Benjamin Santos

2018 Nominee

Creative Geniuses


Tea & Lobster Productions

Nominator’s Comments:
“Ben has started a landmark website for those who enjoy comic and game conventions, as well as given the Lewiston/Auburn area it’s very own convention with the Great Falls Comic Con.

I would mention that I brought the first ever Comic Convention to Lewiston last fall and this spring I am bringing an even larger show to Auburn which is attracting attendees from around New England. I’m an active member in the Chamber, a member of UP Lift LA, I’m the cofounder of Tea & Lobster Productions which is currently working to organize events like the comic conventions to bring interest and tourism to the area. Tea & Lobster is also the backend support for Museum LA’s site, a service which we do as a donation to them. I also run which helps people discover conventions all over the country as well as right here in Maine. The site has over 95K users and grows daily. I’d say that I am passionate about seeing economic and artistic growth in LA continue and bringing passenger rail service to the area. I think if I were to choose a category I’d select economic development due to the nature of the conventions bringing people here from away.”