Panelists

Adam J. Mangum

Adam J. Mangum

Adam J. Mangum is an author and marketer. During the day, he works as a marketing leader for a big company. In the early mornings and late nights, he writes. He lives in Kansas with his wife and five imaginative children.
Adrienne Monson

Adrienne Monson

Adrienne Monson is an award-winning hybrid author who has been hailed by MSN as a "vampire expert". While she is primarily known for her vampire novels in the Blood Inheritance Trilogy, she also writes historical romance, dystopian, and retold fairy tales. Monson lives in Utah with her husband ...
Alan Seawright

Alan Seawright

Alan Seawright is a director, producer, writer, editor, and actor. He is a founding member and co-host of the hit YouTube channel Cinema Therapy. Alan is known for his work on Inside BYU Football, Relative Race, and CTU: Provo. He lives in Provo, Utah with his wife and children.
Ali Cross

Ali Cross

Ali Cross, USA Today bestselling author of young adult fantasy, has always had a flair for the dramatic. As a child, she organized backyard performances of classic plays and musicals and hosted tea parties for invisible friends and pets dressed in doll clothes. Her teens were a haze of boys, ...
Alyssa Krug

Alyssa Krug

Alyssa is the Founder and Director of The Foundation for the Prevention of Violence. She’s been in the security industry for more than ten years—during which she also taught self-defense to both individuals and groups. As co-creator of the Cooper-Krug Risk Assessment, she worked with renowned ...
Angela Hartley

Angela Hartley

Angela Hartley resides in Midway, Utah. By day, she is an optician, but in her downtime, she creates worlds. She enjoys studying the supernatural, religion theory, psychic abilities, and criminal psychology. Not to master the art of the evil eye. Although, that would be cool. Mostly, she just ...
Angie Lofthouse

Angie Lofthouse

Angie Lofthouse went to college with every intention of becoming a particle physicist, but through a series of misadventures, found herself studying Shakespeare instead. After college, she combined her love of science and her love of words into a science fiction writing career.
Ash Vulcain

Ash Vulcain

Ash Vulcain is a content creator, cosplayer, and producer recognized for her video game-inspired cosplays and whimsical game sessions on Twitch TV. Her passion for games has given her a career as a Producer in video game development for six years — She is currently with one of Southern ...
Ben Ireland

Ben Ireland

Born and raised in Australia, Ben is uniquely qualified to write about horrifying spiders and how much they would like to kill you. Residing in Utah with his impossibly good-looking wife and kids, he spends his days belly-laughing at what they call spiders in the US.
Ben Jeppsen

Ben Jeppsen

Dr. Ben Jeppsen is a counseling psychologist and professor at Augustana University where he teaches Applied Batman Psychology and is writing a book by the same name. Using the Dark Knight, he highlights mental health skills to help others be super versions of themselves. He has been a ...
Breezy Weekes

Breezy Weekes

Breezy Weekes, also credited professionally by her maiden name, Breezy Douglas,  has worked on and off-screen in the entertainment industry for several years. She has worked in TV, Film, Music Videos, Modeling, and Body Double/Stand-In for many actresses including Kate Beckinsale and Gwyneth ...
Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins is a creative Imagineer and mental health advocate. Using creative expression through film, comedy, art, and storytelling to shine spotlights on our shadows to end stigma. He is the founder of the nonprofit Mental Healthy F.i.T. (films, ideas & tips) and strives to change ...
Bryan Z. Richards

Bryan Z. Richards

Bryan is a Designer, Podcaster, and Marketing Consultant. He is the host, producer, editor, and cat herder for the Funnybooks and Firewater Podcast. As a design ninja who has worked on projects, you have probably heard of. He could tell you about them, but then he would have to kill you. He is ...
C. S. Ferguson

C. S. Ferguson

C. S. Ferguson is a game designer and sci-fi author with 11 titles in print, including Lord of the Dead and Devils & Black Sheep. He lives in the Pacific NW with his wife, two teenage sons, nephew and niece, a dog who stalks and pounces, and a cat who plays fetch. He likes stuff with ...
C.K. Johnson

C.K. Johnson

C.K. Johnson is the author of The Pied Piper Trilogy, Supernaturals Anonymous Series, A Touch of Water, and several Shadow Brook Universe novels. Growing up in Oklahoma, she loved the beautiful sunsets and wonderful people. Current loves include Doctor Who, Stranger Things, old fairy tales, ...
Cailin Loftus

Cailin Loftus

Hi! I'm Cailin, Kitty, Cat whatever you wanna call me! I've been dancing, acting, performing, you name it since I was 6 and here we are at 22 still going strong! I'm so excited to have my first time at FanX be performing with my new BMK Dance family. While I'm still considered a baby in the ...
Charlie Pulsipher

Charlie Pulsipher

Charlie Pulsipher sculpts with cardboard and writes science-fiction and fantasy, but he’s best known for his velociraptor impression. It’s pretty great. He plans on surviving the inevitable fluff-pocalypse, when dust bunnies revolt against their vacuum masters. Find him online everywhere, but ...
Chelsy Bloomfield

Chelsy Bloomfield

Chelsy Bloomfield was born in Antarctica but spent the majority of her childhood in Pallet Town until she left home at the age of 12. She later landed the career of her dreams professionally reviewing comic books and WWE Wrestling for BleedingCool.com. Shortly after, she became co-host of ...
Cheree Alsop

Cheree Alsop

Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published over 60+ books. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires
Chris Hoffman

Chris Hoffman

Chris Hoffman is co-founder of comic book/game publisher Velleity Studios (Salt City Strangers, The Gull, and Ruthless). Velleity Studios has also helped local comic-creators publish their own work (Kermann and The Mighty Utahn).
Cindy Phippen

Cindy Phippen

Cindy is a marketing coordinator by day, an aspiring author and hobby painter by night, and a member of many fandoms around the clock. She turned her enduring love for all things nerdy into a graduate thesis on the Harry Potter fandom, earning her master's degree from BYU in 2015. Cindy has ...
Craig Price

Craig Price

Craig Price is a pop culture moderator who mixes the enthusiastic passion of a fan with the professionalism and curiosity of a journalist. A main stage presence at Salt Lake FanX and various conventions across the country, Craig has interviewed the like of Monty Python’s John Cleese, the cast ...
Cristella Stone

Cristella Stone

Cristella Stone is a professional cosplayer, actress, model, cake decorator, chef, fashion designer, artist, cosmetologist, mom of 2, and business owner of Cristella's Creations. Self-taught, and unable to read patterns, her designs are original with a focus on ...
Crownguard Cosplay

Crownguard Cosplay

Parker is a Utah local cosplayer and the co-host of the Fandames Podcast. She is a long time cosplayer, model, and experienced seamstress. On her podcast, she uses her experiences to speak out about body positivity, cosplay for all, and how to feel safe within online communities. Appearing ...
Damon Ricks

Damon Ricks

A life-long fan of all things science fiction and fantasy, from Star Wars to Star Trek, Buck Roger's to Battlestar Galactica, Lord of the Rings to Shannara, and Dr. Who to Dragonlance, Damon has dedicated decades to collecting, studying, costuming, and immersing himself in these fandoms. He is ...
Dane Johns

Dane Johns

Dane Johns is a Historian and Professor at Boise State University where he teaches classes on Ethics and Diversity using superheroes and StarWars as examples of real-world issues. He's been a LARPer for 21 years and enjoys cosplay, airsoft, and TTRPS
Daniel Swenson

Daniel Swenson

Daniel Swenson writes about dragons, guns, swords, magic, and other evil and snarly mystical creatures. He is the Amazon best-selling author of THE FATE OF DRAGONS series, writer of fantastical short stories that have been published in various anthologies, and creator and host of the ...
David J. West

David J. West

David J. West writes dark fantasy and weird westerns because the voices in his head won't quiet until someone else can hear them. He is a great fan of sword & sorcery, ghosts, and lost ruins, so of course, he lives in Utah with his wife and children.
DC Doll

DC Doll

DC Doll has been cosplaying since 2010, has participated in various charity events around Utah and other local states. In her spare time, she is working on various cosplays from various fandoms, catching up on comics, playing video games, and weightlifting.
E.B. Wheeler

E.B. Wheeler

E.B. Wheeler is the award-winning author of over a dozen books of history, historical fiction, and historical fantasy, including A Proper Dragon, Wishwood, and The Haunting of Springett Hall, as well as several short stories, magazines articles, and scripts for educational software programs. ...
Eric Browning

Eric Browning

Eric was late to the cosplay game but rose fast to be featured in an internationally published book. He loves to share his knowledge and experiences about geek culture and crafting in panels. Eric is also an avid Star Trekker and all things sci-fi and according to his friends, he is an ...
Eric Swedin

Eric Swedin

Eric G. Swedin is a Professor of History at Weber State University. His doctorate is in the history of science and technology. His publications include numerous articles, six history books, four science fiction novels, and a historical mystery novel. His "When Angels Wept: A What-If History of ...
Erika Kuta Marler

Erika Kuta Marler

Erika Kuta Marler read a lot as a kid. Being curious she picked up an assortment of facts and anecdotes over the years and in turn uses them in her own fiction. Passionate about creatures both real and fictional, she finds a home for the fictional ones in her stories. Images of her cats and ...
Erin White

Erin White

Erin is the co-captain of Blackmoon Krew, a K-pop dance cover group based in Salt Lake City. Having grown up as a proficient singer and dancer, she has always been a fan of the performing arts and joined Blackmoon Krew in 2019 in search of a creative outlet. She is also an avid cosplayer and ...
Frank Morin

Frank Morin

Frank Morin is a storyteller, an outdoor enthusiast, and an eager traveler. He is the author of fast-paced grab-you-by-the-eyeballs-and-don't-let-go adventures, including The Petralist - epic YA fantasy - full of explosive magic, huge adventure, and brilliant humor, and The Facetakers - ...
Garrick Dean

Garrick Dean

As a Creative Director at Bioworld Merchandising, Garrick works daily with Disney, Marvel, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, Star Wars, only too many a few major entertainment licenses. Garrick creates illustrations for these major licenses as well as freelance illustrations for many newspapers, ...
Haley Cavanagh

Haley Cavanagh

Haley Cavanagh is a military veteran, wife, and mother. She was awarded the League of Utah Writers 2020 Silver Quill Award for Retaliation, the second novel in her Oceanstone Initiative series. Haley is an alumna of Columbia College, a musical theater nut, and she loves to dive into any book ...
Holli Anderson

Holli Anderson

Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. ...
Hunter Farris

Hunter Farris

Hunter Farris is an award-winning, professional director. In his free time, he runs a social media presence that teaches film and plays D&D.
Jaclyn Weist

Jaclyn Weist

Jaclyn Weist is an Idaho girl who has devoured books since she was a child. She now chases her six kids from one sport to another, and when she's not doing that, she's working at her local high school, helping her local arts council, or writing books. She publishes under Jaclyn Hardy (romance) ...
Jacob Lyngle

Jacob Lyngle

Jacob is a huge movie buff, an independent filmmaker, and an expert in the art of Tokusatsu--- practical effects that are used heavily in Kaiju films and transforming superhero shows.
Jake Dietz

Jake Dietz

Jake Dietz is a pop culture podcaster with the Stolendroids network. He can be heard and seen on the shows Movies That Make Us and Stolendroids Podcast. He loves all things movies and most things pop culture. He has also appeared as a guest on multiple podcasts including Matinee Heroes, ...
James Thompson

James Thompson

James Thompson is a writer, publisher, and lifelong geek. He geeks out about a great many things. From movies to cartoons, comics, and books James is generally just a huge geek. When he’s not on panels he’s at his home in Lehi.
Jared Garrett

Jared Garrett

Jared Garrett is a family man, husband of the best person on the planet, full-time dad and consultant, voiceover and audiobook artist, public speaker, and the author of adventure stories and contemporary fiction for all ages. At age 17, he escaped from a Scientology-style cult and has worked as
Jared Quan

