Dr. Robert E. Hampson (aka "Tedd Roberts," aka Speaker to Lab Animals) claims he was born to wonderful parents, grew up in Texas, attended university then went on to grad school. He is a Professor at a medical school where his research focuses on the hippocampus and memory. While his history since he entered university was confirmed, there have been some suspicions about his origins before that. Rather, it is suspected that he was genetically created in a growth vat and raised by hyper-intelligent rats to study and understand the human brain with an eye towards world domination.
"Speaker" is known for his eagerness to educate others. For example: hosting educational Scotch tastings at conventions, consulting for numerous authors on matters pharmaceutical, biological, and neurological; and writing nonfiction essays (as Tedd Roberts and now under his own name; found at WWW.BAEN.COM - Free Library, Nonfiction 2012- 2018) on matters of science in science fiction. He educates others through convention appearances, his previously mentioned essays and blog. Among all of these endeavors he has also mentored numerous young minds through his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America and by offering advice to up and coming researchers and grad students.
Dr. Hampson is also known for his research, and due to this, is suspected to be one of the most likely causes of any future zombie apocalypse ... whether it would be because of a lab "accident" or because his curiosity on its effectiveness, is still hotly debated. Simultaneously, his professional alter ego has been considered to be one of the most likely to find a cure for any zombie apocalypse, although some suspect he already has one waiting "just in case." In either (or both) cases it is suspected that Speaker will also be available to provide expert commentary.
Known for his high level of involvement in many activities, some suspect that Speaker has either cloned himself, or developed a treatment allowing him to no longer require sleep. Unhappy with his low level of productiveness (compared to the other personalities, not normal humans) he recently started writing short stories and YA novels. Amongst his three busy lives he found time to marry and help raise two sons, study Krav Maga & Pekiti Tiersia Kali, play trombone in a brass octet, and be an active member of his church.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Robert E. Hampson
Name of Event
Black Tide Rising Roundtable
Come join John Ringo and his motley crew of authors for their roundtable on the Black Tide Rising anthology. Will be followed by a mass autograph session. Gary Poole, Mod.
What will humans become as we begin to develop an interplanetary and interstellar society? Join Editors Les Johnson and Rob Hampson and their contributing authors to the upcoming fiction/nonfiction anthology "Homo Stellaris" for a discussion of potential changes to human society, psychology, biology and genetics in support of interstellar exploration and colonization.
Dr. Robert Hampson will moderate this roundtable discussion of doctors, trainers and family members discussing effects and stories of their loved ones, patients, co-workers, and team-mates who have suffered from TBI and/or PTSD. Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress affect more than just the military, athletes and accident victims who receive the injury; they also affect those people closest to the them.
Dr. Robert E. Hampson, Mod. From genetic engineering to brain-machine interfaces, science and medicine are working hard to create better humans. What is the current state of bioengineering, regenerative medicine, cybernetics and “bionics”? Can there – or *will* there – be such a thing as The Singularity where humans are no longer recognizable as such?
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.