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Amy K. Nichols is the author of YA science fiction novels Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone, published by Knopf. She holds a master’s in literature and studied medieval paleography before switching her focus to writing fiction. Insatiably curious, Amy dabbles in art, studies karate, tries to understand quantum physics, and has a long list of things to do before she dies. She lives with her family outside Phoenix, AZ. In the evenings, she enjoys counting bats and naming stars. Sometimes she names the bats.

Visit her online at www.amyknichols.com.

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Andy Runton is the creator of the graphic novel series Owly, first published in 2005 by Top Shelf. Before he worked on Owly he was a graphic designer. His artwork is a reflection of his affection for wildlife. Andy currently resides in Atlanta, GA. In 2005, Runton won the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. His work was also nominated for "Best Publication for a Younger Audience" in Eisner Awards the same year, which he won in 2006.

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Aprilynne Pike is an internationally best-selling American author best known for her debut novel Wings, which was released in English on May 5, 2009. Her first novel debuted as a New York Times best-seller and reached the #1 spot on the Children's Best Seller list, making Pike the best-selling non-celebrity children's author to debut in 2009. Her second novel likewise debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. When her debut series reached three books and was moved to the New York Times best-selling Children's Series list, it became a best-selling series. Illusions and Destined also debuted on the USA Today Bestseller list, which combines books across all genres. Recent releases include Life After Theft, Earthbound, and Sleep No More.

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Founded to provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the Arizona Avengers is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.

The Arizona Avengers is a Marvel Comics fan club dedicated to celebrating the Marvel Universe through costuming. The Avengers is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Arizona Avengers seeks to promote interest in reading Marvel Comics through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Marvel Comics-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

The Arizona  Avengers recognizes it holds no claim over the costumes and characters it portrays. The members of the Arizona Avengers acknowledge and accept that while in costume, we represent the Marvel Entertainment brand and will do so professionally and responsibly at all times. 

Website: http://www.arizonaavengers.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arizonaavengers

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArizonaAvengers

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Formed in June of 2008, Cactus Brick is a group of adult (over 18 only) fans of LEGO who collect, build, play with, and share ideas about the LEGO hobby.  We meet officially on a monthly basis and present our creations at public displays throughout the year.  Please feel free to attend one of our meetings or find us at one of our public displays.

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Delilah S. Dawson is the author of HIT and Servants of the Storm for young adults and the Blud series for adults, including Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. She also writes short stories and comics from her aerie in the North Georgia Mountains.

Photo by James R. Tuck
http://www.whimsydark.com/
Twitter @DelilahSDawson

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We are an elite organization dedicated to the preservation of human life and the extermination of all zombies!
We are highly trained agents specializing in counter zombieism and zombie defense.

http://www.departmentofzombiedefense.com/

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Greg van Eekhout is the author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy from Tor Books, California Bones: California Bones (out now), Pacific Fire (Jan. 27, 2015), and Dragon Coast (Fall, 2015). His other books include the middle-grade novels Kid vs. Squid, The Boy at the End of the World, and the mythological fantasy novel Norse Code.

He lives in Southern California, where two seismic plates crash into each other and give rise to disaster and mayhem.

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Owen self-published the black-and-white fantasy series Starchild under his Taliesin Press imprint in the 1990s. He then changed his self-publishing to Coppervale Press for Starchild: Crossroads, then went to Image Comics for the start of Starchild: Mythopolis, before returning to self-publishing. After the turn of the century Owen reinvented himself as a novelist - creating a fantasy series titled Mythworld that met with much success in Germany - and magazine editor. In 2003 Coppervale Press relaunched two classic newsstand magazines, the fine arts-oriented International Studio and the fiction periodical Argosy.

In 2006 Owen published Here, There Be Dragons, the first book in The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series. Filming rights were immediately bought by Warner Brothers, which contributed to the book's success. The second book, The Search for the Red Dragon, was released in early 2008, closely followed by the third novel, The Indigo King in Fall of 2008. The fourth novel in this series, entitled The Shadow Dragons, was released on October 27, 2009. The fifth novel, The Dragon's Apprentice, was released on October 19, 2010.

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The Justice League Arizona is a DC Universe fan club dedicated to celebrating the DC Universe through costuming; specifically the costumes and characters of the heroes, villains and denizens. The JLAz is an all-volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity to promote interest in DC Comics and properties through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

Website: http://justiceleaguehq.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeLeagueArizona
 

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Kelley Armstrong is the author of the Cainsville modern gothic series and the Age of Legends YA fantasy trilogy. Past works include the Otherworld urban fantasy series, the Darkest Powers & Darkness Rising teen paranormal trilogies and the Nadia Stafford crime trilogy, She also co-writes the Blackwell Pages middle-grade fantasy trilogy as K.L. Armstrong with M.A. Marr. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her family.

Twitter: @KelleyArmstrong

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Melissa Marr writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages and have been bestsellers internationally as well as on the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in the United States. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens and the Graveminder series for adults. Her first picture book, Bunny Roo, I Love You will be released this April. The Blackwell Pages are written in tandem with good friend and fellow author Kelley Armstrong. Marr lives in Virginia.

Twitter: @melissa_marr

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Suzanne Young currently lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she teaches high school English. When not writing obsessively, Suzanne can be found searching her own tragic memories for inspiration. She is the author of several books for teens, including The Program, A Need So BeautifulA Want So Wicked, and The Treatment, her most recent book The Remedy was just released. Friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter at @Suzanne_Young, and visit Suzanne-Young.blogspot.com.

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The DREAD Fleet is comprised of five ships, each specializing in a spectrum of pirate talents; belly dancing, sword fighting, living chess matches, stage shows, contra dancing, and all manner of pirate history! Our ships sail Arizona executing educational and entertaining performances. If ye think us merely a sailor’s grog induced ramblings, we beg you visit when we make port at Phoenix Comic Con. Our adventures promise to amuse and may entice the wayward free-booter!

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We are a Chapter of the Adrian Empire, a nation-wide 501c3 Educational non-profit corporation, dedicated to recreating the skills and activities of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
 
The Kingdom of Umbria is located in Arizona. We have an exceptional group of artisans who always amaze us with their ability to do phenomenal work that range from bardics, paintings, cooking, brewing, archery. We also have fierce combatants who are truly a sight on any field.
 
We have members in Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and places in between. If your interested in speaking with members in your city, contact the Kingdom Hospitaler (Sir Aldra Stormdragon) for contact information. We welcome you to attend our monthly tournaments and practices in Phoenix and Tempe, or any of our events listed on our home and event pages.
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Tom is the author of four young adult novels: Sick (a YA zombie novel), Party, ManicPixieDreamGirl, Zero (an ALA/YALSA Best Young Adult Novel for 2013), and his newest release, Random.

Tom brings 22 years of theatre experience as an actor and director to both his writing and classes on writing and publishing. He is available for school visits, classes, and other presentations, having been a teacher, panelist, and/or lecturer for Phoenix Comicon, the Tucson Festival of Books, ASU, RWA, SCBWI, Kennesaw State University, Western New Mexico University, NCTE, ALAN, and many more. He can be reached via his website at www.tomleveen.com.

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Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive is a non-profit cosplay for charity group that helps raise money for the AAWL (Arizona Animal Welfare League). the first and largest no-kill animal shelter in Arizona.  We are designed off of the Umbrella Corporation from the beloved Video game and movie franchise Resident Evil. When ever we can we attend events to raise money for charities. we have 50+ active dress up members and 180 total members and quickly growing. we love what we do and are always looking for more members to help the group grow and in return help the animals.  

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