Are/were there any SFF professionals (writers, or movie people) who posted on this site?

By professional, I mean someone who did a paid job involved with producing SFF content.

Given Jeff and Joel's near permanent state of insiting that the whole point of SE sites is participation by the experts, is there any specific reason why this question is considered poor enough to gather DVs/VTCs? –  DVK Dec 8 '12 at 1:24
Let's not forget JK Rowling ;-) –  rand al'thor Jan 5 at 20:08

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We've also had a few professional comics contributors come through, thanks to one of the employees' ties to this site, right? I feel like I've seen an answer about She-Hulk from someone "famous".


" thanks to one of the employees' ties to this site" - could you please elaborate? (assuming it's public information) –  DVK Dec 7 '12 at 4:58
@DVK I thought I saw, uh, Brad? Brent? Brett! Brett tweet about She-Hulk? I know he writes for some comic book publications, like CBR. –  user11165 Dec 7 '12 at 4:59
Brett White? As far as I'm aware he works for Stack Exchange company (former CHAOS team), aside from being comics expert. I was not aware that he has deeper association with comics than just being very well knowledgeable :) –  DVK Dec 7 '12 at 5:01
You are right about CBR –  DVK Dec 7 '12 at 5:02
However, I am starting to have suspicions that Brett White of CBR (whose bio blurb says he works as a comedian) is NOT the same person as Brett White of Stack Exchange CHAOS team. I will ping him on chat –  DVK Dec 7 '12 at 5:06
@DVK I work for Stack Exchange. I have a column for CBR. I also do interviews for –  Brett White Dec 7 '12 at 15:07
@BrettWhite - Thanks for clarifying! Hmm...a mild-mannered glasses wearing reporter, in his spare time helping make the Internet better. I think I read that story before #kal-el –  DVK Dec 8 '12 at 1:22

While there's no proof of identity, I'm aware of at least one (Danny Rubin posted an answer to How long was Bill Murray's character supposed to be in a time loop in the film "Groundhog Day"? )

We can probably count @TangoOversway, who stated that he wrote scripts to be submitted to Star Trek (they were not used, but that's less relevant to me).


Our first professional author sighting was, to my knowledge, Mark Jeffrey, in response to Tony Meyer's question about differences in the two versions of Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant.


Patrick Nielsen Hayden (one of SF's foremost editors, which he won several Hugos for, working for Tor; also a blogger on Making Light with his wife and others) came by. Unfortunately, he didn't stick around.

That's the only name I remember that I recognized from before, but I know we've had a couple of authors pop by (other answers here cite some of them).


There is another answer from an author to a question about (or at least related to) her own work:


@Thaddeus ♦ (Theddeus Howze) is a professional writer mainly in the Science-Fiction genre, see his website - Hub City Blues.

He may not have directly asked/answered questions on his own canon, but he is an active professional on this site.


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