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Complete Guest List for InConJunction XXXI


Catherine Asaro
Author Guest of Honor
Science Fiction and Fantasy Author, Physicist Math Coach, Dancer, and Musician.

Catherine Asaro

Renaissance woman Catherine Asaro is a scientist with a PhD from Harvard, a ballerina and jazz dancer who has performed on both coasts, and a bestselling, award-winning science fiction writer of science fiction, fantasy, and near future thrillers. The author of twenty-five novels, she is acclaimed for her Skolian Empire series, which combines adventure, hard science, romance, themes that challenge the status quo and fast-paced action. Her stand-alone novel, The Quantum Rose, won the Nebula® Award, as did her novella, "The Spacetime Pool" (Analog 2008). She is a three time winner of the Romantic Times BOOKClub award for "Best Science Fiction Novel" and has won numerous other distinctions, including the Sapphire Award and the AnLab from Analog magazine. Her next book, Carnelians, is due out in October, 2011.

In addition to her writing, Catherine is also a musician. Her first CD, Diamond Star, is the soundtrack for her novel of the same name, cut by the rock band, Point Valid, with Catherine as guest artist. The second CD, Goodbye Note, by Asaro and Donald Wolcott, includes covers as well as originals.

Praised for her ability to mix high quality science-fiction with character-driven stories, Catherine has a doctorate in chemical physics and a masters in physics, both from Harvard. In addition to her writing and music, she has been a coach for nationally ranked math teams, in particular the Howard Area Homeschoolers and the Chesapeake Math Program, including serving as the founder and coach for the Chesapeake American Regional Math League team. Students from her math teams have gone on to win many awards, including top honors from the USA Mathematical Olympiad and the USA Mathematical Talent Search. She is currently a visiting professor as the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Catherine welcomes dialogue with readers and can be reached most easily at her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Catherine.Asaro.

For additional information, please refer to Catherine Asaro's Web Page.


David Lee Pancake
Artist Guest of Honor

David Lee Pancake

David Lee Pancake,
by Chris French

I have known David Lee for several years now, after having met by chance and engaging in a long and ongoing philosophical discussion. A friendship was sparked and we have since become motorcycle riding buddies and hit the road any chance we get, typically ending the day by pitching tents and sitting around a fire continuing that philosophical talk we started long ago. For a long time, I didn't know David Lee was an artist. Like many aspects of David Lee's story, I just got a piece here and there and the picture that forms just gets more fascinating.

The first time I learned that Pancake (that is what my family and I affectionately call him - an unusual last name you won't forget) was an artist was the first time I visited his home. Sitting on his table, surrounded by a mess of sculpting tools, was this naked angel wrapped in chains. She was amazing. And as he showed me around I saw several sculptures and paintings and drawings that Pancake had done over the years and I was fascinated that this motorcycle riding, whiskey drinking, deep-thinker was capable of creating such magnificently detailed artwork.

Pancake is more of a "here and now" kind of person and topics rarely wonder to "remember when" which makes it difficult to write a biography of sorts. Through our discussions though I learned that he was raised within a strict religious regiment that in later years he broke from in search of higher truth. The relevance of sharing this is the impact that knowledge had when I first laid eyes upon the bound angel and realized how much of Pancake himself was rendered in that sculpture. At least that was my interpretation and Pancake's views are that each piece is up to the viewer's interpretation - if he told me what he was thinking when he sculpted it then he'd be cheating me out of a chance of an original impact.

The religious view was one piece of the puzzle. A love of science was another. Avid reader; fascinated by the brain and thought processes; obsessed with origins of creativity; tinkerer; outdoorsman; sci-fi aficionado; wizened mentor; ageless wild man... The list goes on and I see aspects spill over into the art created and that is part of the appreciation I've developed for both man and art. Some depths are uncovered and mysteries revealed while new ones spill out. Sometimes there appears to be deep meaning and other times shear playfulness.

I encourage you to read his blog and get to know more about the man behind the art. The living biography will enlighten you more than the words I can share.

For additional information, please refer to David Lee Pancake's Web Page.


Donald Wolcott
Music Guest of Honor

Donald Wolcott

At age five, Donald Wolcott received a special Christmas present - a used piano. That gift began a life-long passion. He started lessons in classical piano, but the young prodigy soon expanded his horizons beyond Beethoven and Mozart. When he joined his middle school's jazz band, he was exposed to the genre that dramatically reshaped his music.

In high school, Donald became the pianist for the jazz ensemble, a position he held until graduation. A versatile musician who likes to push boundaries, he branched out to rock and taught himself the bass, guitar, and drums. He formed the band "Three Easy Payments" and performed with them over the next four years, singing lead vocals, playing bass and keyboards, and writing songs. He was also learning the business side of his career, serving as the producer and manager for the group.

In 2005, Donald received acclaim from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a top soloist in their annual jazz festival. In 2006 he was accepted as a bassist into the Montgomery County Honors Jazz Ensemble. In 2007 he earned an honorable mention for jazz performance in the National Distinguished Scholar Competition, and in 2008 he received the coveted "Maestro Award" at the Washington D.C. Heritage Music Festival.

After his high school graduation in 2008, Donald accepted a scholarship to Towson University, where he currently majors in Jazz Performance and is the pianist for the Towson Big Band, the school's premiere jazz ensemble. In the fourteen years he has been playing music, Donald has become an in-demand pianist in the Baltimore/ Washington D.C. area. He plays for musical theatre productions, composes arrangements of songs on commission, and often performs for weddings, parties, and corporate events. He also teaches private piano, bass, guitar, and drum lessons.

In 2009, Donald joined author Catherine Asaro as her keyboard accompanist for the Diamond Star Project centered around the publication of her twenty-fourth novel, Diamond Star (Baen Books, May 2009). In April 2009, Starflight Music will release a companion music CD, also titled Diamond Star, by the alternative band Point Valid. The CD offers readers a soundtrack for the book, which is about a rock star in the future. Donald plays keyboard for Catherine to showcase the project with his exciting arrangements and delightfully jazzy style.


TammyJo Eckhart
Featured Guest
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Author

TammyJo Eckhart

TammyJo Eckhart's fiction has appeared in anthologies from Circlet Press, Greenery Press, Blue Moon and Ravenous Romance. Six collections of her fiction have also been published. "Mistress Loves Me, This I Know" from Python University Productions (2009) is her seventh book in print and contains science fiction, fantasy, historical ficition, and horror short stories. "Servants of Destiny" (2006 Nazca Plains) was her first novel, a sword and sorcery story with a few twists. Currently she is finishing a new book, "Day Unto Night," about the power and problems of vampires and those who serve them; two stories from this collection are also being published in Ravenous Romance books. A huge but picky science fiction, fantasy, horror, and slash fan, Eckhart is also a prolific book reviewer writing 3-6 reviews a month for various publications. Active in the BDSM community since 1993, her essay on feminism and BDSM is widely cited online whenever questions about these topics arise.

Feel free to learn more about her at http://www.tammyjoeckhart.com or follow her latest adventures at http://thetammyjo.livejournal.com.

For additional information, please refer to TammyJo Eckhart's Web Page.


Five Year Mission
Featured Guest
Star Trek themed band with the goal of writing and recording a song for each episode of the original Star Trek series.

Five Year Mission Five Year Mission is the collaboration of five Star Trek fans who endeavor to write and record a song for each of the episodes of the original Star Trek series from the 1960s.

"We love the show, and we wanted to create something that we could share with other fans and something we would have a blast doing. Specifically, we take episodes of the original Star Trek and write songs for them. Sometimes the songs tell stories, sometimes they're about one character, and sometimes they're totally obscure. We never quite know what's going to happen with a tune until we write it. Our goal is to take every episode of the original Star Trek, write a song about it, record it, and play it. In the end, there will be five full-length CDs full of Star Trek goodness for all to enjoy."

 

Five Year Mission is:

Noah Butler - Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vocals/Songwriter
Andy Fark - Percussion
Patrick O'Connor - Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vocals/Songwriter
Mike Rittenhouse - Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vocals/Songwriter
Chris Spurgin - Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vocals/Songwriter

For additional information, please refer to Five Year Mission's Web Page.


Aaron Geller
Featured Guest

Aaron Geller

Aaron Geller has been playing guitar for 17 years (and enjoying science fiction even longer). He currently makes a living teaching and playing music in the DC area but is returning to graduate school in the fall as a doctoral student in Chemistry. He plays in an acoustic guitar group, Might Could, with three physics profs. A member of Catherine Asaro's Diamond Star Project, he will be playing guitar at InConJunction in the band with Catherine and Music Guest of Honor Donald Wolcott, as well as BJ Cantlupe on bass and featured guest Paul Vincenti on drums. Aaron and Catherine are currently collaborating with David Dalrymple on a CD soundtrack for the book she is writing. Aaron particularly looks forward to InConJunction, since it's the first time he's ever had the chance to write "Babylon 5 forever!" in a bio for a music gig.

For additional information, please refer to Aaron Geller's Web Page.


Lou Harry
Featured Guest
Author of The Superman Guide to Life: Living the Superhero Lifestyle and the novelization of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Lou Harry

Lou Harry is the author of more than 25 books, including The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures, In the Can, Creative Block, The High-Impact Infidlelity Diet, and the novelization of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. He serves as Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal and has written for more than 50 publications, including Variety and TheatreWeek. Find him at www.ibj.com/arts, on Facebook at Lou Harry Writer Etc., or twitter: LouHarry

For additional information, please refer to Lou Harry's Web Page.


Rosemary Laurey
Featured Guest
Paranormal and Horror Romance Novelist

Rosemary Laurey

Rosemary Laurey and Georgia Evans share the same writer's brain. Georgia published a dark Dark Fantasy, WW2 set vampire trilogy with Kensington in 2009. USA Today Bestselling Rosemary writes vampire and paranormal Romance. She also writes Erotica as Madeleine Oh.

For additional information, please refer to Rosemary Laurey's Web Page.


MagicHouse Productions
Featured Guest
One of the Midwest's premiere motion picture production houses.

Located in Logansport, Indiana, MagicHouse Productions, Inc. is an energetic, up-and-coming company on the verge of becoming one of the midwest's premiere motion picture production houses. With an 8,300 square foot facility at their disposal, they can shoot any size of production, from the modest to the magnificent.

Led by founder Mark Racop, the talented staff writes, designs, builds, shoots, edits, effects, and scores commercials to full-length motion pictures for the silver screen. MagicHouse films movies, documentaries, commercials, music videos, training films, events, and weddings.

