Roald Eyvindsson is a literary scholar, journalist and the editor-in-chief of Gayiceland.is. Basically the guy who has final, undisputed say over everything and every part of the publication and loves it. Not in any way related to Roald Dahl but shares the same passion for writing and is currently working on his first best seller. In his spare time Roald likes to watch silly movies and read fan mail.
Stella Júlía is a writer working on publishing her first novella this fall living in Reykjavík with her two teenage children. She has lived in several countries and worked abroad. In her spare time she loves to read and travel and visit with her grandmother.
Tryggvi Gunnarsson is a theater writer/director based in Reykjavík. He has accumulated many rewards during his career, most of which were accidental and have nothing to do with theatre, whatsoever. He usually doesn’t know what he is doing, which makes him an ideal journalist, forever asking all the hard questions, as well as being a very unpredictable and original artist. He is also ridiculously handsome. This paragraph was not written by Tryggvi…but someone else…really.
Sigursteinn Másson represents IFAW in Iceland, is a journalist, documentarian and former Chairman of The Icelandic Mental Health Alliance and a former Vice Chairman of The National Queer Organization of Iceland (i. Samtökin ’78).
Known by most people as Siggi or Sjúlli, depending on where you would meet him, Siggi has been involved in media and publications for over 10 years, ranging from doing a school paper to podcasts to television productions. A self proclaimed nerd and a jack of all traits, Siggi currently works in IT services while secretly plotting side projects on the side. A great believer in equal rights, Siggi also worked for a few years with the Queer organization of Iceland and took part in creating and publishing the queer newsletter Hýraugað for a short time. Having an endless span of interests there is nothing that doesn’t spark an interest and only time can tell where the road will lead in the future
Bar manager Óli Hjörtur Ólafsson lives downtown Reykjavík and wouldn’t trade it for any suburb. Former owner of gay bar Q Bar ( R.I.P.), a former journalist for Fréttablaðið and currently movie fanatic. Wants to go to Japan one day. Named Reykjavík Nightlife Legend by Grapevine.
Olav Veigar Davíðsson is a writer, translator and a journalist living in Lund, Sweden. He is born and raised in the legendary Ölfus area, south Iceland. Olav is a master drummer and has had several successful haircuts to prove it. He holds a MA degree in European Union Studies and truly believes Iceland will soon join the EU… any time now, really. In his spare time he is Batman.
Nína is a married mother of three with a Master’s degree in English, specializing in analyzing horror fiction from a feminist point of view. She studied classical opera singing for 6 years. Nína also takes great pride in her home-made, hand-knitted vampire children. Due to her dedication to horror fiction and films, her children have been (unfortunately some might say) exposed to classic horror from as early as in the womb.
Margrét Nilsdóttir is a struggling artist, pet expert and a part-time mother. She is very opinionated and an insufferable know-it-all. After confronting her own sexual identity, she has been actively expressing her opinion on evrything that has to do with sexual freedom. Margrét was raised on a farm so she doesn’t call everything her grandmother, but now she lives in Akureyri city.
Kristín Eva is a radio host/producer and a journalist living in L.A. with a superpower to manufacture ideas. Knowledge on basically everything excites her and she agrees with Kafka when he said: “They say ignorance is a bliss …. they’re wrong.” Her imagination and half refusal to grow up have let her to produce and host kids TV and radio shows for years and hold a pet dragon. She’s a stargazer with insatiable wanderlust and hopes to visit every continent on her favorite planet Earth, at least once.
Jóhanna Ýr Jónsdóttir is an aspiring novelist (just wait!), historian, wannabe carpenter, and over-all nerdy person with experiences ranging from being a curator at a Folk Museum to making a documentary about how you feel when an eruption starts in your backyard. Interests range from cooking, crochet, politics and travels, to exploring the human spirit. Newest obsession; podcasts! Still deciding if she’s an Introvert or a party gal.
Íris Ellenberger is a historian and a writer with a deep interest in board games, science fiction and all things feminist and queer. When not at her part-time job at the Icelandic heathen association she’s researching for a forthcoming book, writing articles about history and queer issues or making queer feminist stop motion videos.
