Archive Site: Millennium Philcon Program Participant Biographies
Last Update: 7/11/01
Complete list of participants
- Eve Ackerman
- See Darlene
- Forrest J Ackerman
- Andrew Adams
- I have been in fandom since 1989.
My various fannish activities include: reviewing books for the BSFA; chair of
the 2000 Eastercon; member of the UK in 2005 Worldcon Bid Committee. I am
interested in just about every medium in which SF is perpetrated: written,
comic, audio play, TV, film, animation/anime.
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- Adina Adler
- Adina Adler has been reading
science fiction since her older brother introduced her to it at the tender
age of 11 (hers, not his). On her first day at MIT, she found the MITSFS (MIT
Science Fiction Society), and finally had other people with whom to discuss
books. She eventually betrayed their motto ("We're not fans, we just
read the stuff") by going to and working on conventions. She's currently
a member of the Readercon committee and tries to read at least 2 books a
- Roger MacBride Allen
- Roger MacBride Allen is the
author of eighteen science fiction novels, and a modest number of short
stories. He is also the publisher of FoxAcre Press, a new small press
specializing in science fiction and fantasy reprints.
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- David-Glenn Anderson
- I am new to science fiction
conventions. For the first 54 years of my life I wrote and sold poetry and
nonfiction. I read SF writers who I met through the mystery genre. I wrote
mystery fiction. Then I was introduced to cons -- first as an attendee and
then David Brin was GoH at CONduit, Utah's SF/F weekend in May. He recruited
me into Reading for the Future, an all volunteer advocacy group who encourage
K-12 students to read SF.
- Uwe Anton
- Uwe Anton was born in 1956 in Remscheid, Germany. His first novels were published
at the end of the 70s, since 1980 he works as translator, author and editor. He published more
than 60 novels and the big German Star Trek Encyclopadia, also books about Stephen King and
Philip K. Dick, movies and comics. He also translated a lot of novels (Dean Koontz for example)
and comics ("Batman"). Since 1998 he is a member of the PERRY RHODAN-team.
- Toni Anzetti
- Toni Anzetti wrote two novels: Typhon's
Children and Riders of Leviathan, and has a third novel Steel
Helix in production, set in the same universe but a different time and
place. Toni has lived in Michigan, Kansas, and Texas, and recently moved to
the Philadelphia area with her husband and the youngest of their four
children. Happily restored to an arboreal environment, she has abandoned xeroculture,
joined a new dojang, and is using her tae kwon do muscles to double-dig the
flowerbeds in her back yard.
- Catherine Asaro
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- Ellen Asher
- I've been editing the Science
Fiction Book Club since the early paleolithic; before that, I spent two years
as SF editor for NAL. Started reading SF at the statistically average age of
12, when I found a copy of Slan in the library of the summer camp my
parents sent me to. Said parents couldn't understand why I wasted my time
with that junk; after all, it would never prepare me to earn a living. Ha!
- John Ashmead
John Ashmead was at one point an assistant editor for Asimov's
but has subsequently lived an almost blameless life as
a computer consultant, making sure you get your bills & TV commercials on time.
In addition to these meritorious activities, he is currently finishing up a
Ph.D. dissertation designing an experiment to test the nature of time in a
quantum mechanical context.
John does not himself admit to time travelling, but his cats have not denied
occasionally amusing themselves in this way.
- Thomas G. Atkinson
- Thomas G. Atkinson has been
making costumes since shortly after his birth (his "Baby With Bib and
Carrots" was voted "Best Use of Roots and Tubers" at GerberCon
'64). He attended his first con in 1976 and has been a permanent fixture
since. His costumes include "The Empire State Building,"
"Chernobyl Clean-Up Crew," "2010 Pajamas," "Winter's
End (Potted Plant)," "Spaceman Spiff," and a score of
re-creation outfits including Star Wars and Star Trek.
- Thomas is one of the world's
greatest Star Wars fans. He started collecting Star Wars toys
and memorabilia when the first movie came out in 1977, and he has not stopped
since. His collection forms the basis of The Star Toys Museum, of which Thomas
is Curator. Thomas lives at Meerkat Meade in suburban Baltimore with his
spouse, writer Don Sakers.
- Camille Bacon-Smith
- Camille Bacon-Smith is an
ethnographer and author of contemporary fantasy. Her books include Enterprising
Women, a study about media fandom in the eighties, and Science Fiction
Culture, a study about the culture of literary science fiction and its
fans. Her novels include the supernatural mysteries Eye of the Daemon,
Face of Time, and Eyes of the Empress. For the past four years
she has edited the online folklore journal New Directions in Folklore.
Bacon-Smith is a Philadelphia native and longtime Flyers fan.
- Lenny Bailes
- I joined fandom as a teenager in 1963. Co-edited well-known
genzine in the '60s (Quip), many apazines & other genzines.
- Michelle Baker
As an Ambassador, Michelle conducts public events that communicate exciting discoveries and plans for exploration
in Solar System research and technology. Her past events include presentations and workshops at the Franklin
Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, the Ethics Society, the Trenton State Museum, and the
Physics Teachers Association at NYU.
Michelle was one of those 50's kids that brought her playmates inside to watch the space launches and has never lost
her interest in space exploration, or her drive to get others involved.
- Chris Barkley
- The year 2001 is my 25th
Anniversary in SF Fandom. My very first convention was the 1976 Midwestcon in
Cincinnati, Ohio. In those years I have been active as a fan writer, editor,
book and film critic, radio talk show host and general gadfly and troublemaker.
I currently work as a sub-Contractor for a very sensitive, super secret,
worldwide corporate entity. No, it's not The Centre. I am a native son of
Cincinnati, born in 1956. I currently reside 30 miles north in Middletown,
- Lisa A. Barnett
- Lisa A. Barnett is co-author with
Melissa Scott of Point of Dreams (Tor, 2001), Point of Hopes
(Tor, 1995), and The Armor of Light (Baen, 1987, NESFA Press 1997).
She is senior editor at Heinemann, in Portsmouth, NH, where she has published
award winning books on drama education and theatre. She is vice-president of
the Picataqua Obedience Club, with whom she trains her mixed breed dog,
Vixen. She lives in Portsmouth, NH with her partner of 22 years, with whom
she is now legal in one state, provided Vermont has not repealed the Civil
Union law by the time this is printed.
- Stephen Baxter
- Born in Liverpool, England, in
1957. Degrees in mathematics and engineering. Worked as a teacher and in
information technology. I applied to become a cosmonaut in 1991. Full-time
author since 1995.
- Awards: Philip K. Dick Award
(twice), the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Science Fiction
Association Award, the Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany) and the Seiun Award
(Japan), four Hugo nominations.
- Voyage was dramatised by
BBC Radio in 1999. Timelike Infinity and "Pilot" are under
development for feature films.
- 2001 publications: novels Manifold
3: Origin (Aug) and Mammoth 3: Icebones (Jan) and non-fiction Deep
Future (Jan) and Omegatropic (Apr).
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- Astrid Anderson Bear
- Astrid Anderson Bear attended her
first science fiction convention at the tender age of 6 weeks and has never
been quite the same since. The daughter of Poul and Karen Anderson, she has
worked on convention committees, was at the first SCA tourney, and is a
Master Costumer. Married to Greg Bear, Mom to Erik and Alexandra, she
currently managers to read, weave, read, cook, garden, read, volunteer in
school and Girl Scouts, read, and drive a lot of carpools. She also loves
- Erik Bear
Erik Bear is a student at Meadowdale High School in Washington. He is the son of Greg Bear, and
enjoys games of all kinds.
- Gregory Benford
- Gregory Benford is a working
scientist who has written some 23 critically-acclaimed novels. He has
received two Nebula Awards, principally in 1981 for Timescape, a novel
which sold over a million copies. It also won the John W. Campbell Memorial
Award, the Australian Ditmar Award, and the British Science Fiction Award. In
1992, Dr. Benford received the United Nations Medal in Literature. He is also
a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine since 1971. He
specializes in astrophysics and plasma physics theory and was presented with
the Lord Prize in 1995 for achievements in the sciences. He is a Woodrow
Wilson Fellow and Phi Beta Kappa. Over the years, he has been an advisor to
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United Sates
Department of Energy, and the White House Council on Space Policy, and has
served as a visiting fellow at Cambridge University. Currently he holds
research grants from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
- He is the author of 140 research
papers in his field, and has also published in biology and climate change.
His first book-length work of non-fiction, Deep Time (1999), examines
his work in long duration messages from a broad humanistic and scientific
- Joe Bergeron
- Joe Bergeron has been a
professional artist working in space and SF subjects since 1976. His output
is split between traditional painting, using various media, and digital. His
most recent ventures have included textbook illustrations and various
commissions and commercial jobs. Joe loves astronomy and knows the night sky
better than most people know their own cities. He is also a struggling
- Judith Berman
- Judith Berman's fiction has
appeared in Asimov's, Interzone, Realms of Fantasy, and
the anthology Vision Quests. Her recent story "The Window"
was listed in Locus's "Top Ten Stories of 1999" and was also
a runner-up for the 1999 Sturgeon Award. When not writing fiction or taking
care of a 1-year-old, she works as a research anthropologist for the
University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia.
- John Betancourt
- John Betancourt has published more than 20 novels, including a series of best-selling Star Trek books. He has also worked as Senior Editor in
charge of science fiction for Byron Preiss Visual Publication. Currently he writes and runs Wildside Press.
- Joshua Bilmes
- Joshua Bilmes is the proprietor
of JABberwocky Literary Agency and, with fifteen years experience, a leading
agent in SF/Fantasy. His clients include: Campbell Award and Retro Hugo
nominees Kristine Smith and Eric Frank Russell; award-winning authors
Elizabeth Moon, Stephen L. Burns, Edo van Belkom and Scott Mackay; Locus
bestsellers Simon Green, Jeffery Kooistra, Tanya Huff & Rick Shelley;
award finalists Charlaine Harris, Lee Killough and Fiona Patton; and John
Hemry, Bill Baldwin, Michael McCollum, Arkham House (Lovecraft), the
"Hot Blood" erotic horror anthologies, the estates of Randall
Garrett and A. Bertram Chandler, and John Zakour and Lawrence Ganem.
- Terry Bisson
- Terry Bisson's most recent books
are The Pickup Artist and In the Upper Room and Other Likely
Stories (both Tor), and Numbers Don't Lie (ElectricStory). His
children's books include Expiration Date: Never and Be First in the
Universe (both Delacorte). Last year he wrote on A Move: The Story of
Mumia Abu Jamal (Litmus) about the imprisoned Philadelphia journalist.
Bisson won the Hugo and Nebula awards for "Bears Discover Fire" in
1991 and was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire and the Locus Award in
2000 for "macs."
- Taylor Blanchard
- Unlike most artists in the field
of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Taylor Blanchard is primarily self taught. He
received a Bachelors degree in astrophysical sciences from Princeton
University in 1977 and an MFA in stage design from New York University in
1980. His work has appeared on the covers of books, magazines, games and CD's
in the United States, Germany and Italy. He is currently writing and
illustrating a Children's Book. He loves chocolate, skiing, motorcycles, the
Grand Canyon and the color red.
- Suzanne Alles Blom
- Peter Blood
Peter Blood and Annie Patterson spent years using group singing as a tool for building community and encouraging personal empowerment and
planetary healing. This led to the publication in 1988 of our songbook
Rise Up Singing (words & guitar chords to 1200 songs that is a
favorite tool for filkdom). Since 1988 we've traveled extensively with the songbook including recent tours in England and New
Peter has worked closely with Pete Seeger and was editor of Pete's musical autobiography, Where Have All the Flowers Gone.
We're currently working on a sequel volume entitled
Wings with 1200 more songs.
We've been touched deeply by Ursula Le Guin novels and Ellen Kushner radio shows. We're trying to make it all happen out of a
funky old farmhouse beside a pond & woods not far from Philly.
- Stephen Boucher
- This year is my 20th in fandom
during which I've been involved running Australian Natcons, and most recently
Aussiecon3. Over the last few years I've been a regular attendee at Worldcon,
Boskone and Rivercon.
- Elaine M. Brennan
- Elaine M. Brennan is an
independent consultant specializing in both technical topics (Information
Modeling and Structured Information Design; Markup Languages; XML) and
management (new technologies and organizational culture, content management,
requirements work, process definition, etc.). She uses many of the same
techniques in information modeling workshops, requirements analysis meetings,
and while running con-related meetings, spends too much time thinking in
angle brackets, and has slept at home a distressingly small percentage of the
last six months.
- Michael K. Brett-Surman
- Dr. Michael K. Brett-Surman is
the official Museum Specialist for Dinosaurs at the Smithsonian Institution.
He is the co-author of The Jurassic Park Institute Field Guide to
Dinosaurs, James Gurney - The World of Dinosaurs, and the
award-winning The Complete Dinosaur. He has appeared in, or consulted
on, over 100 videos, television programs, films, and radio shows. The most
famous dinosaur he has named is Anatotitan.
- Kent Brewster
- Kent Brewster is a Hugo- and
Nebula-nominated writer, editor, and publisher. He lives and works in Silicon
Valley, where he plays with computers, writes unclassifiable fiction, and
publishes Speculations, the magazine
for writers who want to be read.
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- David Brin
- David Brin is a scientist and
best-selling novelist. His 1989 thriller Earth foresaw both global
warming and the World Wide Web. A movie with Kevin Costner was loosely based
on The Postman came out in 1997, and Startide Rising is in pre-production
at Paramount Pictures. Brin's non-fiction book, The Transparent Society:
Will Technology Make Us Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? deals with
threats to openness and liberty in the new wired age. His latest novel, Foundation's
Triumph, brings to a grand finale Isaac Asimov's famed Foundation
Universe. His "Webs of Wonder" contest offers cash prizes to
promote Web sites that help teachers convey difficult subjects with exciting
- David's wife Cheryl is a reformed
scientist. They have a six-year old daughter who looks suspiciously human,
plus a couple of sons they're still not sure about.
- Charles N. Brown
- Ginjer Buchanan
- Ginjer Buchanan was born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, long enough ago to remember the invention of
television. In the late 1960s, she discovered science fiction fandom, and
became a Founding Mother of the Western Pennsylvania Science Fiction Society.
She moved to New York City in the early ‘70s, where she made her living for
over a dozen years as a social worker. During that time, she also worked as a
freelancer for various SF publishers, including Pocket Books, where she was
the consulting editor for the Star Trek novel program, and The Science
Fiction Book Club, for which she did outside reading. In 1984, she was
offered a full time job as an editor at Ace Books. Since she was due for a
mid-life career change, she accepted immediately. In 1987, she was promoted
to Senior Editor; in 1994, to Executive Editor, SF and Fantasy; and in
January of 1996, to Senior Executive Editor and Marketing Director. Her first
novel, a Highlander tie-in titled White Silence, was published in
February of 1999.
- Tobias S. Buckell
- Tobias S. Buckell is a "born Caribbean" SF writer hailing from Grenada (spending some time in the US and British Virgin
Islands) who now lives in... Ohio (ask him how that happened, he dares you). Some of his published stories include "The Fish
Merchant" in Science Fiction Age, "Spurn Babylon" in the anthology
Whispers From The Cotton Tree Root (edited by Nalo
Hopkinson), and "In Orbite Medievali" in WOTF XVI.
"Shackles of Freedom," a collaboration with Mike Resnick, should be out
in the anthology Visions of Liberty. Tobias is also the webmaster for Tangent Online (edited by Dave Truesdale).
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- Lois McMaster Bujold
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- Brian Burley
- "Invented" fandom with
founding of OSU (Ohio State University) science fiction society in 1962. Led
10,000 students down High Street in Civil rights demonstration, 1962. One of
7 Founders of the East Kingdom, SCA (The National society grew from east, not
west). Responsible for first Star Trek convention, 1968. Participant in more
failed Worldcon bids than any other person (1969-2001). Home Brewer.
- Michael A. Burstein
- Michael A. Burstein was born in New York City in
1970, and grew up in the
neighborhood of Forest Hills in the borough of Queens. He attended Hunter College
High School in Manhattan. In 1991 he graduated from Harvard College with a
degree in Physics, and in 1993 he earned a Master's in Physics from Boston
University. In 1994 he attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Workshop.
- Burstein's first published story, "TeleAbsence," which appeared in the July 1995
issue of Analog, was nominated for the Hugo Award and was chosen by the readers
of Analog as the best short story published by the magazine in 1995. Two years
later, Burstein won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 1997
World Science Fiction Convention, LoneStarCon2. Burstein subsequently received
Hugo nominations for "Broken Symmetry," "Cosmic Corkscrew," and "Kaddish for the
Last Survivor," and a Nebula and Sturgeon nomination for "Reality Check." From
1998 to 2000, Burstein served as Secretary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
Burstein lives with his wife Nomi in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, where he
is an elected Town Meeting Member. When not writing, he is the Science
Coordinator K-8 and Middle School Science Teacher at the Rashi School in Newton,
Massachusetts. He has given lectures and spoken at various science fiction
conferences and libraries, and to groups at MIT and Harvard.
- Pat Cadigan
- Twice winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for her novels Synners and Fools, Pat Cadigan lives in North
London. Her latest novel is Dervish Is Digital.
- Colleen Cahill
- A long time reader of genre
literature, I became active in fandom after meeting Joe Mayhew while working
at the Library of Congress. Through him, I was introduced to the Washington
Science Fiction Association, Disclave and eventually became part of the
group. At the Library, I moderate SF-LIT, a listserv for anyone with a
serious interest in science fiction, fantasy and horror in their various
forms. I am the current Recommending Officer for Science Fiction and Fantasy
at the Library. As an avocation, I write reviews for Fast Forward, a
cable access program in the DC area and have reviews in several local fan
- James L. Cambias
- James L. Cambias is one of this
year's Campbell Award nominees. His first professional SF sales, "A
Diagram of Rapture" and "The Alien Abduction," appeared in F&SF
in 2000. He is also a roleplaying game designer: the author of GURPS Planet
Krishna, GURPS Castle Falkenstein (with Phil Masters), and the forthcoming
GURPS Planet of Adventure, and was part of the design team for Star Trek: The
Roleplaying Game. Originally from New Orleans, Mr. Cambias lives in western
Massachusetts with his wife, Dr. Diane Kelly, and their daughter.
- Lillian Stewart Carl
- I write science fiction, fantasy,
mystery, and romance, sometimes all at once, always with strong historical
underpinnings. My ninth novel, a romantic mystery titled Shadows in
Scarlet, has just been published. I've had a dozen short stories in
various magazines and anthologies, with four more to come in the next year,
including "The Muse" in Realms of Fantasy. An audio book of my
novel Ashes to Ashes is now available. I live in Texas in a book-lined
cloister cleverly disguised as a tract house, with my husband and a variety
of sickly house plants. I like needlework and music and Scottish Festivals,
which are very much like SF cons.
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- Grant Carrington
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- Jeffrey A. Carver
- Jeffrey A. Carver is the author
of 14 science fiction novels, including most recently Eternity's End.
His novels are character driven, ranging from hard SF (The Chaos
Chronicles) to the "sense of wonder" stories of the Star Rigger
universe (Star Rigger's Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others).
His favorite themes include star travel, alien contact, artificial
intelligence, and transcendent realities--and the moral, ethical, and
spiritual implications of these possibilities.
- Carver was the developer and
on-air host of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, a video broadcast into
middle school classrooms. He later expanded that teaching into an
- A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver
now lives in the Boston area, where he divides his work time between fiction
writing and web-content/technical writing. His interests include his family,
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- Susan Casper
- Susan Casper is predominantly a
short story writer with more than two dozen short stories to her credit. Much
of her short fiction has been reprinted electronically at fictionwise.com
where it can currently be purchased on a single story basis.
- Michael Cassutt
- Michael Cassutt has been writing for print and television for twenty years.
Television credits include Twilight Zone, Max Headroom, Eerie,Indiana,
Days and Farscape. SF prose includes two novels, The Star Country and Dragon
Season, as well as two dozen short stories, most recently "Beyond the End of
Time" on Scifi.com's Sci-Fiction site. Other works are two aerospace
thrillers, Red Moon (Forge 2001) and Missing Man, and several works on space
flight, including co-authorship of Deke!, the autobiography of Mercury
astronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton.
- Jeanne Cavelos
- Jeanne Cavelos began her
professional life as an astrophysicist, working at NASA. Her love of SF led
her to become a senior editor at Dell, where she created the Abyss horror
imprint, for which she won the World Fantasy Award, and ran the SF/F program.
After eight years, Jeanne left to pursue her own writing career. Her latest
book is Casting Shadows, the first in a Babylon 5 trilogy, The
Passing of the Techno-Mages. She has also written The Science of Star Wars
and The Science of the X-Files, and the B5 novel The Shadow
Within. Jeanne is the director of Odyssey, a six-week workshop for
writers of F/SF/H.
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- Ann Cecil
- Ann Cecil is proof positive that
growing older doesn't mean you have to act it. She lives in Pittsburgh, where
she is active in the local SF&F club (helped start it), one of the 3
SF&F writer's workshops, the local SF&F convention - Confluence
(helped start it). She used to be in an APA, but it folded up and went
online. She's one of Larry Smith's top ten customers, and attends between
5-12 cons a year. One of her goals is to sell a short story, so she can have
her very own SFWA directory.
- Monica Cellio
Monica Cellio is a musician (member of On the Mark) and
an SCA member. She writes what she hopes is
non-fiction (software documentation). She lives
in Pittsburgh with her husband, Dani Zweig, and three cats.
- Jack Chalker
- Home Page
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- Stephen Chambers
- When I was a senior in high
school I sold two novels to Tor Books via my literary agent. The first book,
entitled Hope's End is due for hardcover publication August 2001. In
1998, while I was still in high school, I attended the Odyssey Writing
Conference in New Hampshire with lecturers and teachers such as Harlan
Ellison, Jeanne Cavelos, John Crowley and others. Now I am twenty years old,
a student in Modern European History at the University of Chicago--scheduled
to graduate next year--and this is my first real convention.
