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

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

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

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

Dino Andrade
Dino Andrade is Speedy Gonzales (New Looney Tunes), Mekkatorque, Putricide and Mimiron (WoW), plus The Scarecrow (Arkham Asylum). Other credits: Star Trek Online, Prey, Dishonored 2, D&D: Neverwinter, Brutal Legend, Call Of Duty, Sophia the 1st, Smite, M*F*K*Z*, Hellsing Ultimate, and Pop (Snap, Crackle and Pop)!

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

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

Asher Angel
Asher Angel began his career as a child actor in the 2008 film Jolene, starring Jessica Chastain. He is known for his role as Jonah Beck in the 2017 Disney Channel series Andi Mack and as Billy Batson, alongside Zachary Levi, in DC Comics' Shazam!.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chris Campana
Fan favorite, Chris Campana has worked on everything from comics to video games, to storyboards.  Comic book credits include work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vampirella/Pathfinder, and Tellos, along with creator owned titles First World and the upcoming Adventures of Parker Reef and an upcoming title with Scout Comics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Osric Chau
Osric Chau is best known for his role on Supernatural as high school student pulled into the role of prophet, Kevin Tran, as Vogel from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and for his roles in 2012, Fun Size, Kung Fu Killer, and more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Kacey Ezell
Kacey Ezell is a USAF helicopter pilot who writes sci-fi/fantasy/alt history. She was a Dragon Award finalist in 2018, and her stories have twice been featured in Baen’s Year’s Best Mil/Adventure SF compilation. In 2018, her story won the 2018 Baen Reader’s Choice Award.

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

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

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

Athena Finger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rob Greenlee
Rob Greenlee is VP of Podcaster Relations at Voxnest’s Spreaker and a 2017 inductee into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. In his role at Voxnest, Rob is responsible for managing relationships with the 25,000+ podcast producers who entrust the company’s Spreaker platform for their podcast needs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rahul Kohli
Rahul Kohli is an English actor who is best known for playing Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti in the television series iZombie, and also for his appearances on the YouTube channel Funhaus. He has recently lent his voice to the upcoming Harley Quinn animated web series as Scarecrow.

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

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

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

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Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey had always written from her early teens, and developed this hobby by writing fan-fiction for various amateur magazines. She now has 126 books in print, which include the Heralds of Valdemar, Elemental Masters, Elvenbane, SERRAted Edge, Secret World Chronicle, Hunter, Diana Tregarde, Obsidian Mountain, Joust, and other series.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jonathan Maberry
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He writes the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, the Nightsiders series, the Dead of Night series, as well as standalone novels in multiple genres.

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack McDevitt
Jack McDevitt has written 23 novels, 12 of which have been Nebula finalists. His awards include a Nebula for Best Novel, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the Robert Heinlein Lifetime Achievement Award. Stephen King has declared him "the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James A. Moore
James A. Moore is the bestselling and award-winning author of over 40 novels, thrillers, dark fantasy and horror alike, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, the Serenity Falls, and his most recent novels, The Tides of War series and Avengers: Infinity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

» 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.

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

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

Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegrino is an actor of film and television. He is best known for his work as Lucifer in Supernatural, Paul Bennett in Dexter, Jacob in Lost, and as Bishop in Being Human. He also recurred in the role of Clayton Haas in the ABC thriller Quantico.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Cherie Priest
Cherie Priest is the author of two dozen books and novellas, most recently The Agony House, Family Plot, and the hit YA project I Am Princess X. She is perhaps best known for the steampunk pulp adventures of the Clockwork Century, beginning with Boneshaker.

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

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

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

David Ramsey
David Ramsey is an actor and martial artist, best known for his roles in Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and The Flash as John Diggle/Spartan, Anton Briggs on the Showtime TV series Dexter, and the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

» Naomi Romero
Naomi Romero is a character design for animation and illustrator for children literature. She has worked for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Sesame Workshop, Illumination Studios, Facebook, Spin Master, and more. Naomi is the current artist for the new baby dragon plush for Dragon Con. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Dietrich O Smith
Dietrich Smith is an illustrator and designer who has worked in the field of comics for two decades. His recent title is the critically acclaimed book Destroyer from Boom!Studios, which is a story of loss, mourning, and revival from the Frankenstein lineage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Due to professional commitments, the following previously confirmed guests will not be able to attend Dragon Con this year. 
Ed BrissonBethany BrookshireRachel CaineSean Galloway
John Hornor JacobsJorge MolinaJai NitzJustin K Parker
Jonathan TarboxGreg Tremblay