Tag Archive: Conventions

L R Barrett-Durham and E G Glover will be guests at this year’s Con*Stellation. Please come out and visit with them!


L.R. Barrett-Durham self-published her first epic fantasy novel, Never Trust a Sorcerer, in September of 2011. She has published five books in her first year as an indie author.  While writing the second book to The Trust Series, Always Trust Your Honor, she met her coauthor E. G. Glover and began working on their paranormal romance series, The Fear Series. Book One, Fear the Beast Within, was finished in thirty-seven days and was published one day apart from Always Trust Your Honor. Book Two, Fear the Thirst Within, was published in May 2012.  Her newest novel, Book Three of The Trust Series, Forever Trust Your Aim, is fresh off the presses, being published September 4, 2012, just thirteen days shy of the one year mark.

A native of North Alabama, L R is not only an author, but also a freelance artist while she isn’t at her day job, being a Network Technician for one of the largest Credit Unions in Alabama. She illustrated the covers of each of her five books, in addition to designing the promotional banners as well as jewelry taken right from the descriptions provided on the pages of her books. She also makes fantasy stained glass dragons and gargoyles, and custom pieces. Check their website athttp://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com/ or chat with them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fearandtrust

E.G. Glover is new to the novel-writing scene with Fear the Beast Within, which was written and published with L R Barrett-Durham in January 2012. He flirted with idea of writing in high school by authoring various poems and short stories, but it wasn’t until recently that his dream of writing a novel became a reality.

Four short months later, he and L. R. Barrett-Durham published Book Two of The Fear Series entitled, Fear the Thirst Within. He is currently working on Fear the Emptiness Within, Book Three of The Fear Series, with Barrett-Durham.

This Alabama native’s hopes with this series are to prove that a romantic story can be told with a male’s point of view entwined, and still hold its romanticisms. Check their website at http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com/ or chat with them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fearandtrust.

Since 1976, Chattacon has been a Fan Convention held in January. This year, come and see some wonderful talent!

((from Imagicopter))
Darrell Osborn, better known as the manic Doctor with his Balloons of Doom, has been touring conventions for many years. Bringing smiles to both children and adults with his comedy routines, Doctor Osborn is a man of particular talent. An innocent face that beguiles his audience, they never truly know what to expect. One thing is certain, they will always leave with a smile on their face and a tale to tell!
His ‘mundane’ life is a mystery, though we do know that he has done some marvelous book covers! See his work at Kerlak Publishing, on his wife’s (Stephanie Osborn) novels, and also on the November Issue of Imagyro Magazine!

((from Imagicopter))
Allan. Gilbreath is a nationally recognized author, publisher, speaker, and training instructor in subjects such as writing, programming, database design, web trend analysis, eCommerce activities, IT Project+, HIPAA, and utilization of the Internet. He has appeared on television, radio, web cast, and has toured the country in live appearances. Mr. Gilbreath is one of the originators of the Infotainment style of teaching/training.
In October 1998, he was the featured author on the television show “Meet the Author”. Mr. Gilbreath was also featured in October 2004 on the literary radio show “Curious Minds” by Jana Oliver. In 2006, Mr. Gilbreath appeared on stage as Mr. Smith in Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano. He is the author of Galen, Dark Chances, Short Story Collection, and co-wrote HIPAA. (Kerlak Publishing)

((from Imagicopter))
Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, or “K.C.,” a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster. Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward,” tutoring math and science to students in the Huntsville area, from elementary through college, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.
Her new novels Displaced Detective and At Speed are available from Twilight Times Books, Fictionwise, and other fine bookstores.

((from http://michaelbielaczyc.com/blog/about/))
Michael Bielaczyc has been making art his whole life.
He has been selling and showing work since 1995, when he self published his own comic book. Going back to college at 25, he decided that art was going to be his main focus in life.
In 2001, he started an art company, Aradani Studios, with his brother Paul. Together they have shown and worked in shows across America selling both their artwork and costuming. While Michael has worked for such popular role-playing franchises as Dragonlance and Castlemourn, his real passion is for his personal work. He works in mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite. You can see his work at http://www.michaelbielaczyc.com .
Artist Statement:
True myth has slowly been destroyed by modern culture. We have found light in the darkness, and with it shut the door to true belief in the unbelievable.We are left only with personal mythologies, views which can only really be understood by our solitary self.
I feel my only option is to share my myths and hope it sparks a little bit of belief in something beyond ourselves.

((from http://paulbielaczyc.com/))
Back in 2002, Paul Bielaczyc would never have imagined that this is where he would be today: making art, traveling across the country, co-owning a business, and working with his brother and sister. It has been quite a journey, with plenty of stories, and if you ever meet Paul at a show, you will most likely hear many of them.
Paul’s story as an artist began with an invitation from his brother, Michael Bielaczyc, to join him working the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in 2002. Paul was in college at the time, and about to start graduate school for Computer Science. His brother wanted him to work the Ren Faire during the summer, have some fun, and make a little money. By the time Paul graduated with his Master’s degree, Aradani Studios was in need of a second full time employee. He decided to put his education on hold and join his brother working for a time.
So in 2004, Paul Bielaczyc started full time as a professional artist and costume maker. In that time, Paul has worked for various independent projects and also some well known settings, Dragonlance and White Wolf to name a few. He has had the great opportunity to do the cover illustration for Apex Digest, illustrating a Kevin J. Anderson story. While having worked for other companies, Paul finds the most rewarding experience to work on his own projects, or on commisions for individuals. To date some of his earliest works have remained his most popular, Yin Lang and Nightmare, both finished in December of 2004. The latter won a Chesley Award in 2006 for Best Monochrome Unpublished.

Con Nooga Appearances

Con Nooga, the Multi-Fandom Convention, is a Convention for Fans of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Gaming, Anime, Paranormal, Costuming, Films, Artist, Celebrities, Comics, Haunting...so much more! Held February 18-20, 2011, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the convention will feature appearances by D. A. Adams, Sam Flegal, Allan Gilbreath, Kimberly Richardson, and Stephen Zimmer. For more information visit their website.

D. A. Adams

D. A. Adams

Sam Flegal

Sam Flegal

Allan Gilbreath

Allan Gilbreath











Memphis Comics and Fantasy Convention

Come out to the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN, this weekend for the Memphis Comics and Fantasy Convention. You’ll find several writers and artists from the Imagicopter cooperative there, along with Guest of Honor Denise Crosby!