Upcoming Appearances

DragonCon
Aug 29–Sep 2, 2024

The magical liminal space of DragonCon draws Alli to Atlanta every Labor Day weekend where you’ll find her gushing about the latest Marvel movies and TV shows, time travel and the multiverse, robots and AI, alternate history, Stargate, and Buffy.

DragonCon 2023 Schedule

FRIDAY, Sept 1
11:30AM – MSFM – Stargate: The TV Movies and Beyond
2:30PM – MSFM – Coping Strategies in Military SciFi Media
7:00PM – ASFFM – It Was Kang All Along (Mod)
SATURDAY, Sept 2
11:30AM – MSFM – Mythology and Religion in the Worlds of Stargate
7:00PM – ASFFM – BFFs in the MCU (Mod)
SUNDAY, Sept 3
8:30PM – MSFM – Firefly: It All Comes Out in the Wash
MONDAY, Sept 4
11:30AM – ASFFM – Titans: Brother Blood
2:30PM – ASFFM – Guardians: Rocket’s Story (Mod)

Panels

Alli is often found as a panelist or moderator around Central Florida, DragonCon, or the internet. Her panel duties always include a focus on storytelling, even when interacting as a fan.

DragonCon Highlights

An old-fashioned wind-up pocket watch. Photo by Andrik Langfield on UnsplashHow do YOU Time Travel?
Military Sci-Fi Media | panelist, Aug 30, 2019

The actual (theoretical) mechanics of time travel explained by astrophysicists Dr. Kevin Grazier and Dr. Erin Macdonald, and how those twisty time travel antics relate to storytelling.

A famous time machine. Photo by Mohamed Osama on UnsplashPractical Time Travel for the Storyteller
Alternate History | panelist, Sept 1, 2018

How time travel is used, abused, and embraced in fiction writing with additional amazing panelists, S.M. Stirling, Michael J. Martinez, Jack Campbell, and Anthony Francis.

MCU: Half Phased
American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media | moderator, Sept 4, 2022

Walking through the entirety of Phase 4 of the MCU to answer the question: Was Phase 4 directionless?

Just What is the MCU Multiverse?
American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media | moderator, Sept 2, 2022

Exploring the multiversal aspects of the MCU, including what we know and what we’d like it to be.

Ethics: Androids, Replicants, and Cyborgs, Oh My!
Military Sci-Fi Media | panelist, Sept 5, 2022

Exploring how AI, robots, and cyborgs are actually employed and how they’re used in military science fiction.

Rebel: Not Writing a Novel, moderator, NaNOrlando Writers Conference, Orange County Library, October 5, 2019
NaNoWriMo, Nonfiction, Short Stories

NaNoWriMo Life Prep, moderator, NaNOrlando Writers Conference, Orange County Library, October 27, 2018
NaNoWriMo, Writing Life, Productivity

Query Critique Workshop, panelist, Orange County Library, August 18, 2018
Queries, Literary Agents, Publishing

NaNoWriMo 301: Research Workshop, moderator, Writer’s Atelier, October 23, 2016
NaNoWriMo, Research

Bandits & Leapers: Time Travelers in the Media, panelist, DragonCon (Alternate and Historical Fiction), August 31, 2019
Timeless, Outlander, Quantum Leap, & more

Practical Time Travel for the Storyteller, panelist, DragonCon (Alternate History), September 1, 2018
Time Travel in Fiction

Infinite Possibilities: Time Travel & Alternate Timelines on TV, panelist, DragonCon (Alternate History), August 31, 2018
Time Travel in Fiction

Just What is the MCU Multiverse?, moderator, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 2, 2022
Multiverse, Marvel

Marvel’s What If?, moderator, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 6, 2021
Multiverse, Marvel

How do YOU Time Travel? panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media), August 30, 2019
Time Travel, Stargate, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica & more

Bandits & Leapers: Time Travelers in the Media, panelist, DragonCon (Alternate and Historical Fiction), August 31, 2019
Time Travel, Timeless, Outlander, Quantum Leap, & more

Practical Time Travel for the Storyteller, panelist, DragonCon (Alternate History), September 1, 2018
Time Travel in Fiction

Infinite Possibilities: Time Travel & Alternate Timelines on TV, panelist, DragonCon (Alternate History), August 31, 2018
Time Travel in Fiction

Titans: A Shift of Venue, panelist, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 6, 2021
Titans

Heroes in Training: The Next Generation, panelist, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 5, 2021
Flash, Stargirl, Arrow, Titans, Black Lightning

The Impact of the Darkholde on the MCU, panelist, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 5, 2022
Wanda Maximoff, Dr. Strange, Runaways, Agents of SHIELD

MCU: Half Phased, moderator, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 4, 2022
MCU Phase 4

Just What is the MCU Multiverse?, moderator, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 2, 2022
Multiverse, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, What If?

Falcon & the Winter Solider: Let’s Change the World, panelist, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 6, 2021
Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, Agency, Legacy

Falcon & Winter Solider: Resolution – Bucky’s Story, moderator, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 6, 2021
Bucky Barnes, Mental Health, Agency

Marvel’s What If?, moderator, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 6, 2021
Multiverse, What If?

Black Widow: Shadow of the Red Room, panelist, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 5, 2021
Natasha Romanoff, Yelena Belova, Agency

Think of the Children!: The Problem of the Child Characters in Military Sci-Fi, panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media), September 5, 2022
Characters, Storytelling, Stargate, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica

Ethics: Androids, Replicants, and Cyborgs, Oh My!, panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media), September 5, 2022
Robots & AI, Storytelling, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica

Mythology & Worldbuilding in Military Sci-Fi, panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media), September 2, 2022
Mythology, Religion, Stargate, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica

No Small Roles: The Bit-Players of MSFM, panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media), September 4, 2021
Characters, Storytelling, Stargate, Firefly, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica

Bingewatching and Military SF Media, panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media), September 4, 2021
Fandom, Stargate, Firefly, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica

How do YOU Time Travel? panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media), August 30, 2019
Stargate, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica & more

When Stargate Writing Worlds Collide, moderator, DragonCon (Stargate Off-World), August 29, 2008
Media Tie-In Writing

Group Therapy: Character Deaths in Military Sci-Fi, panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media)
August 31, 2019

September 1, 2018
Grief, Characters, Storytelling, Stargate, Firefly, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica

Stargate: SG-1 Anniversaries, panelist, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media)
25 Years of Stargate: SG-1, September 3, 2022
Remember Your Anniversary: 20 Years of Stargate SG-1, September 2, 2017
Stargate: SG-1

Diversity and Representation in Military Sci-Fi, DragonCon (Military Sci-Fi Media)
Diversity and Representation in Military Sci-Fi, moderator, September 3, 2017
Genderswap and Inclusion in Military Sci-Fi, panelist, September 4, 2016
Gender, Representation, Diversity, Stargate, Firefly, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica

Stargate Fanfiction Panels, moderator, DragonCon
Your Own SG Multiverse: SG Fanfic Roundtables, Stargate Multiverse Track, September 3, 2010
More Than Fiction—Fanfiction Writers, Stargate Multiverse Track, September 6, 2009
SG Fan Writers & Artists, Stargate Off-World, September 1, 2007

Fanfiction

Stargate Games Night, coordinator, DragonCon
Stargate Multiverse Track, September 5, 2010
Stargate Multiverse Track, September 5, 2009
Stargate Off-World, August 30, 2008
Stargate Off-World, September 2, 2007

Stargate-themed Games & Trivia

Umbrella Academy: Welcome to the Hotel Oblivion, moderator, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 3, 2022
Season 3

Umbrella Academy, moderator, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), September 4, 2020
Season 2

Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, panelist, DragonCon (American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media), August 30, 2019
Season 1

Podcasts

Alli lends her thoughts and voice to podcasts whenever possible. Her expertise lies primarily in storytelling, but she’s also been known to geek out on fandom discussions, time travel, and Victorians.

A snarled pile of roots reaching into the dark earth.Eat Dirt
Story Kernels: Episode 2 | co-host, Jun 16, 2022

19th century Resurrection Men get more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien tree raising people from the dead in the form of clones.

Episode 183: It’s About Time
42Cast | guest panelist, May 25, 2023

The paradoxes, mechanics, and story applications of time travel with recommendations from all the panelists about what time travel video games, movies, and TV shows you should be consuming.

Episode 1: Cuttle Buddy
Robotic oceanic excavators are bombarded with sudden sentience as granted by the giant psychedelic cuttlefish, who accidentally becomes a robot culture’s messianic figurehead.
Robots & AI, Agency, Science Fiction

Episode 2: Eat Dirt
19th century Resurrection Men get more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien tree raising people from the dead in the form of clones.
Victorians, Aliens, Identity, Science Fiction

Episode 3: Duck Duck Truce
A deep dive through the seedy underbelly of Orlando, Florida uncovers the blood trade of the Orlando Gothia while exploring the ways trauma can manifest in your body and your relationships (and in your ducks).
Vampires (probably), Trauma & Recovery, Fantasy, Romance

Episode 4: An Ocean of False Starts
A sculptor runs into difficulties with his muse when the commercial mermaid statues he’s been hired to produce keep coming to life.
Mermaids, Muses, Agency, Fantasy

Episode 5: The Importance of Being Arboreal
When semi-sentient alien trees return to Earth, personifications of hope and despair argue for humanity’s future.
Aliens, Climate Fiction, Science Fiction

Episode 6: Are You Afraid of the Space Dark
A trip to the moon uncovers secrets in the dark, requiring cooperation between the untrusting Day Crew and the mysterious Night Scientists.
Space, Haunting, Science Fiction

Episode 7: Fate’s Dirty Laundry
One knight risks being seen by the Washer at the Ford to ensure the survival of a nation and protect the one he loves.
Fate, Agency, Fantasy

Episode 8: Time Travel Like an Egyptian
When the fate of the time stream hangs in the balance, one should always stop for a time-traveling bittersweet lesbian romance.
Time Travel, Victorians, Agency, Science Fiction, Romance

Episode 9: Mr. Punchable & the Zombie King
Some Chosen Ones defy being chosen.
Chosen Ones, Identity, Agency, Fantasy

Episode 10: Editing for the Multiversal Paragon
Parents game the educational system by using technology to rewire their kids so the family can enter the multiverse of their dreams.
Multiverse, Parenting, Science Fiction

Episode 11: Pied Piper Gren Desire (Patreon Exclusive)
A non-binary lounge singer is given a song that can bring the world to ruin.
Magic, Agency, Found Family, Fantasy

Episode 183: It’s About Time
The good, the bad, and the questionable of time travel in science fiction
Time Travel, Stargate, Needle in a Timestack, Bill & Ted, Umbrella Academy, MCU, Endgame, Arrival

Episode 174: Multiversity 101
The multiverse as utilized in fiction and why it holds our interest
Multiverse, Stargate, Sliders

Episode 166: Phase of Our Lives
Marvel Phases 5 & 6 Speculation
MCU Phase 5, MCU Phase 6

Episode 165: Horror Story
A detailed discussion of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Wanda Maximoff, Dr. Strange, America Chavez, Wong, Christine Palmer

Episode 156: Rocket Man
A detailed discussion of the Joe Johnston classic The Rocketeer
Cliff Secord, Jenny Blake, Neville Sinclair, Captain America (no really, this makes sense)

Episode 155: Genius Loki
A detailed discussion of the Loki Disney+ series (and time travel)
Time Travel, Loki, Mobius, Slyvie, He Who Remains

Episode 124: Widow’s Might
A detailed discussion of the Black Widow movie
Natasha Romanoff, Yelena Belova, Alexei Shostakov, Melina Vostokoff, Taskmaster

Episode 123: Con-Ventional Wisdom
Advice for attending and making the most of conventions
DragonCon, MegaCon, Leaky Con

Readings

Alli performs her work as infrequently as possible, but has been known to be coerced into publicly reading both finished and in-progress works. 

PARCELS: MFAs in Progress (alumni), January 8, 2017

PARCELS: MFAs in Progress (candidate), February 14, 2016

PARCELS: MFAs in Progress (candidate), March 1, 2015