photo collage of Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota

Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota

Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is a Hugo Award-winning author and editor, and the first deafblind person to win a Hugo Award. She was the Guest Co-Editor-in-Chief of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, where she edited the nonfiction section. Her own nonfiction writing has appeared on CNN Opinion, Tor.com, Fireside, and The Boston Globe. She teaches about disability in fiction on a regular basis. She has an MA in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College, where she learned how to write a killer polemic. You can find her talking about being deafblind, having a guide dog, and liking bats @snarkbat on Twitter, and on her website snarkbat.com.

Publishers & Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas guide the four-time Hugo and Parsec Award-winning Uncanny Magazine. Eight-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas was the Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine (2011-2013). She co-edited the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (with Tara O’Shea) as well as Whedonistas (with Deborah Stanish) and Chicks Dig Comics (with Sigrid Ellis). Along with being a five-time Hugo Award-winner, Michael Damian Thomas was the former Managing Editor of Apex Magazine (2012-2013), co-edited the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords (Mad Norwegian Press, 2013) with Sigrid Ellis, and co-edited Glitter & Mayhem (Apex Publications, 2013), with John Klima and Lynne M. Thomas. Together, Lynne and Michael won the Best Editor: Short Form Hugo Award in 2018. Also, they solve mysteries.

Managing Editor & Nonfiction Editor Michi Trota is a four-time Hugo Award-winning writer and editor, and the first Filipina to win a Hugo Award. Michi has been published in The Book Smugglers, The Establishment, and Invisible: An Anthology of Representation in SF/F, and the text writer for the 2018-2019 exhibit Worlds Beyond Here: Expanding the Universe of APA Science Fiction at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. She’s spoken at C2E2, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and on NPR. She served five years as a member of the Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Board of Organizers, including two years as Board President. She is also a professional fire spinner, often performing with the fire/flow+bellydance showcase, Raks Geek. She can often be found on Twitter at @geekmelange posting about publishing, pop culture, Filipina identity, food, her cats, and often yelling about The Good Place.