If you are a true science fiction fan then you will agree there is nothing that is more superior to this genre of books, comic books, video games, movies, television shows and so much more. It is within the realm of science fiction you can expand your mind beyond the confines of reality and dive deep into the worlds of creativity and fantasy. Our goal is to do just that; dive deep into the world of science fiction on all levels.
ScienceFiction.com is dedicated to being a forerunner in the scope of fantasy and science fiction news with our reports, interviews and reviews. We want to keep our fellow science fiction fans connected to their favorite characters and stories by offering the latest news in movies, television series, games, books, comic books and technology.
Braden Pollock - Editor In Chief
Braden Pollock is the owner of ScienceFiction.com and is a well-respected “domainer”, having thousands of domains to his name. Additionally, he is serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. As a child he had a love for Star Wars and maintained an impressive collection of mint condition Star Wars memorabilia. With an extensive background in publishing, advertising and marketing, Braden looks forward to seeing ScienceFiction.com grow and become the go-to source for science fiction fans and enthusiasts.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Alessandra Ferrara - Senior Editor
When she was just a wee lass, Alessandra was introduced to her first two best friends, the NES and the Atari that was found hiding in a closet. From that day forward, she developed an obsession with video games on any and all platforms that she could get her hands on…As she grew up and her geek seeds blossomed, she fell in love with the world of MMORPGs and developed a borderline unhealthy addiction to Star Wars. This, in turn, spiraled into a love and passion for the Sci-Fi world and all of its wonders. With dreams of visiting galaxies far far away and one day mastering Klingon, Alessandra strives to hold her nerd flag high on this little planet of ours!
Favorites: Star Wars, World of Warcraft, Halo, Call of Duty, Coheed and Cambria, The Amory Wars, Caprica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Event Horizon, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Super Mario Brothers, Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy, Fringe, Dexter, True Blood, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Game of Thrones, Batman and Harry Potter
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Chase Brown - Assistant Editor
The youngest of four kids, Chase was the only one in the family to inherit the Sci-Fi gene while his three siblings would constantly tease him for it (in a way any loving family would tease). He could probably trace his life’s timeline with a foundation of what cartoon, TV, video game, or technology he was currently watching or playing as benchmarks through the years. Elementary School with Batman, X-Men, and other awesome Saturday morning cartoons. Jr High with a crash course of syndicated Star Trek re-runs along with an exposure to MMO’s. High school, with the launch of Xbox Live, a TiVo filled with Stargate SG-1 and finally getting cable TV to see the many changes of the SyFy channel. In the more recent years he has enjoyed going to Comic-Con San Diego and having his mind BLOWN seeing and meeting so many people from around the world that are as passionate and obsessed with the genre. All things aside, he also has an lingering addiction to World of Warcraft being in a top 100 US ranked guild, and ranked in the top 100 on Xbox Live for Street Fighter (BRING IT!). Feeling extremely lucky to be here, he is proud to know that he works with what has always been a hobby and obsession, Science Fiction.
Favorites: Anything Joss Whedon puts his hands on, Stargate SG-1, Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Batman, X-Men, Spider-Man, Street Fighter!! and so much more.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Janice Kay - Assistant Editor/Writer
At first glance, Janice seems like the typical mom driving the carpool, volunteering for the PTA, and baking cookies. But anytime the need arises, she becomes Super Geek: defender of conspiracy theories, protector of scientific theorems and lover of things science fiction. Her first memories of the genre are watching repeats of the original Star Trek and Doctor Who episodes (Tom Baker was her first Doctor). Soon, she was introduced to Godzilla movies and her addiction then spread to books, magazines, movies and comics. At one point in her childhood, she even kept a running list of superheroes and the names of their alter egos. When not writing for ScienceFiction.com, Janice is scouring the internet to feed her sci-fi craving and baking cookies.
