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Friday, September 26
 

14:00

XCOR: Countdown to first flight
XCOR Aerospace, a Mojave Ca based company, is weeks away from the first flight of their manned, suborbital spacecraft, the LYNX. Art Bozlee, who will fly the vehiclke next year on a test mission to space will present a slide and video show detailing the development of the vehicle and how it will open space to anyone who wants to fly there.

Guests
AB

Arthur Bozlee

A frequest guest at West Coast conventions, Arthur Bozlee spent several decades working for major aerospace companies before striking out and dedicating his time to private efforts to open the space frontier. He will fly the XCOR LYNX suborbital spacecraft as flight engineer next... Read More →


Friday September 26, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Sector 8 - Room 8052
 
Saturday, September 27
 

10:00

Eye in the Martian Sky
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's 8-years-and-going-strong at the Red Planet. Find out what's up, up at the red planet.

Guests
CS

C. Sanford Lowe

C. Sanford Lowe (pen name of Candace S. Lowe) is a science fiction writer who co-authored the novel, "The Black Hole Project", with G. David Nordley. Formerly a newspaper reporter in Boston, a deputy sheriff in Arizona, and an airline pilot in New Mexico, an IT staffer at Stanford... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 10:00 - 12:00
SandPebble A

12:00

Hasta la Vesta
Hour-long Power Point presentation (pretty pictures! funny stories!) on the Dawn mission to the asteroid Vesta


Saturday September 27, 2014 12:00 - 14:00
SandPebble A

12:00

Space Stations
Our intrepid scientists chat about how space stations work, their potential and maybe a little about what they'd expect to see in Hale Station.

Moderators
AS

Amy Sterling Casil

Amy Sterling Casil is a 2002 Nebula Award nominee and recipient of other awards and recognition for her short science fiction and fantasy, which has appeared in publications ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction to Zoetrope. She is the author of 26 nonfiction books... Read More →

Guests
AB

Arthur Bozlee

A frequest guest at West Coast conventions, Arthur Bozlee spent several decades working for major aerospace companies before striking out and dedicating his time to private efforts to open the space frontier. He will fly the XCOR LYNX suborbital spacecraft as flight engineer next... Read More →
AS

Amy Sterling Casil

Amy Sterling Casil is a 2002 Nebula Award nominee and recipient of other awards and recognition for her short science fiction and fantasy, which has appeared in publications ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction to Zoetrope. She is the author of 26 nonfiction books... Read More →
CS

C. Sanford Lowe

C. Sanford Lowe (pen name of Candace S. Lowe) is a science fiction writer who co-authored the novel, "The Black Hole Project", with G. David Nordley. Formerly a newspaper reporter in Boston, a deputy sheriff in Arizona, and an airline pilot in New Mexico, an IT staffer at Stanford... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 12:00 - 14:00
Pine

16:00

What's happening in space?
Amy Sterling Casil will have just attended Launch Pad and will share the newest developments she hears from NASA scientists. Add more folks, but that's the starting point.

Guests
AB

Arthur Bozlee

A frequest guest at West Coast conventions, Arthur Bozlee spent several decades working for major aerospace companies before striking out and dedicating his time to private efforts to open the space frontier. He will fly the XCOR LYNX suborbital spacecraft as flight engineer next... Read More →
AS

Amy Sterling Casil

Amy Sterling Casil is a 2002 Nebula Award nominee and recipient of other awards and recognition for her short science fiction and fantasy, which has appeared in publications ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction to Zoetrope. She is the author of 26 nonfiction books... Read More →
CS

C. Sanford Lowe

C. Sanford Lowe (pen name of Candace S. Lowe) is a science fiction writer who co-authored the novel, "The Black Hole Project", with G. David Nordley. Formerly a newspaper reporter in Boston, a deputy sheriff in Arizona, and an airline pilot in New Mexico, an IT staffer at Stanford... Read More →
KT

Kay Tracy

An avid viking age history buff, Kay spends a lot of time working with linen, wool and leather. Cats, chickens, and too many hobbies take all Kay's time. As a Solar System Ambassador (JPL Outreach program) Kay also gets to have some science and geek time.

Guests of Honor

Saturday September 27, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
SandPebble A

18:00

But Can You Do It On A Space Station?
Mystery, horror, romance, fantasy, even a Western. Can stories based in other genres be told in the larger context of a science fiction setting?

Guests
CF

Colin Fisk

My love of gaming and speculative fiction began in a Bay Area book store, Future Fantasy, in 1978 when I picked up copies of the white box set of Dungeons and Dragons as well as The Forever War on the same day. My fascination with, and degree in, anthropology helped in the design... Read More →
CW

Cliff Winnig

Cliff Winnig's short fiction appears in the anthologies That Ain't Right: Historical Accounts of the Miskatonic Valley, When the Hero Comes Home: 2, Gears and Levers 3, Footprints, and elsewhere. The twitterzines Outshine and Thaumatrope have published his very short fiction. A graduate... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 18:00 - 20:00
Sumac
 
Sunday, September 28
 

14:00

14:00

Women and Space
Moderators
KT

Kay Tracy

An avid viking age history buff, Kay spends a lot of time working with linen, wool and leather. Cats, chickens, and too many hobbies take all Kay's time. As a Solar System Ambassador (JPL Outreach program) Kay also gets to have some science and geek time.

Guests
CS

C. Sanford Lowe

C. Sanford Lowe (pen name of Candace S. Lowe) is a science fiction writer who co-authored the novel, "The Black Hole Project", with G. David Nordley. Formerly a newspaper reporter in Boston, a deputy sheriff in Arizona, and an airline pilot in New Mexico, an IT staffer at Stanford... Read More →
TP

Tory Parker

Tory is a long time costumer, science fiction and fantasy fan, computer and tech geek, viking re-enactor, and space fan(atic). She has numerous other hobbies as well. She lives with Kay Tracy, six cats and two chickens.
KT

Kay Tracy

An avid viking age history buff, Kay spends a lot of time working with linen, wool and leather. Cats, chickens, and too many hobbies take all Kay's time. As a Solar System Ambassador (JPL Outreach program) Kay also gets to have some science and geek time.
AT

Andy Trembley

Geek, freak, reader, essayist, costumer, critic, media-junkie, biker, pervert, party-queen, troublemaker, FAN.


Sunday September 28, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Pine