Katherine Cross is a Ph.D. student in Information Science at the University of Washington, writer, social critic, and woman about town. Her academic work has focused on a range of topics, including game design, AI ethics, community management, and online harassment, while her critical work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide. Katherine’s speculative fiction focuses on similar themes, and it has appeared in the Lambda Literary Award-nominated collection Nerve Endings and The Verge‘s “Better Worlds” online anthology. She is also a freelance game designer, contributing writing and scenarios to games like the Pathfinder RPG, Eclipse Phase, and the forthcoming game Thirsty Sword Lesbians. She yearns for the robot uprising and is currently writing a book on the subject.
Jennifer Crow is grateful for friends whose words, artwork, and photography inspire both poetry and hope. Her work has appeared in a number of print and electronic venues over the years, most recently in Not One of Us, The Wondrous Real, and Abyss & Apex. You can find out more about her current projects by following @writerjencrow on Twitter.
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.
Nitoo Das is a birder, caricaturist, and poet. Her first collection of poetry, Boki, was published in 2008, and her second, Cyborg Proverbs, was brought out by Poetrywala in 2017. Das’s PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University dealt with constructions of the Assamese Identity under the British. Her poetry has been published in journals like Poetry International Web, Pratilipi, Muse India, Eclectica, Seven Sisters Post, North East Review, Four Quarters Magazine, Poetry with Prakriti, Vayavya, etc. Her interests include birding and bird photography, fractals, comic books, horror films, poetry as hypertext, and translation from Assamese to English. Das teaches literature at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.
Delilah S. Dawson is the NYT-bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, Wake of Vultures and the Shadow series (written as Lila Bowen), and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell series written with Kevin Hearne. Her comics credits include the creator-owned Ladycastle as well as Star Wars Adventures and Forces of Destiny, The X-Files Case Files, Adventure Time, Labyrinth, and Rick and Morty. Find her online at whimsydark.com.
Genevieve DeGuzman was born in the Philippines, raised in Southern California, and graduated from Columbia University. Her most recent speculative work also appears in Abyss & Apex, Flyway, Liminality, LONTAR, Reed Magazine, and Strange Horizons. She is a finalist for the 2018 Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Prize, a finalist for the 2017 Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize, and a winner of the 2017 Oregon Poetry Association’s New Poets Contest. She lives in Portland, Oregon where she works on perfecting her hygge. You can find her on Twitter @gen_deg.
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.
Dilman Dila is a writer, filmmaker, and all-round storyteller. He is the author of A Killing in the Sun, a collection of short speculative stories, and two novellas. Among many accolades, he was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2013), longlisted for the BBC Radio International Playwriting Competition (2014), nominated for Best Novella at the Nommo Awards (2017), and he received an Iowa Writer’s Fellowship in 2017. His films include the masterpiece, What Happened in Room 13 (2007), which has attracted over seven million online views, The Felistas Fable (2013), nominated for Best First Feature by a Director at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (2014) and winner of four major awards at the Uganda Film Festival (2014), and Her Broken Shadow (2017), a sci-fi set in futuristic Africa, which has screened in places like Durban International Film Festival and AFI Silver Theater.
S.B. Divya is a lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma. She enjoys subverting expectations and breaking stereotypes whenever she can. Her short stories have been published at Apex, Tor.com, and other magazines, and her novella Runtime was a Nebula Award finalist. Her writing also appears in the indie game Rogue Wizards. Divya is the co-editor of Escape Pod, a weekly science fiction podcast, with Mur Lafferty. She holds degrees in Computational Neuroscience and Signal Processing, and she worked for twenty years as an electrical engineer before becoming an author. Find out more about her at eff-words.com or on Twitter as @divyastweets.