Fan Guest of Honor
Mike Pederson is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for the semiprozine Nth Degree and its e-zine counterpart, NthZine.com. Mike began life as a semi-pro in 1988 when his SF short story, “Dust Storm,” won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s, he wrote and published the Raven comic book series (with artist R. Craig Enslin) and edited and published Scene, a Virginia-based entertainment magazine.
In 2001, Mike was part of the “Best in Class – Master Division” winning presentation (Pre-Emptive Strike) at the Millennium Philcon Masquerade. Shortly after that he started Nth Degree. In 2007, he wrote a chapter on “Writing for Magazines” for Dragon Moon Press’ Writing Fantasy: The Author’s Grimoire.
Mike is also the permanent con chair for RavenCon in Richmond, Virginia. Yes, Mike is an insanely busy person; if you see him around the con please feed him lots of caffeine and/or beer.
When not engaged in geekish pursuits, Mike is a struggling graphic designer and lives in Richmond, VA.