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

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.

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.


Scott Cupp

Scott Cupp is an award-winning short story writer from Alpine. He frequently writes about the West with absurdist situations. His work can be found at and in the books RAZORED SADDLES, SOUTH FROM MIDNIGHT, FREAK SHOW, and WEIRD BUSINESS (among others). He edited the CROSS PLAINS UNIVERSE anthology with Joe R. Lansdale, which celebrated the 100th birthday of Robert E. Howard. His most recent stories are “Hell in a Boxcar” in Weirdbook and “The Dead Unicorn” in Skelos. He lives with his wife Sandi and two very spoiled cats.

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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

Michael Ashleigh Finn

Speculative fiction author. Thematic consultant on Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files (comic). Puppet Consultant.

Co-host/editor/accidental producer of the Gentlemen Nerds podcast, with Mark Finn. ( )

Latest story: A Wormwood mystery entitled “All the Pretty Little Horses,” in the anthology Dirty Magick: New Orleans (with Rhonda Eudaly), available at Amazon.

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.

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