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Jarrod Carl Alberich
Jarrod “The Yard Sale Artist” Alberich is a trading card artist for Marvel/Upper Deck & a published cover artist for sci-fi/fantasy books. He is the creator of his original comic book, Hamilton vs. Burr: A Werewolf Tale. He's the Art Director for White Rocket Books.
Robert Allsopp has worked professionally as a costume prop maker for over 30 years in film, theatre and television. He is best known in fandom circles for his work on the long running BBC TV series Doctor Who, which continues to this day.
Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published over 40 books in urban fantasy, epic fantasy, contemporary fiction, young adult fiction, sci-fi/space opera, paranormal fantasy, and dystopian fantasy. She releases a book every two and a half months, and has a voracious readerbase.
Paul Amos is perhaps best known for his recurring characters Dr. Roberts in the Murdoch Mysteries and Vex in the Showcase/Syfy hit Lost Girl, but has also worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit, She's the Mayor, and Casualty (BBC).
Curt Anderson performs amazing mental and physical stunts and demonstrations as part of his Jail Break the Mind series. He will blow your mind with his unique blend of magic, mentalism, and unique demonstrations! He has performed his magic and illusions across the USA and around the globe.
Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson has published 125 books, more than fifty 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.
Voice actor Dino Andrade is best known as Professor Putricide, Mimiron, Mekkatorque, and The Mad Bomber from World of Warcraft as well as The Scarecrow from Batman: Arkham Asylum. Other credits include Dishonored 2, Prey, Star Trek Online, D&D Neverwinter, Hellsing, and Pop of Snap, Krackle, and Pop fame.
Ilona and Gordon Andrews are the pseudonyms for a husband-and-wife writing team. Together they are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban fantasy series, the romantic urban fantasy novels of the Edge, and the paranormal romance of Hidden Legacy.
Ilona and Gordon Andrews are the pseudonyms for a husband-and-wife writing team. Together they are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban fantasy series, the romantic urban fantasy novels of the Edge, and the paranormal romance of Hidden Legacy.
Victoria Atkin is Evie Frye in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the first playable female for the franchise on next generation consoles. She has voiced for Titanfall 2 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and voices Mailen and Sekuli in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.
Dane Ault is the artist and designer behind Monkey Minion Press, who's artbook about science, Eureka, was one of the most backed non-comics publishing projects on Kickstarter. He is releasing his second artbook, Beyond, this year. Ault has done work for Fox, We Love Fine, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and others.
Hawkings Austin is a DoD subject matter expert in survivability, space, radiation environments, and historical combat. He has published numerous science and history articles, but his first fantasy novels The Broken Man (February) and Pure Poison(May) are out this year. He’s also a trained swordsman and Martial arts Sifu.
Cecil Baldwin is the voice of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the narrator of Welcome to Night Vale. Baldwin is a stage actor, performer, and director who has also narrated the audio book for The Fall of the Hotel Dumort, voiced Tad Strange on Gravity Falls, and more.
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.
Cliff Barackman is featured in Animal Planets hit show, Finding Bigfoot. His expert opinion, level-headed approach, and analytical mind is essential to the team. When numbers need to be extracted for data analysis, or when a footprint needs to be permanently recorded, he is there to offer his unique skills.
Actor Demore Barnes has appeared in a variety of shows throughout his career including 12 Monkeys, The Flash, Hemlock Grove, Defiance, Hannibal, Supernatural, Fringe, and The Unit. Most recently, he can be seen as Mr. Ibis in the STARZ series American Gods.
Literary Guest of Honor Steven Barnes has published over three million words of fiction, as well as written episodes of Twilight Zone, Stargate SG-1, and The Outer Limits. In addition, he has lectured on creativity and self development at Mensa, the Smithsonian, UCLA, and through numerous web-based classes and seminars.
Carole E Barrowman
In collaboration with her brother, John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Dr. Who), Carole Barrowman has written two biographies and five novels, including the acclaimed Hollow Earth, a middle grade fantasy series about a brother and sister who can bring their drawings to life and animate into art.
John Barrowman most recently wowed fans with his role as Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. He is also iconically known as Captain Jack Harkness from the Doctor Who series and the spin off Torchwood.
Peter S. Beagle
Peter S. Beagle is the bestselling author of The Last Unicorn, and is a SFWA Grand Master, science fiction's highest honor. His novels include A Fine & Private Place, The Innkeeper’s Song, Tamsin, and Summerlong. He's won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Jim Beard has written Star Wars and Ghostbusters comics, co-edited Planet Of The Apes: Tales From The Forbidden Zone, wrote Spider-Man: Enemies Closer, a story for X-Files: Secret Agendas, and Gotham City 14 Miles, a book on the 1966 Batman TV series, as well as worked for Marvel.com since 2003.
» 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 is a comic book artist who has worked on such titles as JLA, Superman/Batman, Detective Comics, Supergirl, and Titans for DC Comics and The Darkness for Image Comics. He also co-created and penciled the sci-fi series Weapon Zero and the dark fantasy mini-series Magdalena: Blood Divine for Image.
Anjali Bhimani is best known as the voice of Symmetra in Overwatch and Nisha in Fallout 4: Nuka-World. On TV, fans know her from Modern Family, Cassandra French’s Finishing School, NCIS, Criminal Minds, The Sopranos, Law and Order: SVU, among many, many others.
Ed Binkley is an artist and art educator who has created fantasy artwork for three decades. He has illustrated several dozen book covers and magazines and his artwork has appeared in numerous issues of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Binkley is a 2018 Art Show Guest Juror.
Tom Biondolillo is a comic artist, illustrator, writer and college professor who teaches sequential art, illustration, animation, and game art. Biondolillo has worked on comics, toys, RPGs, books, and video games. Most recently working on a graphic novel adaption of Rob Lettrick’s FRENZY (Disney-Hyperion).
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!
Drew A Blank
Drew Blank is the "arter and writist" behind the hit indie novel Memoirs of an Antihero and the children's book Aldo Tanners! Where Are Your Manners?! His illustrations have been used in all forms including film, TV, and learning aids for special needs children.
Matt Blaze is a computer science professor at the University of Pennsylvania working on cryptography, security, voting, scale, and how it all relates to public policy. For example, in 1994, he discovered a design flaw in the NSA's "Clipper Chip" encryption backdoor.
Dr Tabetha "Tabby" Boyajian is an astrophysicist on faculty at Louisiana State University. In 2015, Boyajian led a paper presenting the discovery of a perplexing celestial object, KIC8462852 (eponymously named Tabby’s star), which sparked speculation that alien technosignatures had been discovered.
Dr. John E. Bradford
John Bradford is President and COO of SpaceWorks, an aerospace engineering firm in Atlanta that develops advanced concepts for the space industry. Dr. Bradford's most notable work is in the area of human stasis/hibernation for spaceflight. His research in this area, with support from NASA, has been covered internationally.
Andy Brase, known for his character and cover illustrations, has done art for many titles including Predator (upcoming), Star Wars, Punisher, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Assassin's Creed, Dragon Age, Swamp Thing, Dark Sun, Kull, Hulk, Daredevil, The Darkness, and book covers for stories by George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman.
Alexandra Breckenridge has starred in the first season of FX's American Horror Story: Murder House as young Moira O'Hara, portrayed Kaylee in the third season, American Horror Story: Coven, Jessie Anderson in the AMC series The Walking Dead, and Sophie on the NBC series This Is Us.
Jennie Breeden is the creator of the autobiographical webcomic The Devil's Panties. She has been updating her comic daily since 2001 with over 5,000 comic strips online and multiple graphic novels that are in comic shops and book stores around the world.
His name is Zac Brewer...but you can call him Z. Under the name Heather Brewer, Zac is a New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, as well as many other books.
2018 Art Show Guest of Honor Brom has lent his distinctive vision to all facets of the creative industries, from novels and games, to comics and film. He is the author of the award-winning illustrated horror novels Lost Gods, Krampus the Yule Lord, The Child Thief, and The Devil’s Rose.
Jenevieve Broomall is a popular cover illustrator. She has published covers with clientele ranging from IDW, Tales Told LLC Lady Death series, Aspen/Big Dog Ink, Zenescope, Bluerainbow Online, Devil's Due Publishing, and more independent companies spanning the last six years.
