Archive: 8Pi-Con Filk Guest of Honor: Dave Weingart

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Photo of Dave Weingart with guitar

David Weingart has been involved in science fiction fandom for his entire adult life (for very limited values of “adult”). He’s been on stage at Worldcon dressed up as a giant beet, helped run a consuite before he even knew enough to say “no”, run gaming scenarios and been known to filk at every convention he’s ever been to since 1980. Only once has he introduced himself on a panel by saying, “I don’t know why I’m on this panel.” At filk conventions you can often find him standing behind the soundboard.

In the mundane world, he runs, hikes and travels an awful lot for his job. He speaks enough French and German to be dangerous and has a fondness for Islay malts.