Guests, Professionals, and Performers by Announcement Date

Announced: 11/30/1999

Abney Park
Abney Park is a counter culture band, that’s performed world-wide for 20 years, released 23 albums, and was instrumental in popularizing the steampunk subculture. Their sound is a mix of electronic dance, electroswing, and modern pop music. Their fun and riotous performances feature over-the-top steampunk instruments and costumes.

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.

Mary Abreu
Author Mary Abreu juggles writing sewing books with her work as a seamstress for film and TV productions and teaching sewing to people of all ages.

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

Frankie Adams
Frankie Adams is an actress best known for her roles as Bobbie Draper in the science fiction television series The Expanse and for her very first role, Ula Levi in the prime-time soap opera Shortland Street. Adams will be appearing Friday through Sunday. 

Jeanne P Adams
Jeanne Adams is an award-winning multi-genre author who knows a thing or two about getting rid of a body… Featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, her books are consistently hailed as “Best Suspense of the Year!” - Romantic Times., Twitter @JeanneAdams 

David Afsharirad
David Afsharirad is the series editor of The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF, from Baen Books. His short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo currently stars on Syfy's acclaimed television series The Expanse as Chrisjen Avasarala, but her resume boasts an extensive list of credits including House of Sand and Fog, House, The Simpsons, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS, and more. She will be appearing Friday through Sunday. 

Jarrod Carl Alberich
Jarrod “The Yard Sale Artist” Alberich is a trading card artist for Marvel/Upper Deck & a published cover artist for sci-fi/fantasy books. He is the creator of his original comic book, Hamilton vs. Burr: A Werewolf Tale. He's the Art Director for White Rocket Books.

Nancy Aldrich
Nancy has been a puppeteer for over 35 years, 15 of which she was the artistic director of Tears of Joy Theatre in Portland, Oregon. She is a performer, director, and builder of puppets. She has also adapted many stories into scripts for the puppet stage.

Eric M Allen
Eric Allen is the Associate Chair of Interactive Design and Game Development at SCAD Atlanta. He is known for his best selling 3D character rigging book Body Language.

Quincy J Allen
Quincy J. Allen is a cross-genre author with two active series and a litany of short story publications.

Robert Allsopp
Robert Allsopp has worked professionally as a costume prop maker for over 30 years in film, theatre and television. He is best known in fandom circles for his work on the long running BBC TV series Doctor Who, which continues to this day.

Andrew Alonso
Andrew is a writer/producer for Turner Classic Movies and FilmStruck's Brand Creative team where he creates all flavors of promotional, social, and interstitial content.

Roger Altizer
Roger Altizer, Jr., Ph.D. is an award-winning speaker on esports, game design, VR/AR, and medical games. He has hosted delightful parties at conferences, industry, and fan events including, GDC, PAX Prime, and Dragon Con. A former games journalist Roger believes in bringing industry, the academy, and players together.

Jyoti Amge
Jyoti Amge is known for being the world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records. Her restricted height is due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. In August 2014, she was cast in the fourth season of American Horror Story: Freak Show as Ma Petite.

Paul Amos
Paul Amos is perhaps best known for his recurring characters Dr. Roberts in the Murdoch Mysteries and Vex in the Showcase/Syfy hit Lost Girl, but has also worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit, She's the Mayor, and Casualty (BBC).

Michael Anderle
Michael Anderle is a top 100 Amazon best-seller. He is a life-long whale reader who released his first book in November of 2015. Since then, he has penned the Kurtherian Gambit series and built a publishing company (LMBPN) which releases over one hundred eighty books a year.

Curt Anderson
Curt Anderson performs amazing mental and physical stunts and demonstrations as part of his Jail Break the Mind series. He will blow your mind with his unique blend of magic, mentalism, and unique demonstrations! He has performed his magic and illusions across the USA and around the globe.

Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson has published 125 books, more than fifty of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as a unique steampunk fantasy novel, Clockwork Angels.

Dino Andrade
Voice actor Dino Andrade is the iconic Speedy Gonzales for The New Looney Tunes. To video game fans Dino is best known as multiple characters from World of Warcraft as well as The Scarecrow from Batman: Arkham Asylum. Other credits include Dishonored 2, Star Trek Online, D&D Neverwinter, and Hellsing.

Gordon Andrews
Ilona and Gordon Andrews are the pseudonyms for a husband-and-wife writing team. Together they are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban fantasy series,  the romantic urban fantasy novels of the Edge, and the paranormal romance of Hidden Legacy.

Ilona Andrews
Ilona and Gordon Andrews are the pseudonyms for a husband-and-wife writing team. Together they are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban fantasy series,  the romantic urban fantasy novels of the Edge, and the paranormal romance of Hidden Legacy.

Cas Anvar
Cas Anvar is a multi-talented, award-winning actor who has over 100 credits to his name in both film and television. He is now one of the leads on Amazon Prime's sci-fi epic The Expanse. Anvar will be appearing Friday through Sunday.

Eric R. Asher
Eric Asher is the author of the Vesik urban fantasy series, Mason Dixon: Monster Hunter, and the YA trilogy Steamborn.

Aaron Ashmore
Actor Aaron Ashmore is perhaps best known for his roles in American TV shows, as Jimmy Olsen in Smallville, Steve Jinks in Warehouse 13, Nate in Lost Girl, Troy Vandegraff in Veronica Mars, Randall Wishart in Cardinal, and as John Jaqobis in Killjoys. 

Davis Ashura
Davis Ashura is the award-winning author of the Castes and the OutCastes trilogy. His new series, the Chronicles of William Wilde, is due to be published starting in February 2018. When not writing, Davis is a physician who practices endocrinology and a warrior who battles the scheming insurance jackals.

Victoria Atkin
Victoria Atkin is Evie Frye in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the first playable female for the franchise on next generation consoles. She has voiced for Titanfall 2 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and voices Mailen and Sekuli in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.

Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company has been creating original audio drama since 1984 and has performed at every Dragon Con since the beginning. In addition to our live performances you can hear them via podcast on the Centauri Express Audio Magazine and download their studio work through their website.

Atlanta Swing Orchestra
The Atlanta Swing Orchestra is a group of musicians from the Atlanta area that really love to play the big band music that gets you dancing! They are musicians who are dedicated to keeping the Great American Songbook alive by playing tunes from the 40s to modern day classics. 

Stanley Aughtry
Stanley Aughtry has been acting for more than a decade. During this time, he has appeared in several major films including The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). In 2018, he appeared in Black Panther as the Merchant Tribe Warrior.

Dane Ault
Dane Ault is the artist and designer behind Monkey Minion Press, who's artbook about science, Eureka, was one of the most backed non-comics publishing projects on Kickstarter. He is releasing his second artbook, Beyond, this year. Ault has done work for Fox, We Love Fine, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and others.

Hawkings Austin
Hawkings Austin is a DoD subject matter expert in survivability, space, radiation environments, and historical combat. He has published numerous science and history articles, but his first fantasy novels The Broken Man (February) and Pure Poison(May) are out this year. He’s also a trained swordsman and Martial arts Sifu.

Will Aymerich
Will Aymerich is Host of The AYMERICH show, Cast member of True Ghost Stories, Paranormal Researcher for over 20+ years, Author of paranormal books, Cinema, Taco & Coffee Addict. ▲

Kevin Bachelder
Kevin has been podcasting about genre TV and movies since 2005. His podcasts have won four Parsec Awards in the Best Fan Podcast category. Along with speaking on multiple panels at Dragon Con annually since 2006 he also leads the Dragon Con Newbies group which puts on events to help new attendees.

Grant Baciocco
Grant Baciocco is a puppeteer for Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Wet Hot American Summer, The Jim Henson Company, and more. He is a 2018 inductee into the Podcast Hall of Fame.

Michael R Bailey
Michael Bailey has been podcasting and blogging since 2007 and has hosted or co-hosted such shows as Views From The Longbox, The Overlooked Dark Knight, It All Comes Back to Superman, From Crisis to Crisis and Bailey’s Batman Podcast, all through The Fortress of Baileytude Podcast Network.

Keith Baker
Keith Baker is an award-winning game designer and author best known for creating the Eberron Campaign Setting for Dungeons & Dragons. He has also designed numerous bestselling board games such as Gloom, Cthulu Fluxx, and this year the games Illimat and Action Cats through his publishing company Twogether Studios.

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.

Tony A Ballard-Smoot
Model, cosplayer, speaker and enthusiast. Tony works diligently to promote the steampunk, cosplay, modeling and maker communities as a whole. He travels extensively around the United States working within the various communities in a variety of roles.

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

Cliff Barackman
Cliff Barackman is featured in Animal Planets hit show, Finding Bigfoot. His expert opinion, level-headed approach, and analytical mind is essential to the team. When numbers need to be extracted for data analysis, or when a footprint needs to be permanently recorded, he is there to offer his unique skills.

Griffin Barber
A veteran police officer, Griffin Barber is also a lifelong Speculative Fiction fan and gamer. He's had shorts published in the Grantvile Gazette and penned a well-received novella for Roberts Space Industry’s website called: A Separate Law. 1636: Mission to the Mughals, with Eric Flint, is available from Baen Books.

Demore Barnes
Actor Demore Barnes has appeared in a variety of shows throughout his career including 12 Monkeys, The Flash, Hemlock Grove, Defiance, Hannibal, Supernatural, Fringe, and The Unit. Most recently, he can be seen as Mr. Ibis in the STARZ series American Gods.

Rodney Barnes
Rodney Barnes is a Peabody Award winning Writer/Producer best known for his work on Boondocks and Marvel’s Falcon (comics).

Steven Barnes
Literary Guest of Honor Steven Barnes has published over three million words of fiction, as well as written episodes of Twilight Zone, Stargate SG-1, and The Outer Limits. In addition, he has lectured on creativity and self development at Mensa, the Smithsonian, UCLA, and through numerous web-based classes and seminars.

Carole E Barrowman
In collaboration with her brother, John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Dr. Who), Carole Barrowman has written two biographies and five novels, including the acclaimed Hollow Earth, a middle grade fantasy series about a brother and sister who can bring their drawings to life and animate into art. 

John Barrowman
John Barrowman most recently wowed fans with his role as Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. He is also iconically known as Captain Jack Harkness from the Doctor Who series and the spin off Torchwood.

Aretta Baumgartner
Aretta is a performer/teaching artist specializing in puppetry, mask and movement. She's been a professional puppeteer since 1992 and is proud to be the Education Director at the world-renowned Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, GA)--the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the art of puppetry in the United States.

Peter S. Beagle
Peter S. Beagle is the bestselling author of The Last Unicorn, and is a SFWA Grand Master, science fiction's highest honor. His novels include A Fine & Private Place, The Innkeeper’s Song, Tamsin, and Summerlong. He's won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Jim E Beall
Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for 40+ years, a war gamer for 50+, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer. Experience: operations (nuclear officer USN), design (Duke Power), construction (United Engineers & Constructors), inspection (USNRC), and energy policy (USNRC Commissioner Reactors Assistant).

Jim Beard
Jim Beard has written Star Wars and Ghostbusters comics, co-edited Planet Of The Apes: Tales From The Forbidden Zone, wrote Spider-Man: Enemies Closer, a story for X-Files: Secret Agendas, and Gotham City 14 Miles, a book on the 1966 Batman TV series, as well as worked for since 2003.

Davey Beauchamp
I have already been approved as a professional. I am just redoing this to get consideration for an artist table.

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

Joe Benitez
Joe Benitez is a comic book artist who has worked on such titles as JLA, Superman/Batman, Detective Comics, Supergirl, and Titans for DC Comics and The Darkness for Image Comics. He also co-created and penciled the sci-fi series Weapon Zero and the dark fantasy mini-series Magdalena: Blood Divine for Image. 

Robert Jackson Bennett
Robert Jackson Bennett is a two-time winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, and an Edgar Award winner for Best Paperback Original. City of Stairs was shortlisted for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. His seventh novel, City of Miracles, is available now.

Evan Bernstein
Evan Bernstein is a co-host of the award-winning science podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe (SGU) and is the co-author of the forthcoming book by the same title (due for release in 2018).

Anjali Bhimani
Anjali Bhimani is best known as the voice of Symmetra in Overwatch and Nisha in Fallout 4: Nuka-World. On TV, fans know her from Modern Family, Cassandra French’s Finishing School, NCIS, Criminal Minds, The Sopranos, Law and Order: SVU, among many, many others. 

Ed Binkley
Ed Binkley is an artist and art educator who has created fantasy artwork for three decades. He has illustrated several dozen book covers and magazines and his artwork has appeared in numerous issues of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Binkley is a 2018 Art Show Guest Juror.

Tom Biondolillo
Tom Biondolillo is a comic artist, illustrator, writer and college professor who teaches sequential art, illustration, animation, and game art. Biondolillo has worked on comics, toys, RPGs, books, and video games. Most recently working on a graphic novel adaption of Rob Lettrick’s FRENZY (Disney-Hyperion).

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

Alexa Black
Alexa Black is a artist and costume maker for film and television, having worked on such features as Rampage and Venom as well as TV series like Originals, Daytime Divas and Greenleaf.

Black Sheep Ensemble
Black Sheep Ensemble is vagapunk street music for the masses.  Black Sheep Ensemble’s rowdy street performances—rooted in Balkan, Bollywood, Second Line, Latin and Ska—bring crowds up on their feet, out to the streets, and into the music. This rambling party of talented carousers sparks celebration at every turn with low brass belting out the bass line while eccentric drums drive the dance.

Bobby Blackwolf
Bobby is the co-owner of the Voice of Geeks Network internet radio station and podcast network, and has hosted a live internet radio show and podcast about video games since 2005. He is also a Virtual Reality evangelist and developer for enterprise applications, having worked most notably with Salesforce.

Randy W Blades
Randy Blades is currently the Department Head of Drama at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. He holds a MFA from Penn State in Costume Design and has designer and constructed costumes for theaters across the country.

Drew A Blank
Drew Blank is the "arter and writist" behind the hit indie novel Memoirs of an Antihero and the children's book Aldo Tanners! Where Are Your Manners?! His illustrations have been used in all forms including film, TV, and learning aids for special needs children.

Bob Blaskiewicz
Bob Blaskiewicz is Assistant Professor of Critical Thinking and First-Year Studies at Stockton University. He writes the Conspiracy Guy column for Skeptical Inquirer magazine and contributes essays about skepticism and the humanities to the Skepticality podcast. His research focuses on conspiracy theory, medical quackery, and critical thinking in education.

Matt Blaze
Matt Blaze is a computer science professor at the University of Pennsylvania working on cryptography, security, voting, scale, and how it all relates to public policy. For example, in 1994, he discovered a design flaw in the NSA's "Clipper Chip" encryption backdoor.

Charles Blue
Charles Blue, the radio astronomy guy, has been a science communicator and writer for nearly 30 years -- publicist for the world's most advanced telescope, ALMA.

Kris Bluett-Woolen
Kris was hired by Tears of Joy Theatre as a professional puppeteer in 1988 based on her vocal and movement skills. Over 30 years she performed thousands of times for audiences of all ages, sizes and cultures. Puppet shows have taken her to Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

CJ Boat
CJ runs the Geek IO Media Network, where he is a podcaster, comedian, interviewer, journalist, entrepreneur, streamer, and professional geek.

Shawn Boettner
Shawn is an investigator with Paranormal Georgia Investigations where he uses his New Jersey sensibilities and ex-military know-how to investigate claims of the paranormal and further our knowledge of cryptids.

David Boop
Denver-based David Boop is the author of She Murdered Me with Science and The Soul Changers.  David’s media tie-in work includes Predator, Green Hornet, and Veronica Mars. He edited Straight Outta Tombstone for Baen. His RPG work include Flash Gordon, Deadlands:Noir and Rippers:Resurrected. For More:

Jon Boutelle
Jon Boutelle has been hosting and producing podcasts since early 2005. He co-hosts and produces 50 Days of Dragon Con, a podcast dedicated to the directors, staff, and people of Dragon Con. He can also be found on Need Coffee's Weekend Justice and The Unique Geek.

Kurt Boutin
Kurt is a 20+ year veteran of the video game industry working on titles from Ultima 3,4, and 5 to Roller Coaster Tycoon, and more! He's worked for company such as Origin Systems, Infocom, Spectrum Holobyte, Microprose, Atari, and Hasbro Interactive.

Tabby Boyajian
Dr Tabetha "Tabby" Boyajian is an astrophysicist on faculty at Louisiana State University. In 2015, Boyajian led a paper presenting the discovery of a perplexing celestial object, KIC8462852 (eponymously named Tabby’s star), which sparked speculation that alien technosignatures had been discovered.

Dr. John E. Bradford
John Bradford is President and COO of SpaceWorks, an aerospace engineering firm in Atlanta that develops advanced concepts for the space industry. Dr. Bradford's most notable work is in the area of human stasis/hibernation for spaceflight. His research in this area, with support from NASA, has been covered internationally.

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

Jonathan P Brazee
Jonathan is a retired Marine colonel and now full-time writer with over 60 publications in military SF, paranormal, military fiction, and historical fiction. His novelette Weaponized Math was a 2017 Nebula Finalist, and his novel INTEGRATION is a 2018 Dragon Award Finalist.

Jennie Breeden
Jennie Breeden is the creator of the autobiographical webcomic The Devil's Panties. She has been updating her comic daily since 2001 with over 5,000 comic strips online and multiple graphic novels that are in comic shops and book stores around the world.

Bill Bridges
Bill Bridges is a writer and game designer, most known for developing White Wolf’s World of Darkness setting and HDI’s Fading Suns science-fiction universe.

Crystal Bright
Crystal Bright is a singer/multi-instrumentalist composing music steeped with dark cinematic twists and international musical influences. Her upcoming record, Staring at the Sun, will take you on an evolution of her sound and was recorded with Mitch Easter at the Fidelitorium recording studio.

Brobdingnagian Bards
The Brobdingnagian Bards are back for a Dragon Con reunion! They take traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs, mix it up with Lord of the Rings music to create a unique brand of Celtic Filk. And when they say "unique," believe it!

2018 Art Show Guest of Honor Brom has lent his distinctive vision to all facets of the creative industries, from novels and games, to comics and film. He is the author of the award-winning illustrated horror novels Lost Gods, Krampus the Yule Lord, The Child Thief, and The Devil’s Rose.

Jayne Brook
Jayne Brook can recently be seen in a recurring role on Major Crimes, and as Starfleet admiral Katrina Cornwell on Star Trek: Discovery. She has previously appeared on Chicago Hope, Private Practice, John Doe, The District, Sirens, and Kindergarten Cop, to name a few.

Bethany Brookshire
Bethany is a neuroscientist and an award-winning science writer and video host at Science News. She's written for Slate, the Guardian, and Scientific American; hosts the podcast Science for the People; and her Twitter feed, @scicurious, has more than 57,000 followers. Her PhD is from Wake Forest University.

Jenevieve Broomall
Jenevieve Broomall is a popular cover illustrator. She has published covers with clientele ranging from IDW, Tales Told LLC Lady Death series, Aspen/Big Dog Ink, Zenescope, Bluerainbow Online, Devil's Due Publishing, and more independent companies spanning the last six years.

Chuck Brown
Chuck Brown has written The Punisher and Black Panther comics for Marvel, is the writer and co-creator of Rotten Apple for Dark Horse Comics, and the writer and co-creator of Bitterroot that will debut in 2018 at Image Comics. He has been self-publishing for more than 18 years

CW Brown
CW Brown is the Executive Director of Atheist Alliance of America, Vice President of Association of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Secular Buddhism, Co-host of iSecularBuddhist Podcast, and board member of Atheist Alliance International.

Jim Brown
Jim Brown has 20 years of experience in the computer and video game industry as a designer, writer, and manager. Brown directed Epic's development teams as a design lead over the award-winning Unreal series and the blockbuster Gears of War franchise. He also eats bacon, lots of bacon.

Lauren Brown
Lauren Brown is a Lead Environment Artist working at Electronic Arts in Austin. Her previous experiences include working on environments on animated series such as Archer, and she has over 50 credits on various animated series. In her spare time, she loves playing Overwatch, and relaxing with her two cats.

Matthew J. Brown
Matthew J. Brown, Ph.D is a professional scholar of comics and popular culture and Associate Professor of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has presented at San Diego Comic-Con and has organized an academic conference at DragonCon since 2008.

Brian Brushwood
Brian Brushwood has spent 20 years touring the United States with his award-winning punk-rock blood-and-guts bizarre magic show. 1,000 live shows later in 2008, he started hosting Scam School, Hacking the System for National Geographic, and now The Modern Rogue.

Jason Bulmahn
Jason Bulmahn is the Director of Game Design at Paizo Inc, creators of the Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games, and leads the team responsible for rules and game balance. His design credits include the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Advanced Player's Guide, Beginner Box, and the Advanced Class Guide.

Bob Burden
Atlanta's own Eisner award winning comic artist, graphic novelist, and screenwriter Bob Burden created the world's first surrealist superhero, Flaming Carrot, The MysteryMen, with was made into a feature film, and has successfully adapted Gumby for the comic book medium.

Raychelle Burks
Raychelle is a chemistry professor and true crime writer. A blerd in the Ivory Tower, she blends science with pop-culture in and out of the classroom.

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

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

Jeff Burns
Jeff Burns is the creator of superhero comedy series Super Knocked Up and the host of geeky improv comedy show Super Geeked Up LIVE, which he performs at comic cons across North America. He also hosts DC Action Hour, live tabletop RPG streams, and loves Ewoks!

