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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:
Former Slice of SciFi ContributorsSamuel K. Sloan: News Editor
Sam is a 20+ year veteran broadcaster and served as FarPoint Media’s executive news director for 2 years and Slice of SciFi content producer starting with its inception in March 2005. Sam helped to build our on-air and website news program and team of international reporters and contributors from the ground up making Slice of SciFi one of the premiere sites and shows for all news sci-fi and genre related.
In November 2008, Sam stepped down as FarPoint Media Executive News Director and Slice of SciFi Content Producer and went into semi-retirement, posting breaking space news, Star Trek news and managing poll questions until November 2011, when he leapt joyfully into full retirement.
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 images that branded Slice of SciFi and a handful of other FarPoint Media websites.
Geek Fu Essayist: 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.
Editorials and Special Reports: 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: Staff Journalist and Editorialist
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.
A refugee of the auto industry, Emilio now lives in sunny Colorado. Currently making little use of his engineering degree, he often wonders what might have been had he listened to the English professor who, in 1976, strongly suggested Emilio switch his major from Engineering to English. Showing a remarkable lack of foresight, Emilio opted to continue on the path to becoming a pretty good, but uninspired, Mechanical Engineer. But for that one decision, he could today be a little known journalist, working for no money, and struggling to get some recognition.
Interviews: 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.
Slice of Trivia: Doug Kress
Video Game Reviews: Paul Puri
Doctor Who field reports Jay Hinkelman
Past Contributing Reporters: Kade Hutchinson, Cynthia Lee, Linda Craddock
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.