Jared Quan

Jared Quan is an Author/Gamer/Writer – Twitch Affiliate, a former writer for Sports Illustrated and Yahoo. Published works include Changing Wax, Award-Winning “Prepped”, Last Outpost on Zombie Highway, and Really Random and Ridiculous Ride-share Rumors. He has served in key roles with ...
Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson was raised in Southern California before moving to Utah to attend high school. While a teenager, he conceived and began writing his teen adventure series, “The Starriders Saga”. Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, he continued exploring different story concepts and ...
Jason King

Jason King

Born in Salt Lake City Utah, Jason grew up on a steady diet of anime, science fiction, Dungeons and Dragons, JRPG’s, and chocolate cake donuts. By some inexplicable cosmic anomaly, Jason managed to marry and is the proud father of four children, one of which is certainly destined to one day ...
Jay Boyce

Jay Boyce

Jay Boyce is the bestselling author of A Touch of Power and the Rise of the Mystic Mage series. As a member of SFWA, Jay also won the Warriors and Wizards award for best new LitRPG author in 2019 and was nominated as a finalist for the Independent Audiobook Awards in 2020. She is an ...
Jemma M. Young

Jemma M. Young

Hi, I'm Jemma M. Young, a comic artist, and writer. I currently am creating the comics "Children of Eldair," "Temerity," and "Zelda's Lullaby." I love telling stories with strong characters and epic adventures!
Jenny Cottam

Jenny Cottam

Jenny has been cosplaying since 2010 and dressing up for even longer. She loves to make large weapons and do tricks underwater as a mermaid.
Jill Bower

Jill Bower

Jill is a technical writer by day and a fantasy author by night. She is the writer of the Immortal Writers novels and works closely with Utah schools to encourage kids to read and write through fun contests and writing workshops.
Jodi L. Milner

Jodi L. Milner

Jodi L. Milner is the author of the YA fantasy Shadow Barrier series, which includes Stonebearer’s Betrayal, winner of the League of Utah Writer’s Recommended Read award. As an avid student of the interesting and obscure, Jodi has an unhealthy fascination with medical science which led to her ...
Joe Monson

Joe Monson

Joe Monson worked at many different jobs before writing and editing fiction. He edits the LTUE Benefit Anthologies (currently Trace the Stars, A Dragon and Her Girl, and Twilight Tales) with Jaleta Clegg. With a number of other anthologies in planning and completion, Joe has one published short
John Lundwall

John Lundwall

John is an author, lecturer, and editor. He holds academic degrees in comparative myth and religion and is the Team Leader of the Utah Cultural Astronomy Project, researching ancient sites and petroglyphs across the Utah landscape. He also has served on the Utah Valley Astronomy Club's board. ...
John M. Olsen

John M. Olsen

John M. Olsen uses writing to harness his burning desire to create, hoping to entertain and enlighten others as well as himself. A love of science fiction and fantasy about ordinary people stepping up to extraordinary circumstances permeates his writing. He approaches writing and editing like ...
John W. Morehead

John W. Morehead

John W. Morehead blogs at TheoFantastique.com, and is the editor and co-editor of books including Theology and Horror, The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro, and The Paranormal in Popular Culture.
Jon Smith

Jon Smith

Jon Smith is the Morning Guy on Utah's Classic Rock, 103.5 The Arrow. He's a huge Disneyland fan, loves anything that came out of the 1980s, and spends way too much time hunting for action figures. Jon is also a type 1 diabetic, so if he's in a bad mood take away his Oreos. That usually means ...
Jonathan Decker

Jonathan Decker

Jonathan Decker is a licensed therapist, film critic, and actor. He is a co-host and founding member of the hit YouTube channel Cinema Therapy. Jonathan is known as the clinical director of Mended Light, for his movie reviews with The KJZZ Movie Show, and for his performances in CTU: Provo and ...
Joseph Darowski

Joseph Darowski

Joseph Darowski has a Ph.D. in American Studies, specializing in popular culture. He has published books on the X-Men, Cheers, and Frasier, as well as publishing research on topics ranging from Star Wars to the tv show Chuck.
Josh Twelves

