Cecilee Linke

Cecilee LinkeCecilee Linke is a writer/musician/podcaster from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She has self-published her own English translation of a French novel (Dominique), realistic young adult novels (Elodie and Heloise, the Traveling Society series) and local historical fiction novels as part of her Wash Woods Legacy series (False Cape, Back Bay, and Shifting Sands). Cecilee is the host of a podcast called Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush. For the next few years, Cecilee will be going through every song that the legendary British music artist Kate Bush has ever produced. Cecilee will be discussing Kate’s music in chronological order and each episode is focused on the history and discussion of a particular song with a fellow fan. Episodes of this show are now available to download for free on iTunes.

 

Andrew Linke

Andrew LinkeAndrew Linke is the author of five Oliver Lucas adventure novels featuring the titular hero as he explores exotic locations searching for magical relics. He has also written Burning in the Void, a bleak science fiction thriller set aboard a failed interstellar ship; Dyson’s Angel, a character-driven space opera miniseries which takes place a thousand years after the destruction of our solar system; and A Cold Day to Drown, a cyberpunk thriller set in the wreckage of post-plague America. As co-owner of Linke Media, he produces audiobooks, podcasts, and videos from his home studio in Tidewater, VA with the help of his wife and cats.

 

Carol Cowles

Carol CowlesCarol has long been a guardian of Geek Culture in Charlotte. She is Carol the Cat on the Guardians of the Geekery podcast and CJ on the Out of Our Skull podcast.

She served for several years as the Program Director for ConCarolinas and worked the Carolina and Arizona Renaissance Festivals for a large section of her life. She also is known for her fabulous crafting and ferocious literary appetite.

Her fandoms include all things Tolkien, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead and skulls—lots of skulls. If she is not crafting, reading or podcasting, she is probably in a movie theater, as that seems to be her second home. To find out more, visit her at www.purplehairedpixie.com.

 

Doc Coleman

Doc Coleman

Doc Coleman grew up in the 7th largest city in West Virginia. In any other state, it would have been a small town. He never dreamed of being a writer. He dreamed of being an actor, of making movies. He dreamed of going to space. He just didn’t dream hard enough. So he ended up working in IT.

But he always had a way with words. He still wanted to tell stories.

One day a friend told Doc that it takes 10,000 hours to master a new skill. He didn’t know how true that was, but he did see something in that that was true: You don’t get better at things you don’t do.

So he set about getting better at writing.

He started a blog, writing about something he did know about: technology.

About six months later, he started writing short stories.

Doc’s stories have appeared in The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Tales from the Archives, The Way of the Gun: A Bushido Western Anthology, and the steampunk special edition of Flagship magazine. In 2017 he published his first novel, The Perils of Prague, the first book in the steampunk comedy/adventure series The Adventures of Crackle and Bang.

He has been a guest at Balticon, RavenCon, and Capclave, and is currently the show runner for the Balticon podcast. He is also known as a narrator and a voice actor.

When he isn’t juggling projects, making a living, or mainlining podcasts, Doc is a gamer, an avid reader, a motorcyclist, a home brewer and beer lover, a fan of renaissance festivals, and frequently a smart-ass. He lives with his lovely wife and two cats in Germantown, MD.

 

Mike “Hobbit” Bickett

Mike "Hobbit" BickettMike “Hobbit” Bickett started the Geeks Under the Influence Podcast Network in 2015. He currently hosts the GUI and Quite Contrary podcasts, and produces trivia nights and special events in the Richmond, VA area.

 

Bill Mulligan

Bill Mulligan has turned his lifelong love of horror and science fiction films into a life which, when not spent teaching science to high school students, revolves around indie films and the celebration of genre cinema. He has worked as a screenwriter, actor, makeup and special effects artist and director on four feature films and nearly two dozen shorts. He can also be found writing at Gruesomemagazine.com and as part of the Decades of Horror podcast, waxing poetic over the charms of A*P*E, The Giant Spider Invasion and Dracula vs Frankenstein, often with a straight face. He has spent much of the last year trying to expand his award-winning short film 400 Ways to Kill a Vampire into a novel and is determined to finish it in 2017 or die trying, either result is as good as the other. This is his first RavenCon and he is eager to see old friends and make new ones.

Tee Morris

Tee MorrisTee Morris has been writing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and non-fiction for over a decade. His first novel, Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana, became the first novel to be podcast in its entirety, ushering in a new age for authors—podcasting. He went on with Evo Terra to write Podcasting for Dummies (as well as the 2nd Edition alongside Chuck Tomasi). His expertise reached deeper into social media when he penned on his own All a Twitter and Sams Teach Yourself Twitter in 10 Minutes.

