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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Angela Pritchett

Angela PritchettAngela Pritchett is an actress, author, musician, costumer, podcaster, and makeup artist. She has been seen in films such as Plan 9, the Porkchop film trilogy, Pig Girl, and many others.

Angela is an avid cosplayer and has been making her own costumes for the last seventeen years. Her costumes have been featured in the Washington Post, as well as various Japanese magazines and coffee table books.

Angela is the author of Shut Up and Eat! The Unofficial Doctor Who Cookbook Series, she has also been featured in numerous short story anthologies and books with essays on different topics in fandoms.

She also plays covers of geeky music on the ukulele on her YouTube channel Angela Plays Ukulele. Angela went to UNC Greensboro and has a BS in Music Education and a Masters in Liberal Studies and Ethnomusicology. She does the podcasting segment “A Geek Girls Take” that can be heard weekly on the Earth Station One Network, and when she has free time she spends it sewing or playing with her Pugs.

 

Jason T. Graves

Jason T. GravesAuthor, editor, illustrator, publisher, educator—Jason is most happy making things or teaching others. He is the author of four novels—Blood Roses and Morning Stars, books one and two of the Noctivagas Chronicle; The Alewife: Curse of Obsession; and Gretchen Thyrd: On the Bridge—and two published short stories, collected in the anthologies Off the Beaten Path 1 and Badass and the Beast from Timberlane Press.

After years as a freelance editor and designer, and two stints in the publishing profession as an editor, Jason founded Prospective Press in 2015. The Press now represents over thirty authors, including veteran novelist Robert W. Walker, and has published 26 books and two anthologies, to date.

 

T. Eric Bakutis

T. Eric BakutisT. Eric Bakutis is a professional videogame designer and author based in Maryland. His first book, Glyphbinder, was a finalist for the 2014 Compton Crook Award, and his short story “Splitting Arrows” recently won 1st place in the 2018 Farpoint Convention Writing Contest. His latest “grimsnark” sci-fi thriller, Supremacy’s Shadow, is now available. You can find links to sample chapters from his books and also read his cyberpunk police procedural, Loose Circuit, for free at tebakutis.com. He has played over 200 hours of Skyrim VR.

 

C. McDonnell

C. McDonnellChristine McDonnell has been creating fictional worlds since her elementary school years, and her passion for fantasy has existed her whole life. After having ten short stories and three novels published, that passion hasn’t faded one iota. She currently resides in Virginia with her fiancé, Brock, and dog, Buddy, and continues to create worlds of fantasy, magic, and friendships that transcend life and death.

 

JM Beal

JM BealJM Beal started writing back in the dark days before smart devices, on pieces of receipt paper while working behind a drug store checkout counter. She’s currently halfway through a series of children’s books based on Edgar Allan Poe stories retold by animals. She also writes paranormal and science fiction books for adults. When she’s not pretending to write, she pretends to co-run Golden Fleece Press. She lives outside DC with one-point-five humans and three cats.