John J. Ordover

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John J. Ordover is the founder and CEO of JJO Marketing, a digital art gallery owner, and previously edited Pocket Books overseeing the Star Trek franchise licensed novels.

Literary work[edit]

Star Trek: New Frontier[edit]

Ordover is the co-creator of such spin-off series as Star Trek: New Frontier (with writer Peter David), Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers and Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon (both with Keith R.A. DeCandido), Star Trek: Stargazer (with Michael Jan Friedman), and Star Trek: Challenger (with Diane Carey).

According to Peter David, the basic concept for New Frontier was Ordover's, as was the notion of using several already existing characters, with David having fleshed out the concept and created the original characters.[1]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine[edit]

Ordover and David Mack wrote the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Starship Down". Both have story credits on "It's Only a Paper Moon", which was written as a teleplay by Ronald D. Moore.


Ordover edited BACONTHOLOGY: The Sweet and Savory Science Fiction Anthology featuring "baconized" stories by bestselling award-winning authors donating work supporting Ordover's charity work.[2][3][4] The cover listed authors are:

Greg Cox
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Lucienne Diver
Steve Fahnestalk
Rich Handley[5]
Carlos Hernandez
Kij Johnson
Amanda Jette Knox
Annie Reed
Mike Resnick[6]
Brad R. Torgersen

SoHo Gallery for Digital Art[edit]

Ordover owns the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art at 138 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012 on property once owned by his father Jerald Ordover, a noted art lawyer. The gallery uses digital screens to provide digital artists with a place to display their work and create illusory spaces within the gallery.

Charity work[edit]

Ordover produces bacon themed charity events benefiting autistic children[7][8][9] at his gallery.


Bacon-Palooza was held October 15–17, 2010.[7][8]

Bacon-Palooza II[edit]

Bacon-Palooza II was held March 1–3, 2013.[10][11][12][13] BACONTHOLOGY: The Sweet and Savory Science Fiction Anthology was the official event program book.[3][14]

Personal life[edit]

Ordover is also an active nudist, the founder of Clothing Optional Dinners, a dining club in New York City for nudists.[15] On July 11, 2007, Ordover launched a nude dinner cruise from Sheepshead Bay, New York.[16]

Ordover created a web site in September 2007 as a hoax to bring attention to the discrepancy between age of consent laws and marriage law.[17]



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