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Participant Bios
Jesse Howell
Jesse is a member of Secundus Surectum, the Phoenix chapter of One World By Night
Nicole Givens Kurtz
Nicole Givens Kurtz is the author of a number of novels and short stories. She is also an Instructor at the University of New Mexico, Gallup. Her most recent work is Zephyr Unfolding. Nicole Givens Kurtz is the author of: The Soul Cages, Browne Candidate (EPPIE and Dream Realm Award Finalist in SF), and A Complete Woman. Her short stories have appeared in such noted publications as Anotherealm, Jackhammer Ezine, Dragon Soup, Orpheus Romance and Wild Child Press. In addition to fiction, her nonfiction articles have appeared in AFRIQUE Newsmagazine as well as Moondance, and ePregnancy. Nicole is a member of Critters Online Critique Workshop, National Association of Women Writers and EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection). She has also taken classes at the Santa Fe summer campus of Bread Loaf School of English.
Bill Laubenheimer is the a filk writer of such works as "Technical Writer", "A Norse is Norse", "Banger and Mash" and "Bid Party". He has interest in current technology and its impact on society.
Bill Laubenheimer
Bob Leverton
Bob is a member of Secundus Surectum, the Phoenix chapter of One World By Night.
Jack Mangan
Jack Mangan is a writer, musician, Software Quality Engineer, etc., born in New Jersey, but now residing in Glendale, Arizona, with his wife and three children. A Google search for his name may turn up his novella, "Dirk Moonfire & the Nefarious Space Women" which was one of four selected to appear in Creative Guy Publishing's electronic and print anthology, "Amityville House of Pancakes Omnibus, vol. 1". You may also find his pieces published at Neometropolis magazine and Comrades e-zine. If you have time, click the search results linking to Beyond Infinity Magazine (http://www.beyondinfinitymagazine.com) for his book review and mythology columns, the latter of which pits notable figures from various mythologies head-to-head. In addition to all that, his guitar playing can be heard on the Matt Mango CD releases, "Be the Light" and "The Wishing Bridge".
Alice Massoglia
A 17 year veteran on the SF&F book selling front, Alice has also worked at Staff or Committee level for approximately a dozen regional or larger SF Conventions, and about the same number of local SF Conventions. She is a part of the group putting on Regency Dance events both locally and at other conventions and is a member of one of the Baker Street Irregulars. Although living in Los Angeles, Alice considers herself to be part of Arizona fandom.
Don Markstein
Don makes his living as a writer and editor. In 1981, Don and his wife, GiGi Dane, founded Apatoons, a cooperative publication which has, in the years since, featured the work of some of animation's top commentators. He edited Comics Revue, a monthly anthology of newspaper comics, from 1984-87, and 1992-96. In 1992, he edited A Prince Valiant Companion, which, among other things, summarized the princely adventurer's entire career in Sunday comics from 1937-80. In 1994, he edited Hot Tips from Top Comics Creators, a compendium of wisdom about how to make comics, distilled from hundreds of interviews in Comics Interview magazine. In 1999, he started writing Don Markstein's Toonopedia™, a project he expects to work on for the rest of his life. Part of the reason is to share some of the information he's gathered. But it also works as an excuse to play with toons.

Martin Massoglia
A fan and purveyor of fine science fiction and fantasy books for the last 17 years, Marty can usually be found at the dealer's table but is also well known for teaching regency, country and ballroom dancing at local conventions.
Loretta McKibben
Loretta McKibben does education and public outreach for the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, and the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. She works for Professor Alfred McEwen, the Principal Investigator of HiRISE.

Michael Mennenga
Michael R. Mennenga (men-en-gay) began writing in the late 1980s.In 1996 he turned his attention to writing for the Internet. In 1998 he joined a developing writing community and was soon asked to become part of the staff. After only 1 year as a staff member he was asked to become its executive editor . During this time the site received recognition from Writer's Digest and Forbes Publishing before the release of his first book forced his resignation as editor in 1999. He is a member of The Arizona Authors Association, Toastmasters International and is a Book Crazy Author. He is working full-time as an author and as host of the Internet Radio Talk Show called "The Dragon Page" (www.dragonpage.com). Along with his co-host Evo Terra, they broadcast worldwide on Internet radio stations, and in syndication on many AM & FM stations throughout the US and Canada. The show features interviews with Sci-fi / Fantasy authors, publishers, and artists - and they discuss many other related Sci-fi topics, news, and events.
Frank McShane
Frank is a member of United Federation of Phoenix.
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Edouard B Mesert
Edouard B Mesert is a member of the SW Costumers Guild. He is a recreation specialist and techie with an emphasis on Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Science Tech.
Allison Mitchell
Allison Mitchell is a textile artist, and has experience in quilting, general sewing and dollmaking. You may have seen her dolls in the art shows-she makes the dragons. While she has no experience with the costumer's guild, she has made her own costumes for SCA events and has experience with the sewing aspects therein.
Chris LaMont
Chris Lamont is a director of a number of films. He is co-founder of International Horror and Science Fiction Film Festival. His most currenty work is "Quality Time" which is in post-production.
Adam McArdle
Adam is a member of Secundus Surectum, the Phoenix chapter of One World By Night.
Vicki Meith
Vicki is a member of Tithe of Souls and is the LepreCon XXXII Registration director
Ethan Moe
Ethan's loves have always bounced between writing, computers and filmmaking. With the growing industry of digital effects and editing, he thinks it appropriate to see all of his dreams converging into one. The whole DJ thing kind of came about by complete accident. Really. Over the past three years, Ethan (aka CyberDJ Moekandu), his closest friends, along with his brother and sister, have been throwing dances and “chill” parties at the local science fiction conventions. As an avid music fan, he figures, even if your dream job becomes your day job, it's always nice to have a hobby.