Half Men.

  • Sarah Milkovich

    Dr. Sarah M. Milkovich is the Science Operations Team Chief for the Mars 2020 Rover at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sarah specializes in the science operations of robotic spacecraft, bridging the science and engineering teams. She has previously worked on Mars Phoenix, Cassini-Huygens, Mars Science Laboratory, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

  • Amanda Miller

    You can currently hear Amanda Miller as Sailor Jupiter in the Viz dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, as Boruto Uzumaki in Boruto: Naruto the Movie and TV series, Mikage in Durarara!!x2, Menchi in Hunter x Hunter, and as Ride in Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans on Toonami.

  • Max Mittelman

    Max Mittelman has been entertaining audiences since high school, but you're likely most familiar with his work as the voice of Saitama (One-Punch Man), Ryuji Sakamoto (Persona 5), Plagg (Miraculous Ladybug), and King (Seven Deadly Sins). He also voices Harry Osborn (Disney XD's Marvel's Spider-Man) alongside best friend Robbie Daymond.

  • Rebecca Moesta

    Rebecca Moesta has written novels in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Junior Jedi Knights series, and with husband Kevin J. Anderson, she wrote the Crystal Doors trilogy, fourteen Young Jedi Knights novels, six novelizations, lyrics for two rock CDs, graphic novels, and pop-up books.

  • Karl Moline

    Karl Moline is a comic book artist and the co-creator (along with Joss Whedon) of Fray. He has also provided the Fray-centric storyline in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season eight: "Time of Your Life." Moline has pencilled the Willow one shot named Goddesses and Monsters and the Riley one shot.

  • Mikal Mosley

    Mosley is a designer/creator of professional stagewear and cosplay costumes for clients and celebrities, including various WWE Superstars, rappers and NFL football players. In addition to creating more than 350 unique costumes from a variety of genres, he also designs and fabricates props for stage plays and television shows.

  • Dean Motter

    Dean Motter is an artist/writer and designer, best known for the comics sensation Mister X, has created works for DC, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics. His Vertigo mini-series, Terminal City was nominated for Eisner and Kurtzman Awards. He is also known for his graphic novel The Prisoner: Shattered Visage.

  • Anson Mount

    Anson Mount is known for his television roles as fictional character Cullen Bohannon in the AMC western drama series Hell on Wheels, Jim Steele on the short-lived NBC series Conviction, the Marvel Comics superhero Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans, and Captain Christopher Pike in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.

  • Robin R Murphy

    Dr. Robin R. Murphy is a professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University and author of over 150 papers and books, including Robotics Through Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence Explained Through Six Classic Robot Short Stories. She writes about science fiction/fact for Science Robotics and

  • Sabutai Musashi

    Sabutai Musashi is the current Grandmaster of Ninkage ryu bujutsu; a Japanese martial arts system that includes empty-handed study such as Aikijutsu, weapons study, such as Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu, and internal arts. Grandmaster Musashi and his students have provided exciting demonstrations of Ninkage ryu at DragonCon since 2005.

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  • Ted Naifeh

    Comics creator Ted Naifeh is responsible for many dark, delicious worlds. These include the gothic romance Gloomcookie (with Serena Valentino), Courtney Crumrin (optioned for a movie by DreamWorks in 2007), and the all-ages Polly and the Pirates. Currently he is illustrating The Good Neighbors by bestselling author Holly Black.

  • Bobby Nash

    When not wandering around the con, star struck, award-winning author Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, graphic novels, and more. Nash is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. 2019 will be his 31st Dragon Con.

  • Fabian Nicieza

    Fabian Nicieza has written and created dozens of characters for Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. The list of titles Nicieza has written form a diverse cross-section of the most successful franchises in modern pop culture, including Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Superman, Batman, and Justice League.

  • Larry Niven

    Larry Niven is an American science fiction author. His best-known work is Ringworld (1970), which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. Other works include The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer, Footfall, Neutron Star, The Gripping Hand, Protector, and many more.

  • Nooligan

    HaiNaNu "nooligan" Saulque is an artist, comic creator, and graphic designer based in Sacramento, Ca.  From the cartoons of his youth to films he missed by decades, from golden age comics to classic newspaper strips, you will find a creator who has immersed himself in what he loves.

  • Cary Nord

    Cary Nord is the award-winning artist of comic books and graphic novels such as Daredevil, X-Men, and Conan The Barbarian. Throughout his career Cary has drawn virtually every major character in comics, having worked on Superman, Wolverine, Mutant X, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Thor, and Star Wars.

  • Jody Lynn Nye

    Jody Lynn Nye has written dozens of books and over 160 short stories, most of them with a humorous bent. Her latest books are Rhythm of the Imperium (Baen), Moon Tracks (with Travis S. Taylor, Baen), and Myth-Fits (Ace). She also teaches the annual Dragon Con Two-Day Writers Workshop.

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  • Rockne S O'Bannon

    Television writer, screenwriter, and producer Rockne S. O'Bannon prides himself on creating "shows that truly aren't like anything else" and pushing the boundaries of the science fiction genre. He has created five original television series (Farscape, seaQuest, Defiance, Cult, and Alien Nation).

  • Ty Olsson

    Ty Olsson is the man in everything. He is best known for his role as Benny Lafitte the Vampire in Supernatural. He currently plays Nyko on CW's The 100. He has had great character roles on Battlestar Galactica, V, Eureka, Falling Skies, Continuum, Arrow, Dirk Gently, and iZombie

  • Kurt Opsahl

    Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. In addition to representing clients on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law, Opsahl counsels on EFF projects and initiatives. 

  • Zu Orzu

    Zu Orzu is an artist and animator who has worked on the DC Comics series Cover. Along with coloring the series, she did the art for the first issue's variant cover and is also the cover artist for Valiant Comics on titles such as X-O Manowar and Punk Mambo.

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  • George Pérez

    George Pérez is an illustrator and writer of comic. Along with John Byrne, he was arguably the most popular and influential artist in American comic books in the 1980s. He primarily illustrates superhero comics and is known for his clean, dynamic, yet ornate style.

  • Yanick Paquette

    Yanick Paquette began his career as a comic book illustrator in the United States in 1994. He worked for Topps, Marvel and DC Comics, illustrating titles including Wonder-Woman, Superman, Batman, Avengers, JLA, X-Men, Wolverine Weapon X, Terra Obscura, Seven Soldiers, and New 52 Swamp Thing.

  • Dan Parent

    Dan Parent is a comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics. He has also written and/or illustrated for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Felix the Cat Productions, Mattel, IDW, Boom, Valiant Comics, Chapterhouse comics, and Harpercollins to name a few.

  • Lana Parrilla

    Lana Parrilla was a regular cast member in the fifth season of the ABC sitcom Spin City from 2000 to 2001. She later starred in Boomtown, Windfall, Swingtown, Miami Medical, and 24. Recently, Parrilla starred as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in the ABC fantasy drama series, Once Upon a Time.

  • Jamie Pearce

    Jamie Pearce has been involved in the paranormal for over 20 years, has published seven books in her Historic Haunts series, has conducting hundreds of investigations, has been on numerous paranormal television shows, and is working on her PhD in Parapsychology.

  • Ethan Peck

    Actor Ethan Peck is best known for his roles in the movies The Sorcerer's Apprentice and In Time, and the series 10 Thing I Hate About You and Star Trek: Discovery. In addition, Peck has lent his voice to Halo 4, Halo 5: Guardians, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

  • Bob Pendarvis

    Bob Pendarvis taught the very first comics and animation illustration classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design, going on to create the school's Sequential Art BFA and MFA programs. He is currently working on a series of art education graphic novels designed to inspire girls to be artists.

  • Mark Pennington

    Mark Pennington's art career started at Hasbro designing GI Joe action figures. Three years later moved on to freelance art, inking comics for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and various others. He also illustrated for gaming cards, children's books, educational books and is currently illustrating Carson of Venus, a weekly strip.

  • Sean Pertwee

    Sean Pertwee consistently captivates audiences with his compelling performances in a variety of roles that span film, television, and stage including his portrayal of Alfred Pennyworth in the hit television series Gotham and as Sgt. Harry G. Wells in Dog Soldiers.

  • Diana Peterfreund

    Diana Peterfreund is the author of over two dozen books for adults, teens, and children, including the Omega City series for kids, the Killer Unicorns series for teens, the upcoming Clue novels, and the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion: For Darkness Shows the Stars.

  • Mike Phirman

    Mike Phirman attended UCLA where he met Chris Hardwick, a fellow comedy enthusiast with whom you began performing silly musical acts under the name Hard 'n Phirm. Together, they've made an album, driven through a lot of corn, and taped a Comedy Central Presents special that they feel went not-too-badly.

  • Lan Pitts

    Atlanta born Lan Pitts has been working in comics professionally for over a decade, most recently contributed to BOOM! Studios' WWE series as well as his own creator-owned comics Beast Heart Strikers with Joe Hunter and Kill Queen with Liana Kangas.

  • Van Allen Plexico

    Van Allen Plexico is the multi-award-winning author of more than twenty novels including the Sentinels superhero novel series and the Shattering space opera series, plus the best-selling crime novel VEGAS HEI$T, and military SF such as ALPHA/OMEGA, and the Cold Lightning comic book series.

  • Ken Plume

    Ken Plume runs FRED Entertainment where he hosts the interview series A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume, has produced animation and podcasts, produced Milius, co-authored There's A Zombie In My Treehouse, and is the co-author of Go Team Venture: The Art & Making Of The Venture Bros.

  • Robert W Pope

    Cartoonist, animator and comic book artist Robert Pope currently draws Looney Tunes for DC comics and the Peanuts gang for BOOM and Simon Spotlight. Thirty years in comics and animation, he has drawn Scooby-Doo, The Powerpuff Girls, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Johnny Bravo, Foster’s Home, and more.

  • Benny R Powell

    Benny Powell is a publisher, writer, and artist most known for the hit White Widow comic. He also is the creator and/or writer for Wayward Legends, Darchon, AMPED, Duel Identity, Wayward Sons, Markiplier, and a dozen more. He began his career in the mid 90's at Marvel.

  • Jenna M Powell

    Jenna Powell started out at Red Giant Entertainment as an assistant editor and worked her way up the ladder. She was next a Production Assistant, then became the Production Director and is now the editor for all of the Red Giant Entertainment and Absolute Comics Group lines of comics.

  • Tim Powers

    Award-winning Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels including Hide Me Among the Graves, Three Days to Never, Declare, Anubis Gates, Last Call, and On Stranger Tides, which inspired the feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

  • Andy Price

    Since issue one, Andy Price has been the lead pencil/ink artist for the incredibly successful and record breaking My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book from IDW Publishing. MLP broke the 100,000 pre-sale mark, the first independent book to beat out DC or Marvel in 9 years!

