Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Tale of Susan Satterfield

Susan & the Roving Room Party
 In 1977, Susan discovered a "little" convention called OKon and has been a part of fandom ever since that first exposure where she thought the Con Suite was for staff and guests only. She began her fannish life in Tulsa fandom. Here she not only chaired or co-chaired two Okons, a couple of MelloKons, and ran a party with another STARbase Tulsa member (Vicki Williams) called SuViCon, she also served in several capacities as an officer of the local club including Captain. Since that time, Susan and her husband Jim moved to the Kansas City area where she has gone on to co-chair three ConQuesTs with Becky Rickart, and along with Cindy McEldery, she has chaired 22 Contraceptions (Kansas City's adults-only relax-a-con). She has run many Masquerades for various conventions including Soonercon and ConQuesT and has worked on the committee for two World Science Fiction Conventions handling the Hugo Awards, run registration for two Nebula awards weekends, and in 2005, she was co-chairman of the World Horror Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri.

Susan Satterfield is the author of a number of published short stories including "Mirror of His Soul" and "The Changing," appearing in Eldritch Tales, and "A Perfect World," appearing in the Yard Dog Press anthology, Stories That Won't Make Your Parents Hurl. Her chapbook, Mirror Images, was published by Yard Dog Press in May of 2002. "The Lady Killer" and "Sweet Teddy" appeared in an anthology entitled Small Bites, which was a benefit for author, Charles Grant. She is also the author of "A Bubba Poet" found in The International House of Bubbas and
"What Goes Around" from the anthology Flush Fiction. Susan's short story entitled, "Close Encounters of the Bubba Kind," can be found in the Yard Dog Press anthology Houston, We've Got Bubbas. Her poem entitled "The Hunger: A Zombie Poem," appeared in October, 2009 in an anthology titled Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhyme from Costcom Entertainment.
Her latest sale, "A Bad Case of the Munchies," can be found in the new Yard Dog Press anthology I Should Have Stayed in Oz.

Susan Satterfield graduated in 2001 with a Masters Degree in English from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. Currently, Susan teaches at Longview Community College. She lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri with her extended family including dogs, cats, and assorted fish.

Join her and the many other guests this July 27-29th as we celebrate the fifth year of the Omaha Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival.  See you then!

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