Metricula

MetriculaMadison “Metricula” Roberts (she/her) is a singer-songwriter, clown, and entertainer from Raleigh, NC, with sets of material tailored to both all-ages or 18+ audiences.

You can cozy up with her at the Nerd Music Campfire and relive the summer camp nights of your youth with sing-a-longs and smores, but nerdier! Stream tunes from her debut EP, Songs for Gamers for free online or pick them up via Bandcamp.

Metricula is also a co-host of the All in the Reflexes geek culture podcast as well as a founder of the Social Justice Bards, a group of livestreaming musicians and artists on Twitch. You can catch her live (for free!) online doing music or hosting Nasty Woman Knitting Circle, where she knits… adult novelty items.

In her muggle life, Metricula is a scientist, DIY enthusiast, and avid coffee-drinker. She’s totally not mad that the cat loves her spouse, Richard, more than her.

Follow her online basically everywhere as @metricula or find her hub at metricula.com.

 

James K. Fulbright

James K. FulbrightJames Fulbright was introduced to AD&D by a friend in 1979. After joining his first gaming group, his friends convinced him to start attending conventions like StellarCon and Hexacon. It wasn’t long before attending cons led him to start helping out with those cons; which, in turn, led to running StellarCon (which he did for far too long). Over the years, James has also helped out with RavenCon, was on the founding board of ConCarolinas, and worked VIP Registration at DragonCon. In 2013, he started his own con, ConGregate, and in 2017, chaired DeepSouthCon 55.

In addition to running cons, James has also been known to put together a costume or two and blog on various aspects of organizing conventions.

 

Tera Fulbright

In Tera’s world, she is dedicated to driving stronger engagement at her place of work, creating innovative programming for SF conventions—including her own (ConGregate)—and writing short stories that tug on the emotional heartstrings of her readers.

With over twenty years of event planning experience, Tera Fulbright uses that knowledge to create new and different programming at ConGregate—a convention for the fans, by the fans. Outside of
fandom, as a SHRM-CP and PHR certified human resources professional, she works at the Center for Creative Leadership as an Engagement and Operations Specialist.

She is also the author of several short stories including her first, “History in the Making” published in the anthology Rum & Runestones in 2010. Her stories have continued to be published in various other anthologies, including Athena’s Daughters and three Tales of Fortannis anthologies. Her last story, “A Charming Encounter” was published in Tales of Fortannis: A Bard Act to Follow in 2016.

When not writing, working or running cons, you can find Tera with her family and friends playing Pathfinder, coming up with a new costume idea, or curled up with a good book.

 

Rebel Legion – Freedom Base

The Rebel Legion is a Star Wars-based costuming fan club. The Rebel Legion’s members create and wear costumes of the hero characters from the Star Wars saga, which includes—but is not limited to—the films, comics, books, games, and television shows based on the Star Wars saga.

Although started in the United States, the Legion is now an international club that encompasses multiple nations worldwide and has become the premier Rebel costuming group in the Star Wars community. Since the Legion’s inception it has been a volunteer club of costume enthusiasts who can enjoy, express, and share their interest of costuming with others in the fan community.

Freedom Base is the chapter of the Rebel Legion that represents the states of Virginia and West Virginia with over fifty active members. We make appearances at charity events, community events, conventions, and more. We are always on the hunt for people who love Star Wars and love costuming who might want to join our ranks and get in on all the fun!

Rebel Legion – Freedom Base

Jaimie Engle

Jaimie EngleJaimie Engle is the author of dark thrillers for teens where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She weaves history, magic, and lore into her books, which take readers on wondrous adventures, though her passion is talking to kids about writing and social issues because words have power. She loves coffee, cosplay, and making Wick Books® candles inspired by scents from her novels and for other indie authors so readers can “Experience the Story!” She lives in Florida with her awesome husband, hilarious children, and the world’s best dog. Learn more at thewriteengle.com, where Jaimie is always working on her next book. Discover candles or place your order at WickBooks.com.

 

Sean CW Korsgaard

Sean CW KorsgaardSean CW Korsgaard is a US Army veteran, historian, award-winning journalist and hopeful speculative fiction author. As a journalist, he has had articles in local newspapers ranging from the Richmond Times-Dispatch to the Progress Index, websites such as Screen Rant and io9, and magazines such as VFW Magazine. his career has taken him from interviewing Presidents to meeting Holocaust survivors to even being attacked by a shark in downtown Atlanta.

Sean CW Korsgaard is always looking for his next great adventure and his next big byline, and you can follow him and his work at korsgaardscommentary.com.

 

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.