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TammyJo Eckhart is a regular at Inconjunction bringing her fan love of TV, Movies, and Books as well as her experience as an author, educator, and former activist. 12 of her books have been published, both fiction and non-fiction. She has also been part of eight fiction and non-fiction anthologies as well as published in some magazines and journals. You can find out more about her at http://tammyjoeckhart.com/
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Bishop Stevens is a former WCW pro-wrestler who turned actor in 2013. Bishop became a pro wrestler and trained with the legendary Harley Race and signed with World Championship Wrestling which was later purchased by the WWF (now the WWE). While training at the WWE training center in Memphis Tn and Lousiville Ky he worked with other wrestlers who have turned actor such as Kurt Angle and The Rock. . Bishop started his acting career with small roles on such TV shows like NBC's Crisis and NBC's Chicago PD, before landing a recurring role Fox's hit show EMPIRE as one of the main Security Officers inside the Empire offices, where he would be side by side in scenes with the shows main stars Taraji Henson , Terrence Howard and the shows special guest. Since his role on Empire Bishop has moved into feature films working along side some of Hollywood's most well known actors including Lobo Sebastian, Victor Garber, Danny Glover and Raymond Berry and even had the pleasure to work with Walking Dead Stars Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun.
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido has written for more than two dozen different licensed universes, including Star Trek (dozens of pieces of fiction, most recently The Klingon Art of War), Stargate SG-1 (the new novel Kali's Wrath and a short story in Far Horizons), Firefly (the novelization of Serenity and an adventure for the Firefly RPG), Farscape (the "fifth-season" comics published from 2008-2011, written with series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon), Heroes Reborn (Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World), Sleepy Hollow (Children of the Revolution), Supernatural (Nevermore, Bone Key, and Heart of the Dragon), World of Warcraft (Cycle of Hatred), Doctor Who (short stories in Decalog 3: Consequences and Destination Prague), The X-Files (a short story in Trust No One), Marvel Comics (two Spider-Man novels, a bunch of short stories, and the Tales of Asgard trilogy starring Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three), and tons more. His original work includes the "Precinct" series of fantasy police procedurals, starting with Dragon Precinct in 2004 and continuing through half a dozen books and short stories; a cycle of urban fantasy short stories taking place in Key West that have appeared in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav Weirdness Magnet, Out of Tune, Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Buzzy Mag, and Story of the Month Club; the Super City Police Department stories and novels (The Case of the Claw and stories in With Great Power and The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, with more to come); and an upcoming series of urban fantasy novels based in New York City featuring a monster hunter named Bram Gold. In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again. He has been doing rewatches of shows in the Star Trek and Stargate franchises for Tor.com since 2011, as well as the 1966 Batman. Keith is also a freelance editor, a second-degree black belt in karate, a veteran podcaster, a member of the Liars Club, an avid baseball fan, and probably some other stuff that he can't remember due to the lack of sleep. Find out less at his cheerfully retro web site at DeCandido.net.
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E Susan Baugh
Susan Baugh is a Librarian (you never really retire if you are a librarian), writer, and a reader. She likes to garden, read, watch television & movies, surf the Internet, play with her grandchildren, and travel. Susan broke several bones in her left arm (fell off a Segway 4 years ago), she has had to give up riding a two wheeled bicycle, roller skating, and riding Segways. After her fall, she has become something of an expert on how to accommodate temporary physical handicaps while still remaining active and able to enjoy cons.
Brendan Detzner writes in a big messy pile of different genres and formats. His work is sometimes funny, sometimes scary, and usually very strange. He lives in Forest Park, IL and runs the Bad Grammar Theater reading series in Chicago. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Zen DiPietro is a lifelong bookworm, dreamer, science fiction author, and a mom of two. Perhaps most importantly, a Browncoat Trekkie Whovian. Also red-haired, left-handed, and a vegetarian geek. Absolutely terrible at conforming. A recovering gamer, but we won't talk about that. Particular loves include badass heroines, British accents, and the smell of Band-Aids. Writing reviews, author interviews, and fun stuff at www.womenofbadassery.com.
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Barbara is a writer of SF, Fantasy and Mystery. Her first published work is a pulp titled, "Claws of the Golden Dragon" with Airship 27. She's a military brat who has spent much of her life moving from base to base. Thanks to her father, she was infected with a love of reading from an early age. It was he who introduced her to S.J. Perelman and P.G. Wodehouse, as well as Heinlein and Asimov. She take full blame for her adoration of Fantasy, however. Reading, for some, inevitably leads to writing. In her case she started that early as well and blush to remember some of the horrors inflicted on those poor defenseless pieces of paper. There've been many of them and more each year. She likes to think they've improved since then. Barbara has been writing mainstream Fantasy for the most part, but pulp titles like "The Shadow" and "Doc Savage" were among my early influences. She's also come to adore "The Green Hornet" TV series, in part because of Bruce Lee and in part because it was ahead of its time when it came to how it treated minorities. She has two sons, both teenagers, a husband and a dog. There's also a cat who thinks she belong to her, but I'm still arguing that point. My age is old enough and continues to increase daily. When not chasing the teenagers, husband or dog about on their appointed rounds, she's generally writing. Barbara can be reached for comment at BarbaraDoran@sumergoscriptum.com.
