Festivale Contributor's Profile

Ali Kayn

photograph, Ali Kayn; 220x320

Ali Kayn is a Melbourne-based writer, and the editor and publisher of Festivale Online Magazine.

She has written for newspapers such as The Age (Melbourne) and The Australian, for various technology and records management magazines, for 'mainstream' magazines such as TV Week, and the web-based Melbourne Garden Guide.

She edited the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Fan Resource Book (1995) and contributed to the MUP Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Her work history includes such diverse professions as business analyst, bouncer, I.T. manager, trainer of trainers, courseware developer, bodyguard, freelance journalist, photographer and artist, and she put herself through high school working as a shop assistant, office cleaner and legal secretary. Basically, a very linear career, but typical for a writer.

Ali's official website

Reel Life Supplement

Ali's blog

Ali on Facebook

Ali on Twitter

Ali on Google+

Ali on LinkedIn

Ali on GitHub

Ali on ResearchGate

Ali on wikipedia

Ali at W3C

Other stuff

Favourite film:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

B*tches about:
Horses that defecate on Melbourne streets and the people who think that's cute. Photographers who get between me and the subject I'm already setting up my camera and tripod.

Favourite thing about Melbourne:
The restaurants. The gallery. The popular art scene. The food. Charmaine's ice cream place in Fitzroy. The Dandenongs.

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