Helen Cox is Editor in Chief of New Empress Magazine and author of the upcoming book: True Love is Like the Loch Ness Monster and Other Lessons I Learnt From Film. After qualifying for her M/A in creative writing in 2006 she came to London to start a career in film journalism. She has since contributed regular reviews and features to the likes of Guardian Film, Den of Geek, Lost in the Multiplex, Flick Feast and Geek Planet Online. Her favourite film is unashamedly Die Hard but she also has a penchant for bad films with Grease 2 undoubtedly being her all-time favourite vice. Does this qualify her to edit a film magazine? The jury is still out on that.

Maryann O’Connor is the online editor for New Empress Magazine.  She is a rebel with many causes but film is her only lifelong love.  She adores 80s films, particularly Ghostbusters and Labyrinth but is not known to discriminate against the films of other decades. She doesn’t believe in ‘girls’ or ‘boys’ films, only good films. Her ultimate film hero is Peter Gibbons of Office Space. She lives on Twitter @onlyonemaryana

Gillian Coyle is currently the  Assistant Editor for our print issues. A life-long sci-fi geek, Gillian is regularly reduced to a gibbering wreck by the end of The Wrath of Khan. She has enormous crushes on Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn; The Philadelphia Story is one of her favourite films. Her absolute favourite is When Harry Met Sally, but she refuses to accept the existence of the Star Wars prequels. She loves Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and George Cukor.  Gillian is a published short story writer and sub-editor of GeekPlanetOnline.com, where she also writes a TV column and co-hosts their Babylon 5 podcast, The Babble On Project.