Charlie Allison is an anarchist writer, storyteller, and activist who lives in Philadelphia. He graduated from Juniata College in 2010 with a degree in Communications and a minor in History. He didn’t learn his lesson and so eight years later graduated with distinction from Arcadia University’s Creative Writing MFA program (while wearing a wizard beard borrowed specifically for the occasion). Later, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2019 to teach English as Second Language in Mongolia. However, Covid-19 spelled a swift end to that particular course of action before he so much as set foot on a plane. For a person who despises hats, Charlie has donned a lot of figurative ones. Most of his days are spent in freelance editing, agitating, writing, consulting and giving tours of Philadelphia. He has written blogs for PM PRESS, alternate history speculation at Sea Lion Press, short fantasy fiction at Pickman’s Press, Podcastle, The Stone Coast Review, Ellipsis Zine and many other fine literary establishments. No Harmless Power: The Life and Times of the Ukrainian Anarchist Nestor Makhno is his first book and forthcoming from PM Press in 2023 (hopefully out in time for Readercon!). You can check out his personal website (where he posts his thoughts on everything from anarchist praxis to Ottomans to ecology) HERE.