Panelists

Brian Burress aka “Doctor Freedom

I grew up watching shows such as SPACE:1999 and Star Trek and I saw Star Wars at a drive-in the week it opened. So Science Fiction has always been a big part of my life. It was in 1983 when one night Star Trek was off for a baseball game that I stumbled onto a show called Doctor Who broadcast off my local PBS Station. (My first episode was “The Sontaran Experiment”) It was in 2005 I found out Doctor Who had been rebooted and watched it anyway I could at the time. In 2011 I started my own Doctor Who News cast under the name Doctor Freedom. And that journey continues…

Dave Chapman aka “Papa Razzo”

Photographer, entertainer, and gentleman adventurer, ‘Papa Razzo’ David Chapman is the Head Rat and Grand Poobah of Geek, at the tabletop game review website TheRatHole.ca. His photos have been published worldwide, including by Archie Comics, On Spec Magazine, and numerous pro wrestling magazines. In his “spare” time he enjoys radio drama, playing quidditch (yes, really), and occasionally being a lake monster.

Felicia “GADGET” Ann McNamara

Gadget has been with The
Legend of The Traveling Tardis
from the beginning as the North East Admin/Photographer and now Publication Reporter for the site.  She attends convention with her “SQUISHY TARDIS” and snaps pictures of
potential companions for the Facebook page.

Gadget currently lives in The Bronx, New York; New York City.  She grew up in the world of entertainment thanks her family and her love of acting.  At a young age she loved the stage; despite her stage fright she learned Ballet and Jazz Tap.  Gadget would have pursued that chapter in her life if was not for the death of her best friend Joann and her Grandpop when she was seven years old.

Refocusing her mind and she stumbled onto Anime, Dark Shadows, and Doctor Who.  This put Gadget on a new path, and focus, on Sci-fi and Science because of one Companion “SARA JANE SMITH”. Gadget even used SARA JANE as a reason why girls can be in Math and Science to her sixth grade Science Teacher when he failed her for doing better than the boys in class.  He told her “Girls belong in the kitchen and not Science class”; to which she replied “If SARA JANE can be a Scientist with the Doctor why can’t I?”     

Just right after that Gadget was diagnosed with Dyslexia and had struggled to show
people it only helps her see the world with different eyes thought her blue
tinted lenses; and not with a disability. 
Even today she tries to show others, that maybe Dyslexic or not, that
you too can be a writer and author or anything you dream.

Gadget has published two books, which can be found on LULU.com, “Copley…  A Newcastle Journey and Beyond” and “The ‘Unofficial D&D Guide’ for Kids under 10 and a Few Adults” while working on her GADGET’S VLOGS series on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Gadget is a versatile entertainer and a jack of all trades.  She is a Photographer/Author/Vlogger/Blogger/Podcaster/Actress/VO
Actress/Wedding Officiant/Cosplayer/Editor/Video Editor/Crafter/Designer/Creator/Dj/Writer/Promoter/Public
Relations/Publicist…  Just to name a few.

Gadget’s Events, Geek Marriages, Gadget’s VLOGS, Gadget’s
Made For Fun Photography and Video, and Hand Made & Hand Crafted by Gadget
are just some of her ventures in the world of creativity.

Want to know more about Gadget?

Check her out here at the following links:

https://gadgetevents.com/

https://www.instagram.com/gadget7676/

https://www.facebook.com/gadgetsvlogs.gadget0711/

https://www.youtube.com/user/GADGET0711

http://www.lulu.com/shop/felicia-gadget-ann-mcnamara/copley-a-newcastle-journey-and-beyond/paperback/product-23974102.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/felicia-gadget-ann-mcnamara/the-unofficial-dd-guide-for-kids-under-10-and-a-few-adults/paperback/product-24047173.html

Neisha T Mulchan

Hello, my name is Neisha T Mulchan, aka Neisha M Your Geek Mom. I am a Family Practice and Neurology Nurse Practitioner, CEO, behavioral health research and author. I have a 28 year history in nursing with a broad base of clinical experiences, including developing a now globally accepted format for conducting community-based free clinics for at-risk and low income communities.

I am also CEO, Co-founder of Diversely Geek where we work to develop methods and programs to address mental health disparities. We are a global Social Media based, community-media organization that promotes a message of self- acceptance, an understanding of diversity, and mental wellness; through our interactive events, podcasts, original articles, interviews, literary work, art and & panels. Wellness focused programming and fandom based service initiatives.

Our goal is to help fans across the spectrum of fandom “Embrace and Express their Inner Geek” and “Translate that fandom passion into positive action.” We are dedicated to combatting mental health and social disparities.

You can find us on DiverselyGeek.org, YouTube and tune into our podcasts on Spreaker channel, Diversely Geek Discusses. Which hosts our flagship show, My Geek Universe, the positive messages of fandom. Bringing you fun, interactive live streams, guest & panel interviews with creators, artists, entertainers, fan orgs and folks who “Embrace & Express Their Inner Geek” diversity and acceptance, in geek-tastic, positive ways!

Based in Central Florida, our community media wing has had a global reach of over nearly 1 million yearly across 50 plus countries.

Mark Muncy

Mark Muncy is the creator of Hellview Cemetery, a charity haunted house in Central Florida that was so infamous it was banned by the City of St. Petersburg. An author of horror and science fiction, Mark has spent more than three decades collecting ghostly tales and reports of legendary beasts. He has multiple bestselling titles including Eerie Florida and Freaky Florida. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the remains of an ancient midden with his wife, Kari Schultz. Occasionally, he is visited by his daughters to watch classic Dr. Who when they remember he is still there.

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