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Sam Scheiner

Sam Scheiner is a long-time fan and scientist. He grew up in the Pittsburgh area and got involved in fandom during college, in Chicago during the school year while attending the University of Chicago and in Pittsburgh during the summers. His scientific areas of expertise are ecology and evolution, and has published 7 books and over 60 scientific papers. He has also co-authored a book with SF author Phyllis Eisenstein on arthritis. For the past 10 years he has worked at the National Science Foundation giving away money.

Sam has been active in fandom since college. At UC he reincarnated the science fiction club. He met his wife at Windycon in Chicago, and his daughter attended her first con at the age of 4 weeks, sleeping underneath a huckster table. Currently he is involved in the Washington Science Fiction Association and is a past chair of the local convention Capclave.

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