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Five Year Mission
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Mikey Mason (a nationally touring standup comedian by trade) made a splash on YouTube with the video for his song, "She Don't Like Firefly," which spurred the recording of his crowd-funded geek rock/comedy album, Impotent Nerd Rage. He recently completed his second geek album, Barbarian Jetpack, and is now working on an EP of non-comedic songs inspired by Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods.
Mikey's work has been featured on Nerdist.com, MTV Geek News, SyFy's Blastr.com, and in Time Magazine's Techland. He has made multiple appearances both on NBC and at the legendary House Of Blues, headlined on all four coasts and performed at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, the 2011 Geek Media Expo, and RPG conventions across the US. He is also a proud media sponsor of Can't Stop The Serenity, a fundraiser for Equality Now, and performs at at least one CSTS each year.
"Soooo great!!" - Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Serenity, Homeland, V)
"Hilarious." "Totally catchy." "His voice is so awesome that we immediately ran to his website to check out his tour schedule." -Blastr.com (SyFy Channel)
"This album totally doesn't suck. Which I like. The music is quality, the guy can sing and play and not to be captain cliche or anything... but I found myself wanting more." -Audrey Brown, bornforgeekdom.com
"The wordplay is genius." -Juliette B. Edwards, nerdsraging.com
"My dad had a great sense of humor, knew hundreds of jokes, puns, limericks, etc and would have LOVED your song!" -Cindy Gygax (Daughter of RPG luminary Gary Gygax)
Learn more at mikeymason.com.
For additional information, please refer to Mikey Mason's Web Page.
David Lee Pancake
David Lee Pancake is a sculptor & painter of fantasy art. He began his art at an early age and displays more then four decades of artistic talent and skill. He pursues a variety of subject matter which includes a series of sculpted risqué angels, dragons, comic book heroes, nudes, abstracts, and other figurines. His paintings sometimes reveal a humorous pun, ponder a social issue or evoke an eureka moment. His art graces the homes of fans around the globe.
For additional information, please refer to David Lee Pancake's Web Page.
Robert Pyatt, Ph. D.
For additional information, please refer to Robert Pyatt, Ph. D.'s Web Page.
For additional information, please refer to Tom Smith's Web Page.
Moxie Anne Magnus
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Featured in the Creators' Alley
David Alan Brown is an Electrical Engineer by education, a Software and Systems Developer by profession, and an Author by choice. All of these are by the grace of God. David grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota but after college his career took him to the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana where he is blessed to reside with his wife and children. The Omega Gambit is his first published work.
For additional information, please refer to David Brown's Web Page.
Lee Cherolis is responsible for the graphic work in Little Guardians Comics. He organizes the Indy Webcomics Group. He is currently living in a bio-sphere habitat in Indianapolis with his wife Samantha and their 2.5 cats.
Das Krakenhaus is a small independent publisher founded by Joe and Rose Streif as an alternative to the pitfalls of both traditional publishing and vanity presses.
Author 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. She has also authored Night Music, a collection of short stories set in that universe, and has edited the short story compilations Unreal City and The End of the World As We Know It.
For additional information, please refer to Das Krakenhaus's Web Page.
Biography available soon.
For additional information, please refer to Martine Dowden's Web Page.
Sara Jo Easton
Sara Jo Easton is the author of the Zarder series, a trilogy of novels set in a world where dragon-like creatures called Onizards are the dominant species and humans must help them defeat the cruel Fire Queen. Sara drew the first Onizards when she was bored in 9th grade math class (in her defense, it was the second day in a row of graphing a plane). Over a decade later, she has attended college for Journalism, has traveled extensively, and has somehow obtained two insane cats. Her current project is set in an alternate universe rural Ohio where a succubus, a siren and a banshee work together to protect a town from forces that are (amazingly) more threatening than that combination of monsters working together.
Biography coming soon.
For additional information, please refer to Kristie Good's Web Page.
An artist from northern Illinois, Matt does a variety of art from comic books to comic strips to storyboards to comps for ads and newspaper ad design and flyers as well. Matt has a successful online strip Marty and Spud.
