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Complete Guest List for InConJunction XXXIII

Cherie Priest
Author Guest of Honor

Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest is the author of a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures Ganymede, Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press.

In addition to all of the above, Cherie's first foray into George R. R. Martin's superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011. Cherie's short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies.

Cherie lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband, a big shaggy dog, and a fat black cat.

For additional information, please refer to Cherie Priest's Web Page.

Stuart Sayger
Artist Guest of Honor
DC Comic book artist and creator of Shiver in the Dark

Stuart Sayger

Stuart Sayger is best known for his moody and expressive style. Inks, gouache, chalk and oil pastels are standard when creating his comic book pages. He first broke into the industry as the creator of Shiver In The Dark, producing the comic independently from start to finish.

Currently Stuart is producing artwork for this summer's Man of Steel Superman movie, as well as a video game adaption of Robert Kirkman's Thief of Thieves.

Recent comic book projects include producing art for various IDW projects including: 30-Days of Night, Robert Rodriguez's Machete, and Bram Stoker's Death Ship.

Toy fans may remember Stuart's work from a two-year run drawing the Bionicle comic book based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name. The series was translated to eight different languages and distributed internationally boasting the largest circulation of any comic book in the world.

Gamers will know Stuart's work from various sets of collectible card game, VS from Upperdeck as well as Vampire the Eternal Struggle from White Wolf Games.

Stuart will be drawing live during much of the convention so please stop by and see his inky fingers at work!

For additional information, please refer to Stuart Sayger's Web Page.

Five Year Mission
Music Guest of Honor
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

The five seasoned musicians who comprise indie rock band Five Year Mission were brought together by their mutual love of sci-fi. Their mission: write and record a song for every episode of the original Star Trek series from the 1960's. Since all five members are involved in the songwriting process, the group's sound is eclectic and expansive, boldly going where no band has gone before, with material ranging from power-pop to folk, punk to rap, and nearly everything in between.

The band has independently released two critically acclaimed full-length albums (2010's Year 1 and 2011's Year 2, respectively) and one EP (2012's The Trouble with Tribbles), and they have another three full-lengths on the horizon. Five Year Mission has accomplished much over the past three years: They performed regularly in and around the Midwest, appeared at some of the most prestigious science fiction conventions in the country, and have won the hearts and ears of Star Trek fans the world over. In early 2012, the band opened a panel for the legendary William Shatner in New Orleans, and shortly thereafter, they released a song paying tribute to actor George Takei; the song has since amassed over 80,000 plays on YouTube.

The members of Five Year Mission continue to write, record, and perform songs for their ever-expanding fanbase, and they're having a blast doing it!

The Band Members are:

Noah Butler - Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vocals/Songwriter
Andy Fark - Percussion/Vocals/Songwriter
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.

TammyJo Eckhart, PhD
Featured Guest
Speculative Fiction Alive

TammyJo Eckhart, PhD

TammyJo Eckhart, PhD, returns for another fun year at InConJunction. A published author of non-fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, historical, and contemporary fiction, she is represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary, LLC. A self-proclaimed "Geek Girl" she loves to talk with readers and fellow geeks. She is also returning this year to run her 8th WoD tabletop game -- new players always welcomed.

For additional information, please refer to TammyJo Eckhart, PhD'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 or co-author of more than 25 books including Creative Block, Know Your Zombies, The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures, and the novelization of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (seriously). His novel The High-Impact Infidelity Diet was optioned by Warner Bros and his Voodoo Lou series of doll-and-book kits have sold over a million copies. He is also a playwright whose produced work includes Midwestern Hemisphere, The Pied Piper of Hoboken, and the Indy Fringe hit Beer Can Raft. His freelance work has appeared in Writer's Digest, Variety, and over 50 other publications. He serves happily as Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal and appears weekly on Fox 59 morning news and on WIBC radio. At past InConJunctions, he created and hosted the Science Fiction/Fantasy Spelling Bee, led the popular and lively Pub Trivia competition, and served as panelist and charity auctioneer.

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

Mikey Mason
Featured Guest
Geek. Fanboy. Comedy Rock Star. Not your average funny guy...

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, MTV Geek News, SyFy's, 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." (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,

"The wordplay is genius." -Juliette B. Edwards,

"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

For additional information, please refer to Mikey Mason's Web Page.

David Lee Pancake
Featured Guest
Sculptor of the Fantastic

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.

Rob Pyatt, Ph. D.
Featured Guest
Mad Scientist and Pseudo Super Villain

Rob Pyatt, Ph. D.

Rocketed to Earth as an infant to escape the destruction of his home world where his parents had been brutally murdered before his eyes one night in a dark alley, Rob's ship crash landed in a jungle where he was adopted by a friendly gorilla and raised to learn the ways of the jungle. As a teen-ager, Rob re-joined society and quickly enlisted in the army where he was given an experimental formula designed to create the ultimate soldier. After being put on ice for a number of years, Rob ditched the military and got a job at a scientific research facility where he was unfortunately exposed to gamma radiation, beta radiation, delta radiation, cosmic radiation, and a really nasty bite from a radioactive spider.

