Julia Starkey ("Sparkymonster") gained renown for her ability to drop knowledge bombs during online discussions. She created a public list of links about racism to help people link drop information during discussions of race. Julia has worked on a variety of convention committees assisting with programming, accessibility issues, and publications.

She has essays published in the Wiscon Chronicles vol 3-6 (2009-2012) and Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body (2009).

Julia is getting a Masters in Library Science to go along with her degree in Folklore and Mythology. She dislikes Dewey and prefers categorizing books using Library of Congress system.