Full Artistic Curriculum Vitae

Performances

Film:
Thin Ice. Werc Werk Works Productions. Jill Sprecher, dir. Featured Extra. March 2010.

Literary Readings:
• “All Our Love, the Future, and excerpts from Not Enough Midnights and “Untitled Baseball Story.” DreamHaven Books and Comics, Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Speculations Reading Series. 2/7/2018.
• “Fast Gliding Down the Rails,” “Now Arriving on Track 12,” and excepts from A Winter Night. MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. 3/4/2017.
• “Fast Gliding Down the Rails,” “Now Arriving on Track 12,” and excepts from A Winter Night. DreamHaven Books and Comics, Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Speculations Reading Series. 2/22/2017.
• “At the Edge of Twilight, Melissa Remembers Flight,” “Ghosts of the Places You Live” and “The Fifth Nazgul.” MarsCon, Bloomington, MN 3/5/2016.
• “Ghost on Hennepin,” Excerpt from “Untitled Baseball Story” and “You Might Think They Love You, But…” DreamHaven Books and Comics, Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Speculations Reading Series. 8/2/2014.
• “Out Among the Singing Void” and an excerpt from There Are Not Enough Midnights. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN 7/4/2015.
• “Twenty-One” and excerpts from Last Car to Annwn Station and There Are Not Enough Midnights. Minicon, Bloomington, MN 4/4/2015.
• Excerpts from There Are Not Enough Midnights and Whispers in Space. MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. 3/7/2015.
• Excerpts from Dark Waters and Whispers in Space. DreamHaven Books and Comics, Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Speculations Reading Series. 8/2/2014.
• Excerpts from Dark Waters and Whispers in Space. Minicon, Bloomington, MN. 4/19/2014.
• Excerpts from Dark Waters and Last Car the Annwn Station. Paganicon, St. Louis Park, MN. 3/15/2014.
• Excerpts from Dark Waters, Last Car to Annwn Station, and Whispers in Space. MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. 3/7/2014.
• Except from “Tenari” from Whispers in Space. Acadia Café, Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers 2013 Showcase. 11/17/2013.
• Excerpts from A Study in Violet, The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn, and Old Blood’s Fate. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/6/2013.
• Excerpts from A Study in Violet and Old Blood’s Fate. CoreCon, Moorhead, MN. 5/3/2013.
• Excerpts from The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn and Old Blood’s Fate. Minicon, Bloomington, MN. 3/30/2013.
• Excerpts from Last Car to Annwn Station and Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep. Paganicon, St. Louis Park, MN. 3/17/2013.
• Excerpts from The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn and Old Blood’s Fate. MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. 3/3/2013.
• Excerpts from The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn, Old Blood’s Fate, and Whispers in Space. DreamHaven Books, Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Speculations Reading Series. 2/20/2013.
• Excerpts from The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn and The Horror at Cold Springs. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/8/2012.
• “At the Edge of Twilight, Melissa Remembers Flight.” Minicon, Bloomington, MN. Part of the MinnSpec group reading. 4/8/2012.
• Excerpt from The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn and “Poor Mesk.” Minicon, Bloomington, MN. 4/7/2012.
• “Coffee for Your Body, Flames for Your Soul” and “Weaving Threads.” Paganicon, St. Louis Park, MN. 3/17/2012.
• Excerpts from “Coffee for Your Body, Flames for Your Soul,” The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn, Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep and “Twenty-One.” Marscon, Bloomington, MN. 3/10/2012.
• Excerpts from Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep and “Twenty-One.” The Underground Coffee, Midwest City, OK. 12/28/2011.
• “Jenny’s Magic,” “Cindy,” and an excerpt from “The Foundling.” The Anadarko Community Library, Anadarko, OK. 12/22/2011.
• Excerpt from The Horror at Cold Springs. Hooked on Books, Weatherford, OK. 12/21/2011.
• Excerpt from Last Car to Annwn Station and “Cindy.” True Colors Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN. 11/12/2011.
• “A Hot Cup at the Last Station” and “At the Edge of Twilight, Melissa Remembers Flight.” Dorian Gray Memorial Literary Lounge. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/3/2011.
• Excerpts from Dark Water Blues, Last Car to Annwn Station and Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep. Dorian Gray Memorial Literary Lounge. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/2/2011.
•Excerpts from Last Car to Annwn Station and Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep. Minicon, Bloomington, MN. 4/24/2011.
• “A Hot Cup at the Last Station,” “Coffee for Your Body, Flames for Your Soul,” Jenny’s Magic,” and “Secret.” Paganicon, St, Louis Park, MN. 3/28/2011.
• Excerpts from Last Car to Annwn Station and Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep. MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. 3/4/2011.
• Excerpt from The Horror at Cold Springs, Last Car to Annwn Station, and Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep. DreamHaven Books Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Speculations Reading Series. 2/4/2011.
• Excerpts from The Horror at Cold Springs and “By Moonlight.” Dorian Gray Memorial Literary Lounge. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/5/2010.
• “A Hot Cup at the Last Station” and an excerpt from The Horror at Cold Springs. Minicon, Minneapolis, MN. 4/3/2010.
• “All the Leaves Your Bed,” “At the Edge of Twilight, Melissa Remembers Flight,” and “Naught, Except for Love.” Dorian Gray Memorial Literary Lounge. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/4/2009.
• “Over the Bridge” and “Protect and Serve.” Minicon, Bloomington, MN. 4/11/2009.
• “Protect and Serve,” “At the Edge of Twilight, Melissa Remembers Flight,” and an excerpt from The Horror at Cold Springs. DreamHaven Books Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Intermedia Arts / SASE Reading Series. 10/24/2008.
• “Cindy,” “Protect and Serve,” and “Rainfall.” Dorian Gray Memorial Literary Lounge. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/5/2008.
• “The Foundling” and an excerpt from Last Car to Annwn Station. Minicon, Bloomington, MN. 3/22/2008.
• “Jenny’s Magic” and “The Siege of Harnlow.” Dorian Gray Memorial Literary Lounge. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/8/2007.
• Excerpt from Rija’s Tale. Wiscon, Madison, WI. 5/27/2007.
• Excerpt from Last Car to Annwn Station. Minicon, Bloomington, MN. 4/8/2007.
• “Fetch” and “Rainfall.” Dorian Gray Memorial Literary Lounge. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/6/2006.
• “Out Among the Singing Void” and “Over the Bridge.” DreamHaven Books, Minneapolis, MN. Part of the Carol Connolly Reading Series. 5/23/2006.
• “A Glint through Smoke and Flame.” Minicon, Bloomington, MN. 4/14/2006.
• “Rija’s Tale.” CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/1/2005.
• “Over the Bridge.” CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/3/2004.

Music Videos:
• “Aschenlied” by Bad September. John Heimbuch and Sarah Heller, directors. Clockwinder Productions. Waltz Dancer. 10/5/2013.
• “Indifferent Man” by The Kamikaze Snowmen. Audience Member. 7/4/2013.

Spoken-Word:
• “All Our Love, the Future.” The Not So-Silent Planet. Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN. 5/16/2017.
• “Ghost on Hennepin.” Word Brew. Acadia Café. Minneapolis, MN. 11/20/2016.
• “The Way of the Cane.” One performance as part of Patrick’s Cabaret CaberABLE. James Sewell Tek Box Theatre. Minneapolis, MN. 11/5/2016.
• “Unsafe at Any Speed.” Five performances as part of Minnesota Fringe Festival. Bryant-Lake Bowl and Theatre. Minneapolis, MN. 08/04/2016 through 08/14/ 2016.
• “Now Arriving on Track 12.” The Not So-Silent Planet. Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN. 6/21/2016.
• Excerpt from “Unsafe at Any Speed.” American Underground. Club Jaeger. Minneapolis, MN. 5/28/2016.
• “Ghosts of the Places You Live.” CONvergence Literary Lounge. Bloomington, MN. 7/4/2015.
• “The Fifth Nazgul.” Rockstar Storytellers: CONvergence with The Rockstars. Harmonic Convergence, Bloomington, MN. 7/3/2015.
• “The Fifth Nazgul.” Rockstar Storytellers: An Unexpected Journey with the Rockstars: Stories Inspired by JRR Tolkien. Phoenix Theatre, Minneapolis, MN. 11/23/2014.
• “Invisible People.” Five performances as part of Minnesota Fringe Festival. The Minneapolis Theatre Garage. Minneapolis, MN. 07/31/2014 through 08/10/ 2014.
• “The Bear.” Paganicon. St. Louis Park, MN. 3/15/2014.
• “Ghost on Hennepin.” Rockstar Storytellers. MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. 3/8/2014.
• “The Sixth Son.” Story SlamMN! Grand Slam. Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN. 7/16/2013.
• “Lost.” Story SlamMN! Semi-Finals. Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN. 7/2/2013.
• “Ghost on Hennepin.” CoreCon 5. Moorehead, MN. 5/4/2013
• “Ghosts of the Places We Live.” CoreCon 5. Moorehead, MN. 5/4/2013.
• “The Sixth Son.” KFAI Radio 90.3 FM on FreshWords. Minneapolis, MN. 5/2/2013.
• “Coffee for Your Body, Flames for Your Soul.” StoryFest Minnesota. The Waldorf School, Minneapolis, MN. 4/13/2013.
• “Where’s George?” StoryFest Minnesota. The Waldorf School, Minneapolis, MN. 4/13/2013.
• “Ghost on Hennepin.” StoryFest Minnesota. The Waldorf School, Minneapolis, MN. 4/13/2013.
• “Where’s George?” KFAI Radio 90.3 FM on FreshWords. Minneapolis, MN. 2/14/2013.
• “Ghost on Hennepin.” KFAI Radio 90.3 FM on FreshWords, Minneapolis, MN. 2/7/2013.
• “1963 Plymouth Station Wagon.” Story SlamMN! Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN. 12/3/2012.
• “Cats: The Evil.” Story SlamMN! Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN. 10/2/2012.
• “Where’s George?” Story SlamMN! Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN. 9/5/2012.
• “Ghost on Hennepin.” The NorthStar Storytelling League Story Slam. Open Book, Minneapolis, MN. 11/26/2011.
• “(IN)VISIBLE.” Tellabration! 2011. Open Book, Minneapolis, MN. 11/26/2011.
• “Darkly Through the Light Waters: Twin Cities Tales.” Five performances as part of Minnesota Fringe Festival. The Playwrights’ Center. Minneapolis, MN. 08/04/2011 through 08/14/ 2011.
• “Nazeem and the Lost Keys.” Paganicon, St, Louis Park, MN. 3/28/2011.

Theatre:
Intermediate Physical Comedy for Advanced Beginners. Comedy Suitcase Productions. Joshua Scrimshaw and Levi Weinhagen, creators. Theatrical Audience Participant. University of Minnesota Rarig Theater, Stoll Thrust Stage. Minneapolis, MN. August 2017.
Atomic Adventure! Workshop. Jason Alexander and John Heimbuch, creators and directors. Michael Baxter. Minneapolis, MN. May 2013.
Tai Chi Flash Mob: Minneapolis Health and Wellness Expo. Minneapolis, MN. January 2012.
Adventures in Mating. Joking Envelope Productions. Joseph Scrimshaw, dir. Theatrical Audience Participant. Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre. Minneapolis, MN. December 2008.
Improv Everywhere: Public Flash Mob/Freeze. Bloomington, MN. February 2008

Productions

Podcasts:
• “Twenty-One” on Cast of Wonders Podcast Staff Picks. January 2017.
• “Twenty-One” on Cast of Wonders Podcast. April 2016.
• “Memory” on Beam Me Up Podcast. June 2011.
• “Steadfast” on Flagship Podcast. April 2011.

Radio Plays:
• “Steadfast” for Red Shift Radio Drama. October 2014.
• “Memory” on WRFR Radio, 93.3 Rockland, ME. June 2011.

Stage Plays:
The Cursed Script. Co-written with Fox Barrett. Three performances as part of Planet Fest. March 2018.
Out of the Woods: A Tale of Red, The Wolf, and The Woodcutter. Three performances as a part of Gadfly Theatre Company’s Final Frontier Festival: Fairy Tales. Immanuel Elliot, dir. June 2017.
At the Edge of Flight. Three performances as a part of Gadfly Theatre Company’s Final Frontier Festival: Heroes and Villains. Cassandra Snow, dir. June 2016.

Publications

Audiobooks:
• Last Car to Annwn Station. Carina Press through Audible Audio Books. June 2011.
• Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep. Carina Press through Audible Audio Books. October 2010.

Collections, Poetry:
• A Winter Night. Drey Books. January 2017.
• A Small Collection of Small Poems. Private Chapbook. August 1991.

Collections, Short Fiction:
• Whispers in Space. Alban Lake Publishing. July 2013.
• Shimmers and Shadows. Drey Books. May 2008.

Creative Non-Fiction:
• “Strangers on a Bus” in Breath and Shadow. January 2008.
• “Silent Night” in Harûah. December 2006.

E-Stories:
• Coffee for Your Body, Flames for Your Soul. Musa Publishing. December 2011.

Essays:
• We Are Not Daredevil. Except When We Are Daredevil. Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter, Uncanny Magazine. July 2017.

Flash Fiction:
• “The Shipmaster’s Widow” in 365 Tomorrows. February 2010.
• “In the Stars They Offer” in Golden Visions Magazine. June 2008.
• “A Glint through Smoke and Flame” in Ruins: Terra. September 2007.
• “Callooh Callay” in Worlds of Wonder. January 2006.

Novelettes:
• “Ectobytes” in Chaos Theory: Tales Askew. June 2010.
• “The Siege of Harnlow” in Gryphonwood Fantasy Magazine. October 2006.
• “Stopping By” in Lyrica. September 2006.
• “Melpomene Run” in Ray Gun Revival. August 2006.

Novellas:
• Not Enough Midnights. Drey Books. September 2017.
• The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn. Sam’s Dot Publishing. June 2012.
• Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep. Carina Press. November 2010.
• The Horror at Cold Springs. Sam’s Dot Publishing. May 2010.
• Angel Above in Lyrica. September 2005.

Novels:
• Dark Waters. Alban Lake Publishing. April 2014.
• Old Blood’s Fate. Artema Press. March 2013.
• Last Car to Annwn Station. Carina Press. June 2011.

Poetry:
• “Susan Responds” in Illumen. November 2009.
• “The Problem Was” in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. September 2008.
• “Sixth Son” in Gryphonwood Fantasy Magazine. April 2008.
• “I Took the Tear” in Illumen. April 2007.
• “Cindy” in The Shantytown Anomaly. January 2007.
• “Where the Leftovers Go” in Beyond Centauri. January 2007
• “In the Void” in The Shantytown Anomaly. October 2006.
• “Beware the Dreaded Thesaurus” in Down Peaceful Paths. October 1992.
• “T.V. Land” in Midnight Serenade. June 1991.
• “The Rabbit” in Oklahoma School Feature. April 1975.

Short Fiction:
• “Tenari” in Scourge of the Seas and Time. December 2018
• “Fast Gliding Down the Rails” in The Unfit. June 2018.
• “Fast Gliding Down the Rails” in Longshot Island. December 2017.
• “And a Song in Her Hair” in Forest of Dreams. September 2014.
• “Nor to the Strong” in Ray Gun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age. November 2013.
• “Darkly Through the Light Waters” in Magical Creatures from Celtic Mists. May 2013.
• “Rainfall” in Magical Creatures from Celtic Mists. May 2013.
• “Frozen Moment” in Deadly Encounters. April 2013.
• “Naught, Except for Love” in Mystic Signals. June 2012.
• “Naught, Except for Love” in The Lorelei Signal. April 2012.
• “Coffee for Your Body, Flames for Your Soul” in Penumbra. October 2011.
• “Steadfast” in Flagship Magazine. April 2011.
• “Memory” in Ray Gun Revival. February 2011.
• “In Darkness Dwell the Warriors” in The Nautilus Engine. February 2011.
• “And a Song in Her Hair” in Andromeda Spaceways Best of Fantasy II. November 2010.
• “Jenny’s Magic” in Hazard Cat. November 2010.
• “Wings” in The Absent Willow Review. November 2010.
• “Fourth Dimensional Pony in the Concourse of the Lost” in Golden Visions Magazine. October 2010.
• “At the Edge of Twilight, Melissa Remembers Flight” in Northern Lights: 20 MinnSpec Tales. September 2010.
• “Starry Night” in Golden Visions Magazine. July 2010.
• “A Hot Cup at the Last Station” in Bards and Sages Quarterly. June 2010.
• “And the River Shall Be Your Bed” in Tower of Light Fantasy. June 2010.
• “By Moonlight” in Aoife’s Kiss. June 2010.
• “Doors Through the Places You Live” in Ray Gun Revival. January 2010.
• “Cold Hand in Mine” in Khimairal Ink. October 2009.
• “Fey Child Fair” in From the Asylum. July 2009.
• “Weaving Threads” in Drops of Crimson. June 2009.
• “Fetch” in The Fleas They Carried: ASPCA Charity Anthology. May 2009.
• “Darkly through the Light Waters” in You Don’t Know What You’ve Got. April 2009.
• “All the Leaves Your Bed” in Shiny. October 2008.
• “At the Edge of Twilight, Melissa Remembers Flight” in Three Crow Press. August 2008.
• “Tenari” In Ray Gun Revival. July2008.
• “Shades of Light and Foam” in Cover of Darkness Anthology. May 2008.
• “Fetch” in Fictitious Force. April 2008.
• “Kearsee’s Tale” in Worlds of Wonder. October 2007.
• “Twenty-One” in Afterburn SF. September 2007.
• “Over the Bridge” in The Harrow. July 2007.
• “Protect and Serve” in Bewildering Tales. June 2007.
• “Nor to the Strong” in Ray Gun Revival. April 2007.
• “Poor Mesk” in Worlds of Wonder. April 2007.
• “Red for Revenge” in Afterburn SF. April 2007.
• “Monday” in Surprising Stories. January 2007.
• “The Secret” in From the Asylum. January 2007.
• “The Siege of Harnlow” in The Best of Gryphonwood 2006 Anthology. December 2006.
• “Far from the Fields” in Ray Gun Revival. November 2006.
• “Out Among the Singing Void” in Fictitious Force. November 2006.
• “And a Song in Her Hair” in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. November 2006.
• “The Foundling” in Chaos Theory: Tales Askew. September 2006.
• “Jenny’s Magic” in Beyond Centauri. July 2006.
• “Duel in the Moonlit Snow” in Gryphonwood Fantasy Magazine. June 2006.
• “Rainfall” in Deep Magic. February 2006.
• “Darkly Through the Light Waters” in Sorcery and Science. September 2005.
• “Rija’s Tale” in Gryphonwood Fantasy Magazine. September 2005.

Related Professional Experience

Autograph Sessions:
• GPS Geek Emporium. Minneapolis, MN 14 December 2017.
• Twin Cities Book Festival. Falcon Heights, MN. 14 October 2017.
• Paganicon 7. Double Tree Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 18 March 2017.
• MarsCon 19. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. 4 March 2017.
• Geek Holiday Expo 6. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 3 December 2016.
• Paganicon 6. Double Tree Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 19 March 2016.
• MarsCon 18. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. 5 March 2016.
• Arcana. Best Western Bandana Square. St. Paul, MN. 24 October 2015.
• CONvergence17. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 3 July 2015.
• Paganicon 5. Double Tree Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 14 March 2015.
• MarsCon 17. Hilton Hotel MSP Airport. Bloomington, MN. 7 March 2015.
• Geek Holiday Expo 4. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 December 2014.
• Minicon 49. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 19 April 2014.
• Paganicon 4. Double Tree Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 15 March 2014.
• MarsCon 16. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 March 2014.
• Diversicon 21. Best Western Bandana Square. St. Paul, MN. 3 August 2013.
• CONvergence 15. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 July 2013.
• Minicon 48. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 30 March 2013.
• Bloomington Writers Festival. Bloomington Theater and Art Center. Bloomington, MN. 23 March 2013.
• Paganicon 3. Double Tree Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 17 March 2013.
• MarsCon 15. Crowne Plaza Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 2 March 2013.
• CONvergence 14. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 6 July 2012.
• Bloomington Writers Festival. Bloomington Theater and Art Center. Bloomington, MN. 24 March 2012.
• Paganicon 2. Double Tree Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 17 March 2012
• MarsCon 14. Crown Plaza Inn Bloomington, MN. 10 March 2012.
• CONvergence 13. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 1 July 2011.
• MarsCon 13. Hilton Airport Suites. Bloomington, MN. 6 March 2011.
• Diversicon 18. Best Western Inn. St. Paul, MN. 31 July 2010.
• CONvergence 12. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 2 July 2010.
•CONvergence 11. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 4 July 2009.

Blurb Writing
• Quarternity by Kenneth Mark Hoover – CZP Publishing/Harper Collins. 2015.

Contest Judging:
• Judge: Geek Partnership Society Writing Contest, 2014.
• Judge: Geek Partnership Society Writing Contest, 2013.
• Judge: Geek Partnership Society Writing Contest, 2012.

Convention Invitations:
• Anime Detour 14. Bloomington, MN. Featured Artist. April 2017.
• Marscon 19. Bloomington, MN. Invited Guest. March 2017.
• Marscon 18. Bloomington, MN. Invited Guest. March 2016.
• CONvergence 17. Bloomington, MN. Invited Participant. July 2015.
• MarsCon 17. Bloomington, MN. Invited Guest. March 2015.
• CONvergence 16. Bloomington, MN. Invited Participant. July 2014.
• MarsCon 16. Bloomington, MN. Invited Guest. March 2014.
• CONvergence 15. Bloomington, MN. Invited Participant. July 2013.
• CoreCon 5. Moorehead, MN. Author Guest of Honor. May 2013.
• MarsCon 15. Bloomington, MN. Invited Guest. March 2013.
• CONvergence 14. Bloomington, MN. Attending Professional. July 2012.
• MarsCon 14. Bloomington, MN. Invited Guest. March 2012.
• CONvergence 13. Bloomington, MN. Attending Professional. July 2011.
• MarsCon 13. Bloomington, MN. Invited Guest. March 2011.
• CONvergence 12. Bloomington, MN. Attending Professional. July 2010.

Editing:
• Lead Editor: By Polaris Bright. Alban Lake Publishing. 2015.
• Developmental Editor: To Build a Blackbird. Wingnut Productions. 2012.
• Lead Editor: Sky-Tinted Waters. Sam’s Dot Publishing. 2012.
• Lead Editor: Northern Lights. Sam’s Dot Publishing. 2010.
• Associate Editor. Fantasy Magazine. 2008–2010.
• Developmental Editor: Z is for Xenophobe. Wingnut Productions. 2008.
• Associate Editor. From the Asylum Magazine. 2007-2008.
• Cover Matter Editor and Copy Writer: EastView Information Services. 2006-2009.

Guest Blogging:
• Guest Blogger: Writing Process Blog Tour. March 2014.
• Guest Blogger: The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. December 2012.
• Guest Blogger: Musa Publications Blog, May 2012.
• Guest Blogger: Carina Press Blog, June 2011.
• Guest Blogger: Musings by Glynis: Writing Blind, March 2011.
• Guest Blogger: Carina Press Blog, November 2010.

Interviews:
• Interviewed by Gabby Landsverk for Sun Sailor Newspaper. Hopkins, MN, July 2016.
• Interviewed by Sheila Regan for City Pages. Minneapolis, MN. October 2015.
• Interviewed by Joel Arnold for Beneath the Trap Door: 5 Questions for Authors. July 2013.
• Interviewed by Bryan Thomas Schmidt for Ray Gun Chronicles Kickstarter. February 2013.
• Interviewed by Laura Zelinski for Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Fiction, Blogtalk Radio. September 2011.
• Interviewed by Samantha McDonald for Disabled and Proud. KFAI Radio, 90.3 Minneapolis, MN. August 2011.
• Interviewed by Sheila Regan for City Pages. Minneapolis, MN. January 2011.
• Interviewed by Kethry Burke-Scovill. Minnesota Online High School. September 2010.
• Interviewed by Terry Faust for Writers Reject Sack. KFAI Radio, 90.3 Minneapolis, MN. May 2009.
• Interviewed by M.G. Ellington for Lobo Luna Writers Community. February 2009.
• Interviewed by Bat Segundo at memetherapy.com. July 2007.

Modeling:
• The Reader Series. Tim Cooper, photographer. Minnesota Streetcar Museum. Minneapolis, MN. October 2014.
• The Reader Series: War for the Oaks. Tim Cooper, photographer. Carla’s House. Minneapolis, MN. June 2013.
• The Reader Series: War for the Oaks. Tim Cooper, photographer. Minnehaha Falls Deer Pen Field Group Photo. Minneapolis, MN. June 2013.

Panels:
• Jones, Christopher. Merriam, Michael. Toxic Star Studios. “Featured Guest Panel.” Anime Detour. Doubletree Bloomington. Bloomington, MN 7 April 2017.
• Gallo, Elysia. Linde, Nels. Merriam, Michael. Siuda, Tamera. Telyndru, Jhenah. “Pagan Publishing.” Paganicon. Doubletree Park Place. St. Louis Park, MN. 18 March 2017.
• Christenson, David. Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. “Western Women of Page and Screen.” MarsCon. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. 4 March 2017.
• Gellman, Rick. Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. Johnson, Polly Jo. “Anne McCaffrey and the Dragons of Pern.” MarsCon. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. 3 March 2017.
• Arly, S.N.. Marsh, Patrick W.. Merriam, Michael. Mitzuk, Christine. Romm, David. Sullivan, Kathryn. “Artistic Inspiration.” MarsCon. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. 6 March 2016.
• Arly, S.N.. Booth, Roy C.. Marsh, Patrick W.. Merriam, Michael. Tork, Tyler. “Not My Beautiful Minnesota.” MarsCon. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. 5 March 2016.
• Copley-Woods, Haddayr. Gardner, Tom. Merriam, Michael. Stegora, David. Tork, Tyler. “Software for Writers.” MarsCon. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. 5 March 2016.
• Arnason, Eleanor. Berman, Ruth. Merriam, Michael. Sullivan, Kathyrn. Verba Joan Marie. “Writing Under the Radar, or Advantages/Disadvantage of Small Press Publication.” Marscon. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. 5 March 2016.
• Lundoff, Catherine. Merriam, Michael. Valentinelli Monica. “Tanith Lee and Angela Carter and the Dark Fantastic.” Arcana. Best Western Bandana Square, St. Paul, MN. 24 October 2015.
• Fredrick, Dawn. Merriam, Michael. Weisskopf, Toni. Wells, Martha. Zats, Laura. “Evolution of the Publishing Industry.” CONvergence. Bloomington Double Tree Hotel, Bloomington, MN. 3 July 2015.
• Kingsley, David. Merriam, Michael. Merriam, Sherry L. M., Sahin, Ozgur. Salsbury, Brian. “Geeks and Sportsball.” CONvergence. Bloomington Double Tree Hotel, Bloomington, MN. 2 July 2015.
• Bear Elizabeth. Merriam, Michael. Kohl, Lindsey. Spenn. Yelich-Koth, Christa. Whelan, Michael. “Artistic Bravery.” Minicon. Bloomington Double Tree Hotel, Bloomington, MN. 5 April 2015.
• Mealy, Jeanne. Merriam, Michael. Taylor, John W.. Verhulst, Leane. “Why Are We Still Having This Panel?” Minicon. Bloomington Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 4 April 2015.
• Bethke, Bruce. Booth, Roy C.. Kritzer, Naomi. Merriam, Michael. Morehouse, Lyda. Sullivan, Katherine. “Convoluted Quests: The Modern Writing Career.” MarsCon. Hilton Hotel MSP Airport. Bloomington, MN. 8 March 2015.
• Arly, S.N. . Copley-Woods, Haddayr. Merriam, Michael. Woerle, Susan. “Storytelling Versus Story Writing.” MarsCon. Hilton Hotel MSP Airport. Bloomington, MN. 8 March 2015.
• Gold, Rachel. Kritzer, Naomi. Merriam, Michael. Morehouse, Lyda. “Why Has No One Ever Heard of Me?” MarsCon. Hilton Hotel MSP Airport. Bloomington, MN. 6 March 2015.
• Austin, Alec. Baird, Dana. Chatham, Ann. Cooper, Tim. Merriam, Michael. “History as Trade Secret.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention. Double Tree Hotel, St. Louis Park, MN 22 June 2014.
• Bear, Elizabeth. Hinderson, Cathy. McGuire, Seanan. Merriam, Michael. Stevermer, Caroline. “Originality and Micro-Genre.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention. Double Tree Hotel, St. Louis Park, MN. 21 June 2014
• Effinger-Weintraub, Eli. Faust, Terry. Heimbuch, John. Merriam, Michael. “Adapting Fiction for Stage.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Washburn Public Library. Minneapolis, MN. 10 May 2014.
• Arneson, Eleanor. Berman, Ruth. Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. Sasserville, Laramie. “Local References in Urban Fantasy.” Minicon 49. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 19 April 2014.
• Baird, Dana. Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. Thomas, Michael D. “Navigating the World of Small Press Publishing” Minicon 49. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 18 April 2014.
• Arly, S.N.. Copley-Woods, Haddayr. Dancewolffe, Stryder. Merriam, Michael. “Time is the Key for Artists.” MarsCon 16. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 8 March 2014.
• Berman, Ruth. Lundoff, Catherine. Merriam, Michael. Sahim, Ozgar. “Adventures in Time.” MarsCon 16. Double Tree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 March 2014.
• Johnstone Carlson, Tessa. Kuzenski, Aimee. Long-Ewing, Kimberly. Merriam, Michael. “Command and Distaff: Women’s Roles in Military SF&F.” Diversicon 21. Best Western Bandana Square. St. Paul, MN. 3 August 2013.
• Callahan, Rob. Merriam, Michael. Tork, Tyler. “This Was So Awesome When I Was a Kid.” Diversicon 21. Best Western Bandana Square. St. Paul, MN. 2 August 2013.
• Arly, S.N.. Gold, Rachel. Kohagen, Axel. Lundoff, Catherine. Merriam, Michael. “Can’t Rip a Chainmail Bikini.” Diversicon 21. Best Western Bandana Square. St. Paul, MN. 1 August 2013.
• Anderson, Vetnita. Levy, Michael. Merriam, Michael. Murphy, Sean M. “Kids Intro to Classic SF&F.” CONvergence 15. Doubletree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 July 2013.
• Hautman, Peter. Klima, John. Lynch, Scott. Merriam, Michael. Valentinelli, Monica. “Beyond SF 101.” CONvergence 15. Doubletree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 6 July 2013.
• Brust, Steven. Klages, Ellen. Lingen, Marissa. Lynch, Scott. Merriam, Michael. “Cussing and Swearing.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention 15. Spring Hill Suites. St. Louis Park, MN. 23 June 2013.
• Levine, David. Lingen, Marissa. Merriam, Michael. Thomas, Michael “Short Stories.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention. Spring Hill Suites. St. Louis Park, MN. 21 June 2013.
• Arly, S. N. Hulick, Doug. Merriam, Michael. Sullivan, Kathryn. “Reasons Things go Wrong.” MarsCon 15. Crowne Plaza Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 3 March 2013.
• Arly, S.N. Gold, Rachel. Long-Ewing, Kimberly. Merriam, Michael. “Writers Who Like to Write.” MarsCon 15. Crowne Plaza Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 2 March 2013.
• Merriam, Michael. Sullivan, Kathryn. “Looking Forward and Being Optimistic in SF.” MarsCon 15. Crowne Plaza Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 1 March 2013.
• Alexander, Will. Barnhill, Kelly. Goloboy, Jennie. Merriam, Michael. “Successful Query Letters.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room, Minneapolis, MN. 20 January 2013.
• Cornell, Paul. Merriam, Michael. Morehouse, Lyda. Synder, Brandy. Turnbull, James. “Is Urban Fantasy Just Romance for Geeks?” CONvergence 14. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 July 2012.
• Borchers, Kevin. Howes, Alexandra. McDole, Sarah. Merriam, Michael. Williams-Scott, Amy. “Diversity in Steampunk.” CONvergence 14. Doubletree Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 6 July 2012.
• Baird, Dana. Hulick, Doug. McCullough, Kelly. Merriam, Michael. Schmidt, Bryon Thomas. “So, You’ve Sold a Novel. Now What Happens?” CONvergence 14. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 6 July 2012.
• Goloboy, Jennie. Merriam, Michael. Tomlinson, Patrick. Whitlatch, Adam. “Escaping the Slush Pile.” CONvergence 14. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 5 July 2012.
• Bear, Elizabeth. Merriam, Michael. Modzelewski, Chris. Scalzi, John. “Accessibility, Genre, and Depth.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention 14. Spring Hill Suites. St. Louis Park, MN. 23 June 2012.
• Alexander, Will. Berman, Ruth. Friedman, Beth. Merriam, Michael. Yolan, Jane. “Appending our Cultural Heritage.” Minicon 47. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 April 2012.
• Alexander, Will. Baird, Dana. Berman, Ruth. Merriam, Michael. Stemple, Adam. Yolan, Jane. “Folklore or Fakelore.” Minicon 47. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 8 April 2012.
• Arnold, Joel. Merriam, Michael. Taylor, Margaret. “E-Book Publishing.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 18 March 2012.
• Cummer, Veronica. Gallo, Elysia. Merriam, Michael. Silver, Jenett. “Copyright and Pagans.” Paganicon 2. Doubletree Plaza Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 17 March 2012.
• Ashwell, Tom. Callahan, Rob. Kritzer, Naomi. Marjesdatter, Rebecca. Merriam, Michael. Morehouse, Lyda. “Technology after the Apocalypse.” MarsCon 14. Crown Plaza Inn Bloomington, MN. 11 March 2012.
• Balfanz, Brandon. Jerde, Cassandra. Copley-Woods, Haddayr. Kritzer, Naomi. Merriam, Michael. Morehouse, Lyda. “Urban Fantasy.” MarsCon 14. Crown Plaza Inn Bloomington, MN. 10 March 2012.
• Booth, Roy C. Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. Riley, R. Thomas. “Weird Western Fiction.” MarsCon 14. Crown Plaza Inn Bloomington, MN. 10 March 2012.
• Borchers, Kevin. Howes, Alexandra. Merriam, Michael. Williams-Scott, Amy. “Diversity in Steampunk.” MarsCon 14. Crown Plaza Inn. Bloomington, MN. 9 March 2012.
• Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. Olson, Sarah. “It Came from the Slush Pile.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 11 December 2011.
• Bast, Anya. Livdahl, Kristin. Merriam, Michael. Morehouse, Lyda. Moon-Murphy, Hilary. “Cross Genre Romance.” CONvergence 13. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 2 July 2011.
• Bast, Anya. McCullough, Kelly. McGuire, Seanan. Merriam, Michael. Walbridge, David. Wilbanks, David. “Happy Writers and Fast Writers.” CONvergence 13. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 2 July 2011.
• Baird, Dana. Bast, Anya. McCullough, Kelly. McGuire, Seanan. Merriam, Michael. Wilbanks, David. “Ask a Writer.” CONvergence 13. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 1 July 2011.
• Bast, Anya. Merriam, Michael. Ristow, Richard. Wilbanks, David. Zecca, Michael. “eBooks – Books & Publishers.” CONvergence 13. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 1 July 2011.
• Blauersouth, Lisa. Levy, Michael. Livdahl, Kristin, Merriam, Michael. Stormer, MontiLee. Valente, Catherynne. “Into the Woods: Creating Fairy Tales.” CONvergence 13. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 1 July 2011.
• Austin, Alec. Bull, Emma. Lynch, Scott. Merriam, Michael. Smith, Sherwood. “Novelty, Complexity, and Mass Appeal.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention 13. Doubletree Plaza Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 26 June 2011.
• Gwin, Anne. Merriam, Michael. Shetterly, Will. Wrede, Patricia C. “It’s a Secret to Everyone.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention 13. Doubletree Plaza Hotel St. Louis Park, MN. 25 June 2011.
• Merriam, Michael. Nielsen Hayden, Patrick. Neilsen Hayden, Teresa. Scalzi, John. “Common Misconceptions about the Publishing Industry.” Sheraton Hotel. Minicon 46. Bloomington, MN. 23 March 2011.
• Dean, Pamela, Merriam, Michael. Yolan, Jane. “Ask a Writer.” Minicon 46. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 22 March 2012.
• Foos, Ricky. Heideman, Eric. Lingen, Marissa. Merriam, Michael. Stemple, Adam. “Non-Western Cultures in Fantasy.” Minicon 46. Sheraton Hotel Bloomington, MN. 22 March 2012.
• Berman, Ruth. Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. “Short Stories and the People Who Love Them.” Minicon 46. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 22 March 2012.
• Booth, Roy C. Lundoff, Catherine. Merriam, Michael. Waltz, Anna. “Ask a Writer.” MarsCon 13. Hilton Airport Suites. Bloomington, MN. 6 March 2011.
• Christenson, David. Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. “Westerns as Fantasy Literature.” MarsCon 13. Hilton Airport Suites. Bloomington, MN. 6 March 2011.
• Bujold, Lois McMaster. Kritzer, Naomi. Merriam, Michael. “Writing in a Series: Harmonies and Discords.” MarsCon 13. Hilton Airport Suites. Bloomington, MN. 6 March 2011.
• Johnson, PMF. Kritzer, Naomi. Merriam, Michael. “The Woods are Lovely.” MarsCon 13. Hilton Airport Suites. Bloomington, MN. 5 March 2011.
• Arly, S. N. Chilson, Rob. Merriam, Michael. Wu, Frank. “Writing Short Stories, Writing Novels.” Diversicon 18. Best Western Inn. St. Paul, MN. 31 July 2010.
• Lynsen, Joshua. Merriam, Michael. Stormer, MontiLee. Thomas, Michael D. “The Death of the Magazine.” CONvergence 12. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 4 July 2010.
• McCoy, R. Scott. Jamison, Scott. Levy, Michael. Merriam, Michael. “Gunsmoke and Bloodshed: Dark Heroes of the Pulps.” Sheraton Hotel. CONvergence 12. Bloomington, MN. 3 July 2010.
• Booth, Roy C. Jensen, Rob. Levy, Michael. Merriam, Michael. Valentino, Nick. “Steampunk on the Page.” CONvergence 12. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 2 July 2010.
• Ellis, Ben. Kronick, Rachel. Merriam, Michael. Strait, Kelly. Thomas, Michael D. “The Wide World of SF Conventions.” CONvergence 12. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 2 July 2010.
• Merriam, Michael. Staffin-Weibe, Abra. Zero, Conrad. “Social Media and the Writer.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 13 June 2010.
• Dudda, Peer. Lundsten, Betsy. Matheson, Elise, Merriam, Michael. “Including Disabled People in Fiction.” Minicon 45. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 4 April 2010.
• Baird, Dana. Callahan, Rob. Merriam, Michael. Prell, Lettie. Stevermer, Caroline. “Writing Cross-Genre.” Minicon 45. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 3 April 2010.
• Bova, Ben. Feder, Moshe. Heideman, Eric. Merriam, Michael. “The Editors Panel.” Minicon 45. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 2 April 2010.
• Baird, Dana. Bolgstad, Jan. Campbell, Tyree. Merriam, Michael. “Genres and Subgenres.” Diversicon 17. Best Western Inn. St. Paul, MN. 2 August 2009.
• Booth, Roy C. Merriam, Michael. Hawes, Amanda. “Disabilities in Science Fiction” Diversicon 17. Best Western Inn. St. Paul, MN. 1 August 2009.
• Berman, Ruth. McCullough, Kelly. Merriam, Michael. Moon Murphy, Hilary. “The Twin Cities School.” CONvergence 11. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 5 July 2009.
• Lundsten, Betsy. Matheson, Elise. Merriam, Michael. “Disabilities in Science Fiction.” CONvergence 11. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 4 July 2009.
• Lingen, Marissa. Meachum, Beth. Merriam, Michael. Walton, Jo. Whitmore, Tom. “How to Give and Take a Critique.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention 11. Doubletree Plaza Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 21 June 2009.
• Callahan, Rob. Johnson, Greg L. Merriam, Michael. Schroeder, Karl. “Humor with an Edge: Mixing the Silly with the Profound.” Minicon 44. Sheraton Hotel. Minicon 44. Bloomington, MN. 11 April 2009.
• Brignall, Rick. Callahan, Rob. McCoy, R. Scott. Merriam, Michael. Schroeder, Karl. “Breaking into Publishing in the 21st Century.” Minicon 44. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 12 April 2009.
• Callahan, Rob. Dean, Pamela. Eisenstein, Phyllis. McCoy, R. Scott. Merriam, Michael. “Social Contract: What Negative Emotions is it OK to Evoke in Your Readers?” Sheraton Hotel. Minicon 44. Bloomington, MN. 12 April 2009.
• Hite, Kenneth. McCullough, Kelly. Merriam, Michael. Nesbitt, Juanita. Stemple, Adam. Wurl, Jody. “Urban Fantasy.” CONvergence 10. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 5 July 2008.
• Balzer, Jerrod. Booth Cynthia. Booth, Roy C. Gyre, Garnet. Kaveny, Philip. Merriam, Michael. “Getting Published 101.” CONvergence 10. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 4 July 2008.
• Booth, Roy C. McCullough, Kelly. Merriam, Michael. Stemple, Adam. Waltz, Anna. “Writing Business: Cover Letters, Manuscripts, and Rejections.” CONvergence 10. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 4 July 2008.
• Arnold, Joel. Baird, Dana. Gyre, Garnet. Merriam, Michael. Texter, Doug. “Where Do You Start?” CONvergence 10. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 3 July 2008.
• Brown, Reesa. Evans, Jennifer. Lingen, Marissa. Merriam, Michael. Nielson-Hayden, Teresa. O’Connell, Kit. Singer, Jon. “Advice from New Writers.” 4th Street Fantasy Convention 10. Hilton Airport Suites. Bloomington, MN. 22 June 2008.
• Kritzer, Naomi. Lundsten, Betsy. Merriam, Michael. Morehouse, Lyda. Mills, CJ. “Minneapolis Magic, St. Paul Magic.” Minicon 43. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 22 March 2008.
• Gibney, Shannon. Kronick, Rachel. Merriam, Michael. Morehouse, Lyda. Yolan, Jane. “Whose Responsibility Is It to Write for Me?” Minicon 43. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 23 March 2008.
• Baldwin, Evelyn. Birtolo, Dylan, Booth Roy C. Keene, Brian. Merriam, Michael. “Writing about Creatures.” CONvergence 9. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 8 July 2007.
• Booth, Roy C. Faust, Terry. Merriam, Michael. Sullivan, Kathy. Texter, Doug. “Writing Craft: The Plot that Ate My Book.” CONvergence 9. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 8 July 2007.
• Guirard, Andre. Keene, Brian. Merriam, Michael. Moon Murphy, Hilary. Texter, Doug. “Writing Craft: Creature and Character.” CONvergence 9. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 July 2007.
• Booth, Roy C. Keene Brian. Merriam, Michael. Moon Murphy, Hilary. “Writing Life: The Book as Vampire, Or – Does the Muse Always Bite?” CONvergence 9. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 July 2007.
• Grant, Gavin. Pelland, Jennifer. Mamatas. Nick. Merriam, Michael. “Short Fiction Markets You Should Know.” Wiscon 31. Concourse Hotel. Madison, WI. 26 May 2007.
• Bujold, Lois McMaster. Merriam, Michael. Sullivan, Kathy. Winter, Laurel. “Publishing 101.” Minicon 42. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 6 April 2007.
• Dudda, Peer. Merriam, Michael. Neilsen Hayden, Teresa. “Ask a Disabled Fan.” Minicon 42. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 7 April 2007.
• Berman, Ruth, Merriam, Michael. Moon Murphy, Hilary. Sheridan, Damian. Wittman, Jason D. “Writing Business: Cover Letters, Manuscripts, and Rejections.” CONvergence 8. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 9 July 2006.
• Lynch, Scott. Merriam, Michael. Patterson, Becca. Sullivan, Kathy. Wittman, Jason D. “Writing Life: Happy Writers and Fast Writers.” CONvergence 8. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 8 July 2006.
• Alderson, Melanie. Lynch, Scott. McCullough, Kelly. Merriam, Michael. “Writing Life: Rejections and Acceptances.” CONvergence 8. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 8 July 2006.
• Berman, Ruth. Kritzer, Naomi. Merriam, Michael. Moon Murphy, Hilary. “SF&F Set in the Twin Cities.” Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Minicon 41. Bloomington, MN. 15 April 2006.
• Ellison, Harlan. Merriam, Michael. Meluch, RM. Stemple, Adam. Stewart, Guy. “Publishing 101B.” Minicon 41. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Bloomington, MN. 14 April 2006.
• Bear, Elizabeth. Lynch, Scott. Merriam, Michael. Patterson, Becca. Sullivan, Kathy. “How to Keep Your Characters Balanced.” CONvergence 7. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Bloomington, MN. 3 July 2005.
• Merriam, Michael. Moon Murphy, Hilary. Wurl, Jody. “Why Can’t Grown-up Books Be This Good?” CONvergence 7. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Bloomington, MN. 3 July 2005.
• Merriam, Michael. Moon Murphy, Hilary. “This Book Needs a Talking Cat!” CONvergence 7. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Bloomington, MN. 2 July 2005.
• Kerr, Peg. Kritzer, Naomi. Merriam, Michael. Moon Murphy, Hilary. “Publishing 101” Minicon 40. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Minneapolis, MN. 26 March 2005.
• Halseth, Kristina. Kimberly, Melinda. Martinez, Ken. Merriam, Michael. Patterson, Becca. Stemple, Adam. “Anti-Heroes.” CONvergence 6. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Bloomington, MN. 4 July 2004.
• Merriam, Michael. Sullivan, Kathy. “Welcome Back, Potter.” CONvergence 5. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Bloomington, MN. July 2003.

Podcasts:
• The Not-So Silent Planet Episode TBA. Philip Andrew Bennet Low, host. St. Louis Park, MN. 2018.
• The Not-So Silent Planet Episode TBA. Philip Andrew Bennet Low, host. St. Louis Park, MN. 2018.
• The Not-So Silent Planet Episode 17. Philip Andrew Bennet Low, host. St. Louis Park, MN. 27 August 2017.
• The Not-So Silent Planet Episode 16. Philip Andrew Bennet Low, host. St. Louis Park, MN. 27 July 2017.
• The Not-So Silent Planet Episode 5. Philip Andrew Bennet Low, host. St. Louis Park, MN. 27 December 2016.
• The Not-So Silent Planet Episode 4. Philip Andrew Bennet Low, host. St. Louis Park, MN. 13 December 2016.
• American Underground. Rob Callahan, host. Minneapolis, MN 26 May 2016.
• Obsessed! Episode 28. Joseph Scrimshaw, host. Moorehead, MN. May 2013.

Presentations:
• Merriam, Michael. “Imposter Syndrome.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Uptown Heating Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 27 February 2016.
• Merriam, Michael. “Subtext.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Uptown Heating Community Room. 13 December 2015.
• Merriam, Michael. “Time in Fiction.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Washburn Library. Minneapolis, MN. 22 August 2015.
• Merriam, Michael. “Storytelling for Stage and Ritual Workshop.” Paganicon 4. Double Tree Hotel. St. Louis Park, MN. 15 March 2014.
• Merriam, Michael. “Hand Selling Your Book.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 15 December 2013.
• Merriam, Michael. “Author Q&A.” Yoga Quest Studios, Minneapolis, MN. 22 July 2013.
• Merriam, Michael. “Planning the Next MinnSpec Anthology.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 19 May 2013.
• Merriam, Michael. “Advice for Writers.” CoreCon 5. Days Inn of Moorhead Hotel. Moorhead, MN. 5 May 2013.
• Merriam, Michael. Scrimshaw, Joseph. “Spoken Word Performing.” CoreCon 5. Days Inn of Moorhead Hotel. Moorhead, MN. 4 May 2013.
• Merriam, Michael. “Specific Works of Michael Merriam and Q&A Session.” CoreCon 5. Days Inn of Moorhead Hotel. Moorhead, MN. 4 May 2013.
• Merriam, Michael. “Rejection…When the Publishers and Agents Are Not a Good Fit.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 17 July 2011.
• Merriam, Michael. “Getting the Most Out of Your Convention Experience.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 10 October 2010.
• Merriam, Michael. “Q&A with an Editor.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 23 May 2010.
• Merriam, Michael. “Writing Workshop for Teens.” CONvergence 11. Sheraton Hotel. Bloomington, MN. 5 July 2009.
• Merriam, Michael. “Q&A with Michael Merriam” Behind Our Eyes: Teleconference for Blind Writers. Westbrooke Patio Homes. Hopkins, MN. 18 February 2009.
• Merriam, Michael. “Publishing 101.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 30 March 2008.
• Merriam, Michael. “Markets and Market Strategies for the Short Fiction Writer.” Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Lund’s Community Room. Minneapolis, MN. 24 October 2007.

Publishing Consultant:
• Kenwood Therapy Center. Publishing Consultation. 20 December 2013. Minneapolis, MN.

Radio:
• Art Hounds. Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. Segment Presenter on Between the Margins Theatre Festival. December 2011.
• Art Hounds. Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. Segment Presenter on Saboteur: A Theatrical Game with Puzzles. July 2010.

Theatre:
• Minnesota Fringe Festival Volunteer. Sidekick and Usher. 08/01/2013 through 08/11/2013. Minneapolis, MN.
• StoryFest Minnesota. Host, Dead Men Tell No Tales: An Hour of Ghost Stories. 4/12/2013. Minneapolis, MN.
• Minnesota Fringe Festival Volunteer. Box Officer, Sidekick, and Usher. 08/02/2012 through 08/12/ 2012. Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN.

Affiliations, Awards, Education, and Training

Awards and Honors:
• 2017 Staff Pick – “Twenty-One” on Cast of Wonders Podcast.
• Finalist – Story SlamMN! Grand Slam. Minneapolis, MN. 7/16/2013.
• 3rd Place – Story SlamMN! Semi-Final Round II. Minneapolis, MN. 7/2/2013.
• Guest of Honor – CoreCon V. Moorehead, MN. 5/3/2013 through 5/5/2013.
• 2nd Place – Story SlamMN! September Event, 2012.
• Top Book of 2011 – Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Fiction.
• 2nd Place – The NorthStar Storytelling League Story Slam, 2011.
• Nominated – Nebula Award (Long List): Novella, 2010.
• Finalist – Writers of the Future Contest, 2009.
• Honorable Mention – The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Anthology, 2008.
• Semi-finalist – Writers of the Future Contest, 2007.
• Nominated – James B. Baker Award in Short Fiction, 2007.
• Nominated – Preditors and Editors Reader’s Choice Award, 2007.
• Semi-finalist – Writers of the Future Contest, 2006.
• Nominated – Preditors and Editors Reader’s Choice Award, 2006.
• Honorable Mention – Writers of the Future Contest, 2005.

Professional Affiliations:
• Artists with Disabilities Alliance. 2010 – Current.
• Complete Works Writers Group. 2012 – 2015.
• Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. 2004 – Current.
• MN Artists.org. 2005 – Current.
• MN8 Novelists Workshop. 2011.
• NorthStar Storytelling League 2010 – 2012.
• Online Writers Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. 2001 – 2009.
• The Outer Alliance. 2010 – 2017.
• Romance Writers of America. 2013 – 2017.
• Science Fiction Poetry Association. 2007 – 2012.
• SF Minnesota. 2009 – 2015.
• Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild. 2008 – Current.
• Story Arts of Minnesota. 2012 – Current.

Professional Artistic Positions:
• Clan Hopkins Productions: Artistic Director. 2011- Current.
• Drey Books: Publisher. 2008 – Current.
• Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers: Organizer. 2011- 2017.
• Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers: Convention Liaison. 2006 – 2013.
• Tricia and the Toonies/TNT Productions: Booking Agent. 2007 – 2008.
• Twin Cities Pagan Pride: Event Operations Manager. 2005.

Education and Training:
• Story Slam Workshop with Ward Rubrecht. Minneapolis, MN. April 2013
• Voices for All — Vocal Acting Workshop. Hopkins, MN. March 2009.
• Nancy Donoval’s Storytelling Workshop, Minneapolis, MN. January 2008.
• University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN. Academic Focus: Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. 2005-2006.
• Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK. Academic Focus: Contemporary Literature and Poetry. 1988-1990.