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Friday, October 28 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Harry Potter vs Star Trek: Which is Really the Most Magical?

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Flying broomsticks and tachyon particles, spells and wormholes ... the terminology is different, but which universe really has more magic?

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Dr Erin Macdonald

Erin Macdonald holds a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Glasgow. After working as a postdoctoral researcher for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, she moved back to her roots in Colorado to pursue science education. She has worked as an educator at the Denver Museum for Nature and Science, as well as an adjunct professor in the Colorado Community College System. She is currently working as a systems engineer with Stellar Solutions... Read More →

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Dr. Doug Beason

Dr. Doug Beason has written 16 books, including Ignition, bought by Universal Studios. A Nebula Award finalist, he has written for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Analog, Amazing Stories and Physical Review Letters. A Ph.D. physicist, Doug has been chief scientist of Space Command, associate director of Los Alamos National Lab, served at the White House under both Presidents Bush and Clinton, and worked on a NASA program to send... Read More →
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Jeanne Stein

Jeanne Stein is the bestselling author of the urban fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and, most recently, the Fallen Siren Series, written as S.J. Harper. She has many short story credits to her name, including “Love Story” in the New York Times bestselling anthology, Dead But Not Forgotten.
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Nikki Ebright

Nikki Ebright has been a geek her whole life, loving the solitude and adventure of a good book, show, or movie, while also enjoying the camaraderie of sharing that adventure with others. She enjoys sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure. After a number of years of volunteering at conventions, she embraced her love of cons by creating one of her own to serve fans like her. Her main fandom loves are Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Firefly, but there are more... Read More →
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Rob S. Rice

Ambassador from the Past, The Esterhazy Press
Rob S. Rice proudly considers himself an ‘Ambassador from the Past.’ He holds a doctorate in Ancient History and works as ‘The Professor’ at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, where he teaches all kinds of history to participants and customers alike. He’s written large amounts of non-fiction historical material, including 776 entries in Amber’s Encyclopedia of Warfare. He enjoys reading the old forgotten classics of Science Fiction... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor