This year’s confirmed panelists.

Michael Ashleigh Finn

Michael is a speculative fiction author, as well as a thematic consultant for Dynamite Entertainment (Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files comics) and Hot Goblin Press (ManaPunk). He is also one fourth of the Gentlemen Nerds podcast, along with Mark Finn,…
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Melanie Fletcher

Melanie Fletcher likes to write, ideally for money. Her most recent sales (as paranormal erotic romance writer Nicola Cameron) include Deep Water (Book Three in her Olympic Cove series). She is currently finishing a historical suspense novel set in 1923…
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Karl K. Gallagher

Karl K. Gallagher is a systems engineer, currently performing data analysis for a major aerospace company. In the past he calculated trajectories for a commercial launch rocket start-up, operated satellites as a USAF officer, and selected orbits for government and…
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T.M. Hunter

T. M. Hunter has always enjoyed reading a great tale, and also thrives on telling fast-paced, action-packed stories. Most of his works center around space pirate Aston West, and the entire Aston West universe, having often been compared to the…
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K. Hutson

Born in Texas, but educated on both coasts, Hutson did time as a government contractor and currently flings information at 6th grade pubescents. Hutson has also been the LETS (Law Enforcement Teaching Students) liaison, a Krav Maga student, and member…
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William Ledbetter

William Ledbetter lives near Dallas with his family and too many animals. His fiction is published in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Year’s Best Military SF and Space Opera,, Escape Pod, Writers of the Future, Yard…
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Stina Leicht

Stina Leicht is a two time Campbell Award Nominee for Best New Writer and a Crawford Award finalist. Cold Iron, the first of her new Flintlock Epic Fantasy series, will debut in the Summer of 2015 with Simon and Schuster’s…
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Julia S. Mandala

Julia S. Mandala ( holds a BA in history from Kansas State University and a JD in law from Tulane University. In addition to being editor of The Fantasy Writers Asylum, an imprint of Yard Dog Press, she is a…
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A. Lee Martinez

A. Lee Martinez is a fantasy / science fiction writer.  His tenth novel, Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest, was published in 2013.  He is most well known for his off kilter sensibilities, his love of monsters and robots, and…
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