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- B.A. Chepaitis
- B.A. Chepaitis is author of the
cyberpunk suspense novels The Fear Principle, The Fear of God,
and Learning Fear, as well as mainstream novels Feeding Christine
and These Dreams (forthcoming, Simon Schuster) She writes screenplays
in all genres, is creator of the storytelling trio The Snickering Witches,
and teaches an interdisciplinary course on Chaos and Order at SUNY Albany,
where she received her doctorate.
- Terence Chua
- Terence burst onto the filking
scene in 1999 when he attended his first Worldcon, introducing the world to
the blasphemous concept of Lovecraftean songs based on ABBA tunes. Since then
he has been steadily writing more songs, both parodies and originals, both
twisted and sublime. His lament for the space program, "Once We Were
Eagles," won first place in the 2001 Songwriting Contest at FilkONTario
- The commute twice a year all the
way from Singapore (where he lives and works) to attend conventions is rough,
but worth it just to meet all you nice folks. Trained as a lawyer, but still
relatively human, he has in the past written a collection of SF entitled The
Nightmare Factory (Landmark Books, 1991) which is now sadly out of print.
He is also a fan of military history, currently devouring everything he can
about the American Civil War.
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- Hal Clement
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- Brenda Clough
- I write science fiction and
fantasy, mainly novels. Six of my novels have been published in the last
couple decades. The latest novel, Doors of Death and Life, was
published by Tor Books in May 2000, to generally favorable reviews. Doors
has released, bound with its predecessor, in a Science Fiction Book Club
edition titled Suburban Gods. I also write short stories and
occasional non-fiction. I have a story in Patrick Nielsen Hayden's anthology Starlight
3 and a story in the April 2001 issue of Analog.
- I volunteer for the Science
Fiction Writers of America. Recently I produced a whimsical diagram urging
members to run for office within the organization. I knit and hang out with
local knitters. I have taken up playing the piano after a hiatus of more than
30 years. I paint – walls, furniture, and water colors. I live in a cottage a
the edge of a forest with my husband Larry, and the Natives, Diana and Simon
as in "the natives are restless tonight!"
- Lawrence A. Clough
- I am a Project Leader at the
Fairfax, Virginia, office of Teknowledge Corporation. Teknowledge started off
as an AI company in the early 1980's and is now a major developer of
e-commerce applications. My group in Fairfax performs computer network security
research for the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and we sell
commercial computer security products and services. In my research, I am
desperately seeking a rationale for applying Market-Oriented programming
models to systems of distributed, cooperating software agents. I maintain
Brenda Clough's web page.
- David B. Coe
- David B. Coe grew up just outside
of New York City. He attended Brown University as an undergraduate and
received a Ph.D. in U.S. environmental history from Stanford. David is the
author of Children of Amarid, The Outlanders, and Eagle-Sage,
all published by Tor Books. In 1999 he received the Crawford Award as the
best new author in fantasy. His books have been translated into Dutch,
German, and Czechoslovakian. He is now working on a new fantasy series called
The Winds of the Forelands. The first volume, Rules of Ascension,
will be released by Tor in 2002.
- Glen Cook
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- John Costello
- A con-going fan since Noreascon I, John Costello has degrees
in Anthropology and has worked in South Africa, Kenya, Sardinia,
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Occasionally,
he's even worked in the field for which he trained.
Along with the five unpublished novels and innumerable short
stories, he has written three which made it into print, two under
his pseduonym J. L. Hanna.
As a graduate of UMASS Boston, John's minor in Russian has led
to work translating Russian SF into English. An occasional
column on Russian SF has appeared in Locus since 1985.
- Since 2000 AD John has been the proprietor of Fossicker Press,
and has published as well as translated Kir Bulychev's works:
Those Who Survive, Alice: The Girl From Earth
and The Perpedicular Worlds of Kir Bulychev,
as well as a general collection of post-Soviet SF are in the works
- Greg Costikyan
- Greg Costikyan writes science
fiction, designs games, and is a new media entrepreneur. His fourth novel, First
Contract, was published last year by Tor.
- John G. Cramer
- John G. Cramer's two hard SF
novels, Einstein's Bridge and Twistor, are both in their 4th
mass-market paperback printings. Since 1984, John has written the bimonthly
science-fact column "The Alternate View" for Analog, and he
recently submitted his 107th column. John is a Professor of Physics at the
University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches and leads a research
program in ultra-relativistic heavy ion physics at STAR experiment at the new
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). John also works in high-energy
astrophysics and in the foundations and interpretations of quantum mechanics.
His paradigm-breaking transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics was
featured in John Gribbin's science-fact book Schrodinger's Kittens.
- Kathryn Cramer
- Kathryn Cramer is a writer and
anthologist. She won a World Fantasy Award for best anthology for The
Architecture of Fear co-edited with Peter Pautz; she was nominated for a
World Fantasy Award for her anthology, Walls of Fear. She co-edited
several anthologies of Christmas and fantasy stories with David G. Hartwell
but her most recent book is a huge anthology of hard SF, The Ascent of
Wonder, co-edited with David G. Hartwell. She is on the editorial board
of The New York Review of Science Fiction, for which she is a frequent
Hugo Award nominee. Her current projects include a Year's Best Fantasy volume
for HarperCollins and a hard science fiction anthology for Tor, both
co-edited with David Hartwell. She lives in Pleasantville, NY.
- A.C. Crispin
- A.C. Crispin has written in many universes, including her own. She's the author of 20 published novels, and is
currently working on an original fantasy trilogy for Harper, The Exiles of Boq'urain. Her next project will be a return to the
Star Trek universe. She'll be writing a trilogy about Vulcan in the time of Surak.
Ann is an expert on avoiding Writing Scams, and is very approachable to new writers seeking advice. She founded the
SFWA Committee on Writing Scams several years ago, with her Vice-Chair, Victoria Strauss. Together, they've saved
thousands of writers from losing their shirts to scam agents and publishers. (But because they are also professional writers
with an Image to uphold, Ann and Victoria have left their masks and capes at home.)
Ann will be doing a reading of her upcoming book,
Storms of Destiny, here at Worldcon. She'll also be doing a book
- Julie E. Czerneda
- John W. Campbell and Aurora Award
finalist Julie E. Czerneda lives north of Toronto with her family, in the
heart of cottage country. She has two science fiction series being published
by DAW Books: The Trade Pact Universe and the Web Shifters. Her most recent
novel is a standalone book about terraforming gone wrong, titled In the
Company of Others. A former biologist, she has written and edited
numerous textbooks, including No Limits: Developing Scientific Literacy
Using Science Fiction and the Tales from the Wonder Zone
anthologies. Julie is currently writing the third book in her Trade Pact
series, between breaks to canoe deep in Algonguin Park.
- Charlene Taylor D'Alessio
- Charlene Taylor D'Alessio has
been illustrating in the SF & F field, attending conventions and
displaying her artwork at cons for 30 years. She taught art for many years
but left teaching in 1999 to be a full-time freelance artist. She has had
some minor things published in the field. She is particularly well-known for
her hand-painted SF & F ties. She also does portraits, takes commissions
and special SF & F requests.
- Tony Daniel
- Tony Daniel has written three
science fiction novels, including Metaplanetary, out this year from
HarperCollins. He is also the author of numerous short stories, including
"Life on the Moon," a 1996 Hugo finalist. Daniel also writes and
directs drama -- most recently he has worked as the senior story editor at
SCIFI.COM's Seeing Ear Theatre, where several audio dramas that Daniel wrote
or directed are available for listening via the Internet. Originally from the
southern U.S., Daniel now lives in Brooklyn.
- Cecilia Dart-Thornton
- Cecilia Dart-Thornton is the
author of fantasy trilogy The Bitterbynde. Book 1: The Ill-Made Mute
(2001), Book 2: The Lady of the Sorrows (2002), Book 3: The Battle
of Evernight (2003). This new author was first discovered on an Internet
online writing workshop. The first publisher to see her work immediately
bought the trilogy. It was the first occasion Warner Aspect had ever
published a new author in hardcover. Rights have since been bought by several
countries outside the US. Andre Norton has compared Dart-Thornton's work with
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- Todd Dashoff
- Todd Dashoff has been interested
in SF/Fantasy since he was old enough to read- one of the first books he read
was The Five Chinese Brothers by Kurt Wiese. He attended his first con
while a student at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, subsequently
joined the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, and got into conrunning. He
chaired the 1987 Philcon, vowing never to do it again, but forgot to take one
step back when the call for volunteers went out for the Philadelphia in 2001
- Todd lives in Philadelphia with
MilPhil's Treasurer and their sons, the costumer and the sports nut (how'd he
get in here, anyway?).
- Ellen Datlow
- Ellen Datlow is currently editor
of SCI FICTION, the fiction area of SCIFI.COM, the Sci Fi Channel's website.
Before that, she was editor of Event Horizon, SF/F/h/ webzine for a year and
a half after OMNI Internet folded. She was fiction editor of OMNI for
over seventeen years, during which time she published everyone from William
Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Lucius Shepard, and Pat Cadigan to Joyce Carol Oates,
Jonathan Carroll, and Patricia Highsmith. She has also edited numerous
anthologies, including the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (with
Terri Windling) and A Wolf at the Door (her and Windling's first
anthology for middle grades), Black Heart, Ivory Bones, and the
solo science fiction anthology on the theme of endangered species, Vanishing
Acts. She has won the World Fantasy Award six times, tying with Terri
Windling for the most World Fantasy Awards won.
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- Howard Davidson
- Howard Davidson has been reading SF since
second grade, and going to cons for more than twenty years.
He has Ph.D. in Physics from Wesleyan University. He is
currently a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems RAS Computer Analysis
Laboratory with responsibility for advanced physical technology. Current
research areas include high power density cooling, optical interconnects,
molecular electronics, quantum computing and SETI.
Previous research areas include integrated circuit testing, supercomputer
design, ultra-light satellites, high thermal conductivity thermal materials, and
electronic instrumentation. Dr. Davidson is a recognized authority on physical system design. He has
chaired the IEEE Computer and System Packaging Workshop and the IEEE Workshop on
High Speed Interconnections Within Digital Systems. He has served as an
Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems.
- Susan de Guardiola
- Susan de Guardiola entered fandom
at a frighteningly young age and is now enjoying her twentieth year in
fandom. She is a historic dancer and researcher who studies and reconstructs
the dance of the Renaissance, Baroque, Regency, American Civil War, Gay
'90's, Ragtime, and 1920's and '30's eras. She serves as researcher and
instructor for the New York-based Elegant Arts Society. She is a costumer and
has served as a judge, Masquerade Director, and/or Master of Ceremonies at
numerous conventions. She has worked on numerous Philcons, Lunacons,
Costumecons, and Worldcons, and is now working on "just say no."
She also collects bad vampire novels and designs and makes chainmail jewelry.
In her copious free time she teaches English, and she is working on a book of
- Ef Deal
- Ef Deal is an English teacher, a
fantasy writer, and a youth minister and worship leader in the United
Methodist Church. She has published in Eternity Online and would also be
published in Pulp Eternity if the magazine's editor hadn't disappeared off the
face of the earth.
- Keith R.A. DeCandido
- Keith R.A. DeCandido was bitten
by a radioactive editor while attending a demonstration and was granted
powers far beyond those of mortal wordsmiths. He swore to use those powers to
avenge the death of his parents, until reminded that his parents were alive
and well and expecting him to support them in their old age. So he swore,
instead, to use his powers solely for personal profit. To that end, he has
written a whole bunch of novels, short stories, comic books, and eBooks in
milieus created by other people. Those milieus include Buffy the Vampire
Slayer, Doctor Who, Farscape, the Hulk, Magic: the Gathering, the Silver
Surfer, Spider-Man, Star Trek, the X-Men, Xena, and Young Hercules. He
co-developed the Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers series of eBooks,
and his Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel Demons of Air and Darkness
has just been released by Pocket Books. Keith is also an editor, musician,
and book packager, and you can find out too much about him at his website.
- David DeGraff
- David DeGraff is an associate
professor of Physics and astronomy at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. The
has taught seminars on Science in Science Fiction, Time Travel, Living in
Space, and Visions of the Future. He uses science fiction literature in his
regular physics and astronomy classes too. His research has ranged from the
farthest quasars to the nearest earth crossing asteroids. He lives in Alfred,
NY with his wife and two young sons.
- Daniel P. Dern
Daniel P. Dern has a job these days,
as Executive Editor of Byte.com, the web-only (re)incarnation of
Byte Magazine (feel free to ask him for a Byte.com pocket protector!).
So, per his standing bio, he seems to be still spending most of his
time these days writing, speaking, and punditing about the computers, the
Internet and their associated technologies (which is a lot like writing SF,
although not enough like it). He has written science fiction for SF magazines
and anthologies including Tomorrow Speculative Fiction
("Bicyclefish Island,'' inspired at a previous Readercon),
New Dimensions, Analog, and Worlds of If, and,
without telling anybody, has finally gotten back to writing SF,
using a two-pound computer and odd minutes in the morning.
A graduate of Clarion '73 East and of 1.5 sessions of the BMI Musical
Theater Workshops, he is the author of The Internet Guide for New
Users (McGraw-Hill, 1993), and was the founding editor of Internet World magazine, and a very amateur magician. He lives in
Newton Centre with Bobbi Fox, their dog Grep, and the obligatory too
many books and obsolete computers, plus more comic books and magic
stuff which he hasn't yet found good homes for. He's also seeking
G\&S-savvy filker(s), to audioize his Internet/computer songs.
- Nick DiChario
- Over the past ten years, I've
published short stories in many magazines and anthologies and crossed several
genres: SF, fantasy, horror, mystery and mainstream. I've been nominated for
the John W. Campbell award, the World Fantasy award, and two Hugos. In my
hometown of Rochester, NY, I've run writing workshops and taught creative
writing at universities, and I'm the fiction editor of HazMat Review,
a literary journal. Most recently, I've edited a short story collection for
Berkley Books: Death Dines at 8:30.
- Lucienne Diver
- Lucienne Diver has been an agent with
Spectrum Literary Agency for over eight years. She represents primarily
fantasy, science fiction, mystery/suspense and romance.
- Michael Dobson
- Michael Dobson is co-author of
the alternate history novel Fox on the Rhine (Forge, 2000) and author
of seven nonfiction books about project management, leadership, and office
politics. He was part of the team that built the Smithsonian National Air and
Space Museum, director of games development for TSR, Inc. (where he also
designed RPGs and boardgames), and vice president of Games Workshop (US).
Currently he is a noted international speaker and trainer on management
topics. He was active in fandom in the late 60s and early 70s.
- Vincent Docherty
- A fan and con-runner for a long
time, he co-chaired the 1995 Worldcon in Glasgow and not having learned his
lesson is bidding again for 2005, so watch out for the kilt. He is also
involved in trying to reform the Hugos. Born in Paisley, Scotland in 1961 and
interested in SF, Space and Science almost from birth, (he blames the 1960's
moon race and Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds). After attending his first
convention in Glasgow aged 16 he quickly became involved in running them. He
ran the Strathclyde University SF Group (when not doing research in quantum
chemistry) and was Fan Guest at Junicon and Hogmanycon. He has lived in
Glasgow, London, Oman and is now in The Netherlands, where his expanding book
collection is contributing to that country's sinking below sea-level.
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- Cory Doctorow
- Cory Doctorow won the John W.
Campbell award for best new writer at the 2000 Hugos. His short work appears
regularly in Asimov's and other places, and his first book, the Complete
Guide to Publishing Science Fiction, co-written with Karl Schroeder, was
published in 2000. Forthcoming are two novels, a short-story collection, and
a nonfiction book about Peer-to-Peer Networking. He is the co-founder and
Chief Evangelist of OpenCola, an Open-Source software
company. He lives in Toronto and San Francisco.
- Colleen Doran
- Colleen Doran has been a
professional illustrator since the age of fifteen and has more than 401
credits to her name. A writer and animation designer best known for her
graphic novel series A Distant Soil, other credits include Sandman,
Wonder Woman, Amazing Spiderman, Mutant X, Power Pack
Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast. She has illustrated comics by Anne
Rice and Clive Barker and her clients include Disney, Lucasfilm, Image,
Marvel, the Cahners Group, DC Comics and Young Reader's Digest. Currently she
continues her series A Distant Soil for Image Comics, animation design
for an upcoming series, and illustration in comics, magazines and works for
- John R. Douglas
- John Douglas was born in Toronto
and started reading SF as a teenager. His first convention was Lunacon 1969.
He pubbed his ishes, was an APA member and wrote a bunch of locs as well as
attending lots of conventions. He worked on numerous conventions in various
organizational capacities and was the treasurer of Torcon II in 1973. He
worked in book publishing, starting in 1978, at Berkley, Pocket Books/Simon
& Schuster, Avon Books and HarperCollins and has been responsible for
acquiring and editing hundreds of SF and Fantasy titles as well as books in
many other genres and categories. Since late 1999, he has worked as a
freelance editor and consultant in publishing related businesses and has
spent a lot of time catching up on his personal reading interests. He has
finally had a chance to check out a good many of the great SF and Fantasy
books published over the last two decades which he didn't have an opportunity
to work on publishing.
- Debra Doyle
- Debra Doyle was born in Florida
and educated in Florida, Texas, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania -- the last at the
University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her doctorate in English
literature, concentrating on Old English poetry. While living and studying in
Philadelphia, she met and married her collaborator, James D. Macdonald, and
subsequently traveled with him to Virginia, California, and the Republic of
Panamá during his service in the US Navy. Various children, cats, and
computers joined the household along the way. Doyle and Macdonald left the
Navy and Panamá in 1988 in order to pursue writing full-time. They now live
-- still with various children, cats, and computers -- in a big 19th-Century
house in Colebrook, New Hampshire, where they write science fiction and
fantasy. Their jointly-authored works include the young adult novels Knight's
Wyrd and Groogleman, and the Mageworlds series of science fiction
novels from Tor Books.
- Lisa DuMond
- Lisa DuMond is a freelance-writer
living in Tallahassee, Florida, where it is ludicrously hot. Her reviews,
interviews, and articles have appeared in Publishers' Weekly, Bookpage,
The Review of Children's Literature, Break magazine, and you
can't escape them on the web. She is a Contributing Editor and reviewer for
SF Site, a columnist for Spicy Green Iguana, and shows up sometimes in Disenchanted,
SciFiNow, and the It's a Mystery Newsletter. Now, she's
infiltrated the hallowed halls of Blackgate magazine. Even as you read
this, she is at work on a new novel, several short stories, and the usual
deluge of non-fiction assignments.
- Linda J. Dunn
- Linda J. Dunn is a SF/F/H writer
whose work has appeared in various magazines, anthologies, and e-zines. Her
most recent publications include "Virtual Daughter," in last
summer's issue of Absolute Magnitude, "Where Robots Go To
Die," in Age of Wonder, and For Love of Fair Swordswoman,
in the humor e-zine, Planet Relish.
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- Donald Eastlake 3rd
- Member of Technical Staff at
Motorola. Inventor on two patents, one on a digital signature technique, one
on an electronic payment system. Formerly worked for IBM, CyberCash, Digital,
CCA, & MIT. Main instigator of the WSFS Mark Protection Committee.
Division Head and Business Meeting Presiding Officer at various Worldcons.
- Jill Eastlake
- Jill has been involved in Science
Fiction Fandom for over 30 years. She started as a part of a high school club
which visited a New England SF Association meeting, outnumbering the NESFA
members there at the time! She took a dive from volunteering for one hour at
Registration at her first Boskone (7) to running Registration at Boskone 8.
Since then she's been on the Executive Board of various clubs, both straight
SF and Costuming. She's chaired or co-chaired 2 Boskones and Costume Con 18
last year in Hartford, CT. Jill has worked on many Worldcons and is
co-Division Director for the Events Division at this convention. She is also
a Journeyman costumer at the Worldcon level. She is a computer nerd manager
as her day job.
- Scott Edelman
- Scott Edelman has been the
Editor-in-Chief of Science Fiction Weekly, the
Internet magazine of news, reviews and interviews, since October 2000. Prior
to this, Edelman was also the creator and only editor of the award-winning Science
Fiction Age magazine from 1991 to 2000. He was also the editor of Sci-Fi
Entertainment, the official magazine of the Sci-Fi Channel, for four
years, and has also edited other SF media magazines such as Sci-Fi Universe
and Sci-Fi Flix. He has been a Hugo Award finalist for Best Editor on four
occasions. His short stories have been published in such magazines as The
Twilight Zone, Science Fiction Review, Pulphouse, Nexus
and others, while his poetry has appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science
Fiction Magazine, Amazing, Dreams and Nightmares, and
others. His anthology appearances include "You'll Never Walk Alone"
in Mike Ashley's The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy, "The
Wandering Jukebox" in Brian Stableford's Tales of the Wandering Jew,
and "Is This A Horror Story?" which appeared in both Quick
Chills II: Best of the Small Press and 100 Fiendish Little Frightmares.
His short story collection These Words Are Haunted has just been
published by Wildside Press.
- Bob Eggleton
- Home Page
- Gary Ehrlich
Home Page: http://www.erols.com/hyperion/electro.html
- Janice M. Eisen
- Janice M. Eisen is a science
fiction critic and freelance editor. Her book reviews have appeared in Aboriginal
SF, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and The Washington Post.
She is a Clarion West graduate and still has a novel on the back burner. She
lives in the Milwaukee area with her husband, Ken Meltsner, and her sons
Billy (10) and Alex (5).
- Kate Elliott
- Kate Elliott is the author of the
Crown of Stars fantasy series, including the Nebula Award finalist King's
Dragon, as well as Prince of Dogs, The Burning Stone and Child
of Flame. The fifth novel is forthcoming. She has also written science
fiction, in the Novels of the Jaran, and a collaborative fantasy novel with
Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson, the World Fantasy Award finalist The
Golden Key. She has also published short stories in the field in various
anthologies and earlier wrote four novels under her real name, Alis A.
- Craig E. Engler
- Craig E. Engler is the General
Manager of SCIFI.COM, the largest general interest SF site on the Internet
and also the official site of the SCI FI Channel. In 1995 he founded Science
Fiction Weekly, the leading SF Internet 'zine, and served as the Amazon.com
"expert editor" (their term, not his) covering SF&F for several
years. He has written about science fiction for publications ranging from Wired
to Yahoo! Internet Life, and his writing about non-SF topics has
appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, from small weeklies like The
Bernardsville News to large dailies such as The New York Times.
- Timons Esaias
- A satirist and SF author, Tim's
stories have appeared in nine languages and twelve countries. He was a
finalist (1999) for the British Science Fiction Award. Anthology appearances
include The Age of Reason, Sherwood, and The Best of
Interzone. His SF poetry appears frequently in Asimov's, and has
also appeared in TomorrowSF, TransVersions, Fantasy
Commentator, Terra Incognita and numerous other venues. He was
twice nominated for the Rhysling Award (Third Place, 1997). He lives in
Pittsburgh, and is a member of the Worldwrights.
- Debra Euler
- Debra Euler is the Managing
Editor of DAW Books. She has worked in the software industry, as an
archaeologist, and in both book and magazine publishing. A fan of the genre
since elementary school, Debra has attended SF conventions for many years.
- Shanti Fader
- Shanti Fader is a writer, gamer,
costumer, artist, and myth enthusiast. She is assistant editor of Parabola:
The Magazine of Myth and Tradition, which has printed a number of her
stories and reviews, and a freelance author for White Wolf Games. A
Craftsman-class costumer, Shanti enjoys making historical costumes for
vintage dancing, as well as fantasy and re-creation costumes. She is
currently working on far too many projects, including a set of Tarot-based
drawings and a fantasy novel.
- Moshe Feder
- Moshe Feder has been an SF/Fantasy reader since the late 50s, an active fan since 1970 and a pro since
1972 when he started working part time as Assistant Editor for Amazing and
Fantastic while still in college. Later he
was a reviewer for Publishers Weekly and SF Chronicle, Assistant Editor of the SF Book Club, Editor of the
Military Book Club and a reviewer for Asimov's. His first, and so far only, short story appeared in Orbit 16 in 1975. He's currently an Associate Editor at Tor Books.
- Gregory Feeley
- Gregory Feeley has published widely in the SF and fantasy genres (where his work has been nominated for the Nebula and other awards,
and has appeared in various best of the year anthologies), but his most recent fiction have taken the form of historical novellas,
often SF- or fantasy-tinged. "Spirit of the Place" (available from iPublish.Com)
appeared this spring, and a novel, Arabian Wine (about Venice and coffee) is forthcoming. Feeley reviews regularly for the Philadelphia
Inquirer and other publications.
- Brad Ferguson
- Brad Ferguson has written five
novels and a small clutch of short stories. In the course of a long and
varied working life, Brad has been a newspaper editor, a hospital emergency
room clerk, a toy salesman, a typesetter, a switchboard operator, and a
magazine writer. Brad is presently the eastern regional director of the
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
- jan howard finder
- The Wombat, aka jan howard finder
has been reading SF for more than 50 years & active in SF circles for
about 30. He chaired 2 Tolkien conf., 69 & 71. After finding fandom in 72
& cons in 73, in the UK, he ran 2 SF cons, 77 & 79. He came out of
retirement in 96 to chair ALBACON 96. Still brain dead, he will chair SFRA
2001, an academic conf. on SF. He participates in, judged & MC's
masquerades. He is one of the best auctioneers found at cons. According to
backs that know, he gives the best backrubs north of the South Pole. He put out
an award winning fanzine, The Spang Blah. He sold a short story in 81
& edited an SF anthology, Alien Encounters, in 82, & published
his incredible Finder's Guide to Australterrestrials. He is a
marsupial groupie. In '99 he attended A3, afterwards he drove about Oz
looking for wombats. He puts out an irregular fanzine on Arthur Upfield, an
Australian mystery writer. He also likes aerobics, learned to scuba & is
learning about cricket
- Stephen C. Fisher
- I began absorbing and emitting
stories at a very early age; an indulgent grandmother wrote down some before
I was able to do so myself. In recent years have I occasionally sent one off
to an editor and, once in a while to my delight, received a check in return.
When not writing fiction, I often find myself either committing musicological
research on the works of Haydn or playing viola in the pit orchestra for
Gilbert & Sullivan productions.
- Sean P. Fodera
- Sean P. Fodera (Director of
Contracts, Sub Rights & Electronic Publishing at DAW Books, Inc.)
discovered science fiction watching Star Trek with his mother, and
fantasy through a borrowed LoTR set. He entered publishing in Children's
books, hoping to someday work in SF/F (the two overlapped when he served as
technical consultant on a line of Star Trek children's books). In
1996, Sean finally joined his wife, Amy, working at DAW, where they represent
one of four married couples over DAW's 30 year history. Sean has been
attending cons as a fan since the early '80s, and professionally since 1996.
- Brad W Foster
- Brad W Foster was born with a pen
in his hand, causing no end of discomfort for his mother. While making his
living as an artist for a few decades now, with work in a variety of fields,
he is best known to the world of science fiction for the weird and wonderful fan-art
he has contributed to almost 1,000 SF fanzines to date. Come say
"hi" to him in the dealers room!
- Jane Frank
- Jane Frank is the owner of Worlds
of Wonder, a well-known agency that specializes in the sale of original
science fiction and fantasy illustration art and sculptures for over 40
internationally recognized artists. She is the author of numerous articles on
illustration art, artists and collecting; her newest project is an art book
on the artist Richard Powers, published Spring 2001 by Paper Tiger Press
(Collins & Brown UK). With her husband, Howard, she is also a major
collector of science fiction and fantasy art, and together, they authored The
Frank Collection: A Showcase of the World's Finest Fantastic Art (Paper
Tiger Press, 2000). She recently co-curated Possible Futures an exhibition of
science-fictional paintings selected from their collection, that traveled to
various museum gallery venues in 2000-2001. Jane holds a PhD in
Sociolinguistics from Georgetown University, and has an MBA in Marketing -
she currently (in her spare time) teaches business courses at the University
of Maryland Business School, College Park, MD.
- Jim Freund
- Jim Freund has been a producer of
SF/F-related radio and theatre since 1967. He continues to host "Hour of
the Wolf" over listener-sponsored WBAI-FM in New York every Saturday
morning for two hours. (The station is also Webcast.)
- M.K.Fuller is Assistant Editor
and Business Charge d'Affaires for NeverWorlds Press, whose primary media
presence is the e-zine NeverWorlds Unique fiction. Her bachelors is in
Biochem with a minor in French and her interests vary from Tang Soo Do and
Zen to Immunology and the Imagination. A former associate of Gale Publishing,
she now uses her skills to encourage new authors and provide a new venue for
speculative fiction and for all those who dare to ask, "What If?"
- Craig Shaw Gardner
- Craig Shaw Gardner has written
close to thirty fantasy novels and media tie-ins, including A Malady of
Magics, Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies, Dragon Sleeping, the
novelization of Batman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Return to Chaos
and bunches of other stuff. his most recent trilogy, beginning with the
changeling war, were written under the name Peter Garrison, so he could have
a brand new series of books that would fit right next to "Gardner"
on the bookshelf. He's also been president of HWA, co-hosted Kirk Poland at
Readercon, and worn a gorilla suit in public.
- Richard Garfinkle
- Richard Garfinkle is the author
of two published books: Celestial Matters (Tor 1996) which won the
Compton Crook award for best first novel and All of an Instant (Tor
1999). He lives in Chicago with his wife and two children in a neighborhood
renowned for its bookstores.
- Rob Gates
- Rob Gates is Editor of the online
review magazine, Wavelengths Online, focusing on genre works of special
interest to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. He also
writes freelance reviews for a number of gay and lesbian publications around
the country. He serves as the Administrator and a judge for the Gaylactic
Network Spectrum Awards and has been a judge for the Lambda Literary Awards.
After years of criticizing other people's work, he sold his first story to the
anthology Bubbas Of The Apocalypse from Yard Dog Press.
- Marty Gear
- Marty Gear attended the 1953
Worldcon at the age of 14, and in spite of that he continued to read science
fiction. He did not attend another SF con of any type however, until 1977
when Page Cuddy and David Hartwell "conned" him into going to a
Balticon in order to meet Philip Jose Farmer. He has been going to local,
regional and Worldcons since, and has held a major committee position on four
Worldcons starting in 1983. Marty was one of the founders of the
International Costumers' Guild, has been credited (or blamed) for inventing
the "modern con masquerade," has been the Masquerade M/C at four
Worldcons and the Voice of Ghod at two others. Marty lives in Columbia, MD
with his wife Bobby and would really prefer that you not mention BioSpherics
- Kevin Geiselman
- Kevin Geiselman works in the
computer industry and is an aspiring science fiction author but is better
known as Commander Kordite sutai-Tasighor, Leader of the Klingon Assault
Group's ELINT Fleet and Commanding Officer of the IKV Dark Justice
(Pittsburgh, PA). Kordite is also webmaster of The Authorized Klin Zha
Homepage. Klin Zha is a board game, similar to chess, introduced by John Ford
in the Star Trek novel The Final Reflection.
- Deb Geisler
- In a pinch, I will read a
toothpaste container, but I generally prefer books.
- My fannish-worklife connection
has extended to teaching courses about the persuasive impact of SF and how to
run conferences -- both of which I learned through fandom.
- I do not collect anything
- Someday I will write a story
called, "The Secret Life of Flamingo Montoya."
- Janice Gelb
- Janice Gelb blew into fandom at
the appropriately nicknamed HurriCon (SunCon, the 1977 Worldcon). Since then,
she has participated in numerous APAs, spends way too much time posting to
Usenet, and has worked on many conventions, notably running Program Ops at
MagiCon, serving as Assistant Division Head of Events at ConFrancisco, and
running the Hugo ceremony at LAcon III. She was the 1999 DUFF North American
representative at Aussiecon 3 where, in a fit of madness, she also
volunteered to run Program Ops. In the Real World, she is a senior developmental
editor at Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley.
- Denise A. Gendron
- Denise A. Gendron has been
teaching music since 1976, receiving the Massachusetts and National Director
of the Year in 1994. She has written instruction methods for string and band instruments
as well as many performance pieces for soloists and ensembles. Although she
plays all of the orchestral instruments, she does not claim to play them
- Donato Giancola
- Donato Giancola balances modern
abstract concepts with realism in his paintings to bridge the worlds of fine
and illustrative arts. He recognizes the significant cultural role played by
visual art, and makes personal efforts to contribute to the expansion and
appreciation of the science fiction genre that extend beyond the commercial
commissions of his clients.
- His illustrations have won
numerous awards, including nominations for the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Artist
Hugo Award, a 1998 and 2000 Chesley for Best Gaming Product Illustration, and
Gold and Silver Awards from Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic
Art. In addition he has recently completed new issue covers for J.R.R.
Tolkien's works The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. A
comprehensive listing of his paintings, technique, and in depth biographical
information is available on his website. Donato currently resides with his
wife and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
- James Gifford
- James Gifford is the author of the Hugo-nominated
Robert A. Heinlein: A Reader's Companion, and has been called "an
amazing Heinlein expert" by notable SF observers. He is proprietor of Nitrosyncretic Press, which published its second
Heinlein-related title (The Martian Named Smith) earlier this summer, and has three more books in preparation - including an original,
previously unpublished Heinlein work.
He lives in Sacramento with his wife, six children, assorted dogs and cats, and a creek full of frogs.
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- Alexis Gilliland
- I was born in 1931 and date my
introduction to the field from Murray Leinster's First Contact in
1943, First convention attended was Discon I in 1963. Ran first convention, a
Disclave, in 1974. Did all sorts of fanwriting, including a musical comedy 2001,
A Space Opera in 1970. Published first novel Revolution from Rosinants
in 1981. Drew enough cartoons to publish three collections and win four Fan
Artist Hugos. Have hosted WSFA in my home since 1967. I could have been more
prolific, but if something wasn't fun, it didn't get done.
- Laura Anne Gilman
- Laura Anne Gilman is Executive
Editor at New American Library, where for the past five years she has headed
the Roc science fiction imprint. She is also the author of a number of short
stories and novels, both under her own name and as L.A. Liverakos. Ms. Gilman
lives in New Jersey with her husband Peter, and feline Pandora.
- Daniel Glasser
Daniel Glasser, Melissa's husband, is a mid-west filker who has spent the last three years traveling to various parts of the country as a contract software
engineer. He plays guitar (ask about Succubus) and sings. He has been filking since childhood, and actively participating in fandom for 6 years.
- Melissa Glasser
- Melissa Glasser, Daniel's wife, stays mostly at home to keep up her day job as a veterinarian. She sings with her husband (and harmonizes with most anyone else),
and occasionally joins in on percussion. She discovered filking in the mid-west 6 years ago, and performing over the last two years.
- Lynn Gold
- Lynn was "discovered" by members of the Columbia University Science Fiction
Society when she ate up alot of CPU time her first month on the school's DEC-20 by typing
in lyrics to songs she had written. After months of persuasion, this guitarist from the school's
marching band finally joined CUSFS and was hooked.
Her first con was Westercon in 1981; at this con she was persuaded to help throw what
would be the first of many parties she'd throw at cons. She also eventually got into filking.
Lynn has served as Chair for Consonance, run filk programming for Silicon, BayCon, and
Westercon, and has been Filk GOH for LepreCon and Interfilk Guest at ConterPoint III.
Her next con will be LosCon 28, where she is Fan GOH.
In her mundane life she works as a technical writer during the week and as a News Anchor
for KLIV-AM and KARA-FM in San Jose, CA on weekends. She shares her Mountain
View, CA home with her 15-year-old Bichon Frise, Fuzzball.
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- Victor Gonzalez
- Fannish fan since the early 1980s; recent winner of the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund; publisher of fanzines such as
Squib and Gloss; winner of the 2000 FAAn Award for Best Fanwriter; honorary member of the Group Mind
and Fabulous Seattle Fandom; member: fwa.
- Marc Gordon
- Marc Gordon is a native of
Washington, D. C. He is a member of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
Fannish activities include working on a number of conventions. He is the
Co-Division Head of Events for the Millennium Philcon.
- Geary Gravel
- Geary Gravel is the author of
four science fiction novels: The Alchemists, The Pathfinders, A
Key for the Nonesuch, and Return of the Breakneck Boys. He also
wrote the young adult novelization of Steven Spielberg's Hook; four
novelizations of Batman: the Animated Series (Shadows of the Past,
Mask of the Phantasm, Dual to the Death, and The Dragon and
the Bat); and two novels (The Dreamwright and The Shadowsmith)
loosely based on the Might & Magic computer game. Since 1977 he has
worked as a professional Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf.
- Simon R. Green
- I wrote the Deathstalker SF novels: all best sellers.
Also the Hawk and Fisher Novels: Blue Moon Rising,
Fall and, most recently Beyond the Blue Moon (2000, already
in 3rd printing). Worked as a shop assistant, cycle
mechanic, actor and writer. My Lithuanian publisher
was murdered but I have an alibi. I wrote the novelisation
of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Mea culpa.
- Bob Greenberger
- Bob Greenberger is Marvel Comics' Director-Publishing Operations as well as a published author. His
works include numerous Star Trek novels, original fantasy and SF short stories, and countless feature stories for
magazines. This fall sees the novel Star Trek: The Next Generation - Doors into Chaos and its conclusion, found in
the hardcover collaboration Star Trek: What Lay Beyond. An original short story will be in DAW's Oceans of
Space He works too hard and does not watch enough
baseball. Bob lives in Connecticut with wife Deb and kids, Kate and Robbie.
- Karen Haber
- Karen Haber is the author of
eight novels including Star Trek Voyager: Bless the Beasts, and is the
co-author of Science of the X-Men" Her short fiction has appeared
in Asimov's, F&SF, and many anthologies. She reviews art
books for Locus and profiles artists for various publications
including Realms of Fantasy. Most recently, she served as editor for Meditations
on Middle-Earth, a collection of essays on J.R.R. Tolkien by leading
fantasy writers and artists that will be published by St. Martins Press this
- Gay Haldeman
- Gay Haldeman has a Masters in
Spanish Literature, and another in Linguistics. She teaches in the Writing
Center at MIT every fall, specializing in English as a second language. The
rest of the year she resides in Florida, where she manages writer Joe Haldeman's
career, dealing with editors, answering correspondence (in Spanish and French
as well as English; isn't E-mail wonderful?), serving as travel agent,
answering the phone, typing and filing, etc. She's been going to SF
conventions since 1963 (so has Joe) and loves to meet new people. After 36
years of marriage, she still thinks Joe's the best thing that ever happened
- Jack Haldeman
- Author of a dozen novels and has
published over 100 shorter works. Member of SFWA since 1971. Chairman of
Discon II, the 32nd World Science Fiction Convention. Currently Coordinator
of Computer Applications for the Office of Information Technologies at the
University of Florida. Lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife, Canadian
Science Fiction writer Barbara Delaplace.
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- Joe Haldeman
- Born 1943 in Oklahoma City; grew
up mostly in Anchorage, Alaska and Bethesda, Maryland. BS physics &
astronomy, MFA writing. Vietnam draftee 1968-69, Purple Heart. Married to
Mary Gay (Potter) Haldeman since 1965. They live in Gainesville, Florida and
- Writer since 1970, part-time
professor at MIT since 1983. First book War Year (1972). Two novels, The
Forever War and Forever Peace, won both Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Three other Hugos and two other Nebulas for shorter works; two Rhysling
Awards for SF poetry. Most recent books Forever Free and The Coming,
both from Ace.
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- Paul Halpern
- Paul Halpern, Ph. D. is the author of many widely acclaimed popular science books including The Pursuit of Destiny: A
History of Prediction,
Countdown to Apocalypse: A Scientific Exploration of the End of the World,
The Quest for Alien Planets: Exploring Worlds Outside the Solar System, and Cosmic Wormholes: The Search for Interstellar
Shortcuts (Dutton). A Fulbright Scholar and Athenaeum Society Literary Award recipient, he has published research articles in the
fields of general relativity, cosmology, chaos theory and complexity. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs,
including Future Quest and Radio Times. He is currently a Professor of Physics at the University of the Sciences in
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- Thomas Harlan
- Born and raised in Tucson,
Arizona, Thomas writes alternate history, fantasy and hard-SF. He also
designs play-by-(e)mail games, game modules and world books. His most recent
books are Storm of Heaven, Gate of Fire and Shadow of Ararat
from Tor Books. Shadow got him a nomination for the John W. Campbell award.
Didn't win though. Future works include The Sixth Sun, a hard-SF novel
set in a human future dominated by the Aztec Empire.
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- Neil Harris
- Neil Harris is executive vice
president of Simutronics Corp., the #1 developer and publisher of
multi-player Internet games. He joined the company in 1993 and spearheaded
the company's 5,000% growth since then. He has forged alliances with
companies including Microsoft, AOL, CompuServe, Prodigy, Sony, Universal
Studios, Excite, Lycos, Viacom and Time Warner. He serves on the board of the
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.
- Prior to joining Simutronics he
spent five years as marketing director for the General Electric's Genie
online service, tripling its membership and revenues and building it into a
market leadership position in online games. Prior to joining the online
industry, he spent ten years in the home computer business and was a key
manager in the early years of Commodore and Atari computers including
launching the Commodore 64, VIC-20, and Atari ST computer lines. He also
managed online services for both companies.
- He received his B.S. degree in
business summa cum laude from the University of Maryland. His studies include
coursework at Harvard, Cornell University and General Electric's management
training institute, Crotonville.
- Ellen Key Harris-Braun
- After editing science-fiction
novels for many years at Del Rey Books (including a lot of the Del Rey
Discovery series for new novelists and Nebula-award winning novel Slow River
by Nicola Griffith), and starting the ground-breaking Del Rey Internet
Newsletter, Ellen moved into the world of Internet book-promotion full-time
and eventually quit Del Rey/Random House to start her own company, Online
Writing Workshops. Taking advantage of the Internet's ability to bring those
with similar interests together, OWW provides popular Web-based peer-review
workshops for aspiring authors of SF & Fantasy and other genres.
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- David G. Hartwell
- David G. Hartwell is a Senior
Editor of Tor/Forge Books. He is the proprietor of Dragon Press, publisher
and bookseller, which publishes The New York Review of Science Fiction,
and other books; and the President of David G. Hartwell, Inc., a consulting
editorial firm. He is the author of Age of Wonders and the editor of
many anthologies. Recently he edited the sixth annual paperback volume of
Year's Best SF and co-edited the first annual Year's Best Fantasy.
John Updike, reviewing The World Treasury of Science Fiction in the New
Yorker, characterized him as a "loving expert." Currently he is
revising the history of SF, working on four anthologies and attending lots of
cons. He has won the Eaton Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Science Fiction
Chronicle Poll, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award twenty-four times
to date. He also has theories about fashion in clothing, especially men's
- Teddy Harvia
- Teddy Harvia has contributed
artwork to numerous fanzines and convention publications for over 2 decades.
His best known characters are the cute alien WingNuts, sabertooth Chat, buxom
goddess Opuntia, and Enid the Echidna. He has won the Best Fan Artist Hugo
twice. He lives in Texas with his wife Diana, daughter Matilda, and four
- Daniel Hatch
- Daniel Hatch is a newspaper
editor with more than 20 years in journalism. He is a frequent contributor to
Analog and other hard SF magazines. He lives in Ludlow, Mass., with
his wife, Faith, and their dog, Sam. He is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard
and a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He has been a reporter for The
New York Times, the Hartford Courant, and the Journal Inquirer
of Manchester, Conn., where he currently works.
- Peter Heck
- Peter Heck is the author of the
popular Mark Twain mystery series, and co-author with Robert Asprin of the
Phule's Company series. His next book in the Twain series will be Tom's
Lawyer, due in November 2001. He is a regular reviewer for Asimov's,
and works as a freelance editor with several SF publishers. He was the
founding editor of the Waldenbooks SF newsletter Xignals, and worked
as an editor at Ace Books from 1989-91. He currently lives in Chestertown, on
the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
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- John G. Hemry
- John G. Hemry began writing in
1995 after retiring from a career in the U.S. Navy. His latest book is Stark's
Command, the sequel to Stark's War. the third volume in the
trilogy (Stark's Crusade) is due out in April, 2002. His short fiction
has appeared in analog (most recently, Down the Rabbit Hole in the May
2001 issue), as well as Amazing Stories and Marion Zimmer Bradley's
Fantasy Magazine. He lives in Maryland with his brilliant and lovely wife
Sharrill and three great kids.
