Eden Dawn (right) and Fiona McCann (left) are award-winning journalists and sequin-loving ladies based in Portland, Oregon. Both can be seen regularly moderating panels, performing at storytelling events, and at all the best parties.
Eden is a beloved local personality (not her words) who hosts the Fashion in Film series at the historic Hollywood Theatre, using her decade-plus of writing about fashion to foist costuming information on unsuspecting crowds. She is also the co-host of the live talk show Bad Dates where she interviews guests about their hilariously awful dating excursions, an extension of the bestselling Book of Dates series she created for Sasquatch-Penguin-Random House.
Fiona hails from County Kildare, Ireland, just like Paul Mescal. She has worked for Reuters (Argentina), Time Out (Buenos Aires), and The Times (London) among other media outlets, before landing stateside. The former Editor in Chief of Portland Monthly magazine, she now writes a weekly podcast review for the Irish Times newspaper, as well as arts and culture features, interviews, and news and analysis from the US. She’s also a beloved local personality (her words).