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Writers of the Future Volume 32

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 32 Releases

Galaxy Press is very proud to announce its release of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 32!

With its introduction of 13 new winning writers and 12 artists we are continuing in the long established tradition as noted by Publishers Weekly in a starred review for the series, “Always a glimpse of tomorrow’s stars.”

The newly published writers include: Stewart C Baker of Dallas, OR; Matt Dovey of Lincolnshire, UK; Julie Frost of West Jordan, UT; HL Fullerton of New York; R.M. Graves of London, England; Sylvia Anna Hivén of Lawrenceville, GA; Rachael K. Jones of Athens, GA; Ryan Row of Berkeley, CA; Jon Lasser of Seattle, WA; Stephen Merlino of Seattle, WA; Christoph Weber of Reno, NV, J.W. Alden of Hypoluxo, FL and K.D. Julicher of Fernley, NV.

Top: Krystal Claxton, Sylvia Anna Hiven, Rachael Jones, Julie Frost, KD Julicher Bottom: Jon Lasser, JW Alden, Stephen Merlino, Stuart C Baker, Matt Dovey, Ryan Row, Christoph Weber.

Top: Krystal Claxton, Sylvia Anna Hiven, Rachael Jones, Julie Frost, KD Julicher Bottom: Jon Lasser, JW Alden, Stephen Merlino, Stuart C Baker, Matt Dovey, Ryan Row, Christoph Weber.

The newly published artists include: Christina Alberici of Sewell, NJ; Camber Arnhart of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Brandon Knight of Shawbirch, Telford, UK; Talia Spencer of Los Angeles, CA; Adrian Massaro of Neuquen, Argentina; Killian McKeown of Phoenix, AZ; Vlada Monakhova of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Paul Otteni of Kirkland, WA; Jonas Spokas of Kaunas, Lithuania; Preston Stone of Loveland, CO; Maricela Ugarte Peña of Monterrey, Mexico and Dino Hadziavdic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Top: Maricela Ugarte Pena, Christina Alberici, Adrian Massaro, Camber Arnhart, Vlada Monakhova, Killian McKeown. Bottom: Brandon Knight, Paul Otteni, Jonas Spokas, Preston Stone.

Top: Maricela Ugarte Pena, Christina Alberici, Adrian Massaro, Camber Arnhart, Vlada Monakhova, Killian McKeown. Bottom: Brandon Knight, Paul Otteni, Jonas Spokas, Preston Stone.

In addition to the winning stories is a story from Contest creator L. Ron Hubbard entitled “The Last Admiral,” written under the pen name Rene Lafayette as the 8th story in his Conquest of Space series.

Contest Judge and anthology editor David Farland has his Steampunk tale, “Hellfire on the High Frontier.”

And Contest judge Sean Williams was very happy to be able to once again have one of his stories published in a Writers of the Future volume and so we are very proud to present “The Jade Woman of the Luminous Star.”

In a special article entitled “Where Steampunk Started,” Contest Judge and World Fantasy Award winning author Tim Powers tells the story of how the subgenre, based on Victorian fantasies, got its name. It was a letter from K.W. Jeter to Locus in 1987 where he stated, “Personally, I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of that era; like ‘steampunks,’ perhaps….”

And our most recent Writers of the Future judge, New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, enters in with his article “The Fine Distinction Between Cooks and Chefs” as he provides what he feels is the best writing advice he has to offer.

“The authors offering advice seemed to be saying, ‘You poor thing. You have no idea what you’re in for.’

“Trouble is, neither did they.”

And with his amusing article “How to Drive a Writer Crazy,” L. Ron Hubbard comments on the business of writing in reference to dealing with fickle editors.

“1. When he [writer] starts to outline a story, immediately give him several stories just like it to read and tell him three other plots. This makes his own story and his feeling for it vanish in a cloud of disrelated facts.”

So by now, you should be very ready to read Writers of the Future Volume 32. You can get it at Amazon.com, B&N.com, or wherever books are sold.

Judges and winners and staff of Author Services.

Day 7 – Writers of the Future Volume 32 – Awards Event

Then the final day came that we have all been building up for — the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards.  Everyone had now been to the Ebell Theatre and seen what the stage was like and to get a glimpse of what it would be like looking out in the hall.  The tuxedos and gowns were properly fitted and everyone looked great.

Then it was a matter of getting from the Loews Hotel to the Ebell Theatre for an event that even Cinderella’s fairy godmother would not have been able to envision.

The winners and judges arrived and had a wonderful dinner which was followed by a red carpet media reception.  Seeing as how we have been promoting a Steampunk theme, we decided to take it to a whole new level with the dining room and red carpet all done with a Steampunk design.  The Star Wars Steampunk Universe was on hand to help celebrate the annual winners and to urge other aspiring writers and artists to participate in this free-to-enter contest.  Not only were the Steampunk characters on hand, but they even brought along a Strato Sculpin which was the hit of the red carpet!

Then everyone moved in to the hall for the start of the 32nd Awards Ceremony.  The opening with a “Steampunk Stomp” percussion performance made for an incredible start to the event.  This was followed by a video presentation, “Unlimited Imagination” — a tribute to writers, illustrators and artists anywhere and everywhere.  The judges and special guests were all recognized and a review of the last 32 years of the Contests presented.

Sergey Poyarkov, artist for this year’s cover, was presented the L. Ron Hubbard Silver Star Award for his 25th anniversary of having initially won the Contest, to becoming a judge and for introducing the contest to hundreds of potential artists to this contest.

Kellie Gerardi, Media Specialist of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and a candidate for the first manned mission to Mars, was the keynote speaker and was amazingly inspirational talking about the future of space flight.

All the winners were presented their awards and made some of the most heart-felt speeches I have ever heard.

Writers of the Future Volume 32 was then officially released and everyone encouraged to get their copy and have it signed by the winners after the event at the reception.

The Golden Brush Award was presented to Adrian Massaro from Argentina and the Golden Pen Award was presented to Matt Dovey from England.

The evening completed with 1,000 guests  approaching the winners who graciously (and quite enthusiastically)  autographed books for the next hours.

 

Writers judge Dr. Doug Beason.

Day 6 – Writers of the Future Volume 32 Workshop

Day six began bright and early with an excellent talk by Dr. Doug Beason about handling science in fiction. He provided extensive resources for the writers to use for story research. He stressed that, no matter what you do, you’re going to get something wrong, and that’s okay, as long as you’re consistent with the world you’ve created.

Nancy Kress then stepped up to share her knowledge. She’s a lover of stories wherein a character changes, and said that, “If all of these goings on don’t affect your characters, why should they affect me?” She also restated the importance of doing one’s research, and said, “If you want us to believe in your stories, you need to check your science.” Nancy shared her “swimming pool” method of pacing. She says that the harder you kick off, the longer you can glide. She recommended working with your biological rhythm as much as possible – make time to write when you’re at your freshest.

Todd McCaffrey was up next. He addressed the importance of finding true, diehard fans, and gave overall advice on how to interact with your fans once you have them. He also advised the writers to find the writing time that works best for them.

Then Mike Resnick and Eric Flint took the stage. Mike talked movie deals and what was worth negotiating hard for, and had the writers laughing the whole time. Julie Frost asked Mike to talk a little bit about his magazine, Galaxy’s Edge, and he happily obliged. Eric told the writers that the best promotion they can do is to write the next book, because you never know which one will be a hit.

Eric James Stone and James C. Glass spoke to the class as veteran returning winners, and gave heaps of advice on handling book signings and your career post-contest.

Larry Niven then addressed the winners, and told many rich stories of his experiences collaborating with Jerry Pournelle. When asked how he approaches research, he said, “Everything we do is research.” He also gave the writers permission to bend a law of physics if they have to.

Then yours truly, Megan E. O’Keefe, and Laurie Tom were up to discuss our experiences post-win. We shared stories about dealing with editors, selecting an agent, and maintaining momentum after the win. Kary English, Steve Pantazis, and Martin L. Shoemaker then stepped up to offer their own advice on handling imposter syndrome, and being careful about which opportunities to accept post-win.

