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Diana Botsford
A fan of all modes of storytelling, writer/producer Diana Botsford's recent work includes creating and executive producing the award-winning science fiction web series "Epilogue" ( and serving as consulting producer on the new comedy series, "A Little Help." She's authored two popular Stargate SG-1 novels: "Four Dragons" and "The Drift." Her screenwriting credits include "Rascals" for 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and the cult favorite animated series, 'Spiral Zone.' Prior to picking up the pen, Botsford was a producer and visual FX supervisor for various TV/Film projects such "Dusk 'til Dawn," "Tank Girl," Nightmare on Elm Street VI," "Harts of the West," "Terminator 2." She produced over 1,000+ hours of animation including fan favorites "Inspector Gadget," "Healthcliff," "Spiral Zone," and "Pound Puppies & The Legend of Big Paw." Botsford has served as co-host of the popular Stargate podcast for -- covering a slew of topics from the science to creativity behind the 17-year franchise. As a professor and workshop leader, she's mentored many a writing student on the finer points of storytelling. Botsford's pursuit of great stories has taken her across the globe from Japan to Africa to Antarctica. If she could save up the $250,000, a seat on board Virgin Galactic would be next.