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WorldCon Adds An NPR SF Geek To It's Guestlist

Funny, we were listening to Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me when I saw this press release on Facebook. Yeah, we're multi-tasking multi-media moguls around here. (grin)
Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), is delighted to announce Peter Sagal, the host of National Public Radio's irreverent weekly news quiz "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me," as a Special Guest. Sagal, who has often identified himself on the radio as a science fiction fan, will impart an additional dose of Chicago into Chicon 7 with his knowledge, humor, and skills.

Peter Sagal attended Noreascon 3 (the 1989 Worldcon), where he got to meet some of his literary heroes, including Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl. In January 1998, he made his debut on "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me" as a panelist before becoming host of the show in May of that year. Sagal published his first book, The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How to Do Them in 2007. He also recorded the narration for a self-guided walking tour of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.

Speaking of Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me

They mentioned that you are supposed to be able to order off-menu items at McDonald's, including the Land-Sea-Air Burger -- which has a beef patty, fish patty and piece of chicken on one bun. Oddly, Mrs. Dr. Phil and I would try that once... Anyone want to try ordering this and let me know?

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Tags: chicago, fastfood, npr, worldcon

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