Gregory A. Wilson is a professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, where he teaches creative writing, speculative fiction, and other courses in literature. He is the author of the epic fantasy The Third Sign (Gale-Cengage, 2009); the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal Award winning graphic novel Icarus (Atthis Arts, 2020); and the dark fantasy trilogy The Gray Assassin Trilogy, featuring  the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal Award winning Grayshade, Renegade, and Heretic (Atthis Arts, 2022-2024). His first RPG adventure, Tales and Tomes from the Forbidden Library, was published by Alligator Alley Entertainment in 2020, and the second edition of his academic book, The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque, was published in 2019 by Clemson University Press. He also has a number of published short stories in various anthologies. He co-hosts the critically acclaimed Speculate! (, an actual play podcast in its fifteenth year of production. He is program consultant for the Gen Con Writers' Symposium, and regularly presents work at national and international conventions. Wilson is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of academic subjects. He is also the lead singer and trumpet player for the progressive rock band The Road (, which recently released its fourth album Exodus. Under the moniker Arvan Eleron, he hosts a successful Twitch channel focused on story and narrative, with many ongoing TTRPG campaigns, featuring authors from Amal El-Mohtar to Cat Rambo to Carlos Hernandez (whom he first met at Readercon!) as regular players. He lives with wife Clea, daughter Senavene, and son Calen—both children named at his wife's urging for characters in The Third Sign, for which he believes they have forgiven him—in southern Connecticut, in a 200 year old home built by a sea captain. His virtual home is