For additional information, please refer to Matthew Hansel's Web Page.
Christopher Herndon has been feeding himself by way of the funny/children's book industry for over a decade. He is the co-creator of the acclaimed series Living With Zombies but has professionally drawn everything from extinct animals, to grotesque monsters, to sassy ladies, to gun toatin' cowpokes, to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently he has undertaken the gargantuan task of illustrating the Terra Tempo series. This has given him the great opportunity to call on his love of science to educate and entertain those young and old about the real life monsters living in our Earth's past. Terra Tempo is now used in a growing number of elementary and middle school curriculums and can be found in many libraries, National Park Centers, and Museums. Smilodons, Mammoths, and Dinosaurs. Oh MY!
For additional information, please refer to Christopher Herndon's Web Page.
Biography available soon.
For additional information, please refer to INWAP Games's Web Page.
Biography available soon.
For additional information, please refer to Andy Korty's Web Page.
Biography available soon.
For additional information, please refer to Brad LaMar's Web Page.
Bryan O'Neill was born in Terre Haute, IN. In his youth he worked at a video store, then later a General Cinema in Indianapolis. His love for film, along with the growing epidemic of reboots, inspired him to create the book Original Plots: The Unified Field Theory of Storytelling. A guide to creating original stories, world building and character development across all genres. This is his first book.
For additional information, please refer to Bryan O'Neill's Web Page.
Edward J. Russell
Biography available soon.
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Seventh Star Press
Established in October of 2008, Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher located in Lexington, Kentucky that specializes in speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and horror).
For additional information, please refer to Seventh Star Press's Web Page.
Biography available soon.
For additional information, please refer to Candice Stockstell's Web Page.
Though he graduated with a degree in animation Jonathan's focus has always been the making comics because he chose to pursue that profession. He's also a film and TV buff and enjoys Green Lantern, Cos-play and Retro-Gaming.
For additional information, please refer to Jonathan Wilson's Web Page.
Karen A. Wyle, author of Twin-Bred and Reach: A Twin-Bred Novel, lives in Monroe County, Indiana. In science fiction and other genres, she habitually deals with themes of family, communication, the impossibility of controlling events, and the persistence of unfinished business. (Every once in a while, politics finds its way in as well.) Fans can also find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KarenAWyle
For additional information, please refer to Karen Wyle's Web Page.
John F. Allen
John F. Allen is an American speculative fiction writer born in Indianapolis, IN. He is an active member of Indiana Horror Writers and serves as its Vice President and is also a member of Indiana Writers Center. He began writing stories as early as the second grade and has pursued all forms of writing at some point, throughout his career. He studied Liberal Arts at IUPUI with a focus in Creative Writing. John's debut novel, The God Killers is planned for publication in Summer 2013 with Seventh Star Press. John currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, son and daughter.
For additional information, please refer to John F. Allen's Web Page.
The Medium Bus Podcast is a pop-culture related podcast with an audience that is a combination of gamers, movie enthusiasts, and anyone interested in pop-culture in general. The Medium Bus web-site, which has between 15,000 and 20,000 monthly visitors, is updated weekly with new episodes, blogs, and news.
For additional information, please refer to Craig Alvis's Web Page.
James O. Barnes
James is the publisher for Loconeal Publishing, a traditional small press based in northern Ohio. He is also the publisher for Handcar Press, a company dedicated to publishing and publishing services for independent authors and organizations. Heading up two companies with similar goals yet differing focuses can be chaotic, but he works with a great team of authors, editors and illustrators. And yes, let's not forget the minions. In James' spare time he is also a writer (Thief King, A Book of Orenck), teacher, speaker, amateur archaeologist, and outdoor enthusiast. Currently, he is working on his second "Book of Orenck", and a graphic novel based on his short story, "Adventures In Purgatory." You can find out more about the work James does by checking out these sites. www.loconeal.com, www.handcarpress.com, and www.jamesobarnes.com.
For additional information, please refer to James O. Barnes's Web Page.
