Christopher Weuve

Christopher WeuveChristopher Weuve is a professional naval analyst and wargame designer. He spent six years at the Center for Naval Analyses (the Combat Information Center of a Burke-class destroyer would make an excellent starship bridge), and then five years on the faculty of the US Naval War College.

Outside the day job, he’s a founding member of BuNine (David Weber’s Honorverse analytic visualization team), and was an editor for House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion, in which he also co-authored (with David Weber) the “Building a Navy in the Honorverse” chapter.

As both an avid science fiction fan since before he was old enough to read and a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval War College, Chris spends his free time analyzing Real-World(tm) naval warfare and how similar subjects are represented in science fiction. He is (to the best of his knowledge) the only person ever interviewed (twice!) by the journal Foreign Policy about science fiction warships. He still describes himself as an Iowan, almost three decades after he moved east.

 

Loren Damewood

Loren DamewoodLoren has been tying knots in anything that will let him for more than half a century, and enjoys teaching others to do so. When he uses precious metal, it results in beautiful jewelry.

 

CiciCosplays

CiciCosplaysJust a college student trying to make life a little more fun through cosplay! CiciCosplays is currently president of the JMU Cosplay Guild, and does cosplays from a wide range of media/genres. Check out some work at CiciCosplays on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Llyssa

LyssaLlyssa has fully embraced the name That Convention Girl by working and attending several conventions along the East Coast. She has been attending conventions since she was six months old and has no plans to ever fully stop. She’s also working on building her social media handles to help other people find fandoms and events they relate to. Llyssa brings her daughter “Munchkin” to nearly every event and has been raising her in the spirit of fandom.

 

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 Fulbright

James 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.