April 26-28, 2024 – Richmond, VA

Category: Podcasting Guest (Page 1 of 2)

Carol Cowles

Carol has long been a fixture of Geek Culture in Charlotte, NC. She has served for several years as the Programming Director for ConCarolinas and worked the Carolina and Arizona Renaissance Festivals for 15 years. She also podcasts—she is Carol the Cat on Guardians of the Geekery, The Cinemistress on Geek Radio Daily and one half of Refried Scenes on The Poprika Network. When she is not podcasting she is reading, writing or crafting. If you have trouble locating her, check your local cineplex, as movie theatres are her second home. Her fandoms include all things Tolkien, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars and tea—lots of tea. You can find her on the interwebs at guardiansofthegeekery.com or geekradiodaily.com.

The Wonderful Billy Flynn

The Wonderful Billy Flynn brings the funny on Geek Radio Daily! He has spent decades in radio, in and around Richmond, VA. His “edumacation” is from UNC-Wilmington, the Columbia School of Broadcasting, and University of Phoenix. When he is not gracing the podcasting airways with his comedic stylings, you can find Billy Flynn on Nintendo Switch (Friend Code: 4621 8841 4224), hosting trivia nights around the Richmond area, watching old movies, reading comics, or just relaxing.


The Flynnstress brings a sultry, feminine voice to Geek Radio Daily’s new sWeekly show. Flynnstress is originally from Maryland, and went to school at George Mason University and University of Phoenix. The Richmond, VA area is now her home. She works as a Change Management Data Analyst after 17 years in education. Flynnstress was not always a geek; husband, Billy Flynn, got her hooked on favorites like Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and Firefly. A former Derby Girl, Thistle Hurt, she now spends most of her time geeking out the next generation, her daughter MJ, or snuggled up with a book. Flynnstress also loves to travel, watches too much TV, admits to being addicted to Facebook, and is trying to save the earth, one recycled bottle of Coke at a time.

Sean Gleeson

Sean is one of the hosts of the podcast Doctor Who’s That? wherein he takes a newbie through Doctor Who, in order, starting from the very beginning in 1963. In addition, Sean is a massive fan of horror movies, and he has ridiculously seen every MCU movie on opening day. Yes, even The Eternals.

The Halfling and the Spaceman

Roger and Janet Carden are the husband-and-wife team behind The Halfling and the Spaceman: Journeys Into Active Fandom (2022-present). The Halfling and the Spaceman is a podcast featuring a series of conversations with creators as they detail their personal journey from being inspired by fandom to becoming creators in their own right.

In addition, the Cardens also publish Crimson Streets. Crimson Streets (2016–present) is an online magazine and associated anthology series dedicated to fiction in the style of the pulp magazines of yesteryear, focused on fast-paced stories of action, adventure, and intrigue, from hard-boiled detectives and dangerous dames, to bold aviators and unspeakable horrors.

Before starting Crimson Streets, Roger and Janet worked with a team which published The Familiar (1988–1998), a professional print magazine dedicated to role-playing and adventure games.

Roger is a co-founder of the Game Publishers Association and an early supporter and member of CAR-PGa, the Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games. Both enjoy playing “let’s pretend” with their friends via tabletop role-playing games. Janet is a fan of mystery and crime novels, whereas Roger is a fan of classic science-fiction and fantasy. They both really enjoy genre movies; the good ones—and the really, really bad ones.

Ashley R. Hall

Ashley has spent the last fifteen years working in international and domestic film, television, and politics. As a screenwriter, she received accolades for her 2020 horror feature screenplay, The Cure. She was also hired to write short narrative trailers for the Something Wicked and Something Wonderful Music Festival. These films were released both to a live audience of more than 200,000 and on YouTube where they received over 150,000 views.

Ashley’s range of experience includes working in television as a post production coordinator for shows like Psych, Castle and Complications, writing and producing an international podcast, Square Peg, which now has 150,000 downloads, international work (the Australian sci-fi television pilot Soulkeeper starring Lachlan James), independent films (Sympathetic Details starring the cast of HBO’s The Wire) and comedy. For five years, she performed stand up, making regular appearances at Westside Theater and the Comedy Store in LA.

Ashley has done speech rewrites for congressional candidates, and twice appeared on NPR Weekend Edition. She has also worked professionally on five campaigns as a regional organizing director and campaign manager. She’s originally from outside of Richmond, VA and received her B.A. in Communications and Film at Virginia Tech. She loves her dog, her family, cooking, traveling and going to Gwarbar.

S.C. Houff

S.C. Houff is the daughter of a revolutionary and a TV quiz master. A natural story teller and a full-time geek, she has been known to tell a tale or two which is mostly considered lying. She is not a liar but the author behind the From the Files of the Department of the Arcane series. While not having received any awards for her fiction, she is a two-time Geography Bee Champion and once lettered in marching band. She is also the co-host of the Adventures of Todd and Shannon podcast and an unrepentant selfie-taker. When not writing or podcasting, S.C. Houff can be found taking a nap or hanging out with a tiny beagle named Watson.

David Keener

David Keener is an author, editor, and podcaster who lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two, oops, three, inordinately large dogs. He writes SF, fantasy, and mystery but loves mashing up his favorite genres in new and unexpected ways, as seen in books like Bitter Days and Road Trip.

He is the grand instigator behind the Worlds Enough anthology series, and co-editor of the first two volumes, Fantastic Defenders and Fantastic Detectives.

He is a founding member of the Hourlings Podcast Project, covering writing-related topics. He also frequently speaks at conventions, where he often conducts writing workshops.

O. Hai Mark

O. Hai Mark is a twitch streamer, blogger, and podcaster that loves the oft-maligned movies that are considered terrible by other people’s standards. He streams Magic: The Gathering and other content most days of the week, hosts a weekly web show on terrible movies, and blogs about life as a geek. In addition, he has added short film producer to his bio this year, with two films making the festival circuit in 2024.

Cass Morris

Cass Morris is a writer living in central Virginia. Her novels, The Aven Cycle, are Roman-flavored historical fantasy. She is also one-third of the team behind the three-time Hugo Award Finalist podcast Worldbuilding for Masochists. Cass works as Research Editor and Worldbuilding Specialist at Plato Learning, a company which runs mythology-themed summer camps and other educational programming. Cass provides developmental editing for the camps’ immersive, interactive theatrical experiences. Previously, she worked as Academic Resources Manager at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA. She holds a Master of Letters in Shakespeare studies from Mary Baldwin University and a BA in English and History from the College of William and Mary. Her novel, The Bloodstained Shade, is a finalist for this year’s Webster Award.

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