- Howard V. Hendrix
- Howard V. Hendrix is the author
of two dozen short stories and the novels Lightpaths (1997), Standing
Wave (1998), Better Angels (1999/2000) and Empty Cities of the
Full Moon (August 2001 hardcover) -- all from Ace Books. He has been
publishing fiction professionally for 15 years and teaching at the college
level for twenty years. When not doing one he's usually doing the other, and
when doing neither he takes time to see what the rest of the world is about.
He's not a member of anybody's clique, circle, mob or mafia and prefers it
that way. Motto: "People are like rubber band airplanes -- the more twisted
they are, the farther they fly."
- John Hertz
- Probably I'm best known for infecting fandom
with English Regency dancing. Some like my fanzine
Vanamonde. At cons, I often moderate panels,
judge Masquerades, lead Art Show tours. Among my
favorite non-SF writers are Basho and Nabokov.
I drink Talisker. I review Westercons
for File 770, Worldcon Masquerades for
SF Chronicle. WIth June and Len Moffatt,
I edited the Rick Sneary tribute
Button-Tack (1992); I wrote the Program Book
for L. A. con II (1984 Worldcon). Fan Guest of
Honor at Lunacon 2001 (New York) and Incon 2000
- Inge Heyer
- Inge Heyer was born and raised in
Berlin, Germany. She completed her secondary education there, after which she
accepted a scholarship to attend Tenri University in Tenri, Japan. Following
a life-long dream she studied martial arts and the Japanese language, as well
as traveled extensively in this fascinating country. After this two-year
academic "detour" she decided to follow her interest in astronomy
(fuelled by watching way too much Star Trek in high school), and came to the
US to pursue an undergraduate degree at Smith College in Massachusetts.
- With an BA in physics and
astronomy Inge then attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she
obtained a master's degree in astronomy, and pursued many years of research,
which often took her to the observatories atop beautiful Mauna Kea. Since
1992 Inge is a data analyst at the Space Telescope Science Institute in
Baltimore, working on images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope's
Wide-Field and Planetary Camera 2. Space Telescope has a very active
educational and public outreach program, in which Inge participates as a
- Still watching way too much Star
Trek (and now also Babylon 5), Inge is very involved in local
Baltimore Science Fiction activities. She gives presentations about Hubble's
achievements at conventions throughout the nation and Europe. She is a member
of the Enterprise Team and has participated in the program at the US Space
Academy three times. She greatly enjoys talking about astronomy and space
science to interested folk, so track her down and ask your questions.
- And in case you were wondering
how the Hubble images got into episodes of Babylon 5 and Star Trek,
you're looking at the trouble-maker who instigated this...
- Barbara Lynn Higgins
Barbara Lynn Higgins has been a fan since 1976. She is an artist, writer, bellydancer, Master costumer, Filker, and has
helped to run many cons and Worldons, usually in the Art Show. She is now involved in web publishing at 1000Delights.com.
- Rob Himmelsbach
- Rob is a Journeyman-level
costumer, former con-chair of Costume Con 17 and SCA schmata-maven. He does
mostly historical costume from the Renaissance, 18th & 19th Centuries, as
well as cross-stitch and blackwork embroidery. He supports his cloth and SF
book habits by working as a Program Manager in the Philadelphia Department of
- Merav Hoffman
- Merav Hoffman has been active in literary and filk fandom since 1996. Native to Canada, she has been living
in and around New York for the last 10 years, where she collected degrees at Columbia and Jewish Theological
Seminary. Merav works in publishing, and produces albums in her spare time.
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- Dave Howell
- Dave Howell is founder of
Alexandria Digital Literature,
a publishing company selling
digital fiction via the World Wide Web.
Alexandria's recent projects include
a marketing tie-in with the Showtime Network and Franklin Books for Showtime's adaptation of
Bruce Holland Rogers' "Lifeboat on a Burning Sea."
Mr. Howell is a recognized expert in the e-book industry with previous speaking engagements at
TextOneZero and Ebook 2000, as well as Chicon, Bucconeer, and LoneStarCon II.
Prior to founding AlexLit, he was Employee #7 at Wizards of the Coast and a net-celebrity as
"email@example.com". He also served as Chair for Foolscap I, an SF conference held June
11-13, 1999, and was a member of Norwescon's concom for #12 through #17.
- Muriel Hykes
- Muriel Hykes is known as Dr. Mom
on the many Internet advice groups she participates in. She has a BS in
psych. and a BA in biology. She is a med school dropout with a Ph.D. in
breastfeeding and a masters in pregnancy! Having special needs kids has made
her as tough as nails. Don't whine to her if you don't want her to solve your
- Steve Jackson
- Steve Jackson, founder and
editor-in-chief of Steve Jackson Games, is a longtime SF fan, and gets away
to cons when he can. He writes filksongs (adequately) and sings (very badly).
He is a confirmed Internet addict. His other hobbies include gardening,
dinosaurs, Lego and tropical fish. In his copious free time, he reads, eats
- Since starting his own company in
1980, he has created a number of hits, starting with Car Wars followed
shortly by Illuminati, and later by GURPS, the "Generic Universal
Roleplaying System." In 1983, he was elected to the Adventure Gaming
Hall of Fame - the youngest person ever so honored. He has personally won ten
- In 1990 and 1991, Steve got
international press due to the Secret Service's invasion of his office. SJ
Games filed suit against the Secret Service and the US government, and won
more than $50,000 in damages. Steve remains intermittently active with the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, in hopes of preventing further intrusions
against other computer users.
- His current project is launching
a metal miniatures division for SJ Games. His next big goal is the re-release
of the classic CAR WARS, with lots of new material.
- Jael creates beautiful fine art
and cover illustrations, personal and unique commissions for collectors and
the business center, combining a lush use of color, gorgeous images,
unparalleled vision and whimsical perspective. Her originals and limited
editions are in consistently high demand and she receives frequent awards and
recognition for her work. Her art is included in The Encyclopedia of Science
Fiction and Fantasy Art Techniques, Spectrum III and Spectrum IV.
She is a current and past Chesley nominee. Jael teachers Creative
Illustration at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey. A book of
her art is planned for 2002 publication.
- Edward James
Edward James is the Professor of Medieval History
at the University of Reading, and runs the University's
MA program in Science Fiction. He went to his first
convention in 1964, at the age of sixteen; he started
lecturing on it only in 1983. Since 1986 he has been
editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science
Fiction, published by the Science Fiction Foundation. His
Oxford University Press book Science Fiction in the Twentieth
Century won the Eaton Award in 1986. He has co-edited a
book of essays on Babylon 5, and was co-editor
of the Hugo-nominated book on Terry Pratchett; he is
currently writing a book with Farah Mendlesohn on
Utopian thought in modern science fiction.
- Haitham Jendoubi
- Haitham writes mostly poetry and
plays, but became involved in speculative fiction through the Inkspot Young
Writers' Speculative Fiction Forum and its members and moderator. He has been
writing since he was twelve, about three years ago, and has since taken up
various interests, including classical music composition and performance,
linguistics, and the performing arts. Haitham has dabbled in many areas but
has yet to master any, simply because he feels like being contrary. He speaks
Arabic and French, and is a member of the GCE.
- Jordin Kare
- Jordin Kare is a Generic
Handwaving Physicist and consultant to the aerospace industry on advanced space
systems and technology. He got a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Berkeley in 1984
hunting for supernovas, then spent 11 years at Larry's Rad Lab (Lawrence
Livermore National Labs) working on laser launch systems, designing
satellites, and doing other odd projects. In 1997 he went freelance, and will
now build secret weapons for food. He's also a filker, and his album, Parody
Violation, is out on CD.
- Marvin Kaye
- Marvin Kaye is the author of 16
SF, fantasy and mystery novels, and six non-fiction books. He edits fantasy
and theatre anthologies and is a contributing editor for Wildside Press. He
is a film columnist for Aboriginal SF and a judge for the 2000 World
Fantasy Awards. Adjunct professor of Creative Writing at NYU, he is a
playwright and runs a New York theatre company. He is also a part-time healer
in three disciplines and is a Reiki master. He is the New York coordinator
for Book Pals, a national program of actors for public school literacy.
- Diane A. Kelly
- Diane A. Kelly is a Visiting
Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College, where she teaches Diversity,
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, and Biomechanics. She has been reading
science fiction for years, which may go a long way toward explaining her
research interests in the nonlinear properties of biological tissues and the
mechanical design of biological organisms. Dr. Kelly lives in western
Massachusetts with her husband, writer James L. Cambias, their daughter, and
a passel of pets.
- James Patrick Kelly
- James Patrick Kelly has had an
eclectic writing career. He has written novels, short stories, essays,
reviews, poetry, plays and planetarium shows. His books include Think Like
A Dinosaur and Other Stories (1997), Wildlife (1994), Heroines
(1990), Look Into The Sun (1989), Freedom Beach (1986) and Planet
of Whispers (1984). His column about SF on the Internet appears in Asimov's
and his audioplays appear from time to time on
Seeing Ear Theater.
He won a Hugo for his novelette "Think Like
A Dinosaur" in 1996 and again for "10^16 to 1" last year at
Chicon. He bats right and thinks left.
- John Kessel
- John (Joseph Vincent) Kessel was
born on September 24, 1950 in Buffalo, New York. He received a dual B.A. in
English and Physics from the University of Rochester in 1972, an M.A. in
English from the University of Kansas in 1974, and a Ph.D. in English from
the University of Kansas in 1981. From 1979 to 1982 he worked as a copy and
news editor for Commodity News Services in Leawood, Kansas. Since 1982
he has taught American literature, creative writing, science fiction,
fantasy, and graduate-level fiction writing workshops at North Carolina State
University. He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife
Sue Hall and his daughter Emma. He is an active member of the Science Fiction
and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and he lives and dies (lately, mostly
dying) with the Kansas City Royals and the Buffalo Bills.
- Kessel's first published short
fiction appeared in 1978, and he has since become a frequent contributor to Omni,
Asimov's F&SF, as well as to many other magazines and
anthologies. He became well-known in 1982 with the novella "Another
Orphan" (a fantasy based on Melville's Moby Dick), which received
the 1982 Nebula Award, and was reprinted in 1989 as a Tor Double book. He
later won the 1992 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for his short story
"Buffalo" (also a winner of the Locus Award that year); he won a
Paul Green Playwright's prize in 1994 for his play "Faustfeathers";
and his one-act play "A Clean Escape" was produced by the Allowance
Theater in Raleigh in 1986. He did not start publishing novels until 1985, as
co-author of Freedom Beach with best friend James Patrick Kelly. His
later works include solo novels Good News From Outer Space (1989)--a
finalist for the Nebula Award that year--and Corrupting Dr. Nice
(1997), plus the collections Meeting in Infinity (1992)--which was
nominated for the World Fantasy Award and was named a notable book of 1992 by
the New York Times Book Review--and The Pure Product (1997),
which was released by Tor in December 1997, as well as an anthology of
stories from the famous Sycamore Hill Writers' Conference (which he also
helps to run), called Intersections (1996), co-edited with Mark L. Van
Name and Richard Butner.
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- Angela Kessler
- Angela Kessler is the assistant
publisher of DNA Publications which publishes Aboriginal SF, Absolute
Magnitude, Dreams of Decadence, Fantastic Stories, Mythic
Delirium, Science Fiction Chronicle, and Weird Tales. She
is also the Editor and Art Director of Dreams of Decadence, and has
sold more than a dozen poems to a variety of markets.
- Tom Kidd
- Tom Kidd, a fantasy illustrator,
has worked as a cover artist for a number of publishers. He has illustrated
two books: The Three Musketeers and The War of the Worlds.
There is a book of his art, The Tom Kidd Sketchbook, a set of trading
cards and a screen saver based on his paintings.
- Kidd has also done design work
for film, theme parks, entertainment products, and figurines for such clients
as Walt Disney Feature Animation, Rhythm and Hues, Franklin Mint and Danbury
Mint. His work has been displayed in a wide array of venues, including the
Delaware Art Museum and the Society of Illustrators.
- He currently resides in New
Milford, Connecticut where he is working hard on a book that he's made up all
by himself, called Gnemo: Airships, Adventure, Exploration. This is
what makes him happy.
- Daniel M. Kimmel
- Daniel M. Kimmel is a
Boston-based film critic and past president of the Boston Society of Film
Critics. His reviews appear in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette (and
his SF reviews also run online at Quantum Muse).
He also writes on SF film for
Cinefantastique and Artemis Magazine.
He teaches at Suffolk University and recently did a course on SF and horror films. His daughter
Amanda, age 5, is a Godzilla fan.
I am currently a Producer at
Simon and Schuster Interactive where I work on CD-ROMS. Most of my work has
been in Star Trek, including the Star Trek Encyclopedia and Star Trek
Starship Creator. I am now working on a Farscape CD-ROM game. As a published
author, my most recent work is the story "Ice Prince" in the Legends
of the X-Men anthology. In the past, I've worked at Tor Books and been a
reviewer of SF/Fantasy books for Publishers Weekly. My hobbies include
costuming, collecting comics, studying and appreciating Japanese Manga and
Anime, and being a fan of Highlander: The Series. I'm a regular guest
at Philcon and Lunacon; this is my second appearance at Worldcon.
- Kimberly Ann Kindya
- Rosemary Kirstein
- Rosemary Kirstein is the author
of The Steerswoman (1989, Del Rey books), The Outskirter's Secret
(1992, Del Rey), and The Lost Steersman (upcoming from Del Rey), the
first three novels in a seven-volume series. The fourth book, currently
unnamed, is now near completion. Her short work has appeared in Asimov's
and Aboriginal SF. She is a member of the Fabulous Genrettes, a
Boston-based writer's group.
- A former professional musician,
Rosemary's original songs can be found on The Fast Folk Musical Magazine,
currently being re-issued in CD format by Smithsonian/Folkways, under the
auspices of The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
- Ellen Klages
- Ellen Klages is an eclectic
writer. She has written four books of hands-on science activities for
children (with Pat Murphy, et al.) for the Exploratorium museum in San
Francisco, where she was a staff writer. Her fiction has been on the final
ballot for both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, and she was on the final ballot
for the John W. Campbell Award in 2000. She is on the board of the James
Tiptree, Jr. Award, and is somewhat notorious as the auctioneer/entertainment
for the Tiptree auctions.
- Phil Klass
- Phil Klass was a professor at Penn State for many years, but
may be better known under his pen name of
No, he is not the same Phil Klass who writes about UFOs.
- Lynn E. Cohen Koehler
- Lynn E. Cohen Koehler's
professional experience includes Associate Editor and Administrative Manager
at Marvel Comics, Publicist for NBM (a graphic novel publishing house),
advertising sales for The Village Voice Literary Supplement, Marketing
Manager for Sing Out! (a folk music magazine founded by Pete Seeger)
and library assistant for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Lynn has also
organized Children's Programming at BucCONeer (Camp Bucky) and volunteered at
various conventions as staff and program participant. Lynn is on the
Committee and is a Corporate Member of the Millennium Philcon. Currently,
Lynn is co-owner of a professional audio and lighting equipment sales
company, is married, with two children, involved with the Readers for the
Future group and is a Trustee for the Bethlehem, PA library.
- Janet Kofoed
- Janet Kofoed is a long-time
Philadelphia fan and a nationally recognized jeweler whose works reflect her
interest in science, fantasy, and the future. She is married to Karl Kofoed;
artist, writer, and Galactic geographer.
- Karl Kofoed
- Karl Kofoed is science fiction
illustrator and advertising art director with over 30 years of experience. He
has used his skills as a water color artist in all mediums to produce scores
of covers, interior book and magazine illustrations. Frequenting East Coast
SF cons, he is well known to the SF community. He is best known for the
"Galactic Geographic," a regular feature in Heavy Metal
magazine which utilizes Karl’s computer skills in creating
"photographic" magazine articles from the year 3000.
- Karl and his wife Janet Kofoed, a
popular jewelry designer, live in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. They each have a
daughter named Lisa from a previous marriage. They can generally be found, at
conventions, at Janet's table in the dealer's room.
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- Yoji Kondo
Yoji Kondo, Ph.D., headed the astrophysics laboratory at the
Johnson Space Center in Houston during the Apollo Mission,
served as director of the geosynchronous satellite observatory
for 15 years, and has taught at several universities,
including the University of Pennsylvania. He has published
over 200 scientific papers and has edited 12 volumes,
including Examining the Big Bang. Among the professional
honors he has received is the NASA Medal for Exceptional
Scientific Achievement. An asteroid has been named for him
in 2000. Kondo writes fiction under the name
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- Jeffery D. Kooistra
- Jeffery D. Kooistra has published
a score of short science fiction works, mostly in Analog, and as an
alternate view columnist for Analog, many pieces on speculative
science. His first novel, Dykstra's War, was published by Baen in Dec.
2000. He is married and has three children.
- Erle Melvin Korshak
- Erle Melvin Korshak started reading SF in 1934 (Astounding, Wonder),
attended his first Worldcon in 1939 (Nycon I) and was co-chair of
Chicon I in 1940. He attended both the 1947 and 1953
Philadelphia Worldcons and was one of the Committee
of Seven (the organizers) of Chicon II in 1952. After service overseas in
WWII (combat infantryman) and while attending the University of
Chicago in 1947, he co-founded Shasta Publishers, one of the great
Golden Age specialty book publishing firms. Elected to the
First Fandom Hall of Fame in 1996, in 2001 he received the
Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Lifetime
Collectors Awards. An attroney for 25 years,
he is still active in his chosen profession.
- Eric Kotani
Eric Kotani is a pseudonym used by the astrophysicist
Yoji Kondo. His
eighth and latest book is Legacy of Prometheus (with John
Maddox Roberts) from Tor Books (2000). His avocation is
aikido and judo, in which he holds the rank of sixth degree
- Cassie Krahe
- Cassie Krahe has been making up stories
ever since she can remember, writing down stories
since she could hold a pencil, typing out stories
since she learned how, and sending in
stories for about a year. She has been waiting
to use that particular line for months. Cassie in involved
in a spec-fic collaboration with other students
around the world called the GCE.
- Dave Kratz
- Dr. Kratz is a research scientist
working in the Radiation and Aerosols Branch at Langley Research Center in
Hampton, Virginia. As part of his research efforts at NASA/Langley, Dave is
applying his expertise in the field of thermal infrared radiative transfer to
study the climatic implications of the changing composition of the Earth's
atmosphere. Dave is also a co-investigator on the Clouds and the Earth's
Radiant Energy System (CERES) project which has instruments aboard the TRMM,
Terra and Aqua satellites. On clear nights, Dave escapes to the countryside
to explore the heavens with his telescopes. He also enjoys building
telescopes, hiking and reading.
- Nancy Kress
- Nancy Kress is the author or
eighteen books. The most recent are Probability Moon (2000) and Probability
Sun (2001), the first two of a trilogy. She has won three Nebulas and a Hugo.
In addition, she is the monthly "Fiction" columnist for Writer's
Digest. She is married to SF writer Charles Sheffield.
- Ellen Kushner
- Ellen Kushner attended Bryn Mawr
and Barnard, and was as an editor for Ace Books and Pocket Books. Her novels
are Thomas the Rhymer (World Fantasy Award and Mythopoeic Award) and Swordspoint:
A Melodrama of Manners (Gaylactic Network Spectrum Hall of Fame). Her
short fiction often appears in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
Poetry can be found at Terri Windling's Studio for the Mythic Arts
Coffeehouse. Since 1996, Ellen
Kushner has been the host & writer of the award-winning program Sound
& Spirit, airing on over 120 public radio stations nationwide.
- Tim Kyger
- Tim Kyger is lobbyist for Universal
Space Network, founded by Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad. He was a
Professional Staff Member of the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on
Science, Technology, and Space for 2 years. He worked for 6 years for
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA45) as a space expert and was instrumental
in keeping the DC-X funded and built. He was once even a Worldcon chairman.
- His interest in politics began
when told by his father that the TV program Men Into Space was
fiction, and we didn't have a Moon base. He's been mad as hell ever since.
- Geoffrey A. Landis
- Geoffrey A. Landis is a scientist
and a science fiction writer. As a scientist, he is a physicist who works for
the NASA John Glenn Research Center on projects related to advanced power and
propulsion systems for space. He was a member of the science team on the Mars
Pathfinder mission, and is currently working on experiments to send to Mars
in future missions. He holds four patents, and is the author of approximately
250 scientific papers on subjects such as solar cells, general relativity,
and interstellar flight.
- As a writer, Geoffrey A. Landis
is the author of the novel Mars Crossing, which came out in December
from Tor books. He won the Hugo award for best short story in 1992 for the
story "A Walk in the Sun," and the Nebula award in 1990 for
"Ripples in the Dirac Sea." His many science fiction stories has
been translated into nineteen languages, ranging from Chinese through
Turkish. A short story collection, Impact Parameter (and Other Quantum
Realities) will be published in fall 2001 by Golden Gryphon Books.
- He lives in Berea, Ohio with his
wife, writer Mary A. Turzillo, and two cats.
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- Warren Lapine
- Warren Lapine is the founder and
Publisher of DNA Publications which publishes Aboriginal SF, Absolute
Magnitude, Dreams of Decadence, Fantastic Stories, Mythic
Delirium, Science Fiction Chronicle, and Weird Tales. He
has been nominated for a Chesley Award and a World Fantasy Award. Warren has
sold more than forty short stories and is also the editor and art director of
- Charles Lang
- Charles Lang has illustrated for
paperbacks, collector hard cover editions and
science fiction, fantasy and horror magazines.
He illustrated a card set for Fantaco Enterprises. He has
painted covers for The Night's Children
series, created by his wife Wendy Snow-Lang.
He and Wendy exhibit every October at
Salem, MA's Haunted Happenings Halloween Festival.
- Mary Soon Lee
- Mary Soon Lee grew up in London,
but now lives in Pittsburgh, where she runs a writers' group called the
Pittsburgh Worldwrights. She has had over fifty short stories published,
including "Lifework" in David Hartwell's anthology The Year's
Best SF #5, "The Day Before They Came" in The Year's Best SF
#4, and stories in Aboriginal Science Fiction, Amazing Stories,
F&SF, Interzone, and Sword & Sorceress. She is
married with one son: William Chye Lee-Moore, born in April 1999, who is
- Sharon Lee
- Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are
the authors of the Liaden Universe® novels published by Meisha Merlin. Pilots
Choice (an original omnibus of never-before-published novels Local
Custom and Scout's Progress) came out in February 2001. I Dare
will be issued in February 2002. Electronic versions of all Liaden Universe
novels have been or will be available through Embiid Publishing.
