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Thomas is a storyteller. A hilarious Vine-based storyteller. He fills our lives with laughter six seconds at a time.
AT GEEKYCON: Thomas will give us a sneak peek at his upcoming tour, Ultimate Storytime!
Not only is 14-year old film actor Ty Simpkins a veteran of the big-budget films (having appeared in such blockbusters as Steven Spielberg's War of the World, Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2, and as Harley Keener in Marvel's Iron Man 3 and most recently as Gray Mitchell in Jurassic World), he's also a proud geek and veteran GeekyCon attendee!
AT GEEKYCON:Ty will be lending his voice to panels and programs all over GeekyCon!
Besides being a beloved GeekyCon staple, Tessa is an actor, singer, YouTuber, and fangirl extraordinaire!
AT GEEKYCON: You’ll find her up to just about anything— from panels on creativity, to improv workshops, to the most hard core Harry Potter debates you’ve ever seen!
You probably know Osric as the lovable Kevin Tran on the hit CW series Supernatural.
AT GEEKYCON: Osric will join his Supernatural co-star Kim Rhodes to talk about the show, it's legacy, and why we love it so freakin' much. He'll also join panels about voice acting, dying on TV, and his geeky guilty pleasures.
Kim is an awesome actress who you will probably know from one of two places: Sheriff Jody Mills from “Supernatural” or Carey Martin from “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” Either way, you know she's a boss.
AT GEEKYCON: Kim is returning to GeekyCon to rep the SPN Family. We'll also have her on panels talking about acting and being a kickass lady in media. We'll definitely have her popping-up elsewhere so keep your eyes open when walking around the con!
He sure knows how to put on a Showses! You might recognize Joe from his role as Snape in Team StarKid’s “Very Potter” series. He’s also a writer, producer, and director.
AT GEEKYCON: You can bet you’ll find him making people laugh on the GeekyCon MainStage, but he will also lend his voice to panels and programs about producing geeky content, acting, and more.
Returning for a second year, this dynamic sister duo would ace their Transfiguration exam as they transform themselves into Supernatural, Doctor Who, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and more in their parodies of pop culture staples.
AT GEEKYCON: Hilly and Hannah Hindi will be showing off their cosplay chops, chatting about the magic behind their popular parody videos, discussing the massive online geeky video world, and much more fun!
We met Curt, Dominic, and Titus at our 2012 event, when all we knew of them was how sharp they looked (and sounded) while wearing that Warbler blazer on a certain hit FOX show. Since then, these actors, singers, and performers have taken part in a host of projects both online and off.
AT GEEKYCON: These guys really get what GeekyCon is all about. This year, you’ll see them all over the con as our official GeekyCon emcees! They even made this awesome music video to kick things off:
Jackie came to our attention as Foxface in The Hunger Games, but that's only the beginning: She’s an actress, a director, a singer, a speaker, and she even formed her own web series devoted to promoting female leadership and equality.
AT GEEKYCON: Jackie loves to get fully into the geeky spirit, acting in comedy shows and being part of big-time MainStage fun while also working to create programming to inspire us all.
Game Of Owns is a Thrones community standard, with over 300 audience interactive episodes adventuring through HBO's Game Of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Join the podcast season by season, chapter by chapter, with visits from actors, writers, and producers of the HBO series.
AT GEEKYCON: The Game of Owns crew will be recording a live podcast from the GeekyCon MainStage as well as leading several Game of Thrones courses for Geeky U.
Ever wonder what goes into creating the gorgeous vistas we see each week on Game of Thrones? You're in luck because visual effects wizards William O'Donnell and Jörn Grosshans from Mackevision who are responsible for beautiful shots like this one are coming to GeekyCon!
AT GEEKYCON: Hear from William and Jörn about the process for bringing George R.R. Martin's fantasy world to life.
Mary Kate is best known for her work as Lydia Bennet in the Emmy-award winning web series, “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.” She can also be seen in the short film I Ship It.
AT GEEKYCON: Mary Kate will talk about creating art for the internet, her work with GeekyCon’s Make Magic fellowship winner Yulin Kuang, and more!
Maxwell Glick has been seen and heard basically everywhere. From the "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" to tons of other great web content, to TV, commercials, and over 60 audiobooks. He also created “How 2 Disney”, the perfect show for fans of the Disney theme parks.
AT GEEKYCON: Maxwell is going to geek out on panels about everything from Voice Acting, to digital media, to Disney.
David invents languages. Dothraki? That’s one of his!
AT GEEKYCON: David will be imparting his linguistic knowledge as a part of our educational Geeky U programming track, doing a course on geeky linguistics, and a lot more!
If you’re a fan of “Doctor Who” or its spin-off “Torchwood,” you know James Moran’s work. He penned “The Fires of Pompeii,” the memorable episode when the Tenth Doctor and Donna travel back to ancient Rome and discover the mysterious cause of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
AT GEEKYCON:James will lend his voice to a number of panels about the process of screenwriting, storytelling, and being creative within the constraints of someone else’s story universe.
You probably know Joanna as the young, ambitions Emma Woodhouse in Emma Approved, Pemberley Digital's Emmy winning modernization of Jane Austen's Emma. You can also see Joanna in the web series Classic Alice, and the 2013 film Geek USA!
AT GEEKYCON: Joanna will be a part of panels and programs throughout GeekyCon. She'll join her Pemberley Digital pals to talk about transmedia storytelling, and being a geek on the Internet and more!
Dayeanne is a GeekyCon veteran who you probably recognize from her role as Harriet Smith in Pemberley Digital's Emmy winning web series, Emma Approved. You can also hear her as the voice of Kate Marsh in the Life is Strange game.
AT GEEKYCON: Dayeanne can be seen geeking out across the convention, in programs and on panels discussing everything from voice acting, to transmedia. She's also a huge Potter nerd so you can bet she'll be in on our Cursed Child surprises!
Ashley starred as the lovable Lizzie Bennet from the Emmy Award-winning Pemberley Digital series The Lizzie Bennett Diaries.
AT GEEKYCON: Hear Ashley talk about Lizzie's latest adventures, creating stories for the internet, and more!
You know Brent as Alex Knightley in Pemberley Digital's Emma Approved.
AT GEEKYCON: Hear Brent talk about his latest adventures, creating stories for the internet, and more!
If there's one thing you need to know about Mark Oshiro, it is that Mark Does Stuff. He brings us along as he reads, watches, and experiences fandom in real time. It's awesome.
AT GEEKYCON: Mark will join us to geek out on panels about our favorite fandoms and fan culture.
PotterCast is the Harry Potter podcast that started it all, and now hosts Melissa, John, and Frak are teaming up again at Geekycon!
AT GEEKYCON: PotterCast will reunite to talk all things Potter while hosting our epic Cursed Child Midnight Release Party!
MuggleCast is the official podcast of MuggleNet and a talk show dedicated to everything Harry Potter!
AT GEEKYCON: MuggleCast will join PotterCast to talk all things Potter while hosting our Cursed Child Midnight Release Party!
Sean is best known for his role in "I Ship It" and his work with Poe Party..
AT GEEKYCON: Sean joins us to talk about Poe Party, making shows on the internet, and more!
Sinead is the co-founder of Shipwrecked Comedy, a YouTube sketch comedy channel!
AT GEEKYCON: You'll find Sinead talking about making people laugh on the internet
Jonathan is a writer from some of the geekiest series on television including Ben 10: Omniverse, Generation Rex, Slugterra and more!
AT GEEKYCON: Hear from Jonathan about being a geek in the Animation business and how he incorporates his geekiness into his work.
Cheryl Klein is the executive editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, where she edits and publishes books for children, teenagers, and discerning adults.
AT GEEKYCON: Cheryl will spill the secrets to writing great books for children and young adults. She'll also be a part of our Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party!
You might know Brian from his memorable roles as a part of Team StarKid. These days, he's still making us laugh as an actor, writer, and producer.
AT GEEKYCON: Brian will team up with his fellow Tin Can Bros and Spies Are Forever cast mates to discuss their latest hilarious show!
