Tom Smith

Fan, and filk singer-songwriter from Ann Arbor, MI, who got his start in the filk music community in 1985. He is a fourteen-time winner of the Pegasus Award for excellence in filking, including awards for his "A Boy and His Frog," "307 Ale," and "The Return of the King (Uh-huh)".

His nickname, "The World's Fastest Filker", comes from numerous instances of "instafilk", i.e., quickly-written or improvised songs. He has improvised entire concert sets, and his album Badgers and Gophers and Squirrels Oh My: The 24-Hour Project, inspired by Scott McCloud's 24-Hour Comics Day, features seventeen songs written in twenty-four hours. In May 2006, he released the album The Last Hero On Earth, a comic opera which has twenty songs, all written in one day, to the same plot.

Smith was Guest of Honor at Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon.

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