  • Jessie Pridemore

    Jessie Pridemore is a 20 year veteran of the cosplay community. She has made costumes for several video game studios, some of which include: Blizzard, Capcom, Ubisoft, Gungho, Amazon, and many others. She also does videos with Nerdist and Machinima. In 2017, she was a contestant on Syfy's Cosplay Melee.

  • Dominique Provost-Chalkley

    Dominique Provost-Chalkley began dancing and acting at the age of 4 after she quickly discovering her passion for all performing arts. Her favorite project to date is filming Wynonna Earp where she plays Wynonna's younger sister Waverly. Other credits include 12 MonkeysMurdoch Mysteries, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

  • James Pruett

    James Pruett is the Publisher of Scout Comics and writer/creator of Mindbender and the upcoming Midnight Sky series which will premiere at Dragon Con with a special very limited edition Foil Variant edition. He  brings extensive industry experience stretching over two decades.

  • Joe Pruett

    A noted comic book editor, publisher, and writer with over 25 years of experience, Joe Pruett has been nominated for numerous Eisner and Harvey awards for his work, including Best Editor, Best Short Story, and multiple nominations for the anthology Negative Burn.

  • Shannon Purser

    Shannon Purser burst onto the scene with her scene stealing, fan favorite role of Barb on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. She has not stopped working since and has appeared in Riverdale, Life of the Party, Wish Upon, and as the lead in Sierra Burgess is a Loser

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  • Jack Quaid

    Jack Quaid, the son of actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, made his acting debut with a minor role in the science fiction film The Hunger Games. Quaid went on to play the leading role of a vigilante in the Prime Video superhero series The Boys.

  • DJ Qualls

    DJ Qualls is one of the most recognizable actors working today. He has a huge fanbase of his roles including the movies Road Trip, The New Guy, The Core, and even Hustle and Flow. He has been an icon of TV with his roles on Supernatural and on ZNation.

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  • Cat Rambo

    Cat Rambo’s 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld Magazine, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She is an Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee. Her most recent works include Hearts of Tabat, Neither Here Nor There, and Moving from Idea to Finished Draft.

  • Trina Ray

    Trina Ray is an Investigation Scientist for the ice penetrating radar instrument on NASA’s newest flagship mission - Europa Clipper. She worked on the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn (JPL/NASA) for over 20 years, specializing in Titan, and is an active public speaker, invited to give many talks around the nation.

  • Brian Reber

    Brian Reber is a professional colorist who has worked on over 80 different series for Marvel, DC, TopCow, Image and Valiant. He has worked on titles such as Batwing, Runaways, X-factor, New Mutants, and X-Men Legacy. He is currently an exclusive artist under Valiant Comics.

  • James Remar

    James Remar is an actor and voice artist. He has played Richard in Sex and the City, Ajax in The Warriors, Albert Ganz in 48 Hrs., and Harry Morgan in Dexter. In 2017, Remar was cast as Peter Gambi on the superhero drama Black Lightning.

  • Rob Retiano

    Rob Retiano is an all around illustrator with a love for comics and the drive to want to work in the industry since his childhood. He has worked on Junior High Horrors, indie comic Jeff The Yeti, and has had art created for Upper Deck, musicians, and more.

  • Dustin Rhodes

    Ever since the WWE Universe, everyone has come to know the dangerous decadence of the man in gold. And it’s safe to say that they will truly never forget his name: Dustin Rhodes FKA Goldust. Goldust is a twisted enigma wrapped in a package of many surprises.

  • Kim Rhodes

    Actress Kim Rhodes is most known for her portrayal Sheriff Jody Mills on Supernatural and for the brief lived spinoff, The Wayward Sisters. She is also known as Ensign Lydnsey Ballard in "Ashes to Ashes" episode of Star Trek Voyager.

  • Sara Richard

    Illustrator Sara Richard is best known for her work on My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms, and the Eisner nominated book Kitty and Dino. In 2018, Sara collaborated with Eisner winner Franco to create The Ghost, The Owl, published by Action Lab.

  • Afua Richardson

    Afua Richardson is a Native/African American comic creator best known for her work on Top Cow's genius. Richardson is the artist of Marvel's new Blade series, All Star Batman, and Attack on Titan's American anthology. She is the singer and flute player in the band Waking Astronomer.

  • Roy Richardson

    Roy Richardson has worked for all the major publishers. Currently, he is the inker of the new sci-fi series Captain Ginger from Ahoy Comics. He is also the inker/letter/colorist for the Mary Worth comic strip, over his wife June Brigman's pencils.

  • Riddle

    Riki Lecotey, known by Riddle, is an internationally recognized cosplayer who has been cosplaying for over 15 years. While she continues to cosplay, she has transferred the skills she learned into working on films such as Infinity War and Marvel's Endgame as a specialty set costumer.

  • Rebecca Riggs

    Rebecca Riggs, best known as Commandant Mele-on Grayza in the Saturn Award winning Farscape. She appeared in many Australian television series: Backberner, All Saint’s, Day of the Roses, Medivac, and Fire. She has decades of experience on the stage with the Bell Shakespeare Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Darwin Theatre Company.

  • John D. Ringo

    John Ringo is an science fiction and military fiction author. He has had several New York Times bestsellers. To date, he has over seven million copies of his books in print, and his works have been translated into seven different languages. 

  • Richard Rivera

    Richard Rivera is the writer/creator of several comic book series including Stabbity Bunny, Scout Comics best selling title. Other titles include Shadow Play, Stabbity Ever After, currently published by Scout, and Wild Bull and Chipper as well as Storm Pirates which are in production for Scout Comics.

  • Corinne Roberts

    Corinne Roberts writes and illustrates the ongoing web comic series Out and About. She has written/illustrated Trip to Trekka and Imaginary Sea 1,2,3! Along with her books, she illustrated the web comic, Kitty Game and the card game, Unreal Estate. She is releasing/announcing two more comics in 2019.

  • Jake "The Snake" Roberts

    Jake "The Snake" Roberts, is an American actor and semiretired professional wrestler. Throughout his career he was known for his intense and cerebral promos, his dark charisma, his extensive use of psychology in his matches, and his invention and use of the DDT finishing move.

  • Stephen K Robinson

    As a NASA Astronaut, Dr. Stephen Robinson flew on four space shuttle missions, including three spacewalks, visited the ISS twice, and has extensive expertise in spacecraft systems, human/systems integration, operational safety, space robotics, aerodynamics, and fluid physics. He has received numerous awards, including NASA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal.

  • Sebastian Roche

    Sebastian Roché is a Scottish-French actor and screenwriter. He is known for his roles as Kurt Mendel in Odyssey 5, Thomas Jerome Newton in Fringe, Balthazar in Supernatural, Mikael in both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, and Reichsminister Martin Heusmann in The Man in the High Castle.

  • Rogue

    Rogue is the lead singer, song writer, front-man, and founder of the band the Cruxshadows. With close to 200 song-writing credits, over 20 CDs, several chart-topping hits in Europe and the U.S., and well over a thousand live performances all over the globe.

  • Noemi Romero

    Noemi Romero is a traditional sculptor for maquettes and toy prototypes. She enjoys hand making all her pieces in clay, with includes armature building, sanding, molding, and casting. She has worked for Disney TV and DreamWorks TV, including developing the Dragon Con baby dragon resin toy prototype. 

  • Don Rosa

    Writing and drawing $crooge McDuck and Donald Duck comics for international publishers for 30 years has made Don Rosa one of the world’s best known cartoonists. American comics fans are mostly familiar with his most famous work, the Eisner Award winning Life and Times of $crooge McDuck series.

  • Will Rosado

    Will Rosado started his career at Marvel Comics drawing his favorite childhood book, GIJOE, and later DC Comics. His work can also be found in the pages of Detective Comics, Nightwing, Robin, Birds of Prey, Superman One Million, Flash, Deathstroke, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 2, Incidentals, Noble, and Summit.

  • Jacob Rougemont

    Jacob Rougemont is a comic book writer and researcher and is a member of Marvel's Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe writing team. He has worked on other series such as the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Official Index to the Marvel Universe.

  • Andy Runton

    Andy Runton is the creator of the breakout all-ages series of graphic novels, Owly, starring an owl who's always searching for new friends. Relying on a mixture of symbols and expressions to tell his silent stories, Runton's heartwarming style has made him a favorite of both fans and critics alike.

  • Matt Ryan

    Matthew Ryan is perhaps best known for portraying John Constantine in NBC's Constantine and The CW's Arrowverse and along with his current adaptation on Legends of Tomorrow, and voicing the character in the 2017 film Justice League Dark and its CW Seed spin-off web series Constantine: City of Demons.

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  • Noel Saabye

    With 25 years in the animation industry, Noel Saabye has had the opportunity to work with some exciting companies that include Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Disney, PBS, Mattel and Activision. Saabye continues to work as an animator and has his hands in several recent independent comic book titles.

  • Mike Sakuta

    Nicole Harsch and Mike Sakuta are the Crossed Swords. For over 20 years, their Crossed Swords Stage Combat Shows have been seen across the continental U.S. and Canada at renaissance festivals and science fiction conventions and, of course, previous Dragon Cons.

  • Symphony Sanders

    Symphony Sanders is an actress who voices Tamika Flynn in Welcome to Night Vale. Her first appearance was in the live show titled The Librarian (although this was not released publicly until after multiple other podcast appearances). Her first podcast appearance was in Old Oak Doors Part A.

  • Brandon Sanderson

    Literary Guest of Honor Brandon Sanderson’s novels are the Mistborn books, The Stormlight Archive, which includes the Dragon Award winning Oathbringer, his most recent bestseller The Rithmatist, and Steelheart, among others. He completed the final volumes of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and is published in 35 languages. 

  • Mark Dos Santos

    Mark Dos Santos credits include A Train Called Love from Dynamite Entertainment, Imperial for Image Comics, Eureka! for Boom Studios. and Lark’s Killer for FIRST Comics. In the literary world he has illustrated Icarus, A Hero By Any Other Name and Apollo’s Daughters for Silence in the Library.

  • Fabrice Sapolsky

    Fabrice Sapolsky edits, designs, draws and, of course, writes. He the co-creator of Spider-Man Noir and is known for known for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Spider-Geddon: Spider-Man Noir. He has many projects in development and likes the quote: “To Be Continued."

  • Richard Saunders

    Richard Saunders starred as the Skeptical Judge on the TV show The One: The Search for Australia's Most Gifted Psychic. He is the host of the weekly podcast The Skeptic Zone, in its 11th year. An origami expert and children’s author, CSI Fellow, and life member of Australian Skeptics.

  • Robert J. Sawyer

    Robert J. Sawyer has won the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, all for best science-fiction novel of the year. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his Aurora Award-winning novel of the same name, and he was one of the writers for that program.

  • Allison Scagliotti

    Allison Scagliotti is an actress who is best known for her roles as Mindy in Drake and Josh and Claudia Donovan in the SyFy television series, Warehouse 13. Other notable roles include One Tree Hill, CSI, Zoey 101, Stitchers, Eureka, Smallville, and many more.