Favorites: Doctor Who, Warehouse 13, Star Trek: TNG, Quantum Leap, X-Men movies, Merlin, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Grimm, Arrow, Star Wars, Back to the Future, Torchwood, Being Human, Supernatural, Galaxy Quest
Ben Silverio - Writer
Ben F. Silverio received a degree from Drexel University in the Screenwriting and Playwriting Program with a minor in Television Production. While at Drexel, Ben co-founded and co-hosted a film review show called The Pretentious Film Majors, which has evolved into a multi-format form of entertainment including blogs, podcasts on iTunes, articles in the school paper, and a potential tv show. Now armed with an extremely expensive piece of paper, Ben can begin climbing the treacherous ladder of the entertainment industry, which he hopes to do while streaming WWE wrestling matches, reading Marvel comics, and blogging about the excessive amount of movies and tv shows that he watches, all on the iPhone that is permanently attached to his hand.
Favorites: Movies- Star Wars, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, all the Batman movies (even Batman and Robin), almost all the Marvel movies (especially Captain America, and Iron Man) TV- Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Walking Dead, Futurama, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Batman: The Animated Series, X-men Comics- Captain America, The Avengers, The Young Avengers, The Punisher, The Amazing Spider-man, Deadpool, X-force, The Teen Titans, Batman.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Brian Tudor - Senior Comic Book Writer
One of Brian’s earliest Sci-Fi memory is the Rancor from Jedi, even before that he could be seen running around the yard with an imaginary Luke Skywalker, stuffed Chewbacca in tow, fighting the dark side. Frank Herbert’s Dune further refined his Sci-Fi taste and the love affair was set in place. It was the discovery of comic books and superheroes that put him over the edge. After a brief hiatus from comics, Kevin Smith’s run on Green Arrow brought him back to the land of tights, flight, super speed and gadgets galore! Currently his home office is littered with action figures, posters, DVD’s and comic book, all threatening to overtake him at any time. After years as a DC Fanboy he is learning to love Marvel Comic's again, especially now that Greg Rucka is writing The Punisher.
Favorites: Farscape, Star Wars, Dune, Robin/Nightwing, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, BSG, Falling Skies, Thundercats, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Cyclops, Iceman, Nightcrawler
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Jason's earliest memory is of watching 'Batman,' followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn't run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason's father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of 'Snow White.' (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek...) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.
Favorites: JJ Abrams' Star Trek, original Trek, original Star Wars, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Wonder Twins, Dazzler, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Spider-Woman, Isis, 1966 Batman series, Y: The Last Man, Fables, The Walking Dead, anything by Ray Harryhausen, Batwoman, 90s Starman and as I said, Jem totally counts!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Jessica Naki - Writer
Starting at an early age, Jessica has always been working in the arts. Between writing, acting, directing, singing, dancing and martial arts, her life has been geared towards the entertainment of others. Early in life she took to reading, novels, comic books and everything she could get her hands on. As a teenager she was obsessed with The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Disney movies starring little blue aliens that are mistaken for dogs. Not much has changed over the years, as she continues to read everything that comes her way, writing as much as possible, working in theater and training in martial arts. She can tell you everything you need to know about horror movies, where to go for good sushi, and anything about Gears of War. She’ll recite every line from Invader Zim. Recently she’s become more active in the convention circuit, while she has been volunteering for over 10 years, she has become more involved in her roles. You can find her working backstage of theaters, playing security and setting up the stage for the major panels. If her nose isn’t in a book, her laptop or training, she’s probably set up on an XBox somewhere. She’s very proud to let her nerd flag fly at all times!
Favorites: Lord of the Rings, Pans Labyrinth, True Blood, Star Wars, Lilo and Stitch, Hellboy, Green Lantern (comics), Batman, Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Darryl Jasper - Writer
From a young age Darryl embraced everything that was geek. His first true
memory of the cinemas was seeing the line wrapped around the building for “The Empire
Strikes Back”. The light sabers and the Force had him hooked. Though it remains his
favorite sci-fi creation, Star Wars was only the beginning. Star Trek soon followed and
his obsession with the various iterations of the Enterprise took him to an actual
convention. Between these mega franchises, Darryl enjoyed all the geek cartoons of his
era: Transformers, GI Joe, M.A.S.K. Bravestarr, Silverhawks, Voltron, and the like. An
avid reader, it wasn’t long before his sci-fi and fantasy partiality in movies transferred to
his reading. Star Trek was the beginning and in a strange twist, led him back to the
novelized world of Star Wars. It has been non-stop geek since. Though comic books and
action figures have all been a part of his menu, movies, television, and books remain his
primary focus. Oh, and he’s a pretty avid gamer to boot (PS3).
Favorites: Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, BSG, Star Wars, Star Trek, Peter H. Hamilton, Stephen King, Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, Lord of the Rings, Constantine and Hellboy (the movies), Joss Whedon, the X-Men…the list is long but distinguished.
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Haleigh Williams - Writer
1995: Slumber Party Birthday celebration is where we lay our scene. What started as an average night became the start of a love so great, it would forever change the course of one girls life forever. That girl, was Haleigh Williams. One would think that showing a horror film at a child’s birthday party would be a bad idea, but that 11 year old girl was adamant about watching one on her special night. The film was Poltergeist, and even though it was the scariest thing she had ever seen and almost peed her pants, she knew that this was the start of a beautiful friendship. That love grew and continues to this day, as she watches, reads and geeks-out over all things sci-fi and horror. She has extensive escape plans if the zombie apocalypse should ever hit and always checks behind the shower curtain for serial killers.
Favorites: Event Horizon, The Shinning, Hellraiser, Ginger Snaps, all Eli Roth films, Evil Dead, Zombieland, Roswell, Halloween, The Exorcist, Battle Royale, The Thing, American Horror Story, Teeth, Silent Hill, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Thirst, Aliens, Resident Evil, Old Boy, From Dusk Till Dawn, Tim Burton, Sleepaway Camp, Grindhouse, Enders Game, Rec 3, Buffy, Friday the 13th, Twin Peaks, Shaun of the Dead, and of course the film that started it all, Poltergeist.
Dave Taylor - Movie Critic
Dave was born a sci-fi geek, though it took a while for him to realize it. His favorite books in high school were “Dune” and “Stranger in a Strange Land”, and once he saw the first “Star Wars” film (aka Part IV: A New Hope), his fate was sealed. Indulging in his fantasy about affecting the future, he has a Bachelors degree in computer science, a Masters degree in education and an MBA, and spent a few years working as a mad scientist (um, research scientist) at Hewlett-Packard's R&D Labs in Silicon Valley. In addition to his work as a tech support oracle at the popular AskDaveTaylor.com he’s also a well-respected film critic with his work published in a variety of places including the Boulder Weekly, Colorado Business Magazine and on his own DaveOnFilm.com film blog. His tastes run to action and adventure films, with some solid science fiction stirred in for seasoning. You can also find him ranting about films and movie news on Twitter as @FilmBuzz and maybe, just maybe, lurking in the alleys at a popular film festival near you.
Favorites: Favorites: Alien, Blade Runner, The Matrix, Serenity, Moon, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Location: Boulder, CO
Alan Robinson - Writer
Growing up watching classic horror films, Star Wars, and Monty Python is a recipe for geekdom. Combine that with an obsession of anything Batman-related, and the ability to leap ten Goombas in a single bound, and you have everything that describes Alan. Ever since he laid hands on an NES controller at the age of two, his destiny was clear: To boldly go where no geek had gone before, to save the princess (who always seems to be in another castle), to fight He Who Must Not Be Named... Well, you get the idea. Having studied film history and creative writing in college, he spends much of his time debating and discussing the topic of video games and movies with his fellow enthusiasts. It was only a matter of time before his journalistic side was discovered, and he began contributing to several small video game news sites. Gaming will always be his greatest passion.
Favorites: The Thing, Alien, Moon, Hitchcock, Horror, Any film by Christopher Nolan, The Whedonverse, Supernatural, The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Castle, Fallout 3, Kingdoms of Amalur, Civilization, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sherlock (UK Series, Stories, and Films), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ghostbusters, and of course, Batman.
Stuart Conover - Writer
Stuart Conover is a husband, blogger, published author, geek, entrepreneur, editor of Buy Zombie, horror fanatic, science fiction junkie, lives in a world of comics, and a casual gamer (all of this when his wife lets him of course.) He fell in love with science fiction and horror at the same time while watching the movie Alien at probably far too young of an age while still being extremely impressionable and has been happily obsessed with both since! It probably didn't help that he read Dune shortly after this and fell in love with the rich world that it presented his teenage mind. Around the same time he had also developed an unhealthy addiction to comic books. While he was able to break free (at least from the comics) for 8 years he (like many addicts before him) has fallen back into the habbit of reading them on a weekly basis. When not having too much on his plate for any healthy person he tries to skimp on sleep enough to get an eye straining amount of movies and television shows watched.
Favorites: Dune, Alien, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Star Wars, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Falling Skies, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Stargate, The Walking Dead, and everything mainstream Marvel.
Location: Westmont, IL
Alison "Boom" Baumgartner
Boom believes the truth is out there, and that there is no such thing as a final frontier. She isn’t, however, entirely convinced that a towel is that useful for all situations.
As a science fiction nerd, she has written her Masters dissertation on spatial philosophy in Star Trek, hosts a science fiction podcast called Loving the Alien, and has accidentally ended up on convention panels about Star Wars.
The things she likes outside of Science Fiction include British panel shows, writing young adult stories, reciting the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in an attempt to be ironically cool, and sketch comedies.
Favorites: David Bowie
Location: Denver, Colorado
Becky Feldman - Writer
Becky used to play Power Rangers with her Barbies as a kid. She was a huge fan of Batman: The Animated Series, probably because it came on before the Power Rangers. Currently, she is living in California, pursuing her dreams of becoming an actor/writer/Black Ops agent who only fights mean demons. She’s written for Funny or Die, as well as some jokes for TV shows that were too good to air. You can also see some of her sketches performed live at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. They’re mostly about the Power Rangers.
Favorites: Alias (Jessica Jones, not the TV show), Alias (the TV show), Alien, Angel, Arrow, Battlestar Galactica, Batman: the Animated Series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, E.T., The Giver, Huntress: Year One, Killer Nun, The Matrix, Predators, The Power Rangers, Queen and Country, Sunshine, Superman III, Vampire Diaries
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Jordan DesJardins - Writer
Hailing from Northeast Philadelphia, Jordan DesJardins is what many would call a "Geek". An avid collector of both comic books and action figures, Jordan can often be seen at comic conventions or scouring the city for the latest Transformers and Minimates to hit the shelves.
Favorites: The Legend Of Zelda, Transformers, Teen Titans, Adventure Time, Tim Drake/Robin, The Red Hood, Nightwing, Batman, Green Lantern, Larfleeze, Daredevil, Supernatural, Booster Gold, Minimates, Captain America, Action Figures, Hellboy, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Firefly, Regular Show, Power Rangers, Iron Man, The Crow
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Jesse Distad - Web Development
Jesse is a father of 4 living in Wisconsin who developed a love for science fiction and technology at an early age, he started off reading whimsical tales of space travel, adventure and technology such as the Tom Swift series by Edward Stratemeyer. Growing up he excelled in science and technology courses, completing two college level physics courses and an advanced tech physics program with the plans of furthering that course of education after graduation. After high school he was presented with a fantastic opportunity to work in Motorsports Marketing which he did for 10 years followed by some time in the US Army as an Infantryman serving in Iraq and then ultimately starting his web development business after returning home in 2005.
Favorites: Stargate Universe, Eon by Greg Bear, Star Wars Return of the Jedi and StarCraft II
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin