Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula.
Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). Released in October of 2018, Dracul, a prequel to Dracula, co-authored with JD Barker, was the UK’s # 1 Best Selling Hardcover Novel in Horror and Supernatural in 2018, and a top 5 finalist by the Horror Writers Association for the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Novel. Film rights for Dracul have been purchased by Paramount Studios. Dacre’s most recent work Last Days, a short about the end of Bram Stoker’s life, recently appeared in Weird Tales Magazine December 2020.
Dr. Chris McAuley is an acclaimed comic book writer, artist and character creator for DC and Marvel. He most recently won an award for the Scottish comic ‘The Lang Walk Hame’ in 2019 and his artwork has featured in the Glasgow museum of modern art.
Chris is familiar to fans of Judge Dredd having been the assistant colourist on several 2000AD comic strips. He has also inked various Marvel titles such as ‘Hulkvarines’ and also ‘Vampirella’. He is the co-author of the StokerVerse which currently features six comic book ranges, several novels and a board game in production. He is also a novelist whose reach has included ‘The James Bond Franchise’ and ‘Alien’. Chris has also assisted Legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin Jackson on the Star Wars franchise as a concept artist for ‘The Mandalorian’ and has written several comic book titles with William Shatner.
Robert fills the role as Business Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Stoker And McAuley team.
Robert has been involved in leading enterprise scale business reengineering projects for 15+ years under various Microsoft Partners and independently. This close bond with Microsoft led Robert, as the President, to open his own Microsoft Partnership (a Silver Microsoft partner through the Dynamics Partner agreement) to help Albertan and Canadian corporation with their enterprise needs. The experience and team that Robert brings to this enterprise has dozens of years of combined experience available to leverage against any requirement.
Robert has a proven history of implementation success and support excellence through effective leadership and the application of both business and technical knowledge. Robert has a long history of enjoying entertainment in the electronic and non-electronic game, comic, novel, and tv/movie media types in the fantasy and science fiction genres. As a long time "Nerd", this role is an exceptional life experience for Robert and a long time goal to be involved in this industry.
Kate Edwards is a 28+ year veteran and an outspoken, award-winning advocate of the game industry and the Executive Director of the Global Game Jam, as well as the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).
She is also a professional geographer and corporate strategist who pioneered and specializes in content culturalization. Following 13 years at Microsoft, she has consulted on many game and non-game projects for BioWare, Ubisoft, LEGO, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and many other companies. Fortune magazine named her as one of the "10 most powerful women" in the game industry in 2013 and in 2014 was named by GamesIndustry.biz as one of their six People of the Year. She was also profiled in the December 2018 publication Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play, and was most recently honored with the Ambassador Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2020.