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Heather Drinkwater is a newly minted NASA volunteer Solar System Ambassador informing the public on NASA plans, projects, and discoveries.
Laura Edwards is a bookworm, associate editor and overall language nerd.
Rachel has been a geek for as long as she could remember, from watching Disney animated movies on VHS, to recreating the fight scenes from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the back yard. More recently, she's turned her love of fandom into blogging, cosplaying and podcasting. She now is one of the hosts and the producer of the Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast, an all female driven show about all things geek and pop culture.
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A geek of many fandoms, Katie enjoys aspects of many genres - from comics, sci-fi, and anime to gaming, costuming, and the internet. She is also currently the female half of a band, Fate Pies, and writes for Fangirlish in her free time. This is her eleventh InConJunction and looks forward to many more.
InconJunction XXXVII ConChair, 'Tactical Tank Admiral' of MystBrigade Starship Bridge Simulations, Networking and Linux Administrator, Gryphon fan.
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A longtime journalist and frequent InConjunction - panelist and presenter, Ronald Hawkins has recently created the www.RDHGreatStories.com website with a focus on storytelling, via print, Internet, video and live interaction. He recently retired from the Hoosier Times/Schurz Communications after a decade there following decades of other achievements at other media outlets.
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Jill of all trades and master of some, Melissa likes to dance, play with swords, and shoot arrows. She will always use the Serial Comma. She wrangles academics for a living, and herds geeks in her spare time. She has more books than bookshelf space, and for fun she likes to write speculative fiction, learn foreign languages, and knit knerdy things. She adopted an AT-AT named Pickles, and may have a minor addiction to antique silver tea services.
A regular at SF conventions as a dealer for decades, until illness sidetracked him; but now more than ready to get back into the swing of things. Editor, LISFAN fanzine, 1981-1990 Editor/writer "You Can Build the Lost in Space Robot" book 1996 Editor/writer "the Lost in Space Encyclopedia 1-3, 2011 to present Creator/owner Science Fiction and Beer Roku channel 2016 to present Filmmaker: "Why Are They Here? What Do They Want?" 2016 robot builder (two so far) 2016 to present
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An InConJunction attendee since 2005, Bob Richey is involved in costuming and creating Huge creatures using cheap and simple materials. He has been a participant in the InConJunction Art Show since 2012 with fantasy and science fiction themed woodwork.
Craig Smith has a MA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. He has published two science fiction novels, Journey Into the Dark Realm 2016 (Space Opera) and Clover an Post- Apocalyptic Tale 2017 (Post Apocalyptic) with three more books planned for the series. He has over forty years of reading, writing science fiction with a passion for the genre. Mr. Smith has taught various writing workshops in Character Creation, World Building, Expectations of the Genre and other such workshops. He writes a blog on the genre, literature as a whole and connections that literature of the genre have to other artistic work.
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Brief Bio. Wolfgang U. Spendel, Ph.D. Working and economically sound sustainability is the challenge for this century. As a retirement Dr. Spendel project is using product development methods to create technologies for long term viable socio-economic and environmentally sound sustainability solutions. Experienced in developing emerging science knowledge to create new products and applied technologies. Applying interdisciplinary expertise to bridge physical science, biology, cognition, electronics, and engineering Dr. Spendel constructively challenged the status quo to find solutions to improve products, invent products, and overcome manufacturing limitations (11 Patents). As product development technical team leader and inventor, he led significant advances in the diverse fields of human cognition, artificial intelligence as it pertains to value decisions, pharmaceuticals, paper products, market research, and home laundry. He move on from being a Principal Scientist at Procter & Gamble to do research in Nanotechnology and help found two start-up companies, NoBull Innovation and Trimodal Partners. These companies are dedicated to delivering emerging science to the market for new customer benefits.
A longtime SF/F fan, Geoff has only recently become active in the convention scenes, and is finding it both wondrous and terrifying. Which is, maybe not coincidentally, how others often describe him. Geoff enjoys reading, PC gaming, RPGs, and describing himself in third person.
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During the early days of his career as an illustrator in the role-playing game field, Cliff worked on Star Trek and Dr. Who role playing games for FASA, which lead to a long run on titles like Battle-Tech, the DC Universe Role Playing Game, Chill, Traveller and much more. Later he wrote and drew for Valiant Comics, Marvel, Milestone/DC Comics, and Image. He has recently published his first novel, "Vengeance is a Wheel" and a book of short stories called "The Spiral Arm Stories", all part of his Spiral Arm Universe of interconnected stories.
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Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972. During the late 70's she worked as an artist's model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts & Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music.
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