Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, won the Quill Award and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, The Wise Man's Fear, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have appeared on NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus' Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list. Pat lives in Wisconsin, where he brews mead, builds box forts with his children, and runs Worldbuilders, a book-centered charity that has raised more than six million dollars for Heifer International.
Jim Zub is a writer, artist, and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past twenty years, he’s worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie, and video game clients, including Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, and Bandai Namco. He juggles his time between being a freelance comic writer and a professor teaching drawing and storytelling courses in Seneca College’s award-winning Animation program. His current comic projects include Conan the Barbarian, the monthly adventures of Robert E. Howard’s legendary sword-and-sorcery hero; Dungeons & Dragons, the official comic series of the world’s most popular tabletop role-playing game; and Stone Star, a space-fantasy adventure set inside a roving gladiatorial arena.