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Dragoncon guests added recently

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Dragoncon guests added recently

Taken from the Dragoncon guest page

Announced: 02/14/2013
Trina Ray
Trina Ray is an astronomer with the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn operated out of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In her current position she coordinates all the Titan science opportunities for the Cassini Mission. She is an active public speaker for NASA, invited to give many talks around the nation.

Announced: 02/11/2013
Lou Anders
Lou Anders is the Hugo Award winning editorial director of Pyr books, a Chesley Award winning Art Director, and the editor of nine anthologies. He has also been nominated five additional Hugos, four additional Chesleys, three WFC awards, and for the PKD, Locus, and Shirley Jackson awards.

Dr. Bob Blackwood
Dr. Bob Blackwood, professor emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago, is the author of one book on films & co-author of another. He has attended Science Fiction & Fantasy conventions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Currrently, he is reviewing films for the Columbia River Reader, Oregon/Washington.

Paul Jenkins
Paul Jenkins is a British comic book writer. He has had much success crossing over into the American comic book market. Primarily working for Marvel Comics, he has had a big part shaping the characters of the company over the past decade. He currently works on the Fablewood Saga.

Rosemary Laurey
Rosemary Laurey is a USA Today Best selling author of vampire, paranormal romance. Her upcoming release is Dark in the Woods out September 2013. She also writes erotica as Madeleine Oh and has written fantasy as Georgia Evans.

T. S. Rider
T. S. Rider started writing in the third grade. Her first story was published in the Golden Visions Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy in October 2009. Her second publication appeared in the Deadly Ink 2010 Short Story Collection. Since then she has concentrated on longer fiction and art work.

Announced: 02/05/2013
Don Coscarelli
Director Don Coscarelli is most known for his Phantasm films as well as Bubba Ho-Tep and Beastmaster. His new film John Dies at the End (starring Paul Giamatti) is sure to be a hit!

Ashley S Field
Ashley Field has been exposed and involved in the paranormal since age seven. Her experiences inspired her to study metaphysical & scientific disciplines to better understand the paranormal. Currently Ashley is ½ of the paranormal team Spirit Hunters of the South. She is a seasoned investigator, researcher and occult practitioner.

John L. Flynn
Three-time Hugo Nominee Dr. John L. Flynn recently had the screenplay for his science fiction novel, The Jovian Dilemma, optioned to be made into a movie, and sold his erotic thriller Intimate Bondage to BelleBooks. He is a psychologist, college dean, and author with the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Ernie Hudson
Ernie is best known from Ghostbusters, The Crow, and HBO’s Oz.

Katherine Kurtz
Katherine Kurtz is best known for the more than 15 books in her Deryni series, which helped establish the modern historical fantasy genre. She has also written the Adept series, five books set in modern-day Scotland, as well as half a dozen others.

Pamela Diane Nance
Pamela Nance, along with her business partner Ashley Field, has appeared in A Haunting on the Discovery Channel, My Ghost Story on A&E/BIO Channel, a paranormal documentary filmed in November, 2012, tentative follow-up guest spots on the TV shows above, and an upcoming guest spot on Darkness Radio.

Doug Sneyd
Doug Sneyd has been under contract with Playboy since 1964 and has had over 450 full-page color cartoons published in the magazine; Dark Horse Comics featured 270 of his cartoons in The Art of Doug Sneyd. The 248-page hardcover book was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.

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Announced: 02/04/2013
Davey Beauchamp
Davey Beauchamp is the creator of Writers for Relief anthology series, the award nominated podcast Amazing Pulp Adventures, Gallifrey Pirate Radio, writer for YAtopia, working with Scaldcrow Games to release a line of RPG Books based on APA, and with Foxhammer Press to release an APA board/card game.

David L Burkhead
David L. Burkhead is a writer and scientist. He is a founder of the SpaceCub concept, a precursor to Rutan’s SpaceShip One and works in Atomic Force Microscopy an enabling technology of Nanotechnology. His Atomic Force Microscopy work has been instrumental in the development of Blu-Ray.

