Kevin j anderson
Kevin J. Anderson has published 140 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
David Lee is an artist at Hatton Cross Steampunk, located in Gloucester Virginia. His art has been featured in numerous exhibits at conventions, festivals and art galleries throughout the US, Europe and New Zealand. He is currently producing and staring in a new Steampunk maker TV show entitled “HCS Creates.” He has played a supporting role and prop maker for the TV series “Paradox City.” David is most recognized for his large props and Steampunk vehicles. He is the founder and owner of HCS Publishing, a non-profit publishing house dedicated to publishing high quality, great stories. He is the author of the novel “Country in Ruin:1865", novella “The Tale of Harlesden Chessington” and short story in the HCS anthology “Steam & Steel: Thirteen Riveting Tales”. David is a contributing "DIY" author for many publications, has been featured in numerous books about Steampunk fashion and costuming.
Aela Badiana has been involved in the Steampunk community for years and is also an accomplished, award winning and internationally renowned professional belly dancer with a myriad of routines and big stage performances, delighting audiences far and wide. She has instructional DVDs on the art of belly dance and has taught and performed on three continents, including the largest event of its type, the Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive. She can perform as part of the event entertainment as well as provide workshops on dance, costuming; even ladies weaponry and costuming.
We are tremendously excited for this distinguished entitlement's return! Stephen Chapman a.k.a. “Enganear”, has been an active member of the Steampunk community since 2005. His Steampunk video channel has garnered three and a half million views with thousands of subscribers. He is an enthusiastic maker of props and frequently shares his tips and techniques as a convention panelist and Maker Faire exhibitor. In his first novel “The Stonehenge Rift” he brings many of his prop creations to life.
A.S.E. is honored by this masterful artist's return! Paige Gardner is a Steampunk icon whose work is best described as Costume Art. Paige’s panel specialty is taking existing garments, found objects and “junk” and reconstructing them into creative costumes. She calls her approach “no-sew, low-pro” costuming. As an attending professional at Atlanta’s Dragoncon and many other events across the U.S. and Canada, Paige has made an indelible mark on the Steampunk world. We are honored to have her with us to share this amazing wealth of knowledge.
Arthur Millican was a Disney Imagineer for 15 Years and worked in all fields of art and fabrication, using his talents in in theme parks and themed restaurants all over the world. He headed the 3D art department at Disney and even run his own model production company. Though his favorite job has been creating his many whimsical machines. Presently he owns and operates Sleepy Hollow Enterprises in North Georgia where he produces whimsical, fantasy playhouses, and fairy houses.
It's hard to categorize DJ Spider's style – with a love of multiple genres, she'd had a chance to spin just about everything over the last 29 years, including pop, rock, dance, house, indie, retro, darkwave, country, R&B, swing, jazz, and just about everything in between. She has been voted “Charlotte’s Best Party DJ” for 7 years by the readers of Creative Loafing, and continues to garner rave reviews in both in the Queen City and across the south. Locally, she has held residencies at the Visulite for Big Mamma’s House of Burlesque, Retroactive Thursdays at the Breakfast Club and Purgatory at Amos’ Southend. Spider has also been a recognized convention DJ for over a dozen years, with regular appearances at Dragon Con, HeroesCon, ConCarolinas and more. In her free time, Spider can be found cooking, cosplaying, indulging in geekery and maintaining a number of pets. And, yes, she really is that tall.