David G. Shaw has been a member of the program committee for twenty consecutive Readercons—a level of activity that made him a World Fantasy Award finalist (SpecialAward-Non-Professional) in 2009. In his non-Readercon life, he has managed to change careers from research biochemist to chief operating officer of Blopboard (blopboard.com), a social polling and opinion site that emphasizes data visualization. Somehow he found the time to marry She Who Must Be Obeyed (B. Diane Martin) and have a son, He Who Will Not Be Ignored (Miles). His scientific research has been published in various academic journals, while his articles about interactive gaming have appeared in The Whole Earth Review and the proceedings of the Computer Game Developer's Conference. In his spare time he cooks and blogs (blog.belm.com) about cooking. He lives and works in Somerville, MA.