Tara Lynne is an author, event planner, fandom and geek culture expert, and public speaker. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning. Additionally, she is co-administrator of the popular geek media website The Geekiary and co-hosts the “FEELINGS…with The Geekiary” and “The Bitching Dead” webcasts. Tara has spoken about geek culture at San Diego Comic-Con, C2E2, MegaCon, Dragon Con, Ohio State University, TedX Sarasota, and more; you can find some of her more recent panels on the Geek Saga Podcast. Her debut novel, The Way of Reckoning, was published in December 2014; her second novel – entitled How to Start Living (in the Zombie Apocalypse) – was released in February 2017. She is currently working on a collection of personal and pop culture musings – She’s Kinda Hot, But Then She Talks: Essays & Insight From a ‘Fake Geek Girl’ – and looking forward to reprising her roles as Daenerys Targaryen & Margaery Tyrell in Westeros: An American Musical at Ice & Fire Con 2019.