The judges were then whisked away for rehearsal, and the winners went downstairs to get some last-minute advice on their speeches before the big award ceremony tomorrow.

Day 5 – Illustrators of the Future Workshop

Echo Chernik was the first presenter for Saturday’s illustrator workshop. Echo works mainly in an Art Nouveau decorative illustration style for advertising agencies, poster designs, book covers and interior book artwork. Some of her clients include Celestial Tea, Angry Orchard, Dos Equis, Branding for Publix, Twisted Tea, High 5 Games, Miller Lite and Camel Cigarettes.

The workshop instructors held a portfolio review for the illustrators. The instructors covered topics from composition, scale, devices for effective storytelling, value hierarchy, edge variation and color. This group critique is a key part of the workshops that help to prepare the illustrators before they head out into the market place.

Olivia Wise was the last presenter for the day. She graduated from the illustration program at California College of the Arts. She has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration and is represented by Private View Illustration agency in the UK. Olivia has mainly worked in the editorial illustration market doing numerous assignments that include spot illustrations, posters, covers and magazine spreads. She also covered topics like invoicing, project deadlines and her illustration process. Olivia also does a great deal of personal paintings, she finds that it’s a great opportunity for her to experiment and make new discoveries in her work.

Guest bloggers Megan O’Keefe on the Writers blog was Writers of the Future winner in Volume 30 and Irvin Rodriguez on the Illustrators blog was Illustrators of the Future grand prize winner for Volume 27

David Farland and Tim Powers at the writers workshop.

Day 5 – Writers of the Future Volume 32 Workshop

Workshop day five began with the writers gathering to critique the three 24-hour stories that they read the night before. Tim and Dave kicked everyone out who wasn’t a writer-winner to make sure the environment was as non-intimidating as possible. Once the critiques were through, the writers received a quick run-down on agents, and then broke for lunch.

When they reconvened, they were treated to guest lecturers throughout the evening. First up was Liza Trombi from Locus Magazine, the foremost professional publication in science fiction and fantasy literature. She discussed Locus, and then moved on to the vagaries of self-publishing, traditional publishing, and going hybrid. Liza recommended trying traditional publishing before attempting self-publishing. She also mentioned that publishing your first novel is rare, and that the best thing you can do for your future writing career is to always be writing a new book.

Robert J. Sawyer was up after Liza. With fresh copies of Locus in the winner’s hands, Robert took the opportunity to point out that his latest book, while having been well reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and the Washington Post, was disliked by Locus. And while the book is doing extremely well, the reality is that someone will always dislike your work. He stressed that you should never write to please everyone because you never will. Your job, he says, is to identify what it is you do. You should know what your brand is as a writer, and write to please those people.

Robert recommended writing a review of your own work, just for you, that you can use as a guide while drafting. In doing this, you decide ahead of time how you want the book to be received, and can adjust as you draft and revise based on your focused goals.

Orson Scott Card then took the stage. He began his presentation by addressing the importance of taking care of one’s health as a writer. “Your health makes writing possible,” he said. Scott then segued into issues of point of view, penetration, and tense. He ran over all the positive and negative aspects to consider of each, and stressed the importance of selecting each with care to fit the story you want to tell.

Scott then made the writers do an exercise, wherein they wrote a past tense, limited third person narrative about an hour of their lives. Rachel K. Jones, Krystal Claxton, K.D. Julicher braved Scott’s live critique and read their work aloud. Based on their stories, Scott offered advice about reading aloud and handling viewpoint.

Once Scott was finished, Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta offered advice on how to be professional. They began their presentation with the excellent advice that a writer’s best business card is their book, and then proceeded to hand out a copy of Kevin’s latest novel. They ran through Heinlein’s rules of writing, including: you must write, and you must finish what you write.

Rebecca and Kevin’s rule number one of being a professional was to, “Never, ever, never, never, ever, be a jerk to anyone at any time.” They spoke about presenting yourself professionally in public, and making certain to always meet your deadlines.

