(February 4, 1968 –)
David Speakman, a Bay Area fan, is a member of the Bay Area Science Fiction Association.
He was a longtime member of the N3F, President 2013–2014, and editor of the club's fanzines. He served as Chair of the club's Directorate and on several of the club's Bureaus and was awarded a rare Life Membership. In 2021, after nearly 40 years of membership, he cut ties with the club as a result of the Alt-Right Recruiting Controversy.
Speakman studied journalism at Ball State University in Indiana and law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose, California. In his mundane life, as of 2015, he works in Silicon Valley startups and law as a second career. Previously he worked professionally in news and financial media for 20 years, including a stints at ABC, NBC and NPR news stations in Indiana and California, at several newspapers, and at Red Herring magazine as an editor of emerging media and telecommunications and finance.
Speakman has been active in the Dragon*Con American Science Fiction and Fantasy Media track since 2001, at various newspapers, and most-recently moderated the 2013 celebrity panel for the TV series Arrow.
- The National Fantasy Fan (ed. 2012 - 2014)
- Tightbeam (ed. 2012 - 2015)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 2004 -- Franson Award
- 2014 -- Kaymar Award
- 2015 -- Franson Award
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