Chuck Brown has written The Punisher and Black Panther comics for Marvel, is the writer and co-creator of Rotten Apple for Dark Horse Comics, and the writer and co-creator of Bitterroot that will debut in 2018 at Image Comics. He has been self-publishing for more than 18 years
Jason Bulmahn is the Director of Game Design at Paizo Inc, creators of the Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games, and leads the team responsible for rules and game balance. His design credits include the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Advanced Player's Guide, Beginner Box, and the Advanced Class Guide.
Atlanta's own Eisner award winning comic artist, graphic novelist, and screenwriter Bob Burden created the world's first surrealist superhero, Flaming Carrot, The MysteryMen, with was made into a feature film, and has successfully adapted Gumby for the comic book medium.
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 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.
Kirsten Z. Cairns
Stage director, public speaker and singer Kirsten Z Cairns is a senior staffer for TheOneRing.net. Seen at events as panelist for TORn, a 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!
Best known for Battlestar Galactica, actress Leah Cairns also starred in Kyle XY, guest starred on Sanctuary, Supernatural, Tru Calling, and Godiva's and has appeared on 88 Minutes and Interstellar. Cairns currently co-stars in the popular Netflix sci-fi drama series Travelers.
Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry), a retired US Navy officer, writes the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series, the Genesis Fleet series, the Lost Stars series, and the "steampunk meets high fantasy" Pillars of Reality series. His most recent books are Ascendant and Destiny of Dragons.
Peter Capaldi is a Scottish actor, writer, and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Mr. Curry in the Paddington movies, and the voice of Rabbit in the upcoming Christopher Robin. Capaldi will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.
Kenneth G Carpenter
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is currently the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and is a member of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Golden Globe-nominated actor / director Tom Cavanagh can be seen acting in and directing Warner Bros.' The Flash (2014) on the CW. In addition to his current series, Cavanagh has extensive television, film and theatre credits including Scrubs, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. Cavanagh will be appearing Saturday and Sunday.
Actress Erica Cerra is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Deputy Jo Lupo on the Syfy series Eureka, and artificial intelligence A.L.I.E. and her creator Becca on The 100. She has also appeared in various guest roles in series such as Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, and iZombie.
Chance Chancellor is both an award-winning leather artisan and a leather instructor for 11 years. Since starting, he's taught over 1,900 hours of leather classes ranging from the mundane to other worldly. Areas of expertise encompass design and construction of leather accessories to professional consultation and custom costume design.
A.C. Charania is an entrepreneurial engineer and technical innovator involved in the creation and advancement of aerospace ventures for both commercial and government customers; helping to turn advanced concepts into reality. He has worked on projects for NASA, the U.S. Air Force, DARPA, large aerospace primes, and multiple space ventures.
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.
Michael Cho is a freelance cartoonist/illustrator based in Toronto. Cho has drawn a few stories and a large variety of covers for publishers including Marvel, DC, Image, Boom, and others. His first graphic novel, Shoplifter, was published by Pantheon and debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Jason Christman has a minimalist and vintage style that is inspired by any number of searingly sci-fi, unapologetically geeky pop-culture touchstones, from Star Wars to Saul Bass. His latest work has been expanding into other sci-fi and pop-culture icons like Firefly, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and more.
Amy Chu writes comics and only comics. She is the writer for Green Hornet, Dejah Thoris, and the Red Sonja series. She has also written KISS and DMC comics, and the first ever Poison Ivy mini-series for DC Comics. Other stories include: Emma Frost, Infinite Ant-Man, and Deadpool stories for Marvel.
Charlet Chung is an actress who is the voice of D.Va from Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, Seraph from Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and Aisha from Agents Of Mayhem. She also has voiced characters in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, State of Decay 2, and Starcraft II: Nova Covert Ops.
Fantasy artist Ciruelo has worked for the most important publishing houses in Europe and 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.
Matthew Clark is a comic book artist. A fan of comics since his teens, he has 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 is currently a 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.
Peter Clines is the author of Paradox Bound, the sci-fi/ thriller The Fold, the acclaimed 14, and the bestselling Ex-Heroes series. His other works include The Junkie Quatrain, the Dead Men Can't Complain collection, numerous short stories, and countless articles about the film and television industry.
David B. Coe
David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson is the award-winning author of more than twenty books, and as many short stories. As David B. Coe, he writes epic, contemporary, and urban fantasy. As D.B. Jackson, he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction.
Myke Cole is the author of the dark fantasy Sacred Thronetrilogy (Tor.com), and the military fantasy Shadow Ops and Reawakening trilogies (Ace/Roc). His military history, Legion vs. Phalanx, is published by Osprey. He recently starred on CBS’ hit reality TV series, Hunted.
K.C. Collins, also known as Chris Collins, is a Canadian film, voice, and television actor best known for his role as Hale on the Canadian television show Lost Girl. His other credits include Andre Daniels in the 2014 RoboCop, Saving Hope, Single Ladies, Roman on The Strain, and more.
Mike Colter is best known for his roles as Lemond Bishop in the television series The Good Wife, Malcolm Ward in Ringer, and Luke Cage in Marvel's Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Jessica Jones, all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will be appearing Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Monte James Cook
Monte Cook has written hundreds of RPG products, along with short stories, novels, nonfiction titles, and comics. He is best known for his work on Planescape, Ptolus, Dungeons & Dragons, Arcana Evolved, and Numenera. He is a cofounder and Creative Director of Monte Cook Games.
Nesta Cooper is an actress best known for her roles as Dani Barnes in #REALITYHIGH, Shannon in The Edge of Seventeen, and for her performances on The 100, Supergirl, and Heroes Reborn. Since 2016, Cooper has had a main role as Carly Shannon in the Netflix series Travelers.
Sean Andrew Copeland
Sean Copeland is the head of Blizzard lore team within story & franchise development. His team enables developers to create with confidence for the games, goods, and IP development of Blizzard’s blockbuster franchises including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm.
Natalia Cordova-Buckley is actress best known for portraying Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She is also known for her roles in Bates Motel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot, McFarland, USA, and as the voice of Frida Kahlo in Coco.
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.
» Peter Capn' Cutler
Peter Capn' Cutler works as a freelance artist and cartoonist for Tiki Zombie for New Legend Productions, Hero Cats for Action Lab, and for comics, t-shirts, video games, book illustrations, album covers (Pure Ed and Radio Cult), web sites, and many other things.
Brett Dalton is an actor who is best known for playing Grant Ward and Hive in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dalton's other television credits include Blue Bloods, Army Wives, Nurses, and National Geographic Channel's Killing Lincoln. In addition, Dalton voiced the character Mike in the game Until Dawn.
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 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.
Fon Davis appears on Battlebots, Cake Masters, and Superfan Builds as a celebrity artist. In his two decade career, Fon has worked on over 30 feature films including the Nightmare Before Christmas, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Star Wars series.
William B Davis
Better known for his iconic role as The Cigarette Smoking Man in The X-Files, William B. Davis' career has spanned over 60 years. He has also appeared in Smallville, Stargate, Continuum, 21 Jump Street, and Stephen King's IT, among many others.
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous shows and films, including Buffy, Eureka, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Guild, Dragon Age, Supernatural, and many more. She currently stars in the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix.
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido's is an author of novels, comics, nonfiction, and short fiction. His fiction takes place in thirty different licensed universes from television to movies to comics, plus original work in the fictional Super City and Cliff's End and the kinda real Key West and New York.
Emilio Delgado is a Mexican-American television and film actor, singer, and voice artist. He is best known for his long-running role as Luis, the friendly Fix-it Shop owner, on the children's television series Sesame Street. Delgado joined the cast of Sesame Street in 1971 and remained until 2016.
Kevin Dockery has written or contributed to 39 books, numerous magazine articles, and appears on PBS, the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and Military Channel. His additional work has been with weapons, as a gunsmith, consultant, or in the U.S. Military. He holds a patent on a round of 40mm ammunition.
Dan dos Santos
Well known for his colorful paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan dos Santos’ work spans a variety of genres including novels, comics, and film. Fans will recognize his work from the covers of books by Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Patricia Briggs, Robert Jordan, Jim Butcher, and countless others.