Matthew Barron spends his days mixing and analyzing human blood as a medical technologist in Indianapolis Indiana. He also writes fiction and enjoys different genres and mediums of storytelling. He released his dystopian novella, Secular City Limits in 2009. His stories have appeared in House of Horror and the Roboterotica anthology. He also has two short comics in the Welcome to Indiana comic anthology. His latest book, The Lonely Princess, is a picture book for children and adults of all ages with illustrations by local artist Charles Gratner. He is currently working on an urban fantasy graphic novel and a sword sorcery book. For more information about Matthew and sample of his writing, visit submatterpress.com.
For additional information, please refer to Matthew Barron's Web Page.
E Susan Baugh
Susan is a retired librarian, who likes providing sophisticated reference support to writers. She enjoys reading, sleeping, traveling, especially to SF/F conventions, and writing book reviews. Since getting her first e-reader, a Kindle Fire, on Valentine's Day 2012 she has collected a personal e-book library of more than 4,000 items.
"...And Sewing Is Half The Battle!" is a group of classy costumers who also write fiction, act in Star Trek, and write video games. A cos-play group based in central Indiana (though they love to travel) that cos-plays as characters from anime, video games, comics, books, and films at events around the country "...And Sewing Is Half The Battle!" also teaches workshops on costuming, materials, prop and armor construction, presentation, and more. The members of "...And Sewing Is Half The Battle!" love cos-players and cos-play, and particularly love helping newbies get started! They also enjoy making the fantastic and impossible real.
For additional information, please refer to Laura Baugh's Web Page.
Formerly a Massage Therapist, Michael Baugh is well known in several conventions as an instructor in basics of massage. Additionally, he trains Fibromyalgia couples, with their different sensitivities, to give and receive safe and effective massage. With considerable attention to related issues. Credentials include nursing degree, several years in a cardiac setting, and more recently as an environmental codes enforcement officer.
Creator of several games with rules that pretty much almost make sense. Join Kate for Sadistic Game Show on Saturday night for a chance at C.A.S.H. and prizes.
Growing up, Matt Betts consumed vast amounts of pop culture, watching cartoons, listening to various music, regularly viewing the old monster movies on weekend television and reading everything he could get his hands on. He is a former radio personality whose fiction and speculative poetry appears in various publications, including the Sidekicks! Anthology, Kaleidotrope, eSteampunk and The Book of Tentacles anthology. Much to his own surprise, he was mentioned in the New York Times for his zombie poetry. For a little over a decade Matt ran a writing and critique group in Columbus Ohio called the Naked Wordshop, which isn't nearly as dirty as it sounds. He blogs at www.mattbetts.com and Twitters as @captplothole. His steampunk/alternate history novel Odd Men Out will be released by Dog Star Books in the summer of 2013.
For additional information, please refer to Matt Betts's Web Page.
Chuck Budreau, has been working on independent films for many years. He is a founding member of the MagicHouse Productions crew and has worked with many other film production companies in Indiana. Chuck is a freelance film sound recordist. He is a voluntary board member of the Indiana Filmmakers Network and webmaster for IndyFilmNews.com
For additional information, please refer to Chuck Budreau's Web Page.
Captain Alan Stewart of the Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator
Chris Canary has been helping at InConJunction since 1995. In addition to panel suggestions or just generally helping whomever with whatever, he is usually making fun of "bad" movies with compatriots Rob Pyatt and Jeff Thompson. He is also 1/2 of the team behind the podcast Chris and Crys Take Over the World. At the 2012 InConJunction, he should be helping premiere the book Unreal City with publisher Das Krakenhaus.
Starship Captain Kitten, TSN InConGruitous Huge Scifi fan
Named a Naptown notable resident by Intake Magazine, as well as one of the most talented writers around today by the Writers 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 the 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 filmmaking.
For additional information, please refer to Kate Chaplin's Web Page.