  • Randal L. Schwartz

    Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl programming language, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books on the subject, and over 250 magazine articles. Schwartz hosts the successful FLOSS Weekly podcast, covering Free/Libre Open Source Software by interviewing the project leaders and legends in the industry. 

  • Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph Scrimshaw is a critically acclaimed comedian and writer who has brought his "geek flavored" comedy to w00tstock, the San Francisco SketchFest, Chicago Improv Festival, Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruiseCrazy, Dragon Con, and more. He is currently a contributing writer for RiffTrax.

  • Melanie Scrofano

    Melanie Scrofano is best known for the titular role on Syfy’s modern Western drama Wynonna Earp. She has multiple credits in the sci-fi/horror genre. With notable roles in the Saw franchise and recent RoboCop reboot, she has also appeared on popular series such as Designated Survivor, Supernatural, and Warehouse 13. 

  • Catherine M. Scully

    Cat Scully is a writer, illustrator, and artist. She is the author of comic-novel Jennifer Strange, which released July 2019. She's illustrated maps and characters for publishers like Random House, Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, Knopf, Disney Hyperion, Scholastic, and more. She works at Haverhill House Publishing as a Marketing Designer.

  • William Shatner

    William Shatner is an actor and novelist who gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, in the television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films.

  • Mark A. Sheppard

    Mark Sheppard is a British-American actor and musician. He is known for his recurring roles as the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.

  • Scott Sigler

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler is the creator of 15 novels, six novellas, and dozens of short stories. He gives away his stories as weekly, serialized, audiobooks, with over 40 million episodes downloaded. Scott launched his career by releasing his novels as author-read podcasts.

  • Anthony Simcoe

    Anthony Simcoe is a graduate of Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). He is best known in Australia for his role as Steve Kerrigan in The Castle and better known throughout the rest of the world for his portrayal of D’Argo on Farscape.

  • Marc Singer

    A star of both television and feature films, Marc Singer's popularity stems from such title roles as The Beastmaster in the three original films of that name, and his portrayal of Mike Donovan in the three acclaimed sci-fi TV epics V, V: the Final Battle, and V: the Series.

  • Samantha Smith

    Samantha Smith is best known as Mary Winchester in the wildly popular show, Supernatural, which recently celebrated its 300th episode. Samantha has been a recurring character for multiple seasons. She has also had guest appearances on Rizzoli & Isles and Criminal Minds. Her film work includes Jerry Maguire and Transformers.

  • Thomas E. Sniegoski

    Thomas E. Sniegoski is a New York Times bestselling author of books for adults, children, and teens. He is also a comic book scripter who has worked for just about every major comic book publisher and is the author of the ground-breaking teen series The Fallen.

  • Anne Sowards

    Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Random House. Some of the great authors she works with include New York Times bestsellers Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Ilona Andrews, Taylor Anderson, Anne Bishop, Rachel Caine, Jack Campbell, Karen Chance, and Stephen R. Donaldson.

  • Eric P. Spana

    Eric Spana is a biology professor at Duke University specializing in genetics and molecular biology who explains the unusual and fantastic occurrences in science fiction, fantasy, and video games using the biological mechanisms already identified on Earth. Sometimes he has to point out the really, really bad science, too.

  • Austin St. John

    Austin St. John starred as Jason Lee Scott, Red Ranger in one of the most iconic, groundbreaking, live-action children’s television series of all time: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Austin will be signing at the J&J Collectibles Booth #2521 & 2523.

  • Michael Stackpole

    Michael A. Stackpole is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning novelist, graphic novelist, podcaster, game designer, computer game designer, and screenwriter. He has worked in the franchise worlds of Conan, Star Wars, BattleTech, ShadowRun, Dark Conspiracy, World of Warcraft, and Magic: The Gathering.

  • Kyle Starks

    Kyle Starks has, the longest tenured writer and occasional artist of Oni Press's Rick and Morty. He is well known for his action-comedies, like Kill Them All and his two Eisner nominated books Sexcastle and Rock Candy Mountain both from Image Comics

  • Joe Staton

    Joe Staton has been in comics since 1971. He has an Inkpot, an Eisner, and three Harveys. He's co-created E-Man, The Huntress, Omega Men, and lots of Green Lanterns. He's been drawing the Dick Tracy comic strip for the last eight years.

  • Kim Steadman

    Kim Steadman is a system engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Currently she is a Tactical Uplink Lead for the Curiosity Rover and a Science System Engineer for the Mars 2020 Rover. Her job is to enable science while keeping the rover safe and happy.

  • Mark Steger

    As an actor and choreographer, Mark Steger has worked in feature films, television, and live performance, creating characters with unique physicality and emotion. His work includes Stranger Things, American Horror Story, World War Z, The Pact, I Am Legend, At The Devil's Door, and Stan Against Evil

  • Amie Stepanovich

    Amie Stepanovich is U.S. Policy Manager and Global Policy Counsel at Access Now, where she works to protect human rights in laws and policies involving technologies and their use. Stepanovich manages and develops the organization's U.S. policy and leads global projects at the intersection of human rights and government surveillance.

  • Tj Sterling

    TJ Sterling is the President and Lead Artist of RAE Comics. He has worked for Marvel, Dark Horse, and Aspen Comics. Currently he is producing his creator owned series Okemus, a sci-fi martial art action story. Dragon Con is one of TJ's favorite cons! He looks forward to 2019's show.

