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Saturday, October 5 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Live Podcast: Caustic Soda; with John Kovalic & Mur Lafferty

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Caustic Soda is a weekly podcast about science, horrible news and humor hosted by Toren Atkinson, Kevin Leeson and Joe Fulgham. Each episode of Caustic Soda takes a gruesome, gory or otherwise horrible topic, such as shark attacks, parasites and radiation, and breaks it down into an easily-digestible bubbling paste of funny! The hosts discuss the topic's origins, recent news and pop culture.

It's hard science by soft people!

Guests
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Toren Atkinson

Lead singer for the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired rock band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, co-author and illustrator for the award-winning roleplaying game Spaceship Zero, illustrator for games like Call of Cthulhu and Dungeons & Dragons and has published comics in various anthologies. As an actor he's appeared in Stargate: Atlantis and provided voices for video games like Sword of the Stars and Fort Zombie. He worked on Teletoon's Rocket... Read More →
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Joe Fulgham

Joe Fulgham is a 12th level Skeptic/8th Level Rogue, and a host of the Caustic Soda podcast where he discusses the science, history, and pop culture of weird and gross topics. He steganographically encodes a complete personality backup in every podcast, assuring his eternal life. Joe is an active member of the Vancouver Skeptic community and enjoys making fun of people who believe improbable things, such as people being able to steganographically... Read More →
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John Kovalic

John is the VCON 38 Artist Guest of Honour. Well known for his web comic Dork Tower, his art is also prominantly found gracing the boxes, cards and game pieces of many games produced by Steve Jackson Games.  
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Mur Lafferty

Mur is a VCON 38 Author Guest of Honour. In addition to writing she is a podcaster and voice actor. She is the recipient of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre.
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Kevin Leeson

Kevin Leeson is a Producer, Screenwriter, and Story Editor in the film and television industry. As well, he co-hosts the comedy-science podcast CAUSTIC SODA (www.causticsodapodcast.com).
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Mike Leeson

Web Producer and audio engineer of the Caustic Soda Podcast.


Saturday October 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 01: Large Programming (Sea Island Ballroom A) Main Floor

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