Speakers

A

A

Writer/Producer
Lady Business
Contributing Editor
Writer Way / UnCommon Sense
writer
University of Western Australia
PhD candidate and emerging writer (prema.arasu@research.uwa.edu.au)
Little Blue Marble
Author, Editor, Publisher
Vital Life Services
Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Rainbow Lizard Design / Des Moines Science Fiction & Fantasy Society
Artist - Owner / President of Charity Non-Profit
Kickstarter
Head of Publishing
Indiana University-Purdue University
Managing Director, Center for Ray Bradbury Studies; Professor of American Studies and English, IUPUI
Doctor

B

B

auticon
IT Consultant
Train Driver
Jeddi High Council
Master of The Order
Programme
Yarnbombing Project
Principal Engineer/Scientist
President
freelance
Television Producer
Business Meeting Chair
Self-employed
Explorasaurus Studios
Video Game Developer/Marketer
Author & Filmmaker
Supervising Artist, Industrial Light & Magic
Art Show
PseudoPod Horror Podcast Magazine
Assistant Editor
Writing the Other
Creative Writing Instructor
Document specialist
Independent
Editor and author
Futures Unlimited
Weta Workshop
Studio Director, Weta Gameshop
Women Write About Comics
Publisher
CoNZealand
Business Chair
Science Fiction and Fantasy Society Luxembourg
writer

C

C

FatCircus
Creative Practitioner/ Researcher, Actor
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
University of Delaware
SFWA, Starstream Publications
author (The Chaos Chronicles)
Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Engineer
CoNZealand
Co-Chair- Experience
Manga & Comic Book Writer-Artist
ACE TRAINING
Creative Director
SFWA
Secretary
Thema Mundi
Writer and Editor
Escape Artists Inc. (Editor)
Writer/Editor
Clarkesworld Magazine
Editor
Writer
Self
author
University Collge Cork/Irish Games Association
Lecturer/Chair
Writer/Editor/Artist
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
Director/Producer

D

D

SpaceBase
Co-founder
Writer (and Adjunct Senior Fellow, University of Queensland)
Little Hook Press
Taleturn Ltd
Game designer/writer
PhD Candidate
Writing as Debora Godfrey
Writer, RPG designer, book reviewer
Fireside
Publisher & Art Director
Galactic Journey blog
Associate Writer
Author, Co-Editor of Escape Pod, Data Scientist
featherproof books
Associate Professor, Author
Astrophysicist, editor
Writer and Editor
Writer/Translator
Bemidji State University / The Skiffy and Fanty Show
Podcaster / Editor / Professor
Accidental Aliens and KPBS News
Independent Comic Artist and Video Journalist
Writer, archer, veterinarian

E

E

University of Ottawa
Writer
The Hunter Legacy Universe / WriterSanctum author forum
Indie Author
Blue Agama Associates
Writer
Clarinspect
Founder, Writer, Fan of chillipeppers.
Entrepreneur, cyber security professional, convention volunteer.

F

F

Chengdu Eight Light Minutes Culture
Brand PR Director
ASFA
President
Learning Guild
Lead Instructional Designer
University of the Sunshine Coast
PhD candidate and MPC
Author
Author
LLC
Author/Publisher
Cartoonist, author, whatever
Starburst Magazine
Literary Editor,
Independent Scholar
Popular Culture - taken seriously
Galactic Journey
Archivist, Production Editor
Silicon Valley Authors in the vendors room
Author, Engineer, Data Scientist
SFWJ
Writer and Director

G

G

Ne'er do well
CoNZealand
Business Vice Chair
Team Journey Planet
Editor
Concert Sound Engineer, Writer, Photographer, Student (Development / Writing / Philosophy)
Self
Author/Editor
Patent examiner
RWC Productions
Founder & Principal
Erewhon Books
Publisher
Broad Universe
Angry Robot Books
Writer/ Educator
Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS, www.lfs.org)
journalist, theater/film critic, LFS co-founder, board member, Prometheus judge
Star Trek Quarterly
Editor In Chief
Writer, tarot reader, mental health professional

H

H

NZ Society of Authors
Writer
Author
cStuartHardwick.com
Author
Book reviewer
Writer, reviewer and translator
Stunt Guild of New Zealand
Stunt performer, fight choreographer, freelance researcher and writer
Writer, Blogger, Vlogger
Double Tall Consulting
Author/Writer/Consultant
Author / Juggler / Enthusiast
Fringilla
Author
Fermilab
Radation Physicist
Professor of History
Explorasaurus Studios
Game Developer and designer, writer
Victoria University of Wellington
Senior Lecturer
CoNZealand
Experience Vice Chair
Author
Author/Translator
Federation University Australia
Researcher

I

I

Science Fiction Fangroups’ Association of Nippon
Secretariat
Tokyo Sogensha (Publisher)
Editor
European Southern Observatory
Staff Astronomer

J

J

MAJart Works
Owner
none
Emeritus Professor of Medieval History
Science fiction and climate fiction author, poet, anthologist who is also a climate change activist
Nerds of a Feather
Co-editor

K

K

Field Engineering Manager
CRA - clinical research assosiate
UMass Amherst
Senior Research Fellow
L. J. Kendall Publishing
Author
Researcher / Nonfiction Writer
Rick Riordan Presents
Author
ACMRS; Les enfans sans abri
Scholar, Actor
Escape Pod
Assistant Editor
Author of fantasy and atlases, Lecturer in Global Studies
Meiji University
Science Fiction Critic
Wizards of Hollywood Productions
Executive Producer
Science Fiction & Fantasy Society Luxembourg
President
Dept of Mathematics
Associate Professor
Teacher of Finnish and literature; fantasy author

L

L

High Flight Arts and Letters
Guest of Honor
author/podcaster/editor
Writer, Narrative Designer, Lecturer
Edinburgh Napier University
SFF Writer & Creative Writing Lecturer
FIYAH Literary Magazine
Social Media Manager
Scriptwriter, Game Writer, Author
J.R.H. Lawless
SF Author, Space Lawyer
Artist
Researcher (Ecology, Yeast, Wine)
Chengdu Eight Light Minutes Culture
Editor
Author, Podcaster
Writer and cartoonist
Historian and Bibliographer
Science Fiction Writer
FIYAH Literary Magazine
Art Director + Project Manager
Future Affairs Administration
Partner
Artist, Writer, Dev
Senior Financial Analyst
The Space Wastrel
-
Information Security Consultant
Fiyah Magazine
Writer/Editor
Odyssey Books
Publisher
Seven Seas Entertainment
Editor
Queen of Swords Press
Publisher
Public Health Physician
Former NASA SpaceX Blue Origin and others
Aerospace Consultant, speaker, Sci-Fi Enthusiast
Entrepreneur and Independent Scholar
Tor Books
author

M

M

Interplanetary Immigration Center
Data Scientist
Children's and YA Writer
Author & Podcaster
Programme Staff
Galactic Journey (and Journey Press)
Founder
Galactic Journey
Senior Writer
Galactic Journey, Journey Press
Editor
University of Queensland
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
author (and city planner, climate/energy policy advisor, historian)
SpecFicNZ
Webmaster / Podcaster
Mouse Moon Press
Project Manager, Author, Speaker and Game Designer
Hydra House Books
Publisher
writer
Full Sail University
Course Director
Author and Student
BSFA
Charity Developer; Author
Monash University
Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature
University of Tsukuba
researcher
University of Illinois / Speculative Literature Foundation
Clinical Associate Professor / Executive Director
Self
Author and Editor
Chicago in 2022 Worldcon Bid
Bid Co-Chair
Saga Press
Editorial Director
Alpacas Rampant
Farmer/Writer
University of Canterbury
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Writer-editor
Broad Universe
Treasurer

