Chicago-area fan Bill Higgins (more formally, William Skeffington Higgins) is a leading light of Midwest fandom, where his always-smiling face with its chinstrap beard is a frequent sight at cons, typically surrounded by a bevy of friends and acquaintances. He commonly uses Beam Jockey as an online sobriquet.
A radiation safety physicist by profession, with a long career at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Higgins frequently speaks on science-track panels at cons. He is an occasional fanwriter and fanhistorian and can sometimes be found playing the baritone ukelele at filksings.
He belongs to General Technics and was a regular at Thursday. Higgins contributes to Live Journal with "Eponymously Yours, W. Skeffington Higgins," (http://beamjockey.livejournal.com/), where he often posts on fannish topics.
- 1980 — Whatcon II (Toastmaster)
- 1987 — Conquistador IV
- 1990 — Millenicon -11
- 1990 — Conclave 15
- 1993 — Windycon XX
- 1993 — Duckon 2
- 1996 — Nanocon 8
- 1998 — Congenial (Wisconsin) 9
- 1990 — Capricon 10
- 2007 — Moonbase Confusion
- 2013 — Duckon 22
- 2014 — Boskone 51
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