Nicole Cushing is an author of dark, weird fiction whose work has drawn praise from horror legends such as Thomas Ligotti, Gary A. Braunbeck, and John Skipp. The anthology Werewolves & Shapeshifters: Encounters With The Beast Within includes Nicole's short fiction (alongside stories by Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Charlaine Harris, and Chuck Palahniuk). All told, she has seen over twenty of her stories published in both the U.S. and U.K. Several of her stories have been (or are currently being) adapted for audio presentation on podcasts such as Tales to Terrify, Pseudopod, and Cast Macabre. In March of 2013, DarkFuse published Nicole's first novella, Children of No One, in both a signed, limited hardcover edition and an ebook edition. She invites correspondence via Facebook, Twitter, or (if one must be old-fashioned about it) email at email@example.com.
For additional information, please refer to Nicole Cushing's Web Page.
A panel of expert Zombie Survivalists, unknown for their recent assistance in the containment of the Zombie outbreak in Tampa, Fl, on May 27th, 2012. They will run your survival plan through several scenarios, providing advice and feedback that will save your life once the Apocalypse begins.
Mark is a member of "...And Sewing is Half the Battle!" an award winning Indianapolis cosplay group. When not sewing hooks, buttons, snaps, hooks, eyes, or other tiny details onto costumes, Mark is additionally pursuing a career in game design while maintaining a IT consulting career. Mark would like to make it known that if anyone happens to find where his free time went to please let him know.
For additional information, please refer to Mark Della-Croce's Web Page.
Dillan Dick is a soldier in the US Army Reserves, a former Eagle Scout, and just an all-around geek. When not watching zombie movies and critiquing them on how people could survive, he loves to watch UFC fights, read the Earth's Children series by Jean M. Aul, as well as prepare for the upcoming zombie apocalypse.
Mark C. Dooley is "De Boss" of the Whoosier Network, Indiana's Doctor Who club, as well as writer/artist of the online comic strip "The Actual, Semi-True Adventures of Mark and Dee" (www.deboss1.blogspot.com). He owes it all to his mom for letting him stay up late watching "Nightmare Theater" when he was seven years old. One man's "sick and twisted childhood" is another man's "inspirational parenting".
For additional information, please refer to Mark Dooley's Web Page.
James S. Dorr
James Dorr has two collections from Dark Regions Press, Strange Mistresses: Tales of Wonder and Romance and Darker Loves: Tales of Mystery and Regret, while his all-poetry Vamps (A Retrospective) came out August 2011 from Sam's Dot Publishing. An active member of SFWA and HWA with nearly four hundred appearances in venues from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine to Xenophilia, Dorr invites readers to visit his site at http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com for the latest information.
For additional information, please refer to James S. Dorr's Web Page.
Linda J. Dunn has been writing professionally since 1991 and her short stories can be found in various magazines and anthologies. Some stories which are no longer in print can be found at Fictionwise. Her short story, Nyla's Song, is available in Sky Whales and Other Wonders, available through Amazon and many other venues. She also wields a wicked saber.
For additional information, please refer to Linda J. Dunn's Web Page.
Laura is prior secretary of the Circle of Janus, which puts on InConJunction, and is currently a Programming assistant. Attendees may recognize her from previous years as the InConJunction Fun Police. Laura has been attending InCon since 2006, and is happy to help out wherever needed.
Greg has been Director of Photography, Props & set designs and productions, Gaffer, Lighting designs, miniature modeling and miniature sets, and Cinema photographer, mostly in SF&F movies. He was DF of Star Trek vs. Batman and props and sets on both Rock N Roll Starship movies. He often works with Mark Racop, Chris Allen and 7M Productions.
E. Chris Garrison
Eric Garrison is active in the writing community in Indianapolis, Indiana. He lives in the Circle City with his wife, step-daughter and a cabal of cats. He also enjoys gaming, home brewing beer, and finding innovative uses for duct tape. Eric's latest novel, Reality Check, is a science fiction adventure released by Hydra Publications. Eric has also written four urban fantasy novels. These include the Road Ghosts trilogy (to be released by Seventh Star Press), as well as Blue Spirit. His novels are dark supernatural fantasies, dealing with ghosts, demonic possession and even sinister fairy folk. Eric's short story, "Drag Show" appeared in the Fall 2011 edition of Strange, Weird and Wonderful Magazine. His flash piece, "Dark Reflection", appeared in the Indiana Horror 2011 anthology. Eric won The Iron Writer Challenge in March 2013 with his flash story, "Killer Cure".
For additional information, please refer to E. Chris Garrison's Web Page.
Biography available soon.
Ms. Grause (rhymes with drowsy) enjoys many aspects of geekdom - from comics, sci-fi and anime to gaming, costuming and the internet. By day, a mild-mannered state government employee and by night (and weekend) discovering new outlets for her curiosity. She is also currently the female half of a band, Fate Pies. This is her seventh InConJunction and looks forward to many more.
Jacquelyn Greene is a young Pegasister, but loves the show. She has made a few of her own pony characters, and has ponified some of her different characters. She has made her own world, and has a large cast of characters all living in it. She is working on writing down these stories, but has only managed to finish writing one. She is also working on stories in different worlds, though most of these worlds are not as developed as her first. She is a budding Origami enthusiast, though spends most of time making paper dragons.
Joe 'Volg' Greene is a costumer, LEGO roboticist, SciFi fan, DIY addict and UNIX admin. This guy's a geek! He's big! He's green! But he's fuzzy, not mean. He is also completely at fault for the InConJunction 33 Programming!
For additional information, please refer to Joe Greene's Web Page.
Wife of Volg. Mother of Serena Mooneye and Melody. Mistress of their Universe.
Singer-songwriter Cernowain Greenman has been a consummate storyteller, professional speaker and dedicated musician for a number of years. He has boldly stepped onto the Pagan Music scene with a quiver full of mystical songs that awaken the spirit. Ranging from folk to rock to blues to vaudeville, "Cern" brings listening bliss to Pagans of all ages with his gifts of story and song. Anaan Sapphira, the "Muse", is the duo's female vocalist and percussionist. Anaan brings her beautiful descants and background voice, along with drums and a variety of percussion, to complete this duo's special uplifting and enchanting sound.
For additional information, please refer to Cern Greenman's Web Page.
Ronald Hawkins is a multiple-decade, award-winning journalist. He is a staff writer/chief political writer for the Reporter-Times. He's been writing the Indiana Science Fiction Sojourns column and blog since September 2007. This will be the fifth year he's chaired or participated on InConJunction panels.
For additional information, please refer to Ronald Hawkins's Web Page.
He's back in the United States though and now hosts a mega popular podcast with a team of misfits he met on the inside.
For additional information, please refer to Dusty Hicks's Web Page.
Bree is a costumer from a small town in Michigan. Most of her experience comes from a small theater troupe from the same town as well as some cosplay creations from the twisted brains of herself and friends. She is familiar with a great number of fandoms.
In addition, her personal experiences in the not-so-main-stream lifestyles leave her in a position to share what she has learned.
Morgan Jones has been an advocate for sexual freedom and avid educator in multiple areas of Alternative Lifestyles for over 15 years, he works fervently to educate on Polyamory, Kink and Paganism. His service to the Kink and Poly communities include multiple featured and guest speaker appearances as well as acting as the Organizer of the Indy Poly Meetup since 2006 and the Organizer for Labor Day Libertine/Jeweled Lotus since 2009. Working constantly to serve the Pagan community, he has been a speaker on multiple occasions and is a public figure and occasional media contact in Indianapolis. He started Horn & Honey in 2010, has been the Local Coordinator for eleven Indy Pagan Pride Days since 2000, as well as the Chairman of Indianapolis Pagan Pride, Inc, since 2004. He is also acting as Project Manager for Aether Hill -- an initiative at Our Haven Nature Sanctuary to develop low-forest-impact walking trails and campsites with minimal flora disturbance.
Mishi has been involved in the Polyamorous lifestyle for the last 7 years, and in a primary relationship for the last 5. For the last 4 years, she has held workshops on the Introduction of Poly at Labor Day Libertine and for the last 2 years participated in several panels on Polyamory.