Josh Twelves

Josh Twelves is a Utah actor seen in Ephraim’s Rescue. He also has done many panels at FanX.
JuJuisBomb

JuJuisBomb

Julie is known for her cosplay career that started back in 2010! She's cosplayed over 20 characters through several of her favorite anime, movies, and video games. Julie has strongly stood by the idea that cosplay is for everyone, and she means everyone! She stands strong in body positivity, ...
Julie Langan

Julie Langan

Julie has been in the cosplay scene for a little over 15 years and has over 20 characters under her belt! She stands firm in the belief that cosplay is for everyone, no matter your shape size or color!
JustMysty

JustMysty

JustMysty is a new yet passionate cosplayer. She enjoys cosplaying characters from video games such as Kat from Gravity Rush, Juri from Street Fighter, and Tharja from Fire Emblem. She first began her cosplay journey in late 2019, but due to the pandemic, her career was delayed. Now that things
Kevin L. Nielsen

Kevin L. Nielsen

Kevin owes his publishing debut to a kindly librarian back in the 6th grade, the LTUE Symposium, a purple shirt, and a passing editor who didn't mind some mild sarcasm. His books have been Utah Book Awards finalists, Whitney Award Nominees, and #1 bestsellers
Ky

Ky

Ky is an award-winning Cosplayer and Kpop dance cover artist performing with Kpop cover group Black Moon Krew. Ky is excited to be performing at FanX this year and for the opportunity to share her love of dance, kpop, and geek and pop culture with you.
Kyle J. Steenblik

Kyle J. Steenblik

Kyle J. Steenblik is a resident of Davis County Utah, husband, and father of two children. A Podcaster and YouTube Creator (Utah Outcasts) with a passion for comedy, fantasy, art, the natural world, science and discovery, and road trips to various landmarks, and historical sites around the ...
Larissa Paige

Larissa Paige

Larissa Paige is a published international Cosplayer from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been cosplaying for over 7 years, has won several awards for costume designs, and creates all of her own cosplays. She enjoys coming up with gender-bending ideas, as well as original designs that put a ...
Larry Curtis

Larry Curtis

Journalist, photographer & filmmaker, Larry was invited to be an embedded reporter on THE HOBBIT films & has been a Tolkien speaker from Germany to Georgia and then worked on the home video appendices for the films.
Lee Falin

Lee Falin

Lee first fell in love with science while watching old Star Trek episodes with his mother. After eventually completing a Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology, he discovered that real science wasn’t at all like Star Trek. One day he realized that he enjoyed the fiction ...
Lehua Parker

Lehua Parker

LEHUA PARKER writes speculative fiction for kids and adults, often set in her native Hawai‘i. Her award-winning published works include the Niuhi Shark Saga trilogy, Lauele Fractured Folktales, Lauele Chicken Skin Stories, and many other plays, poems, short stories, novels, and essays. An ...
Lisa Mangum

Lisa Mangum

Lisa Mangum has worked in publishing since 1997. She has been the Managing Editor for Shadow Mountain since 2014 and has worked with several New York Times best-selling authors. She is also the author of four national best-selling YA novels (The Hourglass Door trilogy and After Hello), several ...
M. Brooke Wilkins

M. Brooke Wilkins

A customer with nearly 20 years of professional experience in Utah. Besides working in costumes, Brooke enjoys playing in costumes. Her favorite fandoms are Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Shakespeare.
Marianne Sheranian

Marianne Sheranian

Marianne Sheranian is a dancer from the Salt Lake City Kpop cover group, BlackMoonKrew (BMK). With a diverse background in the performing arts, she specializes in tap and hip-hop where she has received numerous dance competition awards for her tap performances.
Mark Dago

Mark Dago

Mark Dago loves video games, science fiction, and making noise. Mark has been working on his debut novel(s), writing for powerhouse geek destination Bigshinyrobot.com and of course, turning up the fuzz and distortion from state to state in musical groups Rotten Musicians, Numbs, and as a solo ...
Mark Woodring

Mark Woodring

Mark Woodring is a podcaster, best known as the host of the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast. He loves movies of all types (especially B-scifi films). He is also a frustrated author and cat dad.
Megan Golden

