Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The second guest of honor has been named to the upcoming Anthrocon convention in Pittsburgh, June 24-27. He's definitely a kindred spirit, and so are our sidekicks.
Jim Martin, puppet performer and builder, television director, writer and producer is very pleased to be asked to participate in 2010 Anthrocon. Jim's love for puppets began in a classroom a long time ago in second grade and continues today where he works mainly in television. His career spans many Children's TV shows from local shows in Pittsburgh to national shows like The Great Space Coaster (Gary Gnu, Baffle, M.T. Promises), The Puzzle Place (Ben and Blue Piece Police), and Bear In The Big Blue House. He is a five-time Emmy Award winning director for Sesame Street and was nominated last year as a producer and director for The Disney Channel's Johnny And The Sprites. Jim has traveled to Germany, Indonesia and Turkey to teach and audition puppeteers for Sesame Workshop.
More at Anthrocon's website
More about Jim Martin at his website, with a photo gallery of his puppets.