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2018 Special Guests

We are excited to welcome these special guests to the 2018 Rocket City NerdCon:

Isaac Marion, author, Warm Bodies Series

Isaac Marion grew up in small towns around Washington where he worked as a heating installer, a security guard, and a visitation supervisor for foster children before publishing his debut novel in 2010. The first entry in the Warm Bodies Series became a New York Times bestseller and inspired a major film adaptation. It has been translated into twenty-five languages. Isaac lives in Seattle, where he writes fiction and plays music in a currently nameless band. You can find more information about Issac, his life, his books, his music, and a cactus named Stabby at his website:


Kenneth Spivey, lost arts craftsman

Kenneth comes from a family of engineers, teachers, and craftsmen. He has earned a Bachelors of Science in Art, a Masters in Education from The University of Montevallo, and a MFA from Savannah Collage of Art and Design (SCAD), graduating with Honors.  Kenneth's talents include: metalsmithing, leather work, carpentry, hand engraving, stone carving, stained glass, acrylics, ceramics, painting, drawing, and electronics. Most of Kenneth’s work is considered blacksmithing, but his skill set allows for much broader mediums to be utilized that is often demanded of his work. Using these old world crafts, Kenneth produces fine art, collectible knives, jewelry, novelties, historical recreations, props, restoration works, private commissions, and installations. Kenneth is a member of the Alabama blacksmith council, leather guild, and city art council. He was first introduced to blacksmithing while an apprentice under the resident artist at Sloss Furnace, a national historic iron smelting facility in Birmingham, Alabama. Kenneth now teaches classes and works as a part time craftsman at Artist On The Bluff located in Bluff Park, Hoover Alabama. Kenneth also teaches at MASS Collective, located in Atlanta Georgia, while working full time in the prop industry at Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville Georgia! You can learn more about Kenneth, Fire & Brimstone Forge, and view some of their pieces at their website:


A.Ron Hubbard of Bald Move