Sunday, March 18, 2012

Chicon 7 Announces NPR's Peter Sagal as Special Guest

Via press release

Peter Sagal (Photo courtesy of NPR)
Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), is delighted to announce Peter Sagal, the host of National Public Radio's irreverent weekly news quiz "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me," as a Special Guest. Sagal, who has often identified himself on the radio as a science fiction fan, will impart an additional dose of Chicago into Chicon 7 with his knowledge, humor, and skills.

Peter Sagal attended Noreascon 3 (the 1989 Worldcon), where he got to meet some of his literary heroes, including Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl. In January 1998, he made his debut on "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me" as a panelist before becoming host of the show in May of that year. Sagal published his first book, "The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How to Do Them" in 2007. He also recorded the narration for a self-guided walking tour of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.

On Saturday, March 17, Peter Sagal will be Toastmaster at “An Evening to Honor Gene Wolfe,” where supporters of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame and members of Chicago's literary and arts communities will gather to present leading science fiction and fantasy writer Gene Wolfe with the first Fuller Award, acknowledging an outstanding lifetime contribution to literature.

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