AggieCon has posted the biographies for its regional guests. Here's mine from their web site:
"Lou Antonelli has had 22 stories published since he started writing science fiction in August 2002. A journalist by profession, he is the editor of a semi-weekly community newspaper in East Texas. He is a graduate of two Turkey City workshops. He earned four honorable mentions in "The Year's Best Science Fiction, 22nd annual collection" (2005), published by St. Martin's Press, and one honorable mention the previous year.
"A Rocket for the Republic" was Lou's first SFWA-level sale. It also was the last story Gardner Dozois accepted for Asimov's before retiring after 19 years as editor. Tangent Online said of this story published by Asimov's Science Fiction in Sept. 2005: "Steam Punk fans who long for a wholly American twist on the genre will enjoy this story."
"Lou has had stories published in RevolutionSF, Bewildering Stories, Surprising Stories, Continuum Science Fiction, Astounding Tales, AlienSkin, Ultraverse, Beyond Centuari and Andromeda Spaceways In-flight Magazine.
I received word recently that ConDFW may still have some spots available. I'd be very happy to be a panelist there. Still awaiting word.
The Asimov's Readers' Poll closes today. I've been pulling for "Rocket". Hope it gets a respectable showing