Speakers

A

A

Daniel Abraham Writer/Producer
Ira Alexandre  |  Lady Business, Contributing Editor
K.G. Anderson  |  Writer Way / UnCommon Sense, writer
Prema Arasu  |  University of Western Australia, PhD candidate and emerging writer (prema.arasu@research.uwa.edu.au)
Katrina Archer  |  Little Blue Marble, Author, Editor, Publisher
Ty Arnold  |  Vital Life Services, Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Amanda Arthur-Struss  |  Rainbow Lizard Design / Des Moines Science Fiction & Fantasy Society, Artist - Owner / President of Charity Non-Profit
Margot Atwell  |  Kickstarter, Head of Publishing
Jason Aukerman  |  Indiana University-Purdue University, Managing Director, Center for Ray Bradbury Studies; Professor of American Studies and English, IUPUI
Z Aung Doctor

B

B

Lars Backstrom  |  auticon, IT Consultant
James Bacon Train Driver
Yasser Bahjatt  |  Jeddi High Council, Master of The Order
Rena Barron Author
Jan Bass  |  Programme, Yarnbombing Project
Kenn Bates Principal Engineer/Scientist
E. J. Beaton Writer
Joshua Bilmes President
Holly Black Author
Sam Blackley  |  freelance, Television Producer
Kent Bloom Business Meeting Chair
Paula Boer  |  Self-employed
Cameron Bolinger  |  Explorasaurus Studios, Video Game Developer/Marketer
Gregory Norman Bossert  |  Author & Filmmaker, Supervising Artist, Industrial Light & Magic
Robbie Bourget Art Show
Karen Bovenmyer  |  PseudoPod Horror Podcast Magazine, Assistant Editor
K Tempest Bradford  |  Writing the Other, Creative Writing Instructor
Kaitlin R. Branch Document specialist
Libia Brenda  |  Independent, Editor and author
David Brin  |  Futures Unlimited
Greg Broadmore  |  Weta Workshop, Studio Director, Weta Gameshop
Wendy Browne  |  Women Write About Comics, Publisher
Andi C. Buchanan  |  Writer
Kelly Buehler  |  CoNZealand, Business Chair
Jean Bürlesk  |  Science Fiction and Fantasy Society Luxembourg, writer

C

C

Silvia Caldararu Scientist
Gregor Cameron  |  FatCircus, Creative Practitioner/ Researcher, Actor
David Carmel  |  Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Siobhan Carroll  |  University of Delaware
Jeffrey A. Carver  |  SFWA, Starstream Publications, author (The Chaos Chronicles)
L. Suzanne Casement  |  Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Engineer
Norman Cates  |  CoNZealand, Co-Chair- Experience
Queenie Chan Manga & Comic Book Writer-Artist
Ash Charlton  |  ACE TRAINING, Creative Director
Curtis Chen  |  SFWA, Secretary
Qiufan Chen  |  Thema Mundi
Joyce Chng Writer and Editor
C. L. Clark  |  Escape Artists Inc. (Editor), Writer/Editor
Neil Clarke  |  Clarkesworld Magazine, Editor
Kat Clay Writer
Gina Cole Writer
Corey J. White VoidWitch
Craig Cormick  |  Self, author
Mike Cosgrave  |  University Collge Cork/Irish Games Association, Lecturer/Chair
Vida Cruz Writer/Editor/Artist
Arwen Curry  |  Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, Director/Producer

D

D

Eric Dahlstrom  |  SpaceBase, Co-founder
Jack Dann Writer (and Adjunct Senior Fellow, University of Queensland)
Ellen Datlow editor
Dave Agnew  |  Little Hook Press
Morgan Davie  |  Taleturn Ltd, Game designer/writer
Jessica Davis PhD Candidate
Debora Godfrey Writing as Debora Godfrey
Stephen Dedman Writer, RPG designer, book reviewer
Pablo Defendini  |  Fireside, Publisher & Art Director
Natalie Devitt  |  Galactic Journey blog, Associate Writer
SB Divya Author, Co-Editor of Escape Pod, Data Scientist
Cory Doctorow Writer
Zach Dodson  |  featherproof books, Associate Professor, Author
Tsana Dolichva Astrophysicist, editor
Aidan Doyle Writer and Editor
Andy Dudak Writer/Translator
Shaun Duke  |  Bemidji State University / The Skiffy and Fanty Show, Podcaster / Editor / Professor
Andi Dukleth  |  Accidental Aliens and KPBS News, Independent Comic Artist and Video Journalist
Thoraiya Dyer Writer, archer, veterinarian

E

E

Amal El-Mohtar  |  University of Ottawa, Writer
Timothy Ellis  |  The Hunter Legacy Universe / WriterSanctum author forum, Indie Author
Glen Engel-Cox  |  Blue Agama Associates, Writer
Mark English  |  Clarinspect, Founder, Writer, Fan of chillipeppers.
Alison Evans author
Gadi Evron Entrepreneur, cyber security professional, convention volunteer.

F

F

Yilun Fan  |  Chengdu Eight Light Minutes Culture, Brand PR Director
Sara Felix  |  ASFA, President
Carl Fink  |  Learning Guild, Lead Instructional Designer
Richard Finn  |  University of the Sunshine Coast, PhD candidate and MPC
AJ Fitzwater  |  Author, Author
Geneve Flynn Editor
Penelope Flynn  |  LLC, Author/Publisher
Phil Foglio Cartoonist, author, whatever
Edward Fortune  |  Starburst Magazine, Literary Editor,
Anne-Louise Fortune  |  Independent Scholar, Popular Culture - taken seriously
Erica Frank  |  Galactic Journey, Archivist, Production Editor
Valerie Estelle Frankel  |  Silicon Valley Authors in the vendors room
Jason Franks Author, Engineer, Data Scientist
Taiyo Fujii  |  SFWJ, Writer and Director

G

G

Sarah Gailey Ne'er do well
David Gallaher  |  CoNZealand, Business Vice Chair
Chris Garcia  |  Team Journey Planet, Editor
Christopher Gee Concert Sound Engineer, Writer, Photographer, Student (Development / Writing / Philosophy)
Kieron Gillen Writer
Richard Gilliam  |  Self, Author/Editor
Max Gladstone Writer
Carolina Gomez Lagerlöf Patent examiner
Candice Michelle Goodwin  |  RWC Productions, Founder & Principal
Liz Gorinsky  |  Erewhon Books, Publisher
Steff Green Author
Jude-Marie Green  |  Broad Universe
R.W.W. Greene  |  Angry Robot Books, Writer/ Educator
Daryl Gregory Writer
Michael Grossberg  |  Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS, www.lfs.org), journalist, theater/film critic, LFS co-founder, board member, Prometheus judge
Sarah Gulde  |  Star Trek Quarterly, Editor In Chief
Caren Gussoff Sumption Writer, tarot reader, mental health professional

H

H

Mandy Hager  |  NZ Society of Authors, Writer
Joe Haldeman Author
Stuart Hardwick  |  cStuartHardwick.com, Author
Alix Harrow Author
Cassie Hart Writer
Terrie Hashimoto Book reviewer
Maria Haskins Writer, reviewer and translator
Peter Hassall  |  Stunt Guild of New Zealand, Stunt performer, fight choreographer, freelance researcher and writer
Sam Hawke Author
Morgan Hazelwood Writer, Blogger, Vlogger
John Hedtke  |  Double Tall Consulting, Author/Writer/Consultant
Whiti Hereaka Writer
Benjamin Hewett  |  Author / Juggler / Enthusiast
Tore Høie  |  Fringilla, Author
Bill Higgins  |  Fermilab, Radation Physicist
Greg Hills  |  ., .
Marie Hodgkinson Publisher
Julie Hofmann or ADMedievalist Professor of History
Erica Holcomb  |  Explorasaurus Studios, Game Developer and designer, writer
Dylan Horrocks  |  Victoria University of Wellington, Senior Lecturer
Barbara Howe Writer
Lynelle Howell  |  CoNZealand, Experience Vice Chair
SL Huang Author
Judith Huang Author/Translator
Duncan Hubber  |  Federation University Australia, Researcher

I

I

Maiya Ibrahim Author
Takeshi Ikeda  |  Science Fiction Fangroups’ Association of Nippon, Secretariat
Wataru Ishigame  |  Tokyo Sogensha (Publisher), Editor
Valentin Ivanov  |  European Southern Observatory, Staff Astronomer

J

J

Maquel A. Jacob  |  MAJart Works, Owner
Edward James  |  none, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History
Tim Jones Science fiction and climate fiction author, poet, anthologist who is also a climate change activist
Adri Joy  |  Nerds of a Feather, Co-editor

K

K

PR K Field Engineering Manager
Vylar Kaftan writer
Snezana Kanacki CRA - clinical research assosiate
Diane Kelly  |  UMass Amherst, Senior Research Fellow
L.J. Kendall  |  L. J. Kendall Publishing, Author
Kara Kennedy Researcher / Nonfiction Writer
Marguerite Kenner  |  EA, Co-owner
Graci Kim  |  Rick Riordan Presents, Author
Sharon King  |  ACMRS; Les enfans sans abri, Scholar, Actor
Benjamin C. Kinney  |  Escape Pod, Assistant Editor
Russell Kirkpatrick Author of fantasy and atlases, Lecturer in Global Studies
Marcin "Alqua" Klak  |  Fandom Rover
Mari Kotani  |  Meiji University, Science Fiction Critic
Edward A. Kramer  |  Wizards of Hollywood Productions, Executive Producer
Gerard Kraus  |  Science Fiction & Fantasy Society Luxembourg, President
Tommy Kucera  |  Dept of Mathematics, Associate Professor
Taru Kumara-Moisio Teacher of Finnish and literature; fantasy author

L

L

Mercedes Lackey  |  High Flight Arts and Letters, Guest of Honor
Mur Lafferty author/podcaster/editor
Richard (Rik) Lagarto Writer, Narrative Designer, Lecturer
Laura (El) Lam  |  Edinburgh Napier University, SFF Writer & Creative Writing Lecturer
Brent Lambert  |  FIYAH Literary Magazine, Social Media Manager
AJ Lancaster Author
Ceinwen Langley Scriptwriter, Game Writer, Author
Glenda Larke author
Bill Lawhorn Economist
J.r.h. Lawless  |  J.R.H. Lawless, SF Author, Space Lawyer
Jody Lee Artist
Soon Lee Researcher (Ecology, Yeast, Wine)
Amelia Lee  |  Chengdu Eight Light Minutes Culture, Editor
Stina Leicht Author, Podcaster
Sloane Leong Writer and cartoonist
Fred Lerner Historian and Bibliographer
David D. Levine Science Fiction Writer
L. D. Lewis  |  FIYAH Literary Magazine, Art Director + Project Manager
Alex Li  |  Future Affairs Administration, Partner
Claire Light Writer
Likhain Artist, Writer, Dev
Simon Litten Senior Financial Analyst
Mark Loney  |  The Space Wastrel
Kin-Ming Looi  |  -, Information Security Consultant
Danny Lore  |  Fiyah Magazine, Writer/Editor
Michelle Lovi  |  Odyssey Books, Publisher
Casey Lucas  |  Seven Seas Entertainment, Editor
Catherine Lundoff  |  Queen of Swords Press, Publisher
Perrianne Lurie Public Health Physician
Michael Lutomski  |  Former NASA SpaceX Blue Origin and others, Aerospace Consultant, speaker, Sci-Fi Enthusiast
Bradford Lyau Entrepreneur and Independent Scholar
Jenn Lyons  |  Tor Books, author

M

M

Lei Ma  |  Interplanetary Immigration Center, Data Scientist
Bren MacDibble Children's and YA Writer
Jennifer Mace Author & Podcaster
M Evan Macgriogair Author/Singer
Laurie Mann Programme Staff
Gideon Marcus  |  Galactic Journey (and Journey Press), Founder
Lorelei Marcus  |  Galactic Journey, Senior Writer
Janice Marcus  |  Galactic Journey, Journey Press, Editor
Helen Marshall  |  University of Queensland, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Arkady Martine author (and city planner, climate/energy policy advisor, historian)
Mat Danaher  |  SpecFicNZ, Webmaster / Podcaster
J J Mathews  |  Mouse Moon Press, Project Manager, Author, Speaker and Game Designer
Trish Matson Journalist
Steph Matuku Writer
Tod McCoy  |  Hydra House Books, Publisher
Ian McDonald writer
Caemasache McKenna  |  Full Sail University, Course Director
Sean McMullen Author
Catherine S. McMullen Screenwriter
Denika Mead Author and Student
Farah Mendlesohn  |  BSFA, Charity Developer; Author
Andrew Milner  |  Monash University, Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature
Dohjin Miyamoto  |  University of Tsukuba, researcher
Mary Anne Mohanraj  |  University of Illinois / Speculative Literature Foundation, Clinical Associate Professor / Executive Director
Mimi Mondal  |  Self, Author and Editor
Helen Montgomery  |  Chicago in 2022 Worldcon Bid, Bid Co-Chair
Joe Monti  |  Saga Press, Editorial Director
Fiona Moore Professor
Stephen Mulholland  |  Alpacas Rampant, Farmer/Writer
Deborah Munro  |  University of Canterbury, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Lee Murray Writer-editor
Marta Murvosh  |  Broad Universe, Treasurer

N

N

Ben Nathan Retro Hugos Director
Chris Nelson Library Manager
Kalin M. Nenov  |  Human Library Foundation, Creative Director
Raewyn Nevin Retired civil engineer
Ion Newcombe  |  AntipodeanSF, Editor
James Davis Nicoll  |  James Nicoll Reviews / University of Waterloo Theatre Centre, Book Reviewer/Theatre Staff
Christian Nicolson  |  little hero pictures, director
G. David Nordley  |  Self Employed, writer, consultant
Errick Nunnally Author & Designer

O

O

Brandon O'Brien  |  FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, Writer/Editor
Kyoko Ogushi  |  CoNZealand, Program Braintrust
Yen Ooi Writer, Researcher, and Editor
Hirotaka Osawa  |  University of Tsukuba, Assistant Professor
Emma Osborne Writer

P

P

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom  |  SpaceBase, Co-Founder
Ada Palmer Novelist & Historian
Carole Parker Surface Design Artist
H.G. Parry Author
Carrie Patel  |  Obsidian Entertainment, Senior Narrative Designer/Writer
Maree Pavletich  |  CoNZealand, Experience Facilitator
Matthew Pavletich 'Space Geek'
Kaisa Pellinen  |  F
David Peterson Language Creator
John Picacio Professional Artist
Eric Picholle  |  CNRS (France) & author, Research physicist
Alexandra Pierce History teacher
Sarah Pinsker  |  SFWA, Director-at-Large
Susana Polo  |  Polygon.com, Comics Editor
A.j. Ponder Author
Mason A. Porter  |  University of California, Professor of Mathematics
Barbara Postema  |  Massey University, Senior Lecturer
David (Marti Ward) Powers  |  Flinders University of South Australia, Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science
Karen Purcell  |  Woodsdale Animal Hospital, Veterinarian

Q

Q

R

R

Dan Rabarts  |  Writer
Rivqa Rafael Writer
Cat Rambo  |  Cat Rambo, Writer
Tonia Ransom  |  NIGHTLIGHT Podcast, Creator & Executive Producer
Mikko Rauhala SF author
Jane Rawson Writer
Sultana Raza Free-lance writer
Juliana Rew  |  Third Flatiron Publishing, Editor and Publisher
Galina Rin  |  Death Ingloria, Musician
Bill Ritch  |  The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, president
Isa Ritchie Writer
Tansy Rayner Roberts author, podcaster
Kevin Roche  |  International Costumers' Guild, President
Claire Rousseau Booktuber, book reviewer, BooktubeSFF awards judge, video/audio editor
Jane Routley writer/railway worker
Nigel Rowe  |  Feeding America, Senior Project Manager MarTech | Researcher History of SF Fandom in New Zealand
Alexandra Rowland Author, Podcaster
Janna Ruth Writer
Christopher Ruz  |  Al Taqwa College, High School Teacher

S

S

Michael Sands  |  Generic Games, Game designer
Courtney Schafer Author & Engineer
Edmund Schluessel  |  International School of Helsinki, Teacher of mathematics
Lawrence M. Schoen  |  Paper Golem LLC, Author
Karl Schroeder Author and Futurist
Alison Scott  |  2020 GUFF Delegate
Chuck Serface  |  Suicide and Crisis Services of Santa Clara County, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Counselor
Cliona Shakespeare  |  University of Jyväskylä, PhD student (physics)
Zena Shapter  |  Zena Shapter, Writer, Editor, Mentor, Book Creator, Tutor, Story Judge, Inclusive Creativity Advocate
Michael Sheffield  |  Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Software Engineeer
Raymond Sheh  |  Georgetown University, Research Professor
Randall Shepherd  |  CoNZealand, Con Volunteer and Attorney ;)
Shimada Yooichi translator
Harun Siljak  |  CONNECT Centre For Future Networks and Communications, Marie Curie Research Fellow
Luis F. Silva Author
Steven Silver  |  SFWA, Event Coordinator
Karen Simpson Nikakis  |  SOV Media, author
Elsa Sjunneson Author & Editor
Marguerite Smith  |  Glasgow 2024
Melinda Snodgrass  |  Stealing Fire Productions Inc., writer/producer
Cat Sparks author
Wayne Stables  |  Weta Digital, Visual Effects Supervisor
Jesper Stage Professor of economics
Alan Stewart Senior Editor
Joe Struss  |  Iowa Valley Comm. College District, DL Coordinator / Programming Instructor / LARP writer / Videographer
Alasdair Stuart  |  Escape Artists Inc., Co-owner
Helen Stubbs  |  Writers Activation, Galactic Chat, Writer, journalist, podcaster
Min Su Writer
Lucy Sussex  |  Self Employed, writer

T

T

Takayuki Tatsumi  |  Keio University, Professor of English and American Literature
Dave Taylor  |  ARISS
Sunny Teich  |  Victoria University of Wellington, Effects Designer
Lynne Thomas  |  Uncanny Magazine, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher
John Tilden  |  The Heinlein Society, President
John Toon Fool/Mystic
Belma Torres Social Worker/Case Manager
William C. Tracy  |  Space Wizard Science Fantasy, Author
Liza Trombi  |  Locus Magazine, Editor in Chief
Michi Trota  |  Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Editor-in-Chief

U

U

Erin Underwood Down Under Fan Fund Delegate

V

V

Jo Van  |  CoNZealand, Platform Services Team
Gerard van Belle  |  Lowell Observatory, Astronomer
Simon Vance  |  Self, Audiobook Narrator
Carrie Vaughn Author
Ville Vuorela  |  Reforged Studios, Author, Game Designer

W

W

Phoebe Wagner  |  University of Nevada at Reno, Writer, PhD Student, Columnist at Nerds of a Feather
Zak Waipara  |  Auckland University of Technology, Lecturer
Diane Walton  |  On Spec Magazine, Managing Editor
Regina Kanyu Wang  |  Storycom, Overseas market director
Kyla Lee Ward  |  Prea Press, Writer / Actor
Paul Weimer Writer, Reviewer, Podcaster
Robinne Weiss Author / Educator
Tom Whitmore  |  fan
Rem Wigmore Writer
Yudhanjaya Wijeratne  |  LIRNEasia, Author / Data Scientist
Erin Wilcox  |  Amazing Stories/Wilcox Editing, Writer/Editor
Fran Wilde Author
Sheila Williams  |  Asimov's Science Fiction, Editor
Sean Williams  |  Flinders University, Senior Lecturer
F. Paul Wilson  |  LFS, writer
Alyssa Winans Illustrator
Chris Winspear  |  Manifester 3D, Founder / Writer
Gary K Wolfe  |  Locus Magazine, Reviewer and contributing editor
Navah Wolfe Editor

X

X

Tony Xia  |  Chengdu Eight Light-Minutes Culture, Film Program Director

Y

Y

Ben Yalow  |  CoNZealand, Facilities DH
Yugen Yashima Author https://yashimayugen.com/en
Ryn Yee Editor and Writer
E. Lily Yu Author

Z

Z

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