The Wombat, aka jan howard finder, has been reading SF for more than 60 years & active in SF circles for more than 35. He chaired 7 events. His next event is The 3rd Conference On Middle-Earth, Part 2; www.3rdcome.org . He has been a GoH at a number of cons including CONFRANCISCO, the 1993 Worldcon. He participates in, judged & MC's masquerades, a superb auctioneer & gives the best backrubs. He has been published & has published. He has diverse interests, a budding film career, visited Middle-earth & saving the world with SUTs. He is a neat guy & enjoys driving his Vette: Red Shift. Buy him a Pepsi!