Vendor Spotlight: Nicole Givens Kurtz

Nicole Givens Kurtz is the published author of the futuristic thriller series, Cybil Lewis. Her novels have been named as finalists in the Fresh Voices in Science Fiction, EPPIE in Science Fiction, and Dream Realm Awards in science fiction. Nicole’s short stories have earned an Honorable Mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future […]

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Panelist Spotlight: Myron “Smoovecosplaya” Abernathy

Myron “Smoove Cosplaya” Abernathy is a salsa dance instructor turned cosplayer from Atlanta, GA.  A life-long geek, he first experienced cosplay while on his lunch break at his daytime IT job, which was located less than a block away from the action of Atlanta’s DragonCon.  After a few years of being a bystander, he decided to attend […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT: TaLynn Kel

TaLynn Kel is a writer, cosplayer, and podcaster in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes about racism, cosplay, interracial relationships, and pop culture fandom through the lens of social justice. She conducts panels on these topics at fandom conventions both in and out of Georgia. Her cosplay and essays have been featured by NBC, Safety Pin Box, […]

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Jami Becker

Jami’s (Futurist, Creative Experience Officer at Nomad Candy) DNA bleeds visionary thinker, architect and maker. Her strategic design process seeks the subtle balance between imagination and the earth-tethered, using evolving technical tools as implements to express ideas and facilitate more efficient processes. In addition to her years as a mobile architect and accomplished designer and coder, […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT: Crysstal Hubbard

Crysstal Hubbard graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and began working as a stage manager and producer. She co-founded an all female production company in 2004. She now studies and speaks on the history of women in film and the role of women in current pop culture.  

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT: Alec Peters/ Axanar Creator, Executive Producer, Co-Writer

The leader and visionary of the Axanar project, Alec is the epitome of someone who discovers their calling and succeeds in pursuing it. An attorney by training, Alec coached an NCAA Championship volleyball team at USC and with the US National team, then struck off and started five companies earning him an Ernst & Young […]

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: John McGuire

John McGuire is a novelist and comic book writer based in Suwanee, Georgia. His novels include The Dark That Follows and Hollow Empire. He has written comics for Terminus Media and Arena Comics. He’s also handled co-scripting/editing duties for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s KABI Chronicles. His current comic book series, The Gilded […]

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: The Kamikaze Webcomic Team

Alan & Carrie Tupper and Havana Nguyen are a collective of passionate creative powerhouses based in Atlanta, GA. They are the creators of the award-winning diverse sci-fi comic series Kamikaze. Inspired by a wide range of current affairs, pop-culture and animation, Kamikaze is an action packed, character driven story set in a richly developed world. […]

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: William Satterwhite

William Satterwhite is a comic creator and designer currently based in Douglasville, Ga. A military brat, William was born in Frankfurt, Germany and bounced around early in his childhood, but beyond that has spent most of his years in and around Atlanta, Ga. Best known as creator of the superhero comic Stealth- the original African-American […]

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Toni Taylor

Toni Taylor is an artist whose work travels through the visionary realms of fantasy and mysticism. She feels a special kinship with the mysteries of Ancient Egypt as well as the spirit of indigenous nations. Goddess imagery is represented powerfully in her collection and as a lover of all things celestial, the beauty and limitlessness […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT: Barr Foxx

Barr Foxx (JaBarr) is an award-winning cosplay model and stylist who has been in the industry for over ten years. He is an avid comic book enthusiast that is dedicated to the artistry of cosplay and promoting individual style…an approach that he entitles, Cosplay Chic! He takes pride in discussing the art form of cosplay […]

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