Clay McLeod Chapman writes books, comic books, children's books, and for film/television. 

His most recent novels include What Kind of Mother and Ghost Eaters

You can find him at


Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer, Ignyte Award winner, Nebula and Locus Award finalist, and an immigrant from Fujian currently residing in Toronto, Ontario. 

She is a member of HWA and SFWA. 

Her work can be found in F&SF, The Dark, Uncanny, among others. 

She is the recipient of Odyssey Workshop's 2022 Fresh Voices Scholarship and the author of Linghun and I AM AI. Find her on Twitter and online at


Jamie Flanagan is a Bram Stoker Award-winning writer and actor. Writing credits include Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club, The Fall of the House of Usher, and AMC Shudder's Creepshow. 

Stage credits include Columbinus at New York Theatre Workshop’s (Drama League Nomination), as well as productions with Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, The Studio Theater, Arena Stage, Everyman Theatre, Theater J, Round House Theatre, and Rep Stage. 

Film/TV appearances include Absentia, Oculus, Doctor Sleep, House of Cards, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Midnight Club. 

Member: SAG-AFTRA, HWA, and WGA East.


Vincent V. Cava is an author that specializes in the field of horror. His work has been published by Simon & Schuster, PS Publishing, Adams Media, and more. 

He is the co-writer, co-producer of the Creepypasta film (2023). 

He's written two graphic novels and his stories have been used to promote film and television for Fox, Starz, and Crypt TV. 

His work is available wherever books are sold.


Bridget D. Brave is an author and reluctant lawyer who is really lousy at writing bios. She can be found nearly everywhere online under beedeebrave. 


Danger Slater is the Wonderland Award-winning writer of I Will Rot Without You, Moonfellows, He Digs a Hole, House of Rot, and other books too. 

He has a mustache. Or maybe he shaved it by now. 

Or maybe he is already dead. I don’t know when you’re reading this. 

Artist Guest of Honor

Lynne Hansen is a horror artist who specializes in book covers. Her art has appeared multiple times on the cover of the legendary Weird Tales Magazine, and she was selected by Bram Stoker's great-grandnephew to create the cover for the 125th Anniversary Edition of Dracula. 

Lynne will have art on display/for sale at the meet and greet portion of the event. 

There could even be a little something special...

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Event Emcee

S.A. Bradley hosts the 5-time Rondo Award-nominated podcast, “Hellbent for Horror,” which explores all things horror across books, film, comics, and music. Director Guillermo Del Toro described the podcast as “well researched, articulate and entirely absorbing.” 

Bradley is the author of the Rondo-nominated book “Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy.” He is currently working on a follow-up book. 

Bradley’s short stories are published in the anthologies “Shattered and Splintered” and “Medium Chill.” 

He is also working on a collection of short horror stories. 


James Sabata is the Founder and Director of Spirited Giving, as well as a horror author, produced screenwriter, and co-host of TheNecronomi.Com podcast. TheNecronomi.Com analyzes horror films as social commentary and has over one million downloads.

James is the author of Fat Camp, The Cassowary, Caduceus, and The Javelina. 

He lives in Phoenix, AZ with his wife, daughter, two cats, a tarantula, and the ghost of an older gentleman with a hilarious sense of humor.

(Why yes, this picture was taken in the San Diego Central Library. Thanks for noticing.)