Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
WELCOME!
Keep in mind that times, venues and even entire panels will be subject to change. Any schedule changes made after we go to print will appear here, so bookmark it! 
View analytic
Friday, October 28 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Wrong Stuff: Military SF Beyond Tropes

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

From TV and movies to the books we love, all too often military SF doesn’t get it right. From the laws of physics to actual small unit combat leadership, what are the things most often done wrong and how could they be done better?

Moderators
DD

Daniel Dvorkin

Daniel Dvorkin, Ph.D., served as an Army infantryman and an Air Force medic, and is now a postdoctoral fellow in bioinformatics at CU's Altitude Research Center. Yes, fellow Primeval fans, that means he works at the ARC. His fiction includes Dawn Crescent and aStar Trek: The Next Generation novel, The Captains' Honor—both with David Dvorkin—and some pieces in magazines which went out of business shortly after publishing his work... Read More →

Participants
AM

Alastair Mayer

Alastair Mayer has the kind of background you might expect of a writer of "hard sci-fi action comedy adventures." He’s been a software developer, scuba diver, farmhand, bartender, contributing editor at Byte Magazine, private pilot; member of Jerry Pournelle's Citizen's Advisory Council on Space Policy, Canadian Astronaut Candidate, and president of two L5 chapters. His stories appear in anthologies such as Footprints and Space Horrors... Read More →
CA

C.R. Asay

C.R. Asay joined the Utah National Guard at 17. After time in the 625th Military Police Corp, she transferred to the 19th Special Forces as a counterintelligence agent. She retired from the military after marrying her best friend and graduating from college to embark on the most exciting adventure of all: being a mom. The short story version of her first novel, Heart of Annihilation, earned an honorable mention from the L. Ron Hubbard Writers... Read More →
KM

Kerry Major

Kerry Major is a history major from MSCD with a quirky emphasis on military history, blunders, and silly anecdotes. He's also a 12-year Live-Steel Swordfighting veteran, a self-proclaimed anachronistic engineer, occasional con panelist, and—in the words of Bill Cherf—a "Technologist." He doesn't currently have any projects announced, but a few behind the scenes may be coming soon!
KI

Kevin Ikenberry

Kevin Ikenberry is a lifelong space geek and retired Army space operations officer. A former manager of the world-renowned U.S. Space Camp program and an executive with two Challenger Learning Centers, Kevin has a broad background in informal space science education. He is the author of the acclaimed science fiction novel, Sleeper Protocol, and the popular military science fiction novel, Runs In The Family. He is an active member of SFWA and an... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor