Guest list

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

Rhianna is an award-winning scriptwriter, story designer, and video games author. She has written several major video games including the recent Tomb Raider reboot, and she is also adapting Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels for television.

Kieron is a comic book author and has written for several Marvel Comics titles, including Avengers, Iron Man, Thor and X-Men. He is also an award winning video games journalist and is a major contributor to Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

Cara Ellison is a video game producer, writer and critic, who has written extensively for The Guardian, Rock Paper Shotgun, PC Gamer and Unwinnable. Her site is at

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.

Emma drinks far too much tea, writes dark short stories and fantastical novels and is also a professional audio book narrator. Her new Split Worlds series, described as “JK Rowling meets Georgette Heyer” by the Guardian, was recently published by Angry Robot Books. Her hobbies include dressmaking and gaming of all kinds. She blogs at, rarely gets enough sleep and refuses to eat mushrooms. You can sign up for a year and a day of free weekly Split Worlds stories at

John Walker is a co-director of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, fighter for justice, and professional grumbler. With fifteen years in the business, he pretends the "veteran" status people keep giving him is because he survived the Great Games Criticism War of the late 90s.