Heidi Hooper is the Dryer Lint Lady — Believe it or Not! Her unusual art is featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museums all over the world and in their books. She recently was nominated for the fourth time for the prestigious Niche award (having won two years ago). She was the Artist Guest of Honor at Albacon in 2016.
Heidi has a Bachelors in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master’s in Metalsmithing from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work has been seen in many galleries across the country and can be viewed on her web page at www.heidihooper.com.
She also has won many costuming awards for her metal armor pieces, including a Best Craftsman award at the Worldcon level. She has been a masquerade judge at Worldcon, Balticon, Mysticon, Lunacon, Philcon, and Ravencon.
Heidi is also one of the founders of modern American fantasy medieval LARPing along with her husband Michael A. Ventrella. They now run Alliance LARP (www.AllianceLARP.com)