Mike Willmoth

Participates in 2 items
Mike Willmoth has been a science fiction fan since an early age. After starting out reading comic books he moved on to Tom Swift Jr, then EE “Doc” Smith, Asimov, Clarke & Heinlein. He is also a fan of fantasy, particularly of Tolkien and Brooks. Besides literature Mike enjoyed Lost In Space growing up and, of course, Star Trek and all of its incarnations. He’s been to opening day, usually the opening showing, for every Star Wars movie since the beginning. With the popularity of sf/f on television his favorites are Babylon 5, Farscape, Firefly, Stargate: SG1, Stargate: Atlantis and such recent shows as Eureka and The Event.

Mike’s fannish career started when his friend from work, Jean Goddin, asked him to meet her at LepreCon 13, the local art sf/f convention in Phoenix, in 1987. From friend to girlfriend to wife, Jean and Mike entered fandom with CactusCon (NASFiC 1987 in Phoenix, AZ) with Jean Committee for Computer Game Room and Mike as Senior Staff. Mike went on to run a few computer rooms himself, then programming for LepreCons and CopperCons and Westercon 45 before becoming Online Liaison with the advent of the internet. Most recently he has been Hotel Liaison for many of the Phoenix conventions since 2002 and was Chair for World Horror Con 2004, World Fantasy Con 2004 and Westercon 62 in 2009, all in the Phoenix area. He also got involved with Worldcon (World Science Fiction Convention) in 1998 (Baltimore, MD) as Shift Supervisor in Programming, on programming in 1999 (Melbourne, Australia), Science Program Liaison in 2002 (San Jose, CA), Science Team Leader in 2003 (Toronto, ON), Science Program Liaison in 2006 (Anaheim, CA) and in 2012 (Chicago, IL). He’s been the ASFA/Worldcon Liaison in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Mike has attended Worldcon annually since 1988 (New Orleans, LA). He was the Programming & Events Division Head for ReConstruction (NASFiC 2010 in Raleigh, NC), Vice Chair for Sasquan (Worldcon 73 in 2015 in Spokane, WA) and Facilities Deputy Division Head for Worldcon 76 (San Jose, CA).

Mike was Chairman of the Board of Leprecon Inc for 15 years, past President and past Mountain & Central Regions Director of ASFA Inc (Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists), is a board member of the World Horror Society and World Fantasy Convention. Besides conventions his hobbies include traveling, ham radio, scuba diving, and reading. He is self-employed as a computer consultant, travel agent and runs the family business. He lives in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife, Jean, and a couple of cats.

Sessions in which Mike Willmoth participates

Friday August 17, 2018

1:00 PM
1:00 PM

Saturday August 18, 2018

1:00 PM