She’s been a fan since her brother introduced her to Andre Norton way long ago, and it only got worse with Star Wars and then… Well you know how it goes. Costuming, Media, etc. Her first convention was in 1978 in New York City. She went to… count em’… ONE Dragon Con as a fan and foolishly volunteered for staff for this track in its inaugural year. Now she runs the lunatic asylum. In her mundane life she teaches at Full Sail University, a haven to many a geek in its own right.
Born in NY and grew up with Star Trek, Star Wars and the NASA Space Program. I’m a geek and a nerd with occasional forays into dork…..and I have the bloodlines to prove it. Started attending Dragon Con 14 years ago, made some friends, got sucked in by Mon Capitan (Hi Kel!) and I now have even more fun actually being part of the Con instead of just attending the Con.
Staff – AKA Residents of the Loonie Bin:
Jennifer “A.J.” Neault has had a love of Sci-Fi since she was a child, watching the “Cheesy” movies played on the Sci-Fi channel with her Dad. Her love of Sci-Fi has grown as she got older, from everything to Star Trek, Battle Star Galactica and all the, still “Cheesy” movies on the SyFy channel. Jennifer has been an active staff member of the ASF&F track for 5 years. She decided to join the staff in order to get a more in depth Con experience, learning the whys and wheres of Con.
Founding Member and Former President of the Atlanta Science Fiction Society, resident alien Aaron has become a fixture on the local fan scene since his arrival in the colonies two decades ago. Due to his employers totally unreasonable demand that he actually shows up in their office on a semi-regular basis (jerks) he doesn’t get to read as much SF as he’d like, but as sleep is overrated he does manage to keep up with TV; current faves include Game of Thrones, The Borgias, Spartacus, Grimm, Falling Skies, Arrow and Continuum. He really wishes his office was like the one in Suits….
Former secret agent and current Boogie Knight. Smap has been a part of the fan community for quite some time. She’s involved in many fandoms, past and present with Supernatural being at the current top of the list. She’s one of the filk group the Boogie Knights, who have performed at cons all over the East Coast.
Life long Sci-fi and Fantasy fan with a healthy Historical twist. A Chef by trade and loves to blend it with Historical Reenactment. A Floridian Native with a long history of going to Conventions starting with a Star Trek Convention back in the 80s.
Boisterous and outgoing are not normally adjectives applied to nerds, but they are completely appropriate. He’s a computer dork by trade, cosplayer by hobby and an enthusiastic drinker; but you can call him Don.
Chief Engineer and GoogleFu Guru of the group. Derek has a background in science, technology, investigation and dabbles in debunking. He grew up watching Star Trek in Syndication, fell in love with The Next Generation, and was an avid reader of Sci-Fi and Sci-Fantasy until adulting got in the way. He enjoys Pina Coladas, getting caught in the rain and trolling trolls for the lulz. (Why Kel puts up with him, the world will never know).