Tom Schaad - producer and on-air host
says that he spent 20 years in the US Coast
Guard, but that he got better. He is a long
time science fiction reader and fan who
has been active in running conventions for
many years. He has a special interest in
Favorites: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Robert Heinlein
Mike Zipser - producer and on-air host
When he was in the sixth grade, a friend named Jerome showed Mike his first science fiction book. He#39;s been reading science fiction almost exclusively ever since. Much later he and his lovely and pedantic wife (She Who Must Be Consulted) discovered fandom. Together they have worked on or run convention Art Shows and Programming for more years than they care to think about. When not reading Mike watches a whole lot of TV and horror films, plays RPGs, and even finds time to work for a cellular phone company.
Kathi Overton - associate producer
Kathi is a lifelong media science fiction and horror fan who has actually learned to read, as well as watch teevee. She volunteers at conventions, puts together a Halloween "haunted house" for the neighborhood kids, and ekes out a living in the dark underbelly of the film & video industry. She currently spends most of her time catering to the whims of several oversized cats who consent to share a house with her and her husband.
Colleen Cahill - book reviewer
Colleen was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania by parents who were both voracious readers. Not surprisingly, she has a library science degree and practices this art in her day job at the Library of Congress, where among her other duties she is the Recommending Officer for Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her goal is to read as much science fiction and fantasy as possible and share the cream of the crop with Fast Forward viewers.
Motto: Librarian by profession, reviewer by avocation, reader by addiction
Marianne Petrino - anime reviewer
Marianne is a member of anime first fandom having watched Astroboy in its original incarnation in 1963. She carries no special credentials as an anime reviewer other than an enthusiasm for the genre. However, she is revered for her questionable Thundercat fan fiction (visit the website at thunderanweavings.net) and superior gardening skills.
John Pomeranz - special reports
In his misspent youth, John was the on-camera host for Fast Forward. He got demoted to handling special reports when he complained that he wanted to have a life rather than spend all his spare time prepping for interviews. He now spends his spare time prepping for and hosting hoax bid parties at science fiction conventions.
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