1995 Program Participants
CLICK A COVER FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANT BIOGRAPHIES FROM OTHER YEARS
---
HOME
 ||  TREKTRAK VIDEOS  ||  TREKTRAK PHOTO ALBUM
---
Sally Aaron
The Missing Minority
Sally became a Star Trek fan when the original series was first broadcast in September 1966, when she was 12.  Her favorite episodes are "Amok Time," "The Trouble with Tribbles," "A Piece of the Action" and "City on the Edge of Forever," and she served as Vice-President of the United Federation of Trekkers in Columbia, South Carolina from 1980 to 1988.  Sally tries to live the basic tenets of Trek philosophy and attends as many Trek cons as come through Columbia.  She has been a fan of NexTrek since its first season and enjoys Deep Space Nine and Voyager as well.  This is Sally's second year as a TrekTrak panelist.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Dafydd ab Hugh
Star Trek Writers' Workshop
Dafydd (pronounced DAH-veth) is the author of the infamous Deep Space Nine book Fallen Heroes, "the one where everyone dies," and the Next Generation novel Balance of Power, where Wesley Crusher counterfeits gold-pressed latinum.  In addition to these Star Trek books, the indefatiguable ab Hugh also wrote the Arthur War Lord saga, Arthur War Lord and Far Beyond the Wave, from Avon, and the Jiana novels Heroing and Warriorwards from Baen Books.  In between these magnificent epics, the lecher of Hollywood penned "The Coon Rolled Down and Ruptured his Larinks, a Squeezed Novel by Mr. Skunk," (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1990; Year's Best Science Fiction, Eighth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois; Nebula Awards 26, edited by James Morrow).  "Coon" was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, narrowly losing because of anti-doggie-sex bigotry.  He insists the story is "autobiographical, but not literal."
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Bill Bevil
The Maquis:  Heroes or Outlaws?
Bill has been a fan and follower of Star Trek since first viewing syndicated reruns as a kid, and has been active in the Atlanta science fiction community for about four years.  Previously a member of Starfleet International and the Klingon Legion of Assault Warriors, Bill now serves as Treasurer of the Star Wars based fan club, the Rebel Alliance Fleet, as well as Editor of the RAF's newsletter The Headquarters Frigate.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Michael Capobianco
Star Trek: Voyager:  The Verdict
Michael has published one solo science fiction novel, Burster (Bantam, 1990).  He is co-author, with William Barton, of the controversial hardcore science fiction book Iris (Doubleday, 1990; Bantam paperback, 1991) and the critically acclaimed near-future novel Fellow Traveler, 1991), as well as several magazine articles on planetology and the exploration of the solar system.  Their story "The Adventure of the Russian Grave" appeared in the anthology Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (DAW, 1995).  He has just turned in Alpha Centauri, a third novel collaboration with William Barton, which will be published in 1996 by Avon Books.  Capobianco will be the next Vice President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Robert J. Christensen
Star Trek: The Animated Series
A lifelong science fiction and animation fan, Robert first got hooked on both with fantasy adventure series of the mid-60's like Herculoid, Space Ghost and Jonny Quest.  When he became a Trek fan in 1970, the two interests merged with the animated Star Trek series.  Since becoming an "adult," he continues his devout amatuer interest in animation, having written college papers on Walt Disney, Fantasia and the Japanimation classic Nausica of the Valley of Wind, as well as a dozen or so fanzine articles on topics ranging from the Golden Age of Warner Brothers and Fred Quimby to Ralph Bakshi and The Dirty Pair.  He has also written nine gaming articles for GDW's Challenge magazine, received honorable mentions for horror fiction in his college newspaper and has recently won Handmade Games' "Dark Confrontation Short Story Contest."  Incidentally, in this year's Dark Con game, he is playing... a cartoon character.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Ann C. Crispin
An Hour with Ann C. Crispin
Star Trek: Voyager:  The Verdict
Ann is the author of the best-selling Star Trek novels Yesterday's Son, Time for Yesterday and The Eyes of the Beholders.  Her latest Star Trek novel, Sarek, spent five weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list.  Ann also scripted the audio tape versions of her novels Yesterday's Son, Time for Yesterday and Sarek.  In 1984, she wrote the novelization of V, the million-copy bestseller based on the science fiction television miniseries.