Megan Golden

Megan Golden is an actor, singer, cosplayer, and dancer-- appearing with the K-Pop dance team Black Moon Krew. Most known for cosplaying Lara Croft, her work includes figure-modeling for Dark Horse Comics Tomb Raider: Inferno series.
Mel Bateman

Mel Bateman

Mel is a cosplayer, artist, and gamer! She is so excited to be able to attend FanX this year! Mel is the mother of three young Padawan learners and enjoys sharing her passions with them. Mel is always learning new skills to use in her cosplays and in her artwork. A few of her favorite fandoms ...
Melissa Dalton Martinez

Melissa Dalton Martinez

Melissa has worked in entertainment since 1998, including television, film, music, online shows, and books. Melissa has a BA in Communications & Business Management, and an MA in Publishing. Melissa hosts the online show, The Book Break, where she interviews authors and others in ...
Melissa Merlot

Melissa Merlot

Melissa Merlot is a comedian and a podcaster who loves all things nerdy. She's currently on the Area 52 Podcast dealing with the paranormal. She's very interested in aliens and still believes the truth is out there. She's also obsessed with horror movies.
Michael S. Anderson, Esq.

Michael S. Anderson, Esq.

As a leader of Parr Brown’s Entertainment Law practice, Mike has represented numerous executives, entertainers, and artists on a variety of deals, litigation, and other projects throughout the entertainment industry, including directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, record labels, bands, ...
Missy Moody

Missy Moody

Missy Moody is a multi-award-winning cosplayer and business owner with a cosplay bounding dress line. Photo by Shared Ingenuity Mentoring
Nan Cosplay

Nan Cosplay

Nan has been cosplaying for approximately 9 years, and has attended FanX almost every year since the beginning! She is a local-based Utah cosplayer who spends her time playing competitive smash brothers ultimate, making crafts and making her next cosplay come to life. Appearing Saturday ...
Nichole Giles

Nichole Giles

Nichole Giles, author of the Descendant trilogy, and the Water So Deep series loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.
Noelle Faen

Noelle Faen

The final final girl, future cult leader, and fairy pogmother; Noelle can be heard on the weekly podcast Chelsy And Noelle Go To Hell. A place for deviants, nerds, and the occasional conspiracy theorist. Overall a bad gamer, mediocre cosplayer, and late-night film reviewer.
Orbit

Orbit

Orbit is a piece-together artist who enjoys hunting thrift stores to build his cosplays. His goal is to spread a message of body positivity and that anyone can cosplay. Since entering the Con scene in 2013, he has been a panelist at Salt Lake FanX, Denver Pop Culture Con, Wild West Con, and ...
Patrick Beatty

Patrick Beatty

Patrick Beatty is a Film Critic, Podcaster, and On-Air Contributor for ABC4 Good Things Utah. Patrick has been reviewing film and television for over 6 years and is involved in numerous film festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW. Patrick is also the creator of the Gaggle of Geeks ...
Paul Draper

Paul Draper

Paul Draper has been seen on History, A&E, HBO, Hallmark, Travel, HGTV, and shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Pawn Stars, Mindfreak, and House Hunters. In Las Vegas, he has headlined showrooms for casinos including the Orleans Casino & Planet Hollywood, and served as house magician for 7 years
Paul Genesse

Paul Genesse

Paul Genesse is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Sakura: Intellectual Property, and the bestselling the Iron Dragon series, including The Golden Cord, The Dragon Hunters, and The Secret Empire. He has also sold almost 20 short stories and is the writer and producer of the Star Wars and ...
Peggy Eddleman

Peggy Eddleman

Peggy Eddleman is the author of the middle-grade action/adventure books Sky Jumpers and The Forbidden Flats (Random House) that landed on a bunch of state lists. Under the pen name of Meg Easton, she is also the author of 14 romantic comedies and sweet contemporary romances. She is a Swoony ...
Rachelle Hardy

