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Tom Merritt

Journalist / Podcast Host
Los Angeles, CA USA

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See also: Subbrilliant Corporation

Tom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, and book club with Veronica Belmont. He also hosts Daily Tech News Show, covering the most important tech issues of the day with the smartest minds in technology.

Tom and Scott Johnson cover the best of the geek world in a weekly show called Current Geek. With Brian Brushwood Tom hosts Cordkillers, bringing people the news they need to watch the TV shows and movies they want when they want and how they want them. He also hosts Five Apps for Tech Republic. All his shows are listed on the subscription page.

From 2010 until 2013, Tom hosted the award-winning Tech News Today and weekly cord-cutting show Frame Rate on the TWiT network. He created, developed and produced both shows.

From 2004 until 2010 Tom was executive editor for CNET TV at He hosted the daily Buzz Out Loud podcast and a weekly how-to show called The Real Deal. In addition, Tom hosted regular segments on CNET TV like Top 5, How-to, Hacks, and more.

Tom served as executive producer for TechTV's website until 2004. He started at ZDTV as Producer of The Screen Savers website in 1999.

Tom has run since 1996. It is a collection of Web experiments including SuBBrilliant News, a parody news blog, and the East Meets West podcast which features Roger Chang.

You'll also find Tom as a guest or interviewed as an expert on many TV, radio and Internet shows like ABC's Good Morning America, CBS Radio, NPR, This Week in Tech, The Phileas Club and more.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Dragon*Con 2009 - September 4-7 in Atlanta, GA
   Dragon*Con 2010 - September 3-6 in Atlanta, GA
   Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA
   Dragon*Con 2012 - August 31 - September 3 in Atlanta, GA
   BayCon 2013 - May 24-27 in Santa Clara, CA
   Nerdtacular 2013 - July 5-6 in Snowbird, UT
   Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2 in Atlanta, GA
   BayCon 2014 - May 23-26 in Santa Clara, CA
   Nerdtacular 2014 - July 4-5 in Snowbird, UT
   Dragon Con 2014 - August 29 - September 1 in Atlanta, GA
   Nerdtacular 2015 - July 30 - August 1 in Snowbird, UT
   Dragon Con 2015 - September 4-7 in Atlanta, GA
   BayCon 2017 - May 26-29 in San Mateo, CA
   Nerdtacular 2017 - June 29 - July 1 in Snowbird, UT
14 guest appearances

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