Meet the Team

You’ll notice there are a lot of people here, and the roster changes from time to time. That’s because SciFi4Me is operated by an all-volunteer staff. We put in our time to do this because we love it, and because we think we have something of value to share with you. We’re fans, and we love having conversations with other fans.

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Team Kansas City:


SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_JasonHunt2Jason P. Hunt
– a fan of science fiction since age 5, when he saw a guy in a gold shirt and a guy in a blue shirt, and the guy in the blue shirt had pointed ears… A fan of science fiction ranging from Heinlein and Asimov to Roddenberry and Rockne and everything in between, he is the producer/director of the rom-com The Apology Dance and author of the sci-fi novella The Hero At the End Of His Rope. His short film Species Felis Dominarus was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel’s 2007 Exposure competition, and he has two awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association along with several Addy awards and citations. He also likes dogs. And bacon.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_TimHarveyTimothy Harvey is a Kansas City based writer, director, actor and editor, with something of a passion for film noir movies. He’s more or less the editor of Horror4Me.com. He was the art director for the horror films American Maniacs, Blood of Me, and the pilot for the science fiction series Paradox City. His own short films include the Noir Trilogy, 9 1/2 Years, and The Statement of Randolph Carter, adapted for the screen by Jason Hunt. He serves on the board of directors for the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_DanHandleyDan Handley was raised a Trekkie, fell in love with Star Wars at an early age, and became obsessed with comic book superheroes.  He spent his youth dreaming of how to get real superpowers, starships, and so on.  Dan has since grown out of that childish dreamer phase … and is ready to start acquiring!

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_MaiaAdesMaia Ades resented the demanding schedule of first grade, as it interfered with her afternoon TV schedule. Now she watches TV for “research” and in order to write show reviews. She is currently involved in independent film production, and enjoys creating fine art. Sharing the work with others at screenings and art shows is the best part of creating artistic work.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_DustinAdairDustin Adair grew up telling odd stories to concerned family members in Wimberley, Texas. He went on to study Screenwriting and Costume Design at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently tells odd stories to concerned friends in Kansas City, Missouri. His Film Credits include Costume Design for American Maniacs, The Statement of Randolph Carter, and Change For a Dollar. Screenwriting credits include Pro Choice, The Taking of Savannah, and Story By credit for 9 ½ Years and Late One Night.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_CaseyShreveCasey “The N00basaurus” Shreve is an avid gamer, to say the least.  His pull to video games, let alone science fiction, has been a lifelong pursuit of both entertainment and fandom.  Beware! He’s a graduate of the University of Kansas. After killing the last boss of college, he’s been granted the boon of a general studies degree that focuses on key aspects of the electronic entertainment industry.  Along with gaming, other interests of the N00basaurus are movies, books, and the occasional shiny object.  As far as fan cultures go, he’s an active Whovian (post 2005) and a Brony, as well as a member of several lesser known fandoms. Press start, saddle up your dinosaur and tip your fez. The N00basaurus is ready to play.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_JenniferWiseJennifer Wise grew up a Star Wars girl in a family of Trekkies. She’s an avid consumer of fantasy-themed media, tabletop games, DC Comics, movies of nearly any sort, and science fiction stories. She once got kicked out of 11th grade English class for arguing with her teacher over the report that her life’s ambition of “strategic use of nano-machines to gradually break down and relocate the material of the Earth, thus destroying the planet”, claiming it DID fit the criteria as ‘possible within our lifetime’.

Ironically, Jennifer went into History instead of Science, and is currently teaching high schoolers, inspiring joy and wonder through subtle use of Bill Nye episodes and Batman quotes.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_TeresaWickershamTeresa Wickersham has dabbled in fanfic, gone to a few conventions, created some award-winning (and not so award winning) masquerade costumes, worked on the Save Farscape campaign, and occasionally presents herself as a fluffy bunny or a Krampus.

