WHO ARE WE? We’re a community of science fiction & fantasy fans who love to get together with our friends and nerd out over the things we love. We love great stories: stories of the supernatural, the fantastic, the futuristic, the heroic and weird and wonderful. Science fiction, comics, fantasy fiction, games, fantastical art, horror fiction, steampunk - great stories come in all forms, and at Multiverse, we celebrate them all!
WHY DO WE DO THIS? Because great stories don’t only come from books and comics. Every fan is their own universe with their own unique story to tell, and added together, those stories make up the Multiverse of fandom. We created Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention to bring fans together for a weekend of geeky fun in a place where everyone is welcomed, respected, and appreciated. We hope you’ll join us!
When: October 18-20, 2019
Where: Hilton Atlanta Airport, 1031 Virginia Ave., Atlanta, GA 30354.
How: Just show up this weekend ready for some fun!
WHAT CAN YOU DO AT MULTIVERSE?
We have an awesome weekend of fannish fun planned for you: Panels, shopping, cosplay, gaming, parties, and more! Click the links below to learn more about the activities you can expect to enjoy at Multiverse 2019.
GET TO KNOW THE MULTIVERSE TEAM:
Born and raised in a small south Georgia town, Jesse Adams spent his childhood visiting faraway planets and fantasy worlds via the local library. After college & law school in Florida, Jesse moved to Atlanta to practice law as a way to support his ever-growing list of geeky hobbies. He founded Multiverse to create a new community where geeks of all types can enjoy a modern, exciting, inclusive convention experience without being trampled by mega-con crowds. Jesse lives with his wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and an invisible cat.
Allie Charlesworth is the co-founder of Multiverse. A huge fan of tabletop gaming, Harry Potter, and all things crafty, Allie can often be found making art or exploring the natural world with her husband and kids. She loves to attend conventions, concerts, and art exhibits. You can automatically become Allie’s best friend by offering her a dog to pet or a baby to hold.
Born in the Midwest and transplanted to the mid-Atlantic coast, Richard Fife has been dabbling in the geeky community for over a decade, from being a blogger on Tor.com, the director of the Writers Track at JordanCon, and until recently the Director’s Second of Fantasy Literature at DragonCon. His big geeks are The Wheel of Time, Doctor Who, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and all things steampunk. He has too many secondary geeks to count. He has also had stints in theatre, improv, and IT support (the worst of habits). He lives with his wife, two sons, and two cats.
In her 15 years of experience as a con volunteer—with 10 spent directing Dragon Con's Anne McCaffrey Fan Track and, later, its Fantasy Literature Track—Charlotte has wrangled, moderated, and perplexed creators from every corner of speculative fiction. A professional copywriter and amateur artist, cosplayer, and Twitter comedian, she spends every day answering the question, "What do you do with a B.A. in English?" Her primary fandom is: dragons. She lives in Raleigh with her ridiculous pit bull, Annie. As Multiverse's Experience Director, her guarantee is that if you don't have a good time, she’ll watch Battlefield Earth while sober.
K. Ceres Wright received her master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and her published cyberpunk novel, Cog, was her thesis for the program. Her short stories, poems, and articles have appeared in Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler (Locus Award winner; Hugo Award nominee); Sycorax’s Daughters (Bram Stoker Award nominee); Emanations: 2+2=5; Diner Stories: Off the Menu; Many Genres, One Craft (Best Non-Fiction London Book Festival); The City: A Cyberfunk Anthology; The Museum of All Things Awesome and That Go Boom; among others. Ms. Wright is the founder and president of Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction, an educational group for creatives; and is the Director of Science Fiction Programming for MultiverseCon. She works as a publications manager and writer/editor for a management consulting firm in Rockville, MD.
Chelsea Eckert (who also goes by Bean or Polaris, depending on the phase of the moon) runs our social media almost too well. In fact, she might be an android built by Cyberlife? We haven't really checked, and we feel like it'd be too impolite to ask. A fan of anime, cosplay, games of all kinds, and super cool fantasy art that features like dragons fighting lions and stuff, she also enjoys discussing queer and/or autistic characters (as she is one herself). You can find her on Twitter at @chelseayrbff. Seriously: go find her, because she's wandered off and may have lasers installed in her eyes.
