"Pop Culture Maven" Emily S. Whitten writes and speaks about everything genre and pop culture. She is a fiction writer; a genre entertainment journalist; a media personality; a program moderator and panelist; and a convention organizer.
Emily is also a convention organizer and consultant, and co-founder of The North American Discworld Convention; and she has served as senior staff for the NADWCon and Awesome Con. She is a regular moderator and panelist at several genre conventions.
In her copious spare time, Emily enjoys exploring, reading, crafting, cosplay, and looking after her tiny hamster. Oh, and when she's not doing all that, Emily holds down a regular 9-to-5 job - although that may just be her super-heroine cover identity.