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.
D.C. Douglas has an impressive resume including the voices of Wester in Resident Evil, Legion in the Mass Effect trilogy, Kamoshida in Persona 5, Jasley in Gundam: IBO, Vincent in Gundam: TBF, X Drake in One Piece, and appearances in Sharknado 2, Isle of the Dead, and Star Trek: Enterprise.
Margaret Downey enjoys acting and costuming and is the organizer of the Dragon Con Skeptic Parade Entry. She has portrayed Madame Bonneville, Eva Ingersoll, and various Suffragists. She created a character known as “The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse” in order to teach critical thinking skills every Friday-the-Thirteenth.
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.
Claire M. Eddy
Claire Eddy is a senior editor at Tor/Forge Books and has been with the company for over 30 years, focusing primarily in science fiction and fantasy. She’s spent the better part of her adult life working with authors to make their stories and dreams be the best they can be.
Eric Edelstein stars as Grizz on We Bare Bears and has had roles on Parks and Recreation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, Twin Peaks, Shameless, and Drunk History. In addition, Edelstein has co-starred in Jurassic World, Hotel For Dogs, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Dr. Scott G. Edgington is a Planetary Scientist working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is Cassini's Deputy Project Scientist and is the Investigation Scientist for the Cassini's thermal infrared instrument. He specializes in the study of giant planet atmospheres.
Gigi Edgley starred as Chiana on Farscape for the Jim Henson Company! Edgley is an internationally renowned actress, recording artist, comic creator, director. Some of her credits are Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, FX's Feud, Enuattii, Diminuendo, Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Peacekeeper Wars, and Star Trek Continues.
Nicholas Eftimiades is an author and teaches at Penn State University. His 34 year government career includes employment in CIA as a technical operations officer, special agent in the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and a senior intelligence officer in Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Joanna Estep is an Eisner-nominated artist who has worked on projects such as Bitch Planet (Image), Fantastic Four (Marvel), Death Head (Dark Horse), and Thrilling Adventure Hour (Boom!/Archaia). She has also worked on Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock comic book series.
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 has been games designing, writing, and editing since the early 80s. He has edited or co-edited over 40 science fiction anthologies. His non-fiction books include two Navy SEALs histories and books on mistakes in history. He is also a game and computer game designer.
James "Bobo" Fay
James Fay is almost exclusively, known to the world as “Bobo.” Bobo is best known as the lovable, gentle giant with the magnificent bigfoot howl on the Animal Planets hit show Finding Bigfoot. The origins of that name are shrouded in mystery, as is much of Bobo’s life.
Ken Feinberg adds graphic novelist to his credits in addition to award-winning filmmaker and actor from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek Enterprise. Feinberg has created a 10 book graphic novel series called, The Conquest of Canaan, telling the Biblical story of Joshua, arguably the world's first super hero.
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.
Jay Firestone heads Prodigy Pictures, a leader in the production of quality film, television, and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically-acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world and finished airing its fifth and final season in 2016.
Widely regarded as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Ric Flair is a professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler. He is noted for his tenures with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
Sam Flegal is the independent illustrator behind Fateful Signs, and co-host of One Fantastic Week, a weekly web show about self employed fantasy artists. He’s worked for the History Chanel and games like Warhammer 40K. In his personal work, Flegal explores Norse Mythology, a series called Fateful Signs.
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. He resides in northwest Indiana.
Megan Follows is an actor and director known worldwide for her role as Anne Shirley in the classic mini series Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea and for her critically acclaimed performance of Catherine DeMedici in the CW's Reign.
Tana Ford is the artist on Marvel’s Silk. She has done work on Gwenpool, Star Trek, Jem and the Holograms,VenomVerse, and Amazing Spider-Man. She is the creator of the award-winning lesbian comic book series DUCK! She has recently teamed up with writer Nnedi Okorafor in the Black Panther universe.
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.
Matt Frank, the "Kaiju King," was an artist for IDW's Godzilla comics from 2011 to 2016. He has also worked on many Transformers projects for IDW and Fun Publications. In 2018, Frank will debut a new comic based on the cult-classic superhero Redman from Tsuburaya Productions.
Chandra Free is the artist/writer/creator behind the dark fantasy graphic novel series, The God Machine. She's the creator of the comics SKIN and Matilda TIKI, an illustrator on books like Faye, Modern Dread, Fraggle Rock, and the Graphic Canon; and colorist for Mice Templar and Sullengrey.
Nebula Award-winning author Esther Friesner's publishing history of forty-one novels, two hundred three short stories, three single author collections, eleven anthologies and more is highlighted by her creation/editing of the popular Chicks In Chainmail anthologies and the YA historical Princesses of Myth series.
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.
Gabo (Gabriel Bautista) is the artist for Dead of Winter written by Kyle Starks, as well as The Life After written by Joshua Hale Fialkov (Oni Press). He is a Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award nominee, as well as an Eisner and Harvey award winning colorist.
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.
Dr. Charles E. Gannon
Five-time Fulbrighter Charles Gannon’s best-selling Caine Riordan sci-fi novels were all Nebula finalists. While working on the forthcoming Broken World fantasies, he collaborates with Eric Flint and appears in various anthologies. His epic fantasy series, The Broken World, is forthcoming from Baen Books.
With six Emmy and four Tony nominations, Victor Garber has been seen in some of the most memorable works of the past four decades. He can most recently be seen on Orville, CW's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and much more. He will be appearing Friday through Sunday.
Richard "Lord British" Garriott
Richard “Lord British Garriott is a founding father of both the video game industry and commercial spaceflight industry. He is the originator of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre through his pioneering Ultima series and is the first 2nd generation American astronaut.
Andrew E.C. Gaska
Author Andrew E.C. Gaska is a franchise consultant to FOX on Alien, Predator, and Planet of the Apes, and founder/creative director of the guerrilla integrated-media studio BLAM! Ventures. His graphic novel and prose work include Critical Millennium, Space:1999, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Planet of the Apes.
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.
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.
For 20 years, Gerhard worked with Dave Sim as background artist, environmental designer, and cover colorist on the Cerebus graphic novel. A 300-issue series, it is a milestone in comic book publishing as the longest running creator-owned comic book series!
Award-winning Shanna Germain has worked as a writer and editor for nearly 25 years. She is the co-owner of Monte Cook Games. Her recent works include No Thank You, Evil!; Predation; As Kinky As You Wanna Be, The Poison Eater, and Numenera.
Laura Anne Gilman
Laura Anne Gilman is the Nebula and Endeavor award-nominated author of the best-selling Devil’s West series, as well as the story collection Darkly Human, the long-running Cosa Nostradamus UF series, and the Vineart War trilogy. Her recent short fiction has sold to Daily Science Fiction and Lightspeed.
Patrick Gilmore is best known for his TV roles as Dr. Dale Volker on the SyFy Network’s Stargate Universe, Trennan in the award-nominated SyFy web fantasy series Riese, the notorious wealthy entrepreneur Tom Drexler on AMC’s hit The Killing, and, most recently, David Mailer on Travelers.
Henry Gilroy is a television screenwriter and producer. He is best known for co-writing the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. From an early age, Gilroy loved comic books and animation. Gilroy is also the author of several Star Wars comic books and the first Bionicle trilogy.
Annabeth Gish is perhaps best known as Special Agent Monica Reyes on the cult series, The X-Files, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. She also appeared in The West Wing, Flashforward, Pretty Little Liars, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and more.
Kellen Goff’s more notable roles include Funtime Freddy in Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location, creatures in Zoink and EA's Fe (Featured at E3 2016), Ronshaku's Father in Yandere Simulator, Ichor and Si Ma Yi in Heroes of Newerth, and Sammy the Spade in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6.
Michael Gordon is a writer, publisher, and podcaster. His creator-owed comic, Tiki Zombie, has been running for over half a decade. Gordon can also be heard saying, “Howdy!” on the weekly Earth Station One podcast, as well as a number of other shows.
Stacey Gordon is a puppeteer based in Phoenix, Arizona, where she runs a puppet building studio, Puppet Pie, where she teaches and makes lots of puppets. Gordon is involved in improvised puppet duo, Fleecy Bits, as well as performing in Puppet Slams with Die Puppet Die.
Chris Gore is the editor of FilmThreat.com and hosts the Film Threat podcast. Author of The Complete DVD Book and The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide. He wrote My Big Fat Independent Movie and was a regular on G4TV’s Attack of the Show.
Dr. Stephen Granade
Stephen Granade is a physicist specializing in lasers and robotic sensors. His sensors have read fingerprints from ten feet away, tracked drones, and guided the shuttle to Hubble. He’s the host of NASA's No Small Steps YouTube series and has won awards for presenting to non-scientist audiences.
Dr. Kevin Grazier is a planetary physicist specializing in Solar System dynamics and was a member of the Cassini Mission. He was the science advisor for several TV series and features and wrote the pilot for the animated series Space Quest. Grazier is the co-author of the Hollyweird Science books.
For over three decades, Matt Green has been one of the southeast’s most active filmmakers. Besides having directed nine feature films in the last 19 years and creating creature, makeup, and physical effects for the past 32 years, Green has helped other filmmakers produce and coordinate their own films.
» Stephen Green
Stephen Green is an artist and penciller residing in Savannah, Georgia. Despite various rumors, he did not attend school there. His work has been featured in Dark Horse Presents, The Legacy of Luther Strode, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D., and Lobster Johnson.
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.
Clay and Susan Griffith
Clay and Susan Griffith are authors of The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen and Arrow: A Generation of Vipers, official tie-in novels for the hit CW shows. They are also the creators of the Vampire Empire series of novels.
Chris Hammer is an Atlanta based artist, the creator of the Adventures of Byron Comic Book, a featured artist on AMC's the Walking Dead, and a card artist for licenses like Rick and Morty, Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, and more.
Doc Hammer writes, voices, and does other things for The Venture Bros (a show you can watch on cable TV). He voices several recurring characters including Billy Quizboy, Henchman 21, Doctor Girlfriend, and Dermott Fictel. Hammer is also a singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
Robert E. Hampson
Scientist, author, educator: Dr. Robert E. Hampson, teaches and writes science and sci-fi while working to develop 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!
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 22,000 pages of comics art.
Kishore Hari is a science educator and communicator working with Adam Savage's Tested.com, Mother Jones, and the Science and Star Wars show from Lucasfilm. Currently, he’s the director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which attracts over 75,000 each year.
Jessica Harmon is perhaps best known for her supporting roles in iZombie as FBI agent Dale Bozzio, Niylah The 100 and as Esrin in Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy. She has also appeared in Agent Cody Banks, Black Christmas, and The Magicians.
Ian Harris is a science and skeptic-based comedian, impressionist, writer and voice over artist. He has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, and two one-hour comedy TV specials. His keen grasp of science, evidenced by his satirical, skeptical take on everything from religion to global warming-deniers and beyond.
Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 bestselling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her life within an easy drive. Traditionally published, she’s written urban fantasy, YA, thrillers, and graphic novels, but she got her start with traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook.
A. J. Hartley
A.J. Hartley (also writing as Andrew Hart) is the international bestselling author of 19 novels, including the award winning Steeplejack series; Lies That Bind Us (thriller), the Cold Bath Street (a ghost story), Cathedrals of Glass (sci-fi), and the Sekret Machines series, (co-written with Blink 182 front man, Tom DeLonge).
John G. Hartness
John G. Hartness is the founder and publisher of Falstaff Books, as well as the award-winning author of urban fantasy, and horror novels and short stories. He is the creator of The Black Knight Chronicles, Bubba the Monster Hunter, and the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter series.
Matt Hawkins is the President and COO of Top Cow Productions. He is currently writing multiple monthly titles and graphic novels. Hawkins has created and written over 30 new franchises for Top Cow and Image Comics including Think Tank, Golgotha, and Postal.
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.
Since launching his career, Robert Hendrickson has created artwork for the entertainment, advertising, and publishing worlds. Clients include Lucasfilm, Disney, AMC, and more. He has produced art for over a decade in the Star Wars universe that is seen worldwide in pages of Star Wars Insider, exclusive collectibles, and apparel.
Leanna Renee Hieber
An award-winning, bestselling author, Leanna Hieber writes gothic, gaslamp fantasy novels for Tor Books such as the Strangely Beautiful series, The Eterna Files, and the Magic Most Foul saga. A classically trained actress, she been featured in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire and Mysteries at the Museum.
Multiple Origins, Golden Geek, and ENnie Award winner Kenneth Hite has designed, written, or co-authored more than 80 roleplaying games and supplements, including the Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Mage: The Sorcerers’ Crusade, Call of Cthulhu d20, The Dresden Files RPG, Qelong, The Day After Ragnarok, and the Deadlands Noir Companion.
» Joel Hodgson
Joel Hodgson is best known for creating the Peabody award-winning movie riffing sci-fi series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He was also the host of the series for the first 100 episodes. Hodgson recently completed six years of touring with the original cast of MST3K in Cinematic Titanic.
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).
Having played the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, Dyson on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Kris Holden-Ried's most memorable roles include Sir William Compton on the historical drama The Tudors, Quint in Underworld 4, Eyvind on Vikings, Nylander in Arrow, Galactic Authority Inspector Kierken in Dark Matter, and many more.
Josh Hood is best known as the artist on the series We Can Never Go Home. Currently, he is working on the IDW Publishing Star Trek books as well as a previous artist for over two decades on a host of DC and Marvel titles.
Trip Hope is the producer of feature films The Human Race and Innocent Blood, and the steampunk web series The League of S.T.E.A.M. The Human Race won Best Feature at Dragon Con Film Festival. He won The Spirit of Dragon Con twice, plus Best Comedy Short, and Best Steampunk Short.
Dennis Hopeless is a New York Times bestseller and Harvey Award winning comic book writer. His works include X-Men, Avengers Arena, Spider-Woman, and Jean Grey from Marvel comics, WWE from Boom Studios, LoveStruck from Image Comics, and The Answer from Dark Horse
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.
Tini Howard is a comic book writer and swamp witch from the Carolina Wilds. Currently, she writes Euthanauts, Assassinistas (with Gilbert Hernandez), and Hack/Slash: Resurrection, with occasional stories for two of her favorite things: Rick and Morty and WWE.
Rick Howland is an actor who is best known for his portrayal of Trick in the hit series, Lost Girl. Over the five seasons he appeared in an impressive 73 of the 77 episodes. Other performances include guest starring on Sanctuary, Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries, and Sue Thomas F.B.Eye.
Kathryn Hudson is a professional comic artist, illustrator, and character designer. Hudson spent several years as a character designer on FXX Network's Archer and is an artist for DreamWorks Trolls comic series. Currently, she enjoys full time employment at Warner Brothers Animation working on such projects as DC Superhero Girls.
New York Times and USAToday bestselling author Faith Hunter has 40+ books under various pseudonyms, including the Jane Yellowrock series, featuring a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, the Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram, and the Rogue Mage series.
Megan Hutchison is an illustrator of Rockstars for Image, co-creator and illustrator of An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ the Wisp for Archaia, and is debuting OGN Vesna. In addition, she is a cover artist for Boom!, Valiant, and Black Mask.
Jemely and Jeremy Jayme are twin sisters passionate about storytelling. They are professional freelance artists known for the Darkroom Series, illustrated print sets of pop icons and characters printed like vintage darkroom developed photographs. They also founded Dead Wringer Productions under which they premiered their first film, Imagination Thief (2013).
Jemely and Jeremy Jayme are twin sisters passionate about storytelling. They are professional freelance artists known for the Darkroom Series, illustrated print sets of pop icons and characters printed like vintage darkroom developed photographs. They also founded Dead Wringer Productions under which they premiered their first film, Imagination Thief (2013).
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.
Van Jensen writes comics including James Bond, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, and Two Dead from Simon & Schuster and Cryptocracy. He's also a filmmaker, writing, and directing films and music videos. In 2016, he was named a U.S. State Department Comic Book Ambassador.
Les Johnson is a physicist, a science, science fiction author, and a NASA technologist. His latest novel, Mission to Methone and popular science book, Graphene, were released in 2018. Johnson works at the Marshall Space Flight Center where he is lead for NASA’s first interplanetary solar sail mission.
