Chris M. Barkley attended his first sf convention, Midwestcon 27, in 1976. Since then he has been a radio talk show host,
a movie and television critic, a fan writer (for Challenger and currently as a regular columnist for File 770), a
convention chair (Cinclave), a professional bookseller (for Joseph Beth Booksellers and online) and a fan activist (having
help create or co-sponsor many of the Hugo Award category changes since 2000). A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he is a avid
reader and book collector and a rabid fan of baseball, international football, golf (on television) and curling.