Weetacon attendees are an eclectic bunch. Attendees come from different locations, backgrounds, professions, and generations. There are experts in many disciplines – photography, visual arts, graphic design, programming – and many, many more people who could be Jeopardy champs if they weren’t busy being all around amazing people. One common theme throughout the group is their love for the written word and the power that it possesses.
Here are just a few of the writers you can expect to meet at future Weetacons.
Wendy McClure is an author, a columnist for BUST magazine, and a children’s book editor. Her most recent book The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie was on O Magazine’s and People Magazine’s stummer reading lists.
Her essays have appeared in the The New York Times Magazine, The Chicago Sun-Times, and in a number of anthologies, including Love Is A Four-Letter Word (Plume), Feed Me (Ballantine) and Sleepaway: Writings on Summer Camp (Riverhead). In addition, she has contributed to the radio show Writers Block Party on NPR station WBEZ in Chicago, and has spoken at conferences for BlogHer and American Society of Journalists and Authors, and for literary events at The Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Festival and StoryStudio Chicago. She has an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.
[visit Wendy’s author page]
I graduated from college with a degree in “The-a-tah”, a bad move for someone who hates New York and LA. Mime was cool then, so I went to various mime camps and got into clowning.
[visit Mary’s author page]
Jennette Fulda is a writer, web designer, chronic headache sufferer, weight loss inspiration, blogger, and overall busy person. She is the author of two books, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir and Chocolate and Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn’t Go Away. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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Jen “jen fu” Larsen is a writer, editor, proofreader and interpretive dancer living for less on the outskirts of Salt Lake City. Her upcoming memoir Stranger Here: How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head will be released just in time for Weetacon 9.
[visit Jen’s author page]
Jeff Alexander is a corporate and entertainment writer based in Minneapolis. A former staff writer for American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, he is also the author of A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know from Watching Television and a regular contributor to the popular TV site Television Without Pity. He has been writing the award-winning blog Velcrometer since 2002. from TIME Ideas
[visit Jeff’s author page]
Wendy Wimmer is a technology journalist by day and a fiction writer under the cover of darkness. She has been writing online under the psuedonym Weetabix since 1999 and currently maintains the blog That’s My Bix! Her essays have appeared in Sassy, Yahoo Shine! and several Conde Nast publications. Her fiction has appeared in many fine literary journals, such as Paper Darts, Per Contra, Drunken Boat, Blackbird and Barrelhouse. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the Best New American Voices and AWP’s Intro to Journals. Her short stories Billets Doux and Passeridae are currently available in e-book form. [visit Wendy’s author page]