Bill Thomasson helps biomedical researchers write their journal articles and grant applications, but that doesn’t begin to capture his broad interest in all aspects of science and what the future may bring. What technologies are going to drive the next 40-year long-wave economic cycle? What social and political changes will that bring? Is an interstellar government conceivable in a slower-than-light universe? He has been reading SF since the first appearance of Rocket Ship Galileo but didn’t discover cons until 1980. It took him another decade to discover just how much fun it was being on panels. When not working or reading SF, Bill serves as volunteer Treasurer for Chicago’s annual Disability Pride Parade (he has been legally blind since 2000) and has worked Accessibility Services for every WorldCon since 2011.