After the guest lecturers were finished, the writers and judges moved to another room in Author Services where, for many of them, their first ever signing had been set up. The writers and illustrators settled in to sign a mountainous pile of books. Nursing well-earned hand cramps, they moved on to a local restaurant for a group BBQ. Full of delicious food, they hurried back to the hotel to have their last tuxedo and dress fitting before the big event.

Day 4 – Illustrators of the Future Workshop

Day 4 of the illustrator workshops began with a two part presentation by past grand prize illustration winner of Vol 27, Irvin Rodriguez. Irvin currently lives and works in New York City where he has functioned as an illustrator for the last 5 years in the mobile and social gaming industries, comics, book covers, editorial illustration as well as showing his paintings in galleries. The first talk covered the early parts of his illustration career, his progression from illustration to fine arts, his interest in becoming a professional painter and balancing a mix of both careers. The second part covered resources for the artist and illustrator including marketing strategies, podcasts, educational websites, art interviews and recommended books and reading for artists.

Larry Elmore gave his seminar in the afternoon session. Larry is a well known fantasy artist who has worked on Dungeons and Dragons, Dragonlance, fantasy book covers and many commissioned projects. Larry discussed his humble beginnings in rural Kentucky and how it shaped his work ethic. He also discussed some of the painting and image making techniques he employs, from glazing, scumbling, graphite and charcoal drawing and the importance of line weight. Larry currently focuses on commissions and personal paintings.

The workshop instructors gave a critique in the afternoon for the illustrator winners book cover sketch assignment. They covered picture making essentials like composition, value, typography, cover titles, and thumbnail sketches. It’s important to consider the pose, gesture, scale and placement of the elements to enhance the delivery of a message in an illustration or picture.

Bob Ciano was the last presenter of the day. Bob Ciano has been art director of many publications, including Life, the New York Times, Esquire, Travel & Leisure, Encyclopedia Britannica, The Industry Standard, Forbes ASAP, and Opera News. Along the way he has worked with prominent illustrators, photographers, and writers and has won over 300 design awards. Bob stressed the importance of typography and design and its relationship with illustration and photography. Illustrators must take precautions while composing their pictures so that the image and type work effectively as a whole.

Guest bloggers Megan O’Keefe on the Writers blog was Writers of the Future winner in Volume 30 and Irvin Rodriguez on the Illustrators blog was Illustrators of the Future grand prize winner for Volume 27.

Writers scrambling to finish their 24-hour stories

Day 4 – Writers of the Future Volume 32 Workshop

Day four began with the writers scrambling to finish their 24-hour stories before the final deadline at 4pm sharp. Many of them gathered on a patio overlooking Hollywood Blvd., popped in their head phones, and typed like the wind. K.D. Julicher had finished her impressive nine-thousand word story earlier, and retired to take a victory nap while her classmates toiled on.

As 4pm loomed, the writers filtered into Author Services, wielding their flash drives like weapons, to turn in their stories. Tim and Dave then took the printed stories and threw them down the stairs. Those three which fell the furthest were selected for critique. Rachel K. Jones, J.W. Alden, and Jon Lasser were the furthest fliers.

With the weight of their stories off their shoulders, the writers anxiously awaited the reveal of the artwork the illustrators had created for their stories. The moment the doors opened, the writers gasped and rushed through to discover all the beautiful pieces of art.

Once they were matched up, they finally got the chance to chat with the illustrator winners and gathered to take a group photo. The only thing brighter than the art in that photo was the smiles.

After a quick dinner break, the writers reconvened to hear their first guest lecturers. Sean Williams was up first, and delivered a moving and motivating speech that Charles Brown, the founder of Locus, used to give to the winners. It included such tough love as, “Anyone who can be talked out of being a writer shouldn’t be one.”

Sean then handed down his “10 and a Half Rules of writing,” including such wisdom as; be kind to everyone, read everything, and write what you love.

Nina Kiriki Hoffman treated the writers to handouts and dice that they could use to roll up random story ideas. She gave them seven minutes to start a story generated by the prompts. Matt Dovey and Julie Frost were brave enough to read their beginnings aloud, too much applause.

The writers were then given the three 24 hour stories to critique and were set free to get to work.