Rachelle Hardy

Rachelle Hardy is an award-winning artist, actor, filmmaker, writer, & producer, known for films and series such as Permafrost, WROL Series, Beach Retreat, Dear Lord, Nine Days, and Kids Purge. She is also a screenwriter, editor, acting coach, and talent agent. As an artist, she does ...
Rachie Moon

Rachie Moon

Rachie is a model, award-winning actress, panelist, dancer, and cosplayer from Salt Lake City, UT. She is captain and founder of BMK, a local kpop dance cover team, and founder of the CREATIVE photography and cosplay group.
Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Retired FX artist/body painter. Has a behind-the-scenes outlook on the artistic side of the entertainment industry. Just fills his days now with art video game consumption.
Robbie Damewood

Robbie Damewood

Robbie is an avid cosplayer, with skills in leatherworking. He is a member of the Utah Cosplay Hall of Fame, as well as a member of both the 501st and Rebel Legion Star Warscharity cosplay groups.
Robert J Defendi

Robert J Defendi

Robert J Defendi was one of the writers for Savage Seas, Exalted, Spycraft, Shadowforce Archer, Stargate SG-1 roleplaying game, Spacemaster, and critically acclaimed setting The Echoes of Heaven. He was featured in Writers of the Future XIX, and When Darkness Comes. He’s in several anthologies.
Robin Glassey

Robin Glassey

Robin grew up in a small Canadian town with a leaky nuclear power plant. While radioactivity hasn’t given Robin superpowers, it has turned her into a human EMP who might just usher in the apocalypse. Now a Utah resident, Robin uses her training, experience, and accumulated knowledge as a mental
Ryan Decaria

Ryan Decaria

Ryan is an award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy, including We Shall Be Monsters, a Silver Quill recipient. His specialties are mad science, chocolate chip cookies, and Lovecraftian horror games. When all three collide, watch out!
Ryder Waldron

Ryder Waldron

Ryder Waldron is a co-host of Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast and writes about Star Wars for several outlets. He also co-hosts The Dental Realist Podcast and is co-author of "So You Want To Be A Dentist?"
Rye

Rye

Rye has been a creative for most of their life and is performing at FanX with Black Moon Krew. When Rye isn’t practicing Kpop dances with the team, they love putting together cosplays and making videos. Our whole team is dedicated to making stellar dance performances, and we hope our dance ...
Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw has been Arts & Entertainment Editor and Film Critic for Salt Lake City Weekly for 20 years. He covers Disney+ series for MiceChat.com, and is the author of the 2016 book "Happy Place: Living the Disney Parks Life" about Disney Parks fandom.
Scott William Taylor

Scott William Taylor

Scott William Taylor is an author/actor/screenwriter living in Northern Utah. His debut novel "Chaser" from Immortal Works Press was published in 2018. Scott has several short stories published since receiving his Masters Degree in English. Scott is the author of the award-winning short film, ...
Sean Dahl

Sean Dahl

A lifelong fan of Pop Culture. Those passions began at the tender age of 10, when Star Wars was released, followed by my falling in love with music, by way of Cheap Trick. Ever since I've explored the far reaches of both universes... and, for me, nothing is better when both worlds collide...
September C. Fawkes

September C. Fawkes

Sometimes September C. Fawkes scares people with her enthusiasm for writing and reading. She has worked in the fiction-writing industry for over nine years, editing for both award-winning and best-selling authors as well as beginning writers. She is also perpetually writing her own fiction. She
Shandra Mutchie

Shandra Mutchie

Shandra is a professional cosplayer featured at events around the world and a member of the Hall of Fame. She is passionate about cosplay, filmmaking, acting, and teamwork, especially valuing mentoring amateur and up-and-coming cosplayers. She is most notably a prolific cosplayer in the ...
Shannen Camp

Shannen Camp

Shannen Camp is an author, gamer, mother of schnauzers, and YouTuber. She currently has 13 published novels and a short story horror anthology. If you like nerdy gaming content, you can find her on YouTube as Persephone Plasmids.
Sharyl Sykora