N

N

Retro Hugos Director
Library Manager
Human Library Foundation
Creative Director
Retired civil engineer
AntipodeanSF
Editor
James Nicoll Reviews / University of Waterloo Theatre Centre
Book Reviewer/Theatre Staff
little hero pictures
director
Self Employed
writer, consultant
Author & Designer

O

O

FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction
Writer/Editor
CoNZealand
Program Braintrust
Writer, Researcher, and Editor
University of Tsukuba
Assistant Professor

P

P

Novelist & Historian
Surface Design Artist
Obsidian Entertainment
Senior Narrative Designer/Writer
CoNZealand
Experience Facilitator
'Space Geek'
Language Creator
Professional Artist
CNRS (France) & author
Research physicist
History teacher
SFWA
Director-at-Large
Polygon.com
Comics Editor
University of California
Professor of Mathematics
Massey University
Senior Lecturer
Flinders University of South Australia
Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science
Woodsdale Animal Hospital
Veterinarian

Q

Q

R

R

Cat Rambo
Writer
NIGHTLIGHT Podcast
Creator & Executive Producer
Free-lance writer
Third Flatiron Publishing
Editor and Publisher
Death Ingloria
Musician
The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
president
author, podcaster
International Costumers' Guild
President
Booktuber, book reviewer, BooktubeSFF awards judge, video/audio editor
writer/railway worker
Feeding America
Senior Project Manager MarTech | Researcher History of SF Fandom in New Zealand
Author, Podcaster
Al Taqwa College
High School Teacher

S

S

Generic Games
Game designer
Author & Engineer
International School of Helsinki
Teacher of mathematics
Paper Golem LLC
Author
Author and Futurist
2020 GUFF Delegate
Suicide and Crisis Services of Santa Clara County
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Counselor
University of Jyväskylä
PhD student (physics)
Zena Shapter
Writer, Editor, Mentor, Book Creator, Tutor, Story Judge, Inclusive Creativity Advocate
Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Software Engineeer
Georgetown University
Research Professor
CoNZealand
Con Volunteer and Attorney ;)
translator
CONNECT Centre For Future Networks and Communications
Marie Curie Research Fellow
SFWA
Event Coordinator
SOV Media
author
Author & Editor
Glasgow 2024
Stealing Fire Productions Inc.
writer/producer
Weta Digital
Visual Effects Supervisor
Professor of economics
Senior Editor
Iowa Valley Comm. College District
DL Coordinator / Programming Instructor / LARP writer / Videographer
Escape Artists Inc.
Co-owner
Writers Activation, Galactic Chat
Writer, journalist, podcaster
Writer
Self Employed
writer

T

T

Keio University
Professor of English and American Literature
Victoria University of Wellington
Effects Designer
Uncanny Magazine
Co-Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher
The Heinlein Society
President
Fool/Mystic
Social Worker/Case Manager
Space Wizard Science Fantasy
Author
Locus Magazine
Editor in Chief
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
Editor-in-Chief

U

U

Down Under Fan Fund Delegate

V

V

CoNZealand
Platform Services Team
Lowell Observatory
Astronomer
Self
Audiobook Narrator
Reforged Studios
Author, Game Designer

W

W

University of Nevada at Reno
Writer, PhD Student, Columnist at Nerds of a Feather
Auckland University of Technology
Lecturer
On Spec Magazine
Managing Editor
Storycom
Overseas market director
Prea Press
Writer / Actor
Writer, Reviewer, Podcaster
Author / Educator
Writer
LIRNEasia
Author / Data Scientist
Amazing Stories/Wilcox Editing
Writer/Editor
Asimov's Science Fiction
Editor
Flinders University
Senior Lecturer
Illustrator
Manifester 3D
Founder / Writer
Locus Magazine
Reviewer and contributing editor
Editor

X

X

Chengdu Eight Light-Minutes Culture
Film Program Director

Y

Y

CoNZealand
Facilities DH
Author https://yashimayugen.com/en
Editor and Writer

Z

Z

The Skiffy and Fanty Show
Audio Editor, Podcast Producer and Co-Host
St. Mary's University of San Antonio, TX
Professor