Tyra A Burton
Tyra Burton is a social media strategist and co-author of Socially Engaged: The Author’s Guide to Social Media. An award-winning professor, Tyra teaches at Kennesaw State University on subjects including social media, gaming and pop culture. Her first science fiction novel, Penduli Station, will be released in 2018.

Darin M. Bush
Darin M. Bush is an award-winning science-fiction and fantasy author. He is also a professional speaker with a 15-year chip from Toastmasters.

D.J. Butler
Dave (D.J.) Butler used to be a lawyer and still teaches financial and business acumen. He writes adult fantasy for Baen (WITCHY EYE and sequels), middle reader adventures for Knopf (THE KIDNAP PLOT and sequels), and in various genres for WordFire Press. Dave is also WordFire's acquisitions editor.

Tony Cade
Tony Cade has been a comics and games retailer since 1994 and is the owner of Challenges Games and Comics. He founded Terminus Media, a comics publishing, an animation studio and functions as it’s editor in chief. He is also the organizer of The Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo.

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

Leah Cairns
Best known for Battlestar Galactica, actress Leah Cairns also starred in Kyle XY, guest starred on Sanctuary, Supernatural, Tru Calling, and Godiva's and has appeared on 88 Minutes and Interstellar. Cairns currently co-stars in the popular Netflix sci-fi drama series Travelers.

Denise Baker Camacho
Denise is the President and co-founder of Intrigue Publishing, which, for over 5 years, has published YA, crime, and romance fiction. She is also the director of the Creatures, Crimes & Creativity 3-day fan and writer conference. She lives in the DC metro area with her author husband, Austin S. Camacho.

Dale Campbell
Dale Campbell is an avid podcaster, producer, entertainer, and has been branded as the lovable Aussie! Dale is the creator, host, and producer of The Generic Live Show, as well as the Chief of Production and co-host of multiple shows on the Geek-IO Media Network.

Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry), a retired US Navy officer, writes the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series, the Genesis Fleet series, the Lost Stars series, and the "steampunk meets high fantasy" Pillars of Reality series. His most recent books are Ascendant and Destiny of Dragons.

Kelly A. Campbell
Kelly Campbell is a puppeteer based out of Portland, OR. After touring with Portland's Tears of Joy Theatre for 10 years, she created her own company, KCPuppetree, and has since created puppet plays based on environmental themes, worked with governmental agencies, and teaches puppetry in schools throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi is a Scottish actor, writer, and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Mr. Curry in the Paddington movies, and the voice of Rabbit in the upcoming Christopher Robin. Capaldi will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Mike Capps
Mike Capps is best known as the president of Epic Games, makers of Gears of War, Fortnite, and the Unreal Engine. He’s trended on Twitter, presented with Steve Jobs, sniper trained with Special Forces, written bestselling comic books, and been featured as a technology expert on multiple TV documentaries.

Kenneth G Carpenter
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is currently the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and is a member of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Alison Carrier
Alison Carrier is the Senior UX Designer for Certain Affinity, an independent game studio in Austin, TX. As a seasoned developer, she is currently working on an unannounced third-person action game. Alison is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in video games.

Bobby Cary
Bobby Cary is the founder and co-host of the No Religion Required Podcast and the Hope After Faith Podcast with Jerry DeWitt. He is also a current co-host of the iSecular Buddhist Podcast with Mark Gura and CW Brown.

Stephen Cass
Stephen Cass is an NYC-based science and technology journalist and science fiction editor and critic. He is the co-author of Hollyweird Science, Vol. 1 and 2 and was the editor of acclaimed science fiction anthologies, TRSF, Twelve Tomorrows, and Coming Soon Enough.

Corey Castellano
Corey has been a professional makeup artist for 25 years. His credits include: The Gifted, The Dirt, 3 Billboards, Creed, Sleepy Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Tropic Thunder, War of the Worlds, Quarantine, Fear Clinic, The Prestige, The Crazies, Zombieland, GI Joe, X-Men 3, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more.

Tom Cavanagh
Golden Globe-nominated actor / director Tom Cavanagh can be seen acting in and directing Warner Bros.' The Flash (2014) on the CW. In addition to his current series, Cavanagh has extensive television, film and theatre credits including Scrubs, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. Cavanagh will be appearing Saturday and Sunday.

Erica Cerra
Actress Erica Cerra is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Deputy Jo Lupo on the Syfy series Eureka, and artificial intelligence A.L.I.E. and her creator Becca on The 100. She has also appeared in various guest roles in series such as Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, and iZombie.

Jamie Chambers
Jamie Chambers designs tabletop games, writes weird stories or sometimes about bizarre culture, and runs a small press game company based in north Georgia. He survives on a coffee, books, games, bourbon, and karaoke. Find him on Twitter: @Jamie1km.

Chance Chancellor
Chance Chancellor is both an award-winning leather artisan and a leather instructor for 11 years. Since starting, he's taught over 1,900 hours of leather classes ranging from the mundane to other worldly. Areas of expertise encompass design and construction of leather accessories to professional consultation and custom costume design.

Kara J Chappell
Formerly a Freelance writer for White Wolf's Vampire The Masquerade and senior litigation paralegal, Kara is a FOIA Coordinator for the Virginia Beach Human Services Department. Over the years, she has been a frequent panelist on the EFF track, most notably Busted! and 10 Rules for Dealing with Police Encounters.

Character Lab
Bryan Doell, aka Character Lab, is an award winning costume and prop designer, fabricator, and cosplayer. Bryan is also owner of Bryan Doell's Character Lab.

A.C. Charania
A.C. Charania is an entrepreneurial engineer and technical innovator involved in the creation and advancement of aerospace ventures for both commercial and government customers; helping to turn advanced concepts into reality. He has worked on projects for NASA, the U.S. Air Force, DARPA, large aerospace primes, and multiple space ventures.

Michael Chatfield
Michael Chatfield is a Canadian bestselling SciFi and Epic Fantasy Author with a following of 30,000 readers/buyers per month, 11 bestsellers on Amazon, regularly ranked within top 50 authors on, his books attaining ranks in the top 100 and creating more than $710,000+ of revenue in 2017.

Alison Cherry
Alison Cherry is the author of seven books for kids and teens, most recently The Pros of Cons a YA novel co-written with Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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

Blair B. Chintella
Blair is an attorney based in Georgia. Once asked by the FBI in college to help spy on his fellow college students, he now speaks on a variety of important social and legal issues involving technology and civil liberties.

Michael Cho
Michael Cho is a freelance cartoonist/illustrator based in Toronto. Cho has drawn a few stories and a large variety of covers for publishers including Marvel, DC, Image, Boom, and others. His first graphic novel, Shoplifter, was published by Pantheon and debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Jason Christman
Jason Christman has a minimalist and vintage style that is inspired by any number of searingly sci-fi, unapologetically geeky pop-culture touchstones, from Star Wars to Saul Bass. His latest work has been expanding into other sci-fi and pop-culture icons like Firefly, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and more.

Amy Chu
Amy Chu writes comics and only comics. She is the writer for Green Hornet, Dejah Thoris, and the Red Sonja series. She has also written KISS and DMC comics, and the first ever Poison Ivy mini-series for DC Comics. Other stories include: Emma Frost, Infinite Ant-Man, and Deadpool stories for Marvel.

Charlet Chung
Charlet Chung is an actress who is the voice of D.Va from Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, Seraph from Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and Aisha from Agents Of Mayhem. She also has voiced characters in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, State of Decay 2, and Starcraft II: Nova Covert Ops

Fantasy artist Ciruelo has worked for the most important publishing houses in Europe and the United States illustrating book covers, prints, calendars, and trading cards with dragons as the main subject. He is currently writing and illustrating his own books.

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

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

Peter Clines
Peter Clines is the author of Paradox Bound, the sci-fi/ thriller The Fold, the acclaimed 14, and the bestselling Ex-Heroes series. His other works include The Junkie Quatrain, the Dead Men Can't Complain collection, numerous short stories, and countless articles about the film and television industry.

Christopher Clingerman
Chris Clingerman, a software engineer at Exyn Technologies, develops core algorithms as well as designs software for prototype platforms. His main areas of expertise are motion planning and machine learning.

David B. Coe
David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson is the award-winning author of more than twenty books, and as many short stories. As David B. Coe, he writes epic, contemporary, and urban fantasy. As D.B. Jackson, he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction.

Sahrye Cohen
Sahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez are the authors of the exciting new book Make It, Wear It: Wearable Electronics for Makers, Crafters, and Cosplayers. She is the co-founder and chief designer of the tech couture design group, Amped Atelier. She teaches workshops on wearable electronics for costumers and cosplayers.

Myke Cole
Myke Cole is the author of the dark fantasy Sacred Thronetrilogy (, and the military fantasy Shadow Ops and Reawakening trilogies (Ace/Roc). His military history, Legion vs. Phalanx, is published by Osprey. He recently starred on CBS’ hit reality TV series, Hunted.

Pamela A. Cole
Pamela Cole is a professional Costumier, graduated from Goodman Theater- Chicago over 40 years ago and continues working with dance companies, movies, museums, reenactors, in the greater Atlanta area and is head of costuming for Atlanta’s Capitol City Opera Company. She has been involved with Dragon Con’s costume track from the beginning.

K.C. Collins
K.C. Collins, also known as Chris Collins, is a Canadian film, voice, and television actor best known for his role as Hale on the Canadian television show Lost Girl. His other credits include Andre Daniels in the 2014 RoboCop, Saving Hope, Single Ladies, Roman on The Strain, and more.

Mike Colter
Mike Colter is best known for his roles as Lemond Bishop in the television series The Good Wife, Malcolm Ward in Ringer, and Luke Cage in Marvel's Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Jessica Jones, all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will be appearing Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Tiffany Colwell
Tiffany Colwell has been doing aerial silks for nine years and performing for about seven years. She is currently a silks instructor teaching at Atlanta Parkour. Colwell has always been a dancer and wanted to find a way to go higher, so she fell in love with doing aerial silks.

John Compton
John Compton is the organized play lead developer at Paizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder and Starfinder tabletop roleplaying games. He’s overseen creative content for both the Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society organized play programs since 2013, managing production of more than 100 published adventures played by 80,000+ players worldwide.

Monte James Cook
Monte Cook has written hundreds of RPG products, along with short stories, novels, nonfiction titles, and comics. He is best known for his work on Planescape, Ptolus, Dungeons & Dragons, Arcana Evolved, and Numenera. He is a cofounder and Creative Director of Monte Cook Games.

Sean Andrew Copeland
Sean Copeland is the head of Blizzard lore team within story & franchise development. His team enables developers to create with confidence for the games, goods, and IP development of Blizzard’s blockbuster franchises including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm.

Jason Cordova
A John W. Campbell Award finalist, Jason Cordova has published over 30 works of fiction and is currently featured in two national bestselling anthologies. He resides in Virginia

Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Natalia Cordova-Buckley is actress best known for portraying Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She is also known for her roles in Bates Motel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot, McFarland, USA, and as the voice of Frida Kahlo in Coco.

Larry Correia
Larry Correia is a Dragon Award winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International urban fantasy series, the Grimnoir Chronicles trilogy, the Saga of the Forgotten series, the Dead Six thrillers (with Mike Kupari), and the Monster Hunter Memoirs series (with John Ringo), all from Baen books. 

Go Big or Go Home Cosplay
Emily Schmidt of Go Big or Go Home Cosplay is best known for winning her episode on Syfy's Cosplay Melee series, "Throne Off." She is a professional cosplayer concentrating on making armor and props out of foam and thermoplastics. Emily is a member of her local maker space, Geekspace Gwinnett.

Aaron Crash
As Aaron Crash, his adult sci-fi/fantasy novels have broken into Amazon’s Top 100 Paid Store, and he was an Amazon All-Star in January of 2018. As Aaron Michael Ritchey, he is the author of seven young adult novels including The Juniper Wars published through Kevin J. Anderson’s WordFire Press.

One of the most notable dark-wave bands internationally, The Crüxshadows' motto is "live, love, be, believe," and it serves as a reminder that while The Crüxshadows may write catchy songs, the band has depth that extends beyond the dance floor.

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

Crossed Swords
Broadswords, rapiers, and even batlefs clash in this dazzling display of Hollywood-style combat. Harsch and Sakuta reveal secrets and demonstrate many behind-the scenes moves that make up your favorite movie, TV, and theater sword fighting stunts.

Paul B Currie
Paul Currie is a professor, photographer, and philosopher from the hills of Kentucky. He is a science education and a world traveler. He presents on using pop culture in to explain science in the classroom and how science influences pop culture. He received his DVM from the University of Georgia.

Henry Ian Cusick
Henry Ian Cusick is an actor of television, film, and theatre. He is known for his role as Desmond Hume on the U.S. television series Lost, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He is currently starring as Marcus Kane in The CW drama The 100.

Peter Capn' Cutler
Peter Capn' Cutler works as a freelance artist and cartoonist for Tiki Zombie for New Legend Productions, Hero Cats for Action Lab, and for comics, t-shirts, video games, book illustrations, album covers (Pure Ed and Radio Cult), web sites, and many other things.

D'Vinci is a professional Jacksonville DJ born in the U.K that offers nothing but high energy entertainment. D'Vinci gets the crowd involved by creating interactions throughout the show, so be on your toes for a night to remember, including the 2017 Dragon Con Zombie Prom!

Daisy Viktoria
Daisy Viktoria is a costume designer and works on film and theatre projects while growing her own fantasy costuming line, focusing on gowns with a historically inspired fantasy touch. Daisy has a background in corsetry and historical fashion and teaches classes on period costuming and research.

Brett Dalton
Brett Dalton is an actor who is best known for playing Grant Ward and Hive in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dalton's other television credits include Blue Bloods, Army Wives, Nurses, and National Geographic Channel's Killing Lincoln. In addition, Dalton voiced the character Mike in the game Until Dawn.

Doug Dandridge
Doug Dandridge has been a full-time science fiction and fantasy writer for the last 5 years, selling over 200K books. He has been ranked in the top five in military science fiction and space opera multiple times in the US and UK. Doug lives and works in Tallahassee, Florida.

Veronica Dashell
Felt Nerdy is the husband and wife Atlanta-based puppetry team of Charles Kelso and Veronica Dashell. They have been bringing their own brand of nerdy puppets to conventions across the Southeast for over five years.

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

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

Fon Davis
Fon Davis appears on Battlebots, Cake Masters, and Superfan Builds as a celebrity artist. In his two decade career, Fon has worked on over 30 feature films including the Nightmare Before Christmas, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Star Wars series.

L. M. Davis
L. M. Davis is a writer, background actor, and scholar. She has written three novels. skinless (A Novel in III Parts), and Interlopers and Posers. Forgers, the third book in her Shifters Novel series, is forthcoming. She has appeared in Black Panther, The Gifted, and other SFF film and tv.

Milton J. Davis
Milton J. Davis is a science fiction/fantasy writer and owner of MVmedia, LLC, a small press specializing in scifi/fantasy by and about people of African/African Diaspora descent. He has published over 17 novels as a writer and 30 books as a publisher.

William B Davis
Better known for his iconic role as The Cigarette Smoking Man in The X-Files, William B. Davis' career has spanned over 60 years. He has also appeared in Smallville, Stargate, Continuum, 21 Jump Street, and Stephen King's IT, among many others.

Felicia Day
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous shows and films, including Buffy, Eureka, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Guild, Dragon Age, Supernatural, and many more. She currently stars in the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix.

Millie de Chirico
Millie De Chirico is 14-year member of the programming department at Turner Classic Movies. She co-created TCM Underground, the channel’s late night cult movie franchise and now lends her programming expertise to FilmStruck, the new streaming service created by TCM and the Criterion Collection.

John de Lancie
John de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as "Q" in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has previously appeared on Stargate SG-1. De Lancie has voiced Discord on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and characters in multiple video games and shows during his career.

Walter Dean
Walter Dean is a premiere costume designer who specializes in custom-made costumes. He brings characters to life. He has been featured in Marvel Studio’s Marvel Becoming: Dora Milaje, and Yaya Hahn’s book, 1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas. He was cited in Huffington post as a “designer to watch.”

Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido's is an author of novels, comics, nonfiction, and short fiction. His fiction takes place in thirty different licensed universes from television to movies to comics, plus original work in the fictional Super City and Cliff's End and the kinda real Key West and New York.

Emilio Delgado
Emilio Delgado is a Mexican-American television and film actor, singer, and voice artist. He is best known for his long-running role as Luis, the friendly Fix-it Shop owner, on the children's television series Sesame Street. Delgado joined the cast of Sesame Street in 1971 and remained until 2016.

Susan Dennard
New York Times Bestselling author Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. As a marine biologist, she traveled the world, six out of seven continents to be exact (she’ll get to you yet, Asia!), before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

Lali DeRosier
Science teacher and education advocate, Lali DeRosier (a.k.a. Adverbia) promotes youth involvement in science through student writing, SciArt, and science outreach. With the Curly Hair Mafia (, she tackles themes of science and diversity in scifi, fantasy, and horror in film, TV, and gaming.

Vita DeVoid
The Chameleon of Burlesque, Vita DeVoid is completely unrecognizable from event to event as she seamlessly disguises herself as popular characters from cinema, cartoons, games, and pop culture. She teaches stage makeup and costume design and is a popular master of ceremonies appearing at conventions and cabarets nationwide.

Lucienne Diver
Lucienne Diver is a literary agent of 25 years experience as well as the author of the Latter-Day Olympians urban fantasy series, the Vamped paranormal YA series and young adult suspense.

DJ Scapegoat
DJ Scapegoat is a Scottish DJ who'll mix it up at the tenth annual Bunny Hutch party with everything from the classic TV themes of our youth, through rock, metal and punk anthems, hip-hop, dubstep, rap, dance tracks, remixes, mashups, and more!

DJP was the DJ for last year’s 8-bit ball, to the largest crowd they have ever had on an opening night. DJP currently does approximately 75-100 nights a year on the decks from 80s/90s/00s to current, swing to EDM, rock to pop, and everything in-between. 

Kevin Dockery
Kevin Dockery has written or contributed to 39 books, numerous magazine articles, and appears on PBS, the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and Military Channel. His additional work has been with weapons, as a gunsmith, consultant, or in the U.S. Military. He holds a patent on a round of 40mm ammunition.

Cecilia Dominic
Author, psychologist, and champion sleeper Cecilia Dominic focuses on helping people overcome insomnia at her private practice by day, and then writes urban fantasy and steampunk books that keep her readers up all night. She is a sought-after speaker and has been interviewed on the internationally popular Self-Publishing Formula podcast.

Chris Donio
Chris Donio is a specialty costumer for film and television, with his most recent credit being Antman & the Wasp.

Alexa Donne
Alexa Donne’s debut novel, Brightly Burning, is Jane Eyre... in SPACE!, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on May 1, 2018. Alexa worked on three HP fan cons, and was part of the YA Literature Track Staff at DragonCon from 2012 to 2017. Find her online and on YouTube @alexadonne.

Chuck Dorsett
With 35 years of experience in leather costuming Chuck has had products appear in a number of major motion pictures, television series and theatrical productions.   He produces and appears in all the on-line leather craft videos for Weaver Leather Craft.

Dan dos Santos
Well known for his colorful paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan dos Santos’ work spans a variety of genres including novels, comics, and film. Fans will recognize his work from the covers of books by Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Patricia Briggs, Robert Jordan, Jim Butcher, and countless others.

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

The Doubleclicks
The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters from Portland, Oregon who write songs that are all at once snarky, geeky and sweet. You'll hear about geekdom, cats, dinosaurs, and lots of feelings!

DC Douglas
D.C. Douglas has an impressive resume including the voices of Wester in Resident Evil, Legion in the Mass Effect trilogy, Kamoshida in Persona 5, Jasley in Gundam: IBO, Vincent in Gundam: TBF, X Drake in One Piece, and appearances in Sharknado 2, Isle of the Dead, and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Arthur M Doweyko
Dr. Doweyko is a world-renown scientist who shares the 2008 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for the discovery of a new anti-cancer drug. In addition to award-winning science fiction novels and short stories, he has lectured on science in science fiction including Shelley's Frankenstein and in popular motion pictures.

Margaret Downey
Margaret Downey enjoys acting and costuming and is the organizer of the Dragon Con Skeptic Parade Entry. She has portrayed Madame Bonneville, Eva Ingersoll, and various Suffragists. She created a character known as “The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse” in order to teach critical thinking skills every Friday-the-Thirteenth.

A Let's player/streamer hoppy writer. Does mostly older games in his streams and let's plays. Is part of a podcast with 3 others talking on various subjects.

Bonnie Duncan
Bonnie Duncan blends puppetry, dance, and physical theatre in surprising and delightful ways. She currently makes & tours super fun theater for families throughout the US & abroad as part of The Gottabees. She also creates shows for adult audiences, performing in living rooms and on fancy stages.

Jordan T. Duncan
Jordan is the Assistant Director and for Paranormal Georgia Investigations. He is a 10 year veteran of the Atlanta paranormal community. He is a historian, researcher, mythology/folklore enthusiast, vlogger, podcaster, and part-time blogger.

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.

Brian Dunning
Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast (, with a weekly audience of 175,000 listeners. He is the author of seven books on scientific skepticism. His background is in computer science and he is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

Andy Dykes
Andy is a real, live rocket scientist who flies satellites for a living and has supported all kinds of manned and unmanned space flight at NASA. He also worked at U.S. Space Camp, teaching humans of all ages about space history and technology. This is his 9th DragonCon.

Hans Eckman
Hans Eckman is the coordinator for the Apocalypse Rising: For Survival panels and also serves as moderator and panelist. Hans is a business transformation consultant, keynote speaker, and shares his life simplification tips at conferences in the US and Canada and on

Claire M. Eddy
Claire Eddy is a senior editor at Tor/Forge Books and has been with the company for over 30 years, focusing primarily in science fiction and fantasy. She’s spent the better part of her adult life working with authors to make their stories and dreams be the best they can be.

Marc Alan Edelheit
Best Selling Author, Marc Alan Edelheit writes Military Science Fiction and Fantasy. He authored the award winning Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Office Series and Tales of the Seventh. Marc is the Host of the 2Cent History Podcast, A historical Consultant for PC Video Games, A hardcore History Fanatic,Adventurist.

Eric Edelstein
Eric Edelstein stars as Grizz on We Bare Bears and has had roles on Parks and Recreation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, Twin Peaks, Shameless, and Drunk History. In addition, Edelstein has co-starred in Jurassic World, Hotel For Dogs, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Nick Edelstein
Nick “Captain of Trek Rock” Edelstein brings you the latest hits from Jupiter Station, covering topics from disco to the Delta quadrant! Voyage beyond the Sol System, travel through time, and git down wit yo’ bad Terran self. Then rock into the mirror universe with bawdy ballads and botanical aliens.

Scott Edgington
Dr. Scott G. Edgington is a Planetary Scientist working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is Cassini's Deputy Project Scientist and is the Investigation Scientist for the Cassini's thermal infrared instrument. He specializes in the study of giant planet atmospheres.

Gigi Edgley
Gigi Edgley starred as Chiana on Farscape for the Jim Henson Company! Edgley is an internationally renowned actress, recording artist, comic creator, director. Some of her credits are Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, FX's Feud, Enuattii, Diminuendo, Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Peacekeeper Wars, and Star Trek Continues.

Nick Eftimiades
Nicholas Eftimiades is an author and teaches at Penn State University. His 34 year government career includes employment in CIA as a technical operations officer, special agent in the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and a senior intelligence officer in Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Kevin Eldridge
Kevin Eldridge produces and hosts The Flopcast, a weekly pop culture comedy podcast for the ESO Network, and is the author of a science fiction story in the ESO Tales of the Station anthology. He is an organizer for Boston Skeptics, and hosts their monthly Skeptics in the Pub events.

Austin Ellefson
Clawing his way out of the Appalachian mountains, Austin Ellefson spends his days slinging drinks and his nights behind the mic on Botched Podcast. He builds worlds and rigs encounters on one side of the screen, while also coming up with wacky characters on the other! Amateur voice-actor, Professional goof.

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

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

Erin Hill
Singing harpist Erin Hill returns to Dragon Con this year with V’ger (her electric harp). Erin's Celtic album hit #1 on the Billboard world chart and Cleopatra Records recently released 3 albums: Harp Town, Christmas Harp, and a re-release of Girl Inventor, including her hits “Giant Mushrooms” and “Lookout, Science."

Escape the Clouds
As Escape the Clouds, Mark Rossmore draws from history, imagination, and the world around him to create steampunk-inspired “worlds that might have been” narrative songs. His blend of hard rock ukulele, driving instrumentals, and electronic percussion lay the foundation for his vivid lyrical storytelling.

Joanna Estep
Joanna Estep is an Eisner-nominated artist who has worked on projects such as Bitch Planet (Image), Fantastic Four (Marvel), Death Head (Dark Horse), and Thrilling Adventure Hour (Boom!/Archaia). She has also worked on Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock comic book series. 

Evil League of Evil
For the 10th anniversary of the release of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, the Evil League of Evil has eschewed the status quo of mere shadowcasts and group sing-alongs. Featuring a cast of local Atlanta actors brought together by their love of both theatrical supervillains and supervillainy theatre.

Dax ExclamationPoint
Dax ExclamationPoint, is a cosplaying drag performer that has taken the world by storm...literally. The "queen of all nerds" (as seen on season 8 of Rupaul's Drag Race) is paving the way for LGBTQ+ nerds to make their way into the forefront of popular culture!

Kacey Ezell
Kacey Ezell is an active duty USAF helicopter pilot and author of speculative fiction. She has stories in several bestselling Baen anthologies, and writes novels for both Baen and Chris Kennedy Publishing.

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

Michael Falkner
Michael Falkner is an award-winning writer and podcaster from Atlanta, GA. He is the author of the Timestamps Project, a first-time watcher's guide to Doctor Who. He writes for RevolutionSF, podcasts for The Chronic Rift Network, and is one of the organizers of the Dragon Con Newbies group.

Sarah Falls
From creating superhero costume armor to sculpting super large scale set pieces, fabricator of fantasy, Sarah Falls, can tell you the horrors and joys of working in the film business, as one of the sets of hands that makes movie magic happen.

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.

James "Bobo" Fay
James Fay is almost exclusively, known to the world as “Bobo.” Bobo is best known as the lovable, gentle giant with the magnificent bigfoot howl on the Animal Planets hit show Finding Bigfoot. The origins of that name are shrouded in mystery, as is much of Bobo’s life.

Ken Feinberg
Ken Feinberg adds graphic novelist to his credits in addition to award-winning filmmaker and actor from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek Enterprise. Feinberg has created a 10 book graphic novel series called, The Conquest of Canaan, telling the Biblical story of Joshua, arguably the world's first super hero.

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

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

Susan Fichtelberg
Susan Fichtelberg is the author of Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens. The first edition was published in 2006 and the second in 2015 by Libraries Unlimited. She has presented fantasy booktalks and programs for many conferences including Dragon Con and World Con.

Emily A Finke
By training a forensic anthropologist, but by passion a science communicator, Emily has spent the past 20 years teaching in museums, nature centers, pubs, and anywhere else there's an audience.

Declan Finn
Declan Finn is a three time Dragon Award finalist, known for his urban fantasy series Live and Let Bite, and his Pius thrillers, published by Silver Empire. He hosts the Catholic Geek Radio show, and contributes to SuperversiveSF, the Catholic Geeks blog, and can be found at

Jay Firestone
Jay Firestone heads Prodigy Pictures, a leader in the production of quality film, television, and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically-acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world and finished airing its fifth and final season in 2016. 

Ben Fisher
Ben Fisher is an author of comic books and prose spanning a wide spectrum of genres, including horror, alternate history, sci-fi, and comedy. His most recent works include The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat, The Great Divide, and C.H.U.D. Lives.

Ric Flair
Widely regarded as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Ric Flair is a professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler. He is noted for his tenures with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Sam Flegal
Sam Flegal is the independent illustrator behind Fateful Signs, and co-host of One Fantastic Week, a weekly web show about self employed fantasy artists. He’s worked for the History Chanel and games like Warhammer 40K. In his personal work, Flegal explores Norse Mythology, a series called Fateful Signs.

Tom Fleming
Four time Chesley Award nominee, known for his work for Marvel, DC, WWE, Dark Horse, WOW, Magic the Gathering, Heavy Metal Magazine, Iron Maiden and Screen Gems movie Studios.

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

John L. Flynn
Dr. John L. Flynn is a SFWA and MWA author, screenwriter, and three-time Hugo nominee. His 2014 thriller, Intimate Bondage, has spawned a series soon to be produced for cable. Flynn also penned the humorous and thoroughly amusing Everything I Know about Life I Learned from James Bond, with 17 other books.

Megan Follows
Megan Follows is an actor and director known worldwide for her role as Anne Shirley in the classic mini series Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea and for her critically acclaimed performance of Catherine DeMedici in the CW's Reign

Christine Foltzer
Christine Foltzer is the Associate Art Director for Publishing, which she helped launch in 2015. With over 10 years of industry experience, she has worked with St. Martin's Press, Oxford University Press, Grand Central Publishing, and Forever to create book covers for several bestselling and award-winning authors.

Marina Fontaine
Marina Fontaine is the author of Chasing Freedom, a 2016 Dragon Awards finalist, and The Product, a dystopian novella published by Superversive Press.

Julie Fooshee
Julie Ann is a student in science communication and public engagement and a professional in the world of live public science events. In her 9-5 job she works to bring science to everyone, everywhere and in her free time she cries a lot over her Star Wars feelings.

Foot Pound Force
Get ready to be nerdy, get ready to rock, get ready to dance and get ready to laugh out loud. Better pay attention though, for there may be a quiz afterward from these rockin’ rocket scientists. Foot Pound Force, a band that is more than its units.

Tana Ford
Tana Ford is the artist on Marvel’s Silk. She has done work on Gwenpool, Star Trek, Jem and the Holograms,VenomVerse, and Amazing Spider-Man. She is the creator of the award-winning lesbian comic book series DUCK! She has recently teamed up with writer Nnedi Okorafor in the Black Panther universe.

Dr. Allan Fowler
Fowler is an academic, game developer, and award winning author. He is known for dropping words of game development wisdom on current and future game developers.

Barr Foxx
Barr Foxx (JaBarr) is an award-winning cosplay model, television/film producer, and stylist. His national brand, #CosplayYourWay, encourages individuals to cosplay without limits and choose desired characters regardless of race, size, age, or gender; providing a platform to expound on the art of cosplay through imagery, fan-films, and live events.

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

Anthony Francis
By day, Anthony Francis is a roboticist; by night, he’s an author and comic book artist. He writes the Dakota Frost, Skindancer urban fantasy series including Frost Moon, Blood Rock and Liquid Fire, and his latest novel is the steampunk adventure Jeremiah Willston and The Clockwork Time Machine.

Matt Frank
Matt Frank, the "Kaiju King," was an artist for IDW's Godzilla comics from 2011 to 2016. He has also worked on many Transformers projects for IDW and Fun Publications. In 2018, Frank will debut a new comic based on the cult-classic superhero Redman from Tsuburaya Productions.

Chandra Free
Chandra Free is the artist/writer/creator behind the dark fantasy graphic novel series, The God Machine. She's the creator of the comics SKIN and Matilda TIKI, an illustrator on books like Faye, Modern Dread, Fraggle Rock, and the Graphic Canon; and colorist for Mice Templar and Sullengrey.

Amber N Freidenfelds
Amber Freidenfelds writes editorial and produces video content for Boomerang streaming service, the home of all of your favorite cartoons.

Jonathan French
Jonathan French is the author of the Autumn’s Fall Saga and The Grey Bastards.

Michael D. French
Michael is co-founder of RetroBlasting, a video channel that analyzes and deconstructs cartoons and toys of the 80's which is now in its 6th year with over 30K subscribers. He maintains a large archive of vintage toys and often restores them to preserve our collective history.

Esther Friesner
Nebula Award-winning author Esther Friesner's publishing history of forty-one novels, two hundred three short stories, three single author collections, eleven anthologies and more is highlighted by her creation/editing of the popular Chicks In Chainmail anthologies and the YA historical Princesses of Myth series.

Nick Frost
Nicholas Frost is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and author. He is best known for his work in Into the Badlands, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, The World's End, and the television comedy Spaced. Frost will be appearing Friday through Sunday only.

Comprised of top call freelancers, FunkCake brings the sizzle to their live shows by combining genre-bending arrangements with virtuosic soloing. YThey are regulars and fan favorites at the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market, they have showcased at the historic Smith’s Olde Bar, and have even performed a private party for the one and only, the most charismatic avenger, Robert Downey Jr. 

Mira Furlan
A leading actress of film, stage, and TV, Mira Furlan is best known to the American audience for her role as Ambassador Delenn in the Warner Bros. TV-series Babylon 5 and as Danielle Rousseau in the the ABC hit series Lost.

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

Gabo (Gabriel Bautista) is the artist for Dead of Winter written by Kyle Starks, as well as The Life After written by Joshua Hale Fialkov (Oni Press). He is a Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award nominee, as well as an Eisner and Harvey award winning colorist.

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

Maribeth Gandy
Maribeth Gandy is a Principal Research Scientist at GT and a three-time graduate, receiving a Ph.D., M.S., and a B.S. in CS. She is the Director of the Interactive Media Technology Center, whose work focuses on mobile & wearable computing, augmented & virtual reality, gaming, and health systems.

Dr. Charles E. Gannon
Five-time Fulbrighter Charles Gannon’s best-selling Caine Riordan sci-fi novels were all Nebula finalists. While working on the forthcoming Broken World fantasies, he collaborates with Eric Flint and appears in various anthologies. His epic fantasy series, The Broken World, is forthcoming from Baen Books. 

Victor Garber
With six Emmy and four Tony nominations, Victor Garber has been seen in some of the most memorable works of the past four decades. He can most recently be seen on Orville, CW's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and much more. He will be appearing Friday through Sunday.

Paige G Gardner
Paige Gardner is an award-winning costume designer whose eccentric masks, bizarre props and original costumes make her art recognizable world-wide. Gardner’s high-profile costumes have featured in multiple media channels as well as bestselling books on Steampunk and cosplay. Her costume art projects have exhibited across North America.

Richard "Lord British" Garriott
Richard “Lord British Garriott is a founding father of both the video game industry and commercial spaceflight industry. He is the originator of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre through his pioneering Ultima series and is the first 2nd generation American astronaut.

Andrew E.C. Gaska
Andrew E.C. Gaska is the Senior Development Editor at Lion Forge Comics. He is a freelance franchise consultant to FOX on ALIEN and Predator, and founder of the guerrilla integrated media studio BLAM! Ventures. His authored works include Critical Millennium, Space:1999, Buck Rogers, and Planet of the Apes.

Marya E Gates
Marya E. Gates has been writing online, and appearing on podcasts and panels about film and feminism for over 15 years.

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

Andrien Gbinigie
Andrien Gbinigie is a Product Marketing Manager for Ubisoft, and an up and coming cosplayer, best known for his Black Panther costumes.

With the popularity of shows like Glee and movies like Pitch Perfect, a cappella performances are back in the mainstream, and Geekapella is here to make sure pop culture is represented! Experience a unique and energetic stage presence. Singing, dancing, cosplay, and FUN.

David R. George III
David R. George III is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty produced and published works, including an episode of Voyager and eighteen Star Trek novels.

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

Susan M Gerbic
Affectionately called the Wikipediatrician, Susan Gerbic is the cofounder of Monterey County Skeptics and a self-proclaimed skeptical junkie.

For 20 years, Gerhard worked with Dave Sim as background artist, environmental designer, and cover colorist on the Cerebus graphic novel. A 300-issue series, it is a milestone in comic book publishing as the longest running creator-owned comic book series!

Shanna Germain
Award-winning Shanna Germain has worked as a writer and editor for nearly 25 years. She is the co-owner of Monte Cook Games. Her recent works include No Thank You, Evil!; Predation; As Kinky As You Wanna Be, The Poison Eater, and Numenera.

Tristan Gibbon
Tristan is a member of the five man show that is Botched: A DnD Podcast. Botched is weekly release evergreen comedy podcast centered around Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.

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. She is also known as Nebula from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Karen will be appearing Sunday and Monday only. 

Laura Anne Gilman
Laura Anne Gilman is the Nebula and Endeavor award-nominated author of the best-selling Devil’s West series, as well as the story collection Darkly Human, the long-running Cosa Nostradamus UF series, and the Vineart War trilogy. Her recent short fiction has sold to Daily Science Fiction and Lightspeed.

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.

Annabeth Gish
Annabeth Gish is perhaps best known as Special Agent Monica Reyes on the cult series, The X-Files, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. She also appeared in The West Wing, Flashforward, Pretty Little Liars, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and more.

Seressia Glass
Seressia Glass is an award-winning author of more than twenty contemporary and paranormal romance and urban fantasy stories. Her current contemporary series, Sugar and Spice, deals with love and addiction while her paranormal series. (Shadowchasers, Sons of Anubis) are steeped in Egyptian mythology. 

Kellen Goff
Kellen Goff’s more notable roles include Funtime Freddy in Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location, creatures in Zoink and EA's Fe (Featured at E3 2016), Ronshaku's Father in Yandere Simulator, Ichor and Si Ma Yi in Heroes of Newerth, and Sammy the Spade in Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 6.

Thomas Michael Gofton
Thomas 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”, “Star Trek Alliance”, “Terminator Genisys” and “Cowboy Bebop”, before being published as a Shadowrun author.

Christie Golden
Award-winning, nine-time New York Times bestseller Christie Golden has written fifty-four novels with such franchises as Star Wars, Star Trek, World of Warcraft, and Assassin’s Creed. Recent novels: Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad and World of Warcraft: Before the Storm. She is a full-time writer at Blizzard Entertainment.

Honey Goodenough
Honey Goodenough is educator/puppeteer/clown/magician and Resident Teaching Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater, Boston. Credits: Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry, Puppet Slam Network, received a Jim Henson Foundation Grant. Founded Good Hearted Entertainment and performs “WORD PLAY” and “Sock Monkey Circus.” THAT really is her name.

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

Stacey Gordon
Stacey Gordon is a puppeteer based in Phoenix, Arizona, where she runs a puppet building studio, Puppet Pie, where she teaches and makes lots of puppets. Gordon is involved in improvised puppet duo, Fleecy Bits, as well as performing in Puppet Slams with Die Puppet Die. 

Chris Gore
Chris Gore is the editor of and hosts the Film Threat podcast. Author of The Complete DVD Book and The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide. He wrote My Big Fat Independent Movie and was a regular on G4TV’s Attack of the Show.

Dr. Stephen Granade
Stephen Granade is a physicist specializing in lasers and robotic sensors. His sensors have read fingerprints from ten feet away, tracked drones, and guided the shuttle to Hubble. He’s the host of NASA's No Small Steps YouTube series and has won awards for presenting to non-scientist audiences.

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. Gray has appeared in numerous TV series and films over her career.

Craig B Greathouse
Dr. Craig Greathouse is a Professor of Political Science, University of North Georgia. An expert on issues of foreign, security, and defense policy and strategic studies with an emphasis on Europe and the U.S., he has lectured and written extensively on the international system, including security and strategic studies.

Matt Green
For over three decades, Matt Green has been one of the southeast’s most active filmmakers. Besides having directed nine feature films in the last 19 years and creating creature, makeup, and physical effects for the past 32 years, Green has helped other filmmakers produce and coordinate their own films.

Stephen Green
Stephen Green is an artist and penciller residing in Savannah, Georgia. Despite various rumors, he did not attend school there. His work has been featured in Dark Horse Presents, The Legacy of Luther Strode, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D., and Lobster Johnson.

Andrew Greenberg
Best known for his work on roleplaying and computer games, Andrew Greenberg runs the Georgia Game Developers Association and Georgia Esports League. He chairs the DeKalb Entertainment Commission. Greenberg has credits on more than 100 game products and is currently developing Fading Suns: Noble Armada for the PC.

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

Rob Greenlee
Rob Greenlee is VP/Head of Partnerships, Voxnest/Spreaker. 2017 Inductee, Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, Former EVP/CTO, PodcastOne, Former Manager, Podcasts, Microsoft’s Xbox/Zune. Hosts Spreaker Live Show and co-hosts New Media Show. Former host, WebTalk World Radio Show recognized as first syndicated radio program to podcast on 9/15/2004.

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

Daniel Griffith
Daniel Griffith is a documentary filmmaker specializing in cult film history and classic genre television. For the past ten years, he has been the official documentarian for "Mystery Science Theater 3000", now on Netflix. He is the owner of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.

Nicole Gugliucci
Astronomer, educator, maker-of-tiny-comets, and all around geek, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci has made it her mission to study and share the Universe. Known as the “NoisyAstronomer,” she earned a doctorate studying radio astronomy, did a postdoc in science education, and is an assistant professor of physics in New Hampshire.

Mark W. Gura
Mark Gura is an author, the president of the Atheist Alliance of America, the Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism, and the co-presenter of the Richard Dawkins Award. Mark has over 20 years’ experience in practicing mindfulness meditation/Vipassana which he learned from the late S.N. Goenka in India

Electrifying audiences everywhere with their own provocative blend of pop, funk, and soul, Atlanta's Gurufish is best known for their high-octane live show, fueled by irresistible melodies wrapped around hypnotic, gritty, funky grooves. They are currently playing dates in support of their critically acclaimed underground classic, Mohair Supreme.

Abby Hafer
Abby Hafer is an Anatomy & Physiology professor with a D.Phil. in zoology from Oxford University. She debunks Creationism/Intelligent Design, and the gender binary. Writings include her book The Not-So-Intelligent Designer, chapters in Christianity in the Light of Science and Women v. Religion; and co-authorship of Darwin’s Apostles.

Sam Koji Hale
Sam Koji Hale is a filmmaker and puppetry artist. Sam’s short “Yamasong” received “Best Animated Film” at Dragon-Con Independent Film Festival in 2010. Sam returns to Dragon-Con with the feature film “Yamasong: March of the Hollows,” produced by Dark Dunes Productions and executive produced by Heather Henson and Toby Froud.

Jen Haley
Jen Haley paints gaming miniatures for companies including CMON, Inc., Reaper Miniatures, and Dark Sword Miniatures. She's won a number of notable awards, twice taking a Golden Demon Slayer Sword and Privateer Press' Grandmaster title. Jen, with numerous judging credentials, currently manages CMON's Crystal Brush Awards.

Aaron-Michael Hall
Aaron-Michael Hall is an award-winning author residing in Georgia. She writes diverse epic fantasy with an edge and science fantasy romance. Since August 2015, she has written nine full-length novels and published five. Her first novel, The Rise of Nazil has won numerous reader awards.

Nick Hall
Nick Hall is an artist who recently moved from rural New England to Chicago in order to expand her artistic interests. She has collaborated with local artists on graphic novels, murals and poster designs and assisting businesses with advertising and designing logos. This is her first time working with puppets.

Chris Hamer
Chris Hammer is an Atlanta based artist, the creator of the Adventures of Byron Comic Book, a featured artist on AMC's the Walking Dead, and a card artist for licenses like Rick and Morty, Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, and more.

Laurell K. Hamilton
Laurell K Hamilton is the author the the international bestselling Anita Blake series and the New York Times bestselling Merry Gentry series. Her carrier spans over 26 years as a novelist, and also includes a successful adaptation of her work from Marvel Comics.

Robert E. Hampson
Scientist, author, educator: Dr. Robert E. Hampson, teaches and writes science and sci-fi while working to develop the first prosthetic for human memory using the brain's native neural codes. He advises SF/F writers, game developers, and TV writers and is the most likely scientist to create a zombie apocalypse!

Valerie Hampton
Dr. Valerie Hampton is a history professor, author, who founded the American Society for Neo-Medievalism, speaking often at academic conferences on the intersection between popular fantasy and history. Writing Urban Fantasy and Horror. She has a Film degree and is an associate producer for the film Star of the Guardians.

Scott Hanna
An Eisner Award winning artist in the graphic novel industry, Scott Hanna has been drawing and inking comic books for over 30 years. His work has been published in over 1,000 comics and graphic novels, and he’s inked over 22,000 pages of comics art.

Rebecca Hanson
Rebecca Hanson has been performing, singing, writing sketch comedy, and improvising in Chicago for nearly fifteen years. She is a proud alum of The Second City National Touring Company and was a ComedySportz Chicago ensemble member for ten years. She is currently the voice of Gypsy, as well as Pearl's clone Synthia, in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 series on Netflix.

Kishore Hari
Kishore Hari is a science educator and communicator working with Adam Savage's, Mother Jones, and the Science and Star Wars show from Lucasfilm. Currently, he’s the director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which attracts over 75,000 each year.

Jessica Harmon
Jessica Harmon is perhaps best known for her supporting roles in iZombie as FBI agent Dale Bozzio, Niylah The 100 and as Esrin in Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the EnemyM. She has also appeared in Agent Cody Banks, Black Christmas, and The Magicians.

Ian Harris
Ian Harris is a science and skeptic-based comedian, impressionist, writer and voice over artist. He has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, and two one-hour comedy TV specials. His keen grasp of science, evidenced by his satirical, skeptical take on everything from religion to global warming-deniers and beyond.

Scott Harris
Scott Harris is the staff planetary geologist at Fernbank Science Center and Planetarium. A science educator and planetarium producer who recently has appeared on regional and national television, he also is an active researcher investigating asteroid impact deposits around the world, primarily in South America.

Blake G Harrison
Blake Harrison is the Lead Producer for SMITE: Battleground of the Gods, at Hi-Rez Studios. He was previously their producer for the Platform and Operations Division, and as the manager for international publishing. He studied production at the University of Utah. Before gaming, Blake practiced law and taught in California.

Kim Harrison
Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 bestselling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her life within an easy drive. Traditionally published, she’s written urban fantasy, YA, thrillers, and graphic novels, but she got her start with traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook.

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 (also writing as Andrew Hart) is the international bestselling author of 19 novels, including the award winning Steeplejack series; Lies That Bind Us (thriller), the Cold Bath Street (a ghost story), Cathedrals of Glass (sci-fi), and the Sekret Machines series, (co-written with Blink 182 front man, Tom DeLonge).

John G. Hartness
John G. Hartness is the founder and publisher of Falstaff Books, as well as the award-winning author of urban fantasy, and horror novels and short stories. He is the creator of The Black Knight Chronicles, Bubba the Monster Hunter, and the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter series.

Marcus Harvey
The newest member of the Ghost Brothers group, Atlanta-based Marcus Harvey is a barber with celebrity clientele. After hearing Harvey discuss his personal paranormal experience, Dalen Spratt quickly invited him to join he and Juwan Mass on their next hunt. It's been the Ghost Brothers trio ever since!

Matt Hawkins
Matt Hawkins is the President and COO of Top Cow Productions. He is currently writing multiple monthly titles and graphic novels. Hawkins has created and written over 30 new franchises for Top Cow and Image Comics including Think Tank, Golgotha, and Postal.

Hawthorn & Holly
Hawthorn & Holly are a pop punk band that plays songs about Harry Potter. Started in 2007, these wizards hail from Charlotte, North Carolina. Leah Schroeder and Christie Mowery weave gorgeous harmonies with Eddie Mowery on guitars and Dave Beaucar of Bristol, Connecticut on bass.

William Hayashi
William Hayashi is an international award winning screenwriter, an author of short stories and novels, and is the host of the Genesis Science Fiction Radio Program.

M. Haynes
M. Haynes has dedicated his life to showing and educating others on the importance of inclusion across all forms of media. He is the mind behind the popular Elemental novel series, an educator, a blogger, and public speaker who hopes to show that anyone and everyone can be “super.”

Darrell C. Hazelrig
Darrell C. Hazelrig is an award-winning filmmaker based in Atlanta, GA. He is a founding member of the New Puppet Order, a mature and experimental puppet film collective that have screened at film festivals worldwide.

Jon Heder
Jonathan Heder debuted in feature film as the title character of the comedy film Napoleon Dynamite. He has also acted in the films The Benchwarmers, School for Scoundrels, Blades of Glory, Mama's Boy, When in Rome, and more. Heder will be a co-host at the Night at the Aquarium event.

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.

Tony P Henderson
Tony P. Henderson is the creator, producer and co-host of the "Geek Vs" podcast. With over 170 episodes, the Geek Vs podcast has been providing a nerd's eye view of pop culture for over four years.

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

Brian Henson
Brian Henson is Chairman of The Jim Henson Company and an award-winning director, producer, writer, and puppeteer for film and television. Henson is currently directing and producing the feature film The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy.

Elizabeth Henstridge
Elizabeth Henstridge is an English actress who is best known for her role as Agent Jemma Simmons, a series regular character in ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The fan-favorite show recently finished its fifth season. She will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Diana Tixier Herald
Diana Tixier Herald, writer, reviewer, artist, and librarian is on a mission is to bring people and the books that will change their lives together. Her passion for fiction, especially science fiction and fantasy has made her a popular presenter at genre conventions and library conferences.

Lucas Hernandez
Lucas Hernandez is an animal biologist who works as an educator for the Florida Aquarium. His focus is teaching people about the natural world using pop culture.

David J. Hewitt
David J. Hewitt is a Propulsion Engineer at Dynetics, Inc. His job has him supporting various projects in the Space and Defense realms. Additionally, Mr. Hewitt participates in STEM educational outreach activities on behalf of his employer and gives talks about Space and Propulsion to the public.

Leanna Renee Hieber
An award-winning, bestselling author, Leanna Hieber writes gothic, gaslamp fantasy novels for Tor Books such as the Strangely Beautiful series, The Eterna Files, and the Magic Most Foul saga. A classically trained actress, she been featured in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire and Mysteries at the Museum.

Lyon Forrest Hill
Lyon is Artistic Director for the Columbia Marionette Theatre in South Carolina. His puppet shows have been performed at venues across the country and abroad. Three of his short films are part of Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams film series. His film Junk Palace received an UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence.

Lexa Hillyer
Lexa Hillyer is the Founder and President of Publishing at Glasstown Entertainment. She is also the author Spindle Fire, Winter Glass, and Proof of Forever, all young adult novels published by HarperCollins, as well as the poetry collection Acquainted with the Cold from Bona Fide Books.

Daniel Fishman (HiRezFish) grew up loving games, and after getting his Masters in Computer Science from Clemson University, was lucky enough to be hired by HiRez Studios in Alpharetta, Georgia. He began there as a gameplay programmer, and now works as a Senior Game Designer on Smite and Smite: Adventures.

Kenneth Hite
Multiple Origins, Golden Geek, and ENnie Award winner Kenneth Hite has designed, written, or co-authored more than 80 roleplaying games and supplements, including the Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Mage: The Sorcerers’ Crusade, Call of Cthulhu d20, The Dresden Files RPG, Qelong, The Day After Ragnarok, and the Deadlands Noir Companion.

Joel Hodgson
Joel Hodgson is best known for creating the Peabody award-winning movie riffing sci-fi series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He was also the host of the series for the first 100 episodes. Hodgson recently completed six years of touring with the original cast of MST3K in Cinematic Titanic.

Jonathan Andrew David Hofe
Jon is a member of Botched Podcast were he plays various characters in games of dungeons and dragons and does funny voices.

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

Kris Holden-Ried
Having played the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, Dyson on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Kris Holden-Ried's most memorable roles include Sir William Compton on the historical drama The Tudors, Quint in Underworld 4, Eyvind on Vikings, Nylander in Arrow, Galactic Authority Inspector Kierken in Dark Matter, and many more.

Kali Holder
Kali is a professional poker-of-dead-things and zombie-prevention expert. As a veterinary pathologist for the National Zoo, she has decapitated a wider variety of species than anyone else you know.

Kim F Holec
Kim Holec is a historical costumer who now recreates "Doctor Who" costumes. She moderates the Doctor Who costuming forum on LiveJournal. She is the Costuming Track Director for WHOlanta. She was Poetry Editor for Aphelion. A former editor for an SF publisher, Kim has various writing projects in the pipeline.

Ginger Holley
Ginger Holley is a costume designer, wardrobe supervisor and creature fabricator for film.

Nancy Holzner
Nancy Holzner is the author of the Deadtown urban fantasy series.

Joshua Hood
Josh Hood is best known as the artist on the series We Can Never Go Home. Currently, he is working on the IDW Publishing Star Trek books as well as a previous artist for over two decades on a host of DC and Marvel titles.

Trip Hope
Trip Hope is the producer of feature films The Human Race and Innocent Blood, and the steampunk web series The League of S.T.E.A.M. The Human Race won Best Feature at Dragon Con Film Festival. He won The Spirit of Dragon Con twice, plus Best Comedy Short, and Best Steampunk Short.

Dennis Hopeless
Dennis Hopeless is a New York Times bestseller and Harvey Award winning comic book writer. His works include X-Men, Avengers Arena, Spider-Woman, and Jean Grey from Marvel comics, WWE from Boom Studios, LoveStruck from Image Comics, and The Answer from Dark Horse

Nick Householder
Nick Householder is an aerospace engineer, television host, and fabricator. He is best known for his work as the lead builder and science communicator on the Science Channel television show Street Science. He also designs and builds the larger-than-life science demonstrations featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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

Tini Howard
Tini Howard is a comic book writer and swamp witch from the Carolina Wilds. Currently, she writes Euthanauts, Assassinistas (with Gilbert Hernandez), and Hack/Slash: Resurrection, with occasional stories for two of her favorite things: Rick and Morty and WWE.

Rick Howland
Rick Howland is an actor who is best known for his portrayal of Trick in the hit series, Lost Girl. Over the five seasons he appeared in an impressive 73 of the 77 episodes. Other performances include guest starring on Sanctuary, Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries, and Sue Thomas F.B.Eye.

John Hudgens
John Hudgens is a filmmaker, animator, and artist who has directed several award-winning documentaries and short films. His work on licensed properties includes Babylon 5, Crimson Skies, MechWarrior, and Star Wars.

Walter H. Hunt
Walter H. Hunt is a science and historical fiction writer. He currently collaborates with Eric Flint on Ring of Fire-related and other projects, and has two novels published at Wordfire Press.

Faith Hunter
New York Times and USAToday bestselling author Faith Hunter has 40+ books under various pseudonyms, including the Jane Yellowrock series, featuring a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, the Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram, and the Rogue Mage series.

James A. Hunter
James A. Hunter is a best-selling fantasy and sci-fi writer and an active member of SFWA with twelve books currently under his belt. He’s the author of the Yancy Lazarus Series, the MudMan Chronicles, and the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online.

Tom Hutchens
Tom Hutchens is the founder/CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. He is the Mandalorian armorsmith; combining ancient techniques with today's technology to create hyper-realistic Mandalorian armor costumes.

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.

Chicago's I:Scintilla return for a fifth Dragon Con just in time to celebrate the release of their new album, Swayed. The highly anticipated record marks the quintet's first new music since 2014 and features a deep, organic new sound filled with plenty of ultra-heavy and introspective moments.

Kevin Ikenberry
Kevin Ikenberry is a life-long space geek, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, and science fiction writer. His debut novel Sleeper Protocol was heralded as “an emotionally powerful debut” by Publisher’s Weekly. He is the author of The Protocol War series and the Peacemaker novels in the popular Four Horsemen Universe.

Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the sinister Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, but he brandishes an extensive list of credits including The Patriot, Peter Pan, voice acting in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and most recently portraying Captain Gabriel Lorca on Star Trek: Discovery.

J.W. Productions
J.W.Productions is a leader in prototyping for the collectible and toy industry. From development, concept, sculpting, 3D printing, engineering, molding/casting, and painting high end statues and action figures. Their client list ranges from Sideshow collectibles to Pop Culture Shock, D.C. Entertainment, Diamond Select, NECA, Dynamite Comics, Mondo Tees, and more.

Kristin Jackson
Kristin Jackson is an accomplished print and web graphic designer, working as a freelancer in the visual communications, set photography and social media aspects of the film industry. She is the Director of Communications and Graphic Designer for Frostbite Pictures and the Graphic Designer/Communications Consultant for the Vancouver WebFest.

Shareef K Jackson
Shareef is a STEM diversity advocate and the founder of Math Looks Good LLC tutoring. He is a professor for Video Games & Learning, University of Wisconsin. Shareef is a co host of the Spawn On Me podcast.

Ben Jacobs
Ben Jacobs works at Georgia Tech helping individuals with disabilities find technology to be independent in every facet of their life. Ben speaks at conferences around the country and is regarded as an expert in accessible technologies. Ben's a lifelong gamer and advocate for the importance of gaming for all.

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

Jemely Jayme
Jemely and Jeremy Jayme are twin sisters passionate about storytelling. They are professional freelance artists known for the Darkroom Series, illustrated print sets of pop icons and characters printed like vintage darkroom developed photographs. They also founded Dead Wringer Productions under which they premiered their first film, Imagination Thief (2013).

Jeremy Jayme
Jemely and Jeremy Jayme are twin sisters passionate about storytelling. They are professional freelance artists known for the Darkroom Series, illustrated print sets of pop icons and characters printed like vintage darkroom developed photographs. They also founded Dead Wringer Productions under which they premiered their first film, Imagination Thief (2013).

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

Paul Jenkins
Paul Jenkins 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 writes comics including James Bond, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, and Two Dead from Simon & Schuster and Cryptocracy. He's also a filmmaker, writing, and directing films and music videos. In 2016, he was named a U.S. State Department Comic Book Ambassador. 

Jess-O-Lantern is a solo spooky songstress and a powerhouse vocalist! She presents a blend of acoustic horrorpunk crossed with a a graveyard! She is originally from Ocala, FL, but is now haunting the streets of New York City. To Jess-O-Lantern, EVERY DAY IS HALLOWEEN!

Jessee is a former national touring DJ opening for such acts as Fatboy Slim, Rabbit in the Moon, Tiesto, and dozens of others. While still actively dj'ing in the west coast underground circuit, Jessee now works as a production designer/art director for feature films.

Les Johnson
Les Johnson is a physicist, a science, science fiction author, and a NASA technologist. His latest novel, Mission to Methone and popular science book, Graphene, were released in 2018. Johnson works at the Marshall Space Flight Center where he is lead for NASA’s first interplanetary solar sail mission.

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

Catherine Lee Jones
Catherine Jones is the owner of GSTQ Fashions, a costume company in Atlanta, GA. Catherine and her team have done work for Microsoft, Blizzard, and Hi-Rez Studios. Their work has been seen on Sony's POWERS, NBC's Constantine, AMC's Preacher, Fox's The Gifted, and Netflix's True Memoirs of an International Assassin..

Stu Jones
Stu Jones is a veteran law enforcement SWAT officer and award-winning author of epic genre blending fiction. Known for his character-driven stories and blistering action sequences, Stu strives to create relentlessly engaging reading experiences that readers will return to again and again. He is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, Fountain Literary.

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

Marvin Jones III
Marvin "Krondon" Jones III currently stars in the CW's Black Lightning, portraying Tobias Whale, a crime boss and lead villain. The role marks Jones' transition into acting, as he is also a solo rapper and Strong Arm Steady (SAS) front man. 

Richard Kadrey
Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series. The tenth book, Hollywood Dead, will be published in August 2018. He also writes comics, including Lucifer and Hellblazer. Some of his other books include The Everything Box, Metrophage, Dead Set, and Butcher Bird.

Christian Kane
Christian Kane plays Jake Stone on TNT’s The Librarians. He has previously played Eliot Spencer for 5 seasons on TNT's Leverage and is well known for Angel, Close to Home, and Into the West. Films appearances include Friday Night Lights, Just Married, Secondhand Lions, Summer Catch, Hide, and Taxi.

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

Kate Katz
Kate Katz is an LA based Puppeteer and Special Effects Artist for film, television and theater.

Charlie Kaufman
Charlie has worked in extensively in environmental consulting (where he fed generations of mosquitoes in swamps) and academia where he studied coastal erosion, and natural disaster impacts (he also managed to put Star Wars action figures into the upper atmospheres, run Godzilla damage estimates, zombie outbreak models, and sharknado predictions).

Philip Daniel Keating
Philip Keating is the creator and lord champion of Botched: a D&D Podcast and is one of the hosts on Breaking The Panel. He is also one of the creative directors on the Giant Size Team Up Network.

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, has spoken on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in the Firefly and Avatar universes, and astronomical tourism.

Peter Kelamis
Peter Kelamis currently portrays the creepy, mysterious villain, Yellow Jacket in the hit Freeform TV Series, BEYOND. He also appeared as Adam Brody on SGU: Stargate Universe and is the voice of Goku in Funimation/Saban’s original dub of Dragon Ball Z.

Joanne Kelly
Joanne Kelly is best known to Dragon Con fans as Secret Service agent Myka Bering on the Syfy series Warehouse 13.

Kevin Joseph Kelly
Kevin Kelly is an indie director whose work incorporates puppetry, stop motion animation and old school practical effects! The new season of his cult web series, “Welcome to Anhedonia”, premieres this Fall, and features many guest appearances, including Trace Beaulieu from Mystery Science Theater 3000 as the main antagonist.

Charles Kelso
Felt Nerdy is the husband and wife Atlanta-based puppetry team of Charles Kelso and Veronica Dashell. They have been bringing their own brand of nerdy puppets to conventions across the Southeast for over five years.

Chris Kennedy
A bestselling SciFi/Fantasy/Alt History author, speaker, and small-press publisher, Chris has written 20 books and published more than 35 others. Chris’ stories include the The Theogony and Codex Regius science fiction trilogies and stories in the Four Horsemen universe. Get his free book, Shattered Crucible, at his website,

Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian, best known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants in the television series of the same name, as well as Gary the Snail and the French narrator based on Jacques Cousteau.

Sherrilyn Kenyon
New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans, her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on shelves. Since 2003, she’s placed more than 80 novels on the NYT list in all formats including manga and comics.

Bethany Kesler
Historian, writer, reader/reviewer, cat parent to four fuzzballs, Bethany is currently working on several things all at the same time. She has a Patreon for short stories, book and media reviews on Murderboarding Inc. as well as her own blog under her pen name, DJ Gray.

Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel
Gwendolyn Kestrel has numerous design and editing credits for RPGs. In 2018, that includes a mention in IMDB for additional writing on State of Decay. Right now, she’s hosting a Kickstarter that marks her return to writing practical content for RPGs on the topics of sex, love, and family.

Diana Khoury
Diana Khoury is an internet analyst by day and costumer at night. She has spent the last 20 years specializing in costumes for the subcultures of the world: Burlesque, Drag, Cosplay, Fashion models and everyone in between. She has designed and built costumes internationally for stage, film and television.

Christina N. Kieffer
Christina is a Biologist, Ecologist, Co-Host of The AYMERICH show, cast member True Ghost Stories & Paranormal Researcher and Investigator for over 10 years... She has investigated many location in the USA with many teams and researchers recently she has been told by evil entities that I am too good. 

Roy Kilgard
Dr. Kilgard is an astrophysicist who researches black holes in nearby galaxies with an emphasis on intermediate-mass black holes: an enigmatic class of objects whose origins are unclear. When not studying the heavens, he lectures on astronomy in science fiction and pop culture.

John Kim
Currently, actor John Kim has a starring role on the TNT television adventure show The Librarians as Ezekiel Jones, a thief, "master of technologies" and fan of classic crimes who enjoys playing the role of an international man of mystery.

Rachel Kimberly
Co-Owner and Podcaster on the Geek-IO Media Network. When Rachel is not podcasting or cracking the whip at her favorite Podcasting team she is a full time mother, wife, and teacher of special needs students.

Sue Kisenwether
Sue’s been podcasting about sci-fi TV and movies since 2010. Currently, she co-hosts Women at Warp on the Roddenberry Podcast Network. Sue’s been speaking on panels at Dragon Con since 2012 and is one of the organizers of the Dragon Con Newbies group.

Pom Klementieff
Pom Klementieff made her Hollywood debut in Spike Lee's Oldboy. Most recently, she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and appeared in the same role in the film Avengers: Infinity War. She will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Kevin E Kling
Kevin Kling is a marketing analyst for Boomerang's OTT streaming service. By keeping a pulse on the fans, Kevin helps manage Boomerang's social media presence, dissect viewership behavior, and create marketing campaigns to best engage with fans of all ages.

Erica Borgers Klonkowski
Erica is a biochemist working on a doctoral thesis in bacterial peptide sequencing. Her body of work focuses on chemical & biological warfare defense and decontamination / protection methods.

Marko Kloos
Marko Kloos is the author of the bestselling Frontlines series of military SF and a member of George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards trust.

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

Walter Koenig
Walter Koenig has had a recurring role of the quintessential scoundrel Bester on the television series Babylon 5 (1994). He has also appeared on dozens of other television series, including his role as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek (1966) series and subsequent movies. 

Aleron Kong
Aleron Kong is a physician who became a writer two years ago. Since that time, he has published seven novels that were all best sellers! He lives by the words: Peace, Love and the Perfect Margarita!

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

Matthew Kressel
Matthew Kressel is a three-time Nebula Award finalist, a World Fantasy Award finalist, and a finalist for this year's Eugie Award. His short and long fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies, and his work has been translated into six languages. Find him online @mattkressel.

Robert A Kroese
Robert Kroese is the author of Mercury Falls, Starship Grifters and The Big Sheep. His novel The Dream of the Iron Dragon is a Dragon Award finalist for Best Alternate History Novel.

Bonnie Kunzel
Bonnie Kunzel, retired young adult librarian, is a nationally-known speaker at library, education and science fiction conferences. She presents seminars on What’s New in SF, Fantasy and the Paranormal, etc. Her professional works include Fluent in Fantasy: The Next Generation, and Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests.

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

K`Tetch went from fighting robots in the UK/US to fighting for privacy, government transparency/accountability, and other rights. He is the lead researcher for TorrentFreak, as well as a contributor to Techdirt.

Dichen Lachman
Dichen Lachman has appeared in many fan-favorites including Joss Whedon's series Dollhouse as Sierra, Being Human as Suren, The 100 as Anya Kom Trikru, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Jiaying, Skye’s mother. Lachman most recently starred as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix's Altered Carbon.

Steph LaMassa
Astrophysicist Steph LaMassa works at the Space Telescope Science Institute on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Her research focuses on the growth and evolution of supermassive black holes. Dr. LaMassa organizes Astronomy on Tap DC, a public outreach event featuring astronomers giving short, fun talks in a bar.

Amy Lambeth
Amy Lambeth is a human-computer interaction researcher at Georgia Tech's Interactive Media Computing Center, with a focus on UX standards, practices, and ethics regarding gaming, multimodal wearable interfaces, and augmented reality. Her interests include human-computer interaction in real-world and fictional contexts, ethics in design, and emergent behavior in technology.

Cheralyn Lambeth
Cheralyn Lambeth is a costume/prop/puppet builder whose work includes films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Hunger Games), television (Dinosaurs!, Homeland), live properties (Avenue Q, Star Trek: The Experience), and books (Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers).

L. Jagi Lamplighter
L. Jagi Lamplighter is the author of the Prospero's Children series and the YA series The Books of Unexpected Enlightenment, the third of which was nominated for the 2017 YA Dragon Award.

LandLoch'd plays music that ranges from traditional Irish tunes to voice-and-drum sea shanties, along with modern Celtic pub favorites and lively drinking songs. With nearly thirty years combined performing experience, LandLoch’d shows are high-energy, interactive, and can be tailored for any setting.

Bruce Langley
Bruce Langley is best known for playing Technical Boy, a “New God” who is the personification of the internet, in the STARZ series American Gods. Langley made his acting debut in the short film Lie and has since appeared in Deadly Waters and the short film Dox.

Eloy Lasanta
Eloy Lasanta is the owner of Third Eye Games and partner in New Agenda Publishing, both companies changing the face of the RPG industry. As an award winning game designer, Lasanta has created many of his own worlds as well as contributing to many fan favorite games.

Michael Latini
Michael Latini is a designer, fabricator, puppeteer and co-founder of Monkey Boys Productions. Recently Michael puppeteered with The Muppets for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and on Saturday Night Live!

Dr. Leigh A. Willis, is a self-styled renaissance, passionate second-generation geek. He is a scientist, gamer, cosplay photographer, podcaster, comic collector. He is the founder of Dr. LAW's Photolab, which specializes in cosplay photography and a part of the Stuff We Like Stuff We Hate Podcast on soundcloud.

David Anthony Lee
Dave Lee is an artist, author, actor and producer. He is a cast member of two TV shows in production "Paradox City" and "HCS Creates". He best known for his large steampunk vehicles and costumes.

DN Lee
Biologist & Outreach Scientist who studies behavior and natural history of rodents across urban gradients. National Geographic Emerging Explorer, TED Fellow, The Root 100, EBONY Power 100, The Griot 100 Most Influential African Americans - Science, STEM, Social Media, White House Champion of Change - STEM Diversity

Jeff M. Leininger
Founded Robot Costumes USA in 2002 producing custom costumes for Corporations, TV, Film and Theme Parks all over the world.

Stephen Richard Letnes
Stephen Letnes is a composer and founder of a nonprofit for people with disabilities, Able Artist Foundation. Stephen has scored over 100 films (including films for Sony Pictures) and appeared multiple times in Variety Magazine.

Laura Levy
Laura Levy is an engineering psychologist at Georgia Tech specializing in serious game design, AR/VR, and human-computer interactions research. Laura “fights for the user” by using science to design and validate technology from the human perspective to make it more helpful, playful, and easier to use.

Rob Levy
Rob Levy is a published writer, blogger and columnist for, and several other publications.

Allyssa A Lewis
Prime-time Emmy winning Animator, Allyssa A Lewis, is also a Recruiter and Consultant most noted for her animation on over 75 episodes and promos of FX's Emmy winning series Archer. She has also produced content for NBC's 30 Rock, and Animation Domination. She is also a judge for The EMMY® Awards.

Ann Margaret Lewis
Ann Margaret Lewis has written tie-in children’s books and short stories for DC Comics along with two editions of the book Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Alien Species for Random House. She also writes Sherlock Holmes pastiches (Wessex Press, Superversive) and space opera (Superversive Press).

Courtland D Lewis
Courtland Lewis, PhD, is author of Way of the Doctor: Doctor Who’s Pocket-Book Guide to the Good Life, and co-editor of Doctor Who and More Doctor Who and Philosophy.

J.F. Lewis
Alabama madman J. F. Lewis is the internationally published author of The Void City series and the Grudgebearer Trilogy. He writes books that get him into trouble.

Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Lilly is best known for her work as an actress in the television series LOST, and films such as The Hurt Locker, Real Steel, The Hobbit, and Ant-Man, but her foremost passion has always been writing. She will be appearing Sunday and Monday only.

Lips Down on Dixie
Lips Down On Dixie is an Atlanta based Rocky Horror Picture Show cast which performs weekly Friday midnight shows at The Plaza Theater. Known nationally for their screen accuracy, the cast has made appearances at venues around the Southeast region including Masquerade, Club Future, Chamber, Tongue & Groove, and others.

Arguably the most popular wrestling Diva, Amy Dumas, best known by her stage name Lita, is a retired professional wrestler and singer best known for her time with WWE. Lita will be joining the Thursday night Wrestling event and will appearing through Sunday.

Kelly Lockhart
Kelly Lockhart is a book editor, screenwriter, and the founder of both the popular Robot Battles competitions and the Southern Fandom Resource Guide online convention calendar.

Todd Lockwood
Todd Lockwood is an illustrator and author, whose work has appeared on New York Times bestselling novels, magazines, video games, collectible card games, and fantasy role-playing games. He is known for his D&D work, his many book covers, and his first novel, The Summer Dragon from DAW books.

Leighann Lord
Leighann Lord is a veteran stand-up comedian, author of Dict Jokes and has been a co-host of NatGeo’s Emmy-nominated StarTalk, with Neil de Grasse Tyson. She was recently featured in Parade Magazine and seen on Netflix in the Def Comedy Jam 25th Anniversary Special.

Comfort 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.

Talloolah Love
Producer, teacher, performer, and this year's DragonCon Burlesque producer and emcee, Talloolah Love's list of accomplishments are on a pretty impressive resume that catalogs her 16 years of experience. She currently resides in Atlanta, where she owns a Burlesque dance and movement Studio called Metropolitan Studios.

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.

Courtney Lytle
Courtney Lytle is a practicing attorney and an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law. Ms. Lytle represents artists, authors and start-up companies. She is the author of a law school text book on Intellectual Property and several academic articles which are not quite as boring as they sound.

David Maass
Dave Maass is senior investigative researcher at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Erin Macdonald
Erin Macdonald has a PhD in astrophysics and currently works as a technical consultant in engineering and for the entertainment industry. She hosts an online series called "Dr Erin Explains the Universe". Her research experience was in the UK in gravitational waves with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

Blair MacIntyre
Blair MacIntyre is a Professor teaching AR/VR and Video Game Design, and a Research Scientist at Mozilla leading the effort to bring AR to the Web.

Pearl Mackie
Pearl Mackie is a British actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for playing Bill Potts in the long-running television series Doctor Who. Her first major TV role came in 2014, when she played Anne-Marie Frasier in soap opera Doctors. Mackie will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Moxie Anne Magnus
Lt. Moxie Anne Magnus, chief xenocosmetologist on the USS Enterprise of the 23rd Century, is the only cadet in the history of the fleet to pass the Kobayashi Hairdo (a no-weave scenerio). She's a comedienne, ukulelist, and queen of outerspace and she's here to put the drag in Dragoncon!

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

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

Lisa Manifold
Lisa Manifold is the indie USA Today Bestselling author of the paranormal romance series The Realm and Djinn Everlasting; as well as the urban fantasy series The Aumahnee Prophecy and the Dragon Thief. She is the 2016 RMFW Independent Writer of the Year.

Dirk Manning
Dirk Manning is best known as the writer/creator of comic series such as Tales Of Mr. Rhee (Devil’s Due) and Nightmare World (Image Comics/Shadowline), as well as the author of the ongoing inspirational column/book collection Write Or Wrong: A Writer’s Guide To Creating Comics (Caliber/Bleeding Cool).

Thomas Mariani
Thomas Mariani is a born geek, with a bit of nerd mixed in here & there. Thomas has always been a fan of films, television & other sources of media ever since he was a child, having been raised on Jim Henson, Star Wars and basic cable cartoons of the ’90s & ’00s.

Brianne Marie
Brianne Marie is a cast member and co-producer of Dungeons and Randomness, having played multiple characters on the show including Jadzia Grace, Thantos, and Klara U'rath-Dale, and is the co-host of the Morning Theria podcast. Both of these she does alongside her best friend Jason Massey. 

Joanie Mars
Joanie King is an entomologist and PhD student at Texas A&M University who is active in science communication (SciComm) and outreach. She and two other entomologists (Nancy Miorelli and Joe Ballenger) run a SciComm and outreach project called, “Ask an Entomologist,” which uses social media to connect with communities.

Craig Martelle
Craig is a retired Marine who now writes science fiction full time. He is an international bestselling author of space opera, post apoc, and military scifi.

Anya Martin
Anya Martin's debut collection, Sleeping with the Monster, is coming this autumn from Lethe Press. Her fiction appears in anthologies, magazines, chapbooks and comics. She’s also a journalist, editor of and producer of The Outer Dark podcast on This Is Horror. Visit

Cody Martin
Cody Martin has collaborated with Mercedes Lackey, Dennis Lee and Veronica Giguere on the epic superhero series SWC. He has also collaborated with Mercedes Lackey on Silence and the upcoming Breaking Silence, and on Reboots for Phoenyx Pick.  He lives in Orlando, FL.

Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Warhammer, and Falstaff Books. Series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, Deadly Curiosities, and Iron & Blood (co-authored with Larry N. Martin)

Lee Martindale
Lee Martindale is known for editing the anthologies Such a Pretty Face and The Ladies of Trade Town and as the writer of Bard's Road and stories in anthologies edited Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Diana Paxson and more. Her first novel, Camino Unreal, has been delayed until 2018.

Michael J. Martinez
Michael J. Martinez is the critically acclaimed author of the DAEDALUS series of Napoleonic space opera novels and the MAJESTIC-12 spy-fi thriller series.

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.

Mikey Mason
Mikey Mason is a nationally touring comedian with an insane blend of stand-up comedy and music that intertwines and creates a cohesive show. His geeky material got him featured on, Time Magazine's Techland, MTV's Geek News, The Funny Music Project, and even!

Juwan Mass
Juwan Mass’ fascination with the paranormal started at just 12 years old when he would go ghost hunting in the graveyards of his hometown Chicago. On these adventures, he'd experience temperature drops and shifts in energy that he wasn't able to explain. This drove him to explore the paranormal further.

Mike Massa
Mike Massa has lived an adventurous life, including stints as Navy SEAL officer, an investment banker and a technologist. Newly published by Baen Books, he is coauthor on books five and six of the Graveyard Sky apocalyptic thrillers with NYT bestseller John Ringo.

Jason Massey
Jason has been the host and DM of Dungeons and Randomness for over six and a half years. Building up from one group, all the way up to multiple groups in the same world. The show eventually became large enough for him to quit his day job and work on it full time.

Master Sword
Master Sword is a 5-piece American progressive power metal band inspired by The Legend of Zelda series of games. Their highly anticipated new album Shadow and Steel was recently released in 2018 and they've been featured main stage performers at MAGFest, Bitgen, and MAGLabs, among others.

Heather Masters
Heather Masters' voice can be heard as Spidergwen in Marvel's Avengers Academy, Circus Baby in Five Nights at Freddy's: World and Sister Location, multiple characters in the game The Wardrobe, the indie game Faceless, and a few games yet to be released.

Gaten Matarazzo
Gaten Matarazzo stars as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix drama series Stranger Things. He has extensive theater experience including his Broadway debut as Benji in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Godspell's cast of 2032 as Jesus, and in the national tour of Les Miserables as Gavroche! Saturday and Sunday only.

Angela F. Mattke
Dr. Angela F. Mattke, MD is a practicing Emergency Physician and is passionate about protecting patients from charlatans and other purveyors of snake oil, in all its forms.

Mayhayley's Grave
Southern gothic swing sensation, Mayhayley's Grave is a merry band of miscreants who bring a rockin' ragtime sound peppered with gypsy spirits. This big band hot jazz soundtrack of southern sin, hard livin', vigilante justice, and more than a touch of VooDoo is dark and dance-able!

Stephen Mazur
Stephen Mazur is an Assistant Editor for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Georgia McBride
Owner of Georgia McBride Media Group, her books are Junior Library Guild selections, Whitney Award nominations, Kirkus Best Books of Year listed, School Library Journal starred, Kirkus starred, and Amazon and Barnes and Noble category best-selling titles. Georgia McBride's books have been optioned for film/TV and are published as audiobooks.

Todd McCaffrey
New York Times bestselling author Todd J. McCaffrey started writing at age 12. He has collaborated with Nebula Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey (his mother) on five Dragonriders of Pern novels as well as writing three Pern novels on his own as well as writing numerous short stories and non-fiction books.

China McClain
China McClain's acting career began in 2005 when she was only seven years old. Since then, McClain has starred in popular movies and series such as Tyler Perry's House of Payne, A.N.T. Farm, Descendants 2, and the CW series Black Lightning. McClain will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Eddie McClintock
Eddie McClintock is best known for his role in Syfy’s network most successful series Warehouse 13 as the unexpectedly amusing yet authoritative, Pete Latimer, whose mission was to search and warehouse mystical items wreaking havoc on the world. He recently starred in USA Network’s conspiracy thriller Shooter as Jack Payne

Faith McCombs
Faith McCombs spends her weekends working for Princess Productions, attending children’s birthday parties all over Southeast Georgia as a character entertainer. When not in costume, she works full-time as a Systems Analyst for a paper mill and she lives outside of Savannah, GA, with her family.

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

Tamsen McDonough
Tamsen McDonough is an actress and producer, known for Killjoys, Lost Girl, and The Incredible Hulk. Her acting bug fed on short and indie films, parts on Murdoch Mysteries/The Artful Detective, The Jon Dore Show, Grey Gardens, Chloe, Motive, and a recurring part on The Bridge

Travis McElroy
Travis McElroy is a professional podcaster who hosts numerous shows including MBMBaM, The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, Trends Like These, and Til Death Do Us Blart. He is also one of the titular brothers of the My Brother, My Brother, and Me TV Show. 

Charles McFall
Currently The Rock God of Podcasting is the host of multiple award-nominated shows including “Rock God of Podcasting”, “Pokemon GO Podcast”, and “Breaking the Panel” In January of 2016, along with Brian Ibbott and Paul Klotz, Charles launched a comic based podcasting network called “Giant-Size Team-Up” network.

Jonathan B McFarland
Jonathan is a career law enforcement professional and special victims detective with a metro Atlanta police department. He also designs, develops, and writes role-playing games for Onyx Path Publishing and Growling Door Games.

Cara McGee
Cara McGee is a comic artist known for her work on the ongoing Over The Garden Wall comic series, the original YA comic series Dodge City, and the upcoming Black Canary: Ignite, part of DC's exciting new young adult imprint.

Bob McGrath
Robert Emmet "Bob" McGrath is a singer, musician, actor, voice artist, and children's author best known for playing original human character Bob Johnson on the long-running educational series, Sesame Street. Bob had been one of the two longest-lasting human characters on the series since the show's debut up until 2016.

Lucky McKee
Lucky McKee is one of the masters of horror! He is best known for his critically acclaimed film May and his collaborations with author Jack Ketchum, including The Woman. He directed The Woods co-starring Bruce Campbell. He also directed and wrote a segment in the anthology film Tales of Halloween.

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

Caleb McLaughlin
Caleb McLaughlin currently stars as Lucas Sinclair on the Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things. He can also be seen as Jay-Jay on NBC’s Shades of Blue. In 2017, McLaughlin will star as Young Ricky Bell in the BET biopic mini-series on the musical group New Edition. Saturday and Sunday only.

Kevin O. McLaughlin
Kevin McLaughlin is a USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy stories, with over thirty books published. When not traveling around the world exploring and teaching new writers, he is usually in his Boston home, working on the next book.

Kevin McNally
Kevin McNally is an English actor best known for his role as Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Robert Duncan McNeill
Robert Duncan McNeill is an American actor, producer, movie director, and television director who is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on the television show Star Trek: Voyager. Other credits include the film Masters of the Universe (1987) and producing the TV series Chuck.

Graham McTavish
Graham McTavish has starred in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Dwalin the dwarf, portrayed the The Saint of Killers in Preacher, Dougal MacKenzie in Outlander, the voice of Loki in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ackerman in Red Dwarf, and many more iconic roles across his career.

Joseph Edward Meany
Author and scientist Joseph Meany, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Crimson Alkemist) is a coauthor of the 2018 novel Graphene alongside NASA physicist Les Johnson.

Amy T Mebberson
Amy Mebberson is a professional comic artist, book illustrator, designer and fine artist specializing in licensed and all-ages characters. Most of her work has been for the Walt Disney Company and its licensees, including Acme Archives, Hachette Book Group and various comic publishers.

Mark Meer
Mark Meer is internationally known as the voice of Commander Shepard, Blasto, Niftu Cal, the Vorcha, and more in Bioware's Mass Effect Trilogy. Other voice work includes the Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age series, Hinterland Studio's The Long Dark, and Chapterhouse Studio's new Captain Canuck animated series, The Prometheus Protocol.

Jason R Merrill
When asked to describe Jason R. Merrill, the word ‘Dapper’ is the inevitable answer. He is known for speaking across the country on matters of vintage style and etiquette while exemplifying both.

Travis Scott Merrill
Travis Scott Merrill is currently working as an ager/dyer in IATSE local 479. His work can be seen in Macgyver season 1 and 2, Allegiant, Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Live by Night, and Avengers Infinity War .

Metalsome Live Rock Band Karaoke
Metalsome is live rock band karaoke. Guests sign up like regular karaoke but sing onstage with the actual band! They have been a staple go to event in Atlanta for 15 years and counting, still selling out every Friday and Saturday night.

Bethany Michel
Bethany Michel is the founder and sole employee of JackMonkey FX. She started down this bloody and fantastical road in 2010 thanks to a job which embraced her desire to make all things moulage. Constantly learning, her current favorite phrase is "What does this do?"

Vic Mignogna
Vic Mignogna is an actor known for his prolific voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows including Fullmetal Alchemist, Digimon, Naruto, and many more. In live-action work, he has participated in several Star Trek fan productions, including Star Trek Continues where he plays Captain Kirk.

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

James Minz
James Minz is Executive Editor of Baen Books. He has worked in science fiction publishing for nearly a quarter century, including more than a decade for both Baen and Tor, sandwiched around a brief stint with Del Rey. Minz has worked with many notable authors over his career.