Ms. Kemp writes Arthurian fiction because King Arthur commanded her to spread the word. She was a teen when she saw CAMELOT and could hardly disobey. She is the author of the multi-nominated feminist Arthurian House of Pendragon: The Firebrand and The Recruit published through Amber Quill Press. She lives near Indianapolis and is currently writing Firebrand: The Movie for a feature length film. Embrace the dark side of Camelot.
For additional information, please refer to Debra A. Kemp's Web Page.
Timothy Lane has a BS from Purdue in computer science, has edited FOSFAX (a former Hugo nominee) since 1987, and has been a frequent program participant (and occasional moderator) at many conventions, including several Worldcons, highlighted by being co-Fan GOH (with his co-editor and housemate, Elizabeth Garrott) at Windycon in 1997. He minored in economics and history and has continued to study both (with special interests in political and military history), and wrote articles on a number of subjects (including historical materials and environmental science) for Salem Press.
Crysa Leflar is not skilled in referring to my-herself in the third person but she, like most authors, keeps a blog.
For additional information, please refer to Crystal Leflar's Web Page.
Fun Police! Enough said!
Flint represents Lisfanpress
For additional information, please refer to Flint Mitchell's Web Page.
Amy Page-Cline is am a student of the world and has studied many things, seen many things, and experienced many things. She considers herself a Jack of all Trades and Master of None. Amy is an ordained minister who is studying to become a High Priestess in the great and wonderful state of Missouri. She has been a Pagan for almost twenty years and has never looked back. Amy sews, crochets, knits, sings, dances, and writes all in her spare time. Most important of all, Amy IS A MOM! She is a full-time stay at home mother that loves to learn.
A member of the D20 girls. Haimaru has volunteered at various anime and geeky conventions. She usually cosplay.
For additional information, please refer to Hannah Pollard's Web Page.
Mark Racop is the owner of MagicHouse Productions, an Indiana-based filmmaking company. He has produced dozens of movies, documentaries, and industrials since he started the company in 1987, including A Time For the Heart, which was chosen by the San Diego Comic Con for their International film festival in 2010.
He is also the owner of Fiberglass Freaks, a company that produces officially licensed 1966 Batmobile replicas.
For additional information, please refer to Mark Racop's Web Page.
An InConJunction attendee since 2005, Bob Richey is involved in costuming and creating Huge creatures using cheap and simple materials.
Kim has attended InConJunction since 2005. She is a builder and wearer of large scale costumes with her husband Bob. Their costumes have been first place winners of four masquerades, and a finalist once.
Captain TSN InConGruitous
After a successful 25-year career in the utility industry, Alex Lee set sail on a new career journey as science fiction/fantasy writer Moses Solomon. He is the author of two new science fiction novellas, both set in the Euranian star cluster. The Terror of Mapooly introduces the spacefaring Euranians at the end of the Galactic Revolutions. The Euranian setting is revisited in Timegazer, which takes place fifty years later.
For additional information, please refer to Moses Solomon's Web Page.
Brad Staggs is a writer, actor, and VoiceOver artist from the Indianapolis area.
Bernie is a software engineer and a recent Hoosier. A few years ago, He started working on a funny sci-fi animation in his spare time. He's put a lot of work into it, and can't wait to show it off.
For additional information, please refer to Bernie Stern's Web Page.
Gabrielle is a musician from the Indianapolis area and member of Herculean Cheese Storm. She lives, sings, and creates her very own rhythm section out of inanimate objects in the Indianapolis area with her boyfriend, roommate, beautiful cats, and her dog, Sammy.
Mike has been attending InConJunction since InConJunction 1 and has been a participant on some level (volunteer, committee member, auctioneer or program and play participant) every year since the early-mid 80's. He works part-time at the Hero House comic shop, loves comics (obviously), Science Fiction of all types, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who and a variety of movies and books. Mike also has quite a sizable collection of collectible stuff. He's always happy to discuss these or many any other topics that you might have in common.
