David G. Shaw has been a member of the Program Committee for most of the Readercons—a level of activity that made him a World Fantasy Award finalist (Special Award—Non-Professional) in 2009. In his non-Readercon life, he has managed to change careers from research biochemist to data scientist. 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 very occasional music criticism appears on Toppermost (toppermost.co.uk). In his spare time he cooks and blogs about cooking (blog.belm.com). He lives and works in Somerville, MA.