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Ian McShane

From a lawless, foul-mouthed saloon owner in "Deadwood" to a tough, no-nonsense British gangster in "Sexy Beast," Ian McShane has virtually cornered the market on playing rogues, villains, and all-around badasses.

A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charismatic heavies, the classically trained actor was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, to parents Irene (Cowley) and Harry McShane, a soccer player for Manchester United. McShane caught his first break in 1962 when he landed a lead role in "The Wild and the Willing." McShane later revealed that he had ditched class at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to audition for the role. Since then, the award-winning actor has gone on to grab the attention of audiences and critics alike with his unforgettable portrayals of scoundrels, kings, killers, and thieves.

McShane will next star opposite David Harbour in "Hellboy," directed by Neil Marshall for Lionsgate and Millennium Films. Recently he reprised his role as club owner/ex-assassin Winston opposite Keanu Reeves in "John Wick: Chapter 2," the film by director Chad Stahelski. He also played Leland, a retired sheriff with violent tendencies, opposite Patrick Wilson in "The Hollow Point," the gritty drama directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego and appeared alongside Johnny Harris and Ray Winstone in Thomas Napper's blistering boxing drama "Jawbone." Also expect to see McShane in the upcoming films "Bolden!" directed by Dan Pritzker and "Pottersville" opposite Michael Shannon. On television, McShane stars as Mr. Wednesday in Neil Gaiman's "American Gods," the hit series for Starz produced by Michael Green and Bryan Fuller. "Actor. Icon. And now god. It is a goddamn delight to be collaborating with the incomparable Ian McShane," said Michael Green recently. McShane previously starred in the Michael Green series "Kings" for NBC. McShane will also be seen opposite Dr. Dre for Apple TV's first scripted series "Vital Signs," a semi-autobiographical series loosely based on the hip-hop icon's life.

McShane's formidable acting resume is as long as it is varied. McShane starred as the notoriously fearsome pirate Blackbeard opposite Johnny Depp in Disney's worldwide blockbuster hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." He starred as priest/prophet/warrior Amphiarus opposite Dwayne Johnson in MGM's "Hercules," played lead dwarf Beith in the dark fantasy flick "Snow White and the Huntsman," and portrayed good King Bramwell in Bryan Singer's modern-day fairy tale "Jack the Giant Slayer." McShane also appeared as Joe Strombel in Woody Allen's "Scoop." His universally praised performance as tough guy Teddy Bass in the cult indie hit "Sexy Beast" led one London critic to dub McShane as "The King of Cool." In a change of pace, he portrayed soft-spoken Meredith in the darkly perverse crime drama "44 Inch Chest," a film in which McShane not only starred, but also produced.

McShane has also had a long and diverse career on both British and American television. Earning considerable critical acclaim as the fierce yet charismatic Al Swearengen in the much-loved David Milch HBO series "Deadwood," McShane went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series. His compelling and gritty portrayal also scored him nominations for both Emmy and SAG Awards. He went on to collect yet another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries for his riveting portrayal of the scheming, corrupt Waleran Bigod in Starz' Emmy-nominated "Pillars of the Earth." McShane also won over viewers in FX's "American Horror Story" as the very bad Santa/serial killer Leigh Emerson and as cold-blooded billionaire Andrew Finney opposite Liev Schreiber in Showtime's acclaimed series "Ray Donovan." More recently, he portrayed Sir Roger Scatcherd in the Julian Fellows' miniseries "Dr. Thorne" for ITV and also made an appearance as peacenik Brother Ray in HBO's juggernaut "Game of Thrones."

Earlier in his television career McShane produced and starred as the irresistible rogue antiques dealer in the acclaimed series "Lovejoy" for the BBC and A&E, even directing several episodes himself. The show was one of the first independent co-productions with the BBC and aired in both the U.S. and U.K. Other notable portrayals on television have included his appearance in the landmark, blockbuster miniseries "Roots" and as Ken Harrison in "Whose Life is it Anyway?" McShane also played Sejanus in the miniseries "A.D.," the eponymous "Disraeli," produced by Masterpiece Theater, and Judas in NBC's "Jesus of Nazareth."

An accomplished, award-winning stage actor, McShane made his West End debut in "The Promise," co-starring Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. The play went on to open on Broadway the following year. McShane also charmed audiences in the West End musical "The Witches of Eastwick," originating the role of the seductive, sex-obsessed Darryl Van Horne on stage in London. At the esteemed L.A. Matrix Theatre, McShane appeared in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," Larry Atlas' "Yield of the Long Bond", as well as in John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence," picking up a couple of Los Angeles Drama Critics' Awards for Lead Performance in the process. In addition, McShane appeared in the 40th Anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" on Broadway. With his low, distinctive voice, McShane has also made his mark in film and television as a voiceover artist. He narrated Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," brought life to the eccentric magician Mr. Bobinsky in "Coraline," and added a sinister edge to Tai Lung in "Kung Fu Panda." McShane has also lent his rich baritone to "The Golden Compass," as well as to "Shrek The Third" as the notorious Captain Hook.

Laura Fraser

Laura Fraser was born on 24th July 1976 and brought up in Glasgow. Her father, Alister, used to run a small building company but is now an aspiring scriptwriter; her mother, Rose, used to be a nurse but is now a college lecturer. She has an older brother who works with computers, a younger sister who is studying philosophy at university, and a younger brother who hasn't yet decided what he wants to do. Laura describes her family as a pretty close bunch.

Alister Fraser was instrumental in getting his daughter into acting when she was at school. He wrote a play for the youth club in which she played the female lead. After completing High School, Laura did a drama foundation course at Glasgow's Langside College, and than went to the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

During her time there, she got a supporting role in Gillies MacKinnon's film Small Faces. This was on top of a couple of other minor roles she had taken (such as 'Big Day for the Bad Guys). The college authorities took a pretty dim view of the amount of professional work she had been taking on, questioning her commitment to the course.

Having not been enjoying her time at the Academy, and encouraged by her parents, she dropped out after a year and moved to London. She landed the starring female role in the BBC adaptation of Neil Gaiman's _"NeverWhere" (1996) (mini)_ series, and then moved to several small or supporting roles in films (Cousin Bette, Man in the Iron Mask), as well as a lead in the short film 'Paris Brixton'. She also appeared as a minor character in single TV dramas, such as 'The Investigator' and 'The Tribe'). Her role in the movie Left Luggage was more substantial and led to her getting one of the main character roles in the black comedy Divorcing Jack (at least in the first half). And her highest profile performance as the lead female in the comedy Virtual Sexuality in 1998.

From here she has appeared in a number of films, mainly in supporting roles, but always noticeable. Her performance as Lavinia in the offbeat version of Titus has particularly been singled out for praise. All these roles have demonstrated her versatility in characterization and style to the full. From the fantasy of 'Neverwhere', comedy of 'Virtual Sexuality', Shakespearean drama of 'Titus', emotional drama of 'Forgive and Forget' and slapstick of 'Kevin and Perry', Laura cannot be typecast. She effortlessly adapts to all the genres (and accents where needed; she has rarely appeared acting using her own Glasgow accent).

Laura moved to America after completing Coney Island Baby. She landed a role in the well regarded HBO drama Iron Jawed Angels, and also met up with Karl Geary, her co-star in 'Coney Island Baby'. They lived together in Brooklyn, and subsequently married in New York in 2003. They moved to Ireland in mid 2004.

In early 2005, Laura returned to live in Glasgow with her husband and stepdaughter, and a desire to start a family and focus on local work. She found she was pregnant in late 2005, and spent time working as a choreographer on a pantomime written by her father 'Oh Yes He Is!' for the charity Sense Scotland. In May 2006 she and Karl became proud parents of a baby girl. Laura intended to not work for 12 months and be a full-time mum, but by September 2006 she was back making a film for the BBC.

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. He is best known for the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

As a child and a teenager, Gaiman read the works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Mary Shelley, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe, and Alan Moore.

Gaiman also wrote episodes of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, during Matt Smith's as the Doctor.

Roger Avary

Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center College of Design's prestigious film program alongside fellow directors Michael Bay and Tarsem Singh.

In 1994, Avary was awarded an Academy Award for his work as a writer with Quentin Tarantino on their screenplay for Pulp Fiction. His Oscar was presented to him by the man who would eventually play Hrothgar, Anthony Hopkins, during the same award show that future Beowulf director Robert Zemeckis won for Forrest Gump. The screenplay for Pulp Fiction earned Avary and Tarantino additional accolades, including a BAFTA, the Boston Society of Film Critics Award, the Chicago Society of Film Critics Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the New York Film Critics Circle Award, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.

Also in 1994, Avary wrote and directed the French neonoir crime thriller Killing Zoe, which Roger Ebert hailed as Generation X's first Bank Caper Movie. Killing Zoe is notable as the first feature film to utilize swing and tilt bellows lenses in its production. The film was honored with le Prix tres special a Cannes, the very same year that Pulp Fiction took home the Palm d'Or. Killing Zoe continued to win awards worldwide on the festival circuit, including Best Film at Japan's Yubari International Film Festival and the Italian Mystfest. The film was also celebrated by the Cinemathique Francaise, who heralded Avary as the Antonin Artaud of cinema during their Cinema of Cruelty retrospective.

In 1996, Avary directed a music video for the Go-Go's song The Whole World Lost Its Head. Avary has also worked as a producer in indie film on Boogie Boy in 1997 and The Last Man in 2000. He also produced several pilots for television. In 1997, Avary teamed with New York Times bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman to write their screenplay adaptation of the oldest English language story Beowulf.

In 2002, Avary wrote and directed the filmed adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel The Rules of Attraction, which he also executive-produced. The Rules of Attraction is notable as the first studio motion picture to prove reliable use of Apple's Final Cut Pro editing system. Roger Avary became a spokesperson for Final Cut Pro 3, appearing in Apple print and web ads worldwide. His film within the film, Glitterati (2004), used elements of Victor's European trip and was shot entirely on digital video with a crew of two (Avary, and producer Greg Shapiro). In 2005, he purchased the rights to another Bret Easton Ellis novel, Glamorama, which is in development at Avary's company for him to direct.

In 2006, he penned the movie adaptation of the hit Konami videogame Silent Hill for French director Christophe Gans. Silent Hill debuted as #1 at the U.S. box office and has been embraced by video game fans as one of the first game-to-film adaptations that is true to the imagery and spirit of its source material.

In 2007, the fruit of Avary and Gaiman's Beowulf collaboration was successfully realized by director Robert Zemeckis. Utilizing a complex process of digitally enhanced live action, the film tells the oldest English language story through the use of the most modern technology available. Avary is currently prepping as director the filmed adaptation of id Software's successful video game franchise Castle Wolfenstein for Killing Zoe producer Samuel Hadida.

As a hobby, Avary collects and restores vintage Atari XY monitor arcade machines like Battlezone, Tempes, and Lunar Lander. Avary divides time between his California olive farm and apartments in Rio de Janiero and Paris.

Marcus Brigstocke

Marcus began his comedy career at Bristol University where he performed stand up and character shows and soon won the BBC New Comedian of 1996. He has since emerged as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing in the UK and beyond and has become a regular voice on BBC Radio with an impressive list of TV and film credits.

The Edinburgh festival has been a regular haunt for Marcus, and has seen him receive a great deal of critical acclaim.

Radio 4 has become a second home for Marcus as he is rarely off the 18.30 slot in one form or another. He is the regular angry young man on The Now Show with Punt and Dennis. He has written and recorded three series of Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off (Series one - now available on BBC CD) and The Museum Of Everything with Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. He plays the head of Unthinkable Solutions in Think The Unthinkable. Other recordings include Just a Minute, Newsquiz, The Today Program, and the wonderfully silly 99p Challenge. He played a starring role in the first series of 2000 Years Of Radio and also made Risking Everything, a serious investigation in to the world of insurance.

