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Katrina Archer is the author of dark fantasy The Tree of Souls and YA fantasy Untalented. A professional engineer, she lives on her sailboat in Vancouver, BC, and has worked in aerospace, video games and film.
Dyslexic author Aviva Bel’Harold has written several YA books, 3 self-published, 1 hybrid and the latest fully published through Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy. She does several signings a month as well as speaking in schools and other events.
Rob Boffard is a South African author, journalist and rapper. His Outer Earth scifi trilogy is published worldwide by Orbit Books, and he writes about music and tech for The Guardian, Wired Magazine and more.
Brenda Carre writes in a variety of genres. Her short fiction can be found in the Magazine of F&Sf, Fiction River Anthologies and in many other venues. Brenda’s WIP is a Dark Fantasy paralleling Canada’s mythic West Coast during the age of sail.
Born to British parents in Colombia, Cary immigrated to Canada as a child. Her alma mater is in Whitehorse, YT; she served 27 years in the Canadian military, is a life member of the ASFA, and a self-published author. She resides in Victoria, BC.
Peter Darbyshire is the author of five novels, including the Cross series of supernatural thrillers written under the pen name Peter Roman. He also writes for the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers.
Graham J. Darling
Dr. Graham D Darling designs new molecules with weird properties. As Graham J Darling (from another middle name), he writes as fiction what the world isn’t ready for as fact. As Doctor Carus, he demonstrates medieval sci/tech to scholars of all ages.
Frank Garcia was a SF media magazine journalist for 20 years and is the co-author of two books on science fiction television series for McFarland & Company. Currently he works as a freelance video editor.
Catherine is a television writer with 15 credited scripts, plus published short stories + poems. Upcoming: two poems in Tesseracts 20 plus a story in Polar Borealis. Awards: 3 WOTF Honorable Mentions, 2 Auroras (fan) for Ether Patrol + Neology.
Ari Goldstein has been a conrunner for over 20 years. He is a practicing attorney in the state of Washington. He has been involved in alternative communities for over two decades. He is an aggressive advocate and a proud Social Justice Warrior-Mage.
I have been published in indy/underground comics for many decades, beginning in the 1970s. 40 issue Naughty Bits series published by Fantagraphics in the 1990s to early 2000s. Currently working on all sorts of oddball projects.
Kevin Harkness is a writer of YA Fantasy novels and short stories in a number of genres. His City of Demons series is published by Tyche Books.
Chris (CC) Humphreys
Arthur Ellis winning Author of ‘Plague’, Chris is an actor, novelist, and swordsman. He has written the fantasy ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn’ and its sequel, out this Fall, ‘The Hunt of the Dragon.’
Rissa Johnson is a speculative fiction and sonnet writer, and a technical editor.
Alisha A. Knaff lives in Seattle with her cat–Henry Thomas, aka Hal–and the Ents upstairs who stomp to remind her she should be writing. The Seattle of her dreams is filled with fantastical creatures, but there is still pho. There’s always pho.
Ellen Michelle Koehler
Ellen is the Managing Editor for Reality Skimming Press, a small optimistic sci-fi publisher, and a technical writer. She has a degree in English & Publishing from SFU, and loves fawning over the lesser-loved characters of various popular franchises.
Have coordinated the Vancouver Region of the National Novel Writing Month Event since 2013.
I’m the author of several books, with two new ones due out this year. I’m an experienced speaker and teacher of writing in a variety of genres.
Julie McGalliard is a writer and occasional cartoonist. Her first novel, Waking Up Naked in Strange Places, was released in 2015.
Donna McMahon started publishing SF with her novel Dance of Knives (Tor 2001) set in future Vancouver. Lately she’s turned from future to past history, with her murder mystery Death Fully Justified set in Vancouver in 1920. She lives in Gibsons, BC.
Trevor Melanson is the author of Terminal City, a new dark fantasy novel published by EDGE. He’s also the senior editor of Vancouver Magazine and has edited and written for many major national magazines and newspapers (occasionally, on geeky topics).
Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise, is a Locus Award and Aurora Award finalist. Her collection This Strange Way of Dying was a finalist for the Sunburst Award.
Author of the Lifehack series, the new Rubberman series, as well as short contributions to various anthologies. Joseph leans toward science fiction, slightly ‘hard’, but generally rather character driven as well.
Robert Louis Rabello
Robert Luis Rabello is the author of the Deveran Conflict Series, a unique human wave science fiction series.
Holly Schofield’s short stories have appeared in Lightspeed’s “Women Destroy Science Fiction”, Unlikely Stories, Tesseracts, and many other publications throughout the world. For more of her work, see http://hollyschofield.wordpress.com/. ”
Poet, Playwright, Historical 1st person presenter, Musician, Shakespearean, Educator & Fundraiser, GregRobin keeps many irons glowing in the fires of creativity from his Seattle home, where he plots world dominance through Shakespeare & Ben Franklin.
Author of 10 Alternate History Christian Science Fiction novels, including the 2003 EPPIE winner for SF. He has been a literary contest judge, textbook author, conference speaker, VCON panelist, and is Professor of Math and Computing at TWU.
Christine is a Municpal Liaison (ML) for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The NaNoWriMo organization runs writing events throughout November to push people towards the goal of completing the 1st draft of their novel or other literary work. She also draws comics.
Gareth Von Kallenbach
Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author, and frequent radio guest. He is the creator of the rising entertainment site “Skewed and Reviewed” as well as Skewed and Reviewed: The Magazine.
Vik K. Walker
Award-winning author of paranormal romance and fantasy fiction.