 

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_MackennaRileyMackenna Riley grew up watching the Adam West Batman TV series with her dad and has loved all things comic book and sci-fi related ever since. Mackenna is now a cake decorator, theater goer and techie, musician, and somewhat of a Star Wars fan. She also moonlights as a galactic assassin, and many refer to her as a “professional.”

 

 

scifi4me_stafficon_samsentman2Sam Sentman is an actor, writer and horror/sci-fi/fantasy junkie. He fell in love with being scared at the age of four when his father brought home the family’s first VCR and his uncle went to the video store and rented Jaws. It took him a long time before he was able to use the toilet… (Water=Jaws)

Since then he’s been watching, reading and listening to any good scary stories he can get his hands on. He’s also quite the Star Wars geek and loves a good fantasy epic. He’s currently a traveling IT Guy with lives with his two fascinating sons, two dogs, and two cats, along with their mother, who performs the miraculous feat of preventing the house from imploding.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_LaurenGarrisonA native of the Kansas City area, Lauren Garrison has been a gaming enthusiast since her introduction to the original Nintendo Entertainment System with classic titles such as Super Mario Bros., Dr. Mario, and Duck Hunt. Even before that, her father started her with CPU games such as Doom and Wolfenstein.

In the twenty years to follow, she continued to foster her love for video games while also becoming an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy and horror. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism from the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Classic gamer at heart, you can usually find her on Xbox Live under her alias “dreadedSage”.

 

scifi4me_stafficon_mindyinlowMindy Inlow is the Intern Without Portfolio, who is still alive. She escaped from the dog park of Southern California where she served coffee to The Terminator, Buffy, and Kanan Jarrus (to name a few) and taught art to Pluto Nash’s children. Should she ever be stranded on a desert island, her science-fiction movie star companion would be Harrison Ford. With a degree in Art and English, she brings her love of wordsmithing to all things sci-fi and would eventually apply her art skills to it as well. Her passion is discovering new stories and new heroes and possibly build her portfolio.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_DavidBakerDavid Baker is a lifelong geek who has been collecting comics and loving B movies for 25+ years. He grew up on movies like Critters, Phantasm, Goonies, Blade Runner, and Flash Gordon and worked his way through the horror, comedy and action sections of the local video store.

He currently reads comics from publishers like Image, Aftershock, Black Mask, Boom, etc. and his most prized comic is the complete original run of Preacher #’s 1-66. He has been attending comic conventions across the country for years and loves table-top gaming, D&D, and is currently (slowly) 3D printing a map of a custom world.

 

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Team California:

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_AngieFSuttonAngie Fiedler Sutton is a writer, photographer, and all-round fangirl geek.She currently lives in Los Angeles, and primarily covers geek culture, entertainment, and the performing arts. She’s been published in Den of Geek, Stage Directions, LA Weekly, The Mary Sue, and more. You can see more of her work (and her social media connections) over at her website angiefsutton.com.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_JayMcDowell

Jay McDowell is a walking vault of completely useless knowledge & trivia (great for a game of Trivial Pursuit, lousy in a zombie apocalypse). He saw a certain movie set in a galaxy far, far away in the theater at the age of five & never looked back, pop culturally speaking. He watches an unhealthy amount of truly atrocious sci-fi & horror B-movies (he watched “Manos”: The Hands of Fate with his new bride on their honeymoon; inexplicably, she’s still with him). Episodic television was ruined for him by Lost. He thinks pizza is Nature’s perfect food, encompassing all five food groups (meat, dairy, grains, vegetables & grease) in every bite.

 

 

scifi4me_stafficon_kevinschummKevin Schumm was raised on DC Comics, Ray Bradbury, and The Six Million Dollar Man (which he still believes is 100% scientifically accurate). He loves watching good horror movies and bad sci-fi. As a full-grown adult, he is still deathly afraid of the dark. Studying first History and then Religion, Kevin naturally became an IT Professional. He lives in southern California, is married, and named his son after the evil red robot in Walt Disney’s The Black Hole.

 

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Team Texas:

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_LeslieWalkerLeslie Walker is a member of the old guard, one whose love of sci-fi flowered during those golden years in the late 70s and early 80s, when Alien, Star Wars, Blade Runner and The Terminator came to screen.  Since then, her interests have expanded beyond sci-fi to include pretty much any movie, TV show, or book that contains blood or mayhem.  By day, she masquerades as a quasi-normal business consultant; by night, she can be found glued to her Kindle, visiting other worlds.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_JeffHackworthThere have been tales of a mighty nerd who hails from the Republic of Texas. This nerd is said to possess mascot powers, cosplay skills, Power Ranger knowledge, comics and video game abilities, while being a mild mannered school teacher. He is Jeff Hackworth! Let’s get ready for a Hack Attack!


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Team Northeast:

scifi4me_stafficon_mariafossMaria Foss by day works as a clerk in the New York State court system and by night roams the Internet reading, blogging and monster tweeting. Her genre interests are as diverse as they are eclectic, encompassing Tolkien and Star Wars, X-Men and Star Trek, Doctor Who and Captain America, zombies and mutants, apocalyptic futures and time travel, anime and cyber punk, board games and role playing. She’s currently an administrator of the largest Facebook fan site for 12 Monkeys, a show she fell in love with while previewing it as a Nielsen screener a year before it aired.

Maria has written reviews, previews, recaps, analyses and more rarely, fan fiction. She is currently a member of the Paley Center for Media and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Past associations include being an editor at West of the Moon, a Tolkien fan fiction archive, the Northeast Region Media Coordinator for the Society for Creative Anachronism and an Assistant to the Arts Editor of the Times Record, a local daily newspaper. For fun she cuddles with cats, target shoots and bakes delicious things that are bad for her.

 

Laura Nadler‘s life changed forever at age 10 in a darkened NY theater when she heard the words, “I’m Luke Skywalker.  I’m here to rescue you.” Since then, she’s never met a space craft she didn’t like. She loves tales of time-travel (especially with monkeys), mythical creatures, science and all things X-men. She is also a Shakespeare junkie.  When not mainlining sci-fi programming or reading, Laura can be found running her own consulting firm, traveling the globe and also writing about food and wine – which she consumes at the same rate she binged Firefly and Fringe.

 

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Team Midwest:

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_ThomasTownleyThomas Townley lives in Kingman, KS. A fan of all stuff genre. SciFi? Check. Fantasy? Check. MST3k? Pro Wrestling? Double check. MMORPG? Y.E.S. Comic books? Has long boxes full. Conventions? At least four a year. Thomas knows genre…and cookies.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_AnnLaabs

After twenty years in retail bookstore management, Ann Laabs belatedly realized that bookselling was the Road to Riches she’d once thought.  Now she works in legal support, supporting people smarter than herself.  Along with her spousal unit Dave Margosian, she lives with two cat/sloth hybrids in Milwaukee,near beautiful Lake Michican.

 

SciFi4Me_StaffIcon_DaveMargosianAs life paths go, Dave Margosian‘s is rather similar to Mr. Harvey’s. Dave went to art school. He’s worked in bookstores since 1986, yet continues to enjoy doing so. He’s even had dalliances in the performing arts. Yet, through it all, Dave’s love for Sci-Fi in all it’s myriad forms has prevailed. His current plan is to take the voiceover world by storm, with an ultimate goal of voicing characters for Pixar.

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Team Florida:

Debbie Bell developed a passion for sci-fi at an early age when her big sis gave her paperback copies of novels by Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke, and she is unconscionably proud of the fact that she devoured all three seasons of Star Trek: TOS on its original 1966-1969 run. (If bribed with enough Saurian brandy, she will even tell you where the bowling alley is located on the U.S.S. Enterprise blueprints.)

Her profound interest in everything sci-fi was soon joined by an equal fascination with both classic and modern horror, and she claims a special fondness for obscure J-horror and Gojira films. When not busy with her graphic design studio, she can be found making occasional forays into conventions, festivals and film sets in order to get a true behind-the-scenes look at how the movie magic is made.

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