For the first hour, Moira Greyland Peat joins us for an hour discussing music and a history of fandom.
In our second hour, Hugo award nominee and Dragon Award Winner for Best Horror, Brian Niemeier, will join us, discussing his recent Dragon Award win, and his time at Salt Lake Comic Con.
Moira Greyland plays stunning harp solos and sings beautiful songs including selections from the repertoire of Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. She also presents a Celtic program featuring the music of Celtic Woman. A master teacher, and founder of two opera companies, Moira can teach you to sing, or to play the harp. Lessons are available via Skype or in person in North Texas. Email Moira at email@example.com for details. If you love Celtic music, Moira's harp and traditional Irish stylings have earned her praise from some of the best known Irish singers in the world. Mary O'Hara said 'Well done' of Moira's album 'Avalon's Daughter, and Margie Butler of Golden Bough said 'I wish I could use my high voice like she does.' Kristoph Klover of Avalon Rising said of Moira's original composition 'Guinevere's Song' 'Man! I wish I had written that!' James Meredith, director of Sonos Handbell Ensemble, called 'Avalon's Daughter' 'Rollicking fun!'
Brian Niemeier was the nominee for the 2016 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He chose to pursue a writing career despite formal training in history and theology. His journey toward publication began at the behest of his long-suffering gaming group, who tactfully pointed out that he seemed to enjoy telling stories more than planning and adjudicating games.