Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus The Star Trek Filk Concert
Established in 1981 and now celebrating
its fifteenth anniversary season, the Atlanta
Gay Men's Chorus is a 100-voice chorus dedicated to providing high-quality
choral entertainment and advancing a positive image of the gay community.
The AGMC recently commissioned and performed the world premiere of the critically
acclaimed Memento mori: an AIDS requiem in April and will present its Pride
Concert, "The Atlanta Flames," next Saturday, June 29, at the Atlanta Civic Center.
Representing the AGMC at Dragon*Con and performing a selection of Star Trek
filksongs for TrekTrak are Ron Brunk, Eddie DeLima, Jason Herman, Dennis
Nance, Kirk Tellier, Eric L. Watts and Tim Wilson,
accompanied by Jerry Garrison.
Bill Bevil Deep Space Nine and Babylon
5: Separated at Birth?
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 five years. He is a former
member of Starfleet International, the Klingon Legion of Assault Warriors and
the Star Wars fan club The Rebel Alliance Fleet, where he was their Treasurer
and the Editor of their newsletter The Headquarters Frigate.
Chris Claremont Star Trek: Debt of Honor
Chris is easily one of the bestselling
comics writers in the world, having written Marvel's Uncanny X-Men for
seventeen years. Chris is the co-creator of several top-selling series for
Marvel, including Excalibur, Wolverine, and The New Mutants,
plus Captain Britain in the United Kingdom. Since leaving Marvel,
Chris wrote the Star Trek 25th Anniversary graphic novel Debt of Honor
for DC, as well as a Next Generation sequel, Cry Vengeance.
Additionally for DC, he has been writing two Superman projects, one of them a
prestige limited series Elseworlds story also starring Wonder Woman entitled
Whom Gods Destroy. Chris' current comic book projects include Chris
Claremont's Huntsman; Sovereign Seven and the conclusion of his twelve-part
limited series Alien/Predator: The Deadliest Species for Dark Horse.
Cynthia Carrie Crowder The Well-Dressed Fan
Cynthia (a.k.a. Cari) is a Master-Class
costumer with four WorldCon Masquerade and numerous regional wins to her name.
In addition to being a glutton for punishment by working backstage and even running
the occasional masquerade, she has passed the MRAP insanity test and has been
involved both backstage and onstage in several productions (we use the term loosely).
Cynthia's favorite role was as Commander Musso in "Wesley Crusher Can't Lose"
(it was the nails). She also does costuming for local theatre productions
and has even been known to build costumes for herself for no particular reason
at all. Cynthia is a native of Atlanta and currently lives in Duluth, Georgia.
Peter David An Hour with Peter David
Peter has written nearly two dozen novels
and hundreds of comic books, including The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man,
Aquaman, X-Factor, Sachs & Violins, Soulsearchers
& Company, The Atlantis Chronicles, Dreadstar, Wolverine,
The Phantom and both Marvel's and DC's Star Trek. He 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. Peter's other novels include Knight Life, Howling Mad,
The Psi-Man and Photon adventure series and novelizations of Batman
Forever, The Return of the Swamp Thing and The Rocketeer.
He has written several episodes of Babylon 5 and is the screenwriter of
the award-winning SF film spoof Oblivion. His new television series
Space Cases, co-written with Bill Mumy, recently debuted. Peter also
writes a weekly column, But I Digress..., for The Comics Buyer's Guide
and is considered to be one of the most active and friendliest writers in the
"Miss Inita Goodman" The First Annual Miss United
Federation of Planets Beauty Pageant
"Miss Inita Goodman" is a local performer,
composer and Sunday school teacher. She has performed with the Atlanta Gay
Men's Chorus and for several fundraisers. Her hit, "There Won't Be Bad Hair
Days in Heaven," was first performed by Miss Inita & The Self-Righteous Brothers
at a Gwinnett County trailer park. The song has since been performed in
many cities in the United States and in Tahiti and was featured at a Liz Claiborne
convention in Boston. "Miss Inita" says she is honored to be Mistress of
Ceremonies for the pageant. After all, many do consider her to be
a heavenly body.
John Halvorson The Klingon Way
After leaving his home in Corleone, Sicily,
John Halvorson came to America, where he set up a ruthless criminal enterprise:
the Klingon Assault Group (KAG). Neither Senate investigations nor brutal
gangland "hits" by lesser competitors have been able to topple this evil empire,
where KAGsters are notorious for having a good time. John -- known as "Kris"
in Klingon circles -- resides in Reese, Michigan, one hell of a small town widely
known for its quest for something to be widely known for.
Barbara Hambly An Hour with Barbara Hambly
Barbara's works are mostly sword-and-sorcery
fantasy novels, although she has also written a historical whodunit and novels
and novelizations from TV shows such as Beauty & The Beast and Star
Trek, including Ishmael, Ghost Walker and Crossroad.
She has also made an excursion into vampire literature with Those Who Hunt
the Night, and at one time she wrote scripts for animated cartoon shows.
Adam Hughes Star Trek: Debt of Honor
A member of Atlanta's Gaijin Studio, Adam
is artist on Justice League and the Star Trek graphic novel Debt
of Honor. Adam has also worked on Dark Horse's Indiana Jones,
Marvel's Classic X-Men and Tundra's Skintight Orbit. Adam
is currently drawing Dark Horse's Ghost and Invertigo for Blanc
Jay Keenan Deep Space Nine: The Verdict
Jay was "made in Japan" but born in Baltimore,
Maryland. At the age of six, he and his parents moved to India and lived
there for four years. He and his teddy bear have been around the world four
and a half times. Jay missed the original broadcasts of the original Star
Trek because he was in military academy at the time, but ever since, he has
immersed himself in the genre. Since 1995, he has been a member of the Klingon
Assault Group, serving as warrior priest, science officer and helmsman under the
command of his wife, consort and best friend, Susan Keenan, commander of the IKV
Fek'lhr's Fury. This is Jay's fifth Dragon*Con.
Susan Keenan The Klingon Way
Susan has been an avid Star Trek
fan since the original series in 1966. Her enthusiasm was limited to collecting
all the published novels and attending the movies until she went to her first
Dragon*Con in the early 1990s. There she discovered the Klingon Assault
Group (KAG). She resisted the temptation of joining KAG until early 1995.
Susan and her husband Jay are active members of KAG. She is the commanding
officer of the IKV Fek'lhr's Fury and is currently serving as Deputy Quadrant
Commander of the Dark Phoenix Quadrant (Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama)
of the Klingon Assault Group. When Susan is not pursuing DPQ and Fury
duties (i.e., paperwork), she can usually be found on the Undernet and EFnet's
IRC channels as "KoHla."
Fiona Leonard The Well-Dressed Fan
Fiona is an award-winning makeup artist
who has worked in both stage and video. She is a Master Costumer, earning
the honor for such creations as "Jareth and Sara" at ConFederation, "Four Seasons"
at NolaCon, "The Lamentable Tale of Prince Samisen and Lady Kitsunako" at NorEasCon,
"Morpheus and Iris" at ChiCon and "The Erl King's Daughter" at MagiCon.
Fiona holds a BFA degree in Drama from UGA and her work has been seen in such
diverse venues as World Championship Wrestling, the CD-ROM interactive of "Dinotopia"
and the back cover of Cerebus comics.
Trudy Leonard The Well-Dressed Fan
Trudy is a Journeyman Costumer, winner
of "Best Star Trek" at Fantasy Fair, "Best Individual" in Journeyman Division
at ConFederation and "Best Historical" at Dragon*Con in 1993. She once was
surprised to hear her name announced as a winner in a masquerade she hadn't even
entered. (Someone else did an entry in a Star Trek costume that she
had made for them.) In her copious free time, she acts, directs and costumes
with MRAP and ARTC, and has designed and constructed costumes for Northlake and
Tim McKenny Deep Space Nine: The Verdict The Klingon Way Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict Deep Space Nine and Babylon
5: Separated at Birth?
A frequent convention attendee, Tim has
appeared on TrekTrak panels for the past three years. He is currently
the commanding officer of the IKV Nemesis chapter of the Klingon Assault
Group and is the longest-serving member of that organization in Atlanta.
Tim is also a member of the infamous "Nitpickers' Guild" and a contributor to
The Nitpickers' Guide for Next Generation Trekkers, Volume 2. As
an actor, Tim has appeared on stage in productions ranging from Romeo &
Juliet to Sweet Bird of Youth. He has also been a member of the
UGA dramatic improv troupe "Brief Encounters." Tim appeared very briefly
in the motion picture Love Potion #9, although he reports that you have
to squint to see him. An award-winning costumer and impressionist, Renaissance
Man and sensitive New Age guy, this is the enigma that is Tim.
Lewis Murphy Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict Deep Space Nine and Babylon
5: Separated at Birth?
Lewis has been a Star Trek fan for
over twenty years and active in fandom for the last ten 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.
Jerry Nordheim Deep Space Nine: The Verdict Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict
A native of Queens, New York, Jerry has
been a Star Trek fan for over twenty years. First active in a Star
Trek fan club in Florida, he was recruited into the Klingon Assault Group
at the 1995 Dragon*Con. When not serving as Executive Officer/Chief of Security
of KAG's IKV Fek'lhr's Fury, Jerry is an enthusiastic collector of Trek
toys and comics.
Kevin Parker The Klingon Way
Kevin is currently the Executive Officer
of the IKV Nemesis chapter of the Klingon Assault Group. A longtime
Star Trek fan, he is also a frequent convention attendee. Every October,
Kevin can be found volunteering at the Blood Oaks Haunted House in Snellville.
Ken Poskey Deep Space Nine and Babylon
5: Separated at Birth?
Ken has been a science fiction fan for
25 years and active in fandom for six years. He has been a member of KLAW,
KAG, the Rebel Alliance Fleet and the First Amalgamated Church of Joe. Ken
is a costumer and has contributed to the fanzine The Headquarters Frigate.
Thomas Raylance Miniatures, Models & Props
Better known as "The Mad Klingon" to Tampa
Bay, Florida area television viewers, Thomas has built and sold props and models
for several years under his business name, TDR Studios, specializing in Klingon
props and costume accessories. His many successful convention appearances
have led to his recurring stint as "The Mad Klingon," pitchman for WTOG 44, the
Tampa area UPN affiliate, promoting Deep Space Nine and Voyager.
Thomas recently appeared with James Doohan at the Star Trek Federation
Science Exhibit at Tampa's Museum of Science & Industry.
Jeff Rector An Hour with Jeff Rector
Following principal roles in One Life
to Live and All My Children, Jeff has been featured in Pretty Woman,
Wall Street and many additional television and film roles, including the
third-season Next Generation episode "Allegiance." He also co-stars
in the interactive CD Phantasmagoria and The X-Files On-Line Adventure.
Septrick The Klingon Way
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.
Karl Story Star Trek: Debt of Honor
A member of Atlanta's Gaijin Studio, Karl's
most recent projects include inking a Savage Dragon miniseries with Jason
Pearson and a Titan Special for Darkhorse Comics. His work includes
inking New Titans and Titan Special for DC and the Badrock: Youngblood
Strikefile limited series.
Eric L. Watts Request Permission to Speak
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
almost 16 years and recently completed his tenth term as its Central Mailer.
He was also the Central Mailer of the Dragon*Con Directors' apa Dragon*Citings
for its first two years. 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.
Archie Waugh Miniatures, Models & Props
How-To Workshop Star Trek: First Contact Mystery Star Trek 3000 Request Permission to Speak
Archie has been with TrekTrak from
the beginning four years ago. Filmmaker, columnist, modeler, writer and
actor, Archie's Trek obsession has finally paid off... he's currently working
as a television director for MGA, a central Florida government access channel.
A two-time award winner in Dragon*Con's amateur video contest, he has just finished
starring in the musical Song of Singapore and is presently in preproduction
on a sequel to his cyberpunk vampire movie V-Squad, as well as a computer-generated
live-action comic book.
Kathryn Webster Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict
Commanding officer of the Starfleet chapter
USS Macleod and a member of the KAG ship IKV Darkstar, Kathryn has
been a Star Trek fan for more years than she cares to admit. She
has shown Star Trek artwork at the Dragon*Con Art Show several times in