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

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Sunday, July 16 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Science in SF (AP)

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Lightsabers, Phasers, faster than light travel...how much real science is in our science fiction? Our panelists talk about the fantastic science in science fiction - how much is currently possible?  How much is currently in the works?

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Jim Beall

Science Guest
Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer.  His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of Admiral... Read More →

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Jim Beall

Science Guest
Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer.  His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of Admiral... 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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Larry N. Martin

Literary Guest
Larry N. Martin is the co-author of the new Steampunk series Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures and a series of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Jake Desmet universe. These short stories also appear in the anthologies Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, Alien Artifacts, and Gaslight and... Read More →
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Gopal Metro (Gild the Mourn)

Guitarist/Engineer, Gild the Mourn
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William C. Tracy

Science Guest
William C. Tracy is a North Carolina native with a masters and BS in mechanical engineering. He also has a BA in toy design. As such, he has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery (big toys) and is an expert in linkage design and optimization. He has been a Profe... Read More →


Sunday July 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Victorian A

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