Sumiko and Scott Saulson

Photos are from Julie Reed's collection

Sumiko and Julie
Julie Reed and Sumiko Saulson
Scott and Julie
Scott Saulson and Julie Reed
Julie Sumiko Robert
Julie Reed, Sumiko Saulson, and Robert Bunch

Sumiko Saulson: was the publisher and primary author of a Hawaii zine called "Sects-Kit-10" which reviewed bands and records as well as doing scene reports. It existed from 1984 to 1986. She founded the band "Poetic Justice" with Ron Ackerman, writing songs with him and playing gigs form 1985-86, and the band moved to San Francisco where they were active for a while. She also has a book of spoken poetry in Hawaii called The Coffee Files.

It was Sumiko, along with Mike McElhaney, who convinced the owners of the "Soda Pop" club to make it all ages, opening a whole world of under age debauchery and sin. "We kept sneaking in there with fake IDs and since there were no other customers, he came up to us one day and said he knew we were minors but the DJ liked our requests and if we could talk our friends into coming there,he'd turn it into an all ages club."

Sumiko is a published science-fiction, horror, and fantasy author. From her bio: She was the 2016 recipient of the Horror Writer Association's "Scholarship from Hell." She is best known for her non-fiction reference guide "60 Black Women in Horror Fiction." Her novels include "Solitude"," The Moon Cried Blood, "Happiness and Other Diseases", "Somnalia", "Insatiable" and the Amazon bestselling horror comedy “Warmth." She has written several short stories for collections and anthologies, including the Carry the Light award winning science-fiction story "Agrippa." She writes for the Oakland Art Scene for the, SEARCH Magazine and horror blogs and, which featured a 2013 Women in Horror Month interview series. The child of African American and Russian-Jewish American parents, she is a native Californian who grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii. She is an Oakland resident who has spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Scott Saulson:
Scott was in the scene since the early 80s and helped with the construction of the Pink Cadilac club. He is a member of Stagefright, who have performed fundraisers  for Food Not Bombs and for organizations for protecting battered women and serving the homeless. Stagefright has opened for MDC at Soupstock, and Rage Against The Machine at National Homeless Day/Dome Village.