  • E.J. Stevens

    E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series, the Spirit Guide young adult series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the Whitechapel Paranormal Society Victorian horror series. Her books are available worldwide in multiple languages.

  • Yale Stewart

    Yale Stewart is a cartoonist from St. Louis, MO, who's best known for his long-running and award-winning webcomic JL8, which explores the lives of the Justice League as a class of third-graders! He's also known for his commission work, as well as freelance work for Marvel, Image, BOOM! and Dynamite.

  • S.M. Stirling

    S.M. Stirling was born in France. His latest books are The Sea Peoples (October, 2017), Black Chamber (July 2018) and The Sky-Blue Wolves (October, 2018). His hobbies include history, anthropology, archaeology, and travel. He also pursued the martial arts, until knees.  

  • William Stout

    William Stout is an American fantasy artist and illustrator with a specialization in paleontological art. His paintings have been shown in over seventy exhibitions, including twelve one-man shows. He has worked on over thirty feature films, doing everything from storyboard art to production design.

  • Steven Strait

    Continuing to emerge as one of Hollywood's most engaging and sought after talents, Steven Strait is currently starring as Jim Holden, the lead on the hit SyFy series The Expanse, which is moving to Amazon for its fourth season. Steven was previously seen on the Starz hit series Magic City

  • Joonas Suotamo

    With childhood interests in music, arts, and movies Joonas Suotamo studied film and video. He was a body double for Chewbacca, played by Peter Mayhew, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and played the role for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the Solo spinoff film.

  • Dana Swanson

    Dana Swanson is a voice actor, musician, game reviewer, and person who improvises too much from Atlanta, GA. She provides the talky-parts of Toonami’s SARA, Dark Ages’ Malison, and Glenn’s Wife on Squidbillies while also recording music and voice nonsense for various other Adult Swim projects.

  • Jamy Ian Swiss

    Jamy Ian Swiss is a magician, author, and public speaker. Television appearances include CBS's 48 Hours, PBS's Nova, The Today Show, and The Late, Late Show. He is the author of books including three collections of essays. Swiss has been a founder, fellow, or advisor to four major skeptic organizations.

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  • Billy Tackett

    With an art career spanning 25 years, over 200 of Billy’s illustrative works have been published. His “splatter” technique is what’s getting attention these days though. By dipping his fingers into paint and flicking it onto the canvas he’s able to capture an image without the use of brushes!

  • George Takei

    With an acting career spanning six decades, George Takei, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek, has more than 30 feature films and hundreds of television guest-starring roles to his credit.

  • Dave Tango

    Dave Tango has worked with TAPS for the past several years on the Syfy Channel's hit show Ghost Hunters. His current role is as an investigator and evidence analyst. Tango has always been interested in the paranormal and loves being able to find answers to the questions he has.

  • Catherine Tate

    Actor and writer, Catherine Tate is well-known in the UK and internationally for a diversity of work in television, film, and on the stage - in particular, for the award winning The Catherine Tate Show and her roles on Doctor Who and the Office.

  • Robin Lord Taylor

    Robin Lord Taylor has appeared in several acclaimed television series, such as The Walking DeadLaw & Order, The Good WifePerson of Interest, and most recently John Wick 3: Parabellum, but is best known for being Penguin in the hit series Gotham.

  • David Tennant

    David Tennant is a Scottish actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and most recently, Crowley in Good Omens. He will be appearing Friday and Saturday only.

  • Mark Texeira

    Having movie credits in the last four Marvel/ Disney movies, Mark Texeira has been noted and credited for comic book artwork as far back as 1980, with House of Mystery, Swamp Thing (movie adaptation), Heman (Mattel mini toy comics), Warlord, and Hex.

  • Kirk Thatcher

    Kirk R. Thatcher is a writer, producer, director, creature designer, and actor with credits on Return of the Jedi, Star Trek IV, the Muppet movies and TV series, both Gremlins films, Robocop 2, Dinosaurs the TV series, and much more!

  • Adam Bryce Thomas

    Adam Bryce Thomas is a comic artist currently working freelance. He most recently completed SEGA's Sonic Forces comic series and has contributed works to other comics in the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. In addition to penciling, Thomas has collaborated as lead artist, a recent example Ian Flynn's upcoming comic, AcademX.

  • Roy Thomas

    Roy Thomas is a legendary comic book writer and editor, who was Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is known for co-creating some of comics' greatest characters such as Wolverine, Carol Danvers, Morbius, the Vision, Iron Fist, and Ultron.

  • Jill Thompson

    Jill Thompson is a comic book writer and illustrator who has worked for stage, film, and television. Well known for her work on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman characters and her own Scary Godmother series, she has worked on The Invisibles, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman as well.

  • Allan Trautman

    Allan Trautman is a professional puppeteer, actor, and director. He is a puppetry technique instructor with the Jim Henson Company, for whom he worked on Babe, Dr. Dolittle, Muppets from Space, Muppets Tonight, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and Dinosaurs.

  • Lani John Tupu

    Multi-talented Lani John Tupu has two major roles in the prestigious Saturn Award-winning TV series Farscape. He is the cranky, unpredictable Captain Crais, and the voice of Pilot, the ship's navigator. He is currently putting his voice to a series of books by Candice Fox.

  • Jamie Tyndall

    Jamie Tyndall is a penciler, inker, and colorist with over seven years of experience. Tyndall has worked for various publishers including Zenescope , IDW Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment, Lady Death, Contraband, Absolute Comics, and Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment. His newest project is White Widow under Absolute comics.

