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Jessica Merizan      

Jessica Merizan is a rogue archaeologist turned costumed bard, traveling the world as a Community Manager at BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts.

Jessica grew up in Redlands, California donning costumes and performing in costume for audiences from a young age.

She has since developed her talents in writing, poetry and acting, in addition to technical creative skills in set and lighting design. Her work has been featured on PBS and Machinima.

Jessica earned her BA in Anthropology with top honors from University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in Material and Visual Culture from University College London.

After writing her dissertation on cosplay, consumerism, and fandom at pop culture conventions in 2010, she co-founded a company with friend and fellow Heroes of Cosplay cast member Holly Conrad called Crabcat Industries, a costume fabrication shop, cosplay community and new media entertainment company.

She resides in LA with her husband Graham, a lawyer, her gecko Treestar and her dog Grizzly Bee

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