Joelle has written for Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heros,
AT GEEKYCON: Alyssa will give us a look into being a geek in the TV business and how she incorporates her geekiness into her work.
Alyssa is best known for her work in TV, including writing episodes of Teen Wolf and Dominion.
AT GEEKYCON: Alyssa will give us a look into being a geek in the TV business and how she incorporates her geekiness into her work.
You know Ray from his work on DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
AT GEEKYCON: Hear from Ray about being a geek in the TV business and how he incorporates his geekiness into his work.
You know Brendan from his work on Pemberley Digital's Frankenstein MD, Muzzled the Musical, and The Fine Bros.AT GEEKYCON:
Brendan will be a part of panels and programs throughout GeekyCon. He'll join his Pemberley Digital pals to talk about transmedia storytelling, and being a geek on the Internet and more!
Katie Rain Hill is a graduate of the University of Tulsa majoring in anthropology and sociology. She wrote her memoir while studying for exams, writing term papers, working part-time as a pharmaceutical technician, and advocating for LGBTQA rights. Rethinking Normal is her first book.
Megan Morrison began as an editor and active staffer of The Leaky Cauldron. She was an avid writer of fan fiction and co-founded The Sugar Quill. Her debut novel Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel was published by the same imprint as the US Harry Potter books!
Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015.
Varian Johnson is the author of four novels, including The Great Greene Heist, a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2014. His novels for older readers include My Life as a Rhombus, named to the Texas Library Association Tayshas High School Reading List and the New York Public Library “Stuff for the Teen Age” list, and Saving Maddie, a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book.
Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow, 2009) and Serpentine (Month9Books, 2015). The sequel, Sacrifice, releases this September. WANT, a near-future thriller set in Taipei, will be published by Simon Pulse in summer 2017. She is the co-founder of Diversity in YA with Malinda Lo and on the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. Learn more about her books and art at cindypon.com.
Malinda Lo is the author of the young adult novels Ash, Huntress, Adaptation, and Inheritance. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda is co-founder with Cindy Pon of Diversity in YA, a project that celebrates diversity in young adult books. She lives in Massachusetts with her partner and their dog. Her website is www.malindalo.com.
Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. Jason is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); and As Brave as You, his middle grade debut. JasonWritesBooks.com.
Megan Whalen Turner is the author of the Newberry Honor Book The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings. A Conspiracy of Kings won the 2011 LA Times Book Award for Young Adult Literature and the series of books was awarded the 2011 Mythopoeic Award for Children's Literature. meganwhalenturner.org.
Renée Ahdieh is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE WRATH & THE DAWN and its sequel THE ROSE & THE DAGGER. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds.
Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novel Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. Currently, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing books for teens. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.
Anna-Marie's debut novel, THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a finalist for the William C. Morris Debut Award, and named to YALSA’s list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her second novel, WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, will be released on October 4, 2016, and WILD BEAUTY is forthcoming in 2017.
Sona Charaipotra is a journalist and author who’s written for everyone from the New York Times to Teen Vogue. The co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent. She’s the co-author of the dance drama Tiny Pretty Things and its sequel Shiny Broken Pieces, due in July from HarperTeen. She is VP of content for We Need Diverse Books. SonaCharaipotra.com
Julie Murphy is the #1 New York Times bestselling young adult author of DUMPLIN’ and SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY. She lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. Before writing full time, she held numerous jobs such as a wedding dress consultant, purified water saleswoman, failed barista, and ultimately a librarian. Her next book, RAMONA BLUE, will be out in 2017. Learn more about her at www.juliemurphywrites.com.
Dhonielle Clayton spent most of her childhood under her grandmother’s table with a stack of books. She is co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent — and decidedly diverse — books for middle grade, young adult, and women’s fiction readers. She is COO and Sr. VP of Librarian Services for the non-profit We Need Diverse Books. She is the co-author of Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces with Sona Charaipotra, and the author of the forthcoming fantasy series The Belles coming Fall 2017.
Kat Zhang loves traveling to places both real and fictional–the former allows for better souvenirs, but the latter allows for dragons, so it’s a tough pick. HarperCollins published her first YA trilogy, the Hybrid Chronicles, which are about a girl struggling to survive in an alternate universe where people are born with two souls, and one is doomed to disappear. You can learn all about Kat at her site, or listen to her ramblings on Twitter.
Kendare Blake holds an MA in creative writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She is the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, a Cybils Award finalist; Girl of Nightmares; Antigoddess; Mortal Gods; and Ungodly. Her books have been translated into 18 languages, have been featured on multiple best-of-year lists, and have received many regional and librarian awards. Kendare lives and writes in Kent, Washington.
Harry and the Potters are a wizard rock band made up of brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge. They started the band in 2002, when Joe was 15 and Paul was 23, and they played their first show in a shed in their parent’s backyard. The Potters are often referred to as the first wizard rock band.
The Whomping Willows is actually The Greatest Band On The Planet. This honor was bestowed upon the band by Treebeard and the Ents of Fangorn Forest, after a weeklong Entmoot. Frontman Matt Maggiacomo has a full-body tattoo of himself, only two inches taller. That’s why he appears to be 5'10'' when, in fact, he is only 5'8".
Fronted by Steph Anderson, the band quickly gained popularity among wizard rock fans after Steph was dubbed “The Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock”. Since those early days, Tonks & the Aurors has been extremely prolific in their musical releases, and has gained the attention from news sources such as TIME Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, and Paste Magazine, along with many local periodicals and blogs.
Draco and the Malfoys are a wizard rock band founded in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 2004. The group is composed of half-brothers Brian Ross and Bradley Mehlenbacher, who perform under the persona of Draco Malfoy. Since the band’s formation in 2004, they have released two full-length studio albums, one extended play release, and have collaborated on four compilation albums.
Lauren Fairweather is a full-time nerdy musician, YouTube partner (devilishlypure), and wizard rocker. She's is also a member of prominent wizard rock band The Moaning Myrtles and groundbreaking collaborative YouTube channel, fiveawesomegirls.
Tianna Mignogna is a singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA. Since 2008 she's recorded four albums and two EPs full of music based on books and fanfiction. Four US tours led up to Tianna's latest CD, "Picking Up Where You Left Off" that is entirely based on LGBTQ media. After all, Harry Potter is gay.
Kirstyn Hippe has been on the wizard rock scene since 2011. After winning the first LeakyStars competition in 2012, she went on to play mainstage at LeakyCon Portland and has toured with Tonks & the Aurors for three summers. She's released two EPs and one full-length album. Additionally, Kirstyn has written songs for the “I Ship It” short film and series, as well as Pemberley Digital’s “March Family Letters.” Most importantly, she thinks Hufflepuffs are the coolest..
Koo Koo Kanga Roo are like the Happy Meal of music - fun for little kids, big kids and grown-ups who never quite grew-up. Their music captures the constant desire we all share to eat pizza, push all the buttons on the elevator and hang out with the cute girls on Sesame Street. With sounds that vary from rap to pop punk to whale noises, they translate the narrative of our collective inner kid into songs that stick with you like delicious gum in your hair.
Autograph and photobooth sessions are subject to guest availability. As such, we can not guarantee that all guests listed will be sitting for autograph and photobooth sessions during the event. Be sure to check the final schedule for a full list of autograph and photobooth sessions.
GeekyCon is one of the very few conventions to offer autograph sessions at no additional charge; however, to keep autographs free, they cannot be guaranteed. In an effort to minimize wait times and run signings efficiently, the following procedures apply to all non-Rockstar ticket holders:
(If you have a Rockstar or GeekyCon Lit ticket, the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional autograph pass over and above those guaranteed with your registration.)
Access to autograph and photo booth sessions are granted on a first-come, first-serve, unless indicated otherwise by GeekyCon staff. Access to those sessions that are not first-come, first-serve will be granted via drawing. These drawings will take place online with more information to be released on BroadwayCon.com and via email. Autograph and photo booth sessions will take place in the GeekyCon Marketplace.
Specifics of the drawing process and how to gain access to each autograph or photo booth session will be provided prior to the convention.