Well, sort of.

Rob's been bouncing around InConJunction for a number of years now and you can normally find him hosting the "The Weird World of Science" or "Top 10 Worst Sci-Fi & Horror Movies" with Jeff Thompson and Chris Canary.

As a mild mannered scientist, Rob's secret identity allows him the chance to develop his plans for world conquest while conducting some pretty twisted experiments. In the past, he's warped the fragile minds of college students at Morris Brown College, Clark-Atlanta University, and Emory University. Rob is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Ohio State University and the Assistant Director of the Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He also currently writes a column for the Annals of Improbable Research called "Pubmed Goes to the Movies" which compares films and scientific articles that share the same titles.

Tom Smith
Featured Guest
The World's Fastest Filker

Tom Smith

For over two decades, Tom Smith, The World's Fastest Filker, has been breaking hearts, crippling minds, and dropping jaws across the country and around the world.

One of the most manic people in the history of fandom, Tom can warm or chill your heart at whim and seemingly pull new songs out of the air. He blends comedy, tragedy, dark romance, popular culture, politics, religion, gaming, movie trivia, current events, and the occasional recipe with virtually every genre of music you can imagine.

His songs range from the slow and sensual ("Starlight & Saxophone", "Storm Dancing", "Pluto") to the dark and dramatic ("Hellraiser", "PQR", "Dervish") to the sweet and innocent ("A Dragon's Lullaby", "Take Your Hands Off The Bear", "500 Hats") to the flat-out rockin' ("Bermuda Triangle", "Rocket Ride", "And They Say I've Got Talent"). He has written in dozens of musical styles, from Klezmer to opera to Zappa pastiche to gospel choir to hip-hop.

But mostly... it's about the puns. The grade-A, hi-test, godawful stinkbombs that make you choke on your own laughter. And the horrifically bad jokes that you can't help but giggle at. And the ludicrous yet somehow plausible situations that you have no idea where that came from. And the audacity with which he throws 'em around. "Smurfin' Safari", "Five Years", "I Want To Be Peter Lorre", "Domino Death", "Sheep Marketing Ploy (The Ballad of Fenton)", "Divine Irregularity", "Telly Taley Heart", "Honey-Glazed Ham", "House At Cthulhu Corner", "Psychic Voicemail Hotline", "Dead Potters", "Badger Pajama", "The Illuminati Polka", "Talk Like A Pirate Day", "Spoiler Alert", "Undead Happy Trees", "Lars Needs Women", "Tech Support For Dad", "Zombie Blues"...

And then there's the speed with which he does it. He can make up a ditty about virtually any subject on the spot. He has improvised entire concerts, and can't seem to let ten minutes on stage go by without making up something no one's ever heard before, including him.

On top of all that, he's carving out a bit of a niche market -- songs for web sites, especially online comic strips. He's written songs for Accidental Centaurs, Something Positive, Girl Genius, Anthrozine, and a couple of others we can't even talk about yet.

So far, Tom's got sixteen albums, fourteen Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filk, an animated music video ("Enterprising Man" from the second Babylon Park video) and a spot in the Filk Hall of Fame. He's all over the internet -- you can find him at: his home page, his LiveJournal page, his MySpace page, or at The Funny Music Project.

Long and short of it: If you have heard him before, you know you've got to be there. If you haven't, check it out, join the party, and live the Myth of Smith!

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

Moxie Anne Magnus
Starfleet Xenocosmotologist

Moxie Anne Magnus

Moxie Anne Magnus was born in space on the SS Eva Gabor, a merchant class ship trading in hair and beauty products. At six years old, she was abducted by pirates and sold as a slave in the Orion markets. Ironically, she ended up in the great and ancient Orion wig factories of Verex III (Wig making was one of the few ancient Orion technologies that survived into the modern era). To ease her pain, she threw her little self into her work. She was a natural wig-maker, a recognized child prodigy. At age 15, she won her freedom by defeating the greatest wig-maker in the Orion Syndicate. She made her way to Paris, an orphan. Her wigmaking skills had preceded her and she was on my way to becoming a fashion icon and intergalactic celebrity, but she gave up that life to answer the call of fate and duty: She applied and was accepted into Starfleet Academy. She graduated in record time with a double PhD in xenocosmotology and Astrobiology. Her thesis, "Zero-G Styling Technology: Captain we have Lift-off", is still recognized as the seminal work in it's field. She was assigned to the USS Enterprise as chief cosmetology officer under Captain James T. Kirk.

For additional information, please refer to Moxie Anne Magnus's Web Page.


Featured in the Creators' Alley

David Brown
Author of The Omega Gambit, a Christian Sci-Fi apocalyptic thriller.

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
Illustrator of Little Guardians Comics

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

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.

Martine Dowden

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.

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.

Kristie Good

Biography coming soon.

For additional information, please refer to Kristie Good's Web Page.

Matthew Hansel

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

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.

Andy Korty

Biography available soon.

For additional information, please refer to Andy Korty's Web Page.

Brad LaMar

Biography available soon.

For additional information, please refer to Brad LaMar's Web Page.

