The People of Chattacon 

All guests of honor, panelists, performers, presenters, artists or any other individual who may present in some way at Chattacon are booked in good faith and we have their guarantee that they will appear when we announce they will be at the convention. However, unforeseen events (illness, family emergencies or production work) may cause a particular guest to cancel. 

Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder has been writing novels since 2014 when he retired from working as a corporate Chief Information Officer. His first novel, Xenotech Rising, was published in May 2015. He’s now written four novels and a novelette in his Xenotech Support science fiction humor series and five novels in his Congruent Mage epic fantasy series.

Dave’s last name is pronounced SHRAY-der. He grew up in various small towns around central Pennsylvania and went to college at Swarthmore, a small liberal arts school outside Philadelphia where he met his future wife, Amy Guildroy.

Between jobs in 2004, Dave wrote the book and nineteen original songs for, a musical dot.comedy about the rise and fall of a fashion dotcom run by people who know nothing about fashion or technology. A few years later he produced the musical off-off-Broadway.

Dave currently lives in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta with his wife, adult daughter, and two entertaining cats, Moosh and Toner. They all inspire and assist with his writing and projects.

Dave enjoys performing as a voice actor and writing scripts for the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company and especially enjoys being able to share being part of ARTC with his daughter.

Spiral Arm Press is the dedicated publishing house Dave started to produce his own work. It’s recently expanded to produce audiobooks along with trade paperbacks and ebooks. Dave’s Congruent Mage series is published for audio by Podium Publishing in Toronto.

Always optimistic, Dave tries to keep his stories upbeat and his endings mostly happy and usually funny.

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Programming Sessions

Late Night Double Feature Picture Show

Join our young couple, Brad and Janet, as they encounter unconventional conventionists and colorful characters in a night they will never forget. Warning: singing and

Vision Ballroom C

The Arctic and the Aether

A survey of the cultural traditions and fairy tales of the Inuit, their environment and the very real monsters which dwell within the Arctic. Stanley

Vision Ballroom B

Culture, Mythology and Spirituality

Moderated by Brian Cooksey The panelists discuss how the study of cultures, myths and legends, and spiritualism of past civilizations plays a part in the

Vision Ballroom A


AGoH Melissa Gay asks the audience for key words and then makes a coherent painting out of all of those suggestions! Ongoing discussion will include