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Saturday, March 8 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: A Social Phenomenon Turns 20

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In today’s digital age, the success of a video, image or news story is determined by its ability to go social. Rarely does such a topic survive one news cycle, let alone two, and the idea that a social phenomenon would survive for two decades is unheard of. Unless you are Kevin Bacon. Arguably the first social phenomenon, the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon concept celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014. Created by three college students at Albright College in Philadelphia, the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon concept has survived and thrived over the span of two decades to include a best-selling book, board game, app (The Oracle of Kevin Bacon), a charity (SixDegrees.org) and was most recently added to the Google search tool (the Bacon Number). Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon concept co-creator Brian Turtle moderates a panel featuring Kevin Bacon (currently starring in FOX’s hit drama “The Following”) and multiple SURPRISE guests with varying degrees of separation to the Golden Globe Award-winning actor.

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Kevin Bacon

Actor, Director, ProducerWarner Bros TelevisionKevin Bacon is one of the foremost actors of his generation. Bacon currently stars in FOX’s hit drama series The Following and has proven his talents in a wide range of film genres from action thrillers to romantic comedies to heavy... Read More →
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Brian Turtle

Co-CreatorSix Degrees Of Kevin BaconBrian Turtle - along with friends Mike Ginelli and Craig Fass - came up with the concept of THE SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON one fateful afternoon in 1994 watching Footloose while attending Albright College in Reading, PA. The game took on a life... Read More →

Saturday March 8, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

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