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Friday, October 28
 

5:00pm

The Forgotten World of Steam
A look at inventions most people don’t remember—like hot-air engines, solar steam, heliographs, John Wise’s trans-Atlantic balloons, the Spencer and its tubes—forgotten technological history that would fit right into a steampunk story.

Moderators
CW

Courtney Willis

Courtney Willis was a science teacher for 50 years, splitting his time about equally between high school and then college. He is now an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado. He is finally completely retired except for Connie's projects around the h... Read More →

Participants
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... 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... 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... Read More →
SJ

Sourdough Jackson

Sourdough Jackson discovered Jules Verne at age six, and has been reading SF ever since. Shortly after finding fandom, he met Denver fan Gail Barton at a convention, and they married in 1978. Since that time, he’s been active in many aspects of fandom, and he and Gail have accumulated... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Wind River A Ground Floor
 
Saturday, October 29
 

12:00pm

The Parsimonius Steampunk
Come learn strategies for finding clothing parts suitable for modding into steampunk attire and dress accessories.

Moderators
avatar for Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh is an artist and maker based in the Denver area specializing in decorative and functional pottery, and fantasy and historical sartorial arts. A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy literature, alternate worlds influence the styles and themes of her art. Currently... Read More →

Participants
BL

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... Read More →
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Evangeline Denmark

Authors Row
Evangeline Denmark writes fiction with hints of whimsy, glimmers of fantasy, and strokes of the supernatural. Her debut novel, Curio, was an RT Reviews Top Pick. USA Today called the world-building “two levels of genius.” A steampunk fantasy with shades of The Wild, Wild West... Read More →
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Kory Denmark

Kory Denmark and wife Evangeline are a team when it comes to cosplay. She writes steampunk fiction and dreams up gadgets, but as an engineer and artist, he can actually craft them.


Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor