Presenting the current Gang of Meddling Kids:
Jason 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 also likes dogs. And bacon.
Timothy Harvey is a Kansas City based writer, director, actor and editor, with something of a passion for film noir movies. He was the art director for the recently release horror film Fetch, and serves on the board of directors for the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City.
Curtis Smith, a native of Curtistan, is the current president of the Kansas City Horror Club and a lifelong fanboy. He’s also an actor, whip maker, and musician. Visit the web site here.
Dustin 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 FETCH, 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.
Annaleigh Josephs - A self-proclaimed Browncoat, Ringer, and geek, Annaleigh Josephs has been in love with Sci Fi and fantasy since the first time she walked in on her father watching Star Wars. With an adoration of the Whedonverse, SyFy, various authors ranging from H.G. Wells to Laurel K. Hamilton and Jeanine Frost, and a well-made drink, she found a home writing for SciFi4Me starting with alcohol-related articles and expanding from there. She is a Certified Specialist of Spirits through the Society of Wine Educators and writes on her personal blog, The Tiddly Tales of AJ the Lush.
Dan 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!
Chris Hager discovered his love for Sci-Fi at a young age, watching Star Wars and Aliens on TV with his father and fearing that his bedroom door would not be strong enough to hold a Xenomorph at bay. He earned his Bachelor’s from Texas A&M and while he has dabbled in many interests (including developing a brief appreciation for country music) and appreciates good storytelling of any kind, Sci-Fi still captures his imagination most of all. A computer whiz by day, Chris’ true passion lies in songwriting, screenwriting and gaming. He still wants to be an X-Wing pilot when he grows up.
Kali basically grew up in comic shops and arcades in the 80′s and early 90′s developed a love of all things SciFi from her mother who showed her movies like Alien and read her books like A Wrinkle in Time when she was a wee little dork. Nowadays she can be still be found in comic shops and working in video game stores and debating over drinks.
Casey “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. He’s a soon to be graduate of the University of Kansas gaining 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 like. As far as fan cultures, he’s a Whovian (post 2005) and a Brony as well as a member of several lesser known fandoms and has attended a small handful of conventions.
As a youth, Rusty Jones got sucked into the comics world when he realized that they made books with pictures about the superheroes on Saturday morning cartoons. Since then he has shamelessly hunted comics in spinner racks, shelves, and longboxes in every comic store, bookstore, drug store, flea market and antique mall that he has the gas money to get to. When not rooting through comics like a deranged mole person, he’s usually at a local live music venue slowly wrecking his hearing and liver.
Elle Le is your typical 90’s child who grew up watching those stellar Saturday morning cartoons, reading marvelous comics, and playing video games. Fast forward to present day and not much has changed. Her true passion is teaching. She has debated with students about the age old Playstation vs. Xbox dispute…and won. This girl has recently spread her Marvel wings, and is exploring the other comic realms. Come join her!
Debbie Bell is a graphic designer, classic film lover, and Sci-Fi fan all rolled into one. It was inevitable that her natural curiosity plus a lifetime of reading, listening to and watching Sci-Fi would lead her to a trek to conventions across the continent for an insider’s peek at what goes into the creation of her favorite genre. As an artist, she holds a deep respect for those professionals she’s met in her travels who work countless hours crafting that which thrills appreciative audiences in movie theaters, on their laptops and in front of their 50″ HDTVs.
Team New York:
Louie Pearlman is a Canadian comedian, song-writer and educator living in Queens, NY. He is a director, puppeteer and performer with the acclaimed entertainment company The Story Pirates. He also recently appeared as J. Jonah Jameson in the zero-budget musical The Spidey Project, and produces and directs the monthly improv/music show Beauty Love Truth through the production company Sparkle Television. His two favorite superheroes are Animal Man and Plastic Man.
Andy Schneeflock is an actor, writer, director, teacher and improvisor. He is a member of the acclaimed entertainment/arts in education company The Story Pirates and an acting teacher for the award winning off-Broadway, Atlantic Theater Company.
Dylan Feschencko is an elusive man who, like Jack Kerouac, is always on the road; or like Dr. Richard Kimble, is always hiding in the shadows waiting for the moment he can clear his name. He is famous for attending parties and never getting noticed/caught. (Well, he would be famous for such a thing if he was ever noticed/caught at a party.) When it comes to sci-fi he enjoys Star Wars, Star Trek, Warehouse 13, The Walking Dead, Misfits and any story involving someone discovering their true identity that has been lost or taken from them. Do not attempt to contact him.
Zachary Barash — bio coming soon!
Willow Polson has been a professional writer for over 20 years, getting her start on the staff of a magazine publishing company. Her mother and grandfather were printers by trade, so there’s always been a little ink in her blood. Including ghostwriting gigs, she’s written 10 books and too many articles to count. Most recently, she was Managing Editor for www.HousePetrelli.com, helped run the official Heroes fan club for NBC, and is helping to develop a fan relations partnership with Fox for Touch. She also placed in the top 20 finalists of Stan Lee’s writing contest for The Seekers, and is working on a 4-issue comic with artist Ken Lashley.
Erik A. Williams is an actor, producer, host, voice over artist, Weird Al fan, 80s cartoon enthusiast, and all-around pop culture nerd. He has been a dedicated couch potato and movie fan since a very young age which has made his brain soaked with useless facts like that All in the Family actually had a spinoff called Archie Bunker’s Place which lasted four seasons and at one point knocked Mork and Mindy out of its Sunday-night time slot. Besides acting and working in the hardware department of Sears, he hosts his own talk show web series called It’s About Time in which he speaks with all the people making things happen around the planet via in-person interviews and Skype video chat. His favorite comic books (currently) are Superman and Buffy season 9.
Leslie 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.
David Parsons is a digital animator, visual effects artist, reader and writer of fantasy and science fiction, amateur physicist and all around swell guy from Texas. David uses only 100% all natural, gluten free computers for his art and writing.