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Samuel Conway is a chemist who holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth and works in a laboratory in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.  He is also the chairman of Anthrocon, the world's largest Furry convention, held annually in Pittsburgh, PA.  Known as "Uncle Kage" to his fans, he is an experienced raconteur who has performed on stage all around the country and even in such far-flung places as Germany, Australia, England and even the Czech Republic.  He has been called by some an unofficial spokesperson for the Furry fandom since he has dedicated a good deal of time and energy to dispelling the myths and misconceptions surrounding the world of anthropomorphics.  In what spare time he can find he likes to write and has published a number of stories in small-press titles, although he did break into the Big World in 1999 when his story "Tweaked in the Head" was included in "Flights of Fantasy," an anthology of bird-related SF tales assembled by Mercedes Lackey.  He has since published stories in Ms. Lackey’s 2012 "Elemental Magic" and 2013 “Elementary” anthologies, and in Fred Patten’s “The Furry Future.”  His favorite convention activity is meeting with friends in the bar, and if you're inclined to ask, he has a preference for semi-dry Rieslings (Germany's Mosel Valley or Washington's Columbia Valley, neither older than 3 years) although he'll always settle for a nice cheap white zinfandel out of a box with a plastic spigot on the bottom.