Ingibjörg Rósa is a freelance journalist and an Anglophile based in London. There, she spends her days sipping tea and trying to finish her first novel. She‘s been doing that for 2 years, mind you. She grew up on a farm in South Iceland, watching Eyjafjallajökull out of her living room window, and Dyrhólaey through the kitchen window. That sort of thing shapes you. Ingibjörg collects MA degrees and thus far has two, in English Literature and Journalism. She has worked as a journalist and news reporter at various Icelandic media but not been discovered by the BBC, yet.
Born and raised in Reykjavik, editor of FreeCityTravel and loves everything that starts with “travelling.”
Ignoring her given name, Hólmfríður responds to two nicknames, Fríða or Hófí, depending on which stage of puberty one got to know her. She is a freelance journalist who recently returned to Iceland after a few years of living in Barcelona. She loves all things Mediterranean and has an unfulfilled lust for languages. In fact, she has spent a great deal of her life working on her mission to become a polyglot, only to find out recently that her head can only carry three languages at a time. She is currently looking for a new obsession.
Elín is an outdoor instructor with a passion for travelling. She has almost 20 years experience in advertising and media, likes cats and cars and is not at all known for keeping her opinions to herself.
Halla Þórlaug Óskarsdóttir has worked as a journalist and a column writer for Fréttablaðið, Iceland’s biggest newspaper. She’s now a freelancer, as a visual artist / illustrator / writer with a special interest in drama and children’s culture.
Guðrún Helga is an experienced journalist and driver guide in Reykjavik. She speaks Icelandic, Swedish, English and Finnish and loves challenges of all kinds. She doesn‘t like cooking but enjoys writing. That‘s why she has recently published the book Traditional Icelandic Food A Gastronomic Guide to Iceland. Gudrun Helga doesn‘t need much to be happy, she is always having so much fun when she is writing.
Freyr Bjarnason is an experienced journalist, born and raised in the fishing- and football town, Akranes. He is passionate about music, sports and movies and wrote numerous articles about music during his 14 years time with Fréttablaðið, newspaper. He also loves playing cards with his three brothers and meets with them regularly, where they tell the same silly jokes and drink beer until two exciting rounds have been played.
Friðrika Benónýsdóttir has been writing about literature and culture in Icelandic media for decades. She is one of the literature critics for the hugely popular TV show Kiljan on national television and has only just resigned from her job as cultural editor of Icelands biggest newspaper, Fréttablaðið. Friðrika is also a published writer of three books; a biography, a book of poetry and a novel.
Björn Birgir Ingimundarson is an avid reader and keen on all things queer in film and on TV. He loves to host dinner parties and getting to know new people. Enjoys travelling around the world, hiking and taking jeep trips around Iceland with family and friends. Björn currently lives in Reykjavík after having spent years abroad, in cities like Paris and Madrid.
Bjartmar Thordarson is an actor/director/writer. When not serving that calling he obsessively dabbles in interior design and property redevelopment. An avid horror fiction fan, he lives with his partner Snorri in the heart of Reykjavik, where they run the apartment hotel Rey Apartments. Secretly, Bjartmar fantasizes about having a cat but he’s allergic.
Sæþór Benjamín Randalsson (Aka Ben Chompers) lives in Reykjavik with his husband, dog and two rabbits.
After working at a video game studio, a film studio, and on a kid’s TV show here in Iceland he decided to quit all that and start a small app development studio with his husband focusing on fun 3D game apps. They spend their free time in the garden, baking, hosting dinner parties, as well as making cheese, wine, and hard cider.
Ben loves the view of the ocean and Esja (the mountain) from nearly anywhere in Iceland. The calm, quiet, and beautiful light (when it’s not raining!) gives him a sense of peace. He likes how Reykjavik offers the best of big and small in one place.
Auður is a sociologist with no taste for science-fiction or other nonsense. She is an active member of the feminist and queer movement in Iceland. She deals with equality issues for the City of Reykjavik roughly 40 hrs per week but really enjoys playing hide and seek with her two kids on weekends.
Angel Buns O’hara was born and raised in Uganda, Africa. She Went to Trinity College Nabbingo. And has lived in Glasgow, Scotland and London, England. She now lives in Reykjavík where she works a column writer amongst other things.