Kristi Deeley

Kristi Deeley is an artist, photographer, crafter, avid DIYer, and unabashed second-generation nerd. She can often be found curled up with a book or comic book, binging her favorite shows with a ball of yarn and a crochet hook, building or breaking something in the back yard, rolling fat fistfuls of dice, hunting shinies, or streaming her latest project on Twitch at ungodly hours of the night. Kristi lives in Newport News with her brilliant writer husband Jim, their five kitties, and, like, a bunch of hermit crabs.

PixelWho

PixelWho

PixelWho is comprised of two team members: Nathan Skreslet, the artist behind PixelWho and Ly Cao, the manager and PR agent. Nathan has been a professional graphic designer for nearly twenty years; with experience in graphic, concept, and commercial design. He has designed book covers for several Doctor Who short fiction anthologies and for several episode and merchandise guides, as well as a series of novellas published by Telos books. He has also contributed both writing and artwork to several Doctor Who anthologies. He is currently a graphic designer based in Richmond, VA.

PixelWho started in late 2010 as an original art project. Nathan, a fan of Doctor Who since age eight, has always wanted to document every character that has appeared in the show. He combined this idea with his love for nostalgic 80’s video games, resulting in a series of limited-edition pixelated 8-bit-style art prints. The goal is to document every major and incidental character in story order from every Doctor as a way to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all the artists who have worked on the program over the past 55+ years. He has completed limited-edition prints for the 1st (Hartnell), 4th (T. Baker), 8th (McGann), 9th (Eccleston), 10th (Tennant), and 11th (Smith) Doctors. He is working on completing all the Doctors. He has also started expanding into other fandoms and now has an array of pixelated geeky artwork that encompasses the worlds of Harry Potter, Firefly, Star Wars, and the MCU. In addition, PixelWho teamed up with the creative minds behind “Doctor Who: Legacy,” the official BBC game. PixelWho also provided pixelated backgrounds, characters, and art designs for a special multi-level storyline called “Bigger on the Inside.” The storyline revolves around Nathan’s signature pixelated art style, resulting in PixelWho artwork becoming official Doctor Who cannon.

Loren Damewood

Loren Damewood

Loren has been tying knots in whatever he could bend to his will for more than half a century, and teaching others his skills happens to be one of his passions.

Chris Semtner

Chris Semtner

An award-winning, internationally exhibited visual artist, Chris Semtner has had his works acquired by numerous public and private collections including the Virginia Historical Society, the City of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland. He also curates exhibits for museums, libraries, and art centers across the country with one of his most recent exhibits dealing with the scientific analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s hair. The New York Times called the exhibit he curated for the Library of Virginia, Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster, “provocative” and “a playful, robust exhibit.”

Semtner has worked with the Latin Ballet of Virginia to develop the dance performances POEMAS and La Passion de Poe. He also co-created the innovative tour/performance Poe’s Haunted Homecoming, which sold out every show for three years. Semtner has presented solo dramatic performances in a variety of spaces around the country and will be appearing this fall at the Garth Newel Music Center in Bath County, VA.

As the curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Semtner has written, co-written, or edited several books about literature, visual art, popular culture, and cryptography. He has provided articles for Biography.com, Crime Writers’ Chronicles, The Edgar Allan Poe Review, and Resources for American Literary Studies. His most recent book, The Poe Shrine: Building the World’s Finest Edgar Allan Poe Collection, is now available at Amazon.com. Semtner regularly speaks to groups around the world about Poe, visual art, horror, and dark history and has been interviewed for documentaries airing on PBS, C-Span, BBC4, Military History Channel, and other networks.

Heidi Hooper

Heidi Hooper

Heidi Hooper is the Dryer Lint Lady—Believe it or Not! Her unusual art is featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museums all over the world and in their books. She’s also a two-time winner of the prestigious Niche award, and has been the Artist Guest of Honor at Albacon and Heliosphere. You may have also recently seen her on ABC TV’s To Tell The Truth where she showed off her dryer lint art to celebrities like Mel Brooks.

Heidi has a Bachelors in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s in Metalsmithing from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work has been seen in many galleries across the country and can be viewed on her web page at heidihooper.com.

Heidi has won many costuming awards for her metal armor pieces, including a Best Craftsman award at the Worldcon level. She has been a masquerade judge at Worldcon, Balticon, and RavenCon.

Mr. Cat

Mr. CatKid’s Programming

Campers is a fledgling educational media company run by Mr. Cat. Since October 2016, he has been releasing educational videos about spooky topics called Cat Investigates. He plans to add different shows in the near future as well.

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