Grace P. Fong is a narrative designer at Wizards of the Coast, specializing in art writing for Magic: The Gathering. She has also worked as an award-winning cover illustrator for speculative fiction magazines and anthologies.
Sarah Gailey is a Hugo Award Winning and Bestselling author of speculative fiction, short stories, and essays. They have been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards for multiple years running. Their bestselling adult novel debut, Magic For Liars, was published by Tor Books in 2019. Their most recent novel, The Echo Wife, and first original comic book series with BOOM! Studios, Eat the Rich, are available now. Their shorter works and essays have been published in Mashable, The Boston Globe, Vice, Tor.com, and the Atlantic. Their work has been translated into seven different languages and published around the world. You can find links to their work at sarahgailey.com and on social media at @gaileyfrey.
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Neil’s poem “The Mushroom Hunters” was awarded the Rhysling Award for SF poetry, Best Long Poem 2018. His 2019 poem “What You Need to Be Warm” was made into an animated film to help refugees in 2020. He will one day collect all his poetry into a book.
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Christopher J Garcia is a writer, fanzine editor, curator, filmmaker, and historian from Boulder Creek, California. He won the Hugo for Best Fanzine in 2011 for co–editing The Drink Tank. He’s made short films, produced documentaries, programmed film festivals, and edits the film journal Klaus at Gunpoint as well as Journey Planet (Hugo nominee—2012–2014). He makes a living as a Curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
Gwynne Garfinkle lives in Los Angeles. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in such publications as Strange Horizons, Interfictions, Mithila Review, Postscripts to Darkness, Not One of Us, Lackington’s, and The Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Greer Gilman’s books appeared in A Conversation Larger Than the Universe, the 2018 Grolier Club exhibition on the history of fantastic literature, across the room from Mary Shelley and Hope Mirrlees. What a party! Other than her Cloudish works, she’s written two metaphysical mysteries set in the theatre world of 1610s London, the Shirley Jackson Award-winning Cry Murder! In a Small Voice and Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Her critical works include her prefaces to Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Kingdoms of Elfin and Of Cats and Elfins for Handheld Press, her chapter on “The Languages of the Fantastic” in The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, and her essay, “Girl, Implicated: The Child in the Labyrinth in the Fantastic.” Her most recent poem, “Unselving,” appears in The Deadlands, #2. Wordwise, she does everything that James Joyce ever did, only backward and in high heels. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sofia Samatar is the author of four books, including the World Fantasy Award-winning A Stranger in Olondria and Monster Portraits, a collaboration with her brother, the artist Del Samatar. Her memoir The White Mosque is forthcoming from Catapult Books in 2022. She lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Greer Gilman photo by Beth Gwinn. Sofia Samatar photo by Jim C. Hines.
Laura Anne Gilman’s work has been hailed as “a true American myth” by NPR, and praised for her “deft plotting and first-class characters” by Publishers Weekly. She has won the Endeavor Award for The Cold Eye, and been shortlisted for a Nebula, (another) Endeavor, and a Washington State Book Award. Her novels include the Locus-bestselling weird western Devil’s West trilogy, the Cosa Nostradamus urban fantasy series, and the Vineart War trilogy, and the story collections West Winds’ Fool and Darkly Human.
A former New Yorker, she currently lives outside of Seattle with two cats and many deadlines. More details and social media links at lauraannegilman.net.
Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia and nominated (twice!) for the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award. Tor Books published Last First Snow, the fourth novel in Max’s Craft Sequence (preceded by Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and Full Fathom Five) in July 2015. Max’s game Choice of the Deathless was nominated for the XYZZY Award, and his short stories have appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny Magazine.
Mike Glyer publishes the fan newzine File 770, winner of six Hugos as Best Fanzine. He also has won three Hugos as Best Fan Writer. His only other claim to literary fame is “The Men Who Corflued Mohammed,” a fannish homage to Alfred Bester’s “Man Who Murdered Mohammed” published in Alternate Worldcons edited by Mike Resnick.
He chaired L.A.Con III, the 1996 Worldcon held in Anaheim, CA.
Mike is married to Diana Pavlac Glyer, author of The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community, a 2008 Hugo nominee.
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