On the big screen he has appeared in Richard Curtis' movie Love Actually as a Radio DJ interviewing the wonderfully jaded Billy Mack (Bill Nighy). He went to Berlin with Kevin Spacey to film Beyond The Sea - the life story of Bobby Darin. In the forthcoming Piccadilly Jim Marcus appears with Sam Rockwell and Tom Wilkinson as 'man having sex under stairs', a small but vital role. He also played a desperately ambitious and tragically unable arts presenter in A Short Film About John Bolton, directed by Neil Gaiman - available now on DVD - for Ska Films.

Marcus now lives in South London, happily married to his university sweetheart, and may well be the proudest dad in the world. He is committed to non-violence and is an active campaigner for CND and 'Campaign Against Arms Trade'. He once had a #11 chart smash with DJ Dee-Kline's, Don't Smoke Da Reefa. Without wishing to scrape the barrel further it is worth saying that Marcus very briefly worked as a podium dancer, and also on an oil-rig in the North Sea (although not as a dancer). He is fanatical about snowboarding - so much so he has set up a stand up tour in the Alps - and adores music and movies. Marcus can be seen and heard in venues across the country delivering his award-winning stand up, on screens large and small and on Radio 4 more frequently than the shipping forecast.

Corey Allen Jackson

Corey Allen Jackson is a renowned composer for film and television. Originally discovering music through a passion for rock and roll, Corey developed his craft through classical training as a composer at Paris' distinguished La Schola Cantorum. Since then, he has gone on to work in some of the most unique and inventive projects in the realms of Hollywood, television, and independent film. Most recently, he worked on Chuck, the highly-acclaimed Chuck Wepner biopic, starring Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Moss, and Ron Perlman. In order to channel the period piece's hedonistic sensibilities, Corey pulled inspiration from his own rock and roll influences, Jim Morrison in particular combined with the heart and soul of Ray Charles, to create a rocking soundtrack that exudes the same drunken swagger as the movie's protagonist, who was the inspiration for the movie Rocky.

He has also recently scored the experimental, feminist Western, The Painted Woman, directed by James Cotton and featuring a primarily Oklahoma based crew. This gave Corey, an Oklahoma native himself, a unique musical challenge. Painted Woman is very much two different movies blended together as one, with the first have shot very dark and claustrophobic while the second half is outdoors, bright and very open. Corey utilized his diverse musical toolkit to support this dichotomy, enabling the successful and dramatic shift in the narrative.

Corey is also a longtime collaborator of cult animator Bill Plympton, having scored his acclaimed feature length film Idiots and Angels, along with a considerable number of his surreal short films, including Santa, The Fascist Years; The Fan and The Flower, The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger, and Guide Dog, a part of his Oscar-nominated Dog series. Corey also scored Fox Digital Studios mind-bending science fiction pilot, Parallels, which was nominated for Best Score at the Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) in 2014. The pilot is currently in development to become a series made in conjunction with acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman.

Corey has also found a unique fan base through his work on some of the darker horror movies of the past few years, including 20th Century Fox's The Exorcism of Molly Hartley and the 2010 remake of I Spit on Your Grave, as well as several projects for SyFy. Other notable works include: 20th Century Fox's Wayward Pines companion series Gone, I Spit on Your Grave 2, Tribeca Film's Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, MTV's animated series Good Vibes and 20th Century Fox's Wolfpack of Reseda. Wolfpack of Reseda won the Prix de la Meilleure Musique Orginale at the 2013 Marseille Web Fest and his music for Hansel & Gretel Get Baked was nominated for best score by the HMMA in 2013.

Corey also provided additional music for the 2016 summer blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. A sought after collaborator, he has contributed to projects including Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Spider-Man 2, Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Vampires Suck. Video game contributions include the award-winning James Bond: From Russia with Love, The Punisher, and the smash-hit The Simpsons Game.

When he's not creating music, Corey is busy honing his skills as a purple belt in Shotokan Karate, and sampling LA's multitude of strange and experimental restaurants.

Aurelio Voltaire

Voltaire is often referred to as a modern day renaissance man having achieved success in the fields of animation, toy design, comics, books and music.

Voltaire (full name, Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez) emigrated to the United States from Cuba as a small child. His family eventually settled in New Jersey. As a child, Voltaire was enthralled by the films of Ray Harryhausen ( Jason and the Argonauts, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) and set out to become a stop-motion animator. At the age of ten, he bought a super 8 camera with a single frame function and began making stop-motion films in the basement of his childhood home. Seven years later, disagreements with his family regarding his increasingly alternative appearance and a general dissatisfaction with what he saw as the "narrow-minded views" that permeated the small town he lived in, Voltaire ran away from home and went to New York City where he has resided ever since.

Aurelio Voltaire started his career as a stop-motion animator and director in the eighties, at a handful of New York City animation houses, During those years, a teen-aged Voltaire animated stop-motion commercials for Budweiser, Ikea, RC cola, Hess, Parker Brothers, Kellogg's, Arm and Hammer, Marvel and many others. He made his mark as a director shortly thereafter creating award winning station IDs for MTV including the now classic "MTV Bosch". Based on the work of Hieronymus Bosch, the 15th century, Flemish painter, this station ID brought to life the hell panel of his famous "Garden of Earthly Delights" triptych via stop-motion animation. The spot took home a handful of awards and was included in a time capsule of 20th century programming that was shot into space. Moreover, it established Voltaire's unique style of whimsically dark animation and surreal storytelling. Voltaire then went on to direct a handful of horror, sci-fi and Halloween oriented station IDs for SyFy Channel, USA Networks, Discovery, The Learning Channel, Fangoria and others .

Eventually, feeling he had long-form stories of his own to tell, Voltaire created several comic book series including the cult classics; Oh My Goth!, Human Suck, Chi-Chian (which went on to become a 14-episode animated web-series for the SyFy Channel's website. The series was written and directed by Voltaire and starred Bai Ling as the voice of Chi-Chian. The property has recently been optioned to be developed into a live action feature film. ) and most recently Deady, the tale of an extraterrestrial, evil teddy bear. The latter featured collaborations with some of the biggest names in macabre comics including Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, James O'Barr, Roman Dirge, Gris Grimly, Junko Mizuno, David Mack and many others.

Deady has also spun off into a line of toys including plush toys, Hot Wheels cars for the Japanese market, an on-line video game and more than a dozen collectible vinyl figures including most recently a collaboration with Disney and the premiere designer vinyl company, Mindstyle.

To add yet another career swerve, in 1995 Voltaire took the stage at a New York City club and performed a set of his songs. His strange brew of murder ballads, cynical, tongue-in-cheek tunes about social ills, religion and the undead found a fast following amongst the denizens of the New York City Goth scene. He was signed to Projekt Records and developed a world-wide audience through touring and the release of over seven albums. Many in the mainstream know Voltaire as the writer and performer of the songs "Brains!" and "Land of the Dead" on the Cartoon Network show, "The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy". Voltaire is presently working on a CD for kids called "Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids" as well as a country CD, both to be released in 2010.

Finally, after ten years away from the film business, Aurelio Voltaire has returned to making films for the love of it. He is presently working on a series of shorts call the "Chimerascope series". Based on the station ID work he did for MTV and SyFy Channel, each film is about a minute or two long, animated in stop-motion animation and feature narrations by singers of note. The first four films in the series are narrated by Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Deborah Harry (Blondie) and Richard Butler (The Psychedelic Furs). The films have toured the festival circuit and have been seen at scores of horror and animation film festivals around the world as well as collected a handful of awards. More Chimerascope shorts are presently in the works as well as a live action, horror/comedy feature film.

Scotty Ray

Scotty auditioned and was accepted into the prestigious American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University where he earned his MFA in Acting. During the program at Harvard he performed in Cambridge, New York, Los Angeles and even Russia while spending three months studying acting, voice, movement, fencing and ballet at the Moscow Art Theater School. During his graduate studies he was further inspired by guests artists and speakers such as Audra McDonald, Neil Gaiman, Uzo Aduba, Bill Pullman, David Alan Grier, Serj Tankian, and Laura Linney.

Scotty fell in love with improv in high school and in college threw himself into improv, student films, theater and improvisation drama, winning awards for "Best Actor" and "Actor I most want to work with again" as well as nominations from the KCATCF for the Irene Ryan award. He received a BA in Mass Communication from Walla Walla University with minors in Drama and Religion. He studied improv at The Groundlings Theater in Hollywood and the Market Theater in Seattle. He credits his background in improv for his spontaneous and versatile acting and writing. He also has a passion for teaching acting and does so in schools, workshops and private sessions.

Shayna Brown

Shayna Brown has over 20 years experience in the audio world and is one of the most talented (and fastest) audio engineers in the country. She's done ADR for over a hundred Hollywood movies and TV shows. Shay was Emmy nominated for her work on Revolution (NBC). A partial list of her credits can be found on her IMDB page. She has worked on commercial spots for Chili's, McDonald's, Sonic, Ikea, Southwest Airlines, John Deere, AT&T, and many more. She's also recorded audio books for Neil Gaiman, Karl Rove, and more. She is winner of Austin Ad Federation's "Best Sound Editor" award for 8 of the last 9 years.

Sonnyboy Skelton

Sonnyboy played a 'Young Gareth' in TV Series for ABC, GALAVANT and more recently 'Jamie' in NEIL GAIMAN'S LIKELY STORIES for Sky Arts. He has been extremely busy working in short films and commercials, work includes: ED SHEERAN music video, EURO 2016 / ITV PROMO and a commercial for LES FERETS and has just completed two feature films due to be released

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor on the internationally syndicated series You Can't Do That On Television. After earning an Honours B.A. in Political Science, Wilson moved to Toronto to work at the Ontario Legislature. Political advisor by day, he started producing live comedy revues at night, including the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Award show at The Second City.

After leaving politics Wilson worked as a Talent Booker for The Comedy Network series Popcultured With Elvira Kurt, and in 2005 he joined MTV for the launch of its flagship show MTV Live. While serving as studio producer at MTV, his "former child star" status was often parodied during the popular "after-school special" sketches.

In 2008, Wilson left MTV to join Space. His first assignment was interviewing George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch (nerve-wracking but awesome, it was). Since then, he's been ridiculously fortunate to interview an eclectic range of other folks, including: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Nicolas Cage, Bryan Cranston, Mark Ruffalo, Martin Sheen, Anderson Cooper, John Malkovich, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy; Directors David Cronenberg, Robert Zemeckis, and Guillermo del Toro; authors George R.R. Martin and Neil Gaiman; Marvel's Stan Lee; the casts of The Twilight Saga, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many others.

Wilson's writing has appeared in the Toronto Star (Canada's largest newspaper), Toro Magazine, and Metro Newspapers. He appears regularly as a guest on eTalk, CTV News, The Marilyn Denis Show, and CP24. In 2011, Wilson won (along with co-host Ajay Fry) 'Outstanding Contribution to Film or TV' at the Canadian Sci-Fi Awards.

When not busy hosting InnerSpace Wilson goes to a ton of movies, reads comic books, and plays drums in the indie-rock band HUDDLE, whose videos can be seen on MuchMusic and MTV, and whose music can be heard in the hit series 'Teen Mom' and Robert Redford's upcoming film The Company You Keep.

Wilson also appears alongside Norm Sousa as host of the new explosive series Never Ever Do This At Home, which airs on Discovery in Canada and Spike in the U.S.

Frank H. Woodward

Frank H. Woodward is an award-winning producer, director, writer and documentary filmmaker with over 25 years experience in film and television production.

His feature documentaries are fueled by a deep love of sci-fi, horror and fantasy. His first documentary was the award winning "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown". This chronicle of the life, work and mind of author H.P. Lovecraft featured interviews with Neil Gaiman, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Peter Straub, John Carpenter and Guillermo Del Toro.

His other documentary work includes the critically acclaimed "Men In Suits", a look at the art of creature suits and the actors that bring those characters to life including Doug Jones, Tom Woodruff, Jr. and the original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima.

As a screenwriter, Frank wrote the sequel "Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort" for Fox and the SyFy Original Movie "Black Forest". He was also an executive producer on the SyFy International film "Firequake".

In 2015, Frank completed the short films "Balloon" and "Quint In '58" (co-directed with Jack Bennett) while writing three of the "Elements of Disaster" TV film series and an animated film for Dark Dunes Productions. A "film entrepreneur", Frank is thrilled to explore new frontiers for independent filmmakers beyond the Hollywood system.

Kevin Klemm

Though born in Southern California, it was during his high school years in Ellicott City MD, a suburb of Baltimore, that Kevin Klemm developed his love of filmmaking. Using money saved from a series of summer jobs, Kevin bought his first Super Eight sound camera and started making movies. After High School he studied film production at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where he got the opportunity to work on Don Dohler's Galaxy Invader. This was followed by Blood Massacre, also by Don Dohler, although this version was later shelved and re-made a number of years later.

Kevin Klemm moved out to Los Angeles in 1986 and landed a job at Universal, where he stayed for the next eighteen years.

Always fascinated by Special Make-Up Effects, Kevin taught himself prop fabrication, specifically corpses. He started making corpse props to decorate his yard for Halloween, and got so many requests he started selling them on E-Bay. This led to his forming of The Ed Gein Collection (named after the grave-robber Ed Gein) and he started selling his work to Haunted Attractions such as House of Shock and Netherworld. Robert Rhine, a comic book writer, got in touch with Kevin and asked if he could borrow a corpse prop and use it to decorate his booth at the San Diego Comic Con. The corpse was a big hit, with everyone thinking it was a real cadaver. Everyone wanted to have their picture taken with the corpse, girls especially. This lead Robert Rhine to exclaim- "What's up with the girls and corpses?" The rest is history, as Kevin Klemm and Robert Rhine joined forces and created Girls and Corpses Magazine. Kevin's corpse work has been profiled in such magazines as Maxim, Entertainment Weekly, Bizarre, Penthouse and Total Guitar Magazine.

Kevin was then discovered by the Dark Art / Low Brow art scene and was asked to participate in one of the first ever Hyaena Gallery art shows. He has since had shows in New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, and his work can be found in the collections of such celebrities as Musician/Filmmaker Rob Zombie and Writer Neil Gaiman.

Kevin Klemm is now concentrating on writing and producing, but will create a corpse if the right project comes along...

Jude Gerard Prest

Jude Gerard Prest has Directed, Produced and Overseen hundreds of hours of broadcast, syndicated, cable and international programming.

In September 2016, Prest's original screenplay, HARRY'S FILE (comedy) won the GRAND JURY PRIZE at the FILM INVASION LOS ANGELES, International Film Festival and also in September, 2016, the feature film in which Prest co stars, CAN I GET A WITNESS PROTECTION, premiered at the BURBANK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

Since 2013, Prest has served as Co-Executive Producer, Showrunner, and VP of Development and Production for Full Throttle Marketing - an Austin, TX based media company. LA based, Prest helps to oversee, develop and produce a full slate of scripted and non-scripted programming.

Prest has also served as Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Creator, Supervising Producer and Director for a number of series and specials for networks such as: ABC, Universal-NBC Sports, CBS, UPN, FOX, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic, A&E, The Travel Channel, Sony Pictures Television, SYFY, The History Channel, HGTV, Comedy Central, Fox, Animal Planet, VH1, Court TV, 20th Century Fox, Fox Movie Channel, international markets and more.

He has Directed, Produced and overseen both scripted and non-scripted projects.

He Directed, Produced and Adapted a popular NEIL GAIMAN short story - WE CAN GET THEM FOR YOU WHOLESALE - from Gaiman's bestselling short story collection - SMOKE AND MIRRORS. - having worked together in the past - Gaiman also narrates the film for director, Prest and his LifeLike Productions, LLC. The short stars BRIAN HOWE (Justified, Catch Me If You Can) and DANIEL ROEBUCK (The Fugitve, Mob City, LOST) with visual effects by Catalyst Media (Titanic, Twilight, Matrix Revolutions, Spiderman 3) and sets, special effects and props by Global Effects (The Right Stuff, Mars Attacks, The Last Samurai countless others).

Prest owns all media rights to and has adapted the screenplay for the powerful, award winning memoir, "THE LOS ANGELES DIARIES" . The project is in development with Academy Award winning director, Steven Soderbergh attached as a the project's consultant and Advisor.

He also was the Executive Producer, Co-Creator, Director and Showrunner of a pilot for The Travel Channel special - CITY SWAPPERS - and was the Showrunner and Director for the hit ABC Saturday series - OCEAN MYSTERIES with Jeff Corwin. The 26 episode series travels the globe in search incredible ocean adventures for Litton Entertainment, ABC and Ampersand Media. Prest also recently served as Showrunner and Director for the hit Nat Geo Wild special: 700 Cats - narrated by Jane Lynch.

Prest Executive Produced, Wrote and Directed the award-winning feature documentary film: Rabbit Hash - the Center of the Universe. This is a quirky charming film that focuses on the true story of the town of Rabbit Hash, a sleepy little Kentucky town that actually elected a dog named Goofy as their mayor. This film was a festival audience award winner and spawned a highly rated special for Animal Planet called, Mayor Dog - also Produced and Directed by Prest.

Prest has overseen over hundreds of hours of programming on six continents in around 100 countries.

Prest has also worked extensively as a screen and stage actor, writer and voice over actor.

Karin Webb

UnAmerika's Sweetheart Karin Webb is an original member of award winning performance troupe, "All The Kings Men" (ATKM); she holds a BFA in acting from Boston University, a certificate in Physical and Ensemble Theater from Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater, and spent time at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She's toured the U.S., Canada, and London as a performer, and had her writing produced for theater. Karin has recently been seen at Oberon Theater in "Lunar Labyrinth" (an artist-devised work based off a short story offered by Neil Gaiman), at the BCA performing in "28 Seeds" an ensemble production co-produced by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, and Liars and Believers; she was in the Elliot Norton Award winning two-woman show "Collected Stories" with Gloucester Stage Company, and is an IRNE nominee for her original puppet show "Baby Zombie" with her company Elephant Tango Ensemble. "Play In The Gray" is a documentary about her troupe, ATKM, and they've been interviewed for and published in the "National Gay and Lesbian Review". Karin has appeared in the movie "TEN" (release 2014), and the movie shorts "Legitimate", and "TEN". Karin is Artistic Director of Dream Weird and Axe To Ice Productions, Co-Creator of "Burns and Webb", she recently produced "Beck's Songreader at the Somerville Theater" including performances from 150 musicians and dancers, she teaches workshops regularly, was a longtime contributor and resident of Pan 9, and can be seen winters performing in "The Slutcracker".

Eddie-Joe Robinson

Eddie Joe Robinson is an actor best known for his role in TV series 'Doctors' (2015). Eddie also appears in the feature film by Neil Gaiman 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties (2016).

Born in 1994 Eddie grew up in Sheffield. He has trained with the National Youth Theatre.

Peter Warnock

Peter Warnock is a British Sound Editor based in London.

Education: MA in Sound Design for Film & TV at The UK National Film & TV School.

Work: Shaun The Sheep, Stick Man, Hollow Crown: Season 2, The Enfield Haunting, Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories, Ethel and Ernest, Urban Hymn, Bad Education Movie.

Racheline Maltese

Racheline was born and raised in New York City. She has a degree in journalism from The George Washington University and has studied acting at Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York and at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, Australia. Additionally, she is a serious student of historic dance and western martial arts.

On stage, she has appeared in acclaimed productions from Pecadillo Theater Company and Praxis. In 2008 she voiced the characters of "Delirium" and "Desire" in a benefit reading of Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Racheline also works as a writer and has published fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction.

She lives in New York City with her partner.

Mort Todd

Mort Todd is an American who has spent his career in comics, animation and entertainment. Mort Todd was born on a date so horrible, the Germans have a word for it: Schicksalstag (Day of Fate). He was raised in America's Honorary Horror State, Maine, where he cultivated a keen interest in all media. As a youth, he started drawing and writing comics and a stint as editor of his camp newspaper foreshadowed his later career. In high school he drew ads and record covers for local clubs and bands and created the Stiv Bators logo still being used for the late Dead Boys solo career.

As a teen, he moved to New York City and began creating the classic Back from the Grave garage punk album covers from Crypt Records. This series is so revered, many record labels created knock-offs and Mort recreated the first cover for a new album from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Along with Dan Clowes and Rick Altergott he contributed stories and art to the seminal Psycho Comics. He sold his first screenplay for a TV pilot called The Ultimates to a German production company while still a teenager. The pilot was produced, but never distributed and stars a young Dan Clowes as a teen rock 'n' roll superhero. Mort also wrote and penciled some stories for Dan's Lloyd Llewellyn series from Fantagraphics. Around then he started freelancing for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Kitchen Sink the infamous Myron Fass and many other smaller publishers.

He became Editor-in-Chief of Cracked magazine at 23 and worked with legendary artists like John Severin, Bill Ward and Steve Ditko as well as helping start the mainstream careers of Altergott, Clowes and Peter Bagge. A collection of Mort and Dan's Uggly Family strips from Cracked is forthcoming along with an animated series. Todd made headlines by getting renowned artist Don Martin to defect from Mad Magazine after a 32-year career there to join Cracked. Mort helped transform Cracked from a fifth-rate Mad clone into a third-rate one and tripled sales as Mad's steadily shrunk.

He created Monsters Attack!, an EC Comics/Warren Publishing hybrid comic magazine featuring many of the above artists along with Alex Toth, Gene Colan and Gray Morrow. Horror comics were supplemented with articles about movies and included one of the first interviews with director Sam Raimi. At Cracked and Monsters Attack!, Mort wrote and drew stories and did the layouts for every cover.

Mort started his own imprint, AAA, which published the first authorized collection of Bill Ward's pin-ups in W.O.W. (World of Ward) and planned a new Mr. A series by Spider-Man creator Steve Ditko which was never published due to weak pre-sales. AAA also published a bi-lingual humor comic called Pepito with stories by Sabrina the Teen Age Witch creator George Gladir.

Mort later launched a line of music comics called Marvel Music at Marvel Comics, working personally with such artists as KISS, Rob Zombie, The Rolling Stones, KRS-One and the estates of Elvis Presley and Bob Marley. Some of the talent working on these books included Neil Gaiman, Kyle Baker, Dan Barry, Severin, Colan and Morrow. While there he also edited a series of pre-Comics Code horror and giant monster reprints (Curse of the Weird and Monster Menace) from Marvel's storied past and developed the oversized Comic Book by Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. He also got the Ayn Rand estate to agree to do an Atlas Shrugged graphic novel but unfortunately could not get Ditko to sign on.

As a writer, artist or editor, he has worked at just about every comic book company contributing to a variety of characters from Superman and Spider-Man to licensed characters Barbie and Looney Tunes. Newspaper comic strips Mort has written and drawn include Speed Racer, Rat Fink and Molly the Model. His illustrations have graced many CD covers, magazines, newspapers and ads.

Mort has also had a long career in film, video and animation. He storyboarded many award-winning commercials and he has produced animation for Walt Disney, Sesame Street, CBS, MTV and Comcast including an animated TV pilot featuring Christopher Walken. Recently, Mort was Assistant Director on the live action film Distraction and directed his first live action short, a gangster comedy called A Change of Heart. Mort also has other film projects in the works and is producer of The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal Documentary which had its world premiere in Italy at the Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival in November, 2007 and its US premiere at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, 2009.

Mort's media company Comicfix has developed licensed properties for publishing, film, TV and animation. Besides translating the Sadistik photo novels, developing a live action Sadistik film series and animated web series, Mort is also adapting the Fredric Brown noir novel The Screaming Mimi into a graphic novel and screenplay. Other upcoming comic book projects include Bat Lady and collected editions of Molly the Model, Bob Marley: Tale of the Tuff Gong, All-Protoplasman Color Cavalcade and The Uggly Family. Recent work includes a comic booklet in the Wilmer Valderrama DVD, The Dead One (aka El Muerto, a CD cover for Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and their European tour poster.

Even more recently Mort has written and illustrated for the new Tales from the Crypt comic series, completed new comic books featuring Lucy Hell, Devilgirl and Mr. Krime. With his long-time collaborator Cliff Mott, Mort has created and directed three new animated cartoons for Playboy.

Marc Rosenbush

Marc Rosenbush is a director, writer and producer based in Los Angeles. His first feature, Zen Noir, won numerous festival awards before being distributed theatrically by Magic Lamp Releasing.

A graduate of Emerson College, Marc is also an acclaimed theatre director. He has directed more than 60 plays in Chicago, New York, Boston and elsewhere, including several World and American Premieres, and has worked with a variety of prominent artists, including David Mamet, John Mahoney, Estelle Parsons and Neil Gaiman. Marc was a finalist for the prestigious NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, as well as a two-time winner of the Chicago Directors Festival, and his work has twice been nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award.

Hy Bender

Hy Bender is the Director of Television and Film Development of Make Sense Productions, a production house headquartered in Portland, Maine that launched in 2014 as a company that makes TV commercials. MSP hired Hy in July 2016 to help it expand into TV series, movies, and online video. Hy is based in New York and helps run MSP's New York operations.

Before Hy took on his job at MSP, he was a book & script consultant and ghostwriter who helped hundreds of writers develop their books, screenplays, and TV projects. For example, Hy ghostwrote two books that became New York Times bestsellers (one of them reached #16 on Amazon.com). Hy also wrote a book proposal that landed a first-time, non-celebrity author a $1 million advance--and without the help of an agent. (To learn more, please visit BookProposal.net.)

Hy has also written or co-written 16 nonfiction books under his own name that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. These include five books in the popular "Dummies" series and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease;" a book on electronic tools for writers that received raves from The New York Times; and "The Sandman Companion," a nationally bestselling interview-based guide to Neil Gaiman's popular comic book fantasy series.

In addition, Hy has sold humor articles to such national publications as Mad Magazine, Spy, American Film, and Advertising Age; has written theatre reviews for The New York Times; runs HyReviews.com (Web site) and BestNewYorkComedy.com (blog) that cover NYC comedy, NYC theatre, TV, and comedy videos; and has performed custom writing for such prominent organizations as Morgan Stanley, Reuters, New York Mercantile Exchange, American Insurance Group, Northern Telecom, Juno Online Services, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Congress.

Hy also runs NYScreenwriters.com, a highly respected New York screenwriters and TV writers workshop that meets in midtown Manhattan to cold read and critique script pages. NYScreenwriters.com is entirely free, but only writers (including writer/directors, writer/producers, etc.) whose submitted feature screenplays or teleplays pass the group's screening process are invited to join.

The workshop invites four talented actors (two male, two female) every session to take on the lead roles of the scripts covered, which adds great energy to the cold readings and also provides opportunities for networking.

P. Craig Russell

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, P. Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven and Dr. Strange. he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart (The Magic Flute), Strauss (Salome) and Wagner (The Ring of the Nibelung). Russell is also well-known for his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series as well as his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman's Murder Mysteries and Coraline. He was profiled in the 2009 documentary, Night Music: The Art of P. Craig Russell, and is featured in the educational video series, P. Craig Russell's Guide to Graphic Storytelling.

Katie Toomey

Katie grew up in Indiana as the youngest child of her family with a keen vivid imagination and humorous quirky personality. Movies and books had always been a part of her life. She fell in love with story-telling and their ability to transport someone into another world.

Eventually, her path led her to college where she refined and polished her love for films. She attended Indiana University (as part of IUPUI) with a bachelor's degree in Media Arts & Sciences for video. Through encouragement from others, she ventured into specifically editing. Katie works as a freelance video editor with various clients. She also helps out on local films and in her spare time, works on making film magic with a small group known as Pants Cannon Media. You can most often find her in an 'edit cave' of sorts, usually with her film editor cohort and friend Kylee Wall working on a project.

She is of the mindset that age will never dictate who she is, where she goes, or what she can do. Random facts: a night owl by blood, avid gamer, lover of all things nerdy, coffee addict, and has an identical twin sister 4 minutes older. She loves to read books, including authors such as Neil Gaiman, the magnificent J.R.R. Tolkien, Roger Zelazny, among so many other authors. Anyone who knows her will confirm she adores the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings with a passionate energy.

Other notable experiences: PA on local film Leah not Leia and PA/co-editor on Love Dance. Also, she edited a promotional video for DVD with Indy's Premiere Art & Music Exposition, known as Oranje. Katie actively participates in the 48 Hour Film Project in Indianapolis. In 2011, she was the team's editor on their dark comedy film, Support Group. In 2010, their 48 Hour film Cooper O'Brien and the Magical Mustache won Best Musical Score. The Cooper O'Brien short went on to win South Bend's 3Fest Best Film. Also, Katie interned at Nuvo Newsweekly, making videos of local live events such as music concerts, art fairs, roller derbies, award events, etc. She is an avid lover of cats, and has volunteered work on video content for Cat's Haven (a local no-kill cat shelter) For her capstone project upon graduation, she worked with her partner Aaron Whiteford on a short film adaptation of Roger Zelazny's book "Chronicles of Amber".

