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Saturday, June 4 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Science Fiction to Science Fact

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How often does Sci-fi turn into actual science?  Are some of the things we see in our favorite comics, movies and books, possible in our future?

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James McDonald

Jim has a long-standing love for and interest in history, anthropology, the sciences, and literature, which have been run through the blender of his twisted mind to produce this work. When not trying to get the strange ideas that float around in his head out in text, Jim lives in the central Carolinas with his wife, three dogs, and the occasional fish. When not clicking away on a laptop pretending to be the monkey writing Shakespeare, he is... Read More →

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JT the Enginerd

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Jen “The Enginerd” is an all-purpose geek.  She obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech in 2013.  Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration and helping construct a platform to measure the force produced during an insects jump.  She also hopes to obtain a Masters of Education in Instruction and Curriculum in the near future as... Read More →
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James Maxey

James Maxey’s mother warned him that reading all those comic books would warp his mind. She was right. Now an adult who can’t stop daydreaming, James is unsuited for decent work and ekes out a pittance writing down demented fantasies about masked women, fiery dragons, and monkeys. Oh god, so many monkeys. | | In an effort to figure out how Superman could fly, James read books by Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould and Stephen Hawking. Turns... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Concord C

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