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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Saturday, October 17 