Guests

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Peter Abrahamson
Peter Abrahamson is a builder of animatronic puppets and robots. His work includes movies such as Men in Black II, Hellboy and I Robot. Peter also competed in Robot Wars, Battlebots, and Sozbots, and judged Robogames. Currently he designs industrial robotics and is a producer on ABC's BattleBots.

Scott Adsit
Scott Adsit is an American writer, actor, and improviser. Recently, he portrayed the robot, Baymax, in Disney's Oscar winning animated film, Big Hero 6.

Jarrod Carl Alberich
Jarrod has recently been named cover artist, inker, and overall art director for WhiteRocketBooks.com - bringing Van Alllen Plexico's popular novels from the Shattering universe to graphic novel format.

Kevin Alejandro
Kevin Alejandro is well known for his roles as Nate Moretta in the crime drama Southland, as Jesús Velásquez in the supernatural thriller True Blood, as Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood in The CW series Arrow, and Dan Espinoza on Lucifer.

Robert Allsopp
Robert Allsopp has worked in film, theatre and television as a specialist costumier for the last 30 years. He is known for his work on Ridley Scott movies, including The Martian. Allsopp also created the principal costumes for Dredd 3D and has worked on many classic and recent Doctor Who episodes.

Curt Anderson
Curt is a professional magician and speaker about lying and deception. Curt has performed extensively across the US as well as internationally.

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.

Shamier Anderson
Shamier Anderson plays the role of the mysterious Agent Xavier Dolls in SyFy's Wynonna Earp. He will be seen recurring on the 2017 FOX miniseries Shots Fired and has appeared in Trailer Park Boys, NBC's Constantine, SyFy's Defiance and Killjoys, The CW's The Tomorrow People, and BBC America's Intruders.

Dino Andrade
Voice actor Dino Andrade is best known as Professor Putricide, Mimiron, Mekkatorque, and more from World of Warcraft as well as The Scarecrow from Batman: Arkham Asylum! Other credits include Star Trek Online, Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter, Brutal Legend, Hellsing, and Pop of Snap, Crackle & Pop fame!

Emily Andras
Emily Andras has a diverse list of television credits to her name. Currently, she is the showrunner and executive producer of SyFy’s new hit series Wynonna Earp. Previously, she spent three seasons as the showrunner and executive producer of Lost Girl, and recently worked as the supervising producer on Killjoys.

Tony Anselmo
Tony Anselmo is a voice actor and animator who has worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1980 and has been the voice of Donald Duck since 1985, succeeding Clarence Nash, who trained him for the role during the last 3 years of his life.

Dane Ault
Dane Ault is the artist and illustrator behind Monkey Minion Press. He is a space/science artist, pop-culture propagandist and designerd. MMP published Eureka: The Art of Science in 2016 via a super successful Kickstarter.

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Garrick Backer
Garrick Backer is Maker who loves building props, costumes & sharing knowledge. With his wife Jackie, he started KnowOne's Designs & began teaching through YouTube & an internship program with Glendale Community College. He has done work for independent film, corporate clients, & recently was selected as a contestant for SyFy's Cosplay Melee.

Mark Bagley
Mark Bagley is an American comic book artist. He has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics on such titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, New Warriors, and Ultimate Spider-Man.

Keith Baker
Keith Baker is a prolific RPG and tabletop game designer. His latest games are the card-based RPG Phoenix: Dawn Command, Illimat, and Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game.

Cecil Baldwin
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.

Linda Ballantyne
Linda Ballantyne is best known as the voice of the long running animated series Sailor Moon. She continues to work in animation with roles on shows as; George of the Jungle, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Gundalian Invaders, Care Bears, and The Avengers animated series.

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

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
John Barrowman most recently he 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. John will be appearing at Dragon Con Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only.

Gabo Bautista
GABO, (Gabriel Bautista) is the artist for 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.

Trace Beaulieu
Trace Beaulieu was a founding writer/performer on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) , playing Dr. Forrester and Crow for the show's first seven seasons as well as the feature film version of MST.

Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Jasmine Becket-Griffith is a world-renowned artist working in the fantasy, pop surrealism, and new contemporary genres. Her Strangeling lines of merchandise, projects with companies such as Disney, Lucasfilm and the Bradford Exchange, and the extensive fine art gallery showings of her original acrylic paintings make her a fan favorite!

Ned Bellamy
Ned Bellamy entered show business in the very late '70s, initially on television programs including The Waltons, M*A*S*H, and The Dukes of Hazzard. As time rolled on, however, Bellamy moved more squarely into filmed work, specializing in action, horror, or thriller fare.

Julie Benz
Star of cult classics such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Roswell, Julie Benz has never been one to shy away from the challenging roles, and can most recently be seen on Syfy's Defiance.

Adam Berry
Adam Berry is an executive producer and co-star of Kindred Spirits on TLC, with friend and paranormal partner Amy Bruni. He is also a former star of SYFY's hit show, Ghost Hunters, and contestant on Ghost Hunter's Academy.

Jake Bible
Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, Jake Bible is the author of over 40 novels including the bestselling Z-Burbia, as well as Salvage Merc One, the Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal and Ash), the Mega series, and others.

Tom Biondolillo
Tom Biondolillo is currently co-creating a graphic novel adaption of Frenzy (Hyperion/Disney)- a fanged and furry summer camp horror- with author Rob Lettrick. For 20 years, Tom's worked as a comic artist, illustrator, concept artist, and storyboard artist for comics, cards, toys, RPGs, video games for well known companies.

Christopher Bivins
Chris Bivins has created characters and animations for more than 50 plus games, such as Dragon Slayer and Fire Wolf. Over the last 10 years, he has provided storyboard and design work for some of the industry’s leading directors like James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Greg McLean, The Belko Experiment.

Matt Blaze
Matt Blaze is a professor in the computer science department at the University of Pennsylvania. He's interested in computer security, cryptography, surveillance, and public policy.

Steve Blum
Steve Blum is best known as the voice of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, Wolverine from several incarnations of X-Men, and Zeb from Star Wars Rebels. Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games - appearing in almost 300 games

April M Borchelt
April is a 2D illustrator working on Paladins at Hi-Rez Studios. Her past clients include Nickelodeon and Puzzles By Joe. Her personal work is exhibited in galleries around Atlanta and has been published in GameInformer Magazine and featured in multiple children's books.

Lesley-Ann Brandt
Lesley-Ann Brandt is known for her breakout Role as Naevia in Spartacus, as Lamia in The Librarians, Copperhead in Gotham, and Mazikeen in Lucifer.

Andy Brase
Andy Brase has done art for many titles including Doctor Strange, Assassin's Creed, DragonAge, Swamp Thing, Dark Sun, Kull, Hulk, Daredevil, The Darkness, and more.

Jennie Breeden
Jennie Breeden is the creator of the autobiographical webcomic The Devil's Panties. Ms. Breeden 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.

Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times best selling author of the Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series as well as numerous traditional fantasy books.

William C Brock
Bill Brock is the team leader for Discovery Networks Monsters Underground. Brock is a national speaker and had been featured on multiple television and radio shows as a cryptic researcher and paranormal expert.

Jenevieve Broomall
Jenevieve Broomall is a popular Cover Illustrator with clientele ranging from IDW, Aspen, Tales Told LLC (Lady Death), Big Dog Ink, Zenescope, Devil's Due Publishing and more independent companies.

Alton Brown
Alton Brown spent 14 years making a good show called Good Eats.  It had puppets in it and characters that lived in appliances, and his mixer had flames on it. He's done some other stuff, mostly with food...sometimes with science. Brown will be appearing Sunday only.

Amy Bruni
Amy Bruni is the executive producer and co-star of Kindred Spirits, a hit TLC show that focuses on helping families who are dealing with paranormal experiences beyond their control. Former star of SYFY's Ghost Hunters, Amy also runs , a spirited travel business for paranormal enthusiasts.

Brian Brushwood
Brian Brushwood is the host of Scam School for Discovery, Hacking the System for National Geographic, and now The Modern Rogue on Youtube. When not on camera, he's shoving fire in his face and nails in his eyes nationwide with his bizarre magic show.

Jason Bulmahn
Jason Bulmahn is the Lead Designer as Paizo Inc. He created the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and leads the team responsible for dozens of game supplements and expansions.

Bob Burden
Bob Burden is an Eisner Award winning wrier/artist and creator of Atlanta's first superhero, Flaming Carrot, and The Mysterymen which became a feature film. Also worked on Gumby, TMNTurtles.

Erik S Burnham
Erik Burnham is a writer/artist best known for his work on IDW's Ghostbusters series, TMNT, Back to the Future, and Galaxy Quest.

James Burns
James Burns is a television graphic designer, comic book creator, and illustrator who lives in Athens, Georgia.

Jim Butcher
Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and his new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.

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

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

James Callis
James Callis is a British actor who is best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series.

Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) writes the New York Times bestselling series The Lost Fleet which has been published in 14 languages, and the steampunk meets high fantasy series The Pillars of Reality. His most recent books are Vanguard and Daughter of Dragons. Jack/John is a retired Navy officer.

Mike Capps
The president of Epic Games during development of legendary videogame franchises Gears of War, Unreal, and Infinity Blade. Mike has a Ph.D. in Virtual Reality, and features on multiple Discovery/Science shows like What On Earth and NASA's Unexplained Files.

Andrea Caprotti
Andrea Caprotti is a lead animator for Rooster Teeth. Her work can be seen in RWBY, RWBY Chibi, and Red Vs. Blue.

C. Robert Cargill
C. Robert Cargill is an author, screenwriter, podcaster, and former film critic. He is the author of the books Dreams and Shadows, Queen of the Dark Things, and Sea of Rust, and is a co-writer of the films Sinister, Sinister 2, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange

Charisma Carpenter
Charisma Carpenter is best known as Cordelia Chase in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

Luciana Carro
Luciana Carro is a Toronto-born actress known for her dramatic and comedic roles on American television and feature films. She is best known as Louanne "Kat" Katraine on Battlestar Galactica.

Katie Cassidy
Cassidy can currently be seen as the female lead in the smash hit CW series, Arrow.

Jamie Chambers
Jamie Chambers is an award-winning tabletop game designer who recently re-launched the classic Metamorphosis Alpha RPG, but is also known for his work on Dragonlance, Serenity, Battlestar Galactica, and Supernatural. He lives in north Georgia, constantly juggling projects great and small.

Chance Chancellor
Chance is both an award-winning leather artisan and a leather instructor for 11 years. Since starting in Atlanta, GA, he's taught over 19 hundred 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
A.C. Charania is an entrepreneurial engineer and technical innovator possessing who creates and advances new aerospace ventures for both commercial and government customers; helping to turn advanced concepts into reality. He has worked for multiple commercial space companies including Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Planetary Resources, Generation Orbit, and SpaceWorks.

Charles Chiodo
Charles Chiodo's television credits include, the revival of the Krofft's, Land of the Lost, their Amazing Live Sea Monkeys series, and Saban's Power Rangers and Ninja Turtle series. His feature credits include the cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Team America, Elf, and Dinner for Schmucks.

Edward Chiodo
Edward Chiodo is the co-chairman and head of production at Chiodo Bros. Productions, Inc. He is responsible for new business development, client relations and the overall operations of this dynamic studio. He also serves as Executive Producer on all Chiodo Bros. projects.

Stephen Chiodo
Stephen Chiodo has established himself as a highly creative special effects director with an expertise in stop-motion animation. With an incredible passion for making fantastic images become a reality, Stephen has worked with such notable Hollywood directors as Tim Burton, Joe Dante, John Landis, Jon Faverau, Matt Stone, and Trey Parker.

Timothy J Clarke
Tim Clarke has designed puppets for the Muppets and Dark Crystal (the Mystics, Slaves, Landstrider, and Crystal Bats). He has also worked on puppets for Sesame Street, Muppet Show, and Fraggle Rock for which he created Traveling Matt.

Freddy Clements
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.

David B. Coe
David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson is the award-winning author of nineteen fantasy novels. As David B. Coe he writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy. As D.B. Jackson he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction.

Frank Conniff
Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody award winning Comedy Central series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), where he also played "TV's Frank," the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist.

Sean Andrew Copeland
Sean Copeland is the Lead Historian of Creative Development at Blizzard Entertainment where he oversees its team of historians. This "lore team" enables developers to create with confidence for the games, goods, and IP development of all Blizzard’s blockbuster franchises.

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

Larry Correia
Larry Correia is a Dragon Award winning, New York Times bestselling author with Baen Books.

Rick Cosnett
Rick Cosnett is an actor best known for his role as Eddie Thawne on the Flash, Wes Maxfield on The Vampire Diaries, and Elias Harper on Quantico.

Hunter Cressall
Hunter Cressall produces custom instructional content and promotional video for a wide number of clients. He also consults for media and communication departments, assisting his clients in achieving communication objectives. Recently Hunter cofounded Obvious Notion a production company with long time creative partners and through this partnership creates original content.

Adam Croasdell
Adam Croasdell is a film, TV & voice actor who's worked with Alan Rickman on the West End. He starred as Baldur in Supernatural, Hook's father in Once Upon A Time, is Bothwell on Reign. For video games he's Torvin in Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor & Ignis Scientia in Final Fantasy XV.

John Cusack
With an impressive body of work spanning the course of two decades, John Cusack has evolved into one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and respected actors of his generation, garnering both critical acclaim as well as prestigious accolades for his dramatic and comedic roles.

Peter Capn' Cutler
Peter Capn' Cutler cartoonist, illustrator, commercial artist, and comic book artist of Tiki Zombie, Hero Cats, and his own up and coming Beastie Bunch.

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Daisy Viktoria
Daisy Viktoria is a costume designer based in Los Angeles, CA. Daisy does film and theatre projects while growing her own fantasy costuming line. Daisy has a background in corsetry and historical costuming and teaches classes on historical costuming. Daisy's chemical engineering education assists her in using technology in costuming.

Brett Dalton
Brett Dalton is an American actor who is best known for playing Grant Ward in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, currently in its third season.

Arthur Darvill
Arthur Darvill is an English actor known for playing Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the television series Doctor Who, as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch, and Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow.

Kathleen O'Shea David
Kathleen O'Shea David is a puppeteer, writer, editor, costumer, equity stage manager, owner of No Strings Attached Custom Puppets, co-creator of Headcases, Star Wars editor, Star Trek writer, Ghostbusters comic-book writer, and more!

Peter David
Peter David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them

Delilah S. Dawson
Delilah S. Dawson is the author of the Ladycastle comic from BOOM! Studios, the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, and Scorched, and the Shadows series, written as Lila Bowen and beginning with Wake of Vultures.

Shari DeBenedetti
Shari is best known for he role on the hit TV show Ghost Hunters.

Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido is the author of a ton of fiction over two-plus decades in the worlds of TV shows, movies, comics, and games, as well as his own universes from the fictional Cliff's End and Super City to the fantastical Key West and New York.

Kelly Sue DeConnick
Kelly Sue DeConnick began her comics career writing the English adaptations of Japanese comics for Tokyopop and VIZ. After 7 years and more than 10,000 pages on books like Slam Dunk, Blue Spring, and Sexy Voice and Robo, she transitioned to American comics with 30 Days of Night: Eben and Stella (IDW).

Larry Dixon
Larry Dixon is a cover and interior artist for books from Daw, Baen, Tor, Disney/Hyperion and many gaming companies. He is the co-author with his wife Mercedes on many of the Valdemar books and SERRAted Edge books, and is the most-read commentator on Quora in humor, comics, and standup.

Kevin Dockery
Kevin Dockery has been a writer since the early 1980s. Previously, he has been a soldier in The President's Guard under President's Nixon and Ford, been a grade-school teacher, radio broadcaster, gunsmith, and historian.

Rachel Doda
Rachel Doda is a lead storyboard artist and layout artist for Rooster Teeth. Her work can be seen in RWBY and Red Vs. Blue.

Guy Dorian
Guy Dorian has worked for Marvel and DC on books and trading cards. He is the artist of XMen: Apocalypse movie posters and Marvel Entertainment products, as well as Star Wars Comics to Color. Guy is co-creator of Scorch featured on Marvel's Agents of Shield.

Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn donned mounds of facial makeup for what was to be his signature role: the U.S.S. Enterprise's Klingon officer Lt. Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). Michael reprised his role of Worf on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995-1999).

Dan dos Santos
Dan dos Santos is a prolific cover artist, with numerous New York Times bestselling covers to his credit. He has created covers for Serenity, Fables, Dresden Files, and Mercy Thompson amongst hundreds of others.

Mark Dos Santos
Mark Dos Santos comic credits include A Train Called Love from Dynamite Entertainment, Imperial for Image Comics, Fall of Cthulhu, and Eureka for Boom Studios. In the literary world h has illustrated Icarus, A Hero By Any Other Name Vol. 1 & 2 and Apollo’s Daughters from Silence in the Library.

DC Douglas
D.C. Douglas is known for voicing Albert Wesker in seven Resident Evil games, Legion in Mass Effect 2 & 3, Chase on TV’s Transformers: Rescue Bots, Col. Rawls on Regular Show, plus numerous anime shows/games. On-camera: Pa Kettle on Z Nation, Bud in Sharknado 2, and much more!

Margaret Downey
Margaret Downey founded the Freethought Society (FS) and the Anti-Discrimination Support Network (ADSN) in 1993. In 1994 Margaret founded the Thomas Paine Memorial Committee.

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

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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.

Scott Edgington
Dr. Edgington is a Planetary Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory whose research specialties are giant planets, spectroscopy, and photochemistry. He is Cassini’s Deputy Project Scientist and Investigation Scientist for Cassini’s thermal infrared instrument for Europa Clipper's ultraviolet instrument.

Gigi Edgley
Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Feud: Bette and Joan, Quantum Apocalypse, Showdown At Area 51, Enuattii: Face Off designer's new feature film,  Lost World, Beastmaster, Nexus, Hashtag...just the beginning of the list of Gigi Edgley's extensive credits. She also writes comics, hosts and is a recording artist.

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

Michael Eklund
Michael Eklund is known for disappearing into every role and radically transforming his look for each new character. Television appearances include guest starring or recurring roles on Altered Carbon, Wynona Earp, Gotham, Bates Motel Season 2, Continuum, Almost Human, Alcatraz, Fringe, Intelligence, and Battlestar Galactica.

Lynette Eklund (Johnson)
Lynette Eklund has over 50 television and film credits as a creature effects artist and performer, including on Beetlejuice, Species I & II, The Stand, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Puppet Master. She also worked on the Teddy Ruxpin prototype; for Disney and Universal Studios.

Jenn Ellis
Jenn Ellis has a passion for making games and events that bring people together. She’s the producer of the games Phoenix:Dawn Command and Illimat. Jenn is the co-owner of Twogether Studios

Jeff Ello
Jeff Ello (aka "jello") is a filmmaker/technologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the latest technology, techniques and tricks for live action and CG film productions. Jeff's latest endeavor is PhotonArmy.com, a resource site and YouTube channel dedicated to independent media production technology.

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

Annie Erskine
Ionic Comics is an indie studio based in south central Kentucky. Annie Erskine, founder and lead artist of Ionic Comics and freelance illustrator for Cartoon Network, and writer Clint Waters are dedicated to producing content like the webcomic Variants: Stripes that provides representation for women and LGBTQIA+ people.

Annie Evans
Annie Evans is a writer who has been on staff with Sesame Street since 1994. She has been one of the principal writers for Elmo's World and has previously scripted the Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Big Bag, and Panwapa.

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Mike Faber
Director Mike Faber is the founder and chief creative officer of the highly geeky and ever expanding ESO Podcast Network. Mike also hosts The Earth Station One & Earth Station Who podcasts. He is the webmaster for esopodcast.com, which celebrates all things sci-fi, fantasy and much, much more.

Keythe Farley
Keythe Farley is best known for playing Thane Krios in Mass Effect (IGN Character of the Year) and Kellogg in Fallout 4. He's also casting and voice director for dozens of animated series and videogames including Rugrats and Final Fantasy XV. Keythe is also the co-author of Bat Boy: The Musical.

Bill Fawcett
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. 

Aaron Fever
Writer and director Aaron Fever is the producer of the animated short film How the Whale Got His Throat, co-host of the comedy podcast Cabin Fever, and is a contributor at asitecalledFRED.com. He is also Irish...very, very Irish.

Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion is an and voice actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle, as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity. Fillion will be appearing Friday only.

Joe Flanigan
Joe Flanigan is an American television actor best known as Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in Stargate Atlantis.

Sam Flegal
Sam Flegal has been a freelance illustrator since 2009. Working for book covers, hobby games, movie concept art, the History Channel, and private collectors, Sam loves to focus on exaggerated expressions and vibrant colors. Sam's preferred mediums are oil paint and ink.

Brenden Fletcher
Brenden Fletcher is currently writing the Black Canary series for DC Comics while continuing to co-write Batgirl with Cameron Stewart and Gotham Academy with Becky Cloonan.

Eric Flint
Eric Flint's writing career began with the SF 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 with his wife Lucille.

Megan Follows
Megan Follows is an actress and voice artist best known to international audiences for her roles as Anne Shirley in the 1985 Canadian television miniseries Anne of Green Gables and two of its sequels. From 2013-2017, she starred as Catherine de' Medici in The CW television series Reign.

Matt Fraction
Matt Fraction is an Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer, known for his work as the writer of The Invincible Iron Man, The Immortal Iron Fist, Uncanny X-Men, and Hawkeye for Marvel Comics and Casanova and Sex Criminals for Image Comics.

Jonathan Frakes
Jonathan Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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

Jason David Frank
Best Known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the long-running TV show Power Rangers, Jason morphed into series of different rangers over the years: Mighty Morphin Green and White, Red Zeo, Red Turbo and then returned in 2004 as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger.

Matt Frank
Matt Frank, the "Kaiju King," having been an artist for IDW's Godzilla comics since 2011. His work includes Godzilla: Legends, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, and Godzilla: Rage Across Time. As a Transformers artist, Matt worked with IDW and Fub Publications, including Mars Attacks The Transformers, Spotlight: Trailcutter, and the Raptoricons.

Jill Frappier
Jill Frappier is known for voicing Luna in the hit animation series Sailor Moon, Mrs. Prysselius in Pippi Longstocking, and Fifi in Hello Kitty and Friends. She appeared in television & movies such as Friday the 13th: The Series, The Dating Guy, TekWar, The Twilight Zone, and The Hitchhiker.

Chandra Free
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 MADNESS, Fraggle Rock, and the Graphic Canon; and colorist for Mice Templar and Sullengrey.

Toby Froud
Beginning as the baby stolen by the goblin king in the film Labyrinth, Toby Froud has grew up surrounded by amazing creatures and fantasy art. He has worked in many creative capacities including sculpting, building, and performing for companies around the world. Additionally, he created the award winning short film "Lessons Learned."

Chris Funk
Best known as the multi-instrumentalist in the indie rock band The Decemberists, Chris Funk has recently developed the table top game Illimat with designer Keith Baker.

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Mark Gagliardi
Mark Gagliardi is best known for the viral hit Drunk History and his work on stage in The Thrilling Adventure Hour.

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.

Richard Lord British Garriott de Cayeux
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 Aliens and Planet of the Apes, 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.

Dr. Pamela L. Gay
Dr Pamela Gay is an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. She works as the Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, where her biggest projects are CosmoQuest.org and the Astronomy Cast Podcast.

Gil Gerard
Gil Gerard 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. 

Gary Gianni
Gary Gianni is an Eisner and Spectrum award-winning illustrator. His comics include the Shadow, Batman, Indiana Jones, Tom Strong, and MonsterMen.

Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress and former model, best known for playing the role of Amy Pond in the hit British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who. Karen will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only. 

Henry Gilroy
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.

Thomas Michael Gofton
Thomas Gofton founded Lynnvander Studios producing the award-winning The Gamers films, Natural One and Hands of Fate. Thomas designed several tabletop games such as Albion’s Legacy, Galaxy Quest, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dragon Ball Z, The Terminator, and Cowboy Bebop before being published in Shadowrun: A World of Shadows.

Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon is a writer, publisher, and podcaster. His creator-owned comic, Tiki Zombie, has been running for over half a decade. He can also be heard saying, “Howdy!” on the weekly Earth Station One podcast, as well as a number of other shows.

Stacey Gordon
Stacey Gordon is a puppeteer and puppet builder in Phoenix, Arizona & operator of Puppet Pie, a puppet building studio. Stacey is a recent addition to Sesame Street's cast and is honored to portray Julia, Sesame Street's first character with Autism.

Chris Gore
Chris Gore is a comedian and writer who was a regular on G4TV's Attack of the Show where he did the popular DVDuesday segment. He is also the founder of Film Threat, the author of several movie books, writer/producer of the feature comedy My Big Fat Independent Movie.

Lucas Graciano
Lucas Graciano, a 2017 Art Show Guest Judge, is a multi-award-winning freelance artist focusing primarily on fantasy illustration doing book covers, card art, and other promotional works. 

Dr. Stephen Granade
Stephen Granade is a physicist specializing in lasers and robotic sensors. His sensors have read fingerprints from ten feet away, controlled robot helicopters, 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.

Claudia Gray
Claudia Gray is the New York Times best-selling author of multiple young adult paranormal and science fiction novels, including the Evernight series and the Firebird series. She is also the author of Star Wars tie-in novels Lost Stars and the best-selling Bloodline.

Erin Gray
Erin Gray is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Kate Summers in the situation comedy Silver Spoons and as Colonel Wilma Deering in the science fiction television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Kevin Grazier
Dr. Kevin Grazier is a planetary physicist specializing in the early Solar System. He was the science advisor for the TV series Eureka, Defiance, and Battlestar Galactica, as well as the movies Gravity, and Pirates of the Caribbean 5. He is also the co-author of the Hollyweird Science series of books and is a writer/producer on the animated edutainment series Space Kids, currently in production.

