Check back here to see the ever expanding list of professional guests who will be attending this year’s DemiCon.

The following guests have been confirmed so far!

Glen Cook 

Author ~ Glen is best known for his stellar military fantasy series, The Black Company.  Glen can be found in the Dealer's room, with a great assortment of literature for you to purchase
Glen Cook Wiki


John and Denise Garner

Artists ~ This husband and wife duo are an art powerhouse.  

Denise's Website
John's Website 



Lettie Prell

Author ~ One of our own Des Moines Science Fiction and Fantasy writers. Lettie uses the blend of technology and magic for her wonderful works. 

Lettie's Website 



Mary Wilson

Author ~ Mary is one of our own Des Moines authors. She is also a publicist for the metaphysical. 

Mary's Website


Sean Faircloth

Author ~ Richard Dawkins asked Sean Faircloth, who served ten years in the Maine legislature, to serve as opening speaker for numerous Dawkins US speaking engagements. Sean Faircloth authored "Attack of the Theocrats, How the Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can Do About It"


Adam J Whitlatch

Author ~ Iowa author of dozens of short stories and poems spanning science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Tom Ashwell

Author ~ Offbeat serlalized science fiction for young adults and adults.
Tom's website


Taylor Kent

Author ~ The Adventures of The Snarky Avenger Comic

Taylor Kent is a writer, podcaster, voice actor, software developer, reviewer (of books, audio books, movies, etc), and gamer. His work has appeared on Flashshots, Fear and Trembling Magazine, and Abattoir Magazine; and he has done voice work for Brokensea Audio Productions, Gypsy Audio, Zombie Astronaut’s Frequency of Fear, and the Sonic Society.


Lee Killough

Author ~While Lee began by publishing science fiction, her work has evolved into a combination of SF or the supernatural and her other favorite genre, mystery...producing stories about future cops, space going cops, vampire cops, werewolf cops, and ghost cops. To take a look at some of her ebooks please follow this link

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Editor and Author ~ A writer of speculative fiction and nonfiction, Bryan also has experience as a technical writer, musician and composer.  His work has been published in a variety of places from online ‘zines to magazines and newspapers and even a few corporate manuals.

Christopher Weuve

Wargame designer ~ Chris is a naval analyst and wargame designer, formerly of the Center for Naval Analyses and the Naval War College. He has been the “military expert” for the Discovery Channel’s “Curiosity (Alien Invasion)” show.  He was a co-author of House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion.

Thomas "Tom" Pope

The co-designer of Ad Astra Games' Saganami Island Tactical Simulator, co-author of Jayne's Intelligence Review, Vol. 1, and Vol. 2, and a moderator of the discussion board on Ad Astra's website. He created artwork for the Grayson Navy Letters Home and the House of Steel companion book. Together with Ken Burnside, he was a founding member of the literary consultant group, BuNine.

Lars Pearson

Lars Pearson is an American writer, editor, and journalist. He is the owner/publisher of Mad Norwegian Press, a publishing company specializing in reference guides to television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Doctor Who, plus the Faction Paradox range of novels and comic books. He is also co-author, with Lance Parkin, of "Ahistory: An Unauthorized History of the Doctor Who Universe," which puts every Doctor Who-related story onto a single timeline from the beginning of the universe to its end.
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