Kermit R. Woodall

Kermit R. WoodallBorn to two artists, Roy and Suzy Woodall, Kermit Woodall today is a professional website designer and developer and an occasionally published writer of technical manuals and science fiction. In a prior career, he was part-owner of a company that produced early digital special effects software for television and film.

He has a Bachelors in Fine Arts and many certifications in various computer fields. He is married to his patient wife Shealor, has a brilliant daughter Madeline, and three rather goofy dogs. His son Haydn died in an auto accident in April of 2015.

 

Hanne Madeleine Gates Paine

Hanne Madeleine Gates PaineHanne Madeleine is a book lover with a background in physics, computer science, and linguistics. She loves languages—natural and constructed—and everything to do with space. She hopes to one day go to graduate school in linguistics or astrophysics. Hanne Madeleine became an instant superfan of The Expanse after reading the novels, and organized the Save The Expanse team that helped rescue the show from cancellation with passionate fan organization and memorable stunts. She is also a moderator on the Expanse subreddit and Discord server—find her as “It Reaches Out” on Twitter, Reddit, and Discord. Hanne Madeleine has taught her workshop on Lang Belta, the creole language of The Expanse, at cons in the US, Canada, and Europe, and loves getting to see people discover and grow through language immersion.

Hanne Madeleine’s work typically involves computer programming and organizing people and systems. In her free time, she is one half of Paine×MacTane, a transcontinental duo creating ambitious projects from websites to popup bars, teaching Lang Belta, and producing a weekly series of character-inspired craft cocktails. She especially enjoys working with younger students and volunteered at an immersive space camp for kids for many years. She is currently working on learning to sing in public and accompany herself on the guitar, studying Quenya, Spanish, and Japanese, and discovering the secrets of New York and San Francisco, her two cities.

 

Carol Cowles

Carol CowlesCarol can currently be hear on Guardians of the Geekery, a weekly geek podcast, and she is the Cinemistress for Geek Radio Daily. Her major fandoms include Tolkien, horror, American Gods, Fargo, and Doctor Who (including Classic Who). She’s also a fire-eater and belly dancer!

 

DJ Drae

DJ DraeDJ Drae has been spinning since 2005. He has entertained at club nights such as The Dawning and Umlaut. He is currently one of the house DJs for the goth club Goth Night in Charlottesville. He has been the host of Les Temps Per Due on WNRN since 2005. He has also entertained at RavenCon since 2010, as well as other sci-fi conventions.

 

Angela Pritchett

Angela PritchettAngela Pritchett is an actress, author, musician, costumer, podcaster, and makeup artist. She has been seen in films such as Plan 9, the Porkchop film trilogy, Pig Girl, and many others.

Angela is an avid cosplayer and has been making her own costumes for the last seventeen years. Her costumes have been featured in the Washington Post, as well as various Japanese magazines and coffee table books.

Angela is the author of Shut Up and Eat! The Unofficial Doctor Who Cookbook Series, she has also been featured in numerous short story anthologies and books with essays on different topics in fandoms.

She also plays covers of geeky music on the ukulele on her YouTube channel Angela Plays Ukulele. Angela went to UNC Greensboro and has a BS in Music Education and a Masters in Liberal Studies and Ethnomusicology. She does the podcasting segment “A Geek Girls Take” that can be heard weekly on the Earth Station One Network, and when she has free time she spends it sewing or playing with her Pugs.

 

Dirty Metal Lefty

Dirty Metal LeftyA native of Richmond, VA, Dirty Metal Lefty comes “Straight Out of Nowhere” with an eclectic, heterogeneous blend of dark, soulful alternative rock with blues, metal, and jazz undertones. Acoustic or electric, this devil-may-care singer-songwriter is unapologetically raw and never fails to disappoint.

Official releases include: debut EP Nevá On Sundays, full-length follow-up See, What HAD Happened Was…, and single “FOBD (Ronin Vox Mix)”, a bass and vocal tribute to Soundgarden’s timeless classic, “Fell On Black Days.”

 

Azura Phoenix

Azura PhoenixAzura Phoenix has been cosplaying since 2011 and has been a loyal attendee of RavenCon since 2013. She prides herself in having a “cosplay is for everyone” attitude. Masquerades are one of her favorite parts of cosplaying because it can be such a great way to share and showcase everyone’s hard work. Although proud of the awards she has been given, the value she finds in competing is in the performance, memories, and fellowship with other cosplayers.

 

Charming Underclothes

Charming Underclothes is a movie recreation performance group that brings films to life! Shadowcasting, as it’s called, is a midnight movie phenomenon that started with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We began conquering castles with our RHPS debut on February 26, 2016, in Roanoke, VA. Since then, we have become a traveling cast that expands our stage to Lynchburg and Charlottesville, and we also do conventions and special events throughout the year. During our runtime, we have expanded our celluloid dreams to other movies, such as The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and Clue. Every show we do is in costume, with props, and is designed to give the viewers a very memorable experience with pre-show games and audience interactions.

