Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021), the first in The Nameless Republic epic fantasy trilogy, and David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). His short stories and essays have appeared in various periodicals and anthologies. Find him at suyidavies.com and at @IAmSuyiDavies on Twitter.
S.B. Divya is a lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma. She is the Hugo and Nebula nominated author of Runtime and co-editor of Escape Pod, with Mur Lafferty. Her short stories have been published at various magazines, and her debut novel MACHINEHOOD is forthcoming from Saga Press in March, 2021. She holds degrees in Computational Neuroscience and Signal Processing. Find her on Twitter @divyastweets or at www.sbdivya.com.
Non-fiction Podcasting / Video
Claire is a video producer and booktuber championing sci-fi & fantasy, and the creator & presenter of the SFF news show Genrewise. Her booktube channel was a 2020 Hugo Finalist for Best Fancast. She was also a co-creator of CoNZealand Fringe and a BooktubeSFF Awards judge in 2019 & 2020. Team ADHD.
Artur Ganszyniec was the Lead Narrative Designer for the first The Witcher game. Later he worked on ethical F2P games for ATGames, was a Lead Project Designer in 11 bit studios, and currently he’s a part of Different Tales, an indie storytelling studio exploring the idea of slow gaming. Their latest games are literary experiences shaped by the players’ choices. Combining a journalistic approach with a deeply personal perspective the games let the players experience both the world and the protagonist’s emotional landscapes. He also teaches Story Design at Lodz University of Technology.
Judith Huang (錫影) is an Australian-based Singaporean multimedia creator, poet, author, sometime-journalist, failed-academic, literary & SFF translator, composer, musician, educator, serial-arts-collective-founder, Web 1.0 entrepreneur and aspiring-VR-creator @ www.judithhuang.com
Her first novel, Sofia and the Utopia Machine, shortlisted for the EBFP 2017 and Singapore Book Awards 2019, is about a young girl who feels abandoned by her missing father and her controlling/neglectful mother. Sofia turns to VR to create her own universe, but when this leads to an actual big bang in the Utopia Machine in a secret government lab, opening portals to the multiverse, she loses everything – her family, her country, her world and her worldview, and must go on the run with only her wits and her mysterious online friend, “Isaac”, to help her. Can she save her worlds and herself?
Judith counts bunny-minding, human-systems-hacking, Harvard-alumni-interviewing, hackerspace-running, truth-telling and propaganda-dissemination as her hobbies. Read more at www.judithhuang.com/about-judith
Coral Alejandra Moore
Coral has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives her tales. Her mother is from Puerto Rico and her father is from Portugal, and she grew up speaking three languages with very little idea of the boundaries between them. She is a 2013 alum of the Viable Paradise writer’s workshop and she has been published by Diabolical Plots, Zombies Need Brains, and Secrets of the Goat People. Currently, she lives with the love of her life and a dangerously smart dog in the beautiful state of Washington where she rides motorcycles, raises chickens, and drinks all the coffee.
Eliana González Ugarte
Mother of cats. Vampire by night, zombie by daylight. Born and raised in Asunción, Paraguay. Eliana wrote her first and only picture book fanfiction in 1995, titled Frog and Toad go to the Zoo, as a second-grade class assignment. Spoiler: everyone gets eaten in the end. She has won over ten short story awards in Paraguay, and one for a short screenplay. In 2017 she co-wrote the screenplay for Alas de Gloria, an animated film about the Chaco War that is currently in production. She’s published two Litrpg books in the Vindication 2.0 series under her pen name, Morgan Díaz.
Charis Loke is an illustrator and comics editor based in Penang, Malaysia. Her art draws upon literature and visual culture, exploring both real and fictional worlds; she’s illustrated maps for fantasy novels like The Bone Shard Daughter and Queen of the Conquered, made illustrated microfiction rooted in Southeast Asian cultures, and designed geeky garments inspired by pop culture. Charis is interested in exploring tropes that shape conventional fantasy maps and moving away from colonial or Eurocentric ways of seeing and mapping.
Upon discovering The Arrival in a school library at the age of 17, she fell in love with visual storytelling. She has since drawn street protests, market communities, election rallies, in the jungle, on a boat, by a glacier. Charis has taught drawing to teens, medical students, and adults. She believes that a rising tide lifts all boats and engages in capacity-building for illustrators and comics artists.