Kim Iverson Headlee

Kim Iverson HeadleeKim Iverson Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, someone else’s cattle, half a million honey bees, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the midtwentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim has been an award-winning, critically acclaimed novelist since 1999 with the first edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and has been studying the Arthurian legends for nigh on half a century. Her most recent full-length fiction release, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee, won the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction and Fantasy and was hailed as “solidly entertaining” by Publishers Weekly.


Crymsyn Hart

Crymsyn HartCrymsyn Hart is a the author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her two dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.


H.J. Harding

H.J. HardingH.J. Harding is the author of the Moonlit Memories series and the Hyde Chronicles. She lives between the states of Chaos and Confusion with occasional stopovers in Virginia. Sometimes she even updates her website at


Hawthorn & Holly

Hawthorn & Holly are a pop punk band that plays songs about Harry Potter. Started in 2007, these wizards hail from Charlotte, NC. Leah Schroeder and Christie Mowery weave gorgeous harmonies with Eddie Mowery on guitars and Dave Beaucar on bass. Visit them online at
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Hampton Roads Splendid Teapot Racing

Hampton Roads Splendid Teapot RacingSplendid Teapot Racing is a steampunk sport that began in New Zealand, but is quickly becoming a pleasurable pastime around the world. Designed for the average person to participate in, it is an obstacle course of jumps, ramps, and several delicately balanced breakable china teacups and saucers, that must be negotiated using a remote controlled teapot. Check out our Facebook page, “Splendid Teapot Racing Hampton Roads, Virginia” to see pictures and videos.

Anyone can participate in Teapot Racing; you just need a remote control vehicle, remove the top and add a teapot or tea kettle. The vehicle can include most anything, but it must include a teapot. The most fun part of the race is that points are awarded for costume, attitude, entertainment, and bribes for the judges are not only encouraged, but expected.


Richard Groller

Richard GrollerRichard Groller is an author of fiction and non-fiction. His non-fiction book credits include co-author of The Warrior’s Edge (with Janet Morris and COL John Alexander) and chief researcher and contributing author to The American Warrior (Janet and Chris Morris, Eds.). Nominated for Military Intelligence Professional Writer of the Year in 1986, he has published numerous historical and technical articles in such venues as Military Intelligence, The Field Artillery Journal, Guns and Ammo, and the Journal of Electronic Defense, and has been cited as the primary source for sections of several textbooks on electronic warfare. A member of both SFWA and HWA, Rich is a contributor to the Heroes in Hell series, and has to-date been published in six volumes of the shared universe anthology (Prophets in Hell, Lawyers in Hell, Rogues in Hell, Dreamers in Hell, Poets in Hell, and Doctors in Hell) by Baen Books and Perseid Press. He is published in three volumes of the Sha’Daa: Tales of the Apocalypse series – Sha’Daa: Pawns, Sha’Daa: Facets and Sha’Daa: Inked (created by Michael H. Hanson and published by Moondream Press). He has been published by Iron Clad Press in two volumes of John Manning’s Night Chills horror anthologies: Terror by Gaslight and Dark Corners and by Perseid Press in John Manning’s horror anthology What Scares the Boogeyman? He has been published in the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase, Volumes III and IV. He is editor of The Book of Night, an illustrated book of macabre poetry, also published by Moondream Press. You can find his books at


Val Griswold-Ford

Val Griswold-FordVal Griswold-Ford is the author of the Carter’s Cove novel Winter’s Secrets. She is also the author of the Dark Horseman novels Not Your Father’s Horseman, Dark Moon Seasons and Last Rites, all from Dragon Moon Press. She is the co-editor (with Tee Morris) of the memorial anthology Tales of the Tesla Ranger. She is also the co-editor of The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy: the Opus Magnus (with Tee Morris) and The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy: The Author’s Grimoire (with Lai Zhao), also from Dragon Moon Press, and has self-published the short e-novella “Snow” and, most recently, the short story “Convoy”. She has published several short stories in various anthologies online and in print, and is owned by two cats. She lives in New Hampshire with said cats. You can find her at


Golden Fleece Press

Golden Fleece PressGolden Fleece Press is a publisher of exemplary, amazing stories across all genres and subjects, about all kinds of people. We love stories. We love the quirky, and the fantastic, and the weird. We love subtle stories, and stories about every-day people who do extraordinary things on some Tuesday in March. We love stories that show us the wonder of the human condition, and how to find the best in ourselves. That transport us to far-away worlds and ancient times.


Tina Glasneck

Tina GlasneckTina Glasneck is a USA Today bestselling author and enjoys creating stories that combine history, fantasy, and Norse gods. Someday she might just fancy a trip to Asgard too, and find out what all the fuss is about! Learn more about Tina at her website:


Gild the Mourn

Entering a realm somewhere between J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth and Grimm’s fairytales, Gild The Mourn has laid a path for you to travel to a world beyond your own. The fairytale-themed gothic rock duo hailing from Charlottesville, VA comes clad in armor and war paint to tell tales of battles long forgotten, worlds that have faded from the pages of memory, and the struggles of the human condition.

The band consists of husband and wife duo Gopal and Angel Metro. Gopal—a veteran musician—is also co-founder of the dark rock bands Bella Morte and Brighter Fires. The two strive to create a positive culture around their music, focusing heavily on inner strength and perseverance. Their motto “In the Darkest of Times, Find Light Within” represents finding fortitude within one’s self during times of hardship and strife.

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