Joab is available to speak events and participate in panel discussions at conventions. His areas of expertise include writing and publishing, history, archaeology, anthropology, mythology, fantasy and science fiction, and table top role-playing games.
Click to download a high resolution version.
Joab Stieglitz was born and raised in the Warren, New Jersey. He is an Application Consultant for a software company. He has also worked as a software trainer, a network engineer, a project manager, and a technical writer over his 30 year career. Joab is an avid tabletop RPG player and game master of horror, espionage, fantasy, and science fiction genres, including Call of Cthulhu, Savage Worlds (Mars, Deadlands, Agents of Oblivion, Apocalypse Prevention Inc, Herald: Tesla and Lovecraft, Thrilling Tales, and others), Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Edition) and Pathfinder. Joab has published four novels so far in the Utgarda Series of pulp adventure novels with Lovecraftian influences set in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He has also written short stories about occult investigators, colonizing Venus, and the Luckiest Woman in the World. Joab has a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Language and Literature from Rutgers University, and a Masters of Science in Organization and Management with a Leadership focus from Capella University. You can follow Joab on Twitter @JoabStieglitz, on Facebook, and on his blog: joabstieglitz.com.
The history and variety of stories and genres that have appeared in popular magazines since the early 20th century.
Adding History without Becoming Historical
Adding historical elements to stories without having the history become the focal point of the piece.
Cosmic Horror and Pulp Adventure
The history of cosmic horror, it spread through the pulp magazines of the early 20th century, and its popularity today.