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).
Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series. The tenth book, Hollywood Dead, will be published in August 2018. He also writes comics, including Lucifer and Hellblazer. Some of his other books include The Everything Box, Metrophage, Dead Set, and Butcher Bird.
Joseph James 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.
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, has spoken on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in the Firefly and Avatar universes, and astronomical tourism.
Tom Kenny is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian, best known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants in the television series of the same name, as well as Gary the Snail and the French narrator based on Jacques Cousteau.
New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans, her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on shelves. Since 2003, she’s placed more than 80 novels on the NYT list in all formats including manga and comics.
Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel
Gwendolyn Kestrel has numerous design and editing credits for RPGs. In 2018, that includes a mention in IMDB for additional writing on State of Decay. Right now, she’s hosting a Kickstarter that marks her return to writing practical content for RPGs on the topics of sex, love, and family.
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.
Walter Koenig has had a recurring role of the quintessential scoundrel Bester on the television series Babylon 5 (1994). He has also appeared on dozens of other television series, including his role as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek (1966) series and subsequent movies.
Alethia Kontis is a voice actress and award-winning author of over twenty books. A former student of Jane Yolen, Andre Norton, and Orson Scott Card, Kontis 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.
» 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.
Dichen Lachman has appeared in many fan-favorites including Joss Whedon's series Dollhouse as Sierra, Being Human as Suren, The 100 as Anya Kom Trikru, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Jiaying, Skye’s mother. Lachman most recently starred as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix's Altered Carbon.
Cheralyn Lambeth is a costume/prop/puppet builder whose work includes films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Hunger Games), television (Dinosaurs!, Homeland), live properties (Avenue Q, Star Trek: The Experience), and books (Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers).
Bruce Langley is best known for playing Technical Boy, a “New God” who is the personification of the internet, in the STARZ series American Gods. Langley made his acting debut in the short film Lie and has since appeared in Deadly Waters and the short film Dox.
Eloy Lasanta is the owner of Third Eye Games and partner in New Agenda Publishing, both companies changing the face of the RPG industry. As an award winning game designer, Lasanta has created many of his own worlds as well as contributing to many fan favorite games.
Evangeline Lilly is best known for her work as an actress in the television series LOST, and films such as The Hurt Locker, Real Steel, The Hobbit, and Ant-Man, but her foremost passion has always been writing. She will be appearing Sunday and Monday only.
Todd Lockwood is an illustrator and author, whose work has appeared on New York Times bestselling novels, magazines, video games, collectible card games, and fantasy role-playing games. He is known for his D&D work, his many book covers, and his first novel, The Summer Dragon from DAW books.
Leighann Lord is a veteran stand-up comedian, author of Dict Jokes and has been a co-host of NatGeo’s Emmy-nominated StarTalk, with Neil de Grasse Tyson. She was recently featured in Parade Magazine and seen on Netflix in the Def Comedy Jam 25th Anniversary Special.
Comfort and Adam are the award nominated duo responsible for The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark, and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics (Random House). In 2017 they will continue their work on The Uniques as well as releasing the collected addition of their first webcomic, Kitty Game.
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.
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.
Pearl Mackie is a British actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for playing Bill Potts in the long-running television series Doctor Who. Her first major TV role came in 2014, when she played Anne-Marie Frasier in soap opera Doctors. Mackie will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.
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 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, being published by Disney Hyperion.
Dirk Manning is best known as the writer/creator of comic series such as Tales Of Mr. Rhee (Devil’s Due) and Nightmare World (Image Comics/Shadowline), as well as the author of the ongoing inspirational column/book collection Write Or Wrong: A Writer’s Guide To Creating Comics (Caliber/Bleeding Cool).
Brianne Marie is a cast member and co-producer of Dungeons and Randomness, having played multiple characters on the show including Jadzia Grace, Thantos, and Klara U'rath-Dale, and is the co-host of the Morning Theria podcast. Both of these she does alongside her best friend Jason Massey.
Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Warhammer, and Falstaff Books. Series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, Deadly Curiosities, and Iron & Blood (co-authored with Larry N. Martin)
Lee Martindale is known for editing the anthologies Such a Pretty Face and The Ladies of Trade Town and as the writer of Bard's Road and stories in anthologies edited Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Diana Paxson and more. Her first novel, Camino Unreal, has been delayed until 2018.
Stephan Martiniere is an acclaimed multi award winning artist. Stephan has been voted one of the 50th most inspirational artists by Imagine FX Magazine. Stephan has worked on movies including The Avengers, Tomorrowland, The Guardians of the Galaxy, I Robot, Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3, and the upcoming Aquaman.
Jason has been the host and DM of Dungeons and Randomness for over six and a half years. Building up from one group, all the way up to multiple groups in the same world. The show eventually became large enough for him to quit his day job and work on it full time.
Heather Masters' voice can be heard as Spidergwen in Marvel's Avengers Academy, Circus Baby in Five Nights at Freddy's: World and Sister Location, multiple characters in the game The Wardrobe, the indie game Faceless, and a few games yet to be released.
Owner of Georgia McBride Media Group, her books are Junior Library Guild selections, Whitney Award nominations, Kirkus Best Books of Year listed, School Library Journal starred, Kirkus starred, and Amazon and Barnes and Noble category best-selling titles. Georgia McBride's books have been optioned for film/TV and are published as audiobooks.
New York Times bestselling author Todd J. McCaffrey started writing at age 12. He has collaborated with Nebula Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey (his mother) on five Dragonriders of Pern novels as well as writing three Pern novels on his own as well as writing numerous short stories and non-fiction books.
Eddie McClintock is best known for his role in Syfy’s network most successful series Warehouse 13 as the unexpectedly amusing yet authoritative, Pete Latimer, whose mission was to search and warehouse mystical items wreaking havoc on the world. He recently starred in USA Network’s conspiracy thriller Shooter as Jack Payne
Cara McGee is a comic artist known for her work on the ongoing Over The Garden Wall comic series, the original YA comic series Dodge City, and the upcoming Black Canary: Ignite, part of DC's exciting new young adult imprint.
Robert Emmet "Bob" McGrath is a singer, musician, actor, voice artist, and children's author best known for playing original human character Bob Johnson on the long-running educational series, Sesame Street. Bob had been one of the two longest-lasting human characters on the series since the show's debut up until 2016.
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’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
Kevin O. McLaughlin
Kevin McLaughlin is a USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy stories, with over thirty books published. When not traveling around the world exploring and teaching new writers, he is usually in his Boston home, working on the next book.
Amy T Mebberson
Amy Mebberson is a professional comic artist, book illustrator, designer and fine artist specializing in licensed and all-ages characters. Most of her work has been for the Walt Disney Company and its licensees, including Acme Archives, Hachette Book Group and various comic publishers.
Mark Meer is internationally known 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, and Chapterhouse Studio's new Captain Canuck animated series, The Prometheus Protocol.
Travis Scott Merrill
Travis Scott Merrill is currently working as an ager/dyer in IATSE local 479. His work can be seen in Macgyver season 1 and 2, Allegiant, Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Live by Night, and Avengers Infinity War .
Vic Mignogna is an actor known for his prolific voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows including Fullmetal Alchemist, Digimon, Naruto, and many more. In live-action work, he has participated in several Star Trek fan productions, including Star Trek Continues where he plays Captain Kirk.
Dr. Sarah Milkovich is a systems engineer and planetary geologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She works on spacecraft operations, where science and engineering meet. Sarah is the lead Science System Engineer for the Mars 2020 Rover, which will seek signs of ancient life on Mars.
Mike S. Miller is a 26 year veteran of the comics industry working for all the major companies and independents alike. He is a key artist on the #1 Injustice series for DC, and cover artist for A Game of Thrones comics.
James Minz is Executive Editor of Baen Books. He has worked in science fiction publishing for nearly a quarter century, including more than a decade for both Baen and Tor, sandwiched around a brief stint with Del Rey. Minz has worked with many notable authors over his career.
Kenneth Mitchell is currently starring as Kol, Klingon house leader, on the new Star Trek Discovery series. Mitchell’s talents have been utilized in some of television’s most premiere dramas including Jericho, Frequency, CSI, NCIS, Major Crimes, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Bones, Law & Order, Private Practice, Castle, The Mentalist, and Grimm.
