A Special Welcome to our Special Guests!
Game Designer: Ken Burnside of Ad Astra Games!
Ken Burnside will be attending the entire convention!
Ken is a 20 year game design professional with design credits ranging from working on the Star Fleet Battles Universe to Minimus, a four page roleplaying game. He has won the Origins Award for Attack Vector: Tactical, and was a finalist for the Second Edition of Saganami Island Tactical Simulator.
He'll be demonstrating games such as Squadron Strike, Attack Vector and Saganami Island at the convention; if you're between games, swing by the table where he can walk you through the short 15 minute introduction for any of these games. Ken may also be found participating in or running other events during the convention.
Sci-Fi and Cover Artist: Mitchell Davidson Bentley!
Mitch has spent the last 20 years moving physically from place to place and artistically from traditional oils to cyber compositions. Trained in the traditional medium of oil by his mother, and inspired by his grandfather's love of science fiction, Bentley began his career as a full-time science fiction artist in 1989 from his home base in Tulsa. While actively involved in the science fiction art world, Bentley also moved from Tulsa to Austin to Central Pennsylvania where his search for knowledge earned him bachelor's and master's degrees from Penn State University. Over the same period of time, Bentley shifted from the more traditional oil painting to airbrushed acrylics, and since 2004 has been working exclusively in electronic media.
As the Art Director of Atomic Fly Studios, Bentley produces cover art, marketing materials and Web sites while he continues to produce quality 2D artwork marketed through the AFS Web site and at science fiction conventions across the United States.
Bentley has lectured at universities, worked in film, edited publications and served as Artist Guest of Honor at more than a dozen science fiction conventions. He has also earned 35 awards, is a lifetime member of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists and President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists.
He currently resides in Harrisburg, PA with his partner Cathie McCormick and their two cats, Spike and Zoe. Mitch's Web address is: Atomic Fly Studios
Author CJ Henderson!
Author CJ Henderson will be attending the convention!
CJ is an acclamined Author with well over 70 novels and many, many more works in print, including the Piers Knight supernatural investigator series and the Teddy London occult detective series and also covering a very wide variety of topics. To learn more about CJ and his works check out his homepage or look up his works on Amazon.