John E Kaufmann

Photograph of John E KaufmannBesides creating wonderful Astronomical, Sci/Fi, and Fantasy paintings John stays busy as an illustrator for the education and advertising markets. With over 20 years of experience in commercial art he has recently struck out in the Sci/Fi Fantasy field. John's work has been chosen for numerous awards at art shows across the country and he loves to participate in convention activities. He and his very supportive wife share a home with three great kids, a guinea pig, a cat, a dog, and a blue parakeet named Paco.

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Katherine Kurtz

Photograph of Katherine KurtzKatherine Kurtz is the author of the Deryni Series, The Adept Series, the Templar Series, and several other works. She defined and established her own sub-genre of "historical fantasy" set in close parallels to our own medieval period and featuring "magic" that much resembles what some of us might call extrasensory perception. Additionally Katherine utilized her historical training to develop another sub-genre she calls "crypto-history," in which the "history behind the history" intertwines with the "official" histories.

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Additionally you can check out her biography on the wiki section of her site.

Kelley Armstrong

Photograph of Kelley ArmstrongKelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the NYT-bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" paranormal suspense series and "Darkest Powers" young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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Ed and Red

Photograph of Liana and Ed the SockEd: Debuting in 1987 on a local cable-access show in Toronto, Ed has steadily ascended from novelty character to become Canada's most-loved and most successful pop culture hero and celebrated wit.

Red: Obviously, Liana is not your typical female, which becomes even more apparent when you watch her spar with Ed. Liana's comedy is not like that of traditional female comics, who are content to brand themselves with gender-based humour. Liana's comedy is rife with clever, cerebral references, but she's never afraid to wade into the muck and mire of 'guy humour' and beat Ed at his own game.

Luke Ski and Worm Quartet (ShoEboX)

Photograph of Luke Ski Luke Ski: Luke Ski is back with all his music and humour to entertain us. Last year he was praised for his fine performances and music. We are excited to have him back and he is bringing a friend!

Worm Quartet (AKA ShoEboX): The one-man bemulleted God of comedy synth-punk is performing in Canada for the first time. Come witness one of Dr. Demento's biggest stars of the decade live!

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What is Fantasy Flight?

Fantasy Flight Publishing was founded in 1995 by Christian T. Petersen. In the time that has passed since our first game, Twilight Imperium, was published, Fantasy Flight Games has grown to be one of the biggest names in the hobby games industry. We have become a leader in terms of quality and components, with highly detailed plastic miniatures and beautiful artwork on rulebooks, cards, and game boards.

FFG's best-known titles include licensed games such as Battlestar Galactica, World of Warcraft: the Adventure Game, a line of board games based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, board and card games based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, and board and roleplaying games set in the worlds of Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000; plus a large line of original titles such as the rollicking dungeon crawl Descent: Journeys in the Dark and the galaxy-spanning saga Twilight Imperium.