Panelists from previous years who are not confirmed yet for this year

Seth Skorkowsky

Raised in the swamps and pine forests of East Texas, Seth Skorkowsky gravitated to the darker sides of fantasy, preferring horror and pulp heroes over knights in shining armor. His urban fantasy novel Dämoren released in 2014. Seth also writes sword-and-sorcery adventures with his Tales of the Black Raven series.


Twitter: @SSkorkowsky

Heather Schwartz

Heather Schwartz is the author of the Darkness Falls Series. Darkness Falls and Darkness Falls The Corruption. Heather was at Comicpalooza last year, has been interviewed on the nationally acclaimed radio show hosted by Stu Taylor, given at talk at Lone Star College, and many other pod cast and appearances.

Jeff Dawson

I started writing in 2010 after major back surgery. Since then, I’ve written seventeen books. Genres range from memoirs, science fiction, sports, horror, suspense, military and erotica. Currently have five in the works. There isn’t a topic I won’t try. You can find all my works on Amazon and Goodreads.

Jayme Blaschke

Jayme Lynn Blaschke’s fiction has appeared in InterzoneFast Ships, Black Sails, and Cross Plains Universe, among other places. A collected volume of his SF-themed interviews, Voices of Vision: Creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy Speak, is available from the University of Nebraska Press. His most recent book is the non-fiction history Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse. He lives in New Braunfels, Texas.

Melia Newman

Fantasy artist, face painter, burlesque dancer, costumer. Melia is a creative spirit from the time she made her first mark in the world, using her mother’s lipstick on the walls. She likes to paint digitally, traditionally, on faces or with glitter and rhinestones.

Tracy Morris

Tracy S. Morris is a writer, blogger and podcaster. Her work includes silly stories about zombies, cargo cults and zombie cargo cults. Her podcast and blog, called “I am Not Making This Up” explores the narratives people tell about history.
You can find her on the web at

Rie Sheridan Rose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored seven novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs.
More info on She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.


Christopher Fulbright

Christopher Fulbright is a former journalist turned technical writer with fiction published by DarkFuse, PS Publishing, Delirium Books, Elder Signs Press, Bad Moon Books, and several others. He is a recipient of the Richard Laymon President’s Award given by the Horror Writers Association, and is an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization. His latest works include THE MIDNIGHT ORDER, a novella, and NIGHT WRAITH, a novel co-written with Angeline Hawkes. Visit their website for links and more information at

Christopher’s home on the web is

Mark Finn

Mark Finn is an author, an editor, and a pop culture critic. He is a nationally-recognized expert on the author Robert E. Howard. Currently Finn is a managing editor for Skelos Press, and a podcaster for The Gentlemen Nerds. He lives in North Texas over an old movie theater with his long-suffering wife, too many books, and an affable pit bull named Sonya.

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Jaye Wells

Jaye Wells is a USA Today-bestselling author of urban fantasy and speculative crime fiction. Raised by booksellers, she loved reading books from a very young ago. That gateway drug eventually led to a full-blown writing addiction. When she’s not chasing the word dragon, she loves to travel, drink good bourbon and do things that scare her so she can put them in her books. Jaye lives in Texas.

For more about Jaye’s books check out