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  • Christopher Uminga

    Christopher Uminga is a Connecticut based painter and illustrator. He has spent the last ten years developing a unique style that blends together creepy and cute. You can find the influences of classic movies, Saturday morning cartoons, graffiti and low brow/outsider art in his work. 

  • Karl Urban

    Karl Urban is best known for playing éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. He recently played Billy Butcher in the series The Boys.

  • James Urbaniak

    James Urbaniak provides the voice for Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros., as well as the Doctor's brother, Jonas Venture Junior, and the super-villain Phantom Limb. He has also been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor.

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  • Trevor S. Valle

    Trevor Valle is an accomplished Field Paleontologist, a Certified Cicerone, and an outspoken critic of pseudoscience, conspiracies, and science denialism. In addition to his National Geographic documentary, he has appeared on everything from the History Channel to the Weather Channel, with some IMAX presentations in between.

  • Janet Varney

    Janet Varney is an actress and comedian best known for hosting TBS's Dinner and a Movie and as the voice of Korra in The Legend of Korra. Varney has performed in numerous Rifftrax commentaries for films such as Footloose, Poltergeist, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Jaws 3-D, Flatliners, and The Lost Boys.

  • Dexter Vines

    Dexter Vines is one of comics most prolific and well respected artist inkers in the business with over 18 years experience. Having worked on some of the biggest titles from Superman/Batman, Civil War, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Vines is still going strong with no end in sight.

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  • Christian Waggoner

    Christian Waggoner is known worldwide for his Star Wars Reflection series paintings. He as been working with Lucasfilm over 12 years. His uniquely enhanced, photo-realistic style makes viewers wonder how he achieves such detail with a mere brush and canvas.

  • Tim Waggoner

    Tim Waggoner writes dark fantasy, horror, and media tie-ins. He’s published over  40 novels and five collections of short stories. He’s won the Bram Stoker Award and been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award. He also teaches college creative writing courses.

  • Widgett Walls

    Widgett Walls is the pen name of John A. Robinson. Walls is the chief cook and bottle washer of Need Coffee Dot Com, an author of one novel and multiple short stories, a podcaster, an audiobook narrator, a publisher, a musician, and a freelance iconoclast.

  • Mark H Wandrey

    Bestselling author of military sci-fi and zombie apocalypse, Mark Wandrey has been creating new worlds since he was old enough to hold a pen. Three time Dragon Award finalist as well as author of 16 novels and growing, he’s just getting started.

  • Garrett Wang

    Garrett Wang is best known for his role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager which ran from 1995 to 2001. He was keen to participate in a new role for the 2007 fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.

  • Jean Marie Ward

    Jean Marie Ward writes fiction, nonfiction and everything in between. Her credits include a multi-award nominated novel, two popular art books and editing Her short stories have appeared in ASIMOV’s and numerous anthologies, and her video interviews are featured on

  • H. C. Warner

    H. C. Warner produced the first install for Dragon Con's Pop Art & Comic show at the Sheraton in 2007. Over the past 20 years, he owned and operated Alcove Gallery, producing monthly shows, designing and building installations in the heart of one of Atlanta’s most art-centric boroughs.

  • David Weber

    David Weber has perpetrated over 60 solo and collaborative novels and an unconscionable number of anthologies upon an innocent and unsuspecting public. He is perhaps best known for his character Honor Harrington, whom he hopes never to meet in a dark alley.

  • Toni Weisskopf

    Toni Weisskopf is the publisher of Baen Books. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts.

  • David Thorn Wenzel

    David Thorn Wenzel has been part of the fantasy movement since the 1970s. He has continued to work on fantasy projects in the children's book, trade book and graphic novel markets. Wenzel's better known books include The Hobbit graphic novel and the newly released Kingdom of the Dwarfs.

  • Steve Whitmire

    Steve Whitmire is most well known for his work as one of Jim Henson's core performers. Upon Henson's death in 1990, Whitmire performed both Kermit the Frog and Ernie. Whitmire’s credits include core involvement in virtually every Muppet film and television project, as well as Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal

  • Cress Williams

    Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce, the titular character in The CW's Black Lightning. Audiences may recognize Williams from Friday Night LightsCold Case, Prison Break, Close to Home, The West Wing, Veronica Mars, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, E.R., NYPD Blue, Grey’s Anatomy, and Living Single among others.

  • Nafessa Williams

    Nafessa Williams is currently starring opposite Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce) in CW’s drama Black Lightning playing the role of Anissa Pierce, the passionate and quick-witted daughter of Pierce. Williams can also be seen in Netflix’s Burning Sands, playing Toya. She also recently appeared in the highly-anticipated reboot of Twin Peaks.

  • Michael Z. Williamson

    Michael Z. Williamson is a multiple bestselling, award winning author and editor in science fiction and a #1 Amazon bestseller in political humor. An immigrant from the UK and Canada, he served 25 years in the US Army and USAF. Williamson also consults on TV and movie productions.

  • Matt Wilson

    Coloring comics since 2003, Matt Wilson has colored thousands of comic pages over hundreds of issues for most major comic book publishers. You may know his work from books such as The Wicked +The Divine, Paper Girls, The Mighty Thor, Black Widow, Runaways, and Conan the Barbarian

  • Robert Wilson

    Robert Wilson IV is a comic artist and illustrator living in Dallas, TX. He is the co-creator and artist of Heartthrob at Oni Press with writer Christopher Sebela and colorist Nick Filardi. He also co-created Knuckleheads at IDW / Monkeybrain with Brian Winkeler and Like A Virus with Ken Lowery. 

  • Adam Withers

    Comfort and Adam are an award-nominated comic making duo. Creators of the acclaimed series The Uniques, Rainbow in the Dark, a massive how to book for Random House called The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, and Kitty Game (with artist Corinne Roberts).

  • Marv Wolfman

    Marv Wolfman has created more characters for television, animation, movies, and videogames than any other creator since Stan Lee. At Marvel, Wolfman was writer-creator of Blade, the Vampire Hunter, Black Cat, Bullseye, and more. At DC, Marv co-created The New Teen Titans, Deathstroke, Vigilante, and dozens more.

  • DB Woodside

    DB Woodside is currently seen as the series regular, Amenadiel on Lucifer on Netflix. Concurrently, he has been starring on the cable drama Suits. Prior to that, he was a recurring regular on the network drama Parenthood and he played Wayne Palmer on the Emmy Awarding-winning 24.

  • Janny Wurts

    Janny Wurts is a professional author/illustrator of 20 published books and 36 works of short fiction, including the Wars of Light and Shadow epic fantasy published by HarperCollins Voyager, London, and the Empire trilogy written in collaboration with Raymond Feist.

  • Amanda Wyss

    Amanda Wyss is a film and television actress who first gained notice for her role as Lisa in the comedy film Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). She then rose to international prominence after playing Tina Gray in the film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). 

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  • Derek Yaniger

    Derek Yaniger is a toothless hillbilly that’s got a way long history of scratchin’ out art for lots of king-sized bigwigs like Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network. But nowadays he strictly digs the gigs that let him beat his own bongos.

  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

    In her 49-year-long career, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has sold 97 books and 83 shorter works in many genres. She is best-known for her Saint-Germain series of historical horror stories. She writes in a number of genres and under five different pseudonyms.

  • Lucky Yates

    Lucky Yates plays Dr. Krieger on the hit show Archer on FX. He also played a bazillion characters on the show Good Eats on the Food Network along side his pal Alton Brown. He has a podcast with Amber Nash (Pam on Archer).

  • Ben Young

    Ben Young is better known as "Mr. Literature," a co-host of Trivial Warfare, the largest independently-owned trivia podcast in the world. Trivial Warfare is a winner of the People's Choice Podcasting Award in the Games and Hobbies category, and Young is nominated for election into the Trivia Hall of Fame. 

  • Justin Robert Young

    Justin Young is a podcaster and comedian. He been heard by millions both on his own podcasts as well as appearances on NPR, The Morning Stream, This Week in Tech, and Bittorrent News. He recorded two comedy albums with Brian Brushwood as Night Attack.

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  • William Zabka

    William Zabka is an Academy Award nominated American actor, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known for playing bully types in several popular '80s films, such as his role as Johnny Lawrence in 1984's The Karate Kid. Zabka recently reprised his role for the new series Cobra Kai.

  • Thomas F. Zahler

    Thom Zahler is a comic creator and animation writer. He created the Webtoons hit series Warning Label and the Harvey-nominated Love and Capes, Long Distance, and Time and Vine. He also writes and draws for IDW's My Little Pony series. He's written for Ultimate Spider-Man and Knights of the Zodiac.

  • Timothy Zahn

    Timothy Zahn is the author of 12 Star Wars books (soon to be 13) and the Cobra, Quadrail, and Dragonback series. Recent books include Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances and Sibyl’s War 1: Pawn. Upcoming books include Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason and Sibyl’s War 2: Knight.

  • Nick Zano

    Nick Zano portrays Nate Heywood/Steel in a lead role in the second, third, and fourth seasons of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and in the fifth season of Arrow. His recurring roles on television include Melrose Place, Cougar Town, Happy Endings, 90210, and 2 Broke Girls.

  • Arryn Zech

    Arryn Zech is an actress best known for her roles as Blake Belladonna from RWBY and Dr. Emily Grey in the web-based series, Red vs. Blue. With over 10 years of training in theatre, acting, and voice, Arryn is now based in LA pursing her career in film and television.

  • Chrissie Zullo

    Chrissie Zullo has created comic book covers for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella, Josie and the Pussycats, Vampirella, Life With Archie, and Vertigo’s Fables: The Wolf Among Us series. She has worked for DC Comics, Fandango, Mattel, Dark Horse, Devil’s Due, IDW, Topps, and Harper Collins. 


Due to professional commitments, the following previously confirmed guests will not be able to attend Dragon Con this year.

  • Emily Andras
  • Asher Angel
  • Charles Blue
  • Ed Brisson
  • Bethany Brookshire
  • Robert Buckley
  • Rachel Caine
  • Chris Campana
  • Osric Chau
  • Devon M Chulick
  • Jason Cordova
  • Ben Davis
  • Mason Spence Deaver
  • Amanda DeWees
  • Larry Dixon
  • Michael Eklund
  • Kacey Ezell
  • Sean Galloway
  • Jeremy Gillula
  • Thomas Michael Gofton
  • Aaron-Michael Hall
  • Rachael Harris
  • Curtis Hickman
  • J.F. Holmes
  • John Hornor Jacobs
  • Rahul Kohli
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Dirk Manning
  • Misty Massey
  • Jack McDevitt
  • Jorge Molina
  • James A. Moore
  • Marisol Nichols
  • Jai Nitz
  • Daniel Orrett
  • Justin K Parker
  • Mark Pellegrino
  • Cherie Priest
  • David Ramsey
  • Jill Robi
  • Naomi Romero
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