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Saturday, October 29 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Lizard People in SF

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A look at the common reptilian alien life forms in science fiction from Godzilla to the Gorn, Dracs to the Narn.

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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
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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 →
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Becca Lee

Becca Lee has been a fixture at MileHiCon since the tail end of the Reagan administration. Currently nose-deep in research for a book on Edwardian women's clothing and social history, she now knows more about the Belle Epoque than she thought possible, and will expound upon it at the drop of a daintily-trimmed hat. Other interests include art, books, needlework, costuming, cooking, science, and music; in short, well-rounded nerddom. She also goes... Read More →
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Rebecca Lyons

Rebecca Lyons is a writer, editor, and long-time fan who has most recently published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination and Halloween Forevermore. She lives in the Denver area with five furry beasts and, when she’s not writing or reading, spends her time gardening, making jewelry, and hunting for editing gigs.
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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 →


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