Amanda Conner
Amanda Conner is an American comic book artist and commercial art illustrator. She began her career in the late 1980s for Archie Comics and Marvel Comics, before moving on to contribute work for Claypool Comics’ Soulsearchers and Company and Harris Comics’ Vampirella in the 1990s. Her 2000s work includes Mad Magazine, and such DC Comics characters as Power Girl and Atlee.

Ben Davis
Dr. Ben Davis earned his degrees in Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics from the University of Notre Dame. He taught college for several years on courses ranging from IT and mathematics to astronomy and physics. In the late nineties he took up a career in software development and industrial engineering.

Clay and Susan Griffith
Susan Griffith is part of a husband and wife writing team who are the authors of the Vampire Empire trilogy (Pyr Books); The Greyfriar, The Rift Walker, and The Kingmakers. They are the authors of a forthcoming fantasy trilogy from Del Rey.

Leanna Renee Hieber
Leanna is an actress, playwright and award-winning, nationally bestselling author of Historical Fantasy novels including the Strangely Beautiful, the Magic Most Foul, and upcoming Eterna Files sagas (Tor/Macmillan). A four-time Prism Award winner for genre excellence, her books are translated into several languages, selected for national book club editions.

David Anthony Lee
David is the principal artist of Hatton Cross Steampunk. As an artist and presenter, his focus is “Green Steam” (repurposing found items). His most recent creation, the “Gentleman’s Armored Battle Carriage” (a drivable steampunk tank) will accompany other fun projects including a steampunk Dalek and Séance Machine.

Kelly Lockhart
Kelly Lockhart is a book editor, screenwriter, award-winning journalist, voice actor, musician, longtime television and radio broadcaster, and most well-known to Dragon*Con attendees as the host and founder of the popular Robot Battles competitions.

Erin Patricia Macdonald
Erin Macdonald, Ph.D., is a tattooed astrophysicist working at Cardiff University doing research in gravitational waves for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. She also is a STEM Ambassador and aims to demonstrate to the public how unique physicists can be.

Dan McGirt
Dan McGirt is the author of the Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series of novels (Hero Wanted, Noble Cause, etc.) and other tales. He has written for fantasy RPG settings including Shaintar, Savage Suzerain, and Shards of the Stone. Dan is the founder and publisher of the independent press Trove Books.

Jana Oliver
Jana Oliver is the multi award-winning author of fantasy fiction for teens and adults. From twisted fairy tales to time travelers and rampaging demons, there is no limit to her fertile imagination.

Jimmy Palmiotti
Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi award winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, film writing, development and production, media presentation and video game development.

Linda Robertson
Linda Robertson is the author of the Persephone Alcmedi series from Pocket Books. Shattered Circle, the sixth book in the series featuring witches, waerewolves, and vampires in Cleveland, Ohio, was released in early in 2013.

Eugenie C. Scott
Dr. Eugenie C. Scott is internationally-recognized as an expert on the creationism/evolution controversy and on the nature of science and pseudoscience. She is known to the media for her clear explanations of science, and is a witty and engaging speaker.

Laurie S. Sutton
Laurie S. Sutton is the author of an ongoing series of books for young readers featuring DC Superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern. Other work includes writing Star Trek comics for Marvel, DC, and Malibu Comics. She is a former editor for Marvel and DC Comics.

Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor is the author of Arctic Adventure!, an original Thunderbirds™ novel, as well as The Future Was Fab: The Art of Mike Trim.

James R. Tuck
James R. Tuck was born and raised in The South. Brought up on a steady diet of country music, Jesus, and guns; he’s always been a little weird. Now he writes yarns about monsters, guns, hard-eyed men, and tough as nails women. He puts the DARK in Dark Urban Fantasy.

Billy Dee Williams
The Coolest man in the Galaxy, Billy Dee Williams is loved by millions of fans world wide from his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars universe! His acting career spans over 50 years and hundreds of film and TV roles!



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