BRYANT DILLON President, Co-Founder, & Director of Velociraptor Resources
BARBRA DILLON Editor-in-Chief, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment
Barbra Dillon is an editor, producer, and actress. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Barbra moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and got her start in talent management and production.
During her time in Los Angeles, she has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Fanbase Press and the editor/producer of the graphic novels Something Animal, Identity Thief, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and The Arcs. In addition to her work with Fanbase Press, Barbra can be heard as the voice of Katniss Everdeen in The Katniss Chronicles, an unofficial and unauthorized audio drama based on The Hunger Games, as well as the voice of Clara in Pendant Audio’s production of Phantom Canyon.
SAM RHODES Co-Founder
Sam Rhodes is an actor, juggler, comic writer/artist, filmmaker, and audio engineer. He also enjoys occasionally performing improv at iOWest with his teams "Toast" and "Teflon." He wrote and starred in the short film Something Animal and co-wrote the graphic novel of the same name.
BEN RHODES Senior Contributor and Laser High-Five Coordinator
Ben's Blog: www.rotisseriecomputer.blogspot.com
Ben Rhodes is a writer of many works of unpublished fiction. He wrote the short story that would become Something Animal on a dark and stormy night in aught three. Honestly, it was a terrible story until he picked it back up four years later. Hopefully, it has improved some. He also hates writing his bio, because writing about himself in the third person always messes me up. He would also like to make it clear that he does like garlic. He occasionally posts on his blog at the above link.
DREW SIRAGUSA Senior Contributor and Head of TARDIS Maintenance & Repair
Andrew Siragusa hails from the ostensibly fictitious-sounding village of Fredonia. The harsh Western New York winters forced our young lad to stay indoors frequently, so much of his childhood consisted of watching movies or staging plays with his sisters and cousins.
If you asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would have given one of two answers: either an astronaut or Spider-Man. As he got older, he realized the impracticality of both options, so he landed on the reasonable goal of being a screenwriter.
In 2007 he moved to Los Angeles and made the cross-country road trip from New York to California in just under two days.
He received several screenwriting awards from his school’s short film festival. They are currently on display above his father’s television. Most recently, he was featured on Google maps.
He is still waiting for that damn radioactive spider to bite him.
JASON ENRIGHT Senior Contributor and Director of X-Wing Tactical Support
Jason Enright may have achieved the status of ultimate nerd by the age of 26. He manages a comic book and gaming store. He's a comic book reviewer, professional games master, and has just launched his own independent comic publishing company with his wife Mairghread. You can learn more about their new line of comics at www.wecomics.com. He is also a social media addict and can be found tweeting away on his Twitter handle, @jasonenright.
KRISTINE CHESTER Senior Contributor and Chief Liaison to Tesladyne
When she was little, Kristine's father read her comics, and she forced him to read aloud the sound effects. She's been hooked on comic books ever since. Besides comics, she has an interest in fiction (especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien), video games, and tabletop RPGs. She also writes her own prose, plays, and comics and hopes one day to provide a strong role model for the transgender community through her writing. In addition to her work at FBC, Kristine is a co-host on The Worlds That Never Were, a podcast devoted to stories, their creation, and their evolution, and she has her own website where she posts blogs, free short stories, and tabletop RPG resources.
Kristine grew up in the town of King George, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Mary Washington with degrees in Business and English. Recently, she made the move from the east coast to Los Angeles, California, where she can be found attending many of the city's geeky events and playing far too many RPGs.
MELANIE MARQUEZ / M4PR Talent Booking
Independent publicist for actors, writers, producers, webshows, events, benefits, and musicians. Melanie and M4PR are based in Los Angeles, CA.
SEAN FOSTER Graphic Designer and Head of Lightsaber Maintenance and Repair
Sean Foster was born and raised in Washington, DC. He went to college at Point Park University, majoring in film and video. Raised on comics, anime, and video games, he has become the geek boy you know and love today. Spider-man is his hero, and Star Wars is his bible.
Sean has loved to write and draw ever since he was a child. He also started making movies on his parents' video camera at the age of 7, where he would write, star, and direct in every film. Right now, Sean works at Drinkmore Water just outside of DC and is saving up to make the move to Los Angeles, where he plans on making a career as a voice actor.
JODI SCAIFE, Social Media Strategist and Director of Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them)
Jodi Scaife was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but, despite her parents’ upbringing, the universe was determined to try to mold her into a Southern lady as her family relocated to Austin, TX, before she hit the tender age of two. The universe’s attempt to mold her into something classy and cultured failed miserably, as Jodi was a wild tomboy from the moment she could walk. The one thing that could slow toddler Jodi down was a good book, and she developed a deep love of reading from a very young age. She continues to love reading and jokes that she will read anything she can get her hands on, although she will draw the line at gossip mags and car guides.
Austin has gotten under Jodi’s skin, and she seems to always end up back there, even though she has lived in San Antonio and Nagoya, Japan, as a college student. She has studied Spanish, German, Chinese, and Japanese and can fake fluency in Spanish and Japanese.
Jodi is owned by five dogs and three cats who do not always approve of her love of anime, manga, books, comics, and anything else geeky that distracts her from her job as their caretaker.
MICHELE BRITTANY, Editorials Manager and Head of Q Branch
Michele's website: michelebrittany.com
Michele Brittany is an independent popular culture scholar who is the editor of James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy (2014, McFarland & Company) and the upcoming anthology, Essays on Space Horror in Film, 1950s – 2000s (late 2016, McFarland & Company).
She is also a freelance journalist/photographer, having worked with Bleeding Cool (online and print), The Beat, Heathen Harvest, Comics Forum, and TrueAchievements. She has presented at Southwest Popular Culture Association and at WonderCon as part of the Comic Arts Conference series. In addition, she has moderated panels at Long Beach Comic Expo, Long Beach Comic Con, as well as at San Diego International Comic Con.
Finding free time between writing, editing, and working a full-time day job, you can find Michele trying to write her first novel, reading, hanging with her kitties, watching Netflix, or playing videogames. (Witcher III: Wolf Hunt is her new favorite RPG!) She is sure that, in a former life, she was a medieval cat herder.
Michele is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS) and the Horror Writer’s Association.