Guest list

This is the list of guests who attended Nine Worlds in 2013. The 2014 guest list will be different but equally awesome!

Kai Owen is a Welsh actor best known for playing Rhys Williams in Torchwood, initially in a supporting role and coming into a main part for seasons 3 and 4. He has also appeared in Being Human and Waterloo Road, and played the lead role in BBC series Rocket Man.

Ben Aaronovitch is the author of the best selling Rivers of London series of novels. He is also the author of several Doctor Who novels and TV episodes.

Paul Cornell is a writer best known for his work in television drama as well as Doctor Who TV and fiction. Paul has also written for a number of British comics, as well as Marvel Comics and DC Comics -- including X-Men and Batman and Robin. His latest novel, London Falling, pits a team of London police against a supernatural killer.

Joseph Lidster is a television writer best known for his work on Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. He started writing tie-in material for the new Doctor Who series in 2005, before joining the Torchwood team to write for the second season in 2008. He has also written content for sites tying in to the BBC's new Sherlock series.

James Moran is a television writer known for his work on Doctor Who and Torchwood, including the episodes "The Fires of Pompeii", "Sleeper", and "Day Three". His feature "Cockneys vs. Zombies" was released in 2012, and he has also written for ITV's Primeval and BBC1's Spooks.

Gary Russell is a Doctor Who writer. He edited Doctor Who Magazine in the 90s, has written several DW novels and co-wrote the making-of book for the 1996 DW movie. As part of the team creating the new series, he wrote Doctor Who: The Inside Story in 2006, and The Doctor Who Encyclopedia in 2007. He also directed "The Infinite Quest", an animated series tying in the the 2007 Doctor Who series, and wrote Art of The Lord Of The Rings.

James Swallow is an award-winning author and multi-media scriptwriter. His novels Fear To Tread and Nemesis were New York Times Bestsellers in 2012 and 2010. He has worked on Blake's 7, Stargate, and Doctor Who, and is the only British writer to have worked on Star Trek. He was nominated for a 2012 BAFTA for his work on the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Iona Sharma is a writer and editor, involved with science fiction and fantasy fandom for the last twelve years. Her most recent published work is "All The Way Out To The Stars", in Chicks Unravel Time, an anthology of women writers analysing Doctor Who. She also writes on queer and feminist politics, and land rights.

Jonathan L. Howard is an author, game designer, and scriptwriter, creator of Johannes Cabal (a necromancer of some little infamy), and the YA SF series “The Russalka Chronicles.” He can be found on Twitter as @jonathanlhoward and at his site

Una McCormack is a lecturer in creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University and author of numerous Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novels, Doctor Who novels and short stories. She recently contributed to the Hugo awards nominated Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who.

David A McIntee has written tie-in novels in many franchises, including Dr Who, Star Trek, Space 1999, Final Destination and Sherlock Holmes. He has also written comics, audio plays for Big Finish, and nonfiction books about subjects such as Star Trek and the Aliens and Predator franchises, and most recently has been writing for history publisher Osprey.

From Doctor Who fan to Doctor Who star, Matthew Waterhouse was launched in to the public eye in 1980 as boy genius Adric, the youngest companion on the series and at a time of notable turmoil and tension between the cast and crew. Matthew will discuss his experiences and his recent book 'Blue Box Boy' with Robert Dick.

Perhaps one of the most popular and larger than life characters from the recent years of Doctor Who, Simon Fisher-Becker appeared as the blue-skinned oracle Dorium Maldovar in series 5 and 6, he is also famous for his work on Harry Potter and the Doctor Who Big Finish Audio dramas.