“Dreams and fiction lie on the edge of reality. What speculative fiction does is push that edge of reality to create space for new dreams to take place. Those dreams go on to shape us as people and as societies.”

Brianne Peters

About Us

At its heart, Celestial Horizons is a story—a story of humanity on the edge of space, trying to find its way back home to a past it thought it knew. It’s a story about the nations caught at the collision between a new world and the one they left behind. It’s a story about the people at the forefront of history, trying to shape the future into everything it should be.  

Celestial Horizons is a community-driven event, responding to the actions of everybody who decides to get involved. Audience members will have the opportunity to step into this story in a variety of roles, such as members of the government, crews of the ships, or intelligence operatives. You will act as diplomats, explorers, and soldiers. Your actions become canon in our extended universe, permanently shaping the course of the story.  

It’s a story that’s being told through a wide variety of formats. We’re making podcasts, blog posts, and videos. It’s told through emails, in chat rooms, and during live streams. We’re in the process of making it a weekly live-streamed web series, featuring a starship simulator, high-quality animation, and a cast of talented and engaging performers. Eventually, you and your friends will be able to step onto the bridge of your own ship at an official simulator facility. One day, you’ll be able to take that simulator home.  

Come brave the void with us. 

Our Team

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Nathan Young
President, Creative Director

Nathan is a writer, director, and producer, specializing in emerging forms of media. He has created VR experiences, ARGs, podcasts, and interactive theater projects, along with holding a myriad of roles on more traditional filmmaking projects. He’s worked on starship simulators and been a dungeon master since he was 12 years old. As the showrunner and CEO, he is not only in charge of the development of our shared universe and the show, but also provides direction and vision to the Celestial Horizons project as a whole.

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Brianne Peters
Operations Manager, Animation Director

Brianne has been interested in animation since she was 10 years old, and has been an avid Blender user and fan ever since then. In addition to her animation talents, she is a skilled distributed systems software engineer, technology educator, and has tenure in the film industry as an assistant director. As Celestial Horizon’s Operations and Animation Director she maintains and monitors all of our creative pipelines, keeping us running smoothly.

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James Smith
Technology Director, Lead Software Engineer

James is a full-stack software engineer with experience in a wide range of IT and DevOps technologies. They are always seeking for opportunities to learn and apply the best solution for any given problem. They have previous experience directing starship simulators and are excited to continue to bring the experience to a wider audience. As the CTO for Celestial Horizons, they manage the majority of IT infrastructure, ranging from creating software to setting up servers and databases.

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Christine Smith
Marketing Director, Community Manager

Christine has always loved telling stories and entertaining. She has worked in and managed starship simulators for nearly 10 years. She has a degree in Elementary Education and loves educating through simulations. At Celestial Horizons she wears lots of different hats contributing to our simulator designs, flight direction and writing, and community management.

Writing Consultants

Lindsey Hatch

Riley Jeffs

Marcus Richardson

Éamonn T.D. Shults