Through these projects, she has gained specific experience filming and editing videos for all sorts of purposes and various mediums. While she most of all enjoys video editing, she's also worn all the hats of making a video from start to finish throughout her various endeavors.

Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke is teacher by trade and a self-professed Geek by nature. She's an avid bibliophile, self-taught herbalist, a fan of cats, songs about Cthulhu, Doctor Who rock, and sushi. Burke has published on a range of topics from J.R.R. Tolkien to Beowulf to Doctor Who.

Burkes's critical work, with her husband, Anthony Burdge, earned them The Beyond Bree Award for outstanding contribution to Tolkien study (Beyond Bree is a monthly publication of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of Mensa)

For the better part of 10 years, Burke and Burdge ran Heren Istarion: The Northeast Tolkien Society, and during that time coordinated conferences, gave lectures, and enjoyed some success with their critical work. As authors for Kitsune Books they were awarded the 2012 Florida Publishing Association's President's Gold Medal for their book, The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman.

Burke first and foremost is a writer of weird and eclectic tales, especially those in what would be called a Lovecraftian vein. Burke is also Author & Editor of Green & Growing a site featuring articles by Burke, on all things green, organic and sustainable. Green and Growing varies in topic and discusses her own urban homesteading and preparedness, Plant Medicines, Book and Film reviews.

Jessica teaches English at the College of Staten Island and with her husband Anthony Burdge, she co-edited The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who and the award winning The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman, co-wrote The Friendly Horror & Other Weird Tales, and is co-owner of Myth Ink Books.

Perry T. Schwartz

Perry T. Schwartz is the Producing Director of Ol' Black Bear Productions. He has been producing and directing theatre and film in the metropolitan Washington, DC area since 1971. He has directed over 100 theatre productions at the college and professional levels. Professionally, he has been the artistic director for two theatre companies, Playwrights' Co-op and the Washington Theatre Wing.  In the late 70's he directed "The Square Root of Soul" starring the late and great Adolph Caesar. This production ran in New York and Washington and then later toured nationally. In 1989 the film and video company Ol' Black Bear Productions was formed. Mr. Schwartz directed and produced "Soap Opera," a video adaptation of a play, which won a Rosebud Award in 1992 as Best Feature and the concert video, "Shizumi Dance Theatre" and "The Boarding Party." He has written, produced and directed two short films,"Leo and Mars" and "Call Crystal. He is presenting working on a third short film, "Snake. In 2005, "Rats," an adaptation of the short play by Israel Horovitz was completed and is now available on DVD with two other short play adaptations, "Soap Opera," by Ralph Pape; and "Our Little Trip," by Lawrence Ferlingetthi. "Rats" won a TIVA Peer Award for Best Experimental Short Film in 2007. He has adapted and directed several evenings of short stories for reader's theatre. Neil Gaiman, Alison Baker, Richard Bausch and Robert Day are some of the short story authors whose works have been produced in these readers theatre productions. He has written the recently published "Enjoying Theatre Arts" a text on film and theatre appreciation. His readers' theatre scripts are available through Ol' Black Bear Productions at olblackbear.com. Mr. Schwartz holds an MFA from Ohio University in theatre and filmmaking and an MA from the University of Kansas in theatre. He is the chairman of Communication and Performing Arts at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD. He is also the coordinator of the American Film Institute's Professional Training Division Workshops held at Montgomery College. Mr. Schwartz also teaches film at the college and a professional moviemaking workshop for AFI.

Michael Adarkchylde Johnsen

A citizen of Denmark, an avid film enthusiast, science fiction fan and gamer. Anything from classic games to new mmo and has been know to frequent the games of Artix Entertainment due to their quirky sense of humor and family friendly fun.

Big fan of the works of Isaac Asimov, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Poe, Robert Asprin, Michael Moorcock and Terry Pratchett.

Alberto Pascual

Alberto Pascual (Madrid, Spain, 04/02/1981) has always been interested in Arts, Music and cinema. He studied Journalism Degree at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. During this studies he recorded "Mantis" (2004), his first short film. This film won the First Prize at Shortfilm Contest of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. On 2005 he started his studies in Media and Communication at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He recorded his second short film: "Dúplex" (2007), produced by María Paz Hernández. "La presentadora" (2009) is his third short film, with Marta Suárez, Iván Moraleda, Kira Miró, Javier Coronas and Javier Collado, finalist at Horror and Gore Film Festival of Molins de Rei. His last work is "The Lingerer", based on a story by Neil Gaiman, script by Lori Ann Stephens and music by Max Perryment. This short opera was recorded for the Minioperas competition organized by English National Opera.

He has also worked as Assistant Director in TVE, and as Television Director, Editor and Camera Operator in Teatro Real de Madrid; becoming a young specialist in opera video recording and classical music productions.

Anthony Burdge

Anthony S. Burdge is known for his work as an Independent scholar, Author & Editor. Burdge has contributed academic essays in the realm of Tolkien and Mythopoeic Studies. Burdge's critical work, with his wife Jessica Burke earned them The Beyond Bree Award for outstanding contribution to Tolkien study (Beyond Bree is a monthly publication of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of Mensa)

For the better part of 10 years, Burdge and Burke ran Heren Istarion: The Northeast Tolkien Society, and during that time coordinated conferences, gave lectures, and enjoyed some success with their critical work. As authors for Kitsune Books they were awarded the 2012 Florida Publishing Association's President's Gold Medal for their book, The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman. Burdge first and foremost is a writer of weird and eclectic tales, especially those in what would be called a Lovecraftian vein.

Together with his wife, Burdge is co-owner of Myth Ink Books, an Independent Press of Weird Fiction. Myth Ink Books has published several titles of Lovecraftian, Weird Fiction featuring new and established authors

Burdge is a long-time Star Trek fan who fondly recalls his father taking him to see Star Trek: The Motion Picture in the theater at the age of 7, and meeting William Shatner at the age of 10 at Queensboro Community College.

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