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Saturday, October 29 • 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Getting the Science Right

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A general how-to and why-to panel on getting the science right in your fiction from participants with varying fields of expertise. Bring your questions, they’ve got answers!



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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. Tim Slater

Dr. Tim Slater is a professor at the University of Wyoming where he holds the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair for Science Education. A member of the UW Physics and Astronomy Department, he is an expert in education and public outreach in astronomy and space sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in geological sciences, his M.S. in physics and astronomy, and two bachelors’ degrees (science education and physical science... Read More →
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Eytan Kollin

Born when Star Trek was new, Eytan Kollin had a typical American public school education—pretending to learn from people pretending to teach. He indulged in other seminal activities for a future sci-fi author: role-playing games, drugs, sex, movies, TV, sex, and lots of reading science fiction. In a humorous turn of events, he became a public school teacher. Then his brother said, "Hey story man, we should write a book together.&rdquo... Read More →
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John Varley

John Varley has written several novels and numerous short stories. Many of these stories are set a century or two after a race of mysterious and omnipotent aliens, the Invaders, have almost completely eradicated humans from the Earth (they regard whales and dolphins to be the superior Terran lifeforms and humans as only a dangerous infestation). But humans have inhabited virtually every other corner of the solar system, often through the use of... Read More →
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Wil McCarthy

Having been a novelist, journalist, engineer, inventor, business executive, bartender, poet, husband, father, boyfriend, and boy-toy, Wil McCarthy has made a pretty good sweep of the buffet table of life. And now, as with any buffet, he needs to figure out what he's getting for seconds. Any suggestions?


Saturday October 29, 2016 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor