We would like to thank all of our special guests! Please be sure to check out their pages and patronize their businesses! We could not do this convention without you!
Guest of Honor:
Award winning storyteller and author J’miah Nabawi enthralls children of all ages with his fascinating tales!
A native of Philadelphia, PA, J’miah Nabawi is an award-winning multi-faceted storyteller. His traditional arts programming reflects the story-dance-musical storytelling drama
of Africa and its Diaspora. J’miah also tells and adapt stories from around the world. Through his presentations, he has often served as Cultural Ambassador, Program Host and Parent Engagement Facilitator at various venues presenting culturally entertaining, family-friendly, children’s programs and educational workshops. Bilingual in Spanish and a polyglot of sorts, J’miah has shared his brand of high-spirited storytelling across the U.S. and Mexico in schools, art museums; colleges and universities and other venues. J’miah’s professional work with children and youth in under-served rural, urban and immigrant communities has not gone unnoticed. He has received citations, awards and proclamations from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA; Blue Mountain Schools District, Orwigsburg, PA; Miami Dade City Council, Miami, FL; Boston’s Mayor, the late Thomas Menino.
J’miah’s literary works have been published in anthologies and cultural arts publications produced by Simon and Schuster, Bantam Books and Parker publications and continues to self-publish as an independent publishers as well. J’miah is also an esteemed recipient of the “ORACLE Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership, Southeast Region” awarded by the National Storytelling Network (NSN) of Jonesboro, TN for the contributions he’s made to his community through storytelling.
The Savannah Quill Sponsor
TNM Publishing is home of The New Magratheans and was founded in 2012 with the goal of creating writing worlds that were immersive, unique, and, most of all, fun to read. To date, TNM boasts five authors in its roster, each with a different writing world or specialty. With a company slogan of “Read Outside the Box” TNM prides itself on doing things just a little differently. The company publishes fiction in two formats; traditional, paperback novels and online serial novels that release up to two chapters a month. For a full product offering, visit www.tnmbooks.com for more information on serial novels and why they might just be the best way to enjoy fiction, head over to www.theboxonfire.com.
The Savannah Quill Sponsor
Princess Productions has been the premiere choice for children’s entertainment since 2012 and proudly serves the Southeastern Georgia and Coastal Carolina areas.
We pride ourselves on quality and professionalism, striving to offer the most up to date characters and costumes available. Our entire staff has a background in either theater, music or working with children.All of our packages can be customized to fit your needs and budget. We offer over a dozen characters. Any of which is sure to delight, entertain and make your event memorable.
Princess Productions is our host for the Prince & Princess Sweet Tea Party!
Arylias Nova is a fiction writer from Charleston, SC. She is currently working on her third book for her Stories of Ghardar series, with her first book, Spark, and second book, Ignition, already out and about. She also has a Novella series out called Parenting During the Apocalypse. Arylias has been writing stories for years but over the past two years has been publishing them for reading fans. When not writing she enjoys gaming with friends and spending time with her family and raising her two children. One major quality that we love about Nova is that she takes a more relaxed approach with readers and fans believing that the relationship between the two needs to be a more personal one.
Nova works as an ambassador for the group known as Diversely Geek and is currently working with teens in the Colleton County area on a multi-platform positivity project with Omar Jeter of the YOUniverse foundation and Diversely Geek. Individuals have the chance to create cover artwork, cosplay, or write a review of Nova’s works and submit their pieces to be nominated for a spotlight opportunity to be seen not only on Nova’s Stories of Ghardar page but the Diversely Geek media page as well. http://www.storiesofghardar.com/
Davey Beauchamp is the creator of the Writers for Relief anthology series, the Agency 32 series, the award nominated Amazing Pulp Adventures Radio Show; podcast (pulpadventures.net) along with Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrit, and Gallifrey Pirate Radio, a podcast dedicated to Doctor Who (gallifreypirateradio.com).
Davey Beauchamp’s Amazing Pulp Adventures RPG presented by Scaldcrow Games (scaldcrow.com) was just released and has been an overwhelming success. He licensed the world of Amazing Pulp Adventures to Foxhammer Press for theParadigm: Sapphire City, a fusion of card and board game. Currently he is working on the next book in the Davey Beauchamp’s Amazing Pulp Adventures RPG, the Space Adventures of John Hawk. www. daveybeauchamp.com
Adriana Iris Boatwright is a freelance writer and photographer with an eye towards trends and the newest talent that Savannah has to offer. A native of Puerto Rico she studied the rawest form of photography developing pictures in a darkroom. This has given her an edge in the realm of digital photography using using light as the canvas for her art. Her passion is storytelling either by images or written words.
Comics producer Randyl Bishop creates, edits and produces comic books, music CDs and music videos. His new comic The Hawk of New York has been well received by critics and is the first in the industry to simultaneously release its own musical soundtrack featuring 15 different recording artists and has been gathering support from sites like Ain’t It Cool News, who called it “unique, well-paced, and just flat-out fun to read.” Additionally, the Hawk of New York is now appearing monthly in Grease, Inc Magazine. An Arkansas native, Randyl currently resides near Augusta, Georgia, where he is launching his studio imprint Timebound Entertainment. Randyl has also completed three animated music videos for the Genterine Records label. Check out his work at timebound.co
Heather Henley is the editor of Do Savannah, the weekly entertainment guide of the Savannah Morning News. She works extensively with freelance writers and photographers to showcase Savannah’s best arts, music, food and cultural events. Her work involves planning, editing and designing each edition of Do, as well as running DoSavannah.com and its social media channels. She is a Southern Illinois native and holds a fine arts degree in graphic design from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their menagerie of rescue dogs and cats.
An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies including IDW Publishing, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Productions, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Avatar Press, Fight Card Books, Radio Archives, BEN Books, and more.
Winfield Strock III “Writing is my passion. Reaching others and encouraging them to find theirs is my mission.”
Cold War submarine veteran, Winfield H. Strock III, has finally discovered his life’s passion in writing. And it only took a brush with death for him to take his calling seriously. As a hotel night desk clerk Winfield struggled to begin his life anew in the civilian world. Bored by bad television and infomercials, he took to writing as a hobby suited to his solitary job and hyperactive imagination.
Surviving a brain tumor brought his priorities better into focus and his hobby became his obsession. He facilitates the Camden Writer’s Workshop. A fan of thought provoking science fiction and history, Winfield’s works frame familiar and controversial issues within fantastic environments and from challenging perspectives. From vampires on a submarine to steampunk starships and beyond, Winfield hopes to move hearts to action and entertain minds open to a larger universe. www.titaniumbrain.com
Phil Keeling is a writer and comedian from Savannah, Georgia. His work has been featured in Underground Voices, The Cream City Review, New Growth Arts Review, and Sad Bastard. His favorite beetle is the Bombardier Beetle, who can fire a noxious, explosive spray to ward off predators. His favorite Beatle is George Harrison, who cannot.