Tanglwyst de Holloway, aka Tonya Adolfson, has been a professional costumer since 1985 and has worked in the costume shops of Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Tangl has done wigs, make up, props and movement for the stage, and turned her impressive set of skills to teaching at Society for Creative Anachronism events. She fell in love with Steampunk while doing panels at conventions, and has thrown herself fully into this intriguing genre. Luckily, many of her skills apply very well to the re-imaginative world of Steampunk and she adores the innovation and freedom Steampunk allows.
Teaching is Tangl’s great passion. She has 60 panels, from Armor for All Day Wear to Surviving Your Own Creativity. She covers topics like Possible vs. Impossible Cosplay, How to Flirt Without Getting Slapped and Where Did The Chicken Come From? (What to Do When Your Characters Do Stuff Without You).
Her love of doing panels has brought her fame from Seattle to Miami and introduced her to many of her heroes like Boris Vallejo and George R. R. Martin. She has taught at conventions across the country including the World Science Fiction Convention. Tonya has also been published in the 2011 Hugo Award winning Drink Tank fanzine and in the 2012 Hugo Nominated Journey Planet.
Her first book, Thine Enemy’s Eyes, is the premiere novel released by Fantastic Journeys Publishing. As a co-founder, Tangl looks for submissions from other authors, helping them to tune their writing and realize their dreams. “The company is run by authors, for authors, and is small enough to give you individual attention. We welcome submitters and want to learn about your endeavors!”
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