Day 3 – Illustrators of the Future Workshop

The day started with Ron and Val discussing with the progress and benefits of the workshop so far. The illustrators unanimously seemed to gain a great deal from the life drawing Salon. You can never get enough life drawing practice. It is essential to the development of the visual artist. Some of the artists had never drawn from the model before, especially costumed models like the ones from the Salon.

Mike Valle was the first workshop presenter of the day. Mike is a movie poster designer an Art Center alumni, and a long time friend of Cliff Nielsen, who served as a mentor to him throughout art school. Mike currently works for a company called Refinery, and also has previous experience in the advertising and movie poster industries. Mike says, a movie poster can go through hundreds of iterations and different versions before they narrow it down to one design. It is also most beneficial be versatile in terms of style as it results in getting the most work in this industry. Being too narrow and uncompromising can result in having little success. Mike has worked on a variety of projects from movie posters, book covers and layouts, film logos, and movie title sequences at the Refinery for close to 10 years. He works with a varied team of sketch artists, typographers, designers, illustrators, finishers and designers. Some of Mike’s projects include The Golden Compass, Batman Vs Superman, Ice Age, Coraline and the Walking Dead. Some of his clients include Fox, AMC, Focus Features, CW and Netflix.

The afternoon session started with Sergey Poyarkov, a Ukrainian artist and grand prize winner of the Illustrators of the Future contest 25 years ago. Sergey discussed his experiences as an illustrator and his transition into the fine art market. He touched on self publishing monographs and art books as well as fund raising methods for these types of projects. Sergey has worked as a book cover artist, editorial illustrator for newspapers. He has exhibited in galleries and museums, along with hosting a television show in the Ukraine.

Ron and Val Lindahn were the last to present for the day. They have worked together for over 25 years doing illustrations for book covers, magazine spreads, editorial illustration and movie posters. Ron and Val utilize traditional media and techniques such as graphite, ink, gouache, acrylics, along with photography, sculpture and building maquettes. Ron and Val function under the studio name Valhalla Studio.

Day 3 ended with the Big Reveal! The writer and illustrator winners discovered who they were paired with for the 32nd Volume of the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers and the Future Anthology!

Guest bloggers Megan O’Keefe on the Writers blog was Writers of the Future winner in Volume 30 and Irvin Rodriguez on the Illustrators blog was Illustrators of the Future grand prize winner for Volume 27

Writer winners with instructor David Farland at Author Services for Day 3 of the workshop.

Day 3 – Writers of the Future Volume 32 Workshop

Day three kicked off with the arrival of the illustrators at the Author Services building. After they received their tour, the writers and artists settled in for another day of lessons.

Tim and Dave opened the morning lessons with a few jokes, then dived straight into the details of movie rights and contracts. After the legal lessons were out of the way, they pushed on to discussing dialogue. Tim stressed the importance of remembering that dialogue is noise, not telepathy. It can make a dog bark, be misunderstood, and disturb nearby listeners. Dave pointed out that dialogue that is too helpful is unrealistic.

They then moved on to promotion, where the key take-away was that the best thing you can do for your career is to write the next story. After a quick break, the writers discussed matters of balancing the salacious aspects of fiction.

Afterward, they walked to the library where the writers selected a random book to help inspire their 24-hour story, then set out to interview a stranger for even more information. With all three aspects of their story’s random input in place, they met at Author Services to be given the official starting whistle. The writers then scattered to the hotel and local coffee shops to settle in for a long night of writing.

Day 2 – Illustrators of the Future Workshop

The Illustrators of the Future workshop begins! The winners met in the lobby of the Loews hotel and went on to receive a tour of ASI and the library.

Ron and Val made their introductions and discussed the beginnings of the illustration careers. Ron touched on the ups and down of an illustrators career. There are many avenues that artists can go down, and many markets that are available to illustrators. It’s the illustrator’s job to do the research, promote their portfolios to these markets and find the applications and uses for their work.

The winners discussed the details of their origins as artists and spoke about the potential markets they wanted to tap into. They also touched on their preference of medium, many of them mixing digital and traditional techniques to produce the finished product.

