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July 10-12, 2015
Radisson Hotel, High Point, NC 
www.con-gregate.com 

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Friday, July 10 • 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Weapons In SF

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From blasters to lightsabers, from railguns to handguns, what weapons have their history in the real world and which ones are pure fantasy (at least for now)?

 


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Chris Kennedy

Self-Publishing Guru, Chris Kennedy Publishing
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft, an elementary school principal and an instructional systems designer for the Navy. Chris is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Chris’ full length novels include the Occupied Seattle... 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 infamous interviews, aboard USS Long Beach (CGN-9). Experience after the USN includes design, construction, inspection, enforcement, and assessment with a... Read More →
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JT the Enginerd

Science Guest
Jen “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.  She also hopes to obtain a Masters of Education in Instruction and Curriculum in the near future as... Read More →
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Matthew Foster

Science Guest
Matthew Foster Ph.D. transited from a budding physicist into rebellious operations research scientist. He has journeyed from the high desert of Los Alamos, NM, through the picturesque views of Bagram, Afghanistan, and ending at shores of Hampton Roads, VA. In 2008, Matthew semiofficially retired as a physicist and joined a military think tank.  | | He hosts quarkytrons.com, blogging science back into fiction. Quarky Trons assists... Read More →
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Ron Garner

Literary Guest
Ron Garner is the CEO of Silence in the Library Publishing, a small press specializing in science fiction and fantasy and dedicated to changing the relationship between publishers, authors, and readers. He grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, but spent thirteen years of his life moving around the country in various billets as an officer in the United States Marine Corps before becoming a publisher. He holds an undergraduate degree in... Read More →
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Thomas A. Mays

Literary Guest
Thomas A. Mays (Tom) is a 19-years-and-counting veteran of the US Navy, working as an officer in the surface fleet aboard destroyers and amphibious ships, as well as teaching and assisting with research into electromagnetic weapons and ballistic missile defense. He has two degrees in Applied Physics, but his passion is writing (he tries not to let what he actually knows get in the way of telling a good story). A SWORD INTO DARKNESS is his first... Read More →
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Stephen J. Simmons

Literary Guest
Stephen J. Simmons started writing shortly after he retired from the Navy, primarily because his children had grown too old to listen to bedtime stories and the cats never laughed at the funny bits.  After he sold over a dozen flash-fiction stories to various online publishing venues only to see every one of them promptly go out of business after buying his work, he decided to try his hand at longer formats.  He has some short stories... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm - 9:50pm
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