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Friday, July 14 • 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Design an Alien (AP)

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Paula Jordan moderates this panel on how to properly design your alien so that it will be realistic in accordance with known science.

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Paula S. Jordan

Science Guest
Paula S Jordan writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories published in Analog, including her novelette “Vooorh,” Jul/Aug 2014. She’s now at work on the fourth draft of her first novel, the present-day alien contact story of a resourceful, small-town group of friends who join with a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend friendly aliens and humans alike from a deadly anti-human faction of the alien species. Working title: The Seas and the Stars. | | In her previous work as a NASA orbit analyst, Paula supported 30+ satellite missions, including Clementine, the first to detect water on the moon. | Visit her web site at PaulaSJordan.com, on... 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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Glenda Finkelstein

Literary Guest
Glenda has a wide and varied career as a writer having published song lyrics, human-interest articles, poems, short stories, novels, and screenplays. Her interest in writing was not just a happenstance having a great-grandfather who was a wonderful poet, and aunts and uncles who nurtured her imagination. Inspired by the legendary J.R.R. Tolkien, this art form was a natural course for her to take. She has written one historical novel, but her heart lies mostly with the Science Fiction and Fantasy... Read More →
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Randall Hayes

Science Guest
Randall Hayes, Ph.D., your friendly neighborhood neuroscientist, co-organizes the Greensboro Science Cafe, where we corner -- ah, informally interview -- a working scientist at Gibb's Hundred Brewing every month, as well as an ongoing science book club at Scuppernong Books.  Check them out at... Read More →
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Paula S. Jordan

Science Guest
Paula S Jordan writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories published in Analog, including her novelette “Vooorh,” Jul/Aug 2014. She’s now at work on the fourth draft of her first novel, the present-day alien contact story of a resourceful, small-town group of friends who join with a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend friendly aliens and humans alike from a deadly anti-human faction of the alien species. Working title: The Seas and the Stars. | | In her previous work as a NASA orbit analyst, Paula supported 30+ satellite missions, including Clementine, the first to detect water on the moon. | Visit her web site at PaulaSJordan.com, on... Read More →


Friday July 14, 2017 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Victorian B

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