Bio: John Halcyon Styn
John Halcyon Styn has been exploring the edges of online expression for over 17 years. In 2001 he earned his first Webby award for the over-the-top personal site CockyBastard.com.
The social fruits of these digital explorations lead to roles community building at CollegeClub.com, MySpace.com, and co-founding 2 short-lived social media sites, CitizenX.com & Anybeat.com.
He hosted the defunct NBC.com web series â€œFears Regrets Desiresâ€ and delights in telling stories whenever a microphone is free.
While still flamboyant and addicted to over-sharing, Halcyonâ€™s path has gone towards self-growth and spirituality. His second Webby award came in 2007 for the video podcast â€œHug Nation,â€ originally co-hosted with his grandfather, Rev. Caleb Shikles. Hug Nation is in its 10th year of weekly live broadcasts and archived â€œLove on Demand.â€
Halcyon is an official blogger for BurningMan.com and frequently speaks about Gratitude at music and art festivals.
In 2010, Halcyon co-founded the San Diego based â€œ1st Saturdaysâ€ homeless outreach program based on the principles of Burning Man and the ideal of â€œservice without sacrifice.â€ His hair is not naturally pink. He has no tattoos.