Author of The Guns Above and By Fire Above, Robyn Bennis has a colorful scientific background with research and development involving human gene expression, neural connectomics, cancer diagnostics, rapid flu testing, gene synthesis, genome sequencing, being so preoccupied with whether she could that she never stopped to think if she should, and systems integration. She wrote most of The Guns Above within sight of Hangar One at Moffett Airfield, which was once the West Coast home to one of America’s largest airships, the USS Macon.
An artist and maker from Nashville, TN. He began working on small leather projects as a hobby in early 2011, focusing on steampunk and dieselpunk.
Since then, James has moved from small leather projects into other areas such as armor, electronics, metalwork, and fabrication, but he is probably best known for his hand crafted leather watches. His work landed him a spot on the TV series Steampunk’d. He has been featured in many steampunk publications and forums, and several of his items have been on display at the Nashville Tandy Leather store, The Dragon Con Alternate History Track, and even a steampunk display at the Smithsonian.
Leanna Renee Hieber
An actress, playwright and 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 and new revised editions are now available from Tor Books.Darker Still hit the American Bookseller’s Association “Indie Next List” and was a Scholastic Book Club “Highly Recommended” title. The Eterna Files, her latest Gaslamp Fantasy saga, is now complete from Tor Books. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous notable anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. A proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she lives in New York City where she is a licensed ghost tour guide and has been featured in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire and Mysteries at the Museum, with a one-woman show about designer Clara Driscoll forthcoming.
Emilie P. Bush
Emilie P. Bush is a best selling, award winning writer and creator of Steamduck and Chenda and the Airship Brofman. She is a life long journalist, a Girls of the Con calendar girl, costumer, game player, dancer and cocktail maker.