Luther Grady

Starship Horizons A multi-player experience allowing 2-6 players to work together as the ship’s Bridge Officers. Together they command their own Starship in the roles of Captain, Flight, Tactical, Science, Operations, and Engineering. Venture into the galaxy in our vast Campaign setting, or play any number of pre-built Missions.

U the Magician

U the Magician U the Magician is a hypnotist/magician with over seven years of experience in bringing a smile to faces and pushing reality beyond the expected. U started magic at the age of 15 and trained under three masters of the Craft. Since then he’s entertained friends and conventions while performing around the country.

 

Lou Antonelli

Lou AntonelliLou Antonelli started writing fiction in middle age; his first story was published in 2003 when he was 46. He’s had 105 short stories published in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, India, and Portugal in venues such as Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jim Baen’s Universe, Tales of the Talisman, Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, Greatest Uncommon Denominator (GUD), Daily Science Fiction, Buzzy Mag, and Omni Reboot, among many others.

His collections include Fantastic Texas published in 2009; Texas & Other Planets published in 2010; and The Clock Struck None and Letters from Gardner, both published in 2014. His debut novel, the retro-futurist alternate history Another Girl, Another Planet, was released in 2016 by WordFire Press.

His story “Great White Ship,” originally published in Daily Science Fiction, was a 2013 finalist for the Sidewise Award for alternate history. His short story “On a Spiritual Plain,” originally published in Sci Phi Journal, was a finalist for the Hugo award in 2015.

His first professional science fiction short story, “A Rocket for the Republic” (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Sept. 2005) was the last story accepted by Editor Gardner Dozois before he retired after 19 years.

“The Yellow Flag”—his 100th published short story (Sci Phi Journal, Aug. 2016)—set the record for all-time fastest turnaround in genre fiction. It was written, submitted, and accepted between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on May 6, 2015.

A Massachusetts native, Antonelli moved to Texas in 1985 and is married to Dallas native Patricia (Randolph) Antonelli. They have three adopted furbaby children, Millie, Sugar, and Peltro Antonelli.

 

Thomas A. Mays

Thomas A. MaysThomas A. Mays is a US Naval officer of 22 years and the author of the bestselling A Sword Into Darkness. Specializing mostly in military sci-fi and space opera, Tom has also sold and published short stories of social science fiction, AI, sci-fi comedy, and military fantasy (including the Hugo-nominated (and declined) short story “The Commuter”). His works have been featured in Daily Science Fiction, Jim Baen’s Universe, The Grantville Gazette Universe Annex, Aphelion, The Writer’s Arena, Riding the Red Horse, and his own collection R.E.M.O. He was a top ten finalist for last year’s Jim Baen Memorial Science Fiction contest.

He is currently working on a sequel to A Sword Into Darkness and on a new stand-alone series with Chris Kennedy.

 

Brent Roeder

A native Californian, Brent is “temporarily” out of state for school while working on a PhD in Neuroscience. He started his college education with the idea of doing computer science and mathematics, detoured through physics and criminal justice, and eventually ended up with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Neuroimaging and Informatics. He’s worked as a software engineer and conformance standards specialist, an accountant, tutor for those with special needs, audio engineer, and a stage hand among other odd jobs. He has regularly been described as an endless font of useless trivia.

He’s been a science fiction fan since being introduced to it at six by his mother and has continued reading since. He has helped contribute to multiple scripts and films from world building and plot development to science advising. In his munificent spare time as a graduate student (haha!) he spends most of his free time reading and writing snippets that he swears one day he will get back to trying to finish.

 

Mike Massa

Mike MassaMike Massa has lived an adventurous life, including stints as Navy SEAL officer, an investment banker, and a technologist. He lived outside the US for several years, plus the usual deployments. Newly published in two Baen S/F anthologies, Mike is cowriting his first novel in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising universe. Mike is married with three sons, who check daily to see if today is the day they can pull down the old lion. Not yet…

 

Liz Long

Liz Long is a proud graduate of Longwood University. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her day job as Associate Editor includes writing for a magazine publisher in Roanoke, VA.

Comic book readers and fans of the CW Network smash hits Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Netflix’s Daredevil will root for Liz Long’s bestselling YA summer series as the HoA’s gifted teen superheroes attempt to save their city from its impending demise. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as “X-Men meets the circus.” Adult horror story, Witch Hearts tells the tale of a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. New adult paranormal romance, A Reaper Made is about a teen Reaper who gets caught between falling in love or saving her sister’s soul. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon.

To learn more about Liz (including more information on her books, plus writing, marketing, and social media tips), visit her website: lizclong.com.

 

Thomas B. de Mayo

Thomas B. de MayoThomas B. de Mayo is the author of the fantasy novel The Devourer of Gods and has also written or contributed to numerous role playing game supplements. He is Associate Professor of History at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, where he teaches and studies medieval religion.

 

Kyle Cawthon

Kyle CawthonTrouble Planet is a YouTube channel that performs sketch comedy and an arcade show called, Mom Can I Have Another Dollar where we put in one dollar to see how far we can get. We explore a lot of popular games from the 80s and 90s that were in available in public arcades, as well as extremely bizarre and obscure games that should never have existed.

The group consists of Keith, Kyle, and Nick who met in 2010 while serving overseas in South Korea, where they started working on sketch comedy videos. Although now all three live thousands of miles from one another, they all try to meet up every several months to record more episodes of MCIHAD in a compressed session. So check them out, they even take requests. Kyle is excited to be representing Trouble Planet at this year’s RavenCon.

 

Instant Replay Live

Instant Replay Live is a YouTube channel hosted by brothers Nick Nundahl and Joe Wetmore. Reconnecting after living in separate states for nearly ten years, Nick and Joe tell stories and catch-up while playing video games, making skits, or even rolling dice in tabletop RPGs. Join them and other friends at youtube.com/c/instantreplaylive for new content every other day!

Nick Nundahl: Instant Replay LiveJoe Wetmore: Instant Replay Live