In 2011, Tee returned to fiction with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series, penned with his wife, Pip Ballantine. The series and its short fiction podcast, Tales from the Archives, has won several awards including the 2014 Parsec Award for Best Science Fiction Anthology Podcast, the 2011 Airship Award for Best Steampunk Literature, and RT Reviews’ Choice Awards for Best Steampunk of 2014. In 2016, Tee and Pip released the fifth book in the series, The Ghost Rebellion; the first book in a new spin-off series, The Curse of the Silver Pharaoh; and the unexpected novella of erotic ridiculousness and hidden messages from Ministry Command, Countless Hues of Crimson. And somewhere in the middle of all that, Tee and Pip released with Writer’s Digest the go-to, how-to book, Social Media for Writers. In 2017, he reunites with Chuck Tomasi for the third edition of Podcasting for Dummies and brings his steampunk adventures to a close with Operation: Endgame.

Tee and Pip also host The Shared Desk, a podcast covering collaboration and other aspects of a writer’s lifestyle. He enjoys a writer’s life in Virginia alongside Pip, his daughter, and three cats. Explore the works of Tee Morris, and his occasional geek rants, at TeeMorris.com.
 

Pip Ballantine

Pip BallantineNew Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels as well as Social Media for Writers. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for steampunk, and a Sir Julius Vogel. She currently resides in Manassas, VA with her husband, daughter, and a furry clowder of cats.

 

Alex Matsuo

Alex MatsuoAlex Matsuo is an actor, dramaturg, playwright by day, and a paranormal researcher and author by night. She is the founder of the Association of Paranormal Study, which specializes in private home investigations and consultations. She is the author of The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater, published by Llewellyn Worldwide, the biggest paranormal and new age publisher in the world. Alex has also published The Haunted Actor, as well as More Than Ghosts (a guide for investigators taking on private paranormal cases). Alex is also a contributing writer to The Supernatural Magazine and Paranormal Enlightenment Magazine as well as a script writer for the pop culture YouTube show, TheRichest.

Alex currently hosts the radio show The Wicked Domain on LiveParanormal.com as well as the podcast, Informal Paranormal. She has previously hosted the radio shows ParaNation and Paranormal Insider Radio. She also runs a podcast for the North Carolina theatre community called, Triangle On Stage. Alex received her Master of Arts in theatre arts from San Diego State University in 2011 and currently resides in Raleigh, NC. You can find more information at alexmatsuo.com. You can find her on Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook. 

 

Geek Radio Daily

Geek Radio DailyGeek Radio Daily is a place for geeks and stealth geeks alike to hang out and talk about a variety of geeky topics. Check out the sometimes weekly podcast…sWeekly, if you will. The GRD sWeekly ‘cast is usually available on Mondays, and if you are new to the show, just jump right in!

We also provide your daily dose of Geek every weekday with news from the Geeky world and more! Mondays highlight the weekend box office results, Tuesdays cover newly released DVDs, Wednesday is New Comic Book Day, Thursdays showcases Video Games, and on Fridays we describe movies coming to the theater for the upcoming weekend. And, sometimes we interview authors, celebrities of film, TV, and comics, and more! So, check us out every sWeek and head on over to the forums or our Facebook page for a daily dose of geek!

The Wonderful Billy Flynn brings the funny each week on Geek Radio Daily! His daytime alter ego is a mild-mannered (well, that part is a stretch) radio station personality at WREJ in Virginia. He actually gets paid to sit on his butt and run his mouth! He is a treasure trove of useless information which comes in handy at the trivia nights he runs. His silly podcast at geekradiodaily.com (DING!) has somehow been running for ten years. When he is not trying to clear out his backed up DVR it is video game time. Get ready to laugh and have fun.

Flynnstress brings a sultry, feminine voice to GRDsWeekly and occasionally theGeek Radio Daily show. Flynnstress is originally from Maryland, and went to school at George Mason University and University of Phoenix. The Richmond, VA area is now her home. She helps teachers integrate 21st century skills in the classroom with inspiring ed tech. Flynnstress was not always a geek; husband, Billy Flynn, got her hooked on favorites like Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and Firefly. You can most likely find her playing roller derby with the River City Rollergirls or snuggled up with a book. Flynnstress also loves to travel, watches too much TV, admits to being addicted to Facebook, and is trying to save the earth, one recycled can of Coke at a time.