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Former Slice of SciFi Contributors Through the Years

Samuel K. Sloan

Sam Sloan

Samuel K. Sloan

Sam is a 30+ year veteran broadcaster and served as FarPoint Media’s executive news director for 2 years and as lead Slice of SciFi content producer starting with its inception in March 2005.

In 2010, Sam stepped down as Executive News Director and Slice of SciFi Content Producer and went into semi-retirement, continuing to occasionally provide breaking space news, Star Trek news and poll questions. Responding to a crisis call, he returned from retirement in 2013 to take over as full content producer again, remaining until January 2015, when he chose to step into full retirement for good.

Mark Edlitz

Mark Edlitz

Mark Edlitz has written for The Huffington Post, Empire Magazine Online, Geeks Are Sexy and Superhero Cinema.

Mark is writing a book about actors who have played superheroes called HOW TO BE A SUPERHERO.

As a filmmaker, Mark produced and directed JEDI JUNKIES, an affectionate and funny film about extreme Star Wars fans. The film is available on Amazon, iTunes, Playstation and Hulu.

With Jerry Kolber, Mark Edlitz runs FanBoys Films, a company that acquires and provides distribution opportunities for high quality films that appeal to comic-con crowd.

Multiverse News:
Martin Collins, Writer/Producer/Creator, voice of Nigel Blackwood, cast of hundreds
Scott Purdy, Producer/Writer/Editor, voice of Lance Neutron, Skizbot

The Adventures of Sweetleaf:


Mike McCafferty

Michael McCafferty

Mike McCafferty is an actor, writer, director and producer who has starred in such movie and television features as “The Invisible Man,” “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” HBO’s “True Blood,” “The Shield,” “ER,” “Six Feet Under,” “Changeling” and on the internet with several episodes of “Acceptable TV” and “Chad Vader.”

Mike appeared as a guest on Slice of SciFi and was an instant hit with fans. Soon he began writing editorial pieces and offering up special on-site and on-location reports becoming one of Slice of SciFi‘s most read contributors.

Emilio D’alise

Emilio’s interests are as eclectic as they are numerous. Racquetball, photography, reading, shooting, traveling, eating, and writing are activities Emilio enjoys, all the while stressing his lack of expertise in any particular one. His first SciFi exposure came in 1983, at the age of thirty, when a friend loaned Emilio the book I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. That started a streak of nothing but Science Fiction reading that remains unbroken to this day.

Mur Lafferty

Mur Lafferty

Mur was born and raised in the south, but it’s not her fault. She is a writer of essays. magazine articles and role-playing-games. Someday she may actually publish some fiction. She’s been podcasting her essays since December, 2004. Most of her time is spent at home taking care of her toddler and playing games. She really likes talking in third person, it makes her feel important.

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He was practically weaned on science fiction, watching reruns of the original Star Trek and Lost in Space with his mother.

After high school, Joe went to college and jumped around from studying computer science, to education for the hearing impaired, to finally landing on a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Illinois State University. Three years later, he earned with his Master’s in Audiology from Western Illinois University.

Science fiction and (especially) fantasy had always been a part of Joe’s life, whether in movies, TV, or books. After writing a review of Lisa Lee’s and Tee Morris’s Morevi on the Dragon Page’s old forums, the Dragon Page made Joe the “official” book reviewer for The Dragon Page Radio Talk Show.

Joe passed away on April 1, 2007. He fought the good fight against leiomyosarcoma, but it eventually took him from us. He was our friend and colleague and we loved him very much. Joe will be greatly missed in our lives. We bid farewell to a dear and sweet man.

Michael Hickerson

Michael Hickerson first discovered sci-fi on a UHF station’s Friday night Sci-Fi theater and has been hooked ever since. He grew up on Star Wars, Buck Rogers and the original Battlestar Galactica, before finding the two great sci-fi loves of his life, Star Trek and Doctor Who. Michael is an avid reader, not just of sci-fi and fantasy but all genres.


Nina Hofmann

Graphics Design Goddess: Nina Hofmann

Nina’s love for science fiction started with the German television airing of Star Trek: The Next Generation in the late 1980’s. From that time on she was hooked and has enjoyed watching nothing else but sci-fi. Among her favorite programs are Farscape, Star Trek: TNG and Enterprise, Battlestar Galactica and Firefly.

Nina was responsible for the original website design from 2005-2008, and the images that branded Slice of SciFi at the time.

Michael Lohr

Michael Lohr is a professional journalist, outdoorsman, poet, whiskey connoisseur, music critic, treasure hunter and adventurer. His writing has appeared in such diverse magazines as Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Economist, Southern Living, Sporting News and Men’s Journal, to name a few.

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