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Stand back, Kimberly is going to do SCIENCE!!! For over ten years Kimberly has worked in the agroscience industry testing samples ensuring the regulatory compliance of genetically modified crops. She has worked with multiple nations to achieve the high safety standards required of GMO products. Kimberly serves as a Science Ambassador; working to bring science to local communities with hands on workshops for students ranging from kindergarten through college. She mentors parents and students concerning educational options to help students make informed choices concerning their future with STEM. The Science Ambassadors consulted with the Indianapolis Children%u2019s Museum concerning the redesign of the Science Zone. When not adulting, Kimberly enjoys wearing fun socks and riding her bicycle around town. She is the co-founder of the Darby Dog Rescue Center, giving a loving forever home to well-worn, but still adorable, plush animals. Kim has been attending InCon since 2005 and has since become a costumer, building and wearing giant creature suits,such as the fondly remembered PEACHES!!!.
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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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Lou Harry is the author of more than 25 books including Creative Block, The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures, the novelization of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and, most recently, The Sugar Bush Chronicles: Adventures with the World's Most Photographed Squirrel. His plays include "Midwestern Hemisphere," "Lightning and Jellyfish," and "Popular Monsters." He serves as Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal and www.IBJ.com/arts and has written for Writers Digest, Variety, The Sondheim Review, and dozens of other publications.
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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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John F. Allen is an American writer born in Indianapolis, IN. He is a member of The Indiana Writers Center, began writing stories as early as the second grade and pursued most forms of writing at some point, throughout his career. John studied Liberal Arts at IUPUI with a focus in Creative Writing, received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and is a current member of the American Legion. John's debut novel, The God Killers was published in the Summer of 2013 by Seventh Star Press. He also has published short stories in several anthologies including: Thunder on the Battlefield, Vol I, also by Seventh Star Press and In The Bloodstream, by Mocha Memoirs Press. John currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Dan R. Arman taught English Composition at Stark State College in Ohio. For several years, he worked as a newspaper reporter, an editor and also teaches at an online high school, a very science fiction way to teach. He holds a master's degree in English literature and rhetoric from Kent State University. He currently lives in Akron, OH with his wife and two cats. Dan's first two science fiction novels-- River of Dreams and Bifrost-- were published in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
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Matthew Barron's diverse fiction has appeared in Sci Phi Journal, House of Horror, Roboterotica, Welcome to Indiana, and Ill-Considered Expeditions. In addition to his books and short stories, he's also released two graphic novels and wrote and produced a short play. His sword sorcery book, Valora; dystopian novella, Secular City Limits; and kids book, The Lonely Princess, are also available. For more information, visit http://www.submatterpress.com
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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.
John is the upcoming Convention Chair for 2019
Kit Bradley rose from the primordial ooze of Ohio, where he became a warrior-poet crushing his enemies with his withering prose stylings. He is the author of the Lord Goblin series of novels and is working on more as we speak. He lives in the biggest city in America whose name starts with the letter X, and he has an A-Number-1 kitty, a mutant cat with claws like Wolverine, a cat who is also a bug, and a demi-cat. His wife is very tolerant of his quirks - which are numerous - for which Kit is eternally grateful. He also likes reading, riding funny-shaped bicycles, martial arts, and lifting heavy pieces of iron and setting them down again.
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Dr Catherine Callaghan
Dr. Catherine Callaghan is a professor of linguistics at The Ohio State University. She is the author of "Other Worlds: Poems on Prints by MC Escher" (a book of poetry published by an actual publisher, not a vanity press), "Proto-Utian Grammar and Dictionary with Notes on Yokuts" (a weighty tome), and her latest: "Belleporte", a vampire novel in a university setting.
Walter has been a construction laborer, truck driver, Heavy Equipment Operator, Night Watchman, Landscape worker/driver/equipment operator, EMT-A Trainee, Computer tutor/operator/consultant/custom programmer, and Network Operations Manager. His Computer career ended when he was hit by a car, while crossing the street. Using the insurance money from that, he started FBN Graphics, and FBN Group (parent company). Walter had to close FBN Graphics, in May 2001, after another serious car accident, left him unable to run it. The accident left him with Degenerative Disk Disease, and herniated disks, from T-11 to L- 5. That led to being in a wheelchair since 2008. Throughout all of this, his life long interests in writing, Science Fiction/Fantasy, and Survivalism have remained unabated. Where Walter can be found. twitter: FBNGroup Facebook: Walter Daniels LinkedIn: Walter Daniels
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 email@example.com.
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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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FundipYoshi has been doing panels at cons for almost 2 years. He is mainly an animal cosplayer. He really enjoys film making and things to that nature, as he has a Bachelor's degree in video. He is also a low-key YouTuber, as he have about 300 subscribers.
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Mark C. Dooley is "De Boss" of the Whoosier Network, Indiana's Doctor Who and Sci-Fi Connection, a position he has filled for nearly 25 years. He will be stepping down as the head of Who-Net following this year's InConJunction to dedicate himself to a flurry of new projects. He will, however, continue on as editor/publisher of the club's newsletter the Gallifreyan Gazette, as well as representing the club at various conventions, including InConJunction.
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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. Its prequel, "Wings of the Golden Dragon" was released last year. 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 blushes 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 her 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 she's still arguing that point. Her 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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Ms. E. Chris Garrison
E. Chris Garrison writes fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories. Her latest series is Trans-Continental, a steampunk adventure with a transgender woman as its protagonist. Her Tipsy Fairy Tales stars a bisexual gamer girl, and is set in a magical Indianapolis filled with grimm fairy folk. Chris's supernatural fantasy stories, the Road Ghosts Trilogy, are published by Seventh Star Press. These novels are humorous supernatural fantasies, dealing with ghosts, demonic possession, and fantastic creatures. Her novel, Reality Check, is a science fiction adventure released by Hydra Publications. Reality Check reached #1 in Science Fiction on Amazon.com during a promotion in July 2013. Chris lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her wife, step-daughter and many cats. She also enjoys gaming, home brewing beer, and finding innovative uses for duct tape.
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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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Jennifer Ingalls, owner of The Picklepot, has been creating jewelry and art professionally for over 20 years. For the last 10 years she has focused on obsessively detailed, one-of-a-kind, Steampunk jewelry for both men and women. She has vended in some of the biggest shows in the eastern US. "...because life is too short to hate your day job!"
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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.
Lisa Meece has a mission to save the world, one hug at a time. When she%u2019s not focusing on her business at Holding Space, she spends a lot of time around fan-run conventions. You can find her on the dance floor at the Barfleet party. During the day, her laugh has been known to work as an effective echolocation mechanism.
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Serves as the Deputy Fleet Commander for Starfleet Command.
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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Indiana native gamer, musician, and super hero fanboy Mickey Moore has been an InConjunction regular for over 20 years. He is a music engineer and guitar instructor who enjoys playing with his band Fate Pies. You will be lucky to see him without a card game, his ukulele, or both. He will be lucky to see you at the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
David Lee Pancake
David Lee Pancake's sculptures and illustrations grace homes and business all over the world. He has illustrated book covers, magazines, websites and games for a variety of clients. He states: "I love detail and texture and angels, dragons and other mythical creatures allow me the freedom to play with paint and clay to bring to life what's imagined." David is an entrepreneur, avid reader, science fiction and fantasy aficionado, arm chair philosopher and science nut, but his first love is art. We are sure you wont forget his name, just think about your favorite breakfast food.
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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.
For additional information, please refer to Geoff Strayer's Web Page.
This is Mike's 36th year at Inconjunction, having missed only 1981. Mike has worked for the last five and a half years at Hero House, a comic book shop in Fountain Square. Mike is also a fan of much Science Fiction and Fantasy on television, in movies and books as well as having a comic collection of his own. Having many interests beyond just these, he is easy to talk to and enjoys conversing about these and many other topics. Please feel free to engage him in conversation when you see him.
R.J. Sullivan's latest book, Commanding the Red Lotus, is a collection of three tales in the tradition of Andre Norton and Gene Roddenberry. His novel Haunting Blue is an edgy paranormal thriller and the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona "Blue" Shaefer and her boyfriend Chip Farren. Seventh Star Press also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second part of Fiona's tale. His short stories were compiled in the collection Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy. www.rjsullivanfiction.com
For additional information, please refer to R.J. Sullivan's Web Page.
JW Troemner was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States. Since then, she's spent most of her life orbiting around Indianapolis, where she can be often found gazing longingly at caverns and abandoned buildings. Love of the city and the not-so-lovable elements within it formed the inspiration of the Urban Dragon series, an urban fantasy series set in Indianapolis.
For additional information, please refer to JW Troemner's Web Page.
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.
For additional information, please refer to Clifford VanMeter's Web Page.
Michelle Weldy is a professional artist who has led art workshops and painted at live events for years. She is comfortable in a wide variety of mediums, like charcoal, colored pencil, pen and ink wash, acrylics, watercolors, oils, digital art, photography, and making hand carved musical instruments, to name a few. She enjoys encouraging others to play in art without fear, just for the joy of it and to see what can be made new. She has enjoyed science fiction and fantasy from a young age. She values unique imagination and creativity without performance mindset or judgement.
For additional information, please refer to Michelle Weldy's Web Page.
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