The winners were advised to put a heavier priority on their passions. Too often, artists only make time for the work they love to do, at nights, usually after working a day job or whatever they do to pay the bills. When artists put their passions first, their careers tend to develop and flourish much faster, as opposed to doing it on the side.

The afternoon welcomed multi-talented artist, actor and voice actor, Jim Meskimen! Jim’s seminar covered L. Ron Hubbard’s basic articles regarding art, professional practices and methodologies. L. Ron Hubbard said, “ART is a word which summarizes the quality of communication.” As illustrators, our main objective is to communicate visually with the world, whether it’s a book cover, poster, storyboard, or a painting, communication of the message is KEY.

Jim issued a challenge towards the end of his workshop talk. The illustrators were given 30 minutes to draw a “Mighty Wizard who is giving up Wizarding” based on Shakespeare’s “Tempest.” The objective was to create an image that placed an emphasis on the idea or message, over technique. Using just enough technique to communicate the idea successfully.

After the illustrator winners had their professional head shots taken, the day concluded in epic fashion with a dynamic life drawing Salon! Live models posed throughout the drawing session in steampunk costumes along with a model in costume as “Terl” from L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth!

Guest bloggers Megan O’Keefe on the Writers blog was Writers of the Future winner in Volume 30 and Irvin Rodriguez on the Illustrators blog was Illustrators of the Future grand prize winner for Volume 27

L to R: Instructor Tim Powers, Stuart C. Baker, Krystal Claxton, Rachael Jones, Stephen Merlino, KD Julicher, Julie Frost, Matt Dovey, Sylvia Anna Hiven, JW Alden, Instructor David Farland, Jon Lasser, Christoph Weber, Contest Director Joni Labaqui

Day 1 – Writers of the Future Volume 32 Workshop

Every year the Writers of the Future workshop expands its horizons. It brings in NYT bestselling authors from around the world, hands out wonderful prizes, spends a full week training that year’s crop of up-and-comers, and then twirls them out onto the red carpet to celebrate their success. That can be a lot for a group of new writers to take in, but this year’s winners are wading into the fray with aplomb.

The first of the winners I had the pleasure of meeting were Stephen Merlino and Jon Lasser. They stood on the pick-up curb at LAX, smiling despite the wind and the Los Angeles heat, as the car sent from Author Services swooped in to pick them up. Once settled in for the ride, they fell into chatter like old friends, though they’d only just met a few moments before. Their energy and good humor carried them into the lobby of the Loews Hotel where the other winners awaited. Despite all meeting in person for the first time, the group gelled instantly and high-fives were shared.

After quick introductions and a break for dinner, the writers were ushered upstairs to formally meet their workshop week instructors, David Farland and Tim Powers. Workshop materials were handed out, and the schedule explained, but most of the time was spent answering questions and cracking jokes.

Though the week ahead may be daunting in its intensity, I have a feeling this year’s winners are going to tackle it with gusto and come out the other end with fresh knowledge and fresh friendships.

Writers of the Future Honorable Mention

Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Honorable Mentions

The last quarter of the Writers of the Future Contest was one of our largest on record and it shows in the extensive list of Honorable Mentions for the quarter that ended on September 30th, 2015. Congratulations to you all!

All the winners for the 32nd annual Writers of the Future anthology have now been selected and the book is being prepared for press. To see the list of winners from this quarter, click here.


Honorable Mention:

Zaan Ali of New Jersey
S.R. Anand of India
Julia V. Ashley of Mississippi
James Beamon of Virginia
Dave Beavers of Massachusetts
Ty Black of Canada
Lillian Bodley of Idaho
Dawn Bonanno of Illinois
Marty Bonus of the United Kingdom
Ezekiel James Boston of Florida
Steven R. Brandt of Louisiana
Jacqueline Bridges of Washington
Z.T. Bright of Utah
Steve Buchheit of Ohio
Jennifer Campbell-Hicks of Colorado
Erin Casey of Iowa
Alicia Cay of Colorado
Paul Centeno of Connecticut
Kyla Chapek of Oregon
Rachael Chimits of Nevada
David Cleden of the United Kingdom
Elgin Clifton of Washington
Jedd Cole of Ohio
Brigid Collins of Michigan
JJ. Creer of Utah
Glen Delaney of California
Austin DeMarco of Maryland
Preston Dennett of California
Rebecca DeVendra of Massachusetts
Nathan Dodge of Texas
L.E. Doggett of California
Lindsey Duncan of Ohio
Frank Dutkiewicz of Michigan
Abigail Fero of England
Margaret McGaffey Fisk of Nevada
Oliver Fox of Tennessee
Joshua Fredette of Oregon
Ron S. Friedman of Canada
John Frochio of Pennsylvania
Ephiny Gale of Australia
Catherine Girczyc of Canada
Todd Glasscock of Texas
Sean Gorman of Georgia
Kelly Green of California
Thomas Griffin of Tennessee
Anaïd Haen of The Netherlands
Philip Brian Hall of the United Kingdom
Rene Hamilton of New York
Elliott Rusty Harold of New York
Kelsey Hastings of Massachusetts
Adam Hill of North Carolina
Elie Hinze of Texas
C.R. Hodges of Colorado
Tim W. Hodgson of Canada
Morgan G. Howell of South Carolina
R.J. Howell of Illinois
Randy Hulshizer of Pennsylvania
Patrick Hurley of Washington
Karen Sarita Ingram of Idaho
Cecelia Isaac of Minnesota
Kristin Janz of Massachusetts
Gabriel Justus of Georgia
Levi Kemper of Oklahoma
Seth W. Kennedy of California
Amanda Kespohl of Florida
Michael Kingswood of California
Krissa L. Klein of California
Adam Knight of New Jersey
Nick B. Koehler of Kansas
Annaliese Lemmon of Washington
Mina Li of Michigan
Miriam Logan of New York
Sean Lovett of Virginia
Amy Lynwander of Maryland
P.J. Manley of Nebraska
M.K. Martin of Oregon
Samuel Marzioli of Oregon
Django Mathijsen of The Netherlands
Ryan McClanahan of Minnesota
Mimi Mckenzie of Mississippi
Maureen L. Mills of Utah
Sean Monaghan of New Zealand
Dustan Moon of Washington
Coral Moore of Washington
Jacob Natwick of Iowa
George Nikolopoulos of Greece
Gwendolyn Nix of Montana
Ali Nouraei of United Kingdom
Rosie Oliver of England
A.R. Oscar of Washington D.C.
Brenda L. Palmer of Pennsylvania
Terence Park of United Kingdom
Frances Pauli of Washington
John Peterman of Washington
Olivia Peterson of California
Chris Phillips of Ohio
Beth Powers of Indiana
Rajeev Prasad of California
M.M. Pryor of Washington
Robert Redwine of Oregon
Kelsey Reed of Oregon
J.V. Rico of Colorado
Tanya Rochester of California
Steve Rodgers of California
Daniel Roy of Canada
Jack Ryan of Arkansas
Maxim Salnikov of Hungary
Elinor Caiman Sands of United Kingdom
Louis Santiago of New York
Mckayla Schneider of Canada
Lee Ann Setzer of Utah
Mitchell Shanklin of Washington
Jason Sinclair of Washington
Sandra Skalski of New Jersey
Dave Skinner of Canada
Robert Anthony Smith of New Jersey
Srivatsan of Singapore
Robert Steele of Canada
Trista Steele of Washington
David Steffen of Minnesota
Robert N. Stephenson of Australia
Brenda Sinclair Sutton of Indiana
Jeremy Szal of Australia
J.M. Tanenbaum of California
Clive Tern of United Kingdom
Kelly Thomas of California
Tony Todaro of California
Zechariah James Towner of California
S.G. Vega of California
David Versace of Australia
Sean Eric P. Villaverde of California
Michael Wells of Pennsylvania
Lynette White of Utah
Robert Luke Wilkins of California
Neal Williams of Colorado
Jaclyn Wilson of California
Trisha M. Wilson of Wisconsin
Nick Wisseman of Michigan
William R.D. Wood of Virginia
Danny T. Yang of Texas
Neil Young of California
John Zaharick of Minnesota