Josh Greathouse
Josh Greathouse has been a comic artist since 2009. Working on such properties as the Regular Show, Looking for a Group, and Jason & The Argonauts.

Matthew Green
For three decades, Matt Green has been one of the southeast's most active filmmakers. Last year Matt handled production design on the Star Trek fan feature film Star Trek First Frontier. Matt is currently finishing post production on the film Horrorshow written by horror novelist and screenwriter John Farris.

Tyler Green
Tyler was a finalist on season 6 of Face Off, and most recently could be seen on season 11 Face Off All Stars.

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

Katie Griffin
Katie Griffin has been a professional actor, voice actor and singer for over 20 years. Best known as Raye/Sailor Mars on the hit show Sailor Moon, she's also known for her portrayal of Alex on Totally Spies, Hikaru on Beyblade,  Nina Harper on Braceface and Ruby on Max and Ruby.

Clay and Susan Griffith
Clay and Susan Griffith are authors of The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen and Arrow: Generation of Vipers, official tie-in novels for the hit CW shows. They are also the creators of the Vampire Empire series of novels.

Sean Gunn
Sean Gunn is best known for his role on Gilmore Girls as the quirky Kirk Gleason and his work as Ravager Kraglin and motion reference actor for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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RJ Haddy
You may have seen RJ Haddy on SyFy's Face Off, season 2 (where he was runner up) and season 5, or the spin off show, Foxy & Co. You've definitely seen him conducting makeup workshops at Dragon Con. RJ specializes in elaborate self-made cosplay.

Larry Hama
Larry Hama is a comic book writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s. He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Laurell K. Hamilton
Laurell K Hamilton is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of the Anita Blake and Meredith Gentry series of Paranormal Thrillers.

Travis J Hanson
Travis Hanson is an Eisner nominated fantasy illustrator with a huge imagination. His works include the ongoing comics Bean and Life of the Party and lot of fantasy RPG game works.

Scott Harben
Scott Harben is a photographer, sculptor, digital artist, painter, and director. He has worked on movie posters for Robert Rodriguez and Lions Gate. Clients include Lucasfilm, Boom Comics, Marvel, Hummer, Acura, Honda, Polaris, Terminix, American Airlines, and others. Scott is currently collaborating with Tim Bradstreet on Clive Barker's Hellraiser comic.

Kishore Hari
Kishore Hari is a science communicator at UCSF. He directs the Bay Area Science Festival, hosts the podcast Inquiring Minds, serves as science correspondent for Adam Savage’s Tested.com, is science advisor to the LucasFilm Science and Star Wars Show, and was a lead of the March for Science.

Richard Harmon
Richard Scott Harmon is best known for his role as John Murphy in CW's The 100. Harmon is also known for his roles as Jasper Ames in the The Killing and Julian Randol on Continuum. Harmon received critical praise for his role in the movie If I Had Wings.

Joe Harris
Joe Harris is the co-creator and writer of original comics and graphic novels such as the hot, new Image Comics series, Rockstars and the hit science fiction titles, Snowfall and Great Pacific; along with the supernatural thrillers, Ghost Projekt and Spontaneous.

Kim Harrison
Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 best selling 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.

Michelle Harrison
Michelle has remained one of the more sought after actresses in Canada, appearing in more than 70 movies and TV shows. She is currently seen as Nora Allen in a reoccurring role on CW's The Flash, guest-starring in a few of the most highest-rated episodes of the series.

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

A. J. Hartley
A.J. Hartley is the international bestselling author of 14 novels, the most recent of which are Steeplejack, a YA, African steam punk fantasy, Cathedrals of Glass (YA scifi) and Sekret Machines, a sweeping multimedia investigation of unexplained aerial phenomena co-written with Blink 182/Angels and Airwaves front man, Tom DeLonge.

John G. Hartness
John G. Hartness is the award-winning author of several urban fantasy and horror series, the host of the podcast Writing Rants, and the co-founder & publisher of Falstaff Books.

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

Tricia Helfer
Tricia Helfer is a Canadian actress and former model, best known for her role as Number Six in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series. She currently plays Goddess (also known as Charlotte Richards and "Mom") in FOX's TV series, Lucifer.

Lisa Henson
Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, oversees productions from development through post-production. Current projects include Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, and Happytime Murders starring Melissa McCarthy. Henson's multiple preschool credits include Dinosaur Train, Word Party, and Splash and Bubbles.

Elizabeth Henstridge
Elizabeth  Henstridge is an English actress who is best known for her role in ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Jemma Simmons. She will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Lea Hernandez
Lea Hernandez is an Eisner Award-nominated comic book and webcomic creator, known primarily for her work on DC Comics' Teen Titans Go! She is a webcomics and American manga pioneer and the co-creator of Killer Princesses and the creator of Rumble Girls

Leanna Renee Hieber
Leanna Hieber is an award winning, nationally bestselling author of gothic, gaslamp fantasy novels for Tor Books, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, The Eterna Files, and Magic Most Foul series. Hieber, an actress, playwright, ghost tour guide, and proud goth, also loves working in television in NYC.

Kathryn Hinds
Kathryn Hinds is the author of The Healer’s Choice, an epic fantasy published by Dark Oak Press. She is also a poet, short-story writer, editor, and author of fifty-one nonfiction books, including the six-book series Creatures of Fantasy. She teaches English at the University of North Georgia.

Kenneth Hite
Kenneth Hite is a writer and game designer whose works include Night's Black Agents, The Dracula Dossier, Trail of Cthulhu, The Cthulhu Wars, and The Nazi Occult.

Michael Hogan
Everybody knows the XO, Colonel Saul Tigh, of the Battlestar Galactica! Michael Hogan has well over a hundred film TV and audio credits to his name.

Bill Holbrook
Bill Holbrook creates three comic strips: On the Fastrack and Safe Havens which are syndicated by King Features, and the internet's longest-running daily webcomic Kevin & Kell which debuted in 1995.

Willa Holland
Willa Holland is an American actress, voice actress, and model. She is best known for her role as Thea Queen / Speedy in Arrow.

Mike Horner
Mike Horner is a professional puppeteer and puppet builder and is the Artistic Director of Kansas City’s Mesner Puppet Theater. Mike is a fixture at pop culture conventions across the country with his puppet parodies of Star Wars and Doctor Who.

Kathryn Hudson
Kathryn Hudson is a comic artist for DreamWorks Trolls, character designer on Fxx's Archer, and freelance illustrator

Deric Hughes
Deric A. Hughes is a co-executive producer/writer for television, video/mobile games, and comic books. He is best known for his work on Syfy Channel's Warehouse 13, CW's Beauty & the Beast, The Flash, and most recently, MTV's Scream: Season 3.

Faith Hunter
Faith Hunter is a New York Times and USAToday bestselling fantasy author. She writes two Urban Fantasy series: Jane Yellowrock ( a Cherokee skinwalker) and Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. Her Rogue Mage novels and RPG are post-apocalyptic fantasy featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage.

Megan Hutchison
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.

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Lora Innes
Lora Innes was the artist on IDW’s Wynonna Earp comic book adaptation of Syfy’s hit television show. She remains as the series’ variant cover artist. Lora is also creator of The Dreamer webcomic, a historical fantasy about a teenager who begins having dreams about the American Revolution.

Samantha Inoue-harte
Samantha Inoue-harte is an established anime industry veteran. She is an anime producer and partner at various Japanese anime studios, voice actress in anime and video games, and currently producing a live action adaptation of an anime series.

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Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs is one of the pioneers in online game development, and one of the most successful game developers in North America. He has over two dozen titles to his credit, including two of the highest-rated MMORPGs of all time, and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

Mallory Jansen
Mallory Jansen has co-starred as Madalena in the series Galavant and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Aida and Madame Hydra.

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

Paul Jenkins
Paul Jenkins is a British comic book writer. He has had much success crossing over into the American comic book market. Primarily working for Marvel Comics, he has had a big part shaping the characters of the company over the past decade.  He currently works on the Fablewood Saga.

Van Jensen
Van Jensen is the writer of comic books including Cryptocracy, James Bond: Casino Royale, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, and Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer.

Robert Jimenez
Robert Jimenez's art can be seen in sets from Topps and Upper Deck, most notably the 8 paintings he created for Upper Deck’s Firefly The VerseStrangewise No.9.

Les Johnson
Les Johnson is a science and science fiction author and a NASA scientist. His novels include On to the Asteroid and Rescue Mode. Les was the featured Interstellar Explorer in National Geographic magazine, a technical consultant for the movie, Europa Report and is leading an asteroid rendezvous mission for NASA.

E.K. Johnston
E.K. Johnston is the author of New York Times bestseller Star Wars: AHSOKA, and other critically acclaimed YA books.

Walter Jones
Jones played the character of Zack Taylor, the original Black Ranger in the Power Rangers universe.

Christopher Judge
Christopher Judge is the legendary sci-fi and voice actor best known for his role as Teal'C in Stargate SG-1 and now as Kratos in God of War 4.

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Kane
Kane, also known as Glenn Jacobs, is an American professional wrestler, insurance broker, politician, and actor signed to WWE on the SmackDown brand, but currently on a hiatus as he is running for the office of mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

Adelaide Kane
Adelaide Kane gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, and Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign.

Joseph James Karg
Joseph Karg is an illustrator who has worked on the TV shows Archer, Halt and Catch Fire, and the Netflix Original Series The Get Down. Other clients include Comedy Central, Judd Apatow Productions, and Marc Maron

Lloyd Kaufman
Lloyd Kaufman is President of Troma Entertainment, Inc., the world's oldest independent film studio. His latest 35mm feature is Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, cinema's first horror-satire on the fast food industry-- with music

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

Echo Kellum
Echo Kellum is an actor and improviser from Chicago.  You can see him on the CW's popular series Arrow, as Mr. Terrific. He also recurs on the FX comedy You're The Worst

Joe Kelly
Man of Action Entertainment is the bi-coastal writers' collective behind comic's largest franchise characters as well as original characters. Joe Kelly has been credited with revising and revitalizing Deadpool and his creative thumbprint informed the characters, villains, and origin story featured in the mega-hit film franchise.

Sherrilyn Kenyon
New York Times and international bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, is a regular at the #1 spot. Since 2003, she's placed more than 75 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Current series are: Dark-Hunter, Nick Chronicles, Deadman’s Cross, Lords of Avalon, and The League.

Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel
Gwendolyn Kestrel started working in the gaming industry in the mid-90s running small, regional conventions. Her career includes event management for Origins and GenCon, editing / game design for Wizards of the Coast, and adventure design for Frog God games. Most recently, freelancing for Undead Lab’s State of Decay.

Alex Kingston
Alex Kingston is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the NBC medical drama ER and as River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who

Nancy Knight
Nancy Knight is an award-winning author of 12 books, short stories, plays, and screenplays, her new novel and book on novel writing due out in August. She has taught novel writing since 1987, is creative director of Gilded Dragonfly Books and Lost Mountain Press. She gives workshops across the country.

Alethea Kontis
Alethea Kontis is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dark-Hunter Companion (with Sherrilyn Kenyon) and multi-award winning author of the Books of Arilland fairy tale series. She is the host of Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow at Dragon Con.

Clare Kramer
Most fans know from her cult hits, Bring it On with Eliza Dushku and as Glory from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In 2012, Clare launched the entertainment website and pop culture phenom GeekNation.com.

Katherine Kurtz
Katherine Kurtz's first novel, Deryni Rising, was the first original fantasy published after the success of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and helped establish the modern fantasy genre. The Deryni series now extends to nearly twenty novels. Her Adept series helped launch the occult fantasy genre.

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Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey has 126 books in print, which include the Heralds of Valdemar, Elemental Masters, Elvenbane, SERRAted Edge, Secret World Chronicle, Hunter, Diana Tregarde, Obsidian Mountain, Joust, and other series.

Cheralyn Lambeth
Cheralyn Lambeth is a costume/prop/puppet builder whose work includes the films The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Hunger Games; TV shows Dinosaurs!, Homeland, and Outcast; live properties such as Avenue Q and Star Trek: The Experience; and the books The Well Dressed Puppet, Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers.

Christopher Larkin

Christopher Larkin currently portrays Monty Green on the CW series The 100.

Stan Lee
Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many other fictional characters.

Ben Lesnick
Ben Lesnick is Director of Community Engagement and Starship Development on Star Citizen, Chris Roberts' epic return to space sims, and has been involved with Star Citizen since the start of the project. He has also worked on several titles in the Wing Commander universe.

Matt Letscher
Matt Letscher is currently filming DC Legends of Tomorrow where he plays the Reverse-Flash. Matt received a lot of attention on his recurring role in the final season of Boardwalk Empire as Joseph Kennedy.

Zachary Levi
Zachary Levi is perhaps best known to Dragon Con fans at the title character in the series Chuck or as the voice of Flynn in Tangled.

Jay Little
Jay Little is an award-winning game designer whose work includes X-Wing Miniatures, the Star Wars Roleplay line, Wiz-War, and Cosmic Encounter. He speaks across the country about the design and industry side of gaming. Jay also teaches game design, board game production, and critical thinking at UW-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Todd Lockwood
See illustrator Todd Lockwood's work on New York Times bestselling novels, magazines, video games, and fantasy role-playing games. Read his exciting novel, The Summer Dragon from DAW Books.

Daniel Logan
Daniel Logan is best known for his portrayal of young Boba Fett from the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones where he was nominated for a Young Artist Award. Logan also voiced Fett in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Starr Long
Starr Long has been making video games for twenty-five years, partnering with visionaries like Richard Garriott. He was the Director of the groundbreaking MMO Ultima Online. He is currently working on Shroud of the Avatar, the second highest crowd funded videogame ever.

Leighann Lord
Leighann Lord is a comedian, author, speaker and host. She was the NYC face of CFI’s African Americans for Humanism campaign. Leighann is a co-host on StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson. Leighann has been seen on: Comedy Central, HBO, and The View.

John Lotshaw
John Lotshaw is an Atlanta-based cartoonist and podcaster. He is the host of Full Tilt Nerdity, Movies of Mass Distraction, and edits Random Acts of Nancy.

Comfort Love
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.

Al Lowe
Al Lowe is best known as the creator of the Leisure Suit Larry series of video games produced by Sierra On-line back in the golden age of adventure gaming.

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

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

Leigh Luna
Leigh Luna is a queer cartoonist from Los Angeles. She makes comics for various studios as well as creating her own self driven work. Leigh also works in animation as a background painter and color stylist.

Rachel Luttrell
Rachel Luttrell is an accomplished actress and singer who has worked in film, television and on stage. Rachel was cast in the role of Teyla Emmagan in the SYFY Channel’s spinoff series, Stargate Atlantis, a show that won the loyalty of a worldwide fan base and ran for five very successful seasons.

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Jonathan Maberry
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. His novels Mars One and Joe Ledger are in development for film. His board game, V-Wars, is now available.

David Mack
David Mack is an Emmy nominated, New York Times Best Selling Author and artist of Kabuki, writer of Daredevil, cover artist of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Jessica Jones, and Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk. He is the artist on Jessica Jones Netflix opening titles and Captain America The Winter Soldier film titles, and is Ambassador of Arts and Story for the US State Department.

Jim Mahfood
Jim Mahfood aka "Food One" is a muralist, comic book artist, painter, live art show rocker and drunken freestyler extraordinaire. He has been working professionally as an artist since 1997, amassing an impressive cult following across the globe. His comic book work includes: lllustrating filmmaker Kevin Smith's Clerks comics and illustrating various Spider-Man projects at Marvel Comics.

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

Nick Maley
Over the course of 54 movies Nick Maley has worked as a make-up artist, prosthetics designer, director of special make-up and creature effects, screenwriter, storyboard supervisor, and video director/producer. His credits include Star Wars, Superman I & II, The Shining, Flash Gordon, Krull, Lifeforce, Highlander, and many more.

Mari Mancusi
Mari Mancusi is a multiple Emmy award winning TV producer and author of more than two dozen sci-fi/fantasy books for adults, kids and teens.

Shaun Manning
Shaun Manning is the creator and writer of Interesting Drug for BOOM! Studios / Archaia, Hell, Nebraska on Comixology, and the forthcoming Macbeth: The Red King for Lucha Comics. His work has appeared in Dark Horse Presents, Garbage Pail Kids, Top Shelf 2.0, and The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M.

Brianne Marie
Brianne Marie is co-owner and co-producer of the Dungeons and Randomness podcast, and co-host of the Morning Theria podcast. Both of these she does alongside her best friend Jason Massey.

Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin is the author of four epic fantasy series (Chronicles of the Necromancer, Fallen Kings, Ascendant Kingdoms, Darkhurst), an urban fantasy series (Deadly Curiosities) and a Steampunk series (Iron & Blood) for Solaris Books and Orbit Books. Scourge (2017) launches her new Darkhurst epic fantasy series for Solaris.

Lee Martindale
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, is slated for release in 2017.

Charles Martinet
Charles Martinet is an actor and voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the titular character in Nintendo’s flagship video game franchise. He has held this role since 1994, longer than any other actor. He also voices Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi.

Stephan Martiniere
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 Massey
Jason Massey is co-owner and co-producer of the Dungeons and Randomness podcast, and co-host of the Good Morning Theria podcast. Both of these he does alongside his best friend Brianne Marie.

James Mathis III
James Mathis III is currently the voice of Black Panther in Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Other animation credits include Star Wars:The Clone Wars, Ben 10, WordGirl, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., pop culture classic Celebrity Deathmatch, and the anime film Ironman: Rise of Technovore.

Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew plays Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy and most recently in Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Todd McCaffrey
New York Times bestselling author Todd Johnson McCaffrey wrote his first science-fiction story at age twelve. He has published over a dozen novels and many shorter works.

CAPT Mark McDonagh
Mark McDonagh is a retired 30-year Navy Captain with 12 years at the Naval War College. Mark runs National Security Decision Making Inc., an educational organization using gaming as a fun means to teach current, historic, and futuristic issues.  He is a physicist and lectures on military and science topics, doomsday scenarios, and submarine warfare history.

Neal McDonough
Neal McDonough portrays Damien Darhk in a major recurring role in the fourth season of Arrow and in DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Dum Dum Dugan of the Howling Commandos in the Marvel cinematic universe.

Gates McFadden
Gates McFadden is best known for portraying the character of Dr. Beverly Crusher in the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is perhaps best known for her work in Code Geass, Ghost in the Shell, and .hack//.

Zach McGowan
Zach McGowan is currently playing the series regular role of Roan on the CW Hit show The 100 as well as Captain Charles Vane in the Michael Bay executive- produced STARZ original series Black Sails.

Mika McKinnon
Master of Disaster and scientist for fiction Mika McKinnon gleefully interjects science anywhere it can fit and a few places it doesn't.

Kevin O. McLaughlin
Kevin McLaughlin is a USA Today bestselling author of of two dozen novels. One of the most successful and prolific indie writers in the speculative fiction genres, he constantly works to improve his craft, but also works daily to guide newer writers in improving their own writing and business skills.

Amy T Mebberson
Amy Mebberson is a professional comic artist, illustrator and designer. Amy works for Disney, Hasbro and spends far too much time at Disneyland.

Mark Meer
Mark Meer is the voice of Commander Shepard in Bioware's Mass Effect Trilogy, and appears in the Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age series. He also voices Will MacKenzie in The Long Dark from Hinterland Studio, and stars in the Canadian TV series Tiny Plastic Men and CAUTION: May Contain Nuts.

Travis Scott Merrill
Working as an Ager/Dyer and member of Iatse local 479, Travis "Scott" Merrill has worked on some very large movies and tv shows.You can see his work in Stranger Things, Macgyver (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and in some very large upcoming Marvel Productions .

Petar Meseldzija
2017 Art Show Guest of Honor Petar Meseldzija is a book artist and illustrator who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest artists in the field of contemporary fantastic art.

Dina Meyer
Dina Meyer is perhaps best known for her roles in Starship Troopers and the SAW franchise films. Her role in the cyberpunk thriller Johnny Mnemonic was perhaps her earliest breakthrough performance.

Sarah Milkovich
Sarah Milkovich, Ph.D, is a planetary geologist and system engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sarah works on spacecraft science operations, at the point where science and engineering meet. Sarah is lead Science Systems Engineer for the Mars 2020 Rover, which will seek signs of ancient life on Mars.

Mike Miller
Mike S. Miller is a NYTimes best selling artist on DC Comics Injustice: Gods Among Us, and was cover artist for a Game of Thrones comic adaptation. Among his near quarter century bio, he has worked on titles such as JLA, Adventures of Superman, X-Men, Wolverine, Batman: Arkham, and more.

James Minz
Baen Books Executive Editor James Minz has worked in genre publishing for more than two decades, first at Tor for more than a decade, then briefly at Del Rey, until finally, on the centennial of Robert A. Heinlein’s birth, landing at Baen Books.

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

Erik Mona
Erik Mona is the publisher and chief creative officer of Paizo, creators of the Pathfinder and Starfinder RPGs. He is a past editor-in-chief of Dragon and Dungeon magazines, and co-launched the Living Greyhawk and Pathfinder Society organized play campaigns.

Joshua Monroe
Joshua (Mr. Monroe) is a cosplayer from Bossier City, Louisiana and has been cosplaying for four years and considers it his life, love, and labor. He has created many characters from his own lore and other recognizable characters such as "Deathwing" from World of Warcraft!

Elizabeth Moon
Elizabeth Moon has published twenty-seven novels including Nebula Award winner The Speed of Dark, over fifty short-fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines, and four short fiction collections, most recently Deeds of Honor. Her most recent novel is Cold Welcome (Del Rey, April 2017.)

James A. Moore
James A. Moore is the best selling, award winning author of over 40 novels, is one of the hosts of Three Guys with Beards podcast, and has worked in comics and role playing games as well. Forthcoming novels include Alien: Devil inside and The Last Sacrifice.

Mikal Mosley
Mikal Mosley is an accomplished actor, costumer and professional wrestler. He has built costumes professionally for several celebrities and works as a Costumer for the WWE when needed.

Dean Motter
As both designer, and art director Dean has created a multitude of award-winning book and record covers, from Ray Bradbury to Motorhead. As a graphic novelist he is best known for Terminal City, The Prisoner, Batman: Nine Lives, and his seminal creation, Mister X (now in it's fourth decade.)

Patrick Muldoon
Patrick Muldoon is perhaps best known for his role in the 1997's hit Starship Troopers which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Since then, he continues to star in many television movies for the Lifetime & Hallmark Channels.

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

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

Bobby Nash
An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, & more. Bobby has several projects slated to premiere in 2017.

Chloe Neill
New York Times best-selling author of the Chicagoland Vampires, Devil's Isle, and Dark Elite novels.

Eric END Ninaltowski
Eric Ninaltowski is a top-notch professional freelance comic artist of 12 years who is most know for his comic work on Disney XD's Mighty Med TV show intro, as well as his work on numerous Marvel and DC sketch-cards. He has also done work on indie comics like Monomyth and Samson.

Jai Nitz
Jai Nitz is an American comic book writer of Latino descent who has worked for DC, Marvel, and Disney. He co-created El Diablo who made his big screen debut in 2016's Suicide Squad.

Larry Niven
Larry Niven is an American science fiction author. His best-known work is Ringworld (1970), which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. 

Jody Lynn Nye
Jody Lynn Nye has written dozens of books and over 150 short stories, most of them with a humorous bent. Her latest books are Rhythm of the Imperium, Moon Beam, and Myth-Fits. She also teaches the annual Dragon Con Two-Day Writers Workshop.

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Kurt Opsahl
Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending your rights online.

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Danielle Panabaker
Danielle Panabaker can currently be seen playing Caitlin Snow in the CW series The Flash.

Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Inheritance Cycle: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. The Official Eragon Coloring Book, illustrated by Ciruelo, was just published this spring.

Ande J. Parks
Ande Parks has worked as a comic book artist for close to twenty years, inking titles such as Daredevil, Ant-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Nightwing. He is best known for his four year stint on Green Arrow.

Paul and Storm
Paul and Storm have been writing and performing funny songs together for a long, long time, starting with their stint together in a cappella band Da Vinci’s Notebook. Their music has appeared on pretty much every type of media that exists.

Rob Paulsen
Rob Paulsen is an American voice actor who is well-known as Raphael in the older TMNT series and Donatello in the new TMNT series, Arthur in The Tick, the title role in The Mask, Max in Mighty Max, Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, and Jack in Danny Phantom.

Benjamin Percy
Benjamin Percy writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series for DC Comics, and James Bond for Dynamite Entertainment. He made his comics debut in 2014, writing Batman for Detective Comics.

Diana Peterfreund
Diana Peterfreund is the author of eleven books for adults and children, including the Killer Unicorns series and For Darkness Shows the Stars, a post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion. And the Goonies-meets-spaceships series Omega City.

Mike Phirman
Mike Phirman is a musician and comedian and original partner in "Hard 'n Phirm" with Chris Hardwick.

Billie Piper
Billie Piper’s transition into acting began when she joined the BBC series Doctor Who as companion 'Rose Tyler'. After, Piper currently stars as ‘Brona Croft’ in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. She will be appearing at Dragon Con Sunday only.

Van Allen Plexico
Van Allen Plexico is a multi-award winning and best-selling author of fifteen novels and many more non-fiction books, short stories and audio books from a variety of publishers. He won the 2015 Pulp Factory Awards in both the Novel and Anthology categories, and is best known for his Sentinels superhero series.

Ken Plume
Ken Plume writes, does interviews, co-hosts podcasts, plots, and sings horribly. He runs FRED Entertainment (www.ASiteCalledFRED.com), where he hosts the interview series A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume.

Jerry Pournelle
Jerry Pournelle is a science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte. Pournelle served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1973.

Andy Price

Andy Price is the pencil and ink artist for the incredibly successful and record breaking My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book from IDW Publishing. 

Jessie Pridemore
Jessie Pridemore is an award winning seamstress that makes costumes for video game companies and Sypher Arts Studios. She has worked with Blizzard, Amazon.com, Obsidian, Gungho, and many others. She is also a contestant on Syfy's Cosplay Melee and has been featured in a Windows Phone commercial representing cosplay.

Cherie Priest
Cherie Priest is the author of more than twenty books and novellas, including the new release Brimstone as well as haunted house thriller The Family Plot, acclaimed horror novel Maplecroft, and the award-winning Clockwork Century series. She's also an active member of George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards Consortium.

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

Joe Pruett
Joe Pruett is an Eisner Award winning comic book editor, publisher, and writer, having been nominated for numerous Eisner, Harvey, and Eagle awards. He has written for virtually every other major comic publisher including Marvel, Image, Vertigo, IDW, and AfterShock. Currently he is the Publisher/COO of AfterShock Comics.

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Benjamin Radford
Benjamin Radford is author or contributor to over twenty books on topics including urban legends, mysterious phenomena, critical thinking, and science literacy. He has won awards for his books, films, and podcasts, and has appeared on dozens of television shows including Good Morning America and on the Discovery Channel.

Livio J. Ramondelli
Livio Ramondelli currently draws Transformers for IDW Publishing. He recently provided the cover art for the 2016 blu-ray of the classic Transformers animated movie. Other credits include Star Trek, Star Wars, Pacific Rim, and DC Universe Online.

Stephen W. Ramsden
Stephen Ramsden founded and directs the world's largest solar astronomy STEM program active in 27 countries.

Trina Ray
Trina is an astronomer with the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn (JPL/NASA). She coordinates the Titan opportunities and is the Science-Planning/Sequencing Team Deputy. She is also a newly named Investigation Scientist for the Mission to Europa and an active public speaker, invited to give many talks around the nation.

Garrett Reisman
Garrett Erin Reisman is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. He was a backup crew member for Expedition 15 and joined Expedition 16 aboard the International Space Station for a short time before becoming a member of Expedition 17.

Mike Resnick
Mike Resnick is 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.

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

Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Maisie Richardson-Sellers is known for her recurring role as Rebekah Mikaelson/Eva Sinclair in the second season of the CW series The Originals and as Amaya on the CW television superhero series Legends of Tomorrow. She will be appearing Saturday - Monday.

John D. Ringo
John Ringo is an author of science fiction, military fiction and fantasy.

Martin Robinson
Martin Robinson is a puppeteer who works for the Jim Henson Company. He also built, designed, and performed the puppets for Little Shop of Horrors, Sesame Street, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more!

Susan Roman
Susan Roman is known for voicing the role of Lita/Sailor Jupiter in the anime series Sailor Moon. She is one of few voice actors to remain throughout the entire run of the series. Her other role was the voice of Melissa Raccoon from The Raccoons.

Naomi Romero
Naomi Romero is an illustrator who has done work for Illumination, Facebook, Nick Jr, ABC Mouse, BOOM! Studios, and more.

Michael Rooker
Michael Rooker is best known as the blue-skinned alien Yondu Udonta in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a role he has reprised in the 2017 summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He is also well known as the character fans loved to hate on AMC's The Walking Dead, Merle Dixon.

Don Rosa
Famous since the 1960’s for his vast comic book collection and fanzine activities, Don Rosa became internationally famous in 1987 when he began writing and drawing stories based on his favorite classic comics -- Carl Barks’ Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck which continue to be the best selling comics on Earth.

Michael Rosenbaum
Michael Rosenbaum is a film and TV actor, producer, and comedian. He is known for his performance as Lex Luthor on the Superman television series Smallville, a role that TV Guide included in their 2013 list of "The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time." Michael will be a co-host at the Night at the Aquarium event.

Duncan Rouleau
Man of Action Entertainment is the bi-coastal writers' collective behind comic's largest franchise characters as well as original characters. Duncan Rouleau’s work has won him both professional and critical acclaim as a writer and as an artist including his first graphic novel The Nightmarist.

Tim Rozon
Tim Ronzon’s first major role was playing heartthrob Tommy Quincy on the teen drama series Instant Star. Recent series leads include two seasons playing Mutt Schitt on CBC’s runaway comedy Schitt’s Creek and charismatic gambler Doc Holliday in Wynonna Earp.

Andy Runton
Andy is the creator of the breakout 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.

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Katee Sackhoff
Sackhoff’s rough and ready portrayal of hotshot pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace has been stealing scenes on the critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica for years now, turning heads and winning a Saturn award along the way.

Aaron J. Sagers
Aaron Sagers is a TV Host, author, journalist, and social-media influencer. He appears as host on Syfy, Travel Channel, Today Show, TLC, TruTV, MTV, and more. He's editor-at-large for Syfy's entertainment site, is contributing author to Doctor Who Psychology, and as a paranormal expert is author of Paranormal Pop Culture.

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

Symphony Sanders
Symphony Sanders is a Chicago-based fitness instructor and actress who voices Tamika Flynn in Welcome to Night Vale. Her first appearance was in the live show titled The Librarian.

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.

Dan Schoening
Dan Schoening has been a professional animator since 2000 and a professional comic book artist since 2011. He currently works for IDW on Ghostbusters, with previous work for Back to the Future, TMNT, and for Archie Comics on Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man.

Randal L. Schwartz
Randal L. Schwartz is a published author, corporate trainer, and podcaster, and best known for his FLOSS Weekly podcast (now in its 10th year), covering open source projects and people.

Chris Schweizer
Chris Schweizer is the cartoonist behind the award-winning Crogan Adventures series.

Ashley Scott
Ashley McCall Scott is an actress and model who is best known for her roles in the television series Jericho, Birds of Prey, and Dark Angel. She will be reuniting with her cast mates for a Birds of Prey reunion.   

Joseph Scrimshaw
Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian and writer. He's written for Screen Junkies, RiffTrax, Legendary Entertainment, and more. He hosts the Feral Audio podcast, Obsessed, and co-hosts the popular Star Wars podcast, ForceCenter

Melanie Scrofano
Melanie Scrofano is best known for the titular role on Syfy's modern Western drama Wynonna Earp since 2016.  

Catherine M. Scully
Catherine Scully is a book illustrator (Winterspell, Labyrinth Lost) and writer of middle-grade, young adult, and adult ficiton

Steven T. Seagle
Man of Action Entertainment is the bi-coastal writers' collective behind comic's largest franchise characters as well as original characters. In comics, Seagle is best known for his semi-autobiographical graphic novel it's a bird... and House of Secrets.

Josh Segarra
Josh Segarra currently stars as Adrian Chase/Prometheus on The CW series, Arrow. Other recent credits include Judd Apatow's feature film Trainwreck and as Billy Cepeda in the comedy series Sirens on USA.

Shag
Josh Agle (probably better known as Shag, a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last) is a painter, illustrator and designed working in Southern California.

Tony Shasteen
Tony Shasteen was the illustrator behind the Talisman graphic novel, co-written by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and 12 Gauge/Image Comic’s The Occult Crimes Taskforce (the O.C.T.), co-created by David Atchison and Rosario Dawson. 

William Shatner
William Shatner is an actor and novelist who gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, captain of the starship USS Enterprise, in the television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films. Shatner will be joining Dragon Con Sunday and Monday only.

Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn is an actor, voice actor, playwright, essayist and comedian. His film roles have included Vizzini in The Princess Bride, Ezra in The Haunted Mansion, and providing the voices of Rex in the Toy Story franchise and Gilbert Huph in The Incredibles.

John Wesley Shipp
John Wesley Shipp currently portrays Henry Allen, the father to Grant Gustin’s Scarlet Speedster, on the CW’s hit series The Flash. He also plays Jay Garrick, “The Golden Age" hero. Shipp starred as The Flash when CBS brought the series to television in 1990’s; in fact, he has played 4 roles in the Flash multiverse: Barry Allen, Professor Zoom, Henry Allen, and Jay Garrick.

Scott Sigler
#1 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.

Felix Silla
Felix Silla's best-known roles are the maniacal, miniature Hitler who menaces George Segal in The Black Bird and Cousin Itt on the long-running TV series, The Addams Family

James Silvani
James Silvani is an artist for Disney comics such as Darkwing Duck, Duck Tales, and the Muppets. He is the author of DRAW-A-SAURUS: Everything You Need To Know To Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs.

Marina Sirtis
It was Marina's portrayal of Deana Troi, the psychic counselor, for seven years on the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as in the Star Trek feature films, that has brought her legions of fans throughout the galaxy.

Rachel Skarsten
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.

Dietrich O Smith
Dietrich Smith is a respected comic book artist and animator who's work has been on display through various companies like Marvel, DC, Sony, Fox, and more. His recent work is on the award winning series Shaft from Dynamite Comics.

Matt Smith
Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK at age 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who. Since leaving Doctor Who, Smith has launched himself into a film career. Smith will be appearing Saturday and Sunday.

Samantha Sommersby
Samantha Sommersby left what she used to call her "real life" day job to write full-time in 2007. She is the author of a dozen works including the critically acclaimed paranormal romance series, Forbidden. She also writes the Fallen Siren series as S.J. Harper in collaboration with Jeanne C. Stein.

Kevin Sorbo
Kevin Sorbo rose to international stardom in the title role of the hit series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, but has become equally well known as Dylan Hunt in the science fiction series, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.

Anne Sowards
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.

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.

Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner is best known for his portrayal of the beloved android, Data, on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Michael Stackpole
Michael A. Stackpole is a New York Times bestselling author of over 50 novels, including Star Wars Rogue Squadron and I, Jedi.

Jewel Staite
Jewel Staite recently joined the cast of the Sci-Fi hit Stargate:Atlantis as Dr. Keller, in addition to shooting the lead role in the feature The Tribe, which depicts the story of five young adults shipwrecked on a deserted island off the coast of Latin America where they encounter a lost tribe of savages.  Jewel is best known for her role in Joss Whedon's Firefly.

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

Ricky Steamboat

Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat is an American retired professional wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer.

Annie Stegg Gerard
2017 Art Show Guest Judge Annie Stegg Gerard's art career began at 7 years old, when she had her first art show at her school. Since then, she has never stopped painting and has worked for clients across the world.

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

S.M. Stirling
S.M. Stirling published his first novel Snowbrother in 1984. In 1995 he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. He became an American citizen in 2004. His latest books were Prince John and The Sea Peoples, and next is And Carry a Big Stick (March 2018) all from Roc/Penguin.

Bill Stiteler
Bill Stiteler is a writer/director/producer. He used to be an actor until he got tired of dealing with writer/director/producers. He appears on the Birdchick podcast with his wife Sharon, as well as Aging Poorly, and anti-nostalgia podcast with Sam Landman.

Tad Stones
Tad Stones is a renowned animation producer and writer, creator of Darkwing Duck and Chip n Dale's Rescue Rangers, and producer/director of two Hellboy animated movies.

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

Jeff Strand
Jeff Strand is the four-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author (and nine-time Bram Stoker Awards banquet Master of Ceremonies) of over thirty books. He writes humorous horror for adults and comedy novels for young adults.

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Jonathan Tarbox
“Jake” Tarbox spent most of his adult life in Japan, working as a media manager and television personality. After working at Coamix Inc. as senior editor of Raijin Comics, he took the position of Group Editor at DC Comics. He now runs Arashi Productions.

Babs Tarr
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

John Tartaglia
On Broadway, John has appeared in Avenue Q (TONY nominated), Beauty and the Beast, and Shrek the Musical. His TV credits include creator/star of Johnny and the Sprites, Sesame Street, Jim Henson's Word Party, and Julie's Greenroom (Netflix), and creator, co-executive producer, and star of Splash and Bubbles (PBS Kids).

Tasya Teles
Tasya Teles was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is known for her work on The 100, Rogue, and Supernatural.

Adam Bryce Thomas
Adam Bryce Thomas is a comic artist currently penciling for Archie Comic's Sonic Universe series. Additionally, Adam has collaborated with many writers as lead artist.

Frank Tieri
Frank Tieri is a comic book writer. He has written New Excalibur, Wolverine, Underworld, a post Avengers Disassembled Hercules mini-series, Wolverine/Darkness, Dracula vs. Apocalypse, Civil war: War crimes, as well as World War Hulk: Gamma Corps for Marvel Comics. 

Katy Townsend
Katy Townsend is most recognized as the voice of celtic pit-fighter Cait in Fallout 4 whilst traveling the globe as truth seeker Klue in Ingress; Katy plays Suvi Anwar in the Mass Effect: Andromeda series, as well as a Silvi Timberwolf in Monster High: Electrified!

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James Urbaniak
James Urbaniak provides the voice for Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros., as well as the Doctor's brother, Jonas Venture Junior, and the super-villain Phantom Limb.

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Trevor S. Valle
Trevor S. Valle is a mitigation and field paleontologist, a level 1 craft beer Cicerone, and science communicator with numerous television, radio, film, and online podcasts.

Casper Van Dien
Casper Van Dien's breakthrough role was as the lead in Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi film Starship Troopers which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year.

Janet Varney
Janet Varney is an actress and comedian best known for hosting TBS's Dinner and a Movie and as the voice of Korra in The Legend of Korra.

Kate Vernon
Kate Vernon boasts a strong resume of performances but is best known for her role in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica.

Debbie Viguié
Debbie Viguié is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked series and four dozen other novels. Debbie writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries and the Witch Hunt trilogy. Debbie is also a demonologist and an actress. She plays a recurring character on the show Doctor Geek’s Laboratory.

Dr. Scott Viguié
Dr. Scott Viguié is an archaeologist, novelist, actor, and consultant for the National Science Academy’s Science and Entertainment Exchange. He created Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, a STEM outreach web series exploring concepts from science fiction and relating them to scientific breakthroughs, and Doctor Geek’s Science Fair.

Dexter Vines
Dexter Vines is one of comics most prolific and well respected artist inkers in the business with over 18 years experience. 

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Christian Waggoner
Christian Waggoner is best known for his Star Wars and Disney Reflections series art!

Widgett Walls
Widgett Walls is the chief cook and bottle washer for Need Coffee Dot Com and writes fiction and other absurdities under the name John A. Robinson.

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.

Ming-Na Wen
The diverse actress Ming-Na Wen can currently be seen as one of the leads of Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Previously, she has be seen on ER, SGU Stargate Universe, and Eureka and heard as the voice of Mulan. She will be appearing Saturday only.

David Thorn Wenzel
David Wenzel, is recognized as the artist, who adapted J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit into a full color graphic novel. It is the only official graphic novel recognized by the Tolkien Estate. He worked for Marvel and D.C. and illustrated The Wizard's Tale, by Kurt Busiek, for IDW.

John J Wick
John Wick makes games. He also writes short stories, novels and scripts, but mostly, he makes games. His most recent project is 7th Sea: Second Edition.

Michael Z. Williamson
Michael Z. Williamson is a best selling and award winning author of science fiction, and a #1 Amazon bestseller in political humor. A veteran of the US Army and USAF, he also consults to private clients and TV and movie productions.

Lisa Winter
A roboticist since childhood, Lisa Winter has 20 years experience designing and building robots. She has competed in all U.S. Robot Wars and BattleBots competitions since 1996, including ABC’s BattleBots Season 1 and 2.

Adam Withers
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.

Rick Worthy
Ricky Worthy is the king of genre Television. He is most recently the Alpha Vampire on Supernatural, Dean Fogg on The Magicians, and Lem Washington on The Man in The High Castle.

Janny Wurts
Janny Wurts, published author of 18 novels, a short story collection, and thirty two short stories. Also a Chesley award winning illustrator, she also paints her own book covers, and has a painting in the collection of the Delaware Art Museum.

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Derek Yaniger
Derek Yaniger is a toothless hillbilly. Born in the backwoods of Arkansas, he was raised on little more than pork rinds and corn squeezins. Derek still resides in the south, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

Kelly Yates
Kelly Yates is an illustrator best known for his work on Doctor Who with both IDW and Titan Comics. In addition, his writes and illustrates the creator-owned books, Amber Atoms and MonstHer.

Jane Yolen
2017 Literary Guest of Honor Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

David Yost
David acted in over 200 episodes as Billy, the Blue Ranger, on the international television hit The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. He also starred in the feature film, Power Rangers: The Movie. Since leaving the series, Yost has worked on and produced The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Temptation Island.

Justin Robert Young
Justin Robert Young is an award winning, Billboard chart topping comedian and podcaster. His podcasts Night Attack, JuRY, and Politics Politics Politics are seen heard by tens of thousands weekly. His card game, The Contender, was heralded by The Daily Dot as "revolutionizing."

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Thomas F. Zahler
Thom Zahler is the creator, writer and artist of the superhero romantic comedy Love and Capes and an animation writer. He has also written and drawn IDW’s My Little Pony as well as his creator owned work, Long Distance and Time and Vine.

Timothy Zahn
Timothy Zahn is the author of ten Star Wars books and the Cobra, Quadrail, and Dragonback series. Recent books include StarCraft: Evolution and A Call to Arms, the second of the Manticore Ascendant series with David Weber. Upcoming books include Star Wars: Thrawn, and Sibyl’s War Chronicles I: Pawn.

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