Bryan O'Neill

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
Author of The Dead Infested: Second Bane

Biography available soon.

For additional information, please refer to Edward J. Russell's Web Page.

Seventh Star Press
Small press publisher of fantasy, science fiction, and horror novels.

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.

Candice Stockstell

Biography available soon.

For additional information, please refer to Candice Stockstell's Web Page.

Jonathan Wilson
Creator of Full Bio Nexus and sole founder of Cloudy Sky Comics.

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 Wyle
Author of Twin-Bred and Reach: A Twin-Bred Novel

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

For additional information, please refer to Karen Wyle's Web Page.


Also Appearing

John F. Allen
Paranormal series author with Seventh Star Press

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.

Craig Alvis
Member of The Medium Bus Podcast

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 Barnes
Publisher by day, Writer by night, and still living and working in scattered chaotic organization.

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.,, and

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

Matthew Barron
Fiction Writer

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

For additional information, please refer to Matthew Barron's Web Page.

E Susan Baugh
Reader, Writer, Librarian

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.

Laura Baugh
Member of "...And Sewing is Half the Battle!"

"...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.

Michael Baugh

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.

Kate Bendele
Host of the Sadistic Game Show

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.

Matt Betts
Author of the steampunk/alternate history novel, Odd Men Out.

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 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

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

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

Dave Buhr
Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator Crew-member

Captain Alan Stewart of the Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator

Chris Canary
Geek, Author, Reader, Gamer, and Event Planner.

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.

Judith Chambers

Starship Captain Kitten, TSN InConGruitous Huge Scifi fan

Kate Chaplin
Kate Chaplin is an indie filmmaker and author

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
Author of CHILDREN OF NO ONE (DarkFuse, 2013)

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

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

Darkside Studios

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 Della-Croce
Member of "...And Sewing is Half the Battle!"

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

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 Dooley
"De Boss" of the Whoosier Network, writer/artist of "The Actual, Semi-True Adventures of Mark and Dee". One man's "sick and twisted childhood" is another man's "inspirational parenting".

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" ( 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
Horror, Dark Fantasy author and poet. Most recent book Vamps (A Retrospective).

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 for the latest information.

For additional information, please refer to James S. Dorr's Web Page.

Linda J. Dunn

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 Edwards

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 Fauvergue
SF&F Props, Sets, & Cinema Photography

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
Indianapolis-area author of Reality Check, Blue Spirit, and the Road Ghosts series.

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.

Deane Geiken
Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator Crew-member

Biography available soon.

Katie Grause
Hermione Granger in a thiry-something's body with wi-fi access.

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.

Jacque Greene
Pegasister, budding author, Origami enthusiast

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 Greene
This guy's a geek! He's big! He's green! But he's fuzzy, not mean.

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.

Misty Greene
Wife of Volg

Wife of Volg. Mother of Serena Mooneye and Melody. Mistress of their Universe.

Cern Greenman
"Celtic and Earth-based Music for the Spirit in You."

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
Ronald Hawkins is a multiple-decade, award-winning journalist. He's been writing the Indiana Science Fiction Sojourns column and blog since September 2007.

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.

Dusty Hicks
Member of The Medium Bus Podcast

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 Jager

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

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 Kantola

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.

Debra A. Kemp

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
Editor of FOSFAX and graduate of Purdue University

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.

Crystal Leflar
An emerging author with stories in expansion anthologies from Magpie Games.

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.

Beckie Margedant

Fun Police! Enough said!

Flint Mitchell

Flint represents Lisfanpress

For additional information, please refer to Flint Mitchell's Web Page.

Amy Page-Cline

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.

Hannah Pollard

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
Filmmaker and Batmobile builder.

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.

Bob Richey
Costumer/tinkerer specializing in the large, impracticable, and awesome.

An InConJunction attendee since 2005, Bob Richey is involved in costuming and creating Huge creatures using cheap and simple materials.

Kimberly Richey

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.

Jake Roach

Captain TSN InConGruitous

Moses Solomon

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.

Follow Moses Solomon's tales of Eurania at and on Twitter (@MoSolomon299).

For additional information, please refer to Moses Solomon's Web Page.

Brad Staggs

Brad Staggs is a writer, actor, and VoiceOver artist from the Indianapolis area.

Bernie Stern
Creator of the animation "Attack of the DoomStar"

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 Stork
Gabrielle is a musician from the Indianapolis area and member of Herculean Cheese Storm.

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 Suess

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
Paranormal series thriller author with Seventh Star Press.

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 to learn the latest about the projects of R. J. Sullivan.

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

Natalie Thomas
Indianapolis musician and new member of the band Herculean Cheese Storm!

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.

Jeff Thompson

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 Voyles
President of Club Cyberia Maker Space.

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.

Mark Wandrey
Caution - Worlds under construction!

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
Wax Chaotic - Twisted Folk Music

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
Skald (poet) using forms difficult to compose, or to pronounce.

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.

Michael Allen Williams

Biography available soon.

Crystal Wolf
Folk-rock musician and song-writer with a penchant for fantasy, science fiction, fandom, and humor.

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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