Guests

AnachroCon invites you to get to know our Guests for AnachroCon 2018 “The Viking Age!”

Lee Martindale, Mistress of Ceremonies 

“A Bard is one who walks between the worlds”, and Lee Martindale, Named “The Copper Bard”
and this year’s Mistress of Ceremonies, moves among many. As an anthologist, she edited the
groundbreaking SUCH A PRETTY FACE and THE LADIES OF TRADE TOWN. As a writer,
her short stories have appeared in Esther Friesner’s TURN THE OTHER CHICK, CHICKS
AND BALANCES, WITCH WAY TO THE MALL and FANGS FOR THE MAMMARIES,
three volumes of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s SWORD & SORCERESS anthology series,
Greenberg & Devers’ CATOPOLIS, Roby James’ WARRIOR WISEWOMAN 2, Lee & Miller’s
LOW PORT, and others. BARD’S ROAD, a collection of her work, was published in 2014.
Lee is a Lifetime Active Member and former member of the Board of Directors of SFWA, a
veteran human rights activist, fencer, member of the SCA, and owner of nano-press HarpHaven
Publishing. She lives in Plano, TX and shares news with friends and fans at
http://www.HarpHaven.net

JV Green


Presenting Java! Best known for his long running stent at Dr. Frank N Furter with Atlanta’s own live cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Lips Down On Dixie, Atlanta’s longest running Rocky Horror cast and theatrical event. Featured at the Plaza Theater on Ponce De Leon, Fridays at Midnight for an amazing 14 of the 16 years the show has been running. Also been the headlining Frank N Furter for 13 of the 16 performances of the show for Dragon Con.  Along with performing with the acclaimed shadow cast, he is also an Actor and Filmmaker. Appearing in such films asThe Blind Side,” “Ben 10: Alien Swarm,” and on television with “Drop Dead Diva” and as a reoccurring zombie on The Walking Dead.” And on feature the film ACE: The Zombie,” and will be starring in the upcoming ensemble found footage horror film“The Lost Footage” from Crimson Films, and the upcoming comedy horror film “Atlanta Vampire Movie” By Idol Hands Entertainment/ and Mile 29 Films also responsible for Ace the Zombie. As well as Azazel  In the Youtube series UNCANNY X-Men (also Co Executive Producer and Head of Makeup) and along with Producer and creator of the Youtube Webseries, “Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor” (Also starring as the Doctor himself!). Java is also an established Visual Effects Makeup Artist, working with Netherworld Haunted House,  voted #1 in the nation several years consecutively,  Java has since gone on to launch his own production company, Jymeni Productions, LLC. Java is also a  published author, with several erotica fiction stories with Wilde City Press.  Find and keep up with him on facebook and IMDb! http://www.imdb.com/ name/nm2191608/?ref_=fn_al_nm_ 1

 Stephanie Osborn 

Award-winning author Stephanie Osborn, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery, is a veteran of more than 20 years in civilian/military space programs, with graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including geology and anatomy. 

She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to some 35+ books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the Cresperian Saga book series, and has written the critically acclaimed Displaced Detective Series, described as “Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files,” and the award-winning, exciting Sherlock Holmes: Gentleman Aegis series. Her newest venture: Division One, her take on the urban legend of the mysterious people who make things…disappear. 

In addition to her writing, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery now happily “pays it forward,” teaching math and science through numerous media including radio, podcasting and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science-fiction think tank.


Doctor Osborn


 Seth Rainey
 A group of friends who are dedicated to teaching, and learning about the cultures of Viking age Scotland. Picts, scots, norse, saxons, gales and others. Living history is a passion we all share. Led in battle and in peace by Ceann-Cinnidh brick Lee Nelson (the silver tounge) and his council we wish to recreate life in Scotland between 790-830.

 SCA
The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

 


Mandy and G.D. Burkhead
Mandy and G.D. Burkhead are a writing duo based in Nashville, TN. They published their first book, The Black Lily, in August 2017. Mandy is a librarian and Gary works for the newspaper. When not writing, they enjoy reading, playing video games, cosplaying, and attending conventions.You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter @burkshelf, find them on Goodreads, or email them at burkshelf@gmail.com.
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