GeekGirlCon welcomes our Featured Contributors!
Lysa Chen has designed Dungeons & Dragons adventures for Wizards of the Coast and the Adventurers League. She is distinguished as one of the Dungeon Masters Guild’s premier Guild Adepts. With roots in event organizing for her local AL scene, Lysa’s passion lies in growing and creating a more inclusive D&D community. She serves as a Community Manager for the Adventurers League and produces and hosts Behold Her, a monthly podcast about women in the world of tabletop games. You can follow her on Twitter @mercyfuldm, or visit her website: lysachen.com
Jay Justice is a Jamaican-American cosplayer, editor, and advocate. Her work has been featured by SyFy, BBC America, Marvel Comics, and she has been the inspiration for new characters in DC Comics and Boom Studios. Since 2009, she has crafted over 70 costumes and created panels at conventions across the country on the topics of comics, gaming, diversity in media, and costuming. As an outspoken POC, LGBTQIA+, and disability advocate, Jay is dedicated to creating lasting change within her community & inspiring others to do the same.
TaLynn Kel is a writer, cosplayer, and podcaster in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes about racism, cosplay, interracial relationships, and pop culture fandom through the lens of social justice. Her cosplay and essays have been featured by NBC, Safety Pin Box, Black Girl Nerds, Fabulize Magazine, Ravishly.com, Brit & Co, Huffington Post, and Punk Black.
Britta Lundin is a TV writer, novelist, and comic book writer. She currently writes on the hit CW show Riverdale. A longtime fanfiction reader and writer, she can track her life milestones by what she was shipping at the time. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives with her wife and their lime tree in Los Angeles.
Leslie Mac is a Brooklyn born Black Woman, founder of the Ferguson Response Network, co-creator of the recently shuttered Safety Pin Box & a founding lead organizer with Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. She helps institutions & organizations confront white supremacy through workshops nationwide. For more information visit LeslieMac.com.
I’ve always been an artist, but I took a detour when I attended Cal State Northridge and received a BA in Cultural Anthropology in 1997. I began working in VFX in 2000, starting out in digital dustbusting and then on restoration at PacTitle. The first movie I ever worked on was the restoration of Fantasia. Other restoration projects include: Superman and Singing in the Rain. Later I became more of a painter specializing in rig and wire removal — but I continued with restoration work. I came to LAIKA in 2008, starting on our first feature: Coraline.
Margaret Stohl is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series as well as many books for children and teens, including her latest release, Cats Versus Robots: This is War. When not writing books, she builds video game worlds at Bungie and writes Life of Captain Marvel for Marvel Comics. You can learn more about her at mstohl.com.