Kevin Roche

[past] Chair, Worldcon 76
Participates in 10 items
Kevin Roche, the chair of Worldcon 76, has been making costumes since he was 8. In his secret identity at IBM Research Almaden, he wrangles giant robot vacuum chambers and electrons, and as an IBM Q Ambassador, explains the weird world of quantum computers to audiences around the world.

Kevin and his husband Andy Trembley set out in 2002 to bring Costume-Con back to California, and ~900 costumers showed up. They threw an olive tasting/bid hoax party at Westercon, and ended up co-chairing Westercon 66 for nearly 800 people in Sacramento. Andy chaired the successful SJ in 2018 bid; and now Kevin is now the Chair of the 2018 Worldcon.

He created Thinbot, a barbot that won gold at Robogames 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, and often serves visitors to their parties at cons, and for the Worldcon bid, Kevin created the SJ Galactic LIght Tower, a 32’ tall copy of the historic San Jose Electric light tower, including 3000 animated LEDs. It won the gold medal for Static Art Bots at the 2018 Robogames, and is standing at the center of the Worldcon 76 Exhibit Hall.

Sessions in which Kevin Roche participates

Thursday August 16, 2018

5:00 PM
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Friday August 17, 2018

4:00 PM
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Saturday August 18, 2018

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5:00 PM
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Sunday August 19, 2018

12:00 PM
12:00 PM
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Monday August 20, 2018

1:00 PM
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4:30 PM
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