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My name is Jean Martin and this website is a portfolio of all my creative avocations, or hobbies, which include writing/photography, dance, costuming/cosplay and travel. I’m also a singer, dancer and actress and perform at balls, events and conventions. I’m an active participant in scifi/fantasy fandom and my contributions to this community revolve around these creative endeavors. 
 

Mission statement

My mission is to dream, create and express what I love for myself and like-minded people.

Who am I?

I’m an imaginative and creative dreamer who loves art, culture and entertainment and who likes to create and perform and not just be a bystander. I like to enjoy these things and share them with other people and be with kindred spirits who like the same things I do. I’m introspective, sensitive, deep and independent. I am adventurous, have lots of interests and talents and seek meaning, variety and order.

Bio

Jean Martin is editor-in-chief, writer and photographer for Science Fiction/San Francisco (www.efanzines.com/SFSF/), which covers all areas of fandom in the Bay Area and beyond. She is also the SF Costume Design Examiner for Examiner.com (www.examiner.com/costume-design-1-in-san-francisco/jean-martin). Jean is a frequent moderator and panelist at pop culture, science fiction/fantasy and Steampunk conventions. She is also involved in costuming, dancing, singing and acting, and has won awards for costuming and as part of masquerade teams. Jean won a FAAn Achievement Award for Best New Fan from Corflu 2009. She is one of the Bay Area English Regency Society (http://www.baers.org/) and Period Events and Entertainments Re-creation Society (http://www.peersdance.org/) organizers. She is a member of the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild and participates in local Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica and Steampunk groups.