For additional information, please refer to MagicHouse Productions's Web Page.


Richard Propes
Featured Guest
Publisher and Lead Film Writer for The Independent Critic

Richard Propes

Richard Propes is the Publisher and Lead Film Writer for The Independent Critic, a web-based film site offering movie reviews, interviews and a wide variety of special features including The Compassion Archive, a database of celebrity philanthropy hosted by actress Tara Cardinal (Delivery, Legend of the Red Reaper). Additionally, Propes is the film critic for "Sandy on the Scene" an Indy-based Comcast on Demand entertainment news show. Propes is an award-winning writer, activist, minister who has been the recipient of the highest awards for community service in Indiana and Kentucky while also receiving Prevent Child Abuse America's highest award, the Donna J. Stone Award.

For additional information, please refer to Richard Propes's Web Page.


Paul Vincenti
Featured Guest

Paul Vincenti

Paul Vincenti has been creating images (and some might say mischief) for over 25 years. Based in Orlando, Florida, Paul's style and subjects have a unique overlap between fantasy illustrations and the fine art world. Everyone agrees that Paul is blessed with boundless energy. His professional endeavors have spanned many media, including forays into musical composition and production.

Paul's first professional art show was in 1979. He did the outdoor art show circuit around Florida for a few years, displaying a mix of fantasy and landscapes, but found he could actually afford to eat if he took photographs, something he had been doing for years as a reference for his paintings. The opportunity to go to Hawaii presented itself in 1984 and in short order, Paul became a contributing editor and photographer for Hawaii magazine photographing the swimsuit issues for three years. Tough work, but somebody had to do it! Paul returned to oil painting full-time in 2001. Back on the outdoor circuit and in galleries with landscapes and botanicals taking the limelight.

In October 2003, he decided the time was right to give the Sci-Fi /Fantasy Convention Art Shows a go.

"I felt a renewed interest in fantasy art decided to start painting and exhibiting new works at various Sci-Fi / Fantasy Conventions and on the web. I found an overlap exists between the fine art and fantasy art worlds and have tried my best to create works that fit in both worlds. I am a proud to be a member of ASFA, and will continue to pursue excellence in fantasy art. Not only can you visit my works here, but see some of them on Epilogue and the ASFA website, most impressive websites for works of this type by myself and hundreds of others."

So, with that, a 3rd website came into being: VincentiFantasyArt.com. He has been well received at the conventions, winning many awards including the coveted "Artist Choice" at Dragoncon in Atlanta, 3 times (2007, 2008, and 2010) and 1st place (2009),and many other awards at various shows. Paul's works are on display at major art shows, tradeshows, conventions and various galleries. Just look for the guy with the long blonde hair and little black hat.

For additional information, please refer to Paul Vincenti's Web Page.


Michael West
Featured Guest
Author of the The Wide Game and member of the Indiana Horror Writers.

Michael West

Michael West is a member of the Horror Writers Association and serves as President of its local chapter, Indiana Horror Writers. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, and turtle, Gamera.

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.

For additional information, please refer to Michael West's Web Page.


Michael Z. Williamson
Featured Guest
TV consultant and author of 12 novels including Contact with Chaos, Do Unto Others... and Rogue.

Michael Z. Williamson

Michael Z. Williamson was born in the UK, moved to Canada and then the US. He served 25 years in the US Army and USAF, and deployed for OIF and Operation Desert Fox. He's the author of ten novels and dozens of shorter works and articles. When not writing, he's Editor at Large for SurvivalBlog, tests and reviews outdoor and disaster preparedness products, and consults for Discovery Channel and The Outdoor Channel on weapons and military matters.

For additional information, please refer to Michael Z. Williamson's Web Page.


Travis Clemmons
Toastmaster
Author - Lecturer - Philosopher

The business card for Samuel Travis Clemmons lists him as an Author - Lecturer - Philosopher - Time Traveler - Public Nuisance - Sometime Ne'er Do Well. The man claims to be an "Alternate Reality Counterpart" of the man that everyone knows as Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens). Yes this is all a load of bullfeathers ... But you've got to start a biography somewhere.

The man who created the character of Samuel Travis Clemmons was born and raised in Central Kentucky. Being someone who loves an intricately woven tall tale (the more absurd the better) he wrote and began performing a comedy routine called Marc Twain: The Time Traveler. In order to keep his storytelling from being railroaded into following the actual events of Mark Twain's life, he decided it would be best to create a fictional Marc Twain who had been born in an alternate realm of existence.

So if a friend tells you that he's headed to a science fiction convention to meet Marc Twain ... Ask him to spell the first name before you call him a liar.

For additional information, please refer to Travis Clemmons's Web Page.

 


Also Appearing


Andy Andrews

Andy has been an InConJunction con-chair four times and has appeared in every InConJunction play but one for the last twenty years. He's a former President of the Circle of Janus and is an associate member of First Fandom. He likes to roam the halls of the convention late at night just to see who is up and what's going on. He also thinks peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are an endagered species.


James O. Barnes

James is the author of "Thief King", a historical fantasy novel. He grew up in the Ohio River Valley region and has been teaching and telling stories most of his life. James is a father, an amateur archaeologist, and holds a Masters in Ancient and Classical History. He teaches outdoor and historical related courses and writing workshops to students of all ages. James now lives in a small town near Lake Erie with his wife and children where he writes and runs a small publishing company called, Loconeal Publishing. He is currently working on his second book of Orenck, "Imposter".

For additional information, please refer to James O. Barnes's Web Page.


Mark Bischoff

Biography available soon.


Chuck Budreau

Chuck has been working on independent films for many years. He is a founding member of the MagicHouse Productions crew. Chuck is the co-writer of the soon to be released film "Starship 2: Rendezvous with Ramses". The sequel to the 1996 release "Rock N Roll Starship". He also doubles as Production Sound Supervisor and wrote the musical score for "Rock N Roll Starship". One of the hallmarks of low budget, independent films is that you must ware many hats. Chuck has preformed almost every film job imaginable. Chuck mainly works on Indie films, but has also done commercial and industrial work.

Chuck launched IndyFilmNews.com, a website devoted to promoting a working relationship between filmmakers in the Midwest. He is also a voluntary board member of The Indiana Filmmakers Network.

For additional information, please refer to Chuck Budreau's Web Page.


David L. Burkhead
Scientist, SF and Fantasy author

David L. Burkhead first appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact Magazine and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine in 1991. He is a veteran of the US Air Force, has a degree in physics, and works in Atomic Force Microscopy at Advanced Surface Microscopy in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is married with two children, three dogs, and two Goldfish.

For additional information, please refer to David L. Burkhead's Web Page.


Chris Canary

Chris Canary has been a part of InConJunction, from it's "golden age", to modern day. A locally reviled fan of movies, comics, and oddities, and a pope in the Church of the Subgenius, Chris has worn many hats at InConJunction over the last several years, and is currently a student, seeking to better his life. Computer Geek, B-Movie Magnet (Bad... as if there were any other kind of B Movies), Movie Soundtrack Obsessive, and a former InConJunction chairman, Chris enjoys fun in almost any capacity... And we're not just talking alcohol here.


Tracy Canfield
SF Author and Computational Linguist

Tracy Canfield's short story Starship Down won Analog's 2009 Anlab award. She has new stories appearing soon in Analog and in Fantasy Magazine.

Tracy is a computational linguist (think machine translation, search engines, and speech recognition) and recently traveled to Australia to record the Klingon audio tour for the Jenolan Caves. She blogs about language in science fiction and fantasy at www.alientongues.com.

For additional information, please refer to Tracy Canfield's Web Page.


Sarah Canfield-Fuller
SFRA Award-Winning SF Scholar

SFRA award-winning SF scholar Sarah Canfield-Fuller specializes in Victorian SF who teaches SF and fantasy in her college English courses.


Kate Chaplin
Award-winning writer/director/producer of Karmic Courage Productions.

Named a "Naptown notable resident" by Intake Magazine, as well as one of the "most talented writers around today" by the Writer's Page, Kate Chaplin is an multi-award-winning film maker whose projects have appeared on MTV, local television, film festivals, in print and online. Ms. Chaplin's latest film project First They Came for... won awards the Indy Award, the Gold Award and was nominated for the Hoosier Lens Award. Ms. Chaplin works on many film productions in Indiana as a Co-Producer, Assistant Director, or Script Supervisor. She is the author of The Belief Test and president of the Indy Writers' group. Ms. Chaplin is passionate about film and sought after to provide film classes at local schools, libraries and leadership organizations to help inspire others to learn more about film making.

For additional information, please refer to Kate Chaplin's Web Page.


Dennis Ciurej

A SF fan since reading Heinlein's Have Space Suit, Will Travel in the first grade, Dennis worked Video at InConJunction 1 where he had his first date with his future wife. He started on the Art Show the following year and helped run it for the next 15 years. Dennis enjoys too many hobbies and goes broke enjoying them.


Lynette R. F. Cowper

Longtime SF fan and gamer, Lynette has been helping out at InConJunction and a member of the Circle of Janus for many years. She is the author of GURPS Rogues and INWO: SubGenius. She also compiled the original FAQ for the Christian Gamers Guild and currently holds the positions of President and Newsletter Editor in the CoJ. She is married to Mike and mother of Megan and Ren, who are all avid fans as well. This year you can probably find her assisting in the Art Show.


Mike Cowper

Mike Cowper is a professional geek. He has been managing the technical side of an Internet Service Provider for over ten years. He is (or at least was when he used to have time) an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy. Mike has been attending InConJunction since 1984 and volunteering since about 1991. He is a past convention chairman and past president of Circle of Janus. He is an amateur actor and has been in many InConJunction plays. He also does game demonstrations for two game companies (Steve Jackson Games and Looney Labs Games) and is very involved with his church (Valley Mills Christian Church).

For additional information, please refer to Mike Cowper's Web Page.


Nicole Cushing
Author of weird, dark and satirical fiction

Nicole Cushing is an author of weird, dark fiction. Her short work has appeared in the mass market anthology WEREWOLVES AND SHAPE SHIFTERS: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE BEAST WITHIN (Blackdog & Leventhal, 2010) and the forthcoming Cemetery Dance Richard Laymon tribute anthology IN LAYMON'S TERMS (Cemetery Dance Publications). Eraserhead Press recently published her first book of dark satirical stories, HOW TO EAT FRIED FURRIES. She is currently at work on her first novel, a work of science fiction. You can find out more about Nicole and her writing at www.nicolecushing.com.

For additional information, please refer to Nicole Cushing's Web Page.


Walter Daniels

Biography available soon.


Das Krakenhaus

A lifelong writer just now publishing her first serious attempt at fiction, Rose Streif lives in Indianapolis with her husband / business partner and their many cats. While she has traditionally published poetry in the past, the DIY movement gave her the creative control necessary to complete and publish a full-length paranormal fantasy, The Bearkeeper.

For additional information, please refer to Das Krakenhaus's Web Page.


Ryan Davidson
Co-author of LawAndTheMultiverse.com

Attorney and co-author of Law and the Multiverse, where the legal ramifications of comic book characters, stories, and tropes are examine.

For additional information, please refer to Ryan Davidson's Web Page.


Anjala Dick

Anjala currently resides on the East-side of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband of 13-years, Dillan, and their three "children", Emma, Cedar, and Gato. She currently runs her own in-home business, DreamWeaver Designs. Her specialties are snoods (aka crocheted hair nets) and beanie hats. She also makes stuffed animals, pot holders, sweaters, and footies. In January 2011, Anjala was elected to the position of Vice-President for Circle of Janus. In her my spare time, Anjala crochets like a mad woman, watch many shows on TV like Stargate: Atlantis, Dexter, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, and many others. Anjala also loves to read.Her favorite book series are "Harry Potter", the "Twilight Saga", and "Percy Jackson".Many of my friends call her Molly Weasley. This is something she holds in high regard. Other than that, Anjala am a Trekkie and proud to be one. Her mom raised me on all things Star Trek and she's done the same with my eldest son, Corey. Her youngest (Johnathan) just thinks it weird. There you have it. If you want to know more, just ask.


Dillan Dick

Biography available soon.


Mark Dooley
Founder of The Whoosier Network

Mark C. Dooley is "De Boss" of the Whoosier Network, Indiana's Doctor Who and Sci-Fi Connection. He is a noted columnist, comic book writer and artist, the creator of the comic book and online comic strip THE ACTUAL, SEMI-TRUE ADVENTURES OF MARK AND DEE, ongoing episodes of which can be found at De Boss' Bally Blogspot. He is also the award-winning writer/artist of the satire comic WHOOM COUNTY, mixing the humor of Berkely Breathed's BLOOM COUNTY with the world of DOCTOR WHO. Mark blames his mother for the way he is for exposing him to the Joker in "The Great Joker/Clayface Fued" in Batman comics and letting him stay up to watch horror movies at age 7.

For additional information, please refer to Mark Dooley's Web Page.


Christopher Doty

Christopher Doty might be an uplifted panda and is unquestionably a linguist from Eugene, Oregon, specializing in native languages of the Pacific Northwest, with a sideline in fictional languages. The Klingon Dictionary was a required textbook for one of his courses, and he's also worked with the Na'vi language from Avatar and other more obscure SF languages. He blogs about SF, fantasy, and linguistics at the Clarion website and at AlienTongues.com.

For additional information, please refer to Christopher Doty's Web Page.


Laura Edwards

Laura Edwards is a helpful Fun Police person, and secretary of the Circle of Janus club. Look out for sweets, treats, and essentials for your convention journey, and ask her anything. She knows the score.


Judy Eudaly

Judy Eudaly has been attending InConJunction since 1982 and has been Chairbeing twice and Department head of almost every department at one time or another. She is a retired biochemist/belly dancer. Her interests are so varied, it would make your head spin.


Joe Greene
Costumer and Robotics and LEGO® Enthusiast

Joe 'Volg Clawtooth' Greene: Amateur roboticist, LEGO® collector, and costumer. A Critter Crunch veteran since 1995 (OK, so I missed a few), with his robots built from 100% genuine LEGO parts. Author of the Critter Course rules based upon the original Critter Crunch rules. His exploits also include captain of the winning team of the LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer Speed Build Contest at Star Wars Celebration III and MC for the First Critter Course at Capricon XXVI. Being the geek he, is he is always finding new ways to integrate his hobbies of computers, robotics, LEGO®, gaming and costuming.

For additional information, please refer to Joe Greene's Web Page.


Scott Hann
Science Fiction/Alternative History Author

Author of The Red Menace, a sci fi/alternative history novel, Scott is a veteran of the US Army and many Christmas Seasons in retail employment. Scott is a Member of the Military Writer's Society of America and the Heinlein Society. He organizes the annual Blood Drive at GenCon Indy for the Heinlein Society. An avid gamer, Scott plays Sci Fi and Horror RPGs (Tabletop) as well as historical wargaming, both figs and tabletop.

For additional information, please refer to Scott Hann's Web Page.


Drew Happli

Drew Happli has over 15 years experience in the computer field, this includes network administration, desktop support, help desk, network design, along with just about anything else you can do with a computer and a few things you most likely shouldn't. Not only does he work on computers, he plays on them too. You are likely to find Drew playing Battlefield 2 (If you see HavenIndy in a vehicle, and are on the other team, stay off the road, sidewalk, or greenways), Battle for Middle Earth 2, Galactic Civilization, Guild Wars or City of Heroes/Villians. Drew also plays non-computer gamees and is the Cell Leader for Indianapolis for Steve Jackson's Men in Black. Other fan interests of note are Comic books (Drew has been collecting comic books for over 20 years), Anime, and Drew is a voracious reader. Drew first attended InConJunction in 1992, and started helping at InConJunction in 1993. So far he has headed A/V, Anime, Programming and Dealers Room.


Ronald Hawkins
Award-winning journalist and author of the Science Fiction Sojourns blog

A Louisville, Kentucky native, Ronald Hawkins is a journalist with more than 30 years experience during which he's won multiple awards. He has written the Indiana Science Fiction Sojourns column and blog for nearly three years. He has been a news editor and staff writer for the Reporter-Times for 5-1/3 years and is a former New York bureau chief for Cable TV Business magazine. His most recent honor was a first place award for watchdog reporting in the first quarter of 2010. He's a lifelong science fiction enthusiast. He made his first appearance as a panelist at InConJunction in 2009.

For additional information, please refer to Ronald Hawkins's Web Page.


David A. Henninger

David Henninger has been active in Fandom since the mid seventies. With a lot of help he started The Circle of Janus and InConJunction in 1979. He is an artist and worked in EMS since 1983, and has been an employee of LifeLine Critical Care Transport for 21 years. He is also a member of First Fandom.


Kathy Hohman

Retired science teacher who has helped with InConJunction, Starbase Indy, numerous international Harry Potter conventions, and the upcoming Twilight convention this month.


Thomas Nevin Huber

Tom recently retired from spending over 45 years working in all aspects of the computer industry (support, engineering (hardware and software), writing, teaching, repair, marketing). He is an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy media, has written several short stories, and is finalizing a major novel series for publication. He and is wife enjoy travel and spoiling grand kids (what grandparents do best).

For additional information, please refer to Thomas Nevin Huber's Web Page.


il Troubadore Klingon Music Project

il Troubadore, known on the planet Qo'noS as bomwI'pu' has been performing tlhIngan QoQ (Klingon music) live since 2009.

il Troubadore's mission is to record and perform all existing songs in the complete musical oeuvre of the Klingon Empire. Everything from the grand ghe'naQ nIt to the vernacular may' bom and HIvje' bom will be able to be heard and appreciated by Terran audiences throughout the planet Earth.

During their travels through space (and time) il Troubadore have managed to also learn a number of songs from many alien races throughout the multiverse including tunes in the tongues of the Ewoks and the languages Huttese, Fremen, Vulcan, Tenctonese and Shyriiwook. Also, the group has managed to quickly learn tunes in dozens of languages on the planet Earth.

For additional information, please refer to il Troubadore Klingon Music Project's Web Page.


Tom Jaquish

Tom Jaquish has been an electronics engineer for 32 years and has participated in panels at the InConJunction and TusCon science fiction conventions and the National Space Society annual conference.

For additional information, please refer to Tom Jaquish's Web Page.


Debra A. Kemp
Author of The House of Pendragon series.

Debra A. Kemp writes her historical/fantasy series The House of Pendragon because King Arthur commanded her: "Don't let it be forgot". Ms. Kemp was, after all, a teenager and impressionable. She saw the movie Camelot in the 70's and her main character, King Arthur's daughter--Lin was conceived. Ms. Kemp is now the author of the multi-award nominated The House of Pendragon I: The Firebrand and Book 2: The Recruit published through Amber Quill Press. She lives near Indianapolis and is currently writing book three.

For additional information, please refer to Debra A. Kemp's Web Page.


Melissa Kocias

Melissa Kocias is a conference and meeting planner by day, part-time bellydancer and samurai Avon lady by night. (Trust her - she's a professional!) When she's not managing the registration for dozens of conventions (or out saving the world), she is working on getting published in something other than a textbook or a peer-reviewed journal.

She has been a fan of science fiction ever since the neighbor kids across the street let her play with their Star Wars action figures in 1980. She sometimes has to play the You Took Me To See The Wrath of Khan In The Theaters When It First Came Out card when her mother, who is clearly a closet Trekkie, pooh-poohs any involvement in Melissa's lifelong pursuit of getting to use a functioning transporter.

Upon entering graduate school for the second time, Melissa turned the lens outward, and began studying fans and fan behavior. She did an ethnographic study of some Klingon groups, and has promised, after suffering one too many Dian Fossey jokes, that her eventual publication of the experience will be called, Klingons in the Mist.


Timothy Lane
Editor of FOSFAX Fanzine

Louisville fan Timothy Lane graduated from Purdue with a degree in computer science,which doesn't prevent occasional bursts of Ludditism. He found his fannish calling 20 years ago as editor of FOSFAX, which has collected 7 Hugo nominations for Best Fanzine (though never coming close to winning). He has served on panels on a wide variety of subjects at several worldcons, and he and coeditor Elizabeth Garrott were Fan GOHs at Windycon in 1997.


Sara J. Larson

Sara J. Larson grew up in Shelbyville, a small Indiana town where she was never more than fifteen minutes (by bicycle) from the corn fields. At IUPUI, she studied Religion and English, and took far too many psych classes. After a brief attempt at journalism, she realized she had no talent for telling the truth and went back to fiction. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband, two dogs and two cats, and spends her days making jewelry and her nights creating monsters.

