Elias grew up in Montreal and now lives in Los Angeles.
Elias has played dozens of major characters on television in shows like Star Trek: Discovery, FBI, FBI Most Wanted, Criminal Minds, The Expanse, Supernatural, Lost Girl, Alphas, Shadowhunters, Stargate: Atlantis
He is one of the busiest Performance Capture actors in the world, with characters in video-games, films, and television. Variety has called him "The Canadian Andy Serkis"
In the video-game world, he's played leading characters in many multi-million dollar projects. The Assassin's Creed Series, The Deus Ex Series, The Call Of Duty Series, The Fortnite Series, The Splinter Cell Series, The Far Cry Series, The Immortals Fenyx Rising series, and dozens more.
He has a cult following around the world for his work in Performance Capture and Voice in Videogames. Forbes Magazine called him a "voice-acting heavyweight"
He has also become one of the most prominent voice actors in the business. You can hear him as one of the leads in the Netflix Animated series Blood Of Zeus or in Adult Swim's Blade Runner Black Lotus. You can hear him as the voice of Yellow Pages, McDonald's, Lexus Cars, Taco Bell, and many many more radio and TV voice-over commercials.
Emanuel Garcia aka Mr. Stidz
I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 5-years of experience in the Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical industries. Now, I am a narrative designer and project manager with a passion for storytelling. As an engineer, I learned the importance of quality and collaboration. Compromise and acceptance are keys to a happy team; I strive for that. The more we learn from each other, in culture or pursuits, the more we build as a team.
I'm a passionate software developer and studio manager. I have founded multiple independent game development studios and worked as a software developer on a range of different game projects. I have led teams through all stages of game development, design, beta testing and operation. I have built up complete MMO client/server frameworks and backend systems for high traffic online games.
Elias J. Hurst
Elias is a published chemist and electro-optics researcher. With a background in toxicology, photonics, and millimeter wave communications, Elias draws from his diverse scientific experiences to create compelling future worlds.
His latest novel, Europa, is a cyberpunk thriller that follows a NASA scientist as he fights a powerful corporation seeking to weaponize a dangerous new technology.
High Shelf Collective
David has been a sci-fi nerd since his mom showed him Star Trek at the age of six. Love of movies, books, and anime quickly brought him to game shops. Remember when you could buy anime, comics, and MtG cards all in the same store? That's how it happens. Magic lead to AD&D then enter the angsty teen years where he couldn't get enough White Wolf RPGs and Warhammer 40k. Something about the hopeless struggle made for a fun time.
Board games came later with Kingmaker, Settlers of Catan, and whatever David's friends would bring to gaming weekend to play between RPGs.
His favorite thing to do now is play board games and RPGs with the HSG community, either at conventions or remotely.
Do you enjoy the darker side of fiction?
If crime thrillers, sci-fi, cyberpunk, psychological chillers or good old-fashioned bone-freezing horror stories are up your (dark) alley, then head to www.jon-richter.com for more information about my seven gripping books, including my latest release, psychological techno-thriller The Warden. You can also sign up for my mailing list to receive a FREE short story, as well as updates on all my upcoming projects!
You can also follow me on Twitter @RichterWrites, on Instagram @jonrichterwrites, or check out my fortnightly dark fiction podcast, Dark Natter, at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcast fix.
Mark Everglade's mission is to give the people a voice; to pay respect to the cyberpunk elders, who created all this with little precedence to draw on, while inspiring new authors to carry their torch (with cybernetic arms of course, and the flames are virtual, and corps are trying to extinguish them). He lives in Tallahassee, FL and works as a social scientist.
Cypress Butane is my nom de plume though my works so far were published as Scott Thomas Smith, my given name. I have a few short pieces published around the web, and am currently at work on a novel, the first in a series. You can keep up with me at my homepage at http://www.thehauntedtypewriter.com/
Stu Jones is the author of multiple sci-fi/action/thriller novels, including the multi-award-winning It Takes Death To Reach A Star duology, written with co-author Gareth Worthington(Children of the Fifth Sun).
Known for his character-driven stories and blistering action sequences, Stu strives to create thought-provoking reading experiences that challenge the status quo. When he’s not chasing bad guys or writing epic stories, he can be found planning his next adventure to some remote or exotic place.
Stu is represented by Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo-Helin-Fountain literary.
Tobias Cabral is a clinical psychologist and lifelong Speculative Fiction enthusiast and author. He has developed a sub-specialty in working with SF Fans (who are frequently and non-trivially helped by not having constantly to translate their thoughts and feelings into "Mundane-ese" with their therapist). Doctor Cabral lives in the verdant suburbs of Philadelphia with his (undeservedly tolerant) wife, (intriguingly-eccentric) son, three dogs (Kaylee, Madame Maxine, and Fitz), and Z'Ha'Dum-black cat (Daenerys Angelique). Ball python (Monty....of course), alas, shed his mortal coil in 2016.
James Mendez Hodes
James Mendez Hodes (he/him) is an ENnie Award-winning writer, game designer, and cultural consultant. You might know his design work from Avatar Legends, Thousand Arrows, or Scion; his cultural consulting work from Frosthaven, Magic: the Gathering, or the Jackbox Party Packs; or his writing from some articles complaining about orcs and racism. He graduated Swarthmore College with a major in Religion, and minors in Dance and English Literature. He also received a master’s degree in Eastern classics from St John’s College. His interests include martial arts, hip hop, poetry, and sumō wrestling. His primary party role is tank, secondary support.
