Michael John Bernardi


Current Location: West Sussex, England
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, UK
Birthdate: 11 Apr 61 (day before Yuri Gagarin shot into space)
Family Status: single
Favorite Authors: Lois McMaster Bujold, Pat C Wrede, Terry Pratchett, Caroline Stevermere, Catherine Asaro, P N Elrod, Elizabeth Moon, Tanya Huff, Tamora Pierce, Linda K Hamilton, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, David Weber, Kristine Smith, Katherine Kurtz, Doris Egan etc...
Favorite Programs: Farscape, Firefly, Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, Alias, Buffy, Angel, Dead Like Me, Doctor Who, Chuck, Enterprise, Xena, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Babylon 5, almost any telefantasy (to start with anyway)
Favorite Movies: Forbidden Planet, Alien, 2001, Alice in Wonderland (Musical with Fiona Fullerton as Alice), Star Wars IV, The Incredibles, The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
Hobbies: Reading (of course), TeleFantasy, Cinema and Theatre, WebWeaving, Juggling, Evening/Saturday Classes, Music (ABBA, Musicals, filk, classical), Family History, though not of late.
Career: Used to work in the IT Department of The Children's Society a child care charity working in England. Started in Appeals Admin straight from University, and then osmosed to my last position, in Technical Support. Then most the IT Department was spun off into a new company called Charityshare in Nov 2004, where I worked until July 2010.
Education: Got a BSc in Chemistry at UMIST (Manchester). Took a foundation course at Keele.
Claim to Fame: (Net) Started the first Demon specific FAQ, then continued writing FAQs, including one for Pegasus Mail, and for Dos Networking, until "The Bujold Nexus" (Lois McMaster Bujold authorised website) mostly took over.
Claim to Fame: (SF) Was co-editor of Earthlight SF & F, one of the first electronic SF fanzines in the UK during 1986-89 (on Prestel). Started the Lois-Bujold mailing list in October 1994, setup The Bujold Nexus in May 1996, registered the domain dendarii.com October 1997.
Fandom: Went to my first convention (Seacon '79) and have been going ever since. Have been to 13 WorldCons (so far), 29 Eastercons, 10 Picocons and 24 UK filkcons. I'm a filk lurker, I listen but hardly ever write or perform, (but see Jack).

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