CyPhaCon is working to expand our author panels and guests for our April 7th-9th, 2017 event. Keep checking back for our special guest announcements throughout the year!
After found as an infant crawling among books in an abandoned library, Kimberly Richardson grew up to become an eccentric woman with a taste for jazz, drinking tea, and writing stories that cause people to make the strangest faces. She is author of the books Tales From a Goth Librarian, The Decembrists, Tales From a Goth Librarian II, Mabon/Pomegranate, and Open A, as published through Dark Oak Press, as well as The Path of a Tea Traveler. She is the creator of the Agnes Viridian series and the Order of the Black Silk trilogy, as published through ProSe Press. She is also the editor of Realms of Imagination: An Urban Fantasy Anthology and the Steampunk anthology Dreams of Steam with the sequels Dreams of Steam II: Of Brass and Bolts, Dreams of Steam III: Gadgets and Dreams of Steam IV: Gizmos, as published through Dark Oak Press. Ms. Richardson is also a contributor to the anthologies BLACK PULP and ASIAN PULP, both published through ProSe Press, Garbanzo Literary Journal Volume III, published through Seraphemera Books, and Luna’s Children: Stranger Worlds, published through Dark Oak Press. Ms. Richardson was the 2015 David McCrosky Volunteer Photographer in Residence for Elmwood Cemetery located in Memphis, Tennessee. She is also the founder and chief editor of violet windows – the journal of the eccentric. Ms. Richardson is the owner and founder of Viridian Tea Company, and a certified thanatologist.
Allan Gilbreath denies that he was raised by wolves, but still enjoys quiet moonlit evenings. He is an accomplished skeptic, cook, gardener, computer geek, martial artist, and avid student of arcane knowledge. Allan is also a nationally recognized and award-winning author, publisher, speaker, and instructor. He has appeared on television, stage, movies, radio, web/podcast, and tours the country in live appearances. Allan is the executive producer of Question X, a paranormal research show. He is the villainous co-host of the I Heart Media hit show, Geek Tank Radio(www.geektankradio.com), and a monthly co-host on the Internet radio show Renee Live Paranormal Show (TMVCafe.com). Allan has played a wide variety of characters from a crazed Englishman to a silent leather-clad assassin. He enjoys serving on panels and covers a wide range of topics from the serious to the outrageous. In his adult vampire novels, Galen and Dark Chances, he links sensual fantasy with danger and predation to excellent effect. His exceptional use of plot tension between the various characters sets a wonderful stage for the little details that bring it all to life. Allan’s Jack Lago supernatural mysteries are known for their attention to detail and suspense. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his collection, Allan Gilbreath: A Short Story Collection covers his three favorite genres; science fiction, dark fantasy, and steampunk. He is currently working on several media projects including paranormal research, comedy shows, and action movies. For more information please see: http://www.darkoakpress.com.
Roland Yeomans was born in Detroit, Michigan. But his last memories of that city are hub-caps and kneecaps since, at the age of seven, he followed the free food when his parents moved to Lafayette, Louisiana. The hitch-hiking after their speeding car from state to state was a real adventure. Once in Louisiana, Roland learned strange new ways of pronouncing David and Richard when they were last names. And it was not a pleasant sight when he pronounced Comeaux for the first time.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education and a Master’s degree in Psychology. He has been a teacher, counselor, book store owner, and even a pirate since he once worked at a tax preparation firm.
So far he has written thirty-four books. You can find Roland at his web page: www.rolandyeomans.blogspot.com or at his private table in Meilori’s. The web page is safer to visit. But if you insist on visiting Meilori’s, bring a friend who runs slower than you.