John Michael Scalzi II is an American science fiction author and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He is best known for his Old Man's War series, three novels of which have been nominated for the Hugo Award, and for his blog Whatever, where he has written on a number of topics since 1998. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2008 based predominantly on that blog, which he has also used for several charity drives. His novel Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. He has written non-fiction books and columns on diverse topics such as finance, video games, films, astronomy, writing and politics, and served as a creative consultant for the TV series Stargate Universe.
Todd Phillips is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He is best known for writing and directing Road Trip , Old School , Starsky & Hutch , The Hangover Trilogy , Due Date and War Dogs . For his work on the film Borat, Phillips was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.