Philippa Ballantine, who also used the pen name Pip Ballantine, is a contemporary New Zealand author of speculative fiction and an avid podcaster. She now lives in Manassas, Virginia, with her husband and collaborator Tee Morris. (click to learn more)

Thomas Earl “Tee” Morris is a contemporary American author of Epic Fantasy, Detective Fiction, and Steampunk as well as a classical actor and podcaster. (click to learn more)

Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists and garnered numerous regional genre awards, with new revised editions from Tor Books now available. Darker Still was named an American Bookseller’s Association “Indie Next List” pick and a Scholastic Book Club “Highly Recommended” title. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy saga, The Eterna Files and Eterna and Omega, is now available from Tor Books. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies such as Queen Victoria’s Book of SpellsWillful ImproprietyThe Mammoth Book of Gaslamp Romance, featured on Tor.com and she writes for Criminal Element.

Formerly known as Dr. Grymm, Marsocci is the creative mind behind Dr. Grymm Laboratories, is a freelance designer with over 28 years experience.

Details coming soon of more 2018 Guests of Honor and Featured Speakers.