The man who describes himself as a “Singer, dreamer, punster, flirt, and generally one of the most manic people in the history of SF Fandom” is coming to PenguiCon! And he's going to practice his filking at Warp Speed wiles on all of us. Its rumored that Tom can't spend more than ten minutes in one place without a new song popping out of him - on almost any topic you can imagine. Tom has also been compared (by Larry Niven) to Tom Lehrer, hopefully for the political and humor content of his songwriting, and not for his piano playing!
Tom is also a favorite of the OhioValleyFilkFest, being a three time songwriting contest winner, and a TEN time Pegasus Award winner for Excellence in Filking! He also bears some responsibility for the “Best Song TomSmith Never Wrote” OVFF themed songwriting competition, which should probably be looked into.
Tom has had two songs appear on Dr. Demento's “Funny Five” (the top 5 requested songs of the week), “Domino Death” and “Five Years”.