Libertarian Futurist Society
|Board of Directors||Officers|
Steve Gaalema (2014)
Michael Grossberg (2014)
Chris Hibbert (2015)
Joseph Martino (2015)
Anders Monsen (2014)
Charles Morrison (2016)
Bill Stoddard (2016)
Amy Sturgis (2015)
Rick Triplett (2016)
Bill Stoddard-Board President
Charles Morrison-Vice President
Programming--Fran Van Cleave
Best Novel Awards--Michael Grossberg
Hall of Fame Awards--Bill Stoddard
Newsletter Editor: Anders Monsen
Webmaster: Chris Hibbert
MICHAEL GROSSBERG --Michael Grossberg is an arts reporter and the chief theater critic for "The Dispatch" in Columbus, Ohio. Grossberg is founder and a past board president of the Libertarian Futurist Society, which sponsors the Prometheus Awards for outstanding libertarian science fiction. He also founded the Free Press Association, which sponsored for 15 years the Mencken Awards for outstanding libertarian journalism.
He has served as vice chairman of the American Theatre Critics Association, the only organization representing the nation's theater critics. For four years, he coordinated ATCA's annual Tony award recommendation of a regional theater to the League of American Theatres and Producers, which cosponsors the Tony awards.
He is a former chairman of the LP National Platform Committee; and a former chair of the Texas LP. During his four stints on the LP National Platform Committee, he contributed more than a dozen planks to the Libertarian national platform-- including the Freedom of Communication and Monopoly planks.
Listed in Who's Who in America since 1993, Grossberg has contributed to more than 10 books, including an afterword to J. Neil Schulman's novel "The Rainbow Cadenza" and annual critical essays to The Best Plays Theatre Yearbook, the leading theater reference work. He is a monthly columnist for Back Stage, the national performing arts weekly. He also has written for Reason, Liberty, Libertarian Review, Critics Quarterly, Indianapolis News, and the New York Times Special Syndicate. He has been seen on ABC World News Tonight, C-Span, England's BBC and Europe's Sky Channel TV and heard as a regular radio commentator on an Ohio radio station.
CHRIS HIBBERT --Chris Hibbert has lived all over: Oregon, California, Japan, Virginia (suburbs of DC), and Boston, before moving to the San Francisco Bay area where he has lived since 1984. He helped start a software company in 1994 that outlasted the dot-com bust by a few years. He has worked as a project manager and software architect and is currently doing free-lance consulting and working on an open source project. Chris has been a libertarian since he read Rand's "The Virtue of Selfishness" before going to college. He has been active on privacy issues, writing an FAQ on Social Security Numbers and another on avoiding (paper) Junk Mail. (Look for them at cpsr.org.) He also served on CPSR's Executive Committee. Chris is a rock climber and is playing ice hockey again after a hiatus of nearly 20 years.
JOSEPH MARTINO -- Joseph P. Martino is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America since the 1960s, has written for Reason, Analog, Worlds of If, and Galaxy magazines. He is the author of "Science Funding: Politics and Porkbarrel", which presents the case for eliminating government funding of scientific research, and an Associate Member of First Fandom, having been an active fan for over 50 years. He is an LFS Sponsor and member of the Board of Directors.
FRED C. MOULTON -- Moulton is a member of the LFS Board of Directors. Besides Science Fiction, he is interested in computer privacy and security, freedom of speech, individualist Anarchist and Atheist philosophy and history as well as business, economics, nanotechnology etc. In addition to the LFS, he is involved to varying degrees with Alcor, Foresight Institute, Extropy Institute, Resources for Independent Thinking and Association of Libertarian Feminists. Based in Silicon Valley, Moulton left Sun Microsystems after 13 years and is involved with a variety of internet and technology ventures.
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