Eyrie Productions Creative Staff
Past and Present
Listed here, alphabetically by nickname, are the folks who are
active creators and contributors to the various Eyrie Productions
Through a curious combination of good humor, good timing and good
ideas, Janice "Ardaniel" Barlow began as a vocal fan, became one of
the Usual Suspects, then evolved into an Undocumented Features contributor.
- "Canada Dave"
Fan artist turned staff artist Dave Menard is the outfit's first
Anne Cross, Special Contributing Editor, mojo consultant, and model for
a UF character.
EPU's Webmaster and Editor in Chief, yours truly, Benjamin
D. "Gryphon" Hutchins.
one, the only (in this configuration, anyway), the (as far as we know)
original MegaZone, co-founder, raconteur, technologist, Renaissance
If Rat (listed below) isn't Eyrie Fan #1, Geoff "Mephron" Depew is, and vice versa. We can't
remember now which of them surfaced first, but Geoff has the
undisputed distinction of being the first non-WPI UF fan to appear in
person, in Worcester, when all that was out was the very first
Core story, to say hello and take a look around the campus. He did
our dishes! He's grown out of the larval stage nicely in the
intervening years, and is now a solid member of the creative team.
Martin Rose, the first non-WPI-based UF contributor, adept at
both comedy and tragedy.
Phil Moyer, author of the most excellent Serendipity, catalyst to the creative
process, Resident Juriologist, and EPU staff artist #1 in his copious
free time. Phil was EPU's original Special Guest for Life until he
stepped in as the full-on go-to guy on the Cybertron Reloaded
project. He also served as eyrie.net's webmaster during its fan-site
Larry Mann, a long-time friend of and collaborator with Ryan Mathews,
who came to UF by a
roundabout path and ended up branching into other EPU universes
too. He's also one of our three permanent staff artists.
Sublieutenant Toozday, Gadaiyio Takeimienei... the late, great and
much-beloved Derek Bacon. He's gone now, but he's still an active
contributor to the UF universe, thanks to the notes and the
memories that he left behind.
WPI personage, GweepCo founder, and the only UF bit character
who knew yours truly before college, Truss found his way into the EPU
writers' cadre almost by accident by contributing to NXE.
He's also EPU's Art Director and the mind behind 403 Forbidden Web
VFX guy Chad "Wedge" Collier came into UF
with some mad Photoshop skills and general sane coolness.
Naturally, no rundown of the EPU suspect list would be complete without retired
UF contributor and Special Guest for Life Pearson "Doc"
Mui, author of the Leap Years and Dimension
Hopping branches of UF as well as his own Anime
Additionally, there are several contributors who have moved on to
other, non-Eyrie projects or drifted out of contact over the
James Rinehart was a welcome presence at our Online Creativity Center
for years and designed characters for his own UF project.
It unfortunately never came to pass, though the characters he
developed turn up in at least one of Marty Rose's Hammer Time
Rich "Rat" Pieri is one of the earliest identified
UF fans and a long-time supporter of EPU. He's also been a
contributor to an often-stalled EPU project, Gods
Adam "Pfloyd" Johnson was a WPI student at the time of EPU's
inchoation and contributed One Vision to the UF
canon before graduating and vanishing from the face of the Earth, with
only rare and unconfirmed sighting reports thereafter.
Kris Overstreet, creator of the UF universe's
Rob Mandeville, one of the three original UF creators. He
graduated, got a good job, got married (someday, Zoner and I will be
able to put down The Tales of ReRob's Wedding for posterity)
and settled down. We still hear from him now and again and are glad
he's doing well.
Chris "Mako" Meadows was a very active participant in the
UF universe during the early expansion days, but he's also
graduated and faded into the mists of late.
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