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.
Gwynne Garfinkle lives in Los Angeles. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in such publications as Strange Horizons, Interfictions, Mithila Review, Postscripts to Darkness, Not One of Us, Lackington’s, and The Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Greer Gilman’s books appeared in A Conversation Larger Than the Universe, the 2018 Grolier Club exhibition on the history of fantastic literature, across the room from Mary Shelley and Hope Mirrlees. What a party! Other than her Cloudish works, she’s written two metaphysical mysteries set in the theatre world of 1610s London, the Shirley Jackson Award-winning Cry Murder! In a Small Voice and Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Her critical works include her prefaces to Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Kingdoms of Elfin and Of Cats and Elfins for Handheld Press, her chapter on “The Languages of the Fantastic” in The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, and her essay, “Girl, Implicated: The Child in the Labyrinth in the Fantastic.” Her most recent poem, “Unselving,” appears in The Deadlands, #2. Wordwise, she does everything that James Joyce ever did, only backward and in high heels. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sofia Samatar is the author of four books, including the World Fantasy Award-winning A Stranger in Olondria and Monster Portraits, a collaboration with her brother, the artist Del Samatar. Her memoir The White Mosque is forthcoming from Catapult Books in 2022. She lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Greer Gilman photo by Beth Gwinn. Sofia Samatar photo by Jim C. Hines.
Laura Anne Gilman’s work has been hailed as “a true American myth” by NPR, and praised for her “deft plotting and first-class characters” by Publishers Weekly. She has won the Endeavor Award for The Cold Eye, and been shortlisted for a Nebula, (another) Endeavor, and a Washington State Book Award. Her novels include the Locus-bestselling weird western Devil’s West trilogy, the Cosa Nostradamus urban fantasy series, and the Vineart War trilogy, and the story collections West Winds’ Fool and Darkly Human.
A former New Yorker, she currently lives outside of Seattle with two cats and many deadlines. More details and social media links at lauraannegilman.net.
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.
Photo Credit: Sierra Glyer
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.
Sarah Goslee is a scientist, writer, and fiber artist from central Pennsylvania. Her fiction has been published in Fireside and Daily Science Fiction, among others. Cancer treatment and recovery has taught her many things she did not wish to know, and she does not recommend it as a hobby. See sarahgoslee.com for more.
Theodora Goss was born in Hungary and spent her childhood in various European countries before her family moved to the United States, where she completed a PhD in English literature. She is the World Fantasy and Locus Award-winning author of the short story and poetry collections In the Forest of Forgetting (2006), Songs for Ophelia (2014), and Snow White Learns Witchcraft (2019), as well as novella The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), debut novel The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (2017), and sequels European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (2018) and The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl (2019). She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, as well as on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her work has been translated into thirteen languages. She teaches literature and writing at Boston University and in the Stonecoast MFA Program. Visit her at theodoragoss.com.
Hiromi Goto is the author of many books for youth and adults. Her writings has been honoured with The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best First Book, the Japan-Canada Book Award, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, the Sunburst Award, and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award. Her first graphic novel, Shadow Life, with artist Celine Loup, will be published in 2018 with First Second Books. She is a mentor in The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, an editor, and a mother. She’s on Twitter @hinganai, Instagram @hiromigotowrites, and at www.hiromigoto.com.
Photo by Dana Putnam