Guests

Jonathan Ames

Jonathan Ames is a novelist, essayist, and television showrunner. He is also the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a monologist, and an amateur boxer.

Eric Borden

Eric Borden is the creator of DEADWEST: LAST RIDE OF THE CARVER. He’s currently the writer/creator on SCRIMSHAW distributed by Alterna Comics.

Bernie Bregman

Cosplay Contest Host. The Geek Gatsby! A renaissance nerd - master at bringing people together & showing them great times.

Nakia Burrise

Nakia Burrise will speak on GeekFest's Women of SciFi Panel and will appear at the GeekFest Booth.

Jim Calafiore

In 28 years working in comics, Jim Calafiore is an artist who has spent extended time at Valiant, DC, and Marvel and has worked on a variety of critically-acclaimed titles.

Jessica Cameron

Jessica Cameron is an actress, director, producer, and model. She has appeared in TV shows, film, music videos, and web series.

Melina Chavarria

Melina Chavarria is a Xicana/Latinx writer and the co-creator of THE MAGIC GLASSES. Her writing focuses on the empowerment of young woman of color.

Comadres Y Comics

Comadres y Comics is a podcast co-hosted by Kristen Parraz, Jennifer Lopez, and Sara Bazan.

Jackie Dallas

Jackie Dallas will speak on GeekFest's Women of SciFi Panel and will appear at the GeekFest Booth.

Michael Dennin

Professor Michael Dennin is a world-renowned physicist at UC Irvine.

Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley will be moderating the Women of SciFi Panel, the GeekFest Filmmaker Panels, and GeekFest Awards. She will also appear at the GeekFest booth.

Eric M. Esquivel

Eric M. Esquivel a comic book writer and the co-creator of Vertigo Comics' BORDER TOWN and Starburns Industries' FANTASMAGORÍA.

Genevieve Marie Cosplay

Genevieve Marie Cosplay will appear at the GeekFest Booth all weekend.

Adam Glass

NYC native and current LA resident, Adam Glass is a TV Writer/Executive Producer as well as a writer of graphic novels.

Daniel Glenn

Daniel J Glenn, Analystical Mastermind, is host of the YouTube series FASCINATING FIGHTS and the FASCINATING NONS podcast.

Harry Goaz

Harry Goaz is an actor best known for his role as Andy Brennan on TWIN PEAKS.

Benjamin Harper

Benjamin Harper is co-author of the BUG GIRL series and author of many works. He has worked in licensing and the children's publishing industry for over twenty years.

Dean Haspiel

Dean Haspiel is a creator, writer, and illustrator, was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, helped pioneer personal webcomics, and is the co-founder of Hang Dai Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez, is the co-creator of LOVE AND ROCKETS. He also created WHOA, NELLIE!, MAGGIE AND HOPEY COLOR FUN, and PENNY CENTURY.

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez is a cartoonist and independent publisher. He launched his imprint, Los Comex, in 1998, and in 2011, he co-founded the Latino Comics Expo.

Jason Inman

Jason Inman is a writer and creator. He also hosts a weekly podcast and a YouTube channel.

Herbert Jefferson Jr

Space Expo Guest of Honor Herbert Jefferson Jr portrayed Lt. Boomer on the classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and has also been featured in a number of other shows.

Sebastian Kadlecik

Sebastian is the creator of the Eisner-nominated story QUINCE and the epic action saga PENGUINS VS. POSSUMS.

James Marshall

James Marshall is an actor best known for his role as James Hurley on TWIN PEAKS.

Rafael Navarro

Rafael Navarro is the artist for GUNS A' BLAZIN'!

Sarah Nicklin

Sarah Nicklin is an actress and producer known for her roles in Nun of That (2009) and The Haunting of Alice D (2014).

Robert Pilkington

Rob Pilkington is a Los Angeles-based writer. His short comic, THE OLIVE, appears in the 2017 IF Anthology from Alterna Comics.

Christopher Priest

GUEST OF HONOR Christopher Priest is a critically acclaimed novelist and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer.

Barbara Randall Kesel

Barbara Randall Kesel is a veteran writer/editor who has worked on staff for DC, Dark Horse, and CrossGen comics and freelanced for pretty much everybody else.

Tom Raney

Tom Raney has spent the last 20 years drawing for Marvel and DC, and is currently drawing DREAD GODS for Ominous Press.

Kimmy Robertson

Kimmy Robertson is an actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran on TWIN PEAKS.

Ashley Victoria Robinson

Ashley Victoria Robinson is the co-creator & writer of JUPITER JET, and has written for DC Comics/IDW, Top Cow, Action Lab Comics, Alterna Comics, Not Forgotten Comics and Colonial Comics. She is also an actress and podcast host.

D.E. Schrader

D.E. Schrader is the writer and co-creator of the new Action Lab Danger Zone comic, BABY BADASS. He is also involved in stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy.

SLC Green Arrow

SLC Green Arrow is a cosplayer from the greater Salt Lake area. Through his social media accounts, he wants to be a positive force in the world.

Jessica Sonneborn

Jessica Sonneborn is an actress and producer known for The Haunting of Alice D (2014), Dog Eat Dog (2016), and Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2012).

Michele Specht

Michele Specht will speak on GeekFest's Women of SciFi Panel and will appear at the GeekFest Booth.

Sarah Stephens

Sarah Hines Stephens is a children's bookseller, editor, reader, and author. She has published more than 100 books for kids.

Jamie Sullivan

Jamie Sullivan is a cover artist and the creator, artist and co-writer of 4 REASONS TO OWN A DEATH RAY.

Mike Wellman

Mike Wellman is the writer for GUNS A' BLAZIN!

Marv Wolfman

Marv Wolfman has created more characters that have gone on to television, animation, movies, video games, and toys than any other comics creator since Stan Lee. He is currently writing several titles for DC as well as other projects.

J.K. Woodward

A Long Beach, CA-based illustrator, J.K. Woodward has worked on titles for IDW, BOOM! Studios, Archaia, Dark Horse and Marvel.