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Saturday, October 29 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cybersecurity: Reality vs Paranoia

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Omniscient governments, corporations, and hackers: they will know everything, from your credit card to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) massive data breach.(Is Mr. Robot overblown, or scratching the surface?)

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SJ

Stace Johnson

Stace Johnson is a mild-mannered sysadmin by day, but at night, he transforms into a feral poet, alpha geek, and amateur guitarist. He has published more than 30 non-fiction articles, and his poetry has graced the pages and pixels of Apex Publications, Tales of the Talisman and cream city review, among others. He received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest, and one of his short stories, "Sphere of Falling," was chosen to be... Read More →

Participants
CF

Cynthia Felice

At 5′10″ Cynthia Felice is hard to miss. She frequently carries a backpack instead of a purse, and enjoys meeting new people and seeing old friends. Among her solo SF novels are Godsfire, The Sunbound, Eclipses, Downtime, Nocturne, The Khan’s Persuasion, and Iceman, and Water Witch, Light Raid, and Promised Land (with Connie Willis). Co-founder with Ed Bryant of the Colorado Springs Writer’s Workshop, Cynthia is now a... Read More →
DA

Dr. Andrew Burt

Dr. Andrew Burt (www.ReAnimus.com), former SFWA VP, has lots of published SF; runs Preditors & Editors (defanging scammers); and herds Critters (www.critique.org), the first writers workshop on the web and home to other writers' resources. He's CEO of ReAnimus Press and Hugo-winning Advent Publishers, helping authors such as Ben Bova, Robert Silverberg, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Ed Bryant breathe life into great books. He's been a computer... Read More →
JB

John Barnes

John Barnes has 31 commercially published and two self-published novels, some of them to his credit, along with hundreds of magazine articles, short stories, blog posts, and encyclopedia articles. Most of his life he has written professionally, and for much of it he has been some kind of teacher, and in between he has held a large number of odd jobs involving math, show business, politics, and marketing, which have more in common than you'd... Read More →
WT

Wendy Terrien

Wendy Terrien received her first library card at age two, and started writing her own stories not long after. Her debut novel, The Rampart Guards, is a #1 regional best seller and was a Kirkus Indie Book of the Month. The novel is the first in her urban fantasy series. Wendy graduated from the University of Utah and transplanted to Colorado, completing her MBA at the University of Denver. While working in the financial and network security... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor