About Michael

 

MichaelDamianThomas

Bio:

Michael Damian Thomas is the co-publisher and co-editor-in-chief of Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy with Lynne M. Thomas. He was a two-time Hugo Award finalist as the former Managing Editor of Apex Magazine (2012-2013),  co-edited the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords (Mad Norwegian Press, 2013) with Sigrid Ellis, and co-edited Glitter & Mayhem (Apex Publications, 2013), with John Klima and Lynne M. Thomas. He also has worked as an Associate Editor on numerous books at Mad Norwegian Press, including the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea, 2010) and Hugo Award-nominated Chicks Dig Comics (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis, 2012).

Michael lives in DeKalb with his wife Lynne, their daughter Caitlin, and a cat named Marie. Caitlin has a rare congenital disorder called Aicardi syndrome, and Michael works as her primary caregiver.

Additional things:

Michael has also worked as an advocate for children with disabilities. He was chair of the City of DeKalb Advisory Commission on Disabilities, co-chair of the DeKalb County Local Interagency Networking Council, and on the convention planning committee for the Aicardi Syndrome Family Conference.

Michael is an active volunteer in SF/F fandom. He was head of programming for Capricon 32,  Hugo Voter Packet Administrator for Chicon 7 (Worldcon), and has contributed to the Enlightenment, Hugo Award-nominated Argentus , and Hugo Award-winning SF Signal fanzines.

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