“onFiction” is nothing without its Creators, Players and Contributors. Much of our content does and will come from those just like you, but for starters, here’s a little bit on the two guys who got things started, and the family of people who followed into the breach.
Michael Pellegrini: Editor-in-Chief
Michael is a classic example of a child trapped in an adult’s body – and I use the word “adult” very, very loosely. With interests ranging from comic books and movies to theater and fine art, Mike has followed humble journalistic beginnings that have led to interviews, reviews, news write-ups and opinion – though it’s ever changing – pieces covering those same interests. All of that brings us here, to a site where a community of like-minded geeks can inform the rest of the world on the topics we adore.
And on the personal side of things, Michael squeezes time for his lovely wife and house full of dogs between all the comic reading and video game playing.
Vincent Glielmi: Chief Creative Officer
Vincent, whose love of geek culture, combined with a skill and passion for photography, has build a resume in the photo-art world with credits ranging from magazine features to gallery showings. Vinny’s eye for art and distinguished taste for all things nerd related make him the perfect person to help shape the artistic vision of “on Fiction.”
On the more personal side, Vincent is a cultivator of mustaches, a lover of all forms of art – comic book, film and cosplay to name a few – as well as a more than capable BMX rider. Did I mention he’s dead sexy?
Abby Penning: Senior Entertainment Editor
Following in footsteps the likes of: Nora Ephron, Frances Fitzgerald and Eppie Lederer, Abby seeks to hone her opinion into a sharp and decisive tool used to inform and educate the masses – unless they don’t agree, then she just beats them to death with it. Also a lover of pop-culture and friendly debates (arguments), Ms. Penning finds the world of modern entertainment so fascinating and compelling she can’t contain her thoughts on what she consumes!
Tricia Pellegrini: Senior Fashion Editor
Tricia was not born a geek. Her early years were filled with romantic comedies and Sex in the City. After an extraordinary person came into her life – her eyes opened to the land of the real – she combined her former entertainment interests with her new passion for nerd-couture. Add to that a stunning fashion sense and you get a woman (coveted in the nerd world) who can parlay a BAM! headband, Flash t-shirt and tube-socks into a near cosplay-esque outfit worthy of the most distinguishing geek-fashionista.
When not marathoning comic book movies or Battlestar Galactica, Tricia volunteers for organ donation and domestic abuse organizations.
Ted “Uncle Ted” Willson: Opinion Editor
You read that right, Willson with two Ls. Ted’s a special example of today’s geek culture, he has the ability to digest media in almost any form and still – no matter how uplifting or positive – find a way to see the glass as half-full. That may sound like any other comment section troll, but Ted has the very rare ability to relay his cantankerous and crusty (the clown) view in an honest, compelling manner for others to debate.