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Patricia Ducey writes fiction, essays, and screenplays from her home base in California. Her screenplays and teleplays have placed in the top rounds of the Nichol and Austin competitions, and her flash fiction and essays can be found at several e-zines, such as the-phone-book, Vestal Review, and Mississippi Review. She earned an MA in Critical Studies (film) from Chapman University and wrote her thesis on Irish film.

Tom Meek is a contributing film critic for the Boston Phoenix and member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. He ramblings and rants have also appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Film Threat and E! Online. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, practices yoga religiously and rides his bike everywhere. Tom is currently working on a collection of short stories that take place in Boston and the surrounding cityscape.

Don Thompson is a playwright, fiction writer, film director, producer and entrepeneur. As a playwright, he was known through the 1980's and 90's for his socially-relevant plays, TIBET DOES NOT EXIST and L.A. BOOK OF THE DEAD. His first feature film, CLOUDS (completed in 1999), received awards and special recognition at 6 U.S. and International Film Festivals, also garnering a theatrical distribution deal with IN Pictures in 2000. He co-founded his production/Internet company nextPix with Diana Takata.

Diana Takata is an entrepreneur, human rights activist, theater and media producer. In a former life she dedicated time to re-engineering Fortune 500 financial, insurance, pharmaceutical, and technology companies. She was also Executive Director of an international non-profit organization and more recently, the co-founder of nextPix. Diana has forged numerous high-profile contacts through her work in human rights, theater and entertainment. She earned her master's degree from UCLA.

Nicholas Rombes is a professor of English at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he teaches courses in film, creative writing, and postmodern literature, and where he co-edits the journal Post Identity. His essays on David Lynch, Fight Club, and serial killer cinema have appeared in CTHEORY, Post Script, and numerous other journals. He writes regularly on new music for Exquisite Corpse, where his fiction has also appeared.

Timothy Dugdale teaches in the Department of English at University of Detroit Mercy. He is also the founder of Atomic Quill Media, and is the author of two crime fiction novels (Black Moss Press). This exclusive photo shows Professor Dugdale preparing to tackle a Flaming Lamborghini in the bar at the Mandarin Oriental in Macau.

Michael Neff is the creator and chief editor of WebdelSol.Com. He is also Executive Director of the WDS Association, and a publisher of several literary arts magazines including Del Sol Review, 5_Trope, In Posse Review, Perihelion, , and La Petite Zine. His own literary work has appeared in numerous publications including American Way (First Annual Faux Faulkner Contest), North American Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Quarterly West, Conjunctions, Octavo, and The Literary Review.

Inderjeet Mani is a fiction writer, programmer, and a teacher of computational linguistics at Georgetown University. His work has appeared in a variety of venues, including Kimera, Poetry and Story, and The Reston Review. Recently he completed a non-fiction book called "Travels in Ectopia." In his youth, he studied under Carlos Fuentes at UPenn.

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