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Saturday, October 4 • 13:00 - 14:00
Putting the Science in Science Fiction

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How do you make your helix hold? What tricks and tropes do writers use to make the science in their stories stick? What about FTL? Does it matter if the characters and conflict grip but the science sags? Science fiction writers discuss their process when creating a story where the balance of science and fiction come together.

Moderators
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Rhea Rose

Rhea's first story was selected by Judith Merril for the very first Tesseracts anthology and nominated for an Aurora Award. Her latest works appear in Clockwork Canada and Pulp Literature. She has her MFA in creative writing from UBC.

Guests
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Kristi Charish

Author and Scientist
I’m Kristi, the author of a forthcoming urban fantasy series OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (Jan 13th, 2015, Simon & Schuster Canada/Pocket Books US), about Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix— better known now as Owl—a modern-day “Indiana... Read More →
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Karl Johanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
VCON 41 Editor Guest of HonourKarl Johanson is not just an exceptional editor of a marvelous magazine, he is—behind his unassuming exterior—a mad genius whose team is, against all logic, constantly pulling off these completely astounding projects.During the 1990s, Karl co-edited... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 13:00 - 14:00 PDT
05. Green Timber 2 Second Floor, Right Side

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