- Sharon and Steve's short fiction
has recently appeared in Absolute Magnitude, Such a Pretty Face
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- Evelyn Leeper
- Evelyn Leeper writes lengthy
convention reports and general commentary on science fiction, and publishes
the clubzine for the science fiction club at Lucent that she and her husband
Mark founded twenty years ago. Her work appears on the Internet and in
fanzines such as The Proper Boskonian. She and Mark have traveled to
forty-three states and forty-eight countries. In 2000, she wrote reports for
Boskone 37 and Chicon 2000, as well as for her trips to Ireland, Las Vegas,
England, and the Toronto International Film Festival.
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- Mark Leeper
- Mark Leeper has been writing
about film and in particular SF, horror, and fantasy for over forty years. He
has been involved in science fiction societies since college where he was
President in the University of Massachusetts Science Fiction Society. In 1978
he and his wife Evelyn founded the Mt Holz Science Fiction Society, then
associated with Bell Laboratories. He and his wife created a fanzine, which
has since gone weekly under the name the Mt Void. His writing appears
on the Internet and in several fanzines.
- Matt G. Leger
- Matt G. Leger is a Louisiana-born, New York City-based, authentic full-blooded Cajun with a history of nearly a quarter-century in fandom on both the
Gulf and East Coasts. His original musical tribute to the late DeForest Kelley of Star Trek fame, "A Simple Country Doctor," was nominated for a Pegasus Award
for Best Filk Song at the 2000 Ohio Valley Filk Fest. He has also worked in clubs and conventions in almost every department and level from tiny relaxacons to
Worldcons. Matt's illustrations and graphic designs have appeared on program book covers, T-shirts, badges, tape and CD covers and flyers.
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- Fred Lerner
- Fred Lerner has been a librarian
and bibliographer for thirty years, and was one of the founders of the
Science Fiction Research Association. His first book, Modern Science
Fiction and the American Literary Community (Scarecrow Press, 1985), was
a scholarly study of science fiction’s changing reputation in America. In The
Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age
(Continuum, 1998) and Libraries Through the Ages (Continuum, 1999), he
has written about the history of libraries. His first published story,
“Rosetta Stone” (Artemis, Winter 2000; reprinted in Year’s Best SF
5) has been described by anthologist David Hartwell as “the only SF story
I know in which the science is library science.
- Fred Lerner lives with his wife
Sheryl and daughter Elizabeth in White River Junction, Vermont, where he is
information scientist at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress
- Paul Levinson
- Paul Levinson's The Silk Code
won the 2000 Locus Award for Best First Novel. His eight nonfiction books,
including The Soft Edge (1997) and Digital McLuhan (1999), have
been the subject of major articles in The New York Times and WIRED,
and have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and five other languages. Borrowed
Tides, his second novel, was published in March 2001. He has appeared on
C-SPAN, Fox News, the BBC, the CBC, and major media. He is Professor of
Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City, and
was President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, 1998-2001.
- Anthony Lewis
- Born 1941 as a second-generation
fan (my father was a friend of Hugo Gernsback) I have written and edited
fanzines, edited professional collections and anthologies for trade and small
presses, and sold a number of short stories to magazines and original
anthologies. I've been nominated twice for a Hugo in the Related Book
category. I've chaired two Boskones and the 1971 Worldcon. I currently have
one wife, one daughter, and four cats.
- Lawrence A. Lewis
- Larry's been a fan (saw Lost
In Space, Astro Boy, Tobor, The Eighth Man, and Star
Trek in first runs), a gamer (Now roll percentile), a SMOF (helped
start Dreamcon, concom 9 years), an artist (many sales, several awards), and
a pro (first gig: Worldcon/ConFrancisco!). Always looking for new challenges,
he’s done mini-comics, T-shirts, a comic strip, stories, five terms as
president of Cartoonists Northwest, illustrations, many classes through
Seattle Academy of Fine Art and other venues, and been a Guest Innovator for
DARPA. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Marie, and way too little bookshelf
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- Timothy Liebe
- Timothy Liebe is a consumer
electronics writer, Web page designer, PC fix-it guy...and screaming fanboy.
He has written original radio drama that appeared on NPR Playhouse,
"bumpers" for Commander USA's Groovie Movies, and comedy
sketches. He is married to best-selling fantasy author Tamora Pierce, and
lives in New York City with her, three cats, two budgies - and whatever
animal Tammy brings home from the park.
- Ernest Lilley
I'm editor/publisher of SFRevu, a webzine with interviews, reviews and convention coverage. I started it as a
way to pick author's brains about writing and found I enjoyed fan journalism for itself. SFRevu led me into writing about
computers and digital cameras for publications including
Wired, Byte.com, Pen Computing and
I'm getting married on New Year's Eve to a fellow fan, US Navy Cmdr EJ McClure, whom I met at Boskone when Lois
Bujold was GOH and is currently on active duty as XO (think Riker) on CG 58, USS Philippine Sea.
- Guy Lillian
- My first fan expression was a
letter to The Flash when I was 12; Julius Schwartz -- editor of that
comic and, it turned out, a founder of fanzines -- was the first adult to pay
attention to my opinions. My first fanzines, if you can call them that, were
issues of The Barrington Bull, the same Berkeley co-op newsletter that
Terry Carr and Ron Ellik published during their campus years. I joined the
mighty Southern Fandom Press Alliance in 1971 -- I've been Official Editor
three times -- and brought my genzine, Challenger, to life in 1993. I
may have been inspired by my efforts editing publications for the 1988 Worldcon
in New Orleans. The fannish activity I'm most proud of took place only weeks
before the Philcon, though ... marrying Rose-Marie Donovan in the shadow of a
launch at Cape Canaveral.
- Jane Lindskold
- Jane Lindskold is the author of
ten or so novels including Changer, Legends Walking, and the
recently released Through Wolf's Eyes. She completed two novels - Donnerjack
and Lord Demon, for the late Roger Zelazny. When she isn't writing,
Lindskold gardens, does bead work, and attempts to herd cats.
- L.A. Liverakos
- See Laura Anne
- Jean Lorrah
- Jean Lorrah is the author (with Lois Wickstrom) of
Nessie and the Living Stone, winner of the Independent E-book Award for best children's book of 2000. Her solo (very) adult novel,
Blood Will Tell, will appear in October, 2001.
- Andrew Love, Jr.
- I have masters degrees in
electrical engineering and physics and work for the Applied Physics
Laboratory, a research lab affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. I
attribute much of my interest in the sciences to science fiction, but until
Bucconeer, I didn't do any fanac. Since then I've created
Andy's Using SF for Education Page, which
won the 2000 Webs of Wonder contest and have given talks on SF Physics at
cons and college campuses. I'm married to Pamela Love, a professional
children's writer, and have a two-year old son. I also have a single writing
credit - a poem in the May 2000 issue of Babybug magazine.
- Perrianne Lurie
- Perrianne Lurie is a Public
Health Physician in the Division of Communicable Disease Epidemiology at the
Pennsylvania Department of Health. She has had filksongs published in
Xenofilkia and the late, lamented Philly Philk Phlash and administered
filksong contests for I-Con (NY) and the Baltimore in '98 Worldcon bid
committee. In addition to numerous committee and staff level positions at
various conventions, and was the E-mail Liaison and Deputy Division Director
for Program at BucCONneer. Perrianne is the Assistant to the Director of the
Hugo Award Ceremony and is a member of the Program Staff for the Millennium
- Hal Lynch
Born and raised in Philadelphia, active fan from 1949.
BA Haverford College, MA Educ. psych 1950 Columbia
University. Sometime puppeteer, playwright, director of
children's plays 1969-1980, SF short story in F & SF '50,
short story in Analog '51, made a silent SF film 1969.
Presently living in a Philadelphia retirement home.
- Nicki Lynch
- Nicki Lynch is a fan writer and
editor who has been enjoying SF and fantasy since she discovered it in
elementary school. She also enjoys quilting and music. Currently, her mundane
job is software testing.
- Richard Lynch
- Richard Lynch is a fan editor and
fan history enthusiast. In the real world, he is an international trade
specialist for an agency of the US Government. He has been attending
Worldcons since the 1970s.
- James Douglas Macdonald
- James Douglas Macdonald was born in
White Plains, New York on 22 February 1954. After leaving the University of
Rochester, where he majored in Medieval Studies, he served in the U. S. Navy.
In 1978 he married Debra Doyle, and in 1988 he left the Navy to pursue
writing full time. From 1991 through 1993, as Yog Sysop, he ran the Science
Fiction and Fantasy RoundTable on the GEnie computer network; these days --
once again as Yog Sysop -- he manages SFF-Net on the Internet/World Wide Web.
He and Doyle now live -- along with various children, cats, and computers --
in a big 19th-Century house in Colebrook, New Hampshire, where they write
science fiction and fantasy for children, teenagers, and adults. They are the
authors of the Mageworlds series of science fiction novels; they have also
written Requiem for Boone (an Earth: The Final Conflict novel)
and the forthcoming occult-fantasy noir thriller, The Apocalypse
- Katherine Macdonald
- Katherine Macdonald is the
unquestionable daughter of the writing duo Doyle&Macdonald, and other
than being immersed in the fannish world for the last nineteen years, she
hasn't got much going for her. Katherine has written two slide show scripts
(one for the National Forest Service's Leave No Trace! project, and the other
for the Girl Scouts), and has written and directed a play at Bryn Mawr
College. She is the proud (sort of) creator of Mary Sue Whipple. She is not
beneath accepting small gifts of, say, cherry cordials and mints on Mary
- Don Maitz
- Internationally-acclaimed for
fantastic book cover paintings, Don Maitz has twice won Hugo Awards for Best
Artist; a special Hugo for Best Original Artwork; the Howard Award for Best
Fantasy Artist; ten Chesley Awards; the Silver Medal of Excellence and
certificates of Merit from the Society of Illustrators. He created the
Captain Morgan pirate for Seagrams' Spiced Rum products. His images have been
produced as posters, limited edition prints, cards and screensavers. Clients
include New York publishing houses, National Geographic, and feature
motion picture conceptual art. He authored two art book collections, First
Maitz and Dreamquests, and served as an invited guest instructor
at the Ringling School of Art and Design.
- Barry Malzberg
- Barry Malzberg is a science fiction writer.
- Elaine Mami
- A founding member of the NJ/NY
chapter of the ICG, AKA The Sick Pups. Master Costumer and parent/grandparent
- Mark A. Mandel
Mark A. Mandel has been a fan and a linguist (= language scientist) since the sixties and a filker since the early
nineties. His hobbies include saying the unspeakable (although not fluent in Klingon, he has a native accent) and singing
things that shouldn't be sung. He is a member of MASSFILC, regularly works Arisia and attends Boskone, and was
Program Chair for ConCertino '99. He has a Steven Brust fan page called "Cracks and Shards" and a familiar named
Loiosh He uses his middle initial because there are lots of other Mark Mandels around.
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- Jim Mann
- I am a long time fan, and editor
of several NESFA Press books, including two by William Tenn (co-editor with
Mary Tabasko), two by Cordwainer Smith and one by Anthony Boucher.
Co-division director of Millennium Philcon Programming and a member of the
Boston in 2004 bid committee. Married to Laurie; our daughter Leslie turns 21
this year and we live south of Pittsburgh near William Tenn. I'm employed by
IBM as a technical writing manager. My non-SF interests include historical
fiction (particularly Napoleonic War) and movies. My favorite non-SF writers
include James Joyce, Patrick O'Brian, and Charles Dickens.
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- Laurie D. T. Mann
- I finally earned my BA from Pitt
in English Writing as a member of the class of 2001 and published the essay
"Honeymooning with Wookiees" in Pitt's nonfiction journal, Collision.
Active in fandom since 1974, I've run cons, bid for and worked on Worldcons,
and maintained Web sites including
Dead People Server. Member of
the Boston in 2004 bid committee. I'm married to Jim and our daughter,
Leslie, is studying to be a hardware technician. A technical typesetter and
technical writer for over 16 years, I'm now a free lance writer and Web site
- Ilyana Mansfield
- Nine-year-old Ilyana Mansfield is
already a veteran of science fiction conventions. At age six, she was a
program participant for the Baltimore Worldcon, where she read her own poetry
and stories, as well as participating on panels and workshops. She currently
writes science fiction and fantasy stories and poetry, and also does science
fiction and fantasy artwork. She has attended college courses in art and
poetry writing, and was recently made an honorary member of Sigma Tau Delta,
the international college and university English honor society. Her further
interests include robotics and genetic engineering.
- Michael Mansfield
- Michael Mansfield's interests in
science and science fiction have helped him develop fun, innovative early
learning methods in math, reading and science for kids. He is also
co-authoring, with his wife Rozalyn, the YA science adventure Heroes Club
series plus a sequel science fiction series and the Dragon Planet books, also
YA SF. He is also Program Director of Seeds of Discovery, a Texas non-profit
educational organization focusing on inspiring kids both about the wonders of
space development and the importance of protecting the environment on earth.
- Louise Marley
- Louise Marley is a veteran of the
concert and opera stage, and the author of five novels published by Ace
Science Fiction: Sing the Light, Sing the Warmth, Receive
the Gift, The Terrorists of Irustan, The Glass Harmonica.
Her sixth novel, The Maquisarde, will be out in 2002.
- Kevin J. Maroney
- Kevin J. Maroney joined the New York Review of Science Fiction staff yesterday, or maybe it was seven years ago. He
produces online games for Unplugged Games, reads lots and lots of comic books, and when he grows up, he'd like to be taller.
- Darlene Marshall
- Darlene Marshall (Eve Ackerman)
is the author of Pirate's Price, a humorous romance novel set in 19th
century Florida. Marshall's lived in North Florida all of her adult life and spent
most of that time working as a broadcast news reporter, news director, drug
abuse education and prevention specialist, and radio station owner. She now
writes full time and is hard at work on her second Florida-based pirate
novel, Captain Sinister.
- In her Eve Ackerman persona
Marshall is a longtime SF fan, a member of SFPA (Southern Fandom Press
Alliance) and past member of MYRIAD, LASFAPA and other APAs. Her work has
appeared in Mimosa, Challenger, and other Hugo-nominated and
- Lee Martindale
- They don't call writer and editor
"Hell on Wheels" for nothing. Her May 2000 anthology, Such A
Pretty Face: Tales of Power & Abundance, broke the size barrier with
heroes and heroines that were truly heroically-proportioned. Her own short
stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including the
recently-published "Outside The Box," edited by Lou Anders. When
not writing SF&F, she's the founding editor and publisher of Rump
Parliament magazine and a nationally-recognized size issues activist.
- David Marusek
- David Marusek lives and writes in
a little cabin on four wooded acres in Fairbanks, Alaska. He has one
daughter, owns a free-lance graphics design business, likes to fish for
sockeye salmon, and loves to travel. His stories have appeared in Asimov's
and Playboy, and in anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. He won the
2000 Theodore Sturgeon Award for the best short science fiction of the year.
He is currently at work on his first novel entitled Counting Heads.
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- Sue Mason
- I'm an artist and craftswoman,
working mostly in wood and pen/ink. I've been involved with lots of aspects
of fandom including costuming, filking, conrunning, art shows, anime, RPG's,
fundraising. I provide lots of fillos for fanzines and post to the fannish
news group, rasff. Last year I came to the Worldcon as the TAFF (Trans
Atlantic Fan Fund) delegate, this year I'm back under my own steam, looking
to catch up with all the fans I missed last year and to meet new friends.
- Paul McAuley
- Paul McAuley was born in England
on St George's Day 1955. He has worked as a research scientist and lecturer
in various universities in Britain and the United States, and is now a full
time writer. His novels have won the Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke and
John W. Campbell Awards, and he writes a regular review column for the
British SF magazine Interzone. His latest novels are The Secret of
Life, published by Tor in June 2001, and Whole Wide World,
published in the UK in September 2001 and in the US in January 2002.
- Shawna McCarthy
- Shawna McCarthy has been working
in the SF industry for over 20 years, starting as an editorial assistant as Isaac
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in 1978 and eventually becoming its
editor in 1983. She won a Hugo Award as Best Professional Editor in 1984 for
her work at Asimov's. From Asimov's she moved to Bantam Spectra
as Senior Editor, where she acquired and edited books by Connie Willis,
Robert Charles Wilson, Michaela Roessner-Herman, William Gibson and Dan Simmons,
among others. After a leave to have her first child (Cayley, now 13), she
went back to work as Senior Editor at Workman Publishing, where she acquired
and published Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's best selling Good Omens.
After another leave to have another child (Hillary, now 9), she began work as
an agent with Russ Galen at Scovil Chicak Galen. She left the agency in 1999
to start her own firm, The McCarthy Agency, where she represents writers like
Nicola Griffith, Robert Charles Wilson, Tanith Lee, Sarah Zettel, Wil
McCarthy, Mark Anthony, Andy Duncan, and many others. In her copious spare
time, she is also the founding editor of the world's best selling fantasy
magazine, Realms of Fantasy, which features fiction from the
industry's finest writers and nonfiction from its finest academics and
essayists. She resides in the Suburb Time Forgot in New Jersey, and has been
married since 1983 to artist/author Wayne Barlowe.
- Jack McDevitt
- Jack McDevitt has been a Nebula
finalist five consecutive years. His most recent books are Moonfall, Standard
Candles (a collection), Infinity Beach, and Deepsix. He has
been a teacher, a naval officer, a customs officer, a motivational trainer,
and is fondly remembered in Philadelphia as one of the all-time great taxi
drivers. He lives in Georgia with his wife Maureen.
- Terry McGarry
- Terry McGarry is a freelance
copyeditor and Irish traditional musician from New York City. Her fantasy
novel Illumination is available from Tor Books, and her poetry
collection Imprinting from Anamnesis Press. Her short fiction has
appeared in over thirty magazines and anthologies, including Terra
Incognita, Sword & Sorceress 16, and Aboriginal. She
finished a term as vice-president of SFWA at the end of June, and has been
using the extra time to work in her gargoyle-infested garden and volunteer
with a literacy group. Online, she hangs out on SFF Net.
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- Mike McGrath
- Mike McGrath is host of the
weekly call-in Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden.
"YBYG" airs every Saturday morning at 11 on WHYY-FM (90.9 FM) in
Philadelphia, reaching gardeners throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
Delaware. Syndication to other Public Radio stations is imminent. You Bet
Your Garden is also the title of Mike's Question and Answer gardening
column, which appears every Friday in the Philadelphia Daily News and
on the Philadelphia Daily News web site.
- Mike was Editor-In-Chief of Organic
Gardening magazine from February 1991 through Nov/Dec 1997. He was the
Entertainment Editor of Philadelphia's weekly alternative newspaper The
Drummer, and wrote countless feature articles for The Philadelphia
Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News in the 70s and 80s. But
perhaps his biggest claim to fame is his two stints at Marvel Comics: As
editor of their British line of comics in 1971 and as a writer and editor in
the famed 'Marvel Bullpen in 1981.
- Mike McGrath lives way out in the
boonies of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania with his family, an inconsistent
number of cats and an extremely large dog. He plays pinball, coaches baseball
and will not eat lima beans, no matter how much you pay him...
- Victoria McManus
- Victoria McManus has degrees in
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology with a focus on
material culture studies. She is currently writing a fantasy novel set in an
alternate version of pre-colonial Africa. She is a published writer of short
stories and a big fan of the old BBC series Blake's 7.
- Catherine McMullen
- I am twelve years old and have
had five stories published professionally, which has earned me one thousand
six hundred dollars. I have just finished a young adult novel with my father
(Sean McMullen). I have helped judge short story competitions, and been on
panels about writing. I have been to America, England and New Zealand to
attend SF cons. I am currently attending Wesley, Melbourne and I am in Year
- Sean McMullen
- I am an Australian SF &
fantasy author with 7 books published and another due out during Philcon. Tor
is my publisher. My fiction has been published in Australia, USA, Britain,
Poland, Japan, France, Italy, etc, and I have also had stories in Analog,
Interzone, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Universe, Aurealis,
Eidolon, etc. I have won 8 Australian awards, was a co-author of Strange
Constellations, A History of Australian SF, and have contributed to such
publications as Clute's Encyclopedia of Fantasy. In June 2000 I was
Guest of Honour at the New Zealand National SF convention. My most recent
novels (from Tor) are The Centurion's Empire (1998), Souls in the
Great Machine (1989), and The Miocene Arrow (2000). Eyes of the
Calculor is due out in September 2001. Currently I work for a scientific
research institute, and am a karate instructor for a university club. Before
getting into writing SF, I sang in folk and rock bands, and spent two years
in the Victorian State Opera. At university I studied history as well as
computing, maths and physics, and have lectured often on technology history,
as well as medieval romance and chivalry, and on writing realistic fighting
- Beth Meacham
- Beth Meacham is an Executive
Editor for Tor Books, where she has worked since 1984.
- Farah Mendlesohn
Farah Mendlesohn is Chair of Foundation (a British fan organisation/charity which owns the largest collection
of SF outside the US) and Features Editor of
Foundation: the International Review of Science Fiction,
the charities journal.
She has published work on early science fiction, on Heinlein, on Babylon 5, Buffy, and Harry Potter. She is also an
American historian working on popular religion and on missionaries and has even presented a paper to a missionary
history conference on missionaries in science fiction.
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- Jay Meisner
- Journeyman Costumer in the ICG
and current President of the Lunatic Phrynge Chapter. I have competed in 2
Worldcons most recently in Chicago winning the Most Cowragious Award and a
Merit award for the group I went with. I have also competed in the Bucconeer
Worldcon winning an Honorable mention in the novice. I am an avid fan of
technology and currently work in the wireless phone industry.
- Ed Meskys
- Came to SF via radio drama,
reading since 1950, in fandom since 1955. Publish fanzine NIEKAS since 1962,
nominated for Hugo 3 times, received once (1967). Retired physics college
prof, active in blind civil rights movement.
- Craig Miller
- President of Wolfmill Entertainment,
Craig Miller has been employed by the entertainment industry since 1977, when
he began working for George Lucas. He was written several dozen scripts,
including one for Showtime's erotic horror anthology series The Hunger.
With his partner Marv Wolfman, he wrote and produced Pocket Dragon
Adventures, based on Real Musgrave's characters. Currently, they are writing
(with Wendy Pini) and producing a feature film based on the comic book series
- Craig Miller has been active in
science fiction fandom since 1968. He chaired and worked on a number of
conventions, including heading the Programming Division for LAcon III. He
served for many years as chairman of the board of directors of LASFS and
SCIFI. In 1988 he was Westercon's Fan Guest of Honor and in 2000, Loscon's.
- Steve Miller
- Steve Miller is Sharon Lee's
Liaden Universe® co-author and a long-time fan and writer. Founding Curator
of the UMBC SF Research Collection and Vice-chair of the Baltimore in '80
Worldcon bid, since 1995 he has been producing SRM Publisher chapbooks. Six
Liaden Universe novels are currently in print from publishers including
Meisha Merlin and SFBC and electronically from Embiid; recent joint Lee &
Miller short fiction appears in the Such a Pretty Face anthology and Absolute
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- Catherine Mintz
- Catherine Mintz writes fantasy, horror, science fiction, and poetry.
First Light, a collection of her magazine fiction plus the
previously unpublished hard science fiction story, "First Light" is now in
print. It is available
through Amazon. Unicorn Battle, a collection of her poetry, has
been accepted by a publisher and several novels are in
negotiation. Currently available in book stores is Whitley Streiber's
Aliens, an HWA anthology with a short story of hers. Educated as
anthropologist specializing in Southeast Asia, she has studied Chinese and
Japanese in addition to the Latin and French. She lives in the city which
is hosting the 2001 Worldcon.
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- Yuri Mironets
- Familiar to many fanzines fans from his wide correspondence and letters
of comment, Yuri Mironets is Chairman of the English Department of Far
Eastern University in Vladivostok, Russia. He teaches a course in
American Science Fiction, and his two most recent graduates successfully
defended theses on the Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars novels
and Roger Zelazny's Amber series.
- Betsy Mitchell
- Betsy Mitchell received a
journalism degree from the University of Nebraska and spent two years as a
reporter for the Omaha World-Herald before moving to New York. She
served as managing editor of Analog, senior editor at Baen Books, and
associate publisher of Bantam Spectra before founding the Warner Aspect line
as Editor-in-Chief. She has edited such bestsellers as Virtual Light
by William Gibson, the Hugo Award-winner Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and
the Nebula winner Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler; her author
discoveries include Nalo Hopkinson, J.V. Jones, Elizabeth Moon, and David
Feintuch, among many others.
- Elizabeth Moon
- Elizabeth Moon is a native Texan
whose interests include riding, gardening, music, grassland ecology, and
fencing (with both posts and wire, and pointy objects made of steel). She
lives on the edge of a small town near Austin, Texas, with her husband, son,
two horses, and a cat.
- Her most recent book is Against
the Odds, last of the Serrano Legacy, from Baen Books, December 2000. She
just turned in The Speed of Dark to Del Rey in August, and is
supposedly at work on the next book already. Since August in Texas is a
preview of Hell, she probably is.
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- James Morrow
- Born in Philadelphia in 1947,
James Morrow spent his adolescence making 8mm horror and fantasy films with
his friends, including an adaptation Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." His
affection for satiric and philosophical fiction derives largely from the
novels and plays he read in his tenth-grade World Literature Course at
Abington Senior High near Philadelphia. After receiving a bachelor's degree
from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from Harvard, he
worked for several years as an instructional media specialist for public
school systems in the Boston area. Between 1977 and 1978 he produced the
manuscript of his first novel, The Wine of Violence, and shortly afterward
became addicted to writing fiction. His subsequent novels included This Is
the Way the World Ends (Nebula finalist), Only Begotten Daughter
(World Fantasy Award), Towing Jehovah (World Fantasy Award, Grand Prix
de l'Imaginaire), and Blameless in Abaddon (New York Times Notable
Book). With the recent publication of The Eternal Footman, Morrow
completes his critically acclaimed Godhead Trilogy. At the Millennium Philcon
he will read from his current project, The Last Witchfinder, a novel
about the birth of the scientific worldview. He lives in State College,
Pennsylvania, with his wife, his twelve-year-old son, and two enigmatic dogs.
- Mike Moscoe
- Mike Moscoe's latest book They
Also Serve, continues his swashbuckling far future saga of starships and
human struggle begun with The First Casualty and The Price of Peace.
His next book will follow Trouble's great granddaughter as she does for the
Navy what Grampa did for the Corps. Analog published Mike's latest
novelette, in July/August 2000 about his toddler granddaughter's future first
job . . . delivering pizza on the moon.
- Mike lives in Vancouver,
Washington, with his wife Ellen. He enjoys reading, writing, watching
grand-children for story ideas and upgrading his computer -- all are never
- Walter Mosley
- Derryl Murphy
- Derryl Murphy is a writer and
photographer who last year moved from Canada to Utah. Besides numerous short
fiction publications in Realms of Fantasy, Northern Suns, the
Tesseracts volumes and more, he is an editor with On Spec magazine and
Market Report columnist for the SFWA Bulletin.
- Music for the Goddess
- Music for the Goddess is a folk/rock/experimental band that explores Goddess
spirituality through music. Formed at the Fall Equinox in 1998, the band features
Sheridan on lead vocals and keyboards, Rich Sheridan on vocals and djembe, Vonorn on
drums and wind instruments, Jeff Kalmar on guitar, violin and vocals, David "Daxe" Axelrod
on bass, Carol Boyer on vocals, flute, ashiko and bodhran, and Dennis Young on marimba
and other percussion. Goddess Mandala their debut CD is
available in the dealers room or from their website.
- Jamil Nasir
- Jamil Nasir was born in Chicago of a Palestinian refugee and the DAR daughter of the inventer of the fork-lift, spent part of
his youth in the Middle East, another part hitchhiking around the U.S. and Canada, and still another part in college, starting at age 14.
He has been a meditator for 28 years, and has survived major wars, depression, marriage, and prolonged employment at a
Washington, D.C. law firm. His third novel, Tower of Dreams, was runner-up for the 1999 Philip K. Dick Award, and his fourth novel, Distance Haze, was published in March 2000 by Bantam Spectra. He likes pizza, Bach, computer games, and his two daughters.
- Vera Nazarian
- Short fiction author and former
Soviet emigree Vera Nazarian has published numerous stories in anthologies
and magazines, such as the Sword and Sorceress and Darkover series
edited by the late Marion Zimmer Bradley. Her story "Rossia Moya"
from The Age of Reason, was on the Preliminary Nebula Ballot for 2000.
Her debut novel Lords of Rainbow, about a world without color, and
story collection Dreams of the Compass Rose are both forthcoming from
Wildside Press in 2001.
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- Michael Nelson
- Michael has been a reader most of his life and a fan since the 1980
Worldcon, Noreascon Two. Between conventions, he's a chemist at the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where they still make money the
old-fashioned way — by printing it. We won't speak of his main claim
to fannish fame. But we will mention that he was progress report
editor for Bucconeer, Hugo Awards Administrator for Chicon 2000, and is
editor-in-chief of the Millennium Philcon daily newsletter.
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- Benjamin Newman
- I was introduced to fantasy before I could read, and to science fiction shortly later. Then, finally, I found
fandom and filk, and attended my first Philcon ('97), my freshman year of college. I served as co-president of SWIL (the
Swarthmore Warders of Imaginative Literature) and chaired the third SWILcon convention ('99). Now that I've
graduated ('01), maybe I'll have time to design games, write short stories, learn to play the guitar, and compile a really big
filkbook. The Millenium Philcon is my first Worldcon.
- Patrick Nielsen Hayden
- Patrick Nielsen Hayden is the
manager of SF and fantasy at Tor Books, and the editor of the World Fantasy
Award-winning original anthology series Starlight. With his wife and
co-editor Teresa Nielsen Hayden, he has co-edited fanzines, helped run
conventions, and in recent years worked with many of the field's most
- Larry Niven
- Larry Niven's latest works are The
Burning City with Jerry Pournelle and Saturn's Race with Steven
- Charles Oberndorf
- Charles Oberndorf is the author
of Sheltered Lives and Foragers as well as the novella,
"Testing," plus several short stories. He is at work on his third
novel, The Translation of Desire, for Harper Collins. A graduate of
Clarion East, Charles lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with his wife and son,
and he teaches seventh grade English.
- Wendie Old
- Wendie Old is a Children's
Librarian who has had ten books published for children and young adults. She
has been reading science fiction ever since a librarian gave her Heinlein¹s Space
Beast in seventh grade.
- Her latest picture books were
written with two other writers in a true science fiction way -- by e-mail.
She has written two biographies about the Wright Brothers -- the men who made
space travel possible by taking the first step.
- She lives in a 1760 stone
farmhouse with a woodstove, her husband Chip, and his and hers computers.
- Keith Olexa
- Keith Olexa's passion for science fiction helped him secure his Managing Editor post at Starlog, the world's most widely
read SF magazine. In addition to editing scores of articles for
Starlog, he also wrote features and reviews for the magazine,
interviewing such talents as John Travolta and Kurt Russell, and reporting on some of the most anticipated films of the last decade, e.g.
Lost in Space and Starship Troopers. He is presently serving as Phobos Entertainment's Web and Book editor, and is also the creator of the interactive xenogothic website entitled
- Mark Olson
- I'm a scientist turned engineer
who moved into software and software management. I've been reading SF for 40
years and working on conventions for 20 years. I've edited a half-dozen
books, am deeply involved with NESFA and NESFA Press, work on the NESFA Index
and review SF for Aboriginal.
- Kathi Overton
- Kathi is a long-time DC-area fan
and has worked on several conventions on both the East and West coasts. At
most conventions she can be found dragging heavy carts of AV equipment
through the hotel corridors or creating giant balls of used duct tape. When
she's not at a con, she works as a free-lance technician for various film and
video productions. In 1989 she and John Pomeranz created a monthly TV talk
show about science fiction, "Fast Forward: Contemporary Science
Fiction." The program, now produced by fellow fans Tom Schaad and Mike
Zipser, is still running in the DC area. Kathi currently resides in
Arlington, VA with her husband, John Pomeranz, and a fine herd of overweight
- Stephen Pagel
- Stephen Pagel worked for Barnes
and Noble for ten years. He was their national science fiction, fantasy, and
role playing buyer for the last three of those years. During his tenure as
buyer B&N had double digit increases in sales of science fiction,
fantasy, and role playing. When Stephen left B&N for the Director of
Sales position at White Wolf Publishing, Inc., Locus, the newspaper of
the science fiction field, called him "the most powerful person in
science fiction." He has been the Director of Sales for White Wolf for
two years. Besides being in the sales area of the field he is co-editor of
the anthology series Bending the Landscape:Fantasy with Nicloa
Griffith. In May of 1998 Stephen and Nicola won the Lambda Literary Award for
best Science Fiction/Fantasy work published in 1997 as editors of Bending
the Landscape:Fantasy. In October of 1998, Stephen and Nicola received
the World Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Anthology of 1997. In September of
1998, Overlook published Stephen and Nicola's next anthology: Bending the
Landscape: Science Fiction.
- In June of 1998 Stephen left
White Wolf to devote all his effort to running Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.
- Severna Park
- Severna Park's short stories,
including the Nebula Finalist, "The Golem," have appeared in a
number of magazines and anthologies. Her latest, "The Cure For
Everything," (SciFi.com), was chosen by Gardner Dozois for his annual
anthology, The Year's Best Science Fiction 18. She is the author of
three novels: Speaking Dreams (1997, AvoNova), Hand of Prophecy,
(1998, AvonEos), and The Annunciate (Avon/Eos 2000). Both Speaking
Dreams and The Annunciate have been Finalists for the Lambda
- Ms. Park lives with her lover of
eighteen years in Frederick, Maryland, and is presently at work on the sequel
to The Annunciate, entitled, Harbingers.
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- Frank Parker
- Frank Parker (AKA FilkFerret) is a New Hampshire filker who
has posted various filks and original songs, including mp3's, to the Internet.
His original "Take it One Step and One Day at a Time" placed first in the catagory Best Serious Filk on the Con theme "Looking
Back Looking Forward" at Conterpoint 3, Quantico/Triangle, Virginia June 2000.
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- John Passarella
- John Passarella's debut novel,
the co-authored Wither, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel
and was an International Horror Guild Award finalist in the same category.
The feature film rights to Wither were purchased by Columbia Pictures
in a pre-emptive bid prior to the novel's publication. Wither was an
Editor's Choice and a horror bestseller on Amazon.com. Passarella's second
novel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble was a LOCUS bestseller.
His third novel, Angel: Avatar was published March 2001. He is an
active member of the HWA, SFWA and Garden State Horror Writers.
- Annie Patterson
Annie Patterson and Peter Blood spent years using group singing as a tool for building community and encouraging personal empowerment and
planetary healing. This led to the publication in 1988 of our songbook
Rise Up Singing (words & guitar chords to 1200 songs that is a
favorite tool for filkdom). Since 1988 we've traveled extensively with the songbook including recent tours in England and New
Annie is vocalist in the swing band Girls from Mars/Big Nite Out. Annie is producer and vocalist for the instructional
recordings ("teaching tapes") that accompany Rise Up Singing.
We're currently working on a sequel volume entitled
Wings with 1200 more songs.
We've been touched deeply by Ursula Le Guin novels and Ellen Kushner radio shows. We're trying to make it all happen out of a
funky old farmhouse beside a pond & woods not far from Philly.
- Teresa Patterson
- Teresa Patterson is the author of two world books focused on well known fantasy worlds. The first, with
Robert Jordan, The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time and the upcomming World of Shannara with
Terry Brooks. She has also written a number of fantasy stories published in anthologies such as The Tome of the
Vampires and numerous non-fiction articles. She has served two terms as President of the Association of Science
Fiction and Fantasy Artists, an organization dedicated to
promoting and educating artists and collectors. When not writing she works as a balloon sculptor and show horse
trainer. Her other interests include scuba diving, Tai Chi, medival reinactment, archery, and being a mom to an ever
growing number of cats.
Before becomming a writer she organized and ran science fiction conventions, got her Master Class rating as a
fantasy constumer, worked as a movie extra in films and ran a jousting and horseback combat show at a local
rennasiance fair. She currently lives in Texas with her roomate Morgana, nine cat children, and an ever changing number of
- Karen Penrose is a sultry jazz vocalist from Boston.
Teamed with Peter Suffredin, they bring a taste
of the 30's and 40's to the Millennium Philcon with classic torch songs and jazz standards.
- Pierre Pettinger
- I have been costuming with my wife Sandy for almost 20 years.
We compete at the Master level, and have won many awards.
Last year we were awarded the ICG (International Costumers'
Guild) Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Sandy Pettinger
- I have been costuming with my husband Pierre for almost 20 years.
We compete at the Master level, and have won many awards.
Last year we were awarded the ICG (International Costumers'
Guild) Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Charlie Petit
- Charlie Petit practices primarily
publishing, copyright, and trademark law on behalf of authors. Between
college (Washington University, AB English, AB Chemistry) and law school
(University of Illinois, JD), he misspent his early adulthood as a USAF officer.
Part of this time was further misspent studying for a PhD, but he just
couldn't finish that dissertation. After law school, he practiced in Chicago,
then worked as editor and counsel at a mid-major specialty publisher. He has
published a number of articles and books, primarily on legal issues.
- Tamora Pierce
- I was born in western PA's coal
country of a poor but tough hillbilly family, lived there for 13 years.
- John Pomeranz
- John Pomeranz has been a fan for
over 20 years and has tried everything fandom has to offer. He was
responsible for programming at Bucconeer, the 1998 Worldcon in Baltimore. He
is a past president of the Washington Science Fiction Association, and he
received a battlefield promotion to hotel liaison at the 1997 Disclave. He
occasionally writes and produces fannish musicals including Smoflahoma
and The Pirates of Fenzance. He sometimes lets his fannish interests
intrude into his work with the Alliance for Justice where he helps nonprofit
organizations understand the laws governing their lobbying and electoral
activities. He is happily married to fellow DC-area fan Kathi Overton.
- Andrew I. Porter
- Andrew I. Porter started SF
Chronicle in 1979 and sold it to DNA Publications in May, 2000; he
remains News Editor. A 25-time Hugo nominee, he won the Hugo in 1974 for Algol,
in 1993 and 1994 for SF Chronicle, and a 1992 Special British Fantasy
Award. A fan since 1960, he's published many zines, been in fan groups, was
Secretary for the 1967 Worldcon, and was fan Guest of Honor at the 1990
Worldcon. In publishing, he's been copy editor, assistant editor on F&SF,
associate editor at Lancer Books, editor and production manager on Boating
Industry, Rudder, Quick Frozen Foods (under Sam Moskowitz),
etc, and sold articles and photos to Publishers Weekly, OMNI,
and The New York Times. MilPhil is his 34th Worldcon.
- J. B. Post
- J. B. Post was born on 11-17-37
in Rochester, NY. Moved to Philadelphia in 1961. Spent 1962-1963 in the U. S.
Army. Worked at Free Library of Philadelphia until 1999. Only fannish claims
to fame are having co-founded an SF club in Rochester in the late 1950s and
having compiled An Atlas of Fantasy. Membership in PSFS problematical,
though I was an officer back in the 1960s.
- Karen Purcell
- Dr. Karen Purcell was born and
educated in Troy, NY. After receiving her BS at Pace University, she spent a
year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute working on a Masters in molecular
biology, as librarian at WRPI, and assisted in the box office at RPI Players
(needless to say, she didn't get her Masters). She graduated with the Class
of '92 from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell, the only
veterinary school in the United States with a theatre troupe. Dr. Karen has
worked as an associate veterinarian since graduation. In 1996, she spent her
spare time writing her first book, Essentials of Ferrets: A Guide for
Practitioners. Unfortunately, her ability to write fiction still remains
to be seen. In fandom, she can usually be found on the Art Show staff or
belly-dancing in the hallways. Her current fannish endeavors are focused on
costuming and program events.
- Tom Purdom
- Tom Purdom has been writing
science fiction since the late 50's. The editors who have bought his work
include legends like John W. Campbell and contemporary stars like Gardner
Dozois and Stanley Schmidt. In the 1990s, he has mostly written short stories
and novelettes which have appeared in Asimov's and been reprinted in
David Hartwell's Year's Best SF series and other anthologies. His Asimov's
novelette Fossil Games was a Hugo nominee in 2000. Most of his Asimov's
stories are now available electronically on
Alexandria Digital Literature
- Alis A. Rasmussen
- See Kate Elliott.
- Omar Rayyan
- Omar Rayyan was born in the
ancient city of Philadelphia, currently known as Amman, Jordan. He is now
busy making his own history as an illustrator in the U.S. His colorful and
detailed watercolors have been published in children's magazines and several
children's books. He has also created fantasy illustrations for many clients
including Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine and White Wolf. His
paintings have won many awards including a Silver Award in the Spectrum 7
annual, and he is currently nominated for a Chesley.
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- Katya Reimann
- Katya Reimann, a 1997 John W.
Campbell Award Nominee, is the author of the Chronicles of Tielmark: Wind
from a Foreign Sky (1996), A Tremor in the Bitter Earth (1998),
and Prince of Fire and Ashes (2002). She is currently at work on a
contemporary fantasy set in Boston and Cambridge, MA. The working title is Pattern-maker.
Katya lives in Saint Paul, MN, with her husband, Tim and her infant
- Mike Resnick
- Mike Resnick is the winner of
four Hugos plus major awards in the US, France, Japan, Spain, Poland and
Croatia. Author of 40+ novels, 130+ stories, 10+ collections, 2 screen plays
and editor of 20+ anthologies.
- Jennifer Roberson
- Author of the Chronicles of the
Cheysuli and Sword-Dancer series, historicals Lady of the Forest, Lady
of Sherwood (Robin Hood) and Scottish novel Lady of the Glen, and
collaborated with Melanie Rawn and Kate Elliott on World Fantasy Award
nominee The Golden Key. Has contributed short stories to anthologies,
collections, and magazines, and has edited three anthologies, including the
recently released Out of Avalon. Upcoming books include Sword-Sworn,
and the new Karavans series
- Madeleine Robins
- Madeleine Robins is the author of
eight novels; the most recently published, The Stone War, was a NY
Times Notable Book for 1999. Point of Honour, the first in a series of
hard-boiled mysteries set in an alternate English Regency, will be published
by Tor early in 2002. "La Vie en Ronde," a short story, was
recently published in Starlight III. She has been a nanny, a
theatrical swordfighter, and an editor of comic books, and lives in New York
City with two daughters and one patient spouse.
- Kevin Roche
- Kevin Roche has been costuming since he was old enough to draw eyes on
a paper bag and call it art. His costumes have been known to not only glow and
occasionally explore strange new universes all on their own.
Kevin was a founder of the Costumer's Guild West, has performed at Renaissance
and Dickens Fairs, directed "Dimensions In Design" at CostumeCon 12, was
featured as "Miss December" in a "Year of the Queen" drag calendar, and spent
two years working as "Mr. Leather" in San Jose's fetish/bdsm community.
He has lately been applying his stage, production, and design skills to
fundraising community performances and events, culminating in his recent
spectacular but unsuccessful bid to be elected Emperor of San Jose.
In the real world, Kevin is a research scientist at the IBM Almaden Research
Center in the field of magnetoelectronics.
- Gretchen Roper
- Gretchen Roper has been doing this for a long time. Her brother brought her to Discon 2 in '74 and she decided to hang
around. She used to dabble in costuming and fabric arts and thus became a huxter. A mutual friend introduced her to Bill Roper and
filk. In 1988 they founded Dodeka Records, on it's way to becoming the largest producer of Filk albums in fandom. She has served
on the comittees of 4 Chicago area conventions and been an assistant department head or better at the last three ChiCons. She has worked with Moebius Theatre and SpaceTime Theater...
She needs a rest.
