Julia O’Connell is a bibliophile and lover of literature studying English and Linguistics at the College of William & Mary. Her favorite things to do (apart from reading) include dressing up and dancing. These two hobbies led to her discovery of Steampunk, first at Jeff Mach’s Wicked Faire, and later at Steampunk World’s Fair and assorted concerts of her favorite Steampunk musicians.
She can now be found teaching ballroom workshops at these conventions with her sister and fellow members of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (https://www.facebook.com/whiskeytangofoxrotwtf). She’s also a writer and editor for the geeky blog, The Daily Geekette (http://dailygeekette.wordpress.com) and is hoping to enter the professional world of editing and publishing after she graduates.