Misbehavin' Maidens
The Misbehavin' Maidens are a bawdy nerd-folk band comprised of four women from the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area with a love of performing in cosplay and pirate-garb (occasionally in plain clothes) and a repertoire of feminist, sex-positive music, LGBTQIA+ representation, parodies, drinking, and fandom references for the 18+ geek crowd.

Kenneth Mitchell
Kenneth Mitchell is currently starring as Kol, Klingon house leader, on the new Star Trek Discovery series. Mitchell’s talents have been utilized in some of television’s most premiere dramas including Jericho, Frequency, CSI, NCIS, Major Crimes, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Bones, Law & Order, Private Practice, Castle, The Mentalist, and Grimm.

Melinda R. Mock
Melinda is co-founder of RetroBlasting, a video channel that analyzes and deconstructs cartoons and toys of the 80's which is now in its 6th year with over 30K subscribers. She also hosts Dreamland: The RetroBlasting Podcast, a show about music, movies, and pop culture.

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.

Andrea Lorenzo Molinari
Andrea Lorenzo Molinari received his Ph.D. from Marquette University (1996). His writings include two scholarly monographs; a role-playing game; The Shepherd: Apokatastasis (2015); an illustrated novel, Climbing the Dragon’s Ladder (2017); and The Shepherd: The Path of Souls (forthcoming 2018). Molinari also serves as an editor for Caliber Comics.

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

Christopher G Moore
Christopher G. Moore is an awarding filmmaker whose films have screened at fests and cons across the country. He's co-writer on the popular YouTube series Mario Warfare and cohost on Gruesome Magazine’s podcasts Horror News Radio and Decades of Horror: 1980s. He's known for his Doctor Stranger Things cosplay.

Jennifer Morrison
Jennifer Morrison is perhaps best known for her roles as Dr. Cameron on House and Emma Swan on Once Upon a Time. She has also portrayed Zoey Pierson on How I Met Your Mother and Winona Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek. Morrison will be appearing Sunday and Monday only.

David Moscato
David is a paleontologist, science writer, and host of the Common Descent Podcast, where he brings his experience as a fossil hunter and researcher to entertaining and educational discussions about past and present life on Earth.

Robert Mosher
Robert A Mosher is a retired diplomat, military historian and philosopher, amateur and professional war gamer, reenactor/living historian. His government service with the State and Defense Departments led to work in retirement assisting in training of US Army, Marine, and Navy units at DOD training locations across the country.

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

Mr. Kennedy
Arthur Ben Kennedy, aka Mr. Kennedy, has always had a love for progressive trance and electronic dance music. He has recently moved his musical career to the west coast to continue producing, remixing, DJ'ing, and creating unforgettable performances and music.

Bill Mulligan
Bill Mulligan is an active member of the North Carolina indie film community where he works as a special effects technician, writer, director, actor and producer. His two dozen credits include several award winning films. He is a contributing writer to Gruesome magazine and the Decades of Horror podcast.

Amy J. Murphy
Amy J. Murphy is an indie author of military sci-fi and space opera. She’s a 2016 and 2017 Dragon Award Finalist for Best Military Science Fiction Novel & a 2017 Kindle Book Awards finalist as well as SFWA member. Learn more at or follow on twitter @selatyron.

Jaime Murray
Jaime Murray is an actress best known for playing Stacie Monroe in the series Hustle and Lila West in season two of Dexter. She is also known for her roles as Gaia in Starz' Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Stahma Tarr in Defiance, and Helena G. Wells in Warehouse 13.

Quatoyiah Murry
Quatoyiah Murry is the Editorial Manager at TCM and FilmStruck. She also writes and researches film and film history under the moniker The Cinephiliac.

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

Bobby Nash
When not wandering around the con, star-struck, award-winning author Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short prose, graphic novels, and screenplays for multiple publishers. He is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.

Vera Nazarian
Vera Nazarian is a Nebula Award Finalist, award-winning artist, and author of the bestselling dystopian apocalyptic series THE ATLANTIS GRAIL, with WIN, book 3, nominated for the 2018 Dragon Award. She uses her Armenian sense of humor and her Russian sense of suffering to bake conflicted pirozhki and make art.

DJ Nemesis really can't be put into one music category, and that's what makes him unique. He knows how to deliver great music, vibes, and put on a show by bringing 110% every gig! He been packing dance floors nationwide with his eclectic mix of music and performance abilities.

Neon the Glowgobear
International DJ Neon the Glowogobear has performed around North America and has performed as such events as Toronto Pride, Chicago Market Days, and GayDays! He plays a blend of music from every decade with his signature sound and DragonCon gets a special set just for us!

Heather Ness
Heather Ness teaches psychology courses at Middle Georgia State University and has developed “Psychology of Superheroes” and “Psychology of Video Games” honors introduction classes. She is the author of Broken Heroes: The Psychology and Trauma of Marvel's Defenders. Heather hosts a podcast “Super-Psych: Psychology of Superheroes” on iTunes.

Peter V Nguyen
Peter Nguyen has worked as production assistant on Wolverine and the X-Men and also intern for shows like Curious George. His first publish comic book work was with DC for the DC Halloween Special and just finished a fill in issue for Secret Six #16.

Jeff Nimoy
Jeff Nimoy has adapted, voice directed, and served as story editor for Digimon: Digital Monsters (and also voiced many characters). He adapted and voice directed Digimon: The Movie and Digimon: Revenge of Diaboromon. The anime community also knows him as the voice for Wolfwood, from the hit series Trigun.

Matt Nitchie
Matt Nitchie has been the co-host of the Dragon-Con Puppet Slam since it's inception as the hand behind Bob, the Sci-Fi Janitor.

Jai Nitz
Jai Nitz is an American comic book writer of Latino descent who has worked for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, Disney, and other publishers. He co-created El Diablo with Phil Hester, a character who made his big screen debut in 2016's Suicide Squad

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

John Noble
John Noble is perhaps best known for his roles as Walter Bishop in the series Fringe and as Denethor in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and The Two Towers. Most recently he has starred in Sleepy Hollow and voiced Mallus in Legends of Tomorrow.

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

Mohamed A Noor
Mohamed Noor is a professor of biology and former department chair at Duke University. He teaches and does research on evolution and genetics (also online in Coursera). He is an avid Star Trek fan who talks about science as applied in the Star Trek universe and in other science fiction.

Alexis Noriega
Alexis Noriega of The Crooked Feather is best known for her work with animatronic and pneumatic articulating wings and high tech costume props. She has been featured on the Discovery Science Channel, several news networks, and has created wings for such celebrities as R. Kelly, Jessica Nigiri, and Masuimi Max.

Bob Novella
Bob Novella is a co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society. He co-hosts the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe and the Alpha Quadrant 6 podcasts. He also blogs and co-wrote the book: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake.

Jay Novella
Jay Novella is a skeptical activist, a science popularizer and co-host of The Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe, a top 10 science podcast with over 650 episodes.

Steven Novella
Steven Novella is the host and producer of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, a popular and award-winning weekly science podcast. He is an internationally known science communicator with multiple TV appearances, two popular blogs (NeuroLogica and Science-Based Medicine), had he has produced two courses for The Great Courses.

Naomi Novik
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series, which began with His Majesty’s Dragon. Her latest novel, Uprooted, is a new fantasy influenced by the Polish fairy tales of her childhood. She is a founder of the Organization for Transformative Works and the Archive of Our Own.

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

Bob Nygaard
Bob Nygaard is a retired NY police officer-turned-private investigator-turned actor who specializes in the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of non-traditional organized crime suspects. Nygaard specializes in debunking and causing self-proclaimed psychics to be arrested all across the USA recovering millions of dollars for psychic fraud victims.

Mallory Anne O'Meara
Mallory O'Meara is an author and a producer for Dark Dunes Productions. Her latest film is the feature Yamasong: March of the Hollows. Mallory cohosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses. Her book, The Lady From The Black Lagoon, a biography of Milicent Patrick, is out March 5th, 2019.

Dean O'Gorman
Dean O'Gorman is an actor, artist, and photographer from New Zealand. He is known for playing the dwarf Fíli in the Hobbit trilogy and for playing Anders in The Almighty Johnsons. He has also appeared in both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare is an award-winning actor with performances in HBO's fantasy series True Blood and the FX anthology series American Horror Story. He is also known for his supporting roles in such films as Charlie Wilson's War, Milk, Changeling, and Dallas Buyers Club

Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Colleen O’Shaughnessey is the voice of Sora on Digimon and Digimon Tri, Ino, Konohamaru on Naruto, Kelsey/Glitter Sunny on the Glitter Force, Anna from K Return of Kings, Nel on Bleach, Tails on Sonic Boom, Wasp on the Avengers, and Jazz on Danny Phantom, to name a few.

Casey R Oakes
Casey Oakes is a professional podcaster for the Geek Vs podcast, as well as publishing articles on various aspects of "geek culture." He has a background in writing and performance at the state theater of Georgia - the Springer Opera House.

Leah N. Olbrich
Leah is a Los Angeles-based performer and puppet fabricator for stop motion animation. Most recently, she built puppets for “Supermansion: Season 3,” out now on Crackle. She also fabricates specialty props, puppets and costume items for theater and film and frequently performs in local puppet slams in L.A.

Melissa F Olson
Melissa F. Olson is the author of nine Old World novels for 47North as well as the Nightshades novellas for She lives in Madison, WI with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and two jittery chinchillas. Read more about her work and life at

Sket One
Sket-One is an artist from California who got started in graffiti and illustration before moving into designer toys. He has designed toys for Kidrobot, Solid Industries, 3dRetro, Dead Zebra, Red Magic, Play Devil, His exceptional craftsmanship and art background allow him to customize amazing pieces of art few can match.

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

Roscoe Orman
Roscoe Hunter Orman is an American actor, comedian, and writer, best known for playing Gordon Robinson, one of the central human characters on Sesame Street. Orman joined the show in 1974, becoming the third actor to play Gordon until 2016.

Justin Orr
Justin Orr is an illustrator, concept artist, and animator who has worked in numerous artistic fields including animation, gaming, and commercial advertising. His work has encompassed time with companies such as Nickelodeon, MTV, Picture Plane Illustration, Wild Brain Animation, and Leap Frog.

Sam Ortega
Sam Ortega is deputy manager at Marshall Space Flight Center Partnerships Office. Since June 2015, Mr. Ortega develops relationships between NASA and commercial companies, academia and technology organizations. NASA looks to partnerships to help enable the execution of the Nation’s space program on its journey to explore.

Jon R Osborne
Jon R. Osborne lives in Indianapolis, where he runs role-playing games weekly and writes less often than he should. Jon has written short stories in the Four Horsemen Universe as well as two novels in his urban fantasy series. Learn more at

Max Osinski
Max Osinski is an actor and writer, known for his roles on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Davis where his wife Dichen Lachman portrayed the villain in season two, Love & Other Drugs, In Time, The Nine Lives of Claw, The Last Ship, Shameless, Hollywood Hitmen, and more.

Chantelle Aimée Osman
Chantelle Aimée Osman is Acquisitions Editor for Dagger books, former Editor-in-Chief of RT Book Reviews, and a freelance editor. She is also a writing instructor and author of numerous works of non-fiction and short fiction.

Stephani Page
Stephani Page, PhD is a biochemist and the creator of the #BLACKandSTEM and #marginsci communities.

Joshua Palmatier
Joshua Palmatier is a fantasy author with DAW Books with a PhD in Mathematics. He is also an editor and the founder of the small press Zombies Need Brains. His most recent novel is Reaping The Aurora.

James Palmer
James Palmer is an award-nominated author of science fiction, space opera, steampunk, and pulp adventure. He is the co-creator, with former comics scribe Jim Beard, of the shared world cold war kaiju anthology Monster Earth and its sequel, Betrayal on Monster Earth. James lives in Northeast Georgia with his family.

Zoie Palmer
Zoie Palmer is perhaps best known for playing Dr. Lauren Lewis in the Showcase/Syfy hit series Lost Girl and The Android in the TV series Dark Matter. Her other credits include the Taken TV series, Real Detective, Flashpoint, Nikita, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Guard, and more.

Palmetto Knights
The Palmetto Knights is a historic steel combat team that brings all of their sword clashing and live fighting to center stage. These European weapon and armor experts will expand your mind with their wide array of panels and then blow your mind with intense combat tournaments.

Cherie Panek
Cherie has over twenty years experience as a freelance puppeteer, actor and director. She is inspired by the nuanced movement and emotional intricacy of tabletop puppetry. In 2016, Cherie co-founded the PDX Puppetry Collective which holds bi-weekly Puppet Labs and builds a network of practitioners to develop their craft collaboratively.

Richard Paolinelli
Richard Paolinelli is a novelist and retired sports journalist. His second science fiction novel, Escaping Infinity, was a 2017 Dragon Award Finalist for Best Sci-Fi Novel. His third sci-fi novel, When The Gods Fell, will be released during DragonCon 2018.

Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Inheritance Cycle: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, along with Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia. Although Paolini will one day return to Alagaësia, he is currently working on several projects set in other worlds.

Thomas Parham
Dr. Thomas Parham has written for CBS’ military drama JAG and the Family Channel sitcom Big Brother Jake. He has also contributed chapters to Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment; The Gospel According to Super-Heroes: Religion and Popular Culture; and Behind the Screen: Hollywood Insiders on Faith, Film, and Culture.

Jessica M Parilla
Dr. Jessica Parilla is a Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Director of Biology at Georgia State University.

Craig Parker
Craig Parker was most recently the villainous Narcisse in CWs Reign. Hes also has appeared as Haldir in Lord of the Rings, scruffy lycan Sabas in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, evil but beautiful haired Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker, and Gaius Glaber in Spartacus.

Glenn Parris
Glenn Parris has leveraged his medical/science background to write science fiction, fantasy as well as medical thrillers and mysteries.

Adrian Pasdar
Adrian Pasdar has established himself as one of the finest and most versatile actors on the scene today. Pasdar is has recently appeared on Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the CW’s Supergirl, and starred for four seasons on the hit NBC series Heroes.

J. Patrick
J. Patrick has been a radio programmer for over twenty years. In 2011 he began using his radio experience to produce and host podcast. Currently, he is co-host of the popular Pod Casserole: An Adam and Jp Show and is the Digital Program Director for WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee.

Teresa Patterson
Work includes: The World of Shannara (Terry Brooks), The World of the Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan), No Quarter (Robert Asprin), Combat Corpsman (Navy SEAL Greg McPartlin), as well as numerous short stories, and humorous history essays. She is also an editor, artist and manages The Armory at DragonCon.

Sean M. Patton
Sean Michael Patton is a 20+ year costume design veteran and principal for SMP Designs and has designed more than 40 stage productions, 8 short films, 5 features and numerous media projects for clients around the world.

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

Lars Pearson
Lars Pearson is publisher and editor-in-chief of Mad Norwegian Press, a Des Moines-based producer of SF books. Along with Lance Parkin, Pearson is the co-author of Ahistory, the definitive timeline to Doctor Who that’s now more than a million words, and incorporates nearly 2500 Who-related stories into a single timeline.

Bob Pendarvis
Artist and illustrator Bob Pendarvis taught the first comics and animation illustration classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design, going on to create the country's first full BFA and MFA Sequential Art degree programs. His former students include many successful comics, gaming, and animation artists.

Rachel Pendergrass
Rachel is a writer, performer, and professional nerd. She's written for everyone from National Lampoon to McSweeneys to Dragon Con TV and she produces the nationally touring Solve for X science variety show.

PeninaChan is an artist, a gamer, and a content creator. PeninaChan makes videos on YouTube sharing her passion for art, video games, and current events.

D.R. Perry
D.R. Perry writes and publishes speculative fiction set in New England. Among her works is Dragon Award nominated Alternative History novel A Change In Crime and Providence Paranormal College, a humorous Paranormal series for Young Adults.

Diana Peterfreund
Diana Peterfreund is the author over a dozen books for adults, teens, and kids, including the Killer Unicorns series; For Darkness Shows the Stars, a post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion; and the adventure series Omega City. Her short stories have appeared in many anthologies.

Marc Petrosino
Marc Petrosino is a puppeteer, builder, designer, and co-founder of Monkey Boys Productions. He’s frequently seen on the stages of Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, & Lincoln Center. Television credits include: Sesame Street, Blue’s Room, Crank Yankers, Saturday Night Live!, The Muppets on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Ethan Phillips
Actor Ethan Phillips has been on several popular TV shows and movies, including five seasons on Benson and seven seasons on Star Trek: Voyager. Phillips has appeared in many feature films and award-winning shorts and has an active voice-over career.

Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips recently starred on the acclaimed Netflix series, Longmire, based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson. He is also known for his roles in SGU: Stargate Universe, Stand and Deliver, Blindspot, Elena of Avalor, The Ranch, and many more. 

Phoenicia has been a belly dancer since 1983 first as a troupe member, then solo performer, and finally a teacher. In addition to cabaret, ethnic, tribal, and fusion belly dance styles she is also a nationally certified ballroom dance instructor. 

Mitch Pileggi
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor, best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had recurring roles on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell, Supernatural as Samuel Campbell, the Batman TV series as Commissioner James Gordon, and Sons of Anarchy as Ernest Darby.

Lan Pitts
Having worked in the comics and entertainment journalist field for ten years, Lan Pitts eventually joined BOOM! Studios with their WWE specials. He's teamed up with talented artists across the field to expand the established mythos of the WWE Universe, including giving the Undertaker an origin story.

Plankeye Peggy
Hard-wired for rock, Plankeye Peggy blends surf, Latin, gypsy, and dance rhythms into tightly-woven compositions that showcase singing voices alongside instrumental bombast. Plankeye Peggy is a rock quartet, with equal parts electric guitar and keyboards, from Asheville, N.C. who plays with a horn section as often as possible.

Van Allen Plexico
Van Allen Plexico is a New Pulp and Pulp Factory Award-winning author best known for his nine-volume Sentinels superhero novel series and multi-award-winning Shattering space opera novels and comics, as well as two books about Marvel’s Avengers. He writes and edits for a variety of publishers.

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

Lucie Pohl
Lucie Pohl is a German-American film and TV voice actor, comedian, and writer and is the voice of Mercy from Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch. She is known for her roles in Red Dwarf XI, Homeland, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and David Chase's Not Fade Away.

Chris Pope
Chris Pope is a video game developer known for his work on the Two Guys From Andromeda's (Developers of Sierra Onlines Space Quest Series) $539,767 successfully funded video game, SpaceVenture. He is game designer and voice actor from Cluck Yegger: Escape From The Planet of the Poultroid. He is a one time Pac-Man Turbo world record holder.

Robert W Pope
For nearly 30 years, Robert Pope has been a cartoonist, animator, and comic book artist who has worked for DC, BOOM, IDW and more. He currently draws Looney Tunes  for DC and the PEANUTS gang for Simon and Schuster, among others.

Thomas Pope
Thomas Pope is the founder of BuNine, a collection of professionals assisting David Weber in defining and documenting the Honorverse. Tom served as lead editor for House of Steel and is collaborating with David and Timothy Zahn on the Manticore Ascendant series of novels.

Anna Popplewell
Anna Popplewell is a British actress best known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia films. She also starred in Microsoft's live action series Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, and most recently appeared as Lola in three seasons of the CW's hit show Reign.

Erica Portnoy
Erica Portnoy is a technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she develops the Let's Encrypt client Certbot (the web's https-enabling robot buddy) and works with lawyers and activists to achieve EFF's policy goals, including ensuring net neutrality and promoting secure messaging.

Ashley Poston
Ashley Poston is the author of Geekerella, which was named one of Seventeen's "12 Life Changing Books You Have to Read This Summer," Paste Magazine's Best YA Books of 2017, and a GoodReads Choice Awards Finalist. She is also the author of Heart of Iron, a starred-reviewed IndieNext pick.

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

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

Kasey Price
 Kasey Price makes a living wrangling Superheroes. She was inducted into the secret society of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015 and has since made four films with Marvel Studios as a talent/producer’s assistant including Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and the upcoming untitled Avengers 4.

Brian Pulido
An American creator, writer, and producer of comic books and films, Brian Pulido is known for his unique brand of edgy, pop cultural entertainment and merchandise. Pulido has created, written or co-written hundreds of comic books, including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, and Purgatori.

Mark Putnam

Marx Pyle
Marx authored the book Television on the Wild Wild Web, co-hosts DC Action Hour, co-hosts the podcast GenreTainment and creates web series/films. He has been a panelist at various cons, including San Diego Comic-Con, Boston Comic Con, and Gen Con. As a professor he teaches script analysis & film production.

Cat Rambo
Writer and editor Cat Rambo's most recent novel is fantasy Hearts of Tabat. Among the places her 200+ published stories have appeared are Asimov's, the Magazine of F&SF, and Clarkesworld. Upcoming work includes anthology If This Goes On and novel Exiles Of Tabat.

Stephen W. Ramsden
Stephen Ramsden is the founder and director of the highest volume “hands-on” astronomy outreach nonprofit in the world, The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, named in memoriam for a fellow military veteran. CBSAP provides high tech STEM outreach absolutely free of charge to over 250,000 people worldwide annually.

Octavia Randolph
Octavia Randolph's seven book Circle of Ceridwen Saga transports the reader to 9th century England and Scandinavia, during the most critical years of the Viking incursions. Meticulous research combined with deep imagining have driven the Saga to cult status popularity among readers and listeners across the English-speaking world.