Venessa Giunta is a writer of weird things, an editrix extraordinaire, and a little bit of a nerd. She is a published author, with non-fiction essays, short stories, and the urban Fantasy Soul Cavern series. She is a dedicated viewer of the show Supernatural and was devastated when Sense8 was cancelled (Damn you, Netflix!). She lives in Atlanta, GA, with her husband — also known as her muse — and three cats who basically rule the house, but won’t pay the mortgage. She’s been called the kind of evil that inspires hugs. Venessa is the director of the WRITE track at Multiverse.
Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Author residing in Atlanta. He did his undergraduate work in Philosophy, English, and Religion Studies and holds a Master’s Degree in Theology. He is the author of the Epic Fantasy novel saga The Three Gifts, which currently includes When Night Falls (Book One) and A Plague of Shadows (Book Two), and his short stories have appeared in several anthologies. Gerald directs the Fantasy programming track at Multiverse. You can find him at geraldlcoleman.com.
Gigi Eng is a New Yorker who considers Atlanta “Home Geek Home”. A multi-genre writer, her short stories have been published in Weirdbook 36 and an award winning literary anthology. Gigi’s short plays have been produced off Broadway in NYC, and she’s appeared onstage as part of a Grand Guignol cabaret. Under different pen names, she’s published non-fiction, paranormal romance, and other types of writing she can’t show her grandma. She geeks hard to BSG and NuWHO, remembers the “Skiffy Boards” fondly, yells Qapla! at entirely inappropriate moments, cries while reading Bill Willingham’s Fables, treats Free Comic Book Day as a national holiday, wants a Tauntaun coat (only if it’s made of fabric and not a Tauntaun), and hopes to discover she’s really a clone played by Tatiana Maslany, or inspire a character created by Neil Gaiman. Gigi is the director of the MEET track at Multiverse.
L. Marie Wood is the bestselling author of 4 novels and over 130 short stories. Her short story, "The Ever After" was part of the Bram Stoker Award Finalist anthology Sycorax's Daughters. Wood has been recognized in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 and as one of the 100+ Black Women in Horror Fiction. She is the director of GEEK:Horror at Multiverse.
Lanie was born and raised in Georgia. Immersed in books and science fiction shows and movies most of her life, she only discovered conventions a few years ago. She immediately began volunteering and fell in love with every bit of it. Lanie lives in the Atlanta area and especially enjoys the crafty/creative side of fandom. Lanie directs the CREATE programming track (all the cool workshops and demos) at Multiverse.
Darie (aka Mama Lyric) is a professional LGBTQ+ health educator, assister, and administrator. In addition to being Volunteer Director, she is a Guest at Multiverse, presenting panels on health and wellbeing. Darie lives in Metro Atlanta with her hubby Keith and their furbabies. Darie uses she/her pronouns, puts the “Q” in LGBTQ+, and her name rhymes with “sorry and Ferrari.” Her fandoms are vast, with most of her love given to the Whedonverse, Potterverse, MCU, Disney, Neil Gaiman, and board games. In her free time, she spends obscene amounts of time crocheting, sewing, attending ATL United matches, hoping the Cubs will clinch another WS, and figuring out what her next D&D character should be. Darie loves doing volunteer coordination and enhancing the volunteer experience. She has over 20 years’ experience leading volunteers across various cons and organizations. She previously served as the Director of Volunteer Training and Recruiting for Dragon Con, Volunteer Director for AnachroCon, AndoCon, CONjuration, Timegate (WHOlanta), Days of the Dead Atlanta, Monsterama, and Atlanta Pride.
R. J. Joseph is a Texas based writer and professor who must exorcise the demons of her imagination so they don't haunt her being. A life-long horror fan and writer of many things, she has discovered the joys of writing creatively and academically about two important aspects of her life: horror and black femininity. When R. J. isn't writing, teaching, or reading voraciously, she can be found wrangling one or six of various sprouts and sproutlings from her blended family of 11...which also includes one husband and two hellbeasts. R. J. is also the director of our Learn Track programming.
Safety Team Leader @Multiversecon. High level healing mage (nurse). Defender of Earth, lover of all things Science and Science fiction. A father of 2 a husband of 1. An astute student of the human condition. Consulting detective. All of my hair has migrated from my head to my face. Attempting to go Super Saiyan. Hopeless romantic. Race: Redguard.
Shawna Armstrong is a multidisciplinary graphic designer located in Atlanta, GA. Through design and management, she strives to create environments and experiences that allow people to feel included, safe, uninhibited, and encouraged. Shawna is a huge science fiction lover and can often be found at local book clubs, conventions, or helping run space-themed Meetups.