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Guests are listed in alphabetical order by first name.
 

Amy K. Nichols has been crafting stories for as long as she can remember. She earned a Master’s in literature and worked for years as a web designer before realizing what she really wanted to be was an author. Her first novel, young adult sci-fi thriller Now That You’re Here, will be published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on December 9, 2014. The follow-up, While You Were Gone, will be published in 2015. She is mentored by award-winning crime novelist James Sallis, and lives on the edge of the Phoenix desert with her husband and children.

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AZ T.A.R.D.I.S. is a large group of Doctor Who cosplayers and fans raising awareness and funds for charity, focused on spreading the word about our favorite science fiction series. This year at Phoenix Comicon, AZ T.A.R.D.I.S. will be holding raffles benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Be sure to stop by our booth in the Exhibitor Hall to see our full-scale TARDIS, have your picture taken with the Daleks, K-9 and various Doctors. While you’re there, don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets!

Website: www.aztardis.org

 

 
Facebook group page/forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AZTARDIS/
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Cherie Priest is the author of over a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures The Inexplicables, Ganymede, Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011. Cherie’s short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies. She lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband, a big shaggy dog, and a fat black cat.

Photo credit Libby Bulloff.
http://www.cheriepriest.com
Twitter @cmpriest

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The Dune Sea Garrison is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 5,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. 


Members of the Dune Sea Garrison strive to create movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the "bad guys" from the Star Wars Universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader we strive for quality and accuracy in every costume we create. 

What we do -

Beyond building screen accurate costumes, the primary focus of the Dune Sea Garrison is charitable contribution to our community. We have helped raise thousands of dollars for many different charity organizations and have brought smiles to faces of sick children for years.

For more information visit www.duneseagarrison.com

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Military Historian and international weapons expert for motion picture and television, Gary is best known as the Gatling gun expert for such movies as The Last Samurai and as consultant for movies, Master and Commander and 3:10 to Yuma.  Mail Call, starring R. Lee Ermey. Recently, Gary and his production company, Harperhaus, was Firearms Expert for all of Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, Season 3. This included him as on-air Teddy Roosevelt historian and Gatling gun expert for the episode, Teddy Roosevelt versus Lawrence of Arabia. Gary’s expertise with military history and weapons has made for the greatest of experiences and He was also Master Armorer for the History Channel’s series, adventures.

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Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series and she’s made the most of multiple personality disorder by writing under a variety of other pen names as well, including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch. Currently, Gini has stories featured in the Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, and The X-Files: Trust No One anthologies, and, writing as J.C. Koch, in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, The Madness of Cthulhu, Vol. 1, and A Darke Phantastique anthologies. And she has many more novels and anthologies on the way. Gini can be reached via her website: www.ginikoch.com

Photo by Nancee Lewis Photography

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Kevin Hearne is a native of Arizona and really appreciates whoever invented air-conditioning. The author of The Iron Druid Chronicles from Del Rey Books, he graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He has been known to obsess over fonts, frolic unreservedly with dogs, and stop whatever he’s doing in the rare event of rain to commune with the precipitation. He enjoys hiking, the guilty pleasure of comic books, and living with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.

http://www.kevinhearne.com

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A New York Times Bestselling author, Michael A. Stackpole is best known for his work as a science fiction and fantasy author and game designer. He is also an advocate for digital publishing.

Originally from Vermont, where we was awarded a BA in History at the University of Vermont, Stackpole now resides in Scottsdale.

Stackpole has written numerous Star Wars novels, including books in the X-Wing and The New Jedi Order series. He's also worked on the BattleTech series for over 20 years.

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