- Edward R. Rosick
- Edward R. Rosick is a writer,
physician and neo-libertarian environmentalist living in central
Pennsylvania. His first novel, a science fiction/medical thriller, Crimson
Tears of Autumn Leaves, will be published this November as an e-book from
Hardball Word Factory Publications. He has had multiple speculative fiction
short stories published in magazines and anthologies, including Pulphouse:
A Fiction Magazine, FearsMag.com, and Bloodtype: A Hardcore Anthology.
He has authored numerous free lance articles on such subjects as genetic
engineering and infectious diseases for Discovery.com and Gale Group
Publishing. Currently, he is working on a near-future medical thriller
concerning the possible discovery of a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.
- Richard Paul Russo
- Richard Paul Russo has published
six novels, more than twenty short stories, and one story collection. His
books have been published in England, Germany, Italy, and Israel. His second
novel, Subterranean Gallery, won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award for
1989, and was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in England. Destroying
Angel was also a finalist for the Clarke Award. His two subsequent novels
– Carlucci’s Edge and Carlucci’s Heart – were both finalists
for the Philip K. Dick Award. His first story collection, Terminal Visions,
was published by Golden Gryphon in 2000. Ship of Fools, his newest
novel, has recently been published by Ace Books.
- Steve Saffel
- Del Rey Senior Editor Steve Saffel enjoys working on a wonderfully wide variety of projects, from original
novels by folks like John Shirley, Greg Keyes, Harry Turtledove, and David Gemmell to media-related titles in the
Babylon 5, Star Wars, and Spider-Man universes. He has been a member of the Del Rey team since 1995.
- Michelle Sagara
- See Michelle West
- Don Sakers
- Don Sakers was launched the same
time as Sputnik One. A Navy brat, he was born in Japan and lived in Scotland,
Hawaii, and California before his family settled in Maryland. In California,
rather like a latter-day Mowgli, he was raised by dogs. As a writer and
editor, Sakers had explored the thoughts of sapient trees, brought Carmen
Miranda's ghost to Space Station Three, and beaten the "Cold
Equations" scenario. Sakers recently celebrated his 25th anniversary of
attending SF conventions. He lives at Meerkat Meade in suburban Baltimore
with his spouse, costumer Thomas G. Atkinson.
- Ruth Sanderson
- Ruth Sanderson has retold and
illustrated numerous fairy tales, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses,
Papa Gatto, Rose Red and Snow White, The Crystal Mountain,
and The Golden Mare, The Firebird and the Magic Ring. Her original
fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won a number of awards. She is
currently working on a version of Cinderella, combining the French and
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- William A. S. Sarjeant
- Geologist, palaeontologist, folk
musician and writer. Born in Sheffield, England; settled in Canada 1972.
Professor, University of Saskatchewan; member of SaskCulture Board; Fellow,
Royal Society of Canada; medallist of the Geological Societies of London and
America. Author of the bibliography "Geologists and the History of
Geology" (ten volumes) and of some 500 other geological publications,
including works on dinosaurs, dinoflagellates and fossil footprints. Member
of the Prairie Higglers folksinging group (1 double-cassette, one CD).
Writer on crime fiction, SF and local history. Joint author (with C.A.
Bradley) of Mrs. Holmes of Baker Street; the Truth about Sherlock; as
Antony Swithin, author of the Rockall series of novels (four published as
- Steve Sawicki
- Steve Sawicki is a novelist,
screenwriter, short story writer, reviewer who has had work published in 2AM,
Science Fiction Review, Pirate Writings, and more than two
dozen other magazines. His novella, "Invisible Friends," was
published in Absolute Magnitude in the fall of 2000 to critical
acclaim. He currently writes review columns for Fantastic, Science
Fiction Chronicle, Dreams of Decadence and Scavengers
Newsletter. Sawicki is currently working on a horror novel, four short
stories and a screenplay. Sawicki also works with Barbara Chepaitis; together
they have written a novel, five screenplays and teleplay. They are currently
working on a novel and a screenplay.
- Robert J. Sawyer
- Robert J. Sawyer won the 1995
Best Novel Nebula Award (for The Terminal Experiment); he's also a
five-time Hugo nominee. Other award wins include the Japanese Seiun, Spain's Premio
UPC de Ciencia Ficcion, France's Le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire,
plus the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada and seven Aurora
Awards. Rob's novels include Golden Fleece, Far-Seer, Starplex,
Frameshift, Illegal Alien, Factoring Humanity, Flashforward,
and Calculating God. His website has been called "the largest
genre writer's home page in existence" by Interzone. He lives
just outside Toronto with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink.
- Sam Scheiner
- Sam Scheiner is a scientist and
fan who has been attending Worldcons and participating in programs longer
than he cares to admit. He is the author of over 50 scientific papers and 3
books in the fields of ecology, evolution and statistics. He also co-authored
a book with SF writer Phyllis Eisenstein on arthritis and the wonders of the vitamin
pantothenic acid. Currently he is working at the National Science Foundation
giving away lots of money so that people can do cool stuff.
- Stanley Schmidt
- Stanley Schmidt has contributed
numerous stories and articles to original anthologies, edited several
anthologies and published four novels (all recently re-released in various
digital forms), the non-fiction book Aliens and Alien Societies: A Writer's
Guide to Creating Extraterrestrial Life-Forms and hundreds of Analog
editorials. As editor of Analog, he has been nominated 21 times for
the Hugo Award for Best Professional editor. A new novel and a collection of
essays are forthcoming from Tor. He was Guest of Honor at BucConeer, the 1998
World Science Fiction Convention in Baltimore, and has been a Nebula Award
nominee for his fiction.
- Lawrence M. Schoen
- Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen spent ten
years as professor of cognitive psychology and another ten as the founder and
director of the Klingon Language Institute (based just outside of
Philadelphia). His fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines and
anthologies, in English, Dutch, and yes, Klingon. He is currently hard at
work on his third novel.
- Mary Schroeder-Blumke
- I teach English, creative
writing, and seminars on science fiction and world literature to Gifted
students at Central, America's second-oldest public high school, Philly's
academic magnet high school. Have a clone. Had to give up flying due to
health problems, but not before earning multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Now fly in my dreams and vicariously, through books, of which I own an
estimated 8,000, of which about 2,000 are science fiction, and most of which
I have read. Been re a ding science fiction since The Green Hills of Earth
was published. Yes, that makes me old.
- Melissa Scott
- Melissa Scott is from Little
Rock, Arkansas, and studied history at Harvard College and Brandeis
University, where she earned her PhD. in the comparative history program. In
1986, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and won Lambda
Literary Awards in 1996 and 1995 for Shadow Man and Trouble and Her
Friends, having previously been a three- time finalist (for Mighty
Good Road, Dreamships, and Burning Bright). Trouble and
Her Friends was also shortlisted for the Tiptree. Her most recent solo
novel, The Jazz, was published by Tor Books in the summer of 2000 and Point
of Dreams, a new project with long-time co-author Lisa A. Barnett, was
published in the spring of 2001. She lives with Barnett in New Hampshire.
- Mike Scott
- I entered fandom in 1982. I was on the committees of the 1988 and 1995 Eastercons (UK national convention), and
several smaller conventions. I am the online editor of the Hugo-nominated fanzine Plokta and am on the committee of the second
associated convention, plokta.con, Release 2.0.
- Shelly Shapiro
- Editorial Director of Del Rey
Books. I started at Del Rey in 1981 as Assistant Editor, and has been here
ever since. I am currently in charge of the Del Rey Star Wars fiction
program, and I also continue to work with authors such as Greg Bear, Anne
McCaffrey, Laurell K. Hamilton, Michael Reaves, R.A. Salvatore, and Jane
Jenson. Outside of Del Rey, I am co-developing a series of fantasy novels for
kids to be launched by Scholastic Books this August. I live on a lake in
rural New Jersey with my husband, daughter, and two cats, not to mention the
ducks, geese, and bears outside the house. I like to play computer games and
guitar in my spare time, of which there isn't any.
- Barclay Shaw
- Since turning to the arts
full-time in 1978, Barclay Shaw has painted well over 500 book and magazine
cover illustrations. His career as an artist began with commissions to do the
cover artwork for sixteen Harlan Ellison titles. Since then, he has worked
for virtually every major publishing house. His work has received Chesley
Awards and numerous Hugo Award nominations. His original art is displayed in
museum and gallery shows, and regularly at Science Fiction & Fantasy
Convention art shows.
- The art of Barclay Shaw stands
apart in its eclectic originality. His strikingly surreal imagery and
crystalline rendering style create a unique space within the arena of
- Although the majority of Shaw's
artwork centers on Science Fiction and Fantasy themes, his work covers an
extremely broad range of subject matter and use of materials: from painting
and sculpture to computer generated imagery and multimedia presentation. His
solid background in sculpture and design, along with his active interest in
animation and music production, make him uniquely qualified for the new
environments of 3-D computer art and multimedia design. His art studio
includes a full computer graphics system: Mac and NT platforms integrated
with digital audio, video and MIDI/synthesizers.
- Charles Sheffield
- Charles Sheffield has been
publishing SF since 1977, in addition to his work on high-resolution space
imagery. His most recent novels are The Spheres of Heaven (Baen) and Dark
as Day (Tor). He won both the Hugo and the Nebula for his novella
"Georgia on my Mind." He lives in Maryland with his wife, SF writer
Nancy Kress. Charles is a past president of SFWA.
- Magi Shepley
- Magi Shepley is a special education
teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. Magi graduated with a degree in
Special Education in 1996, and is enrolled in the M.Ed program for transition
planning at Johns Hopkins. She is an active volunteer with the American Red
Cross. She has a cat named Imp. Magi blames her addiction to SF on her mother
who would tell her not to read the many SF books at home. She has
managed to return the favor by telling her mother not to attend SF
Conventions... which resulted in Mom and Magi attending Buconneer and MilPhil
- Wendy Sheridan
- Wendy Sheridan has been a rabid SF fan since she could read. When given the
choice of attending her prom or the local Disclave, guess which one she picked? Wendy has
been a professional belly dancer and is currently the lead singer and bottle washer for Music
for the Goddess. She is the writer and editor of Mamawitch's Pagan Parenting Page, a web
site for parents following earth-centered Goddess spirituality, now in its fourth year online.
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- David Sherman
- David Sherman is the author of 14 novels about men at war.
His most recent book is Hangfire, Book 6 of the Starfist
series, which he co-authors with Dan Cragg. The first two
Starfist books are available as ebooks and audiobooks, with
more e- and audiobooks scheduled to be released. Sherman
and Cragg are currently working on the eighth book in the
series, and he has an unrelated fantasy series forthcoming
from Del Rey. David Sherman lives in Philadelphia.
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- Delia Sherman
- Delia Sherman is the author of
numerous short stories, as well as the novels Through a Brazen Mirror
and The Porcelain Dove (which won the Mythopoeic Award). With
fellow-fantasist and partner Ellen Kushner, she is co-author of "The
Fall of the Kings" in Bending the Landscape- and co-editor of The
Horns of Elfland. With Terri Windling, she co-edited The Essential
Bordertown. She is a contributing editor for Tor Books and a member of
the Tiptree Award Motherboard. She prefers cafes to home for writing and
traveling to staying put.
- Josepha Sherman
- Josepha Sherman is a fantasy and
ST novelist, editor, and folklorist. Her latest works include Son of
Darkness (fantasy, Roc books), St. Vulcan's Forge, with Susan
Shwartz (Pocket Books), Buffy: Deep Water, with Laura Anne Gilman
(Pocket Pulse), Folklore Volume Trickster Tales (August House), and Bill
Gates (Millbrook Press).
- Jim Shooter
- Jim Shooter, former Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics, has in the course of his career developed toys,
animation, films, TV, video game properties and even a float and balloon for the Macy's Parade. He's written live action
shows, children's books, comics, screenplays and books. He founded Voyager Communications Inc., publishers of
Valiant comics, Defiant and, in partnership with Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Entertainment, Broadway Comics. He
is currently serving as Executive Producer and Head of Creative Affairs for a new SF film and entertainment company, Phobos Entertainment. Disdaining sleep,
he is also writing an Avengers mini-series for Marvel Comics.
- H. Paul Shuch
- Dr. SETI is the name of the
blatant exhibitionist who inhabits the body of noted author and educator Dr.
H. Paul Shuch. A cross between Tom Lehrer and Carl Sagan, it is said that Dr.
SETI sings like Sagan and lectures like Lehrer. Armed with a laptop computer
and an acoustical guitar, Dr. SETI travels the world making the search for
life in space accessible to audiences as diverse as humanity itself. Since
the formation of the nonprofit, membership-supported SETI League in 1994, H.
Paul Shuch has served as its Executive Director, coordinating its science
mission and delivering hundreds of SETI presentations to thousands of
enthusiasts in a dozen countries on five continents and more than half of the
United States. At college campuses, science centers, public lecture halls,
and on television and radio, Dr. SETI's unique mix of science and song seeks
to educate as well as entertain. He compels the listener to contemplate a
fundamental question which has haunted humankind since first we realized that
the points of light in the night sky are other suns: Are We Alone?
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- Jed Shumsky
- Jed Shumsky has a Ph.D. in Neuropsychopharmacology and works as
a biomedical researcher and teacher at MCP Hahneman School of
Medicine and Drexel University. He is a
longtime comics fan and member of the Gaylaxians. He has a twenty year
history of organizing various science fiction clubs and conventions.
He has served as Program Chair for several Gaylaxicons. He currently
serves as the Treasurer of the Gaylactic Network and facilitator of teh
SF Book Club at Borders in Bryn Mawr.
- Susan Shwartz
- David Silver
- Mr. Silver is a retired lawyer, who has read Robert A. Heinlein's works since he was
eleven, and serves as Secretary-Treasurer of The Heinlein Society, a literary society organized as
a 501(c)(3) educational charity.
- Robert Silverberg
- Robert Silverberg has been
writing science fiction and fantasy since the 1950s. He attended his first
Worldcon in Philadelphia 48 years ago.
- Janna Silverstein
- Janna Silverstein is a writer,
editor, book reviewer, and teacher living in Seattle. Her work has appeared
in Talebones magazine, Ghosttide (book; anthology), Marion
Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Spindrift (journal), Between
The Lines (journal), and on Expedia.com (Web site), among others. From
1985 to 1994 she was an editor at Bantam Spectra, working with authors such
as David Gerrold, Katharine Kerr, Vonda Mcintyre, Michael A. Stackpole,
Tricia Sullivan, Kathy Tyers, Paula Volsky, Elisabeth Vonarburg and Angus
Wells, among others. She also co-editor the speculative fiction anthology Full
Spectrum 5 (Bantam Books, 1995) with Jennifer Hershey and Tom Dupree.
- Susan Sizemore
- Minnesota author Susan Sizemore
writes the dark fantasy Laws of the Blood series for Ace Science Fiction and
historical romance for Avon. She also edits and writes science fiction for
Speculation Press and has published short stories in DAW fantasy anthologies.
- Kathleen Sloan
- Kathleen Sloan has been active in fandom and filking for
over 25 years. Originally from Ohio she now lives in Denver.
She is active attending and participating in filk conventions
Kathleen is the Mountain State area representitive to
Interfilk, a filk fan fund. She can be heard on "Filk Dreams,"
Songs from Filkontario 9.
- Joan Slonczewski
- Joan Slonczewski's books explore gene technology and future medicine, new
religions, and alien sexualities. Brain Plague (Tor, 2000), a Nebula contender,
shows intelligent alien microbes that enhance human brain power--at a price. The
genesis of these unique addictive aliens is depicted in The Children Star (Tor,
1998). Slonczewski's Cambell-award winner A Door into Ocean (Tor reprint) creates
a world covered entirely by ocean, inhabited by an all-female race of humans who
use genetic engineering to defend their unique ecosystem. In Daughter of Elysium
(Avon, 1993) biologists engineer humans to live for thousands of years, then face
a revolt by the machines that made it possible. Slonczewski teaches biology at
Kenyon College, where she does genetics experiments on E. coli bacteria.
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- Christy Hardin Smith
- Christy Hardin Smith lives a
double life as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney putting skanky criminals in
jail by day, and tapping on a laptop as an aspiring science fiction and
fantasy writer by night. She was most recently published in Colonies
magazine, with a story entitled "The Fox Mutiny," the first of a
series set in this storyline. Additionally, Christy provides
nonfiction reviews for a Web site. Her husband Bill, two miniature
dachshunds and two cats constantly stare over her shoulders wondering what
her fingers will type next -- or maybe when dinner will be ready. Christy is
currently putting the finishing touches on her first novel.
- Dick Smith
- Dick Smith discovered fandom in
the late '70s, and became very active in fandom after moving to Chicago and
joining the Thursday Meeting group there. He co-founded WindyApa and The Old
Farts' Relaxicon, both of which are now defunct. He published the
Hogu-winning gossipzine Uncle Dick's, may have another issue Real Soon
- With his wife Leah, he has
co-chaired Ditto (a fanzine convention) and FanHistoricon (a fan history
convention). They will co-chair a convention which combines Ditto and
FanHistoriCon in October 2001. Their fanzine Stet has been thrice nominated
for the Hugo Award for best fanzine. They were elected the 1993 DUFF
delegates from North America to Australia, and, while on their DUFF trip,
were persuaded to act in a promotional capacity for the bid for Melbourne in
- Dick is known within fandom for
his interest in antique printing techniques; the Smith Home houses a
collection of printing equipment including Letterpress, Spirit Duplicators,
and Mimeograph machines, plus several obsolete computers.
- In the mundane world, Dick does
something complicated using computers... which he will be glad to explain in
- Douglas Smith
- Doug's stories have appeared in
professional magazines and anthologies in eight countries and six languages,
including Amazing Stories, Cicada, Interzone and The
Third Alternative. Doug is a finalist for the 2001 John W. Campbell Award
for best new SF&F writer, voted on by attendees at this year's Millennium
Philcon. He recently won a 2001 Aurora Award for short fiction, given
annually to Canadian SF&F writers. He is a five-time finalist for the
Aurora and has twice been selected for honorable mention in The Year's Best
Fantasy & Horror. Doug lives just north of Toronto with his wife and two
sons. Like the rest of humanity, he is working on a novel.
- Josh Smith
- Josh Smith is a paleontologist at the University of Pennsylvania, who helped to unearth the Paralititan stromeri in Egypt, one of the largest dinosaurs ever
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- Kristine Smith
- Kristine Smith was born in
Buffalo, NY. She grew up in Florida, and graduated from the University of
South Florida with a BS in Chemistry. She’s spent almost her entire working
career in manufacturing/R&D of one kind or another, and has worked for
the same northern Illinois pharmaceutical manufacturer for almost 14 years.
- Her novels are Code of Conduct,
which was a finalist for the 1999 Philip K Dick Award, and Rules of
Conflict. The third book in the Jani Kilian series, Law of Survival,
will be released in October 2001.
- Leah Zeldes Smith
- Science-fiction writer Leah A.
Zeldes is the obscure author of a handful of short stories, published in
anthologies. In her somewhat better known persona of Leah Zeldes Smith, she
is a longtime actifan based in Chicago. On an irregular basis since 1990, she
and her husband, Dick Smith, have published Stet, a thrice Hugo-nominated
fanzine primarily concerned with fandom and its denizens. The couple has also
been involved in numerous conventions, including organizing the exhibits at
Chicon last year. In 1993, they won the Down Under Fan Fund, and traveled as
delegates to the Australian National SF Convention in Perth. In mundane life,
Smith works for a newspaper chain, where she is managing editor in charge of
the food, features and entertainment sections for 14 editions and writes
editorials and restaurant and theater reviews.
- Melinda M. Snodgrass
- Melinda M. Snodgrass is a
novelist and screenwriter. She wrote the pilot episode for The Outer
Limits, an adaptation of George R.R. Martin's Sandkings. She was
also on staff on ST:TNG. Her works in science fiction include the
Circuit trilogy, and her work as co-editor and contributor to Wild Cards. She
is presently at work on a WWII thriller, a new science fiction novel, and a
military television pilot. She finds relaxation by riding her Grand Prix
- Wendy Snow-Lang
- Wendy Snow-Lang has illustrated for small press
and semi-pro zines such as Aboriginal Science Fiction.
She created, wrote and illustrated
The Night's Children comic book. She is now working
on an historical fiction novel. With her husband
Charles Lang, she exhibits every October for Salem
MA's Haunted Happenings Halloween Festival.
- Anne Sowards
- Anne Sowards is an Associate Editor at Ace Books, where she has worked for the past 5 years. She taught herself to
read at age 4, moved from fairy tales on to her dad's science fiction collection, and has not stopped reading since. Born in Wisconsin,
she also lived in Pennsylvania and Georgia before graduating from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She now lives in New
- Bud Sparhawk
- Bud Sparhawk is a writer of
mostly hard science fiction. He started writing in 1975 with three sales to Analog.
Thirteen years later he returned to writing and his stories have been
appearing regularly in Analog and infrequently in other print, on-line
magazines, and anthologies. He has been a Nebula finalist. He lives with his
wife in Annapolis, Maryland and is a frequent sailor on the Chesapeake Bay.
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- Wen Spencer
- Born in 1963, Wen Spencer grew up
on the family farm in Evans City, Pennsylvania. Not ones to be typical, Wen’s
family raised mink, ring-neck pheasants, Shetland ponies, quail, geese, turkeys,
rabbits, German shepherds, Labrador retrievers, and Christmas trees.
Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Information
Science, Wen worked various jobs from aluminum expediting to medical research
and museum renovation . Having lived in Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods of
Oakland, Bloomfield, Bellevue, Avalon and Ben Avon for almost twenty years,
it seemed only natural to set Wen's SF mystery series there. Alien Taste,
and its sequel, Tainted Trail are being published by Roc Books.
- Norman Spinrad
- Norman Spinrad is the author of about 20 novels, including Bug Jack
Barron, The Iron Dream, Russian Spring, and
Pictures at 11 as well as 50 short stories, two full length screenplays,
one of which has been produced.
His short novel journals of the plague years has twice been adapted for the theater. He is a literary critic, political essayist, and
He has written the lyrics and collaborated on the music for half the
on the recent Heldon album Only Chaos Is Real and wrote and performed
song on last year's Schizotrope album. Recently he has been performing
live with various incarnations of Heldon and Schizotrope. His most
novel, Greenhouse Summer, was published by Tor. Next will be
King, to be published by Knopf, schedule not yet determined.