R. J. Sullivan's novel Haunting Blue is an edgy paranormal thriller and the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona "Blue" Shaefer and her boyfriend Chip Farren. Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, was released by Seventh Star Press. Seventh Star is releasing a new, authorized edition of Haunting Blue in early 2014. R.J. just finished next chapter in Fiona's story, Virtual Blue, coming from Seventh Star later this year. R.J. resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He is an officer of the Indiana Horror Writers. Check in regularly at rjsullivanfiction.com to learn the latest about the projects of R. J. Sullivan.
For additional information, please refer to R.J. Sullivan's Web Page.
Natalie is a musician from Indianapolis, IN and a brand spanking new band member of the bad Herculean Cheese Storm. She lives happily in the Indianapolis area with all of her instruments and her adorable pekingese puppy, Murphy. A musician for many years, she's fairly new to fandom and will be making her debut with HCS at InConJunction this year.
With a list of qualifications including (but not limited to) b-movie maven, SubGenius 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 ConChair, 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 SubGenius 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.
Jason has been the President of Club Cyberia Maker Space the past year and a half. Last year's InConJunction talk went rather quickly and ran out of time. This year Jason is doing version 2.0 of our talk. The Maker Space has grown quite a bit in the last year. They have much of the equipment they wanted as well as a few extras they were not sure they would see so quickly! Their space is starting to 'Fill in' with compiled items. Their classroom is complete, and the first round of classes / labs has started. Jason has spoken at computer conventions the past 12 years and has extensive knowledge in computer systems and security. He has been researching computer technologies his whole life. Jason's day job is doing EMC large scale storage installations and Architecture, as well as Disaster Recovery for Software Information Systems (SIS).
For additional information, please refer to Jason Voyles's Web Page.
An expert in international logistics, farmer, and student of history, Mark Wandrey first started writing in grade school and had doggedly refused to stop every since. He's written hundreds of short stories and more than a few novels including the seven to be published in the Earth Song series, of which three are in print. Mark lives in Tennessee on a small farm with his wife, teenage son, three donkeys, several goats, and a classified number of barnyard fowl.
For additional information, please refer to Mark Wandrey's Web Page.
Wax Chaotic is a trio of musicians who've been putting their own twist on folk music since 2011. Both musically and lyrically eclectic, they change the mood and tone of their performance as whimsy dictates. Their musical influences include alternative, punk, bluegrass, blues, rock, pop, and of course, traditional and modern folk. They are lyrical storytellers, weaving themes of science-fiction and fantasy in with real-world events from their own lives. As a unit, the band tours the Midwest, looking for good places to spark musical mischief.
For additional information, please refer to Wax Chaotic's Web Page.
Frida Westford is a published short fiction writer and poet. Recent publications include stories in anthologies Strange Stories of Sand and Sea and Northern Haunts and poems in Star*Line, the magazine of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. She writes a poetry review column for FOSFAX, a Louisville based fanzine. She co-leads a writers' critique group. She lives in Bloomington, IN with her husband and two cats.
Biography available soon.
Crystal Wolf is a 30-year-old folk-rock musician and song-writer with a penchant for fantasy, science fiction, fandom, and humor. She'll play just about anywhere provided she can get there. Crys is also a religious studies nerd who loves to read, podcast, sing, play the guitar, invent new forms of percussion, and dance -- like a crazy white girl. She also practices Open Source Romance and lives with her partner, Chris, who is all shades of awesome. They're kept by two cats, Zoe (a sweet-tempered tuxedo cat) and Sapphire (a beautiful pure white short-haired loner with ice blue eyes that are as cold as her soul), whose days consist of eating, sleeping, demanding that Crystal chase them around the apartment, and helping Chris and Crys take over the world. It is suspected that once the humans are firmly ensconced as benevolent dictators the cats can eradicate them in their sleep and replace them. Sapphire would also like the record to reflect that she is not required to wait until the Dynamic Duo are asleep.
For additional information, please refer to Crystal Wolf's Web Page.
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