Angel Cruz is a writer and boy band scholar living in Toronto. She is a staff writer at Women Write About Comics and Book Riot, and a 2017 Contributing Writer at The Learned Fangirl, with additional bylines at the Chicago Review of Books and Brooklyn Magazine. Find more of her work at angelcruzwrites.contently.com, or follow her on Twitter @angelcwrites.
Delilah S. Dawson is the writer of the Blud Series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, Scorched, and the Shadow series written as Lila Bowen, beginning with Wake of Vultures. She also writes short stories and comics, including the upcoming Ladycastle from Boom! Studios. Find her online at whimsydark.com.
Tanya DePass is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, an #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX, and often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality and other topics at conventions.
I’ve been published in the U.S., the U.K., Italy, and Israel, under 3 pen names (including Emily Devenport). My novels are Shade, Larissa, Scorpianne, Eggheads, The Kronos Condition, Godheads, Broken Time (which was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award), Belarus, and Enemies. Look for my new novels, The Night Shifters, Spirits of Glory, and Pale Lady on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. I’m married to artist/writer Ernest Hogan, and we live in Arizona. I am a geology fiend, and some day I hope to volunteer at a national or state park out west.
Sigrid Ellis is co–editor of the Hugo–nominated Queers Dig Time Lords
and Chicks Dig Comics anthologies. She edits the best–selling Pretty
Deadly from Image Comics. She was the flash–fiction editor of Queers
Destroy Science Fiction, from Lightspeed Press. She edited the
Hugo–nominated Apex Magazine for 2014. She lives with her partner,
their two homeschooled children, her partner’s boyfriend, and a host
of vertebrate and invertebrate pets in Saint Paul, MN.
Amal El–Mohtar has received the Locus Award, been a Nebula Award finalist for her short fiction, and won the Rhysling Award for poetry three times. She is the author of The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of twenty–eight different kinds of honey, and contributes criticism to NPR Books and the LA Times. Her fiction has most recently appeared in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Uncanny Magazine, and The Starlit Wood anthology from Saga Press. She lives in Ottawa with her spouse and two cats. Find her online at amalelmohtar.com, or on Twitter @tithenai.
In addition to co–producing Uncanny’s monthly podcast, Erika and Steven run a small podcast empire out of their Edmonton, Alberta apartment. They co–host the coziest Doctor Who podcast around, Lazy Doctor Who, and host/produce/play on may others. Steven: Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats, and Hockey Feels. Erika: Verity!, The Audio Guide to Babylon 5, The Incomparable, Total Party Kill, and she launched and produced the first 17 months of Hugo Award–nominated Apex Magazine’s short fiction podcast.
When not in front of the mic, they work in communications and write occasional genre essays and articles for books and magazines. They also tweet as @HollyGoDarkly and @Legopolis. Erika blogs at hollygodarkly.com.
If you’re thinking of starting your own podcast, Erika and Steven can help! Their company, Castria, does freelance podcast production and consultation. You can find more info at wearecastria.com.
Neil Gaiman is The New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.
Photo Credit: Kimberly Butler
Christopher J Garcia is a writer, fanzine editor, curator, filmmaker, and historian from Boulder Creek, California. He won the Hugo for Best Fanzine in 2011 for co–editing The Drink Tank. He’s made short films, produced documentaries, programmed film festivals, and edits the film journal Klaus at Gunpoint as well as Journey Planet (Hugo nominee—2012–2014). He makes a living as a Curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.