"Every step is a first step if it's a step in the right direction."
- Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight
Co-founder of the Science Fiction blog io9, won the 2012 Hugo for her novelette, Six Months, Three Days. Her novel, All the Birds in the Sky won the 2017 Nebula and Locus Awards. Additionally, she was co-editor of the 2006 anthology, “She's Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff," and she appeared on the 2000-2002 incarnation of the game show, To Tell the Truth.
St. Louisan Rick Burchett has done artwork for First Comics, Pacific Comics, Capital Comics, AC Comics, DC Comics (including DC imprints Impact Comics, and Vertigo), and Marvel Comics. Titles include Blackhawk, Batman, The Flash, Black Hood, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, Green Hornet, and She-Hulk. in 2011, Burchett became the artist for the ongoing webcomic Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, written by Greg Rucka. In 2017 Burchett replaced Chuck Ayres as the penciller on the syndicated comic strip Funky Winkerbean. Burchett has shared the Eisner Award twice, for his work on The Batman and Robin Adventures in 1996, and his work on Batman: The Gotham Adventures in 1999.
Vic Milan has published 90 works, including his most recent, The Dinosaur Princess. His numerous stories include the award-winning The Cybernetic Samurai and its sequel, The Cybernetic Shogun. Pseudonymously he’s written dozens of novels for adventure series, including The Guardians, Deathlands, and Outlanders. Vic is also a radio personality, political activist, and motivational speaker. This gifted and charming ad-libber is always a crowd favorite.