Rachel E. Beck
Living on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California for over a decade turned one-time fantasy writer Rachel Beck into an author of the cyberpunk series The Glitch Logs. When not hammering out new stories by the light of a dying laptop, she also enjoys gaming, tabletop RPGs, and escaping the cyber dystopia to enjoy nature. Rachel is also the author of stand-alone fantasy novel Sommnium, The Dark Menagerie storied-jewelry series, and co-creator of The Dracula Files.
J.R. Handley is a pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team. He is a veteran infantry sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division and the 28th Infantry Division. She is the kind of crazy that interprets his insanity into cogent English. He writes the sci-fi while she proofreads it. The sergeant is a two-time combat veteran of the late unpleasantness in Mesopotamia where he was wounded, likely doing something stupid. He started writing military science fiction as part of a therapy program suggested by his doctor, and hopes to entertain you while he attempts to excise his demons through these creative endeavors. In addition to being just another dysfunctional veteran, he is a stay at home wife, avid reader and all around nerd. Luckily for him, his Queen joins him in his fandom nerdalitry.
Keith Hedger lives in central Iowa after thirty years away. He left Iowa after high school by joining the US Army. After a few years of building things in numerous places, the Army sent him to radio electronics school and then assigned him to a computer repair team in Germany. Since leaving the Army he continued working with computers and networking, developing his fiction writing skills, and found a love of endurance sports. So far he’s run more than fifty marathons and ultra marathons, completed a masters degree in computer science, and published stories that people seem to enjoy.
I grew up in a rainy Manchester surrounded by burned out warehouses and Joy Division. I’ve run far since then, having lived in London, Sydney, and Brooklyn where I now draw Sci-Fi illustrations and write intense, gritty near-future thrillers. You can get three FREE novellas plus a load of artwork, videos and monthly emails from 2050s New York at: https://signup.jimkeen.com/thankyou
Joseph and Marisha Cautilli
Joseph and Marisha Cautilli are probably the best father-daughter cyber punk-horror writers ever (maybe the only father-daughter combination). Joe Cautilli has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University. He has worked for twenty-five years in mental health, including owning his own company, and in the prison system, working with inmates with mental health issues. Joe has written numerous articles in psychology as well as in both the horror and cyberpunk genera.
At the time of publishing the first book, Marisha Cautilli was seven years old, diagnosed as gifted and had many gifts and hobbies. She is a teen now. Her primary joy in writing is historical fiction and fantasy but has recently begun to take an interest in the cyberworld as well.
HexComix is a Los Angeles-based comic book label. We are proud to be a 100% independent operation, changing the world through creative ideas and compelling characters.
Nominees of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, HexComix is devoted to showcasing non-traditional voices and telling unique stories.
Our premiere title, HEX11, is an ongoing sci-fi/fantasy series created and illustrated by Lisa K. Weber, written by Kelly Sue Milano, and produced/edited by Lynly Forrest.
Christian Miller aka Silver Spook
Silver Spook Games is a one-person-team consisting of Christian Miller, a Hawaiian writer, artist, and game developer with a passion for creating works of depth and relevance. Growing up Native Hawaiian in Honolulu, Hawaii, he experienced a somewhat 'postmodern' and dissonant existence of clashing cultures, peoples, and extreme inequality. Inspired by games like Fallout, System Shock, Deus Ex and films like Aliens, The Matrix, Bladerunner, District 9, and Elysium, he has gone on to write stories and create games in the tradition of dark, cautionary, and (hopefully) groundbreaking science fiction. Neofeud is an adventure-puzzle game that aspires to be complex, compelling, and challenging. Christian now lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with his loving, geeky, cosplaying Canadian wife, and two kids.
Matthew A. Goodwin
Matthew A. Goodwin has loved cyberpunk since he first read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Neuromancer as a child. The questions the genre asks about morality, humankind’s relationship with technology, increasing corporate control, the ‘bread and circus’ nature of entertainment and the fusion of man with machine have fascinated him throughout his life.
His novel series A Cyberpunk Saga seeks to explore these themes in a fast-paced action adventure.
From Southern California to Japan to Texas and finally back to SoCal, Rosie Record spent the remainder of her childhood in a sleepy mountain community with dreams of writing, pushing east, and exploring the world. After graduating with a BA in linguistics, she became entrenched in the world of corporate instead. It wasn’t until she moved to NYC she began to write again.
Record believes books have the power to hold a mirror up to society and ask, do you still like what you see? …an important question she asks while exploring concepts of control and what it means to be free in her gritty cyberpunk novel, Tronick.
I was born in Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. I studied Ancient & Medieval History at university and am a qualified teacher. I enjoy science fiction, fantasy and horror, both in books and on screen, as well as collecting and painting miniatures and table top war gaming. I am a lover of art, music, film and classic computer games. I have loved cyberpunk-themed films, games and music for many, many years. This, in part, inspired my cyberpunk science-fiction books. I have also written and published horror, poetry, fantasy and a children’s book.
Craig Lea Gordon
Craig Lea Gordon fell in love with Science Fiction at a very early age. His earliest memory is of bawling his eyes out on a Saturday morning when a shabby looking robot called Metal Mickey appeared on TV. It wasn't anything to do with the low budget production values, but instead because it had displaced Battle of the Planets, his favourite sci-fi program.
Shortly after he insisted that his parents christen their Ferguson Videostar by recording Battlestar Galactica. From the age of six, a good Christmas was defined by whether or not Star Wars was on TV. At 12 he made his Mum rent him a copy of Robocop, and he has never been the same since. Some say he has a hidden prime directive to create visions of a possible future.
A.R.K. Watson began writing with both arms in braces as a broke college student. Her love of the written word drove her to start a business aimed at popularizing good books, while writing sci-fi and fantasy herself.
She is an American living abroad in South Korea, a world traveler, and cyborg enthusiast.