Apr 05 – 08
Hot Springs, AR
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First Artists

14 artists and more to come...

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Dylan Thuras & Joshua Foer

Atlas Obscura's Co-founders
Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders and New York Times bestselling kids book An Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid. Dylan is also the host of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, as well as working as a host for the NY Times and correspondent NPR.
Joshua Foer is the co-founder and chairman of Atlas Obscura, and author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.
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Summer Ash

Rocket Scientist & astronomer
Summer Ash has been both a rocket scientist and a radio astronomer, and she is now harnessing her powers for science communication to bring the universe down to earth and help those who want to reach for the stars. She is currently the STEAM Education Manager at the Very Large Array (VLA) for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, New Mexico as well as a public speaker and freelance science writer and communicator. She loves Jupiter, Orion, and supermassive black holes.
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Rebecca Boyle

Science Journalist, Author & Atlas Obscura's Astronomer in Residence
As a journalist, Rebecca Boyle has reported from particle accelerators, genetic sequencing labs, bat caves, the middle of a lake, the tops of mountains, and the retractable domes of some of Earth’s largest telescopes. Her first book, OUR MOON: How Earth’s Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet, Guided Evolution, and Made Us Who We Are (Random House, 2024) is a new history of humanity’s relationship with the Moon, which Rebecca has not yet visited on assignment.
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John Bucher

mythologist, storyteller, and writer
John Bucher is a mythologist, storyteller, and writer based out of Hollywood, California. He serves as Executive Director for the Joseph Campbell Foundation and is an author, podcaster, and speaker.
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LD Deutsch

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LD Deutsch is a writer based in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on time, consciousness, technology, mythology and the natures and narratives of reality. She received her MA in Religious Studies from UC Santa Barbara, where she concentrated on the contested territories between scientific and religious thinking (most particularly the science of consciousness and the perplexing space that lies between physical-scientific models of time and the human experience of time’s linear flow). Her works have been published by Sacred Bones Books, Anthology Books, Nautilus, Cixous72 and Mundus Press.
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Dr. Kelly Reidy

storyteller, performer, and rogue physicist
Dr. Kelly Reidy is a storyteller, performer, and rogue physicist currently based in Chapel Hill, NC. She teaches Science & Storytelling at Pratt Institute and has traveled the world as a tour guide and creative consultant with Museum Hack. In her spare time, she fronts a rock 'n' roll band (Entrez Vous) and hangs out with a very funny chihuahua called Bootsy.
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Adam Rubin

Best-Selling Author and Magician
Adam Rubin is the best-selling author of beloved picture books like Dragons Love Tacos, Those Darn Squirrels and The Truth About the Couch (out this April). His collections of short fiction, The Ice Cream Machine and The Human Kaboom, have inspired thousands of kids to write stories of their own. He is also the co-creator of Bizarre Brooklyn, an outdoor wonder walk that was named "Best of Theater 2021" by The New York Times. Aside from writing and performing, Rubin is a partner in the magical shop known as Art of Play, where he designs puzzles, games and sculptural illusions.
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Torri Yates-Orr

Emmy-Nominated history communicator
Torri Yates-Orr is an Emmy-Nominated history communicator passionate about making history education engaging, accessible and entertaining. With a background in broadcast media and production, Torri has worked with brands such as the CW, and Spalding. Yet, history has always been her first love. From exploring her genealogy to receiving a degree in Africana Studies from the University of Tennessee, the past has always called to her.
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