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.
Andrea Lorenzo Molinari
Andrea Lorenzo Molinari received his Ph.D. from Marquette University (1996). His writings include two scholarly monographs; a role-playing game; The Shepherd: Apokatastasis (2015); an illustrated novel, Climbing the Dragon’s Ladder (2017); and The Shepherd: The Path of Souls (forthcoming 2018). Molinari also serves as an editor for Caliber Comics.
Jennifer Morrison is perhaps best known for her roles as Dr. Cameron on House and Emma Swan on Once Upon a Time. She has also portrayed Zoey Pierson on How I Met Your Mother and Winona Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek. Morrison will be appearing Sunday and Monday only.
Mikal Mosley is currently a designer and creator of stagewear and costumes for private clients and celebrities, including WWE Superstars, rappers, and NFL football players. In addition to creating more than 350 costumes from a variety of genres, he also designs and fabricates props for stage plays and television shows
Dean Motter is best known for the comics sensation, Mister X, his mini-series, Terminal City, and the graphic novel The Prisoner: Shattered Visage, based on the 1968 TV series (and is being reissued this year). Motter served as art director at both DC Comics and BPVP.
Sho Murase's work can be seen in DC Warner movie promo art for movies such as Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as collectibles figures. She is exhibited at Disney’s Wonderground Gallery, the German Film Museum in Frankfurt, and the Louisiana Modern Art Museum in Denmark, among others.
Jaime Murray is an actress best known for playing Stacie Monroe in the series Hustle and Lila West in season two of Dexter. She is also known for her roles as Gaia in Starz' Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Stahma Tarr in Defiance, and Helena G. Wells in Warehouse 13.
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 Dragon Con since 2005.
When not wandering around the con, star-struck, award-winning author Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short prose, graphic novels, and screenplays for multiple publishers. He is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.
Peter V Nguyen
Peter Nguyen has worked as production assistant on Wolverine and the X-Men and also intern for shows like Curious George. His first publish comic book work was with DC for the DC Halloween Special and just finished a fill in issue for Secret Six #16.
Jeff Nimoy has adapted, voice directed, and served as story editor for Digimon: Digital Monsters (and also voiced many characters). He adapted and voice directed Digimon: The Movie and Digimon: Revenge of Diaboromon. The anime community also knows him as the voice for Wolfwood, from the hit series Trigun.
Jai Nitz is an American comic book writer of Latino descent who has worked for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, Disney, and other publishers. He co-created El Diablo with Phil Hester, a character who made his big screen debut in 2016's Suicide Squad.
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.
John Noble is perhaps best known for his roles as Walter Bishop in the series Fringe and as Denethor in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and The Two Towers. Most recently he has starred in Sleepy Hollow and voiced Mallus in Legends of Tomorrow.
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.
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series, which began with His Majesty’s Dragon. Her latest novel, Uprooted, is a new fantasy influenced by the Polish fairy tales of her childhood. She is a founder of the Organization for Transformative Works and the Archive of Our Own.
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 Beam (with Travis S. Taylor, Baen), and Myth-Fits (Ace). She also teaches the annual Dragon Con Two-Day Writers Workshop.
Colleen O’Shaughnessey is the voice of Sora on Digimon and Digimon Tri, Ino, Konohamaru on Naruto, Kelsey/Glitter Sunny on the Glitter Force, Anna from K Return of Kings, Nel on Bleach, Tails on Sonic Boom, Wasp on the Avengers, and Jazz on Danny Phantom, to name a few.
» Dean O'Gorman
Dean O'Gorman is an actor, artist, and photographer from New Zealand. He is known for playing the dwarf Fíli in the Hobbit trilogy and for playing Anders in The Almighty Johnsons. He has also appeared in both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.
Denis O'Hare is an award-winning actor with performances in HBO's fantasy series True Blood and the FX anthology series American Horror Story. He is also known for his supporting roles in such films as Charlie Wilson's War, Milk, Changeling, and Dallas Buyers Club.
Sket-One is an artist from California who got started in graffiti and illustration before moving into designer toys. He has designed toys for Kidrobot, Solid Industries, 3dRetro, Dead Zebra, Red Magic, Play Devil, His exceptional craftsmanship and art background allow him to customize amazing pieces of art few can match.
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.
Roscoe Hunter Orman is an American actor, comedian, and writer, best known for playing Gordon Robinson, one of the central human characters on Sesame Street. Orman joined the show in 1974, becoming the third actor to play Gordon until 2016.
Justin Orr is an illustrator, concept artist, and animator who has worked in numerous artistic fields including animation, gaming, and commercial advertising. His work has encompassed time with companies such as Nickelodeon, MTV, Picture Plane Illustration, Wild Brain Animation, and Leap Frog.
Max Osinski is an actor and writer, known for his roles on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Davis where his wife Dichen Lachman portrayed the villain in season two, Love & Other Drugs, In Time, The Nine Lives of Claw, The Last Ship, Shameless, Hollywood Hitmen, and more.
Zoie Palmer is perhaps best known for playing Dr. Lauren Lewis in the Showcase/Syfy hit series Lost Girl and The Android in the TV series Dark Matter. Her other credits include the Taken TV series, Real Detective, Flashpoint, Nikita, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Guard, and more.
Christopher Paolini is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Inheritance Cycle: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, along with Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia. Although Paolini will one day return to Alagaësia, he is currently working on several projects set in other worlds.
Craig Parker was most recently the villainous Narcisse in CWs Reign. Hes also has appeared as Haldir in Lord of the Rings, scruffy lycan Sabas in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, evil but beautiful haired Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker, and Gaius Glaber in Spartacus.
Adrian Pasdar has established himself as one of the finest and most versatile actors on the scene today. Pasdar is has recently appeared on Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the CW’s Supergirl, and starred for four seasons on the hit NBC series Heroes.
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.
Artist and illustrator Bob Pendarvis taught the first comics and animation illustration classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design, going on to create the country's first full BFA and MFA Sequential Art degree programs. His former students include many successful comics, gaming, and animation artists.
Diana Peterfreund is the author over a dozen books for adults, teens, and kids, including the Killer Unicorns series; For Darkness Shows the Stars, a post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion; and the adventure series Omega City. Her short stories have appeared in many anthologies.
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor, best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had recurring roles on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell, Supernatural as Samuel Campbell, the Batman TV series as Commissioner James Gordon, and Sons of Anarchy as Ernest Darby.
Having worked in the comics and entertainment journalist field for ten years, Lan Pitts eventually joined BOOM! Studios with their WWE specials. He's teamed up with talented artists across the field to expand the established mythos of the WWE Universe, including giving the Undertaker an origin story.
Van Allen Plexico
Van Allen Plexico is a New Pulp and Pulp Factory Award-winning author best known for his nine-volume Sentinels superhero novel series and multi-award-winning Shattering space opera novels and comics, as well as two books about Marvel’s Avengers. He writes and edits for a variety of publishers.
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.
Lucie Pohl is a German-American film and TV voice actor, comedian, and writer and is the voice of Mercy from Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch. She is known for her roles in Red Dwarf XI, Homeland, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and David Chase's Not Fade Away.
Robert W Pope
For nearly 30 years, Robert Pope has been a cartoonist, animator, and comic book artist who has worked for DC, BOOM, IDW and more. He currently draws Looney Tunes for DC and the PEANUTS gang for Simon and Schuster, among others.
Anna Popplewell is a British actress best known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia films. She also starred in Microsoft's live action series Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, and most recently appeared as Lola in three seasons of the CW's hit show Reign.
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.
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!
An American creator, writer, and producer of comic books and films, Brian Pulido is known for his unique brand of edgy, pop cultural entertainment and merchandise. Pulido has created, written or co-written hundreds of comic books, including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, and Purgatori.
Stephen W. Ramsden
Stephen Ramsden is the founder and director of the highest volume “hands-on” astronomy outreach nonprofit in the world, The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, named in memoriam for a fellow military veteran. CBSAP provides high tech STEM outreach absolutely free of charge to over 250,000 people worldwide annually.
Jonah Ray is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, and podcast host. Ray currently stars as Jonah Heston in the Netflix series Mystery Science Theater: 3000 The Return and also co-hosts the Nerdist (now ID10T) podcast, while working as a writer and producer at Attack of the Show and Web Soup.
Trina Ray is an astronomer with the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn (JPL/NASA). She coordinated the Titan opportunities and was the Science-Planning and Sequencing Team Deputy. She is also an Investigation Scientist for the Mission to Europa and an active public speaker, invited to give many talks around the nation
Chelsey Reist is the best known as Harper McIntyre on the CW post-apocalyptic drama The 100. Her other credits include work on The Tomorrow People, during its first season, Psych, Sole Custody, Aftermath, No Tell Motel, Embrace of the Vampire, and several others.
Mike Resnick is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He has written 76 novels, 280 stories, 10 books of non-fiction, 3 screenplays, and currently edits Galaxy's Edge magazine and Stellar Guild books.
Sara Richard is an Eisner-nominated comic artist best known for her work on My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms, Kitty and Dino, Rick and Morty, and The Ghost, the Owl. She is heavily inspired by art deco, art nouveau, and 80’s fashion.
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.
Corinne Roberts has written and illustrated Trip to Trekka, Imaginary Sea 1,2,3!, and more. Along with her books, she illustrated the webcomic, Kitty Game and the card game, Unreal Estate. Her recently released comic Out and About was released as a webcomic in March 2018.
Andrew R. Robinson
With a long career as an animation writer, showrunner, and creator, Andrew Robinson is now a senior writer in story and franchise development at Blizzard Entertainment, where he works on story development, animated shorts, comics and more for all their games.
Naomi Romero is an illustrator for animation and kid's lit, with credits ranging from Illumination, Nick Jr, Facebook, and more. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery Nucleus, a renowned animation gallery in California. She is currently the character designer for the 2018 Dragon Con baby dragon mascot.
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.
Well known in American comics fandom since the '60s for his fanzine work, Don Rosa became internationally famous in 1987 for writing and drawing Carl Barks' Uncle $croog and Donald Duck comics for international publishers, making Rosa one of the world’s best known cartoonists.
Jacob Rougemont is an American comic book writer and researcher, most often known as part of the writing team on the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the Official Index to the Marvel Universe.
During his 20+ year career, comic book artist Craig Rousseau has worked for various comic book companies, but is best known for his work on DC Comics titles like Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, and Impulse. He also worked for Disney, Beckett, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics' Creative Services.
Andy Runton is the creator of the all-ages series of graphic novels, Owly, starring a little 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.
Noel Saabye has spent the past 20+ years in the 2D animation industry working on TV shows, commercials, and video games with a list of clients that includes Cartoon Network, PBS, KidsWB,Warner Bros., Disney, Mattel, Activision, and the rock band Skid Row.
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.
Tara Jayne Sands
Tara Sands played over 50 roles on Pokemon including Bulbasaur, Richie, Jasmine, Oddish, and Tori. Some other roles include: Hunter x Hunter’s Biscuit, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Mokuba, Digimon Adventure Tri’s Kari, One Punch Man’s Kombu Infinity, Generator Rex’s Circe, Slayers’ Filia, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Death 13/, Fire Emblem’s Sonya, and more!
Matt Santorelli is a freelance inker currently working for DC Comics on New Super-Man. He's worked on titles such as DC Universe Rebirth #1, Superwoman, Green Lanterns, Action Comics, Superman, Nightwing, and Trinity. Santorelli has also illustrated sketch cards from Upper Deck's Marvel Comics, Firefly, and Clerks card sets.
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 is an actress who is best known for her roles as Mindy in Drake & 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 and is a sought-after speaker for his combination of technical skill, comedic timing, and crowd rapport.
Eisner-nominated Chris Schweizer is the cartoonist that divides his time between two graphic novel series: the award-winning historical fiction Crogan Adventures (Oni Press), and the upcoming horror series The Creeps (Abrams/Amulet). Schweizer has previously taught aspiring artists at SCAD-Atlanta for five years.
Catherine M. Scully
Cat Scully is an illustrator and freelance graphic designer who has worked on world maps, chapter headings, and characters for books with Penguin, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, and more. She writes adult, YA, and middle grade fiction.
Millions of kids grew up listening to Joshua Seth as Tai, the leader of the Digimon. To adult fans of animation, he's best known as the villainous voice of Tetsuo, the starring role in the animated masterpiece, Akira (2001) and as Hige in Wolfs Rain and 009 in Cyborg Soldier 009.
Vermont-based comic book creator Blair Shedd is best known for his critically acclaimed illustration work on Doctor Who from both IDW Publishing and Titan Comics. He’s also illustrated stories and arcs in Ghostbusters (IDW), Telepathetic (SitComics), Legends of Oz (IDW), and Zombie Bomb (Terminal Press).
Julie Shields is a voice actor, singer, and musician whose songs have been featured in Borderlands 2 and SpongeBob SquarePants. Most recently her voice has been featured in Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, Alice VR, and Book of Demons.
New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler is the creator of fifteen novels, six novellas and dozens of short stories. His works are available from Crown Publishing and Del Rey Books. He is also a co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his young-adult Galactic Football League series.
Anna Silk most recently starred as the lead character Bo on the Syfy/Showcase hit series Lost Girl. The series follows the life of Bo, a succubus learning to control her supernatural abilities, and discover her origins. Other appearances include various roles in popular shows in the United States and Canada.
James Silvani is a comic book artist best known for his work with Disney comics and publishing. Over the last several years he has been drawing the further adventures of Darkwing Duck as well as DuckTales and the Muppets. He also produces licensed fine art for Disney, Lucasfilm and Dreamworks.
Gail Simone is a multiple award-winning writer of comics and animation. Her work in comics includes fan-favorite the Simpsons, Deadpool, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Birds of Prey, as well as the recent creator-owned books Crosswind and the Eisner-nominated Clean Room. She is also a fierce advocate for diversity in comics.
Alex Sinclair has worked in the comic book industry as a colorist for 25 years. He has worked on many series including Batman, Superman: Unchained, Green Lantern, Justice League, Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman. His current projects include Harley Quinn, Superman, and Frank Miller’s prequel to 300, Xerxes.
Rachel Skarsten is an actress who is best known for her role as Dinah Lance on the television series Birds of Prey, Tamsin in Lost Girl, and Elizabeth I of England in Reign. Her other roles include Transporter: The Series, Flashpoint, The LA Complex, and CW's Beauty and the Beast.
Dietrich O Smith
Dietrich Smith is comic book artist, animator and designer who has been in the field of entertainment and publishing since the early 90s. His work has been circulated thru a variety of publishers like Marvel, DC, Dynamite and others while working on characters ranging from Spider-man to Shaft.
Actress Ksenia Solo most recently has starred as the quick-witted and playful Kenzi in the hit series Lost Girl. She also has been a series regular on the hit AMC series Turn and had a recurring role on the cult BBC America Hit, Orphan Black for it's 3rd season.
Samantha Sommersby left her day job to pursue writing full-time in 2007. She is the author of a dozen novels and novellas including the critically acclaimed paranormal romance series, Forbidden. She also writes the Fallen Siren series for Penguin/Roc as S.J. Harper in collaboration with author Jeanne C. Stein.
Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Random House, where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for the Ace and Roc imprints. Some of the great authors she works with include New York Times bestsellers Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, and more.
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.
Aaron L Sparrow
Aaron Sparrow has done work published by Image, Tokyopop, Boom! Studios, Ape Entertainment and Joe Books. He is best known for his work on various Disney comic titles, particularly his writing on Darkwing Duck. Sparrow has also worked on comic books with DreamWorks Animation and Sesame Workshop.
Jennifer Spence is well-known to sci-fi audiences as the brainy and secretly libidinous Dr. Lisa Park on Stargate Universe and as plucky I.T. genius, Betty Robertson, on Continuum. Spence is currently shooting a recurring role on Brad Wright’s new Netflix series Travelers.
Caroll Edwin Spinney is a puppeteer, cartoonist, author, and speaker most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. Spinney has performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for over 45 years. Other notable characters include Picklepuss and Pop, Bruno the Trashman, Granny Bird, and more.
Michael A Stackpole is an award-winning, writer, editor, graphic novelist, game designer, computer game designer, screenwriter, and podcaster. He's best known for his New York Times bestselling novels I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron. Other works include the Star Wars: X-Wing and New Jedi Order series.
Richard Alan Starkings
Richard Starkings, creator of Elephantmen and co-creator of The Beef and Ask For Mercy, has worked as a lettering artist on just about every mainstream comic book you know; his company Comicraft currently letters Buffy and Doctor Who. He loves Yorkshire Tea, Cadbury’s Flake, and Lori Perkins.
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 spacecraft safe and happy.
Jeanne C. Stein
Jeanne Stein is the award winning, national bestselling author of the urban fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and the Fallen Siren Series written as S. J. Harper. She has thirteen full length books, several novellas, and numerous short stories to her credit.
TJ Sterling is a midwestern born, NYC based artist/illustrator and president of RAE Comics. He creates interesting stories featuring unique characters from all walks of life. This year being his first at Dragon Con, he looks forward to sharing his work with the amazing artistic community of Atlanta.
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 fantastical novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.
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. Currently he lives with Janet and the compulsory authorial cats.
Tad Stones is a producer, writer, and artist who started his career at Walt Disney Features then moved to Disney Imagineering to design rides for EPCOT. He was one of the founders of Walt Disney TV Animation where he created the shows Chip ’n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck.
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.
Tara Strong is an actress and voice actress perhaps best known for her work in animated films and television. She has enjoyed a very successful career including, Bubbles in The Power Puff Girls, Timmy in The Fairly Odd Parents, Dil in Rugrats, Raven on Teen Titans, and many more.
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.
With an art career spanning 25 years, over 200 of Billy Tackett’s illustrative works have been published. His “splatter” technique is what’s getting attention these days. By dipping his fingers into the paint and flicking it onto the canvas he’s able to capture an image without the use of brushes!
Babs Tarr is the fan-favorite artist on DC Comics' Batgirl (for which she has been nominated for a 2015 Eisner Award), and has provided covers for Gotham Academy, Justice League, and Convergence: Superboy. She currently is living the dream working as a full time freelance illustrator!
Psychotic biotic? Check. Conflicted Jedi? Check. Elusive and sexy spy? Check and check! That’s right; Jack from Mass Effect, Juhani from Knights of the Old Republic, and Ada Wong of Resident Evil 6 all share the same vocal chords of actress Courtenay Taylor!
» Mark Texeira
Comic book artist Mark Texeira is best known for his work on Ghost Rider, Black Panther, and Vampirella. Texeira’s drawings are featured in hundreds of books, comics, record albums, magazines, and advertisements. Texeira earned movie credits for his work on Black Panther, Infinity Wars, Ghost Rider, and Jonah Hex.
The Shiflett Brothers
The Shiflett Brothers began their careers sculpting iconic character statues for Marvel Comics. The brothers have won the Spectrum Gold Award for Dimensional Work in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art and have created master class instructional sculpting videos for the Gnomon Workshop in Hollywood.
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.
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.
William "Billy" Tucci is an illustrator, writer and filmmaker best known among American comic book audiences for his creator-owned title and character Shi. He has also worked with Marvel, DC, Apostle Arts, and founded Crusade Fine Arts in 1994. Tucci is very active in raising awareness, honoring, and remembering veterans.
James R. Tuck
James R. Tuck writes novels, including Arrow: Fatal Legacies, the Deacon Chalk series, the Robin Hood Demon's Bane series (w/Debbie Viguie), and (as Levi Black) the Mythos War Trilogy. His other works include Hired Gun, Thunder on the Battlefield series, Champion of Hollow Earth, and many more.
Alan C. Tupper
Alan Tupper is an animator, comic artist and CEO of Moving Ink Media. He's worked for multiple properties and franchises for PBS, Hulu, Cartoon Network, the Georgia Aquarium, and more. Tupper's current focus is his companies GLYPH award-winning comic series Kamikaze.
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.
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.
Trevor S. Valle
Trevor Valle is a paleontologist, a certified cicerone, and an outspoken science communicator on Twitter. He has appeared on the television including History Channel, The Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and BBC, in documentaries, and at Nerd Nite meetings across the country.
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.
Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier is perhaps best known for her role on the innovative series Lost Girl, a Canadian supernatural drama. She had a recurring role on this highly rated original show playing the role of the vain and dangerously sociopathic The Morrigan.
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.
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.
» Widgett Walls
Widgett Walls is the director of Need Coffee Dot Com. He is also the author of the novel Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point and the short story collections Magnificent Desolation and Something Else. He also narrates audiobooks including The Tao of Seneca for Tim Ferriss Audio.
Tom Waltz is an editor for IDW Publishing, writer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and oversees the Ghostbusters and TMNT comics. Waltz has written for video games such as TMNT: Brothers Unite, TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan, Silent Hill: Downpour, and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime.
» Garrett Wang
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, numerous short stories and two popular art books. The former editor of Crescent Blues, she co-edited the 40th anniversary World Fantasy Con anthology Unconventional Fantasy and is a frequent contributor to BUZZYMAG.com.
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books in 2006. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, published by August House. She is a past winner of the Hank Reinhardt Georgia Fan Award, awarded by Dragon Con.
David Thorn Wenzel
David Thorn Wenzel’s is an artist who has taken fantasy lovers down many paths. His vision of Tolkien’s Hobbit, in graphic novel format, has been updated over the years and is still in print worldwide. This year he returns with a new vision for Kingdom of the Dwarves.
Jeremy Scott Whitley
Jeremy Whitley is a comic book writer and the creator of Princeless and Raven Pirate Princess as well as the writer for Marvel's Unstoppable Wasp and Titan's Sea of Thieves series, as well as a frequent contributor to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
In 2014, Ricky Whittle captivated audiences everywhere after appearing in The CW's post-apocalyptic drama The 100, playing the role of Lincoln, a "Grounder." Since then, he has played the protagonist and central character, Shadow Moon, in the STARZ television series American Gods.
Since the start of his professional art career, Allen Williams' client list has grown from game companies to book publishers and beyond. His focus is now on his personal work but also includes concept work for films and television. Williams is a 2018 Art Show Guest Juror.
Kelly Williams is a comic book artist/writer. Best known for his work in horror comics like Eerie, Creepy, The Cabinet, The Dark, as well as the graphic novel Metaphase, and more. He has also contributed to BOOM! studios WWE comics and IDW's TMNT.
Michael Z. Williamson
Michael Z. Williamson is a multiple bestselling and award winning author in science fiction and #1 Amazon bestseller in political humor. An immigrant from the UK and Canada, he served 25 years in the US Army and USAF. Williamson consults on TV and movie productions.
J.W.Productions is a leader in prototyping for the collectible and toy industry. From development, concept, sculpting, 3D printing, engineering, molding/casting, and painting high end statues and action figures. Their client list ranges from Sideshow collectibles to Pop Culture Shock, D.C. Entertainment, Diamond Select, NECA, Dynamite Comics, Mondo Tees, and more.
Comfort and Adam are the award nominated duo responsible for The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark, and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics (Random House). In 2017 they will continue their work on The Uniques as well as releasing the collected addition of their first webcomic, Kitty Game.
Janny Wurts is a professional author/illustrator of 20 published books and 34 works of short fiction, including the Wars of Light and Shadows epic fantasy published by HarperCollins Voyager, London, and the Empire trilogy in collaboration with Ray Feist.
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.
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).
Thomas F. Zahler
Thom Zahler is a comic creator and animation writer. He created Webtoons’ hit series Warning Label, Love and Capes, Long Distance, and Time and Vine. He also writes and draws for IDW's My Little Pony series and has written for Ultimate Spider-Man and Knights of the Zodiac.
Timothy Zahn is the author of 11 Star Wars books and the Cobra, Quadrail, and Dragonback series. Recent books include Star Wars: Thrawn and Cobra Traitor. Upcoming books include Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances and A Call to Vengeance, the third of the Manticore Ascendant series written with David Weber.
Ian Ziering is an actor and voice actor best known for his role as Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he played from 1990 to 2000. He is also the voice of Vinnie on Biker Mice from Mars and is Fin Shepard in the Sharknado series.
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.