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Steve “Rifflo” Fitch

540398_10151170748540325_1845698910_nSteve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier. Follow Steve on Twitter @HobbitSteve

Michelle Lawhorn

MichelleLawhorn pica.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise range from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings, cosplay to comics, and Bollywood to opera to name just a few. When not raving about her fandoms, she can be found spending time with her family and adding to her ever-growing list of Things to Cosplay. She can currently be found searching for more Star Wars material to feed her newfound obsession with the Clone Wars.

Dr. Crystal Hurd

554736_4232098010832_1852387817_nCrystal is a writer, poet, reader, and public school educator from Virginia. She is happily married with three beautiful Terriers (adopted from local shelters). Her dissertation explored the leadership of C.S Lewis with postdoctoral work focusing on the leadership roles of artists. An unapologetic book nerd, Crystal loves to read and research works involving faith, literature, art, and leadership. She also possesses a deep, unrelenting interest in all things European, especially Doctor Who. You can read her weekly thoughts on her webpage/blog www.crystalhurd.com, friend her on Facebook, (Crystal Sullivan Hurd) and follow her on Twitter: @DoctorHurd and @hurdofficial.

Kelly Orazi

kellyoraziKelly Orazi is currently a graduate student of medieval and fantasy literature at the newly founded Mythgard Institute. Her interests range from children’s fantasy literature (especially Harry Potter) and modern fantasy to medieval and classical literature. Her scholarly work on fantasy has been presented at Mythcon 43 and at 2013’s largest Harry Potter conference, LeakyCon Portland. She has also contributed to the popular Harry Potter site, thehogshead.org and writes regularly on J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy works on her own blog, www.themiddlepage.net

Astrid Tuttle Winegar

1462868_10200969636032610_178531601_nAstrid Tuttle Winegar is the author of Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls, which is currently available exclusively in e-book form on the Amazon Kindle, but will soon be released by Oloris Publishing! Stay tuned for details. For now, she is mostly telling a culinary Middle-earth story here on Legendarium. Astrid has loved C. S. Lewis since childhood, J. R. R. Tolkien since middle and high school, all Star things, both Trek and Wars, all things Whedon, and many other things besides… She lives in the enchanted city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband and dog. She blogs occasionally at Cooking for Halflings & Monsters. You can check out (and like!) her Facebook page or visit (and follow!) her Twitter feed. Staff Reporter.

A.D. Poole

APooleA.D. Poole saw no reason to choose between the sword and the pen when he could wield both. He writes historical fantasy tales of courageous cavaliers and redeemed rogues and lives the adventure in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) where he studies Italian rapier fencing and portrays a German mercenary from the late Renaissance. As a “free lance,” A.D. Poole works as an editor at Illuminated Marginalia (http://www.illuminatedmarginalia.weebly.com). He is currently working on his Master’s Degree in History through Wayland Baptist University. You can contact him via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/writeradpoole, Twitter @writeradpoole, and email at [email protected]

Jody “Goldberry Riverdaughter” Boyce

1517430_10152137918143540_13395010_n“Goldberry Riverdaughter” has been her friends’ and families’ resident book nerd since reading the Tao of Pooh at age eight. Since then her literary exploration has lead her straight to Lord of the Rings where she’s made her home. In addition to a staff reporter for Legendarium, she also runs Hells Hobbits. She has a degree in History, as well as a new-found penchant for disassembling literary canon. She lives with her equally nerdy husband and two gigantic cats enjoying table top games & cosplay.

Joe Gilronan

Artist-Joe-Gilronan-web (2)Joe Gilronan is a professional Tolkien inspired artist. His passions include art, rpg’s, literature, film, music, the outdoors and of course most things Tolkien. Originally from Chester England, he now resides and paints under the sun drenched skies of Southern Spain.
You can see his art at http://joegilronanlordoftherings.blogspot.ca/

David Glenn

Profile photoDavid Glenn was born in Japan, spent his childhood in Alaska and Kentucky, grew up in Texas, and now resides in Utah. He has loved dinosaurs from his youth and spends time reading fantasy books.
He has published a fantasy book called The Myths of Dymos and runs a blog at http://mythsofdymos.blogspot.com

Dom Nardi

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Dom Nardi is the Contributing Writer for Star Wars at Legendarium Media. He has worked as a political scientist and as a consultant throughout Southeast Asia. In addition, he has published articles about politics in Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. You can find more of his writing at NardiViews.