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Jonathan Coulton


Singer / Songwriter
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Biography:
Jonathan Coulton grew up in Colchester CT, a town whose motto is "Where tradition meets tomorrow." He played snare drum in the high school marching band, which was fun, but did not attract any girls (even when he played his tender snare drum arrangement of "You've Got a Friend"). Jonathan switched to guitar and wrote a series of sweet and sad songs about being a teenager and having a vague feeling of overwhelming sadness and sweetness. This worked only marginally better.

Jonathan studied music in college, and sang with an a cappella group called the Spizzwinks, and another one called the Whiffenpoofs. He spent a lot of time on stage in white tie and tails, showing his "jazz hands" only when absolutely necessary.

Jonathan used to write software, but he quit the day job in order to pursue...other things...or something. He is the musical director for Little Gray Books created and hosted by friend John Hodgman, and he is the Contributing Troubadour for Popular Science Magazine (for whom he does a weekly interview podcast).

Jonathan's most recent project was called Thing a Week, in which he produced a new song every week and released it for free as a podcast for an entire year. All of these songs are now available on four CDs in their original order (and state of completion), but you can also buy them from his online store, or from iTunes.

   

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
2008
   Penny Arcade Expo 2008 - August 29-31 in Seattle, WA
2009
   Penny Arcade Expo 2009 - September 4-6 in Seattle, WA
2010
   Ohayocon 2010 - January 29-31 in Columbus, OH
   PAX East 2010 - March 26-28 in Boston, MA
   PAX Prime 2010 - September 3-5 in Seattle, WA
2011
   JoCo Cruise Crazy 2011 - January 1-8 in Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
   PAX East 2011 - March 11-13 in Boston, MA
   Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA
2012
   JoCo Cruise Crazy 2012 - February 16-26 in Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
   PAX East 2012 - April 6-8 in Boston, MA
2013
   JoCo Cruise Crazy 2013 - February 10-17 in Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
   Nekocon 2013 - November 1-3 in Hampton, VA
2014
   JoCo Cruise Crazy 2014 - February 23 - March 1 in Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
   New York Comic Con 2014 - October 9-12 in New York, NY
2015
   JoCo Cruise Crazy 2015 - January 31 - February 8 in Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2016
   JoCo Cruise 2016 - February 21-28 in Port Canaveral, FL
   Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2016 - March 18-20 in Chicago, IL
   Dragon Con 2016 - September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA
2017
   JoCo Cruise 2017 - March 4-11 in Departing from San Diego, CA
19 guest appearances

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