Greg Pak is a writer and filmmaker best known for comic books like Planet Hulk, Magneto Testament, Storm, and Action Comics. He’s currently writing Mech Cadet Yu For Boom, Totally Awesome Hulk, and Weapon X for Marvel, and the new John Wick comic book series for Dynamite. Pak directed the sci fi indie feature film Robot Stories and award-winning short films such as “Fighting Grandpa,” “Asian Pride Porn,” and “Mister Green.” His Kickstarter publishing projects include Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself, both based on songs by singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton. Pak’s prose work includes Make Comics Like The Pros (co-written with Fred Van Lente), the Kickstarter Secrets ebook, and the upcoming Planet Hulk prose novel. In 2005, Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazwa co-created the Marvel character Amadeus Cho, who co-starred for four years in the Incredible Hercules comic book series and is now the star of the Totally Awesome Hulk book. For more about Pak’s work, please visit gregpak.com and @gregpak on Twitter.
Dominik Parisien’s work can be found in The Fiddlehead, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Wordgathering, Plenitude, Uncanny Magazine, as well as other magazines and anthologies. His poetry chapbook, We, Old Young Ones, is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press’s Dis/Ability series. He is also the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of The Starlit Wood, which won the Shirley Jackson Award, and Robots vs Fairies. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual, French Canadian man. He lives in Toronto.
Diana M. Pho is a Hugo Award-nominated editor at Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing. She’s also an academic scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. In the steampunk community, she is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional speaker about social justice issues and fandom, and she has been interviewed for many media outlets, including CBS’s Inside Edition, MSN.com, BBC America, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and the Science Channel.
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Sarah Pinsker is the author of the 2015 Nebula Award-winning novelette “Our Lady of the Open Road.” Her five other Nebula-nominated works include 2017 Uncanny novella “And Then There Were (N-One).” Her novelette “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind” was the 2014 Sturgeon Award winner and a 2013 Nebula finalist. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Uncanny, among others, as well as numerous anthologies and year’s bests. She is also a singer/songwriter with three albums on various independent labels and a fourth forthcoming. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her wife and dog. She can be found online at sarahpinsker.com and on Twitter as @sarahpinsker.
Tim Pratt is the author of over 20 novels, most recently space opera The Wrong Stars, first in the Axiom series. His short stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and other nice places. He’s a Hugo Award winner for short fiction, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He’s a senior editor at Locus magazine, and lives in Berkeley, California, with his family. Every month he writes a new story for his Patreon supporters at patreon.com/timpratt.
Ace currently lives and works in Oakland, CA with her fiancé, Derek, and their pack of wild beasts. She lives with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, dysautonomia, and mast cell activation syndrome, all of which make for a particularly rebellious meatcage.
Ace writes about disability inclusion and representation and has bylines at io9, Huffington Post, Self Magazine, Bustle, and Bitch Media. She’s been featured in an Upworthy video which garnered more than 1.8 million views. Ace’s essay “Who Gets to Say #MeToo?” was published in Fireside Fiction‘s Fireside Quarterly July 2018 edition. Ace’s essay “Nihil De Nobis, Sine Nobis” appeared as part of Uncanny Magazine‘s Kickstarter campaign for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. Her poetry has been published in Breath & Shadow. Her short story, “The Ritual,” appeared in Phobos Magazine. She was a panelist at Worldcon 76. Ace’s voice as a disability activist has also been featured in The Economist, The Guardian, and Chuck Wendig’s terribleminds, and she’s gettin’ pretty good at podcasts.
When not freelancing, Ace is also the co-owner of Ace is the co-owner of Harper’s Promise, an in-home pet euthanasia, hospice and palliative care company. You can find link to her work at stayweirdbekind.com and she tweets @mortuaryreport.
Nicasio Andres Reed is a Filipino–American writer and poet whose work has appeared in Queers Destroy Science Fiction!, Strange Horizons, Shimmer, Liminality, Inkscrawl, and Beyond: The Queer Sci–Fi and Fantasy Comics Anthology. A member of the Queer Asian SF/F/H Illuminati, Nico currently lives in Madison, WI. Find him on Twitter @NicasioSilang.
Julia Rios is a writer, editor, podcaster, and narrator. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, and Goblin Fruit. Currently the Fiction Editor for Fireside Magazine, she won the Hugo award in 2017 as Poetry and Reprint editor for Uncanny Magazine, and was a Hugo finalist as a Senior Fiction Editor for Strange Horizons. She is a co-host of The Skiffy and Fanty Show, a general SF discussion podcast, and Walkthrough, a discussion of exercise and geekery with Amal El-Mohtar and Layla Al-Bedawi. She has narrated stories for Podcastle, Pseudopod, and Cast of Wonders.
Rebecca Roanhorse is an Ohkay Owingeh/Black writer of Indigenous futurisms. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pug. Her debut novel Trail of Lightning (Book One of the Sixth World series) is available summer 2018 from Saga Press, and her children’s book Race to the Sun is coming in 2019 from Rick Riordan Presents. Her short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience (TM)” is on the 2017 Nebula Recommended Reading List.
Her nonfiction can be found in Invisible 3: Essays and Poems on Representation in SF/F, Strange Horizons, and the upcoming How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (Macmillan).