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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, The Wordshop
Paula S Jordan, a former orbit analyst, writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories (so far) in Analog.  Her first novel, a  present-day alien contact story set in western North Carolina, is nearing completion. Working title: Of Seas and the Stars... 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 Rickover’s... 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... 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... Read More →

Friday July 14, 2017 10:00pm - 10:50pm EDT
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