For additional information, please refer to Sara J. Larson's Web Page.


Tom Lee

Tom Lee is a roleplayer who has run limited-duration games and multi-year campaigns. He has done voice acting for a few small productions. He has sung with an a capella madrigal group and played recorder with a medieval dance band. He is also a fan of Doctor Who, Star Trek (TOS is still the best), Larry Niven and H.P. Lovecraft. He has an MS in physics and works as a computer systems administrator. He is married to TammyJo Eckhart and lives in Bloomington, Indiana.


Robert McGillem

Biography available soon.


Mary Miller

Biography available soon.


Cheryl Miller-Andrews

Former co-con chair, masquerade chair, program book chair, and club secretary. Urban teacher, former journalist, and lifelong lover of dogs, gardens, SF&F, and her husband Andy.


Joel Pierson
Author and Audio Book Publisher

Joel Pierson is the author of the novels, Don't Kill the Messenger, The Messenger Adrift, and Messenger in a Battle. He is also managing editor at Author Solutions in Bloomington, a resource for authors looking to publish their books. He owns Mind's Ear Audio Productions, a studio specializing in audiobooks and drama.

For additional information, please refer to Joel Pierson's Web Page.


Mark Racop
Director, Writer, and Producer

The filmmaking bug bit Mark Racop at an early age. Racop's father remembers that Mark was interested in making movies even at the age of two! While other children were reading short stories, Racop was reading Stephen Whitfield's "Making of Star Trek."

In 1989, Racop formed MagicHouse Productions, and he raised money to shoot the ultra-low budget, ultra spoof, "Rock N Roll Starship." The movie featured cheesy sets, cheesy dialogue, and cheesy acting "but it was all part of the plan. We watched Dark Star and Hardware Wars on the same night," Racop said, "And Starship was the result!" The campy, funny film has played to science fiction audiences across the country, and he self distributed over 1,000 copies on VHS.

The success of the first film brought about a demand for a sequel. "Starship 2" was greenlighted in October of 2000, and went before the cameras on May 19th, 2001. The movie was a radical step up from the original film, featuring great actors John Astin, Richard Biggs, Jason Carter, Richard Hatch, and Leslie Culton? and a tightly-written script with a great story. Shooting wrapped in August of 2001, but special effects continued for another five years. "It was tough waiting on the effects, but the results were well worth it. Massive Works blew me completely away with the quality of the finished product."

In May of 2004, Racop bought an 8,300 square foot facility in Logansport, Indiana that he is converting into a movie studio. With two sound stages, makeup, wardrobe, editing, a paint booth, and plenty of office space, Racop will be able to accommodate many feature films.

Racop is currently developing a spy thriller called "Plausible Deniability" for production in 2006.

For additional information, please refer to Mark Racop's Web Page.


Kat Robertson

Conchair InConJunction 30, Steve Jackson MIB, Looney Lab Rabbit, and pagan priestess.


Emily Rodgers

Born to a father who loves anything Sci-Fi and Western related and a mother whose love for reading is genetically passed down, Emily Rodgers was born the week of "Black Monday" in 1987 when stocks around the world came to a crash. Her sister says this was a sign. Between working to feed her dog's treat habit and her own need for more books, Emily enjoys being a member of Circle of Janus as well as this year's Treasurer. She hopes to run into all of you at the convention.


Tracey Rollison

Tracey Rollison is a serial information junkie, freelance writer, and web designer. She designs, develops and writes at KnowABit.com; designs and runs GoodLifeMenus.com; is launching Blue Newt WebDesign, sings/screams in a band, and is a homeschooling ballet/football mom of three. She's also married to The Duct Tape Blacksmith. When she has free time, she breathes and sometimes sleeps.

For additional information, please refer to Tracey Rollison's Web Page.


Dalyn K. Roney

Biography available soon.


Michael Roney, Jr.

Professional Klingon translator and webOS developer Michael is responsible for the Sophos Klingon anti-virus as well as the Klingon translation of the Jenolan Caves audio tour. He has also released several Klingon and Trek themed webOS apps into the Palm App Catalog.

For additional information, please refer to Michael Roney, Jr.'s Web Page.


Kyra Shidler

Kyra Shidler has been attending InConJunction since she was a young thing. At past InConJunctions she's been in charge of the "Fun Police", been Godzilla's Mom, and Godzilla's Wife (don't ask). She's currently biding her time at college untill she can take over the wor... InConJunction.


Dr. Wolfgang Spendel, Ph. D.

Dr. Wolfgang Spendel is experienced in developing emerging science knowledge to create new products and applied technologies. He constructively challenged the status quo to find solutions to improve products, invent products, and overcome manufacturing limitations (he holds 11 patents). He earned a Ph. D. in physical chemistry and has gone interdisciplinary ever since. To overcome technical challenges he developed expertise in surface chemistry, system science, material science, artificial intelligence, biology, engineering, markets, and cognition. His current research and development effort is in applied nanotechnology. Wolf is a cofounder of two startup companies, one focused on speeding up market introduction of recent scientific advances, the other working to commercialize a technology for growing nanoparticles inside polymers.

His personal interest is to strengthen science and increase public understanding of how science works.

Career history:

  • Chief technology officer and co-founder of two start-up companies.
  • Principle Scientist at Procter and Gamble, now retired.
  • Nanotechnology Research Associate.


Mike Suess

Mike Suess has been a long time attendee at InConJunction. His father first introduced him to Incon in it's first or second year and he has been attending on his own since 1983. He enjoys science and science fiction as well as a little fantasy not only in what he reads but also in what he sees on television and in the movies. His interests also include collecting (go and ask him what), reading comics, and an ever-growing DVD collection.


R.J. Sullivan

R.J. Sullivan and his family live in Heartland Crossing, Indiana, south of Indianapolis. He's published short fiction in Midnight Graffiti and Strange Weird and Wonderful eZines, has composed dozens of articles for local magazines and newspapers, and "ghost writes" newsletter content for several Indiana companies. R.J. is a member of the Indiana Horror Writers.

Fans are encouraged to join the R.J. Sullivan fan community at rjsullivanfiction.com, read his blog at rjsullivanfiction.wordpress.com, and friend him on Facebook.

For additional information, please refer to R.J. Sullivan's Web Page.


Jeff Thompson

With a list of qualifications including (but not limited to) b-movie maven, sub-genius preacher, amateur improv enthusiast, sci-fi fan, computer programmer and author, amateur prop and costume designer wanna-be, amateur astronomer, playwright, webmaster, follower of all things urban-legend and/or myth, past InConJunction con-chair, and hard-core chili-head, Jeff Thompson is either a modern-day renaissance man, or someone that will do anything once you get a drink in him.

Jeff's been attending InConJunction since 1983 and has been working for the convention since 1992. You can regularly catch Jeff at the Top Ten Worst Movies panel, Video Trivia Contest, Sci-Fi Whose Line, as an occasional member of InConJunction's acting troupe (the "It's Not Our Fault Players") or preaching at InConJunction's on-again/off-again Sub-Genius Devival. If you can't find him there, odds are he's in the bar.

For additional information, please refer to Jeff Thompson's Web Page.


Clifford VanMeter

Beginning as an illustrator for such games as Star Trek the RPG and Battle Tech, Cliff moved on to creating and publishing his own game Justifiers. Later, Cliff worked for Valiant Comics as a writer, penciller, designer and production artist. He went on to found Comicolor, providing digital coloring, graphic design and lettering for books from Valiant, Marvel, DC and Image. Cliff has since worked as a visual effects artist, designer, web developer and video editor. Currently he is publishing his own characters, writing and drawing the webcomic/print comic Belter, and writing Orion the Hunter.

For additional information, please refer to Clifford VanMeter's Web Page.


Wax Chaotic

Katt McConnell is a student pursuing a Bachelors in Media Arts and Sciences in the School of Informatics at IUPUI. Aside from spending two years each in middle and high school in choir, Katt had one semester of formal vocal training at IUPUI. Otherwise, she is an entirely self-taught vocalist. She is primarily a singer-songwriter, though she does dabble in percussion and is a student guitarist. Her music of choice is filk, but she's also been known to dabble in everything from rock to metal. Katt lives on the north side of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and three cats.

For additional information, please refer to Wax Chaotic's Web Page.


Michael Allen Williams

Michael Allen Williams is a native born filmmaker and actor. He's an active LARPer and enjoys game design as well.

Mike decided to become a film maker about 15 years ago. He began working with video back in High School in program called C.I.R.T - the Indianapolis Center for Instructional Radio and Television, producing the Indianapolis Public School systems weekly in-house news program. His first film project was with MagicHouse Productions as an actor and recently has begun to work regularly as an Assistant Director. Mike likes MagicHouse because he feels that he is a good fit with its style and personnel. He feels that his virtues mesh well with the company.


Crystal Wolf
Folk and filk songwriter

Crystal Wolf is a 29 year old polyamorous-poet / songwriter / musician / blogger / friend / aunt / bereaved mother / fiance / girlfriend / puppy / mama-wolf / lover / protector / child / freak / gypsy / homebody / storyteller / superhero. If you really need that thing done, she knows a guy. If you wanna know more about her, you should ask questions. You can also check out the website www.crysthewolf.com, where the musings, musics, and poems live. Her Facebook is available if you tell her who you are and why you're friending her, the twitter is @lalobalunanueva.

For additional information, please refer to Crystal Wolf's Web Page.


Stephen Zimmer
Award-winning fantasy author and independent filmmaker

Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Stephen is the author of the epic medieval fantasy Fires in Eden series, which includes Crown of Vengeance (Winner of the 2010 Pluto Award for Best Novel) and Dream of Legends. His epic-scale urban fantasy Rising Dawn Saga includes The Exodus Gate and The Storm Guardians (Book 3 is scheduled for a summer 2011 release). Recent short fiction work includes the steampunk tale "In the Mountain Skies" from the Dreams of Steam anthology from Kerlak Publishing.

As a filmmaker, Stephen feature and short credits in the fantasy and horror genres, including the feature Shadows Light, the horror short film The Sirens, and the 2011 short film Swordbearer, a fantasy short film adapted from the David Blalock novel Ascendant.

Press, reviews, appearances, and other information can always be found at www.stephenzimmer.com. His blog can be found at stephenzimmer.blogspot.com and those with Facebook are encouraged to friend Stephen at www.facebook.com/sgzimmer.

For additional information, please refer to Stephen Zimmer's Web Page.


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