Charming Underclothes

 

The following members of Charming Underclothes will also be programming guests this year:

Brad’s Pants: I play the role of Rocky and Stripping Crim for Charming Underclothes and performed Trixie, Crim, and Dr. Scott since 2011 in Washington, DC before moving to Roanoke in 2015. I am also registration and membership for Mysticon. I am into tabletop gaming and WOW. While not performing I am in school, reading, or watching tv.

Eddie’s Teddy has played the Criminologist with Charming Underclothes and also Dr. Scott and Eddie with the Sonic Transducers in Washington, DC. He met his fiance during a sword fight. An avid fan of Dungeons and Dragons, he hopes to publish an adventure he’s written some day.

Ginger Snaps has played Columbia and Janet in Charming Underclothes since 2016, as well as Miss Scarlet and Betty Armstrong (for Clue and The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, respectively). When not performing, she likes to sing, play games (both video games and tabletop), and discuss feminism in media and why Joss Whedon is not a feminist icon.

Mourning Star started out as a security guard in 2016 where he met his wife-to-be. He then quickly moved into the role of Rocky and then was thrown into the role of Brad. He then moved up in the ranks to become a Co-Director and one of the Faces of Cast on Facebook. When not performing he is collecting Pops and playing WoW.

O. Hai is a pop culture fan who has been doing the time warp, alone in his basement,  for years. Now he teaches it as Crim in Charming Underclothes.

Pattycakes: It was great when it all began… in 2005, being introduced to Rocky Horror (and thrown on stage as Magenta) by the Cepheid Variable cast at Texas A&M University as a not-so-innocent freshman. Since then I have spent my years time warping with Los Bastardos of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, contemplating the Tolls of Madness in Blacksburg, VA, and acting as Co-Director of the Charming Underclothes based in Roanoke, VA. When not indulging in the sins of the flesh, I am a book devourer, mountain climber, strategic gamer, and avid pet snuggler.

Syrinx first took the stage in 2005, when he joined The Fishnet Mafia, a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast in Columbus, OH. He started out as The Criminologist and then a year later, took on the role of Riff Raff. In 2009, he also joined the on-air personalities of Nyte’s Realm Radio, an internet radio station based in Cleveland. It was on here that Syrinx got to debut his weekly DJ mixshow and became a co-host for the established variety talk-show. He also went on to create his own show, The Geeks Come Out At Nightwhich was a weekly fandom-based talk show that had various musicians, authors, and film stars as live guests. In 2010, he then moved over to Sobel Nation Radio (based out of New York) and his mixshows joined the weekly timeslots alongside DJs From Mars, Ford, Jerome Farley, and more. Syrinx then moved to Roanoke, VA, in 2011 and in 2012 he joined the volunteers to help run MystiCon. Soon after, he created the Music Department for the convention and has been booking bands for it since 2013. In 2015, another dream came true when he founded and directed his own Rocky Horror cast, Charming Underclothes (and continues to play Riff Raff while pursuing other roles). Since then, they became the first cast to ever perform The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (Syrinx played Dr. Roger Fleming) and they’ve also performed Clue (Mr. Green). Syrinx is still a DJ and remixer but is now signed to Tigersquawk Records. He is one of the live members for The Gothsicles and creates the beats and samples for Khionik, a group he formed with Brian Graupner (darkNES) in 2014. And he has made the transition from stage to screen in a couple roles for Darkstone Entertainment. Syrinx is “The Peruser” in the upcoming 7th Guest: The Series and is one the Varients in the movie Rifters, also due out soon. September 2018 marks his first run as Entertainment Director for RavenCon.

 

Sandra Baldari

Sandra BaldariSandra Baldari grew up watching sci-fi and fantasy shows and movies, she found comic books in high school, and worked at a comic book store as she made her way through university. She attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, and received her B.S. in Journalism. After the daily grind of working at newspapers she now works as a substitute teacher. In her spare time she reads several genres; including steampunk, cozy mysteries, and sci-fi/fantasy; writes book reviews; and enjoys crafting things.

 

Jason T. Graves

Jason T. GravesAuthor, editor, illustrator, publisher, educator—Jason is most happy making things or teaching others. He is the author of four novels—Blood Roses and Morning Stars, books one and two of the Noctivagas Chronicle; The Alewife: Curse of Obsession; and Gretchen Thyrd: On the Bridge—and two published short stories, collected in the anthologies Off the Beaten Path 1 and Badass and the Beast from Timberlane Press.

After years as a freelance editor and designer, and two stints in the publishing profession as an editor, Jason founded Prospective Press in 2015. The Press now represents over thirty authors, including veteran novelist Robert W. Walker, and has published 26 books and two anthologies, to date.