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Note:  Barbara Hambly’s Reading & QandA will be on Sunday at 11am in Suite 215!

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Friday, July 14 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Star Trek: The Next Generation - 30 Years Later (AP)

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30 Years ago, Star Trek: The Next Generation appeared on the small screen. For many Gen Xer's it was their first introduction to the world of Star Trek. Our panelists, along with the audience, discuss what was different about TNG as well as the characters that drove the show while sharing their favorite memories and episodes.

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JT "The Enginerd"

Science Guest
JT “The Enginerd” is an all-purpose geek. She obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech in 2013. Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration and helping construct a platform to measure the force produced during an insects jump. Currently, she teaches basic engineering and design to future nerdlings (aka high school students) in Henrico County, Virginia. She also serves as the advisor to her schools chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) and as well as the coach for the Quidditch club. Outside of the world of science and education... Read More →

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Barbara deBary-Kesner

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Barbara deBary-Kesner is a Human Systems Integration engineer by day, a masked caped crusader by night… in her dreams.  Barbara specializes in GUI design, designing systems with the operator in mind to enhance usability and performance.  Most evenings are spent curled on the couch with her husband Carl and 2 cats, watching cooking shows, a whodunit murder mystery, or the latest sci-fi, fantasy or superhero... Read More →
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JT "The Enginerd"

Science Guest
JT “The Enginerd” is an all-purpose geek. She obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech in 2013. Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration and helping construct a platform to measure the force produced during an insects jump. Currently, she teaches basic engineering and design to future nerdlings (aka high school students) in Henrico County, Virginia. She also serves as the advisor to her schools chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) and as well as the coach for the Quidditch club. Outside of the world of science and education... Read More →
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Steven S. Long

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Steven S. Long is a writer and game designer who's worked primarily in the tabletop roleplaying game field for the past twenty years. During that time he's written or co-written approximately 200 RPG books. He's best known for his work with Champions and the HERO System, but has worked for many other RPG companies. In recent years he's branched out into writing fiction as well, contributing Fantasy short stories to numerous anthologies. He frequently claims that he's revising his novel, but this may be an elaborate scam of some sort. His first major work of non-fiction, a book about the Norse god Odin for Osprey Publishing, was released in May 2015. Since then he's primarily focused on several long-term projects, including a novel, variou7s short stories, his Worldbuilding Guidebook, and Mythic Hero, an extensive book about world mythology for authors and gamers. His Master Plan for World Domination has reached Stage 71-Upsilon. You can find out more about Steve and what he's up to... Read More →
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Ian J. Malone

Literary Guest
Ian J. Malone is the owner of Sharkflight Publishing and author of THE MAKO SAGA, a space opera trilogy about five college buddies turned interstellar war heroes via beers and a video game. As a graduate of Florida State University, Malone has written in a variety of arenas ranging from public health to news and sports. When it comes to his fictional work, however... Read More →
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Gary Mitchel

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Gary Mitchel is a writer, reviewer, geek blogger, gamer, sf/fantasy fan, comics reader, podcaster and International Man of Mystery (who's too dangerous for the entire country of Canada) currently living near Atlanta.  He is co-host, with Deanna Toxopeus, of the Parsec Award... Read More →


Friday July 14, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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