Rogério Ribeiro is a biomedical researcher who lives looking for facts among the fictions conventionally called “scientific hypothesis”. Probably for that, he is so in love with storytelling! In the cultural and literary fields, Rogério has been a founder of Shortcutz (short movies festival), EuroSteamCon Portugal (steampunk festival), Épica (Portuguese Association for the Fantastic in the Arts), Conversas Imaginárias (genre talks) and the Trëma collective. Together with Safaa Dib, he was the founder of the international genre festival Fórum Fantástico, which he organises annually since 2005. Sporadically, he writes genre short stories, translates, and edits anthologies and magazines (including being a co-founder and first editor of BANG! magazine).