Caroline Ratajski
Caroline Ratajski is a senior software engineer at Twitch, as well as a writer. At Twitch she works on content discoverability, helping connect streamers and viewers. As a writer she has been previously published in Nightmare Magazine and several anthologies.

Jonah Ray
Jonah Ray is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, and podcast host. Ray currently stars as Jonah Heston in the Netflix series Mystery Science Theater: 3000 The Return and also co-hosts the Nerdist (now ID10T) podcast, while working as a writer and producer at Attack of the Show and Web Soup.

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

Chelsey Reist
Chelsey Reist is the best known as Harper McIntyre on the CW post-apocalyptic drama The 100. Her other credits include work on The Tomorrow People, during its first season, Psych, Sole Custody, Aftermath, No Tell Motel, Embrace of the Vampire, and several others.

Mike Resnick
Mike Resnick is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He has written 76 novels, 280 stories, 10 books of non-fiction, 3 screenplays, and currently edits Galaxy's Edge magazine and Stellar Guild books.

Rhiannon's Lark
Alyssa Yeager, geek/goddess/girl, began touring in 2005, becoming known for her "magickal, mystical storytelling" while sharing bills with artists including Frenchy and the Punk, Mikey Mason, and Tuatha Dea. She has released five original albums bringing together her unique viewpoints on gaming, fantasy, morality, ninjas, and t-rexes!

Lindsay Ribar
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels The Pros of Cons (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies; The Art of Wishing, and The Fourth Wish.  She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books.

Sara Richard
Sara Richard is an Eisner-nominated comic artist best known for her work on My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms, Kitty and Dino, Rick and Morty, and The Ghost, the Owl. She is heavily inspired by art deco, art nouveau, and 80’s fashion.

Alison Sky Richards
Alison Sky Richards is a "method writer", having trained professionally in sword fighting to learn how to write the perfect fight scenes. She still has yet to hit George Lucas levels of severed limbs though in her work.

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.

Brian Richardson

Brian Richardson
Executive producer of Dragon*ConTV, host of the audio podcast WhatTheCast, part-time video producer and all-around professional nerd.

Riki "Riddle" Lecotey is a cosplayer who has transitioned her hobby into working in film and television industry. She is internationally recognized for her ability to focus on confidence through craftsmanship. Her most recent credit was as a specialty costumer on the set of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. 

Gray Rinehart
Gray Rinehart is the author of the near-future science fiction novel Walking on the Sea of Clouds. His stories have appeared in major magazines and anthologies, and his songs have been played on The Dr. Demento Show. He is the "Slushmaster General" for Baen Books and a USAF veteran.

John D. Ringo
John Ringo is a world traveled author of stories. What kind? Pretty much all of them. Over course of time he has published numerous novels at a prolific rate (available as hardcovers, paperbacks, and in electronic form) and thus made his publisher rich and famous. 

Corinne Roberts
Corinne Roberts has written and illustrated Trip to Trekka, Imaginary Sea 1,2,3!, and more. Along with her books, she illustrated the webcomic, Kitty Game and the card game, Unreal Estate. Her recently released comic Out and About was released as a webcomic in March 2018.

Rob Roberts
Rob Roberts is an internet broadcasting veteran and co-creator of Orange Lounge Radio, the longest running weekly show about Video Games online for over 15 years. He is also a host of cult cinema screenings throughout Northern California.

Linda Robertson
Linda Robertson is an internationally published author. Since winning the OSU/Mansfield Florence B. Allen writing competition in 2006, she has written two Urban Fantasy series, publishing eight novels since 2010. She also wrote, created, and produced an original musical score/CD for her Immanence series.

Andrew R. Robinson
With a long career as an animation writer, showrunner, and creator, Andrew Robinson is now a senior writer in story and franchise development at Blizzard Entertainment, where he works on story development, animated shorts, comics and more for all their games.

Dennis Lee Robinson
Dennis is the co-creator, host, writer, producer and editor for Botched: A D&D Podcast on the Giant Size Team Up Network.

Merle S Robinson
Lead wargame designer National Security Decision-Making Game (DoD-like geopolitical live action roleplay). With broad DoD experience in information technology, analysis and process improvement has lead over 400 events exploring past, present and future geopolitical challenges and delivered over 200 presentations on historic/contemporary topics. Graduate: Military Operations Research Wargaming Certificate program.

Hal Rodriguez
Hal Rodriguez and Sahrye Cohen are the authors of the exciting new book Make It, Wear It: Wearable Electronics for Makers, Crafters, and Cosplayers. Hal Rodriguez is the co-founder and chief technologist of the tech couture design group, Amped Atelier.

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

Naomi Romero
Naomi Romero is an illustrator for animation and kid's lit, with credits ranging from Illumination, Nick Jr, Facebook, and more. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery Nucleus, a renowned animation gallery in California. She is currently the character designer for the 2018 Dragon Con baby dragon mascot.

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

Don Rosa
Well known in American comics fandom since the '60s for his fanzine work, Don Rosa became internationally famous in 1987 for writing and drawing Carl Barks' Uncle $croog and Donald Duck comics for international publishers, making Rosa one of the world’s best known cartoonists.

Meredith Rose
Meredith is a tech policy wonk, lawyer, fandom fangirl, and occasional podcaster with Public Knowledge in Washington, DC.

Michael Rosenbaum
Michael Rosenbaum has displayed his versatility as an actor by tackling diverse roles. Equally adept at comedy and drama, he has played characters ranging from a transvestite to a crazed fraternity boy to Lex Luthor. Rosenbaum will be joining on Saturday and Sunday and co-hosting the night at the Aquarium. 

Jacob Rougemont
Jacob Rougemont is an American comic book writer and researcher, most often known as part of the writing team on the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the Official Index to the Marvel Universe.

Craig Rousseau
During his 20+ year career, comic book artist Craig Rousseau has worked for various comic book companies, but is best known for his work on DC Comics titles like Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, and Impulse. He also worked for Disney, Beckett, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics' Creative Services.

Brandon Routh
In 2005 Brandon Routh soared into the media limelight when cast as the Man of Steel in director Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns. After joining the CW series Arrow as DC Comics superhero The Atom, Routh played character in the series Legends of Tomorrow, also for the CW

Madeleine Roux
Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series, which has sold into eleven countries around the world and whose first book was named a Teen Indie Next List Pick, and the House of Furies series. Madeleine now lives in Seattle, Washington.

Ginger Rowland
Ginger Rowland Wig and Hair Stylist. I am head hair extension and special occasion styling educator for Van Michael as well as creative director for the Midtown location.

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

Christopher Ruocchio
Christopher Ruocchio is the Assistant Editor at Baen Books and the author of the Sun Eater series from DAW Books. Empire of Silence is his debut novel.

Tim Ryder
Tim Ryder has been performing improv and sketch comedy for over a decade. He wrote and performed two revues on the Second City e.t.c. stage: Apes of Wrath and Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? You might have seen him in videos for The Onion, the web series Game Bros or on Chicago Fire and Sirens. He also voices the elven archer “DQ” on the podcast Hello From the Magic Tavern and is currently a writer/performer on the new seasons of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Noel Saabye
Noel Saabye has spent the past 20+ years in the 2D animation industry working on TV shows, commercials, and video games with a list of clients that includes Cartoon Network, PBS, KidsWB,Warner Bros., Disney, Mattel, Activision, and the rock band Skid Row.

Tina Hesman Saey
Tina Hesman Saey is a geneticist turned award-winning science journalist who covers all things microscopic as the senior writer, molecular biology for Science News magazine.

Steve Saffel
Steve Saffel is a Senior Acquisitions Editor at Titan Books, editing original science fiction, fantasy, horror, as well as some crime fiction and graphic novel / comics related projects. He also edits media tie-in fiction including Alien, Predator, Mass Effect, the Flash, Arrow, Gotham, and many more.

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

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

Tara Jayne Sands
Tara Sands played over 50 roles on Pokemon including Bulbasaur, Richie, Jasmine, Oddish, and Tori. Some other roles include: Hunter x Hunter’s Biscuit, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Mokuba, Digimon Adventure Tri’s Kari, One Punch Man’s Kombu Infinity, Generator Rex’s Circe, Slayers’ Filia, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Death 13/, Fire Emblem’s Sonya, and more!

Cara Santa Maria
Cara Santa Maria is an award-winning science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster. Cara is a correspondent on National Geographic's “Explorer” and Netflix's “Bill Nye Saves the World.” She hosts the weekly science podcast “Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria” and cohosts the “Skeptics' Guide to the Universe” podcast.

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.

Shellie Schmals
Since 2014, Shellie Schmals works as the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s Film Programming Manager. With 20 years of non-profit experience in multiple roles, she’s earned an MBA & EDM; is the Women in Film and Television Atlanta (Secretary), co-chairs the Short Film Showcase; and produces/emcees Roxie Roz Burlesque.

Sarah Schoemann
Sarah Schoemann is a founding member of Different Games Collective and a PhD Student at GA Tech. Her design/research work includes designing games, creating digital music hardware from conductive textiles and studying the way the way radical, DIY game developers are changing games as a field.

Michelle Schusterman
Michelle is the author of the I Heart Band and The Kat Sinclair Files series and the middle grade novels Olive and the Backstage Ghost and Spell & Spindle. She's also the co-author of the YA novel The Pros of Cons, and co-author of the Secrets of Topsea series under the pseudonym M. Shelley Coats. 

Randal L. Schwartz
Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl programming language, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books on the subject, and over 250 magazine articles. Schwartz hosts the successful FLOSS Weekly podcast and is a sought-after speaker for his combination of technical skill, comedic timing, and crowd rapport. 

Chris Schweizer
Eisner-nominated Chris Schweizer is the cartoonist that divides his time between two graphic novel series: the award-winning historical fiction Crogan Adventures (Oni Press), and the upcoming horror series The Creeps (Abrams/Amulet). Schweizer has previously taught aspiring artists at SCAD-Atlanta for five years.

Nancy Miorelli (SciBugs) is an entomologist and scicommer living in Quito, Ecuador. She conducts customized tours in Ecuador focusing on insect ecology. She spent her first two years in Ecuador in a cloud forest ecolodge working with tourists. She was the scientific advisor and insect videographer for Naked and Afraid.

Deb E Scott
Deb Scott’s stage experience includes actor/writer/director. She toured regionally with Tears of Joy Puppet Theater for two seasons. While with Tears of Joy, she had the great privilege to be directed by internationally renowned puppeteer, writer and director Jan Wilkowski and toured his show Tymoteusz Rymcimci.

Catherine M. Scully
Cat Scully is an illustrator and freelance graphic designer who has worked on world maps, chapter headings, and characters for books with Penguin, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, and more. She writes adult, YA, and middle grade fiction.

David S. Serchay
David S. Serchay is a youth services librarian with the Broward County (FL) Library System where his responsibilities include ordering graphic novels for over 30 branches. He is the author of several books on graphic novels and has contributed to a number of graphic novel related reference books.

Joshua Seth
Millions of kids grew up listening to Joshua Seth as Tai, the leader of the Digimon. To adult fans of animation, he's best known as the villainous voice of Tetsuo, the starring role in the animated masterpiece, Akira (2001) and as Hige in Wolfs Rain and 009 in Cyborg Soldier 009.

Pam Severns
Pam Severns is an accidental vaudevillian and zero-time Academy Award winning performer, taking her silent puppetry acts to puppet slams, comedy and variety festivals around the country. She has produced and performed on projects with PBS, IFC and Amazon and enjoys writing short autobiographies in the third person.

Lisa Shackelford
Lisa is the Founder and Lead Investigator of the Georgia Paranormal Files and a cast member of the new paranormal reality show True Ghost Stories.  Lisa blogs as the Haunted Flight Attendant where she writes of her ghostly travels through the US and abroad. She has investigated the paranormal since 2008.

Blair Shedd
Vermont-based comic book creator Blair Shedd is best known for his critically acclaimed illustration work on Doctor Who from both IDW Publishing and Titan Comics. He’s also illustrated stories and arcs in Ghostbusters (IDW), Telepathetic (SitComics), Legends of Oz (IDW), and Zombie Bomb (Terminal Press).

Angela Sheehan
Angela is an artist and educator passionate about craft electronics, costuming, and the combination of arts and technology. She has been working with wearables since 2005 and is currently the product manager for the LilyPad line at SparkFun Electronics. Angela has taught over 90 e-textile and e-craft workshops.

Julie Shields
Julie Shields is a voice actor, singer, and musician whose songs have been featured in Borderlands 2 and SpongeBob SquarePants. Most recently her voice has been featured in Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, Alice VR, and Book of Demons.

Eve Siebert
Eve Siebert is a college English instructor with a Ph.D. in medieval English literature. She blogs at, contributes to the Skepticality podcast, INSIGHT at, and is a panelist on the Virtual Skeptics webcast.

Aron Siegel
Aron Siegel, producer and sound mixer whose work includes “The Unwanted”, “Implanted”, “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Black Lightning”, “The Walking Dead”, “Vampire Diaries". Aron’s worked with Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael B. Jordan, James Wan, Jonathan Demme. Dragon Con showcased three films he's mixed: "Blood Car", "The Signal", "20 Years After".

Scott Sigler
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.

R Alan Siler
R. Alan Siler is an essayist, occasional blogger, and librarian who has published three Doctor Who books (Doctor Who's Greatest Hits, Facing the Raven, and Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who) and one Star Trek book (Star Trek's Greatest Hits), plus essays on numerous topics.

Anna Silk
Anna Silk most recently starred as the lead character Bo on the Syfy/Showcase hit series Lost Girl. The series follows the life of Bo, a succubus learning to control her supernatural abilities, and discover her origins. Other appearances include various roles in popular shows in the United States and Canada.

James Silvani
James Silvani is a comic book artist best known for his work with Disney comics and publishing. Over the last several years he has been drawing the further adventures of Darkwing Duck as well as DuckTales and the Muppets. He also produces licensed fine art for Disney, Lucasfilm and Dreamworks.

Tamsin L. Silver
Tamsin Silver is the creator/writer of two Urban Fantasy Series, The Sabrina Grayson Novels and Windfire, plus the Web Series, Skye of the Damned. A Winthrop University graduate with a BA in Theatre/Secondary Education (minor in Creative Writing/Shakespeare), she currently lives in Albuquerque, NM.

Herb Silverman
Herb Silverman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston, author, founder of the Secular Coalition for America and the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, SC, and a recipient of the American Humanist Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Shayne Silvers
Regularly a Top Ten Worldwide Best Fantasy Author on Amazon, Shayne considers himself a man of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by his mystery...

Latoya Simmons
Latoya's a Creative Director, Cosplayer, & Comic Fan. But when "adulting", is an Emergency Management Specialist.

Gail Simone
Gail Simone is a multiple award-winning writer of comics and animation. Her work in comics includes fan-favorite the Simpsons, Deadpool, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Birds of Prey, as well as the recent creator-owned books Crosswind and the Eisner-nominated Clean Room. She is also a fierce advocate for diversity in comics.

Alex Sinclair
Alex Sinclair has worked in the comic book industry as a colorist for 25 years. He has worked on many series including Batman, Superman: Unchained, Green Lantern, Justice League, Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman. His current projects include Harley Quinn, Superman, and Frank Miller’s prequel to 300, Xerxes.

Austin Sirkin
Austin Sirkin is a prominent Steampunk scholar, writer, maker, and costumer who has been featured in books, music videos, and -- most importantly -- memes.

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. Her other roles include  Transporter: The Series, Flashpoint, The LA Complex, and CW's Beauty and the Beast.

Michelle Sleeper
Michelle Sleeper is an Atlanta based maker, artist, and educator. She specializes in special FX and prop and costume making.

Fr. Bryan Small
Geeky priest with a take on sci-fi/pop culture commingled with religion and spirituality.

Shawnee Small
Shawnee Small is a USA Today bestselling author & creator of the dark urban fantasy series, the Shining Ones. Drawing on inspiration from her time in the Goth subculture of the '80s and '90s, she is currently working on several projects including the Night Kind series, which launches Summer 2018.

Dietrich O Smith
Dietrich Smith is comic book artist, animator and designer who has been in the field of entertainment and publishing since the early 90s. His work has been circulated thru a variety of publishers like Marvel, DC, Dynamite and others while working on characters ranging from Spider-man to Shaft.

Tom Smith
Tom Smith’s music is full of comedy, drama, fantasy, adventure, politics, pop culture, and puns. A Dragon Con mainstay since 2004, possibly the most dangerous performer we know, and yet we keep having him back because it's so much fun. Come live the myth of Smith!

Daviorr Snipes
Daviorr is a New York University theater graduate who is a professional actor with the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. He has voiced radio ads, hosted video docs and been featured on the podcast, Scottscope.

David Sobolov
David Sobolov is known for his work as a voice actor playing creepy villains, scary aliens, and edgy heroes on television, in games, and feature films. He’s the voice of Gorilla Grodd on The CW’s The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow and Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series.

Ksenia Solo
Actress Ksenia Solo most recently has starred as the quick-witted and playful Kenzi in the hit series Lost Girl. She also has been a series regular on the hit AMC series Turn and had a recurring role on the cult BBC America Hit, Orphan Black for it's 3rd season. 

Samantha Sommersby
Samantha Sommersby left her day job to pursue writing full-time in 2007. She is the author of a dozen novels and novellas including the critically acclaimed paranormal romance series, Forbidden. She also writes the Fallen Siren series for Penguin/Roc as S.J. Harper in collaboration with author Jeanne C. Stein.

Anne Sowards
Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Random House, where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for the Ace and Roc imprints. Some of the great authors she works with include New York Times bestsellers Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, and more.

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

Aaron L Sparrow
Aaron Sparrow has done work published by Image, Tokyopop, Boom! Studios, Ape Entertainment and Joe Books. He is best known for his work on various Disney comic titles, particularly his writing on Darkwing Duck. Sparrow has also worked on comic books with DreamWorks Animation and Sesame Workshop. 

Rox of Spazhouse
Roxanne Henkle aka Rox of Spazhouse is Need Coffee's Director of Zine studies, as well as a long time podcaster on Weekend Justice and cohost on 50 Days of Dragon Con. Roxanne is the director of Spazhouse, Intuitive Research, specializing in research assistance for authors and writers.

Jennifer Spence
Jennifer Spence is well-known to sci-fi audiences as the brainy and secretly libidinous Dr. Lisa Park on Stargate Universe and as plucky I.T. genius, Betty Robertson, on Continuum. Spence is currently shooting a recurring role on Brad Wright’s new Netflix series Travelers.

DJ Spider
It's hard to categorize DJ Spider's style. With a love of multiple genres, she'd had a chance to spin just about everything over the last 29 years, including pop, rock, dance, house, indie, retro, darkwave, country, R&B, swing, jazz, and just about everything in between. 

Caroll Spinney
Caroll Edwin Spinney is a puppeteer, cartoonist, author, and speaker most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. Spinney has performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for over 45 years. Other notable characters include Picklepuss and Pop, Bruno the Trashman, Granny Bird, and more.

Dalen Spratt
As the adventurous, bold and willing to try anything leader of the group, Dalen Spratt identifies, researches, and organizes the locations that the Ghost Brothers investigate. The Destination America show debuted in 2016 and would later air its second season on TLC.

Jennifer St. Giles
USA Today Bestselling author, Jennifer St. Giles, aka Jennifer Saints, J.L. Saint is a Golden Heart, three-time Maggie, two-time National Reader's Choice, Marlene, RT Reviewer's Choice and Daphne du Maurier award-winning author. Jennifer writes in multiple genres, including: romance, paranormal, contemporary, historical and military and paranormal crime

Austin St. John
Austin St. John starred as “Jason Lee Scott, Red Ranger” in one of the most iconic, groundbreaking, live-action children’s television series of all time: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Michael Stackpole
Michael A Stackpole is an award-winning, writer, editor, graphic novelist, game designer, computer game designer, screenwriter, and podcaster. He's best known for his New York Times bestselling novels I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron. Other works include the Star Wars: X-Wing and New Jedi Order series.

Kevin Stallard
A 30 year video gaming and information security professional, Kevin has developed award winning software in both genres.

Halle Stanford
A ten-time Emmy-nominated children's television producer, Halle Stanford leads The Jim Henson Company's development and production of all television, home entertainment, and digital media in animated and live-action formats. She is currently in production on the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Richard Alan Starkings
Richard Starkings, creator of Elephantmen and co-creator of The Beef and Ask For Mercy, has worked as a lettering artist on just about every mainstream comic book you know; his company Comicraft currently letters Buffy and Doctor Who. He loves Yorkshire Tea, Cadbury’s Flake, and Lori Perkins.

Roxanne Starr
Roxanne Starr is best known as arguably the first comic book letterer to bring workable digital comic book fonts to the industry in Bob Burden's FLAMING CARROT COMICS.

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.

Jeanne C. Stein
Jeanne Stein is the award winning, national bestselling author of the urban fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and the Fallen Siren Series written as S. J. Harper. She has thirteen full length books, several novellas, and numerous short stories to her credit.

Amie Stepanovich
As U.S. Policy Manager and Global Policy Counsel at Access Now, Amie Stepanovich works to ensure that laws and policies on surveillance and cybersecurity recognize and respect human rights.

Tj Sterling
TJ Sterling is a midwestern born, NYC based artist/illustrator and president of RAE Comics. He creates interesting stories featuring unique characters from all walks of life. This year being his first at Dragon Con, he looks forward to sharing his work with the amazing artistic community of Atlanta.

