John Sapienza

John T. Sapienza, Jr., loves music and photography as well as SF, fantasy, and naval historical fiction.  He has sung in the chorus at school and in Summer Gilbert & Sullivan productions.  He has a very large classical CD collection, and has subscribed to the Washington National Opera for over 30 years.

John has worked on Worldcons and regional conventions at staff and committee level since ConStellation (1983).  He worked on the bids for a prospective 1992 D.C. Worldcon (Magicon won), Bucconeer (1998), and Nippon (2007).  John was active in rolegaming fanzines in the 1970s and 1980s and was a contributing editor for Chaosium’s prozine, Different Worlds.

John worked as a tax lawyer until he retired in 2006.  He is married to Peggy Rae Sapienza, and thanks to their two children they have eight grandchildren.

Thu1300ExomusicologyScience fiction has been creating alien cultures for decades, but we rarely think about alien music. Where are there descriptions of alien music in the genre? What might truly alien music sound like? Would we like it? Would we even recognize it?Dave HOWELL, John T. SAPIENZA,Jr, Peter HECK