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September 21, 2010

Dean Peters

Dean Peters is a new voice to the blogosphere and ARWZ. He is a voracious consumer of film and video games, with his interest in sci-fi/fantasy coming from the tried and true favorites of zombies, vampires, the dream world and a very late introduction to the Star Wars series.

August 25, 2010

"Trapper" Tom Leturgey

"Trapper" Tom Leturgey has been a fan of Sci-Fi movies since he first saw Godzilla on a Saturday morning matinee in the 1970's. Since then, he has been a sports broadcaster, morning show host, entertainment columnist and news reporter. At last count, his work has appeared in more than two dozen publications. For the past five years, he is the Ring Announcer for the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance in Pittsburgh and a freelance scribe.

July 09, 2010

Joss Lynes

Joss Lynes is budding videogame artist in Pittsburgh, PA. He was first introduced to science fiction and fantasy at the age of six through the movies Star Wars and Jurassic Park, and started writing short stories and poetry in his high school creative writing class. He is currently studying at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and preparing to launch his own website.

June 28, 2010

Andrew Warhol

Andrew Warhol (no relation to the artist) is a song-and-dance man who lives in Bloomfield. He first wrote stories in elementary school, many of them based on the fantasy PC game series Warcraft. (That's Warcraft I and II, not to be confused with "World of Warcraft"). He now is an avid writer of short stories and poetry not based on early 90's strategy games. Andrew also writes about pop music on his blog, A Floor Lamp (

June 22, 2010

Mia Kovka

Mia Kovka is a young writer from Pennsylvania. Writing has been a passion for her since the age of ten, when she would write poetry day and night. Then a teacher convinced her to try her hand at writing short stories and reviews. Fantasy has always been her favorite genre, with princesses, dragons, vampires, and most importantly faeries. Currently, she write reviews in her free time and is working to finish writing a book. Follow her on Twitter.

January 01, 2000

Violet Kane

Violet "Violanthe" Kane is the Webmaster and Founder of She first started ARWZ back in 1999 in order to fill the need for a message board community where science fiction and fantasy writers could discuss issues specifically relevant to their craft, a venue that was largely unavailable on the web at that time. 

In 2005, she pioneered the conversion of ARWZ from a community website into its current Web Zine format. To this day, she is our sole webmaster here are ARWZ, designing and engineering all updates to the website infrastructure, but also serves as editor and content writer. Violet's primarily literary interests are popular fiction, especially the fantasy genre, and SFF television storytelling. Her favorite authors include Guy Gavriel Kay, George R.R. Martin, Matthew Stover & Orson Scott Card. She has an MA degree in Medieval Studies.

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