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

Ten-time World Heavyweight Championships winner Steve Borden, better known by his ring name Sting, is an American retired professional wrestler, who is currently under a Legends contract with WWE. Sting will be joining the Thursday night Wrestling event and will appearing through Saturday.

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

Dacre Calder Stoker
Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead, and The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker. His next novel Dracul, expected out in 2018 co-authored with JD Barker, has been sold to Putnam with film rights to Paramount Studios.

Tad Stones
Tad Stones is a producer, writer, and artist who started his career at Walt Disney Features then moved to Disney Imagineering to design rides for EPCOT. He was one of the founders of Walt Disney TV Animation where he created the shows Chip ’n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck.

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

Tara Strong
Tara Strong is an actress and voice actress perhaps best known for her work in animated films and television. She has enjoyed a very successful career including, Bubbles in The Power Puff Girls, Timmy in The Fairly Odd Parents, Dil in Rugrats, Raven on Teen Titans, and many more.

Myra Su
Myra Su is a Chicago-based narrative artist specializing in storytelling through shadow puppetry on overhead projectors. Her puppetry also includes experimentation in paper craft, sculpture, video, animation, and even taxidermy. In addition, she is a touring puppeteer with Manual Cinema, performing worldwide. For her portfolio, please visit:

Thalia Sutton
Thalia is an editor of manga and light novels whose work includes Sword Art Online and Durarara. She also writes and speaks academically in the emerging field of fandom studies.

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

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

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

Douglas Wayne Talk
Dr. Douglas Talk is a physician and consultant for SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc., assisting in the design of human hibernation-based space missions for deep space exploration. He has been featured on numerous news and media outlets and presented multiple lectures on his research in human hibernation and aerospace reproductive medicine.

Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, event planner, and author. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones convention in the US, and co-hosts the webcast "FEELINGS...with The Geekiary".

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. She currently is living the dream working as a full time freelance illustrator!

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

Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor is a writer and the licensing and brand manager for the Bram Stoker Estate.

Courtenay Taylor
Psychotic biotic? Check. Conflicted Jedi? Check. Elusive and sexy spy? Check and check! That’s right; Jack from Mass Effect, Juhani from Knights of the Old Republic, and Ada Wong of Resident Evil 6 all share the same vocal chords of actress Courtenay Taylor!

Stephen F. Taylor
Stephen Taylor has been creating costumes for over 15 years. He is the owner and operator of Lone Wolf Armory, and is also known as the Tattooed Santa. He works primarily in chainmaille and leather armor, but also dabbles in jewelry and cloth.

Mark Texeira
Comic book artist Mark Texeira is best known for his work on Ghost Rider, Black Panther, and Vampirella. Texeira’s drawings are featured in hundreds of books, comics, record albums, magazines, and advertisements. Texeira earned movie credits for his work on Black Panther, Infinity Wars, Ghost Rider, and Jonah Hex.

That Darling DJ Duo
That Darling DJ Duo are a little different, delightfully anachronistic and odd. They host the podcast, The Clockwork Cabaret, now in its tenth year. With their shows, they’ve inspired legions of fans, amassed over 30,000+ subscribers to their podcast, and introduced many to the wild, wonderful world of steampunk.

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

The Black Amigo
Armed with the drive and passion to become one of the most sought after musical forces in the world, Bay Area born, Atlanta-bred, The Black Amigo (born Adriano Gomez) is not your average open format DJ. This versatile party-rocking general is the force the nightlife has been waiting for. 

The Cybertronic Spree
Transformers Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, and a Quintesson have been brought together by the power of rock to form The Cybertronic Spree. Having cast aside their warring factions, these rock stars in disguise play music from The Transformers: The Movie, hit film, anime and video game covers.

The Extraordinary Contraptions
Atlanta’s favorite trans-dimensional rockers, The Extraordinary Contraptions, have returned home to Dragon Con to celebrate the release of their long-awaited fourth full-length studio album! Be prepared for an all new collection of dancey art rock (or prog pop?) anthems of steam and strife in their signature genre-bending, aggressive-waltzing style.

Lesia Miller The Haunted Librarian
A former librarian, Lesia Miller Schnur is the Haunted Librarian. She blogs at Listed as a Top 50 Paranormal Website, contains the latest in paranormal news. Lesia investigates the most popular theories along with obscure and shows how they simply do not hold up.

The Murder of Jane Crow
The Murder of Jane Crow is ruffling feathers around the world with their unique fusion of goth, cabaret, classical music and gypsy storytelling, at once theatrical and deeply personal. This quartet of crows delivers their very own style featuring piano, violin, guitar, and rich vocal harmonies.

The PDX Broadsides
The PDX Broadsides are a nerd pop-folk trio from Portland, Oregon signed to Doubleclicks Records. In 2017, PDX had a successful first tour, added piano to their sound, and reached 278% of our Kickstarter goal for their fourth album, Trust Issues!

The Shiflett Brothers
The Shiflett Brothers began their careers sculpting iconic character statues for Marvel Comics. The brothers have won the Spectrum Gold Award for Dimensional Work in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art and have created master class instructional sculpting videos for the Gnomon Workshop in Hollywood.

The Shiflett Brothers II
The Shiflett Brothers began their careers sculpting iconic character statues for Marvel Comics. The brothers have won the Spectrum Gold Award for Dimensional Work in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art and have created master class instructional sculpting videos for the Gnomon Workshop in Hollywood.

The Taj Motel Trio
The Taj Motel Trio has served their brand of feverishly loud and fast ska-punk for 20 years. While commercial success has evaded them (and every other ska-punk band since the late 90’s), they’ve brought their infectious energy and horn lines to basements and dive bars all over the east coast.

The Wicked Tailor
Frank T. Puricelli, AKA "The Wicked Tailor" is a Charleston, SC based costume and prop maker. By day he is a college History Professor, but by night he has been making award winning professional costumes and props since 2010.

The Wolves of Chernobyl
Weaving in fictional elements, The Wolves of Chernobyl songs are grounded in emotional reality and pivot around the idea that in the worst of times we can grow, learn, adapt, and thrive. The WoC tell tales of the apocalypse with the music of Appalachia at the edge of the firelight.

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

Jakita O Thomas
Jakita O. Thomas, Ph.D. is a Philpott Westpoint Stevens Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Dr. Thomas is also Director of the CUltuRally & SOcially Relevent (CURSOR) Computing Lab and a co-founder of Pharaoh's Conclave (PCX), the connector of the eSports industry.

Jill Thompson
Jill Thompson is a 10-time Eisner Award winning comics creator! She is best known for her creation Scary Godmother, seen in books, comics, and on Cartoon Network. Thompson is also well known for her award-winning graphic novel Wonder Woman The True Amazon and her work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman.

Dominique Tipper
Dominique Tipper is an actress who portrays the lead role of Naomi Nagata in Syfy’s flagship and critically-acclaimed series The Expanse, based on the popular science fiction series by James S. A. Corey. Tipper will be appearing Friday through Sunday.

Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas
Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas are a rock n roll/soul/R&B band that brings the party wherever and whenever they perform. They are the embodiment of no-holds-barred, all-in rock n roll. Simply put, their mission statement can be summed up as follows: Hey, let’s have as much fun as humanly possible!

Gina Torres
Gina Torres is a television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, Alias, Firefly and the subsequent movie Serenity, Angel, 24, Suits, The Shield, and Westworld.

Toucan Dubh
Toucan Dubh is known for fun, high-energy shows with audience involvement. Performing at Ren Faires, music festivals, and pubs, entertaining with Irish and Scottish music, Americana, and original comedy songs, with plenty of jokes and banter to keep everyone smiling.

Jerry Trachtman
Mr. Trachtman worked at the Kennedy Space Center as an Apollo spacecraft operations engineer on all the Apollo missions. He participated in the engineering support provided by Kennedy Space Center to the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, which ended with the crew’s safe return to earth.

Phantom Troublemaker
Dave West is a writer, interviewer, and podcaster who also hosts game shows, wrestling events, and rock concerts as his alter ego, Phantom Troublemaker. As the owner/operator of he has been providing commentary on toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture for over a decade.

Gleb Tsipursky
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is passionate about promoting truth, rational thinking, and wise decision-making. He is a professor at Ohio State, serves as the volunteer President of the nonprofit Intentional Insights, is a co-founder of the Pro-Truth Pledge, and the author of a number of a number of books.

Billy Tucci
William "Billy" Tucci is an illustrator, writer and filmmaker best known among American comic book audiences for his creator-owned title and character Shi. He has also worked with Marvel, DC, Apostle Arts, and founded Crusade Fine Arts in 1994. Tucci is very active in raising awareness, honoring, and remembering veterans.

James R. Tuck
James R. Tuck writes novels, including Arrow: Fatal Legacies, the Deacon Chalk series, the Robin Hood Demon's Bane series (w/Debbie Viguie), and (as Levi Black) the Mythos War Trilogy. His other works include Hired Gun, Thunder on the Battlefield series, Champion of Hollow Earth, and many more.

Michael Tucker
Michael Tucker has over twenty years’ experience as a wargame designer for the National Security Decision Making Game. In addition, he has been lecturing as part of the NSDMG team's programs on a wide range of political, military and historical subjects.

Alan C. Tupper
Alan Tupper is an animator, comic artist and CEO of Moving Ink Media. He's worked for multiple properties and franchises for PBS, Hulu, Cartoon Network, the Georgia Aquarium, and more. Tupper's current focus is his companies GLYPH award-winning comic series Kamikaze.

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

Unwoman (aka Erica Mulkey) is a San Francisco-based solo cellist-singer-songwriter. Her sets feature dark steampunk pop songs on stand-up electric cello with dramatic live looping. She received two Steampunk Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards in 2015, for best solo musician and best album.

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

Trevor S. Valle
Trevor Valle is a paleontologist, a certified cicerone, and an outspoken science communicator on Twitter. He has appeared on the television including History Channel, The Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and BBC, in documentaries, and at Nerd Nite meetings across the country.

Vanessa S Valliere
Vanessa Valliere has toured nationally as a solo performer and was also in a clown ensemble for Tour De Fat. Vanessa tours internationally with Manual Cinema, a cinematic shadow puppetry company. She tours with Theater Unspeakable and is a proud nerd-cheerleader for Mucca Pazza, a thirty-piece circus punk marching band.

Alexi Vandenberg
Dubbed “the Merchant Prince of Fandom”, Alexi Vandenberg is a entrepreneur and expert in marketing, promoting, comics, science fiction, fantasy and was a leading contributor to the Evil Overlord List. He is also the owner Bard’s Tower the only nationally operated literary celebrity experience for pop culture entertainment.

Emmanuelle Vaugier
Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier is perhaps best known for her role on the innovative series Lost Girl, a Canadian supernatural drama. She had a recurring role on this highly rated original show playing the role of the vain and dangerously sociopathic The Morrigan.

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

R.R. Virdi
 R.R. Virdi is a two-time Dragon Award finalist.  He is the author of two urban fantasy series: The Grave Report, and The Books of Winter.  He will be releasing a space western from Bolide Publishing in late 2018 as well as a portal fantasy titled, Goblin King

Henry Vogel
Henry is a former comic book writer, currently performing storyteller, and a science fiction author with twelve books in print. His novels reflect his love of space opera and planetary romance. He also has an illustrated children's book containing three of the most popular stories from his performances.

Aurelio Voltaire
Aurelio Voltaire is a media personality and respected authority on all things gothic, horror, sci-fi, steampunk, and involving "geek" culture. He is often referred to as a modern day renaissance man having achieved success in the fields of animation, music, comics, books, and toys.

Hemrani Vyas
Hemrani Vyas is the programming coordinator for Turner Classic Movies. Hemrani helps with content curation and also manages the US and Canadian linear schedule. Hemrani does not like talking about herself in the third person.

Jessica Wade
Jessica Wade is a senior editor at Penguin Random House. She primarily acquires science fiction and fantasy for Ace Books.

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

Constance G.J. Wagner
Constance G.J. Wagner, writer, poet, and Tolkien scholar, has spoken regularly on all things Middle-earth at both academic and fan-friendly events nationally and internationally since 2005. She is currently at work on a book about Frodo as sacrificial hero and a chapbook of fantasy and faerie-themed poetry.

Widgett Walls
Widgett Walls is the director of Need Coffee Dot Com. He is also the author of the novel Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point and the short story collections Magnificent Desolation and Something Else. He also narrates audiobooks including The Tao of Seneca for Tim Ferriss Audio.

Jack H. Walsh
Jack Walsh is a television producer and writer best known for his Emmy-winning work on “Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity,” “Four Days at Dragon Con,” and “Secret Atlanta,” as well as for his appearances at storytelling and comedy events around town.

Tom Waltz
Tom Waltz is an editor for IDW Publishing, writer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and oversees the Ghostbusters and TMNT comics. Waltz has written for video games such as TMNT: Brothers Unite, TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan, Silent Hill: Downpour, and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime.

Mark H Wandrey
Located in rural Tennessee, Mark Wandrey has been writing science fiction since he was in grade school. He launched his professional career in 2004 with the release of Earth Song - Overture. Now, 12 years later, he has more than 10 books out, including an unbroken chain of 6 best sellers, and a Dragon Award finalist 2 years in a row. His most popular work is the Four Horsemen universe, with 9 books published in 2017, and 20 more due out in 2018! Check him out at

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

Roman JC Weaver
10 Years as a Producer, Director, DP and carpenter based in Atlanta, Roman Weaver has worked with Steve Harvey, Zach Galligan and Robin Thicke, and on films like ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Star Trek: First Frontier’. Catch his latest film, ‘Evil Little Things’ this year at the DragonCon Film Festival.

David Weber
David Weber is a New York Times Best Selling Author with an impressive catalog of titles that span fantasy, science fiction, and space opera. He sold his first novel to Jim Baen at Baen Books in 1989. Since then he has published 66 solo and collaborative novels.

Jacob Weisman
Jacob Weisman is the publisher at Tachyon Publications. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award three times for his work at Tachyon. He is the editor of Invaders, The New Voices of Fantasy (with Peter S. Beagle), and The Sword & Sorcery Anthology (with David G. Hartwell).

Toni Weisskopf
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books in 2006. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, published by August House. She is a past winner of the Hank Reinhardt Georgia Fan Award, awarded by Dragon Con.

Tom Welling
Tom Welling is an  actor, director, and producer who best known for playing Clark Kent/Superman on the long-running television series Smallville. Welling can recently been seen playing the role of Marcus Pierce in the third season of Lucifer.

David Thorn Wenzel
David Thorn Wenzel’s is an artist who has taken fantasy lovers down many paths. His vision of Tolkien’s Hobbit, in graphic novel format, has been updated over the years and is still in print worldwide. This year he returns with a new vision for Kingdom of the Dwarves.

Kevin Michael Wesson
Kevin Michael Wesson is a 24-year-old Chicago-based puppeteer/playwright. Originally from Tampa, FL, he received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of South Florida with a minor in creative writing. Currently he is an artistic associate with the Chicago Puppet Theatre Company, Rough House Theater.

Zeb L West
Zeb West is a puppeteer and writer in Berkeley. A collaborator with Austin’s Trouble Puppet and Brooklyn’s Alphabet Arts, he graduated from The Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater. West recently toured Canada with his one-man show, Innocent When You Dream, about a man trapped in a whale.

Alex White
Alex White writes science fiction and fantasy for major publishers. His books include A Big Ship At The Edge of The Universe  (Orbit), Alien: The Cold Forge  (Titan/20th Century Fox) and Every Mountain Made Low (Solaris). His podcast, The Gearheart, was a three-time Parsec finalist.

Mel. White
Dr Mel. is a PhD Information Scientist, author, artist, storyteller, fossil preparator, and science educator

Nathan White
Nathan is the Senior Legislative Manager at Access Now where he directs campaigns related to tech policy and human rights in Washington D.C. and around the world. He previously operated a political advocacy firm, and worked in the U.S. Congress.

Jeremy Scott Whitley
Jeremy Whitley is a comic book writer and the creator of Princeless and Raven Pirate Princess as well as the writer for Marvel's Unstoppable Wasp and Titan's Sea of Thieves series, as well as a frequent contributor to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Jo Whittemore
Jo Whittemore is the author of the Supergirl novel trilogy (all-new adventures based on the CW television show), as well as numerous middle grade humor novels, including the Girls Who Code novel Lights, Music, Code!, Me & Mom vs. the World, and the Confidentially Yours series.

Ricky Whittle
In 2014, Ricky Whittle captivated audiences everywhere after appearing in The CW's post-apocalyptic drama The 100, playing the role of Lincoln, a "Grounder." Since then, he has played the protagonist and central character, Shadow Moon, in the STARZ television series American Gods.

Fran Wilde
Fran Wilde has been a finalist for three Nebulas, a Hugo, a Locus, a Dragon award. Her debut novel, Updraft, won the Andre Norton and Compton Crook awards. She writes fantasy, science fiction, and high-tech nonfiction. Her work appears in Asimov's,, The Washington Post, iO9, and Clarkesworld.

Edward Willett
Edward Willett is the author of more than sixty books of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction. He won the Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction novel for Marseguro (DAW) in 2009. The Cityborn is his most recent SF novel for DAW. His next, Worldshaper, launches a new series this September.

Allen Williams
Since the start of his professional art career, Allen Williams' client list has grown from game companies to book publishers and beyond. His focus is now on his personal work but also includes concept work for films and television. Williams is a 2018 Art Show Guest Juror.

Damien Patrick Williams
Damien Williams is an instructor, researcher, and writer on philosophy, technology, religion, popular culture, and the occult. For the past eight years he's been a member of the Comics & Popular Arts Conference programming committee, engaging Dragon Con's interests from an academic perspective. Damien maintains and

Jonathan Williams
Award-winning blogger, podcaster, journalist, wrestling promoter, and film festival judge are just some of the Jonathan Williams' prolific professions . Founder of the award-winning and co-host of the Pro Wrestling Roundtable, he's also a set dresser/on-set dresser for genre productions like Stranger Things, The Gifted, and Rainy Season.

Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams is a comic book artist/writer. Best known for his work in horror comics like Eerie, Creepy, The Cabinet, The Dark, as well as the graphic novel Metaphase, and more. He has also contributed to BOOM! studios WWE comics and IDW's TMNT.

Michael George Williams
Michael G. Williams is an award-winning author of novels and short stories in the horror, paranormal fantasy, and science fiction genres. Michael’s best-known works are The Withrow Chronicles, Days of Autumn, and Shadow Council Archives: Emperor Norton, from Falstaff Books. He’s also a gaymer, wisecracker, activist, and podcaster.

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

Shae Williams
Dr. Williams is an aerospace engineer and spacecraft propulsion designer at Moog, Inc. who has designed, built, and tested in-space propulsion systems at multiple companies.

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

Betty Windsor
Betty Windsor is a co-host for the podcast Geek Versus. When not behind a mic, she spends her time balancing being a student, gaming, and writing laborious film reviews often filled with not much else but humor. Her background in improv has not managed to make her funnier.

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.

Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong is known for portraying Kublai Khan in Netflix's Marco Polo, Bruce Ng in The Martian, and Wong in Doctor Strange and later in Avengers: Infinity War. It is unknown if he will reprise his role in its untitled sequel.

Christopher Woods
Christopher Woods is writer of fiction, teller of tales, and professional liar. He is a proud holder of the original BS degree. He has nine works out in three different story lines. He has recently joined the writers in the Four Horsemen Universe.

Trisha J. Wooldridge
Trisha J. Wooldridge is the former president of Broad Universe, a former acquisitions editor for a mid-size press, a freelance editor, writer, and journalist. She’s published dozens of stories and poems, plus three child-friendly novels and a poem as T.J. Wooldridge. Find out more at

Gareth Worthington
Scientist. Writer. Muay Thai Fighter. Award-winning author of sci-fi. Gareth Worthington travels the world bringing cancer medicine to patients and writing novels in his spare time. Published by Vesuvian Books, his work is in development for TV and film.

Janny Wurts
Janny Wurts is a professional author/illustrator of 20 published books and 34 works of short fiction, including the Wars of Light and Shadows epic fantasy published by HarperCollins Voyager, London, and the Empire trilogy in collaboration with Ray Feist.

Philip R Wyatt
Philip is an Experienced Paranormal Researcher with an extensive background in ITC Spirit Communication.  Instrumental Trans Communication . He Combines Science, Technology and Intuition in his Paranormal Research and Investigations.

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

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

Bryan Young
Bryan Young is an author and journalist. He writes for StarWars.Com, Star Wars Insider, and wrote the bestselling book on Dragon Con "Lost at the Con."

Jose P Zagal
José Zagal is faculty at the University of Utah's top-ranked game development program. He wrote Ludoliteracy and edited the Videogame Ethics Reader and Role-Playing Game Studies, a book on the study of role-playing games. He was also honored as a distinguished game scholar by the digital games research association (DiGRA).

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

Timothy Zahn
Timothy Zahn is the author of 11 Star Wars books and the Cobra, Quadrail, and Dragonback series. Recent books include Star Wars: Thrawn and Cobra Traitor. Upcoming books include Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances and A Call to Vengeance, the third of the Manticore Ascendant series written with David Weber.

Ian Ziering
Ian Ziering is an actor and voice actor best known for his role as Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he played from 1990 to 2000. He is also the voice of Vinnie on Biker Mice from Mars and is Fin Shepard in the Sharknado series.

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

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