Sharyl Sykora

Sharyl Sykora is a Cosplayer with a mission. She has made over 200 Cosplay in the past 20 years and won multiple awards for Her Jareth, Demogorgon, and even won a spot to take her Dark Elf to Twitch Con. She is a full-time streamer. Sharyl lives with Multiple Sclerosis and has donated all her ...
Shiann Johns

Shiann Johns

Shiann is a life-long fan of Pokemon and a lover of all things Dragon Age and Mass Effect. She is also an avid comic book fan, a long-time member of the historical reenactment community, a Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, and Warhammer 40K Player, and more recently, a fan of the Five ...
Steve Lence

Steve Lence

Movie buff, pop culture moderator, and new wave music aficionado currently hosting Don’t You Forget About Me - The New Wave Music Podcast.
Susan Phelan

Susan Phelan

Susan is an actress and director and a past member of the board of Utah Women in Film (now known as Utah Women in Film and Television). She took up writing, because, as she puts it, life is made up of stories. When she’s not acting in stories or telling stories, Susan likes to play with her ...
Suvi Couture

Suvi Couture

Suvi is the quirky and eccentric founder of Suvi Couture and a co-founder of the Colorado Academy of Cosplay. Under Suvi Couture, she has cosplayed for about 7 years and competed in several Costume Masquerades, earning several awards. Suvi started her cosplay journey when she was just 13 ...
Taylor Stapleton

Taylor Stapleton

True crime junkie that has a soft spot for my childhood TV shows and The Office. The real-life Linda Belcher (in my own opinion).
The Geeked Out Ninjas

The Geeked Out Ninjas

The Geeked Out Ninjas – MJ and Shawn
MJ and Shawn, known for their bigger builds, are competitive cosplayers hailing from Boise, Idaho.  Every year since MJ and Shawn have been together since 2007, they have made their own Halloween costumes for their Taekwondo
The Utah Wastelanders

The Utah Wastelanders

The Utah Wastelanders hail from the nearby apocalypse! They are a group of creatives with many different talents: costume design, fabrication, leatherwork, SFX makeup, and adding lots of dirt for that sunkissed, irradiated look. We are all over the state, and sometimes farther away, all ages ...
Tony Toscano

Tony Toscano

Tony Toscano celebrating over 50 years as a celebrity interviewer and film critic. Tony is also the producer and creator of the nationally syndicated TV program & podcast, "Talking Pictures" and "Screen Chatter."
Travis Hysell

Travis Hysell

Travis Hysell is the 2018 addition to the FanX Cosplay Hall of Fame, and the founder of The Legacy Initiative, a charity group that has drawn attention at the local and national level for their work. Their homeless outreach program has drawn much attention and has been widely praised. Travis is
Travis Richardson

Travis Richardson

Travis is a business advisor for one of the 5 big banks, a professor teaching entrepreneurial finance, and an addict for world-building, independent comics, and anything Ninja Turtles. He specializes in guiding companies in the startup to expansion stages and in building brands for creators.
Travis Romney

Travis Romney

Travis Romney is a local comic creator most known for the webcomic ‘The Rocky Mountain Comic Strip’. A webcomic that lightly pokes fun at life in Utah, with over 13,000 social media followers. He is the published writer and artist behind ‘The Mighty Utahn’ Series. A comic book series based on ...
Val Cameron

Val Cameron

Val Cameron has been a morning show radio host on B98.7's Val & Mike in the Morning for 6 years. She is also a podcaster for the Stolendroids Network on Movies that Makes Us and Multiplane Podcasts. You can see and hear her movie reviews on B98.7 and Good Things Utah. She is also a member ...
Winterstar Cosplay

Winterstar Cosplay

Emiline, AKA Winterstar Cosplay, is a US-based cosplayer with a passion for making cool things and helping others make cool things. A cosplayer since early 2018, she uses her skills to create many different costumes and props and makes tutorials and videos to help teach others to do the same. ...
Yensid Cosplay

Yensid Cosplay

Cosplayer since 2014, focusing on Gender Bend Cosplays as well as Comedic Cosplays.  Winner of several awards in a number of cosplay contests and continue to strive to perfect my craft and skills with each new cosplay.  Would like to shed light on underrepresented genres of cosplay as well as ...

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