Alasdair Stuart is a professional enthusiast, pop culture analyst, and writer. He is a Hugo Finalist for Best Fan Writer, and a British Fantasy Society Best Non-fiction finalist for his weekly pop culture newsletter The Full Lid.
His nonfiction can be found at numerous genre and pop culture venues, including regular columns at the Hugo Award-winning Ditch Diggers and Fox Spirit Books. His game writing includes ENie-nominated work on the Doctor Who RPG and After The War from Genesis of Legend.
He co-owns the Escape Artists Podcast Network and hosts their horror podcast, PseudoPod, along with the Hugo Award nominated science fiction podcast, Escape Pod. He is a frequent guest and presenter on podcasts, with voice acting credits including the 2019 AudioVerse Award-winning The Magnus Archives.
His second collection of expanded essays from PseudoPod, The PseudoPod Tapes Volume 2: Approach with Caution, is available from Fox Spirit Books.
Headshot courtesy of Edge Photography
Marguerite Kenner (she/her) – Co-Owner/Publisher
Marguerite Kenner is a California transplant living in the UK city named after her favorite pastime.
With her partner Alasdair Stuart, she runs the Escape Artists Podcast Network and practices as a technology lawyer in London. She loves to narrate for podcasts and audiobooks, and is always on the lookout for an exciting new project.
Her contributions to genre fiction include editing Cast of Wonders from 2013 to 2019, project groups for SFWA, WSFS and the BFS, community organising, and teaching business skills to artists.
Headshot courtesy of Edge Photography
Darusha Wehm (they/them) – New Fiction Manager
M. Darusha Wehm is the Nebula Award-nominated and Sir Julius Vogel Award winning author of the interactive fiction game The Martian Job, as well as thirteen novels, several poems, and many short stories. Originally from Canada, Darusha lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending several years sailing the Pacific.
Graeme Dunlop has been involved with technology for many decades, mostly in coding and Solution Architecture. With Escape Artists he:
- produced Pseudopod for many years
- has narrated many stories for all of the ‘casts
- co-founded Cast of Wonders in 2011 with Barry J. Northern
- has been an Associate Editor with both PodCastle and PseudoPod
- was co-editor and host of PodCastle
- helps keep the EA websites and online presences running
He was born in Australia, although people have identified him as English, American and South African, amongst other nationalities. He loves the spoken word. Graeme lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife Amanda, and beautiful boy dog, Jake.
Summer Brooks (she/her) – Technical Team
Summer Brooks is a story addict who watches way too much television. She enjoys putting her encyclopedic knowledge to the test during discussions and interviews about scifi, horror and comics, and does so as the longtime host and producer of Slice of SciFi, and as co-host of The Babylon Podcast.
Summer also does voiceovers & narrations for Tales to Terrify, StarShipSofa and Escape Pod, among others, and is an avid reader and writer of science fiction, fantasy and thrillers, with a handful of publishing credits to her name. Next on her agenda is writing an urban fantasy tale, and a monster movie creature feature or two. Find her online or on Twitter.
Matt Dovey is very tall, very British, and most likely drinking a cup of tea right now. A village elder once told him the scar on his arm marked him for greatness, but he’s not so sure. He now lives in a quiet market town in rural England with his wife and three children, and still struggles to express his delight in this wonderful arrangement. Although his surname rhymes with “Dopey”, any other similarities to the dwarf are coincidental. He has fiction out and forthcoming all over the place: keep up with it at mattdovey.com, or find him timewasting on Twitter as @mattdoveywriter.
Paul Haring (he/him) – Accounting Team
Maia Barnett (she/her) – Accounting Team
Scarlett is a passionate Virtual Assistant/Professional human in development and all around hard worker, blending skills from all areas of her life as an English teacher, published author, executive support staff, Domestic Goddess, educator, event coordinator, project manager, mime, editor, and stage crew together with her deepest wish – to make my corner of the universe a little better. She has won awards, been on TV, and served in community volunteer work, but is most proud that she is creating the world she wants to live in through choice and all things crafting. She enjoys spending time with the family of her heart – dogs, cats, and horses, oh my!
Jennifer Hunt (she/her) – Assistant Producer (Streaming); Twitch Moderator
Jennifer lives in south Wales, where she spends her time attempting to befriend the local dogs and making dice, in the hopes that once she amasses a large enough hoard, she will be able to assume her true draconic form and be free of retail forever. She also enjoys writing, reading, listening to music and podcasts, and sploshing through the edge of the sea in waterproof boots.
Profile photo by Lho Brockhoff
Ciaran Roberts (she/they) – Lead Twitch Moderator
Ciaran lives in the not-so-wilds of Yorkshire with a very yappy dog. She works as a professional zombie wrangler/producer for a video game company, which is hilarious because she is deathly afraid of zombies. In her free time, she plays video games, embarks on various creative projects (look, she will totally finish a project eventually), and writes fiction. Likes decorating cakes to look like things from whatever piece of media she’s into at the moment.
Wendy Reynolds (she/her) – Twitch Moderator
Wendy Reynolds lives in York UK with her husband and a varying complement of guinea pigs. She works as a Further Education funding and data consultant (which mostly involves rummaging around in databases and complaining bitterly about the mess) to fund her hobbies of reading, sinking thousands of hours into computer games, and crocheting cunning little outfits for sourdough starters. She only recently discovered the exciting world of podcasts, Twitch streaming, and red-stringing on Discord servers, and has gleefully plunged feet-first into all three. She lurks on Twitter as @Wendles1967.
Jax Wells (he/they) – Twitch Moderator
Jax is an Alabama native who’s bounced around the US from New Orleans, to Vegas and now landed in Atlanta. He lives with his husband and works in the logistics industry. Outside of managing a team of schedulers and watching TikTok too much, he loves listening to horror and true crime podcasts. Jax is a transgender guy who loves advocating for fellow trans and questioning folks. His current focus is a non-profit Lost-N-Found, which supports homeless transgender youth. He’s on Twitter and Instagram as @g4tisss & @JaxonHealy on Twitch and TikTok.