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Dawn Ritz is a stylist/costume designer who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Texas.
Dawn has made a name for herself doing fashion and styling in music videos including “My Heart Is Broken” by Evanescense and Panic At The Disco’s “Ready To Go” and “The Ballad Of Mona Lisa’s Smile” as well their short film “The Overture”.
Dawn has done costuming for Slipknot’s Mayhem Tour and Marilyn Manson’s Twins of Evil tour as well as styling Manson for the cover of Revolver Magazine.
A member of the Local 892 Costume Designer’s Guild, Dawn has worked with various artists including costume designing for the 2012 Grammy performance of country legend Glen Campbell and his family.
Some of her most recognized work was as costume designer for the 2012 experimental film The Devil’s Carnival, directed by Darren Lynn Bausman (Saw II and Saw III).
Dawn has also worked on television shows such as The X Factor, The Voice, Ellen, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson as well as commercials for Nintendo, Wipe Out, Sims 3, LG Nitro and Nintendo King.
Actress, playwright and award winning, bestselling author Leanna Renee Hieber graduated with a Theatre degree and a focus in the Victorian Era. She has published short plays and adapted works of 19th Century literature for the professional stage. Her debut novel, THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER, landed on Barnes & Noble's bestseller lists, won two 2010 Prism Awards (Best Fantasy, Best First Book) and is currently in development as a musical theatre production. DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul, hit the American Booksellers Association "Indie Next List" and is a Scholastic edition "highly recommended" title. Leanna's short fiction has been featured in WILLFUL IMPROPRIETY, on Tor.com, in QUEEN VICTORIA'S BOOK OF SPELLS: Tales of Gaslamp Fantasy (Tor) among others. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy series with Tor / Macmillan, THE ETERNA FILES, launches in 2014 alongside a reissue of the Strangely Beautiful novels. Her books have been translated into many languages and have been selected for multiple national book club editions. She is a four time Prism Award winner in fantasy and novella categories among other genre awards. A member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, Leanna works often in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire. When not writing or on set, she's telling ghost stories, cavorting at Goth clubs, corset shopping, channeling Narcissa Malfoy, wandering graveyards and adventuring about New York City, where she resides with her real-life hero and their beloved rescued lab rabbit.
The DREAD Fleet is comprised of five ships, each specializing in a spectrum of pirate talents; belly dancing, sword fighting, living chess matches, stage shows, contra dancing, and all manner of pirate history! Our ships sail Arizona executing educational and entertaining performances. If ye think us merely a sailor’s grog induced ramblings, we beg you visit when we make port at Phoenix Comic Con. Our adventures promise to amuse and may entice the wayward free-booter!