Jon Niccum is a Lecturer in the Department of Film and Media Studies and a Public Affairs Officer at KU. A longtime writer and critic for the Kansas City Star, he is also the author of The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans to Stage Riots, Famous Musicians Tell All and co-author of Power Up: Leadership, Character, and Conflict Beyond the Superhero Multiverse. Niccum has written and/or produced a wide range of films, including the bigfoot documentary Big Fur, the psychological drama The Sublime and Beautiful, the sports biopic Jayhawkers, and the neo-noir Time’s Up, Eve. He is a producer of the irreverent investigative web series Queer Ghost Hunters. He earned a degree in Film and Media Studies and a Master’s in Journalism – Integrated Marketing Communications at KU.