Look for Ann's Star Wars short story, "Play It Again, Figrin D'An", in Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, hot off the presses this month.  She also wrote a story called "Skin Deep" for the upcoming Star Wars anthology Tales from Jabba the Hutt's Palace. Both anthologies are edited by Kevin J. Anderson.

Ann's major undertaking to date has been her StarBridge series for ACE Books.  The series titles include StarBridge, Silent Dances, Shadow World, Serpent's Gift and Silent Songs.  Upcoming works include a fantasy trilogy for Avon Books, currently titled Storms of Destiny, Wings of Vengeance and Flames of Chaos.  She will also be editing two more novels in her StarBridge series, Ancestor's World (authored by T. Jackson King) and Voices of Chaos (authored by Ru Emerson).

TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Peter David
An Hour with Peter David
Peter is the author of the Star Trek novels Q-Squared, Q-in-Law, Vendetta, A Rock and A Hard Place, The Rift, Imzadi and The Siege, which have spent more than six months on the New York Times Bestseller List, and has written for both Marvel's and DC's Star Trek comic books.  He also writes a weekly column for the Comics Buyer's Guide and is considered to be one of the most active and friendliest writers in the field.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Gary Ehrlich
Star Trek FilkSing
Gary comes to us from "The Fools From The Hill," as the Washington, DC filk community calls itself.  He is an avid Trek fan and filker who performs regularly at conventions in the Northeast.  He is also a shameless punster, as you will find out at the TrekFilk some of his worst puns appear in his Trek songs.  He answers to the nicknames "Gorgeous" and "Electro."
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Leslie Fish
Star Trek FilkSing
Leslie started playing guitar at 16 and started writing the first of hundreds of songs shortly thereafter.  She wrote her first filksong, "Fellowship Going South," in 1963.  In 1969, Leslie began writing her most famous (and best-loved) filksong, "Hope Eyrie" (a.k.a. "The Eagle Has Landed"), which took six years to complete.

Leslie has recorded two albums of space and Star Trek songs with her band, The Dehorn Crew: Folk Songs for Folk Who Ain't Even Been Yet (1976) and Solar Sailors (1977), which debuted the all-time most notorious Star Trek filksong ever written, "Banned from Argo."  These were the first of several solo albums, another with The Dehorn Crew, and dozens of songs, both alone and collaborative, on albums from every major filk label.  Her latest release is Our Fathers of Old (historical Rudyard Kipling).  Leslie's SCA tape with Joe Bethancourt, Serious Steel, is in process and due out this year, and more are planned.  She has received three Pegasus Awards, and was elected to the Filk Hall of Fame this year as one of the first inductees.

Leslie is also a professional writer.  In addition to her two fan novels (the Star Trek novel The Weight, and Outrider, a Mad Max/Road Warrior novel), she has out A Dirge For Sabis (part of the Sword of Knowledge trilogy) with C. J. Cherryh, several short stories and more in the works.

TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Rev. Jerry Garrison
Who Mourns for Adonais?
Rev. Jerry Garrison is an ordained Southern Baptist minister.  He holds a Bachelor or Arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans.  He has served churches in Louisiana and Alabama as Pastor and as Minister of Music.  He is a published composer and works as a computer specialist.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Christie Golden
Star Trek Writers' Workshop
Star Trek: Voyager:  The Verdict
Christie is the author of three best-selling novels for TSR's Ravenloft line, Vampire of the Mists, Dance of the Dead and The Enemy Within.  She has also written for TSR's anthologies:  "One Last Drink" for Realms of Valor and "Blood Sport" for Realms of Infamy.  Both feature her popular elven vampire, Jandar Sunstar.

Christie is boldly going into another shared world in January 1996 with the publication of her Star Trek: Voyager novel The Murdered Sun.  April 1996 will see the publication of her first original fantasy novel, Instrument of Fate, from Ace Books.

Short story credits include three stories for the Barnes & Noble anthologies 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories and 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, slated for July and August of 1995; "The Play's the Thing" for the anthology Miskatonic University; "Breathtaking Music," which will appear in Blood Muse; and "Summer Storms" for the Mercedes Lackey-related anthology Lammas Night, from Baen Books.

TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Mike Henigan
The Starfleet Conference at NASFiC
Mike has been a Star Trek and science fiction fan since 1966.  He has been a member of Starfleet for seven years, serving as a charter member of the USS Casco Bay, as well as the USS Longfellow, where he was the Commanding Officer for two years.  Mike founded the Starfleet International Conference Site Committee almost five years ago and still serves as its Director.  He is on staff at PortlandCon, WishCon, here at Dragon*Con and has been on panels at other science fiction and Star Trek conventions in the East, South and Midwest.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Kelly Hilliard
The Starfleet Conference at NASFiC
A Star Trek fan for more than eight years, Kelly has served on panels at the Atlanta Fantasy Fair, Dixie-Trek and previous Dragon*Cons.  He has been a member of the Starfleet chapter USS Republic for eight years and has served as its Captain for 3½ years.  Kelly helped establish Starfleet Atlanta and Trek Atlanta (networks of local clubs) three years ago, was the Zone 2 Coordinator of Region 2 in Starfleet for two years and is now the Acting Region 2 Coordinator.  Kelly was awarded Member of the Year in Region 2 for 1994 and is the Chair of the Starfleet International Conference here at this year's Dragon*Con.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Alexandra E. Honigsberg
Who Mourns for Adonais?
An author and musician, Alexandra's prose and poetry appears in anthologies such as I, Vampire II; Dark Destiny I and II, Angels of Darkness, Blood Muse, Dante's Disciples and Sorceries: Magicks Old & New.  Her music has taken her to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Madison Square Garden.  A certified hypnotherapist, Alexandra is also a scholar of Hebrew, comparative religions and tarot.  She lives in upper Manhattan, land of the Unicorn Tapestries, with her two cats and writer/musician husband.  Her virtual salon can be found on GEnie, SFRT1 (470), CAT 10, topic 10, A.HONIGSBERG.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

David M. Honigsberg
Who Mourns for Adonais?
David (D.HONIGSBERG on GEnie) lives, works and writes in New York City.  His short stories have appeared in the anthologies Elric:  Tales of the White Wolf and Tapestries.  David wrote the ChaosWorld Campaign Book with Michael A. Stackpole for Hero Games, and will appear in the upcoming anthologies Sorceries: Magicks Old & New and The Ultimate Silver Surfer.  A student of Jewish Mysticism, he teaches courses in Kabbalah in Manhattan.  David is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and has appeared in Greenwich Village and as a disk jockey in Hartford, Connecticut.  His scholarly pursuits include Arthurian studies and Judaica.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Larry D. Kirby III
Deep Space Nine: The Verdict
Tabloid Trek
The Maquis:  Heroes or Outlaws?
Larry has written fiction, articles, poetry and filksongs for numerous publications.  He published the genzine Starsong for five years and has published three collections of his filksongs and one of his poetry.  He is the former editor of the Starzone Science Fiction Club newsletter.  He gave up wishing for a Hugo when the hurricane by that name tried to eat his trailer.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Meredith C. Kirby
Tabloid Trek
Meredith is a former editor of Starsong magazine and currently edits her husband Larry's filksong collections.  She is three times past president of the Starzone Science Fiction Club.  Her Star Trek collection threatens to run her husband out of the house.  She is also a stepmother to ten rabbits.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Gary McGath
Star Trek FilkSing
Gary is a writer and performer of filk songs.  He has edited several filk books for conventions and is arranger for the filk group Critical Mass.  His first tape, Shrink Wrap Blues, has recently been released.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Tim McKenny
Deep Space Nine: The Verdict
Qué Sera Klingon?
Tim saw his first Star Trek episode, "The Arena," at age 5 and has been a Star Trek enthusiast ever since.  A frequent convention attendee, Tim has previously appeared on panels at Dragon*Con and is currently an officer of the Klingon Assault Group chapter IKV Thunderfire.  Tim is also an actor and has appeared on stage in productions of Romeo and Juliet, Sweet Bird of Youth and Leave it to Psmith.  He was also an extra in the comedy film Love Potion Number Nine.  Contrary to popular rumor, Tim is not part of the first wave of an alien invasion from Arcturus VII.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

M. I. "Morgan" Morey
Qué Sera Klingon?
"Morgan" was born, and that's when it all started.  At age 11, she discovered science fiction, and at age 15, she discovered Star Trek.  The combination has been unbeatable ever since.  When the original series was cancelled, she, like many other Trek fans, decided to write her own stories of Kirk, Spock, Sulu... and Klingons.

