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.
Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia and nominated (twice!) for the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award. Tor Books published Last First Snow, the fourth novel in Max’s Craft Sequence (preceded by Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and Full Fathom Five) in July 2015. Max’s game Choice of the Deathless was nominated for the XYZZY Award, and his short stories have appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny Magazine.
Mike Glyer publishes the fan newzine File 770, winner of six Hugos as Best Fanzine. He also has won three Hugos as Best Fan Writer. His only other claim to literary fame is “The Men Who Corflued Mohammed,” a fannish homage to Alfred Bester’s “Man Who Murdered Mohammed” published in Alternate Worldcons edited by Mike Resnick.
He chaired L.A.Con III, the 1996 Worldcon held in Anaheim, CA.
Mike is married to Diana Pavlac Glyer, author of The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community, a 2008 Hugo nominee.
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Kyell Gold has been part of the furry fandom for nearly 25 years and has published over 20 novels and novellas. He’s won twelve Ursa Major awards and two Rainbow Awards for his writing, and in January 2016 led furry fandom’s first residential writing workshop. He has lived on the East Coast and in the Midwest, but moved to California in 1998 and has stayed there since, now living with his husband in Silicon Valley. They enjoy dining out, cooking in, and traveling around the world.
Theodora Goss’s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology co–edited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a novella in a two–sided accordion format; and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia (2014). Her work has been translated into eleven languages. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her short story “Singing of Mount Abora” (2007) won the World Fantasy Award. She teaches literature and writing at Boston University and in the Stonecoast MFA Program. Her first novel, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, will be published by Saga Press in 2017.
Daryl Gregory writes genre–mixing novels, stories, and comics. His most recent work is the young adult novel Harrison Squared and the novella We Are All Completely Fine, which won the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson awards, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus awards. A TV show based on the book is in development at the SyFy channel. His novels include Afterparty, an NPR and Kirkus best fiction book of 2014; Raising Stony Mayhall; The Devil’s Alphabet; and the Crawford–Award–winning Pandemonium. Many of his short stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories.
Though best known as one of the Emmy Award–winning writer/producers of Lost—and for creating The Middleman graphic novels and TV series—Javier Grillo–Marxuach is a prolific creator of TV, films, comic book, and other media. Grillo–Marxuach was most recently co-executive producer of the CW’s hit science fiction series The 100, and is developing Xena, a limited series based on the classic show Xena: Warrior Princess. Grillo–Marxuach also co-created and co–hosts the Children of Tendu podcast with Jose (Firefly, Agent Carter), an educational series that aims to guide aspiring television writers on how to break into the television business and remain there without compromising their decency and integrity.
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Simon Guerrier is the author of countless Doctor Who audio adventures, comics, and books, most recently The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who. His novella Fall Out was published by Abaddon Books in November 2015. With his brother Thomas, Simon produces documentaries for BBC Radio 3 and has made a number of award-winning short films.
Hao Jingfang has an undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University’s Department of Physics and a PhD from Tsinghua in Economics and Management. Her fiction has appeared in English in various publications, including Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and Uncanny. She has published three full–length novels, Wandering Maearth, Return to Charon, and Born in 1984; a book of cultural essays, Europe in Time; and several short story collections, Star Travelers, To Go the Distance, and The Depth of Loneliness. In 2016, her novelette, “Folding Beijing” (translated by Ken Liu), was a Hugo Award winner and Locus Award and Sturgeon Award finalist. Several of her stories, including “Folding Beijing,” are collected in Invisible Planets, an anthology of contemporary Chinese SF edited and translated by Ken Liu.
Nin Harris is an author, poet, and Gothic scholar who exists in a perpetual state of unheimlich. Nin writes Gothic fiction, cyberpunk, nerdcore post–apocalyptic fiction, planetary romances, and various other forms of hyphenated weird fiction. Nin’s publishing credits include: Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and Lightspeed. Nin is currently working on Watermyth, the first novel of the Watermaidens Trilogy.