Bindercon LA 2016 Speakers

Featured Speakers

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed

essayist, poet, and podcaster

Erica Anderson

Head of Crowdfunding and Education, Seed&Spark

Lesley Asistio

Impresario of The VirginMotherWhore Project

Neelanjana Banerjee

managing editor, Kaya Press

Nina Bargiel

writer, Lizzie McGuire

Lijah J. Barasz

TV writer, Pretty Little Liars

Stefanie Black

actor, writer, and director

P. Kim Bui

Deputy Managing Editor,

S​teph Cha​

author, Follow Her Home

Melissa Chadburn

freelance writer and Community Editor Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Sarika Chawla

Senior Account Executive, Myriad Marketing

Eileen Cronin

author, Mermaid

Julia Fierro

author, Cutting Teeth

Lauren Marie Fleming

author, Bawdy Love: 10 Steps to Profoundly Loving Your Body

Michelle Franke

Executive Director, PEN Center USA

Ann Friedman

Freelance Journalist

Liz Galvao

freelance writer

Daniela Gerson

Community Engagement Editor, Los Angeles Times

Minal Hajratwala

author, Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents

Erika Hayasaki

author, The Death Class: A True Story About Life

Ashaki M. Jackson

Applied Social Psychologist, Program Evaluator and Poet

Siel Ju

editor, Flash Flash Click

Liz Keyishian

freelance kids' animation writer

Rachel Krantz

Senior Features Editor, Bustle

Margot Leitman

author, Long Story Short, the Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need

Melanie Marnich

writer-producer and playwright

Sulagna Misra

freelance writer

Allison Moore

writer/producer, Powers

Santina Muha

actress, writer, comic, public speaker

Hollie Overton

writer, Shadowhunters

Shadi Petosky

showrunner, Danger & Eggs

Lissa Price

author, Starters

Isabel Quintero

author, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Sofia Quintero

Author, Show and Prove

Ramona Pilar


Dawn Atkinson Prestwich

executive producer/showrunner, Z: The Beginning of Everything

Pamela Ribon

screenwriter, TV writer and bestselling author

Lilliam Rivera

Author, The Education of Margo Sanchez

Elizabeth Ross

author, Belle Epoque

Tanya Saracho

playwright and TV writer

Claire Bidwell Smith

grief therapist and author of The Rules of Inheritance

Kira Snyder

writer, The 100

Betsy Streeter

Writer and Cartoonist

Simona Supekar

freelance writer

Kara Vallow

Executive Producer, Family Guy

Stefanie Von Borstel

co-founder, Full Circle Literary

Monona Wali

author, My Blue Skin Lover, and documentary filmmaker, Maria’s Story

Shana C. Waterman

Head of Television for One Race TV

Caeli Widger

author, The Billionaire's Womb

Bekah Wright

features writer and advertorial writer

Sandy Yang

writer and journalist

Désirée Zamorano

author, The Amado Women

Emily Zulauf

script supervisor, Inside Out