- Kevin Standlee
- Kevin Standlee chaired the successful Bay Area in 2002 Worldcon bid (now ConJosé). Since 1990, he has been helping
organize conventions in roles from gopher to Worldcon Deputy Chairman.
Kevin is an acknowledged expert on Worldcon's official rules. He chaired the 1995 WSFS Business Meeting, will chair the 2002
meeting, and has been one of the head-table staff every year but one since 1991.
Besides SF fandom, Kevin's hobbies include a love of trains and rail transit. He works as an engineer for a large third-party logistics
company in Redwood City, California.
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- Allen Steele
- Allen Steele is the author of
nine novels and three collections of short fiction. His stories have twice received
the Hugo Award and the Locus Award as well as the Seiun Award, and have been
nominated for the Nebula and Sturgeon awards. His most recent novel is Chronospace.
He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife Linda and three dogs.
- Lisa J. Steele
- Lisa J. Steele is a criminal
defense attorney and author based in Massachusetts. She has represented
clients accused of crimes ranging from minor traffic offenses to capital
murder. She is the author of several legal articles about criminal defense.
She is the author of GURPS:Cops by Steve Jackson Games and also the author of
two White Rose Publishing source books: Fief and Medieval France.
Her interests range from science fiction to economics to medieval history to
- Julie Stickler
- Julie Stickler is the author of
the NeoFan Manifesto, and is interested in helping those new to fandom to
assimilate fan culture. She discovered two different faces of science fiction
when she was eleven years old. Her second-best friend loaned her Anne McCaffrey’s
Restoree, and her father took her to see Star Wars (back when
there was only one…). In the years since then she has dabbled in many aspects
of fandom, as a gamer, Trekkie and media fan, fan club officer, convention
volunteer and organizer, costumer, comic book collector, bookseller and
- Steve Stiles
- Steve Stiles received his first
fanzine in 1957 and has been enthusiastically active in SF fandom ever since,
publishing fanzines and writing and drawing for them. In 1968 he was elected
TAFF representative and in 1998 he won the first annual Bill Rotsler Award.
As a professional artist he's been active since 1973, starting out with
underground comics and Marvel's British department, and going on for a ten
year stint with the Eisner and Harvey award-winning Xenozoic Tales as
well as a wide number of other comics. One of his favorite works is The
Adventures of Professor Thintwhistle And His Incredible Aether Flyer, a
collaboration with author Richard Lupoff. Currently Steve's working on an
educational strip for Inspiration Rocket and a story for Witzend,
a magazine first launched by SF artist Wally Wood.
- S.M. Stirling
- S.M. Stirling was born in France
to Canadian and English parents, and has lived there, in Africa, and various
parts of North America. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with
his spouse Janet Stirling, also a writer, and there practices vices and
hobbies which include martial arts, history, anthropology, travel and
- His first book was Snowbrother,
a heroic fantasy, in 1984; since then he has written extensively in alternate
history (the Draka series) and several collaborations. More recent is the
Nantucket trilogy from ROC books: Island in the Sea of Time, Against
the Tide of Years, and On the Oceans of Eternity, in which the
island of Nantucket is transported to 1250 BC and the inhabitants must adapt
-- and adapt the world to them.
- Publications in 2001 include T2:
Infiltrator, set in the universe of the Terminator books, and an
independent alternate-history The Peshawar Lancers from ROC books.
- Ian Randal Strock
- Ian Randal Strock, when not busy
saving the world from aliens from the Xth dimension, is the Editor and
Publisher of Artemis Magazine, the Director
of Publicity for the Artemis Project
(a commercial venture to build a lunar
colony: "We're going back to the Moon. We're doing it is a commercial
venture. And you can come, too!"), and the vice president
of The Lunar Resources Company. His writing has won two
AnLabs, and appeared in such diverse places as Analog, Games,
and The New York Times. He served two terms as president of Greater
New York Mensa and two as treasurer of SFWA.
- Peter Suffredin
Peter Suffredin is a jazz pianist who has been performing at conventions in the
Chicago area for over 7 years. While performing at Chicon last year, Peter teamed up with
Karen Penrose, a sultry jazz vocalist from Boston. Together, Peter and Karen bring a taste
of the 30's and 40's to the Millennium Philcon with classic torch songs and jazz standards.
- Jonathon Sullivan
- I'm an assistant professor of
Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University/Detroit Receiving Hospital, where
I see patients and teach. I am also an NIH-funded scientist; my research
focuses on neuronal death and brain resuscitation after cardiac arrest and
head trauma. I write a science column entitled "Quantum Meat" for
My story, "The Guerdon Earth," will appear in the Darkfire V
anthology, edited by Bruce Holland Rogers, in August 2001. My friends call me
- Sandy Swank
- Sandy Swank is a costumer who
quickly came up through the ranks since the 1997 Philcon Masquerade, where he
won his first costuming award. Since then Sandy has won awards for his
costuming at Costume Con 17, Darkover Con, 1999 Philcon and most recently,
along with other members of The Lunatic Phrynge at Chicon 2000, for "Mad
Cows through History," as well as directed the 2000 Philcon Masquerade.
Sandy is a Philadelphia historical tour guide, American Civil War re-enactor,
and member of the SCA.
- Michael Swanwick
- Michael Swanwick has lived in
Philadelphia for most of his life. He writes both science fiction and fantasy
stories and novels, for which he has received the Hugo, Nebula, World
Fantasy, and Sturgeon Awards. His most recent novel is Jack Faust.
Forthcoming from Eos in February is Bones of the Earth, a novel about
dinosaurs, paleontology, and the fate of humanity. A collection of his
short-short fiction and a book-length interview with Gardner Dozois are both
scheduled to premiere at the Millennium Philcon. Currently, he is writing
"Michael Swanwick's Periodic Table of Science Fiction," for Sci
Fiction, one short-short a week for every element in the periodic table.
- Antony Swithin
- See William A. S. Sarjeant.
- Isaac Szpindel
- Dr. Isaac Szpindel is a
Toronto-based author, screenwriter, producer, electrical engineer and
neurologist. Writing credits include "Downcast," in Parsec;
"Mortal Coils," coming also from Parsec; and "By Its
Cover," which will appear in Tales from the Wonder Zone: Explorer.
Isaac is executive producer of the award-winning short-film
"Hoverboy," screenwriter for the feature-film, Dark Matter,
and is presently head writer/story editor for a new, internationally
produced, animated SF action/adventure TV series. Other writing currently in
production or on the air includes series TV for Warner Bros. and an exciting
new SF feature-film that he has recently been hired to pen.
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- Cecilia Tan
- Cecilia Tan is the author of Black
Feathers (HarperCollins, 1998) and the editor/publisher of Circlet Press,
an independent book publisher specializing in erotic science fiction. Her
short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Absolute Magnitude, Best
American Erotica, Ms., and many, many other places. Her
long-awaited erotic novel, The Velderet, is finally finished and is
out from Circlet Press, if not by today, then any day now. Cecilia is also a
rabid baseball fanatic.
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- William Tenn
- William Tenn, one of the premire writers of satiric SF,
has recently had two collections of his works published by
NESFA Press. He is also the official speaker at the
Worldcon edition of the PSFS meeting. William Tenn taught English at Penn
State under his real name, Phil Klass.
- Amy Thomson
- Amy Thomson is the author of Through
Alien Eyes, The Color of Distance, and Virtual Girl. She
won the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer in 1994. The Color of
Distance was nominated for the 1995 Philip K. Dick Award. She is a member
of the National Writer's Union and the Science Fiction Writers of America.
- Lois Tilton
- Lois Tilton's latest novel is the
vampire fantasy Darkspawn. She was recently elected to the SFWA Board
of Directors as a regional representative.
- Shane Tourtellotte
- Shane Tourtellotte writes short SF in Analog and
Artemis, and was a Campbell Award finalist last year. His
most recent Analog story was a collaboration with past Campbell winner Michael Burstein. He also writes humor (with
periodic SF themes) at the
Grudge Match website.
- Diane Turnshek
- Diane Turnshek stacks careers.
First an astronomer, then a mom four times over, now a science fiction
writer. In 1998, Arlan Andrews awarded her the Arlan's Choice Award for her
novelette "Dancing in the Light." Her romantic Analog
stories lead to a scifi.com chat (transcripts online: June 13, 2000). She
moderates the popular Inkspot.com Young Writers: Speculative Fiction Forum,
runs the WorD writers' group in Pittsburgh, PA, and is an original member of
the SFWA JR Membership Committee. She has been a program participant at Confluence
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- Harry Turtledove
- Harry Turtledove is an escaped
historian who writes alternate history, historical fiction, and, as H. N. Turteltaub,
historical fiction. Recent books include Colonization: Aftershocks, Through
the Darkness, American Empire: Blood and Iron, and Over the
Wine-Dark Sea. He is a Hugo and Sidewise Award winner, and a multiple
Hugo and Nebula finalist.
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- Mary A. Turzillo
- Mary A. Turzillo's story,
"Mars Is No Place for Children," won the 1999 Nebula award for Best
Science Fiction Novelette. A former Kent State University professor, she has
published stories in F&SF, Interzone, Science Fiction
Age, Weird Tales, and anthologies in the United States, Germany,
Italy, and Japan, as well as two volumes of criticism, two chapbooks plus
other poetry in a wide variety of periodicals. Her most recent sales were
"More Ways to Tell if your Cat Is a Space Alien," to Asimov's,
"Bottle Babies" to Dark Terrors 5, and "When Gretchen
Was Human" to The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women. She
placed second in the 1997 Rhysling Awards for Speculative Poetry and was a
finalist in the British Science Fiction Association Award for "Eat or Be
Eaten: a Love Story." She has sold nonfiction to Redbook, Ohio
Writer, and Northern Ohio Live. When not fending off the
affectionate attentions of her cats, she is working on a novel about the
future adventures of Kapera Smythe, a girl who contacts leukemia from living
unprotected from radiation by the thin Martian atmosphere. She has a son,
Jack Brizzi Jr., and lives in Berea with her husband, award-winning science
fiction writer Geoffrey A. Landis.
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- Christine Valada
- Christine Valada has served as
SFWA attorney since 1996. She currently represents Harlan Ellison in a major lawsuit
against Internet piracy and the services which permit it to proliferate. She
practices copyright and entertainment law in Los Angeles and is a frequent
speaker on legal issues facing writers and artists. Christine's professional
photographic work is well-known to the science fiction community and her
portraits of authors and artists have been published world-wide.
- Eric M. Van
- Eric M. Van is a Special Student
affiliated with the Graduate Department of Psychology at Harvard University
(glacially en route to a Ph.D.); he has recently renewed his passion for
cutting-edge physics (his original undergraduate major there). He was
database manager of the Philip K. Dick Society; his observations on PKD have
appeared in NYRSF. More often than not he is Program Chair of
Readercon. He is at work for a bunch of music reviews for Crawdaddy,
and is known as the "statistical guru" of the Boston Red Sox Usenet
newsgroup. He lives in Watertown, Mass.
- Gordon Van Gelder
- Gordon Van Gelder worked as an
editor for St. Martin's Press for twelve years. During that time, he also
worked on The New York Review of Science Fiction for four years. Since
1997, he has been the Editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science
- James Van Pelt
- One of the 1999 finalists for the
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, James Van Pelt teaches high
school and college English in western Colorado. His fiction has appeared in,
among other places, Analog, Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy
and Weird Tales. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have twice included
his stories in the honorable mention list of The Year’s Best Fantasy and
Horror. When he’s not teaching, writing or raising kids, he hunts for an
agent to represent his first novel. His wife and three sons think he tells a
pretty good bed-time story.
- Tom Veal
- Tom Veal was chairman of Chicon
2000, last year's Worldcon, and is grateful to now be retired from that role.
In what passes for "real life," he practices law, specializing in
pension plans and other employee benefits.
- Jo Walton
- Jo Walton lives in Wales with her
son Sasha and on Usenet with hundreds of friends and relations. Her
publications include The King's Peace (Tor 2000), and the forthcoming
sequel The King's Name (Tor 2001). Her poetry appears on her web page
and in a collection from Rune Press, Muses and Lurkers (2001).
- Len Wein
- Writer and editor at DC comics,
Marvel Comics, Disney Comics, others. Co-creator of Swamp Thing, the Human
Target, and the X-Men's Wolverine and Storm among many
other characters. Have written almost every major comics characters, from
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men, dozens of others.
Have written 60+ episodes of such animated TV series as Batman, Spider-Man,
X-Men, ReBoot, War Planets, Beast Wars, Exo-Squad, Action Man, Godzilla, many
others. Am currently writing the Victorian monthly comic, a Batman/Edgar
Allan Poe mini-series, and a feature film.
- Dave Weingart
- Dave Weingart is a filker,
costumer, occasional fanzine pubber and peripheral SMOF. He's been nominated
for a Pegasus award for his music and has appeared in the WorldCon masquerade
as a giant beet. In his copious free time, he dreams of becoming Iron Chef
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- Toni Weisskopf
- Toni Weisskopf is a long time
Southern fan, reader of SF, and executive editor at Baen Books. Under the
name T.K.F. Weisskopf she is the co-editor, with Greg Cox, of two SF
anthologies for Baen: Tomorrow Sucks and Tomorrow Bites, about
vampires and werewolves respectively. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and
annotated the definitive volume of subversive children's folklore, Greasy
Grimy Gopher Guts, published by August House. A graduate of Oberlin
College with a degree in anthropology, Weisskopf is the mother of a
delightful eight-year old daughter. She is currently working on a biography
of Wilson "Bob" Tucker in her copious spare time.
- Jerry Weist
- Jerry Weist attended his first
Worldcon in 1966 at Cleveland. Shortly afterward he published the first issue
of the ground-breaking EC fanzine SQUA TRONT. After many other
conventions and years he opened the Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square in
1974 and the following year the Science fantasy Book Store (one of the first
specialty SF book stores in America). Eventually he became consultant for
Sotheby's auction house in NYC during 1991-2000 mounting over 11 comic book,
SF, and Mad auctions that totaled sales in excess of $14,000,000. He
is currently working on The Illustrated Ray Bradbury for Harry Abram
Publishers, and is author of the Comic Art and SF Art Guide 2nd
- Michelle West
- Michelle West had published 4
novels under the name Michelle Sagara, and 6 under the West by-line with DAW
books. She reviews books quarterly for F&SF and occasionally for other
venues. Her most recent novel is Sea of Sorrows, published by DAW
books; she is hard at work on the last volume of the current series, The
Sun Sword. Well, she is when she's not h/a/v/i/n/g/ f/u/n/ working at
- Andrew Wheeler
- Andrew Wheeler has been, at various times in his illustrious career, a fusion-drive steam fitter, Lord High Commissioner of Femtotechnology,
Special Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Centaurans, and Minister of Finance of the breakaway government of NGC-1471A. But he's much better known for
being an outrageous liar and an editor with the Science Fiction Book Club. He has no notable publications and no scandalous stories about past Woldcon
GoHs. He persists in believing he has a sense of humor, despite all evidence to the contrary.
- Michael Whelan
- Michael Whelan has been a premier
fantasy/SF illustrator for the last 24 years. He has created hundreds of
paintings seen on book covers, magazines, record albums, galleries and
- He is a fourteen-time Hugo winner
and a three time recipient of the Howard Award for Best Artist. The readers
of Locus have awarded Whelan the Best Professional Artist Award for 20 years
running. In 1994, he won a Grumbacher Gold Medal, and in 1997 he was awarded
a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators and an Award for Excellence in
the Communications Arts Annual. Most recently, his painting The Reach
won a gold medal in the Spectrum fantasy art annual.
- Ted White
- I've been an active fan since 1951, when I was 13. Since then I've published a number of major fanzines, ranging from
Void to Blat!, I co-chaired the 1967 Worldcon (NyCon3), and I was Fan GoH at the 1985 Worldcon in Melbourne. I began selling
SF professionally in 1962, with stories sold to Amazing and If
magazines the same day. I've since published 18 books, all but one
science fiction or fantasy. In 1963 I became an assistant editor of F&SF; five years later I became the editor of Amazing Stories and Fantastic magazines. In 1979 I moved to the editorship of Heavy Metal magazine.
In recent years I was
editorial director of Stardate magazine and Channel Manager at Collectingchannel.com (handling comics, music, and entertainment).
Currently I maintain my own Dr Progresso website, which is devoted to progressive music.
- Tom Whitmore
- Tom Whitmore has been a partner
in The Other Change of Hobbit for 24 years, is a professional message
therapist in Seattle and is chairing the Worldcon in 2002 in San Jose. He
urges you to volunteer at the con of your choice.
- Art Widner
- Started The Stranger Club, first
fan club in Boston, 1939. Published Fanfare 1940-43 (10 ish), YHOS
for FAPA (57 ish), 1940 to present, with a gap of only 34 years, no longer
the record, QUARO for SAPS (33 ish), 1984 to present, plus many
assorted apazines. Invented first SF board game, INTERPLANETARY, 1943.
Perfect attendance at all 18 Corflus (fanzine fan's con). Fan GOH @ Noreascon
3, Norwescon, Westercon etc. Taught SF Lit course college level 10 yrs.
- Rick Wilber
- Rick Wilber has published dozens
of short stories in Asimov's, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog
and elsewhere. They sometimes feature baseball, and his collection of
baseball-themed fantasy Where Garagiola Waits (Univ. of Tampa
Press)was a finalist for the Dave Moore Award for best baseball book of 1999.
A journalism professor at the University of South Florida, he is the author
of several college textbooks, as well as the recent novel To Leuchars
(based on his S'hudonni Empire stories) and the forthcoming novel Bone
- Sheila Williams
- Sheila Williams is the executive
editor of Asimov's Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and
Fact. She has been with the magazines for over nineteen years. Ms.
Williams is also the co-founder of the Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate
Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. In addition, she
coordinates the websites for Asimov's and Analog.
- Ms. Williams is the co-editor, with
Connie Willis, of A Women's Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About
Women, which will be out soon from Warner Aspect. She has edited or
co-edited over a dozen other anthologies. She lives in New York City with her
husband, David Bruce, and their seven-year-old daughter, Irene.
- Walter Jon Williams
- Walter Jon Williams is the author
of Hardwired, Aristoi, and the sequence beginning with Metropolitan.
He has also written for film and television.
- Connie Willis
- Connie Willis holds the all-time
record for Nebula Awards won (six) and Hugo fiction writing awards (eight),
most recently for the "Winds of the Marble Arch." She is the author
of Passage, Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog,
and Bellweather and is currently working on a comic novel about
Roswell. She is a con junkie, sings in the choir and loves Dorothy Sayers, P.
G. Wodehouse and the movies. She used to love Harrison Ford til he started
acting like a jerk.
- Robert Charles Wilson
- I was born in California in 1953 but I've lived most of my life in Canada. I've
written ten novels, including the Hugo Award finalist
Darwinia and the Philip K. Dick Award
winner Mysterium. My short story collection The Perseids and Other Stories was published
in 2000, and my newest novel is The Chronoliths (Tor, 2001).
- Eleanor Wood
- Eleanor Wood is President of
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc., which represents many distinguished science
fiction and fantasy writers as well as fiction and nonfiction authors in
- Ben Yalow
- I've attended about 500 cons,
including the last 30 Worldcons, and worked on about 200 of them. I've edited
two collections of Dave Langford's work, both of which were nominated for
Hugo Awards, and am editing a two volume collection of the complete
SF/Fantasy of Fredric Brown.
- Pat York
- Pat York teaches elementary
school in Buffalo, New York. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines
and anthologies including Realms of Fantasy, Full Spectrum 5, Silver
Birch, Blood Moon and in the upcoming Explorers, a book in
the tales from the Wonder Zone academic SF anthology. She has been on
the preliminary Nebula ballot three times. This year she was a Nebula
finalist for the story "You Wandered Off Like A Foolish Child To Break
Your Heart And Mine."
- Jamie Warren Youll
- Jamie Youll was born in Georgia
to Army parents and traveled throughout the United States and Puerto Rico for
most of her childhood. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology
with an Associate degree in Applied Science, then completed her Bachelor of
Arts degree through the CUNY Baccalaureate program. Jamie Youll has worked
for Ace Books, Ballantine Books, and is now currently an Art Director at the
Bantam Dell Publishing Company. She has been awarded five Chesley Awards from
the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy artists for best Art Director.
- Paul Youll
- Paul Youll, born in Hartlepool
England in 1965, attended Sunderland University. Graduated in 1986, worked at
Durham Cathedral for a short time. First science fiction commission - Bantam
Books, New York, 1987 after numerous SF and fantasy commissions and 10
Lucasfilm Star Wars X Wing novels. Currently working on several DAW, Random
House, Bookspan and Tor projects.
- Ann Tonsor Zeddies
- I published two novels: Deathgift
and Sky Road, and a story, "To See Heaven in a Wild Flower"
in The Ultimate Silver Surfer. Lately she has taken to writing more
books under an assumed name, Toni Anzetti.
- Sarah Zettel
- Sarah Zettel was born in the
wilds of northern California in 1966. She is the descendant of Scottish
cattle thieves and messengers to the German Kings. It's illustrious ancestry
to live up to, but she tries by writing science fiction and fantasy. Her
latest SF novel is Kingdom of Cages, and is down in the dealers room
right now. Her first fantasy novel, The Empress's Curse will be
available in March.
- Bryan Zubalsky
- Bryan Zubalsky is a seventeen
year old writer currently living in New York State. He began reading at a
young age, and fell in love with the Arthurian legends and the works of
Tolkien. Their influence shows in his stories, which are mostly about a dead
guy and a skinny pyromaniac. In addition to dabbling in short stories, Bryan
also enjoys writing poetry. His hobbies include writing, reading, listening to music, and not
- Dani Zweig
Dani Zweig started reading science fiction and fantasy since second grade
("Space Cat"). His more mature SF/F reading habits continue to involve large quantities of
mind candy. His retrospective SF/F review series for the Internet include "Belated Reviews,"
"Postscripts to Belated Reviews," and "Unnumbered Reviews."