NOTE from the Site Owner: At one point while I was updating this page, something went terribly wrong, and now some of the writers and readers featured here had gone (gulp) missing. My apologies to the volunteers whose descriptions had been erased. I will try to have this fixed soon. --- Elyss
Multi-awarded Dean Francis Alfar is a fictionist, playwright, businessman, husband, and father based in Manila. He is series editor of the annual anthology Philippine Speculative Fiction, a collection of some of the country’s best and freshest voices in fantasy, horror, science fiction, and the in-betweens. The latest, PSF Volume 5, edited by Nikki Alfar and Vincent Simbulan, was released last April 2010.
Aside from being an auditor, Kate Aton-Osias is a Manila-based fiction writer whose work can be found in Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 2 and 5, Philippine Genre Stories, A Time for Dragons, and in the online fiction site Serendipity . Kate’s fiction has been honorably cited in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror for “The River Stone Heart of Maria Dela Rosa,” and has been twice awarded by the Palancas in the category Short Stories for Children. Kate has also read for us Dean Alfar's "Six from Downtown" in Episode 1. She is wife to fellow fiction writer Alex Osias, and mother to one-year old Hector.
In a previous lifetime, Dominique Gerald Cimafranca worked as an IT consultant for a multinational corporation. Now he teaches Computer Studies and Humanities at Ateneo de Davao University. Dom is also incoming Vice President of the Davao Writers Guild, and co-edits the weekly literary publication DAGMAY while running its online counterpart. He edited and produced two books late last year, and another two books are due out early next year.
Maryanne Moll was formerly a bank clerk, fast food chain manager, radio DJ, and school instructor before settling down to write essays and fiction pieces. She has won a Palanca for her short story, "At Merienda," and has done freelance writing and editing for several publications. She is finishing her MA in UP, and is at work on her first collection of short stories.
Isaac Varon G. Bulatao, also known as “Zack” to his friends, is a voice actor, actor, and events host. Currently he works at Creativoices Productions, and is President of the Society of Young Voice Artists of the Philippines (SYVAP). Zack used to like eating rice topped with crushed chicharon, but has since stopped after discovering healthier food alternatives.
Joseph Paulo “Epok” Claravall is a performer at heart. He loves being on stage doing what he does best, hosting events and doing improvisational comedy with his friend Zack. Once he cosplayed as the Mark Hamill version of The Joker. He is also part of Creativoices Productions.
Dulce Amor Fortunado is a voice actor, a wedding events host, and also works for the DFA. She is sometimes seen singing while playing the guitar.