Shappy Seasholtz was the surly barkeep at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC for its first eight years and slam-master & host of their weekly poetry slam, NYC-Urbana. He has toured with Lollapalooza, was featured on season three of HBO'S Def Poetry and has been running the National Nerd Slam for over a decade. He has a book with PENMANSHIP BOOKS called SPOKEN NERD REVOLUTION that covers over 20 years of Shap's slam poetry career. He blogs at http://drycoolplace.blogspot.com and is currently working on his memoirs about growing up in Kettering, Ohio. He collects old Gold Key & Dell comic books and View-Master reels and watches old Hanna-Barbera cartoons until his girlfriend yells at him to come to bed. He recently moved to Austin, TX to help The Secret Nerd Cabal take over the internet.