J. Michael Straczynski
Appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Straczynski’s film credits include five movies that collectively earned over a billion dollars:
Changeling, Thor, Ninja Assassin, Underworld Awakening, and World War Z. He has also
written over 300 produced episodes and seven TV movies, and has been a creator/show-runner
for such series as Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Crusade, and Sense8 for Netflix.
His graphic novels have appeared on the NY Times Bestseller List, and sold over 13 million
individual issues, featuring Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man and Thor, DC’s Team-Ups of the
Brave and the Bold and Superman: Earth One, as well as his own Midnight Nation, Dream
Police, and Rising Stars. Most recently he was head of the creative council for Artists, Writers
and Artisans (AWA) writing The Resistance, Moths, Telepaths and Collateral Damage.
He was nominated for a Best Screen Writing BAFTA (British Academy Award) for
Changeling, and has received the Eisner Award, the Inkpot Lifetime Achievement Award, the
Hugo Award (twice), the SDCC International Icon Award, the Saturn Award, the Ray
Bradbury Award, the Christopher Foundation Award, the E Pluribus Unum Award from the
American Cinema Foundation, two technical Emmy’s for Babylon 5, the GLAAD Media
Award, and dozens of others.
His recent work includes his autobiography, Becoming Superman, a novel, Together We Will Go,
and a book on writing book, Becoming A Writer, Staying A Writer. His latest novel, The Glass
Box, will be published in Fall '23.
He holds two Bachelor Degrees in Clinical Psychology and in Sociology, and was formerly a
journalist for San Diego Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, TIME Inc, Writer's Digest, The
Daily Californian and other newspapers and magazines.