"A book, movie or TV show is only as good as its villains, and the Klingons are the best villains I've ever run across with apologies to Darth Vader, another of my favorite villains."  Is it any wonder a lot of her fan-fiction centers around Klingons?  In 1989, one of her stories won the Alpha Award for Best Author Fiction in Region Two of Starfleet.  Starduster II, the fanzine she edited, took Best Fanzine that same year.

Today, "Morgan" lives with five "cat children," works as an Assistant SysOp for SFRT3 on GEnie and is still trying to figure out how to cram 48 hours in a day.

TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Lewis Murphy
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Lewis has been a Star Trek fan for over twenty years and active in fandom for the last nine years.  He has been a member of the Klingon League of Assault Warriors and Starfleet International and is currently a member of the Klingon Assault Group.  Lewis is Co-Editor of Southern Gothic Magazine featuring horror, dark fantasy and fantasy, and is the science fiction book reviewer for Creative Loafing.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

James Riddlesperger
Deep Space Nine: The Verdict
James has been active in Star Trek fandom for 18 years.  He was a member of Starfleet International for four years, during which time he was Operations Officer and First Officer for one year each and Captain for two years of the USS Defiant in Birmingham, Alabama.  James has been on staff for Vulkon, GenesisCon, CreationCon and Dragon*Con.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Larry Septrick
Qué Sera Klingon?
Larry has lived in several places throughout the United States, Europe and even Japan, before settling down in Greensboro, North Carolina.  These moves have allowed him to experience many different cultures and languages.  Most likely, it's this exposure and his love for Star Trek which allow him to feel so at ease with his alter ego of the last five years:  Admiral Kroesh Septaric of the Klingon Assault Group.  As an Admiral in an international Star Trek fan club for Klingons, Larry is a commander directing more than forty chapters in a fleet that covers the Eastern time zone.  He is an accomplished leader and a great cook.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

John Tackett
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Qué Sera Klingon?
John has been a Star Trek fan for 20 years.  His first dealing with Trek fandom occurred when he found a neat little store called the Federation Trading Post, the first Trek store in the nation, while living in the San Francisco bay area.  John and his lovely wife Brenda have been involved in Atlanta fandom for about five years.  John has worked as a staff member for Dixie-Trek and Dragon*Con.  He is the former executive officer of the USS Rodger Young and is currently the Commanding Officer of the IKV Thunderfire of the Klingon Assault Group.  John is also the Deputy Commander for the Deep South Quadrant of KAG.  John has published a Trek fanzine called Voyages, as well as publishing newsletters for local Trek fan groups.  When John is not "exploring strange new worlds," he can usually be found on the information highway of local bulletin boards, as well as America Online and GEnie.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

"Tomé"
The Maquis:  Heroes or Outlaws?
A fan of Star Trek for most of his life and active in fandom for about seven years, "Tomé" was a member of Starfleet for about two years, was with the Klingon League of Assault Warriors for about 1½ years (during which time he served as Vice-President) and was also the Chief of Staff of the Klingon Embassy.  He was a member of the Klingon Assault Group for a year and is currently on Dragon*Con's Handicapped Access staff.  "Tomé" is especially interested in the social issues presented in Star Trek.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Edmund Trafford
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Tabloid Trek
Edmund has been a member of the USS Republic, the Atlanta chapter of Starfleet International, for six years.  He is a regular contributor of essays and reviews for Starfleet's bimonthly fan magazine, the Communiqué, which has an international circulation of 7,000.  As Chief of Communications for the Republic, he compiles and edits the club's newsletter ...And to the Republic and the annual fanzine The Republic Reader, a "best of" anthology of articles and features selected from newsletters.  He has previously presented discussions on various aspects of the Star Trek universe at Magnum Opus Con, Dixie-Trek and the last two Dragon*Cons.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Bjo Trimble
The Starfleet Conference at NASFiC
An Hour with Bjo Trimble
A science fiction fan since 1950, Bjo successfully spearheaded the "Save Star Trek" campaign in 1968 as well as the campaign to name NASA's first space shuttle Enterprise.  She is the author of The Star Trek Concordance and On the Good Ship Enterprise and made an appearance in the "Rec Deck" scene in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  Bjo has written articles for magazines as diverse as Starlog, Mother Earth News and the British mediazine Starburst.  She's also a lapidarist, craftsperson, costume designer, natural dye expert and cartoonist.  Bjo edits a visual media newsletter, Space-Time Continuum, and lives with her husband John, daughter Kathryn and their dog Princess in Houston, Texas.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Eric L. Watts
The Missing Minority
Eric has been an avid Star Trek fan since 1977.  He founded and was President of the United Federation of Trekkers in Columbia, South Carolina, the state's largest Star Trek fan club, from 1980 to 1988; served as Volunteer Coordinator of the Atlanta in 1995 WorldCon Bid Committee from 1991 to 1992 and has been Dragon*Con's Director of Star Trek Programming since 1992.  Eric is a former member of the amateur press associations Apa Enterprise, Talking of Trek, GAPS and Atlapa.  He has been a member of the amateur press association Imaginapa for almost 15 years and was recently reelected to his tenth term as its Central Mailer, and has also been the Central Mailer of the Dragon*Con Directors' apa Dragon*Citings since its first issue 2½ years ago.  Eric is the Editor & Publisher of The New Moon Directory, an annual index to amateur press associations; is a member of Southern Bears and writes a column, Whispers to Whiskers, for their monthly newsletter Growlings; and sings bass in the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.  In real life, he owns and operates his own desktop publishing and graphic design business, ELW Graphix, Inc.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Archie Waugh
Star Trek Generations:  What Went Wrong?
Tabloid Trek
Star Trek: Voyager:  The Verdict
To Reach the Unreachable Star
Archie has been a Star Trek fan since Kirk's glory days and is delighted to be participating in TrekTrak's third year.  A self-described "Renaissance Trekkie" (writer, actor, director, modelmaker, designer, etc.) and columnist for Strange New Worlds magazine, Archie has just completed the graphic designs for an amusement park time travel ride built by Iwerks, as well as this year's TrekTrak Program Participants booklet cover.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Joe Yost
The Missing Minority
Joe has been active in Star Trek fandom for eight years, but has dabbled in Trek longer than that.  Joe has been a member of Starfleet, The Federation, KLAW: Fourth Fleet and is now running around as the Captain of a rogue "Mirror, Mirror" ship called the ISS Magellan.  Within each group, he has held authoritative positions ranging from First Officer/Captain to Vice Sector Coordinator.  He is a writer and has also played at being a fanzine editor.  Even though Trek fandom is his focal point, it was actually Dr. Who that brought him into science fiction fandom.
TOP OF PAGE  ·  BOTTOM OF PAGE

Timothy Zahn
Star Trek versus Star Wars
Tim started his writing career in 1980.  He has published 13 science fictions novels, including Cobra, The Blackcollar and Warhorse, as well as three collections of short fiction, including the Hugo-winning novella "Cascade Point."  The publication of his three Star Wars novels Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command altered his life from comfortable obscurity to international bemusement. 
Aaron · ab Hugh · Bevil · Capobianco · Christensen · Crispin · David · Ehrlich · Fish · Garrison · Golden · Henigan · Hilliard · Honigsberg, A. · Honigsberg, D. · Kirby, L. · Kirby, M. · McGath · McKenny · Morey · Murphy · Riddlesperger · Septrick · Tackett · "Tomé" · Trafford · Trimble · Watts · Waugh · Yost · Zahn
---
HOME  ||  TREKTRAK VIDEOS  ||  TREKTRAK PHOTO ALBUM---


Copyright © 1999-2008 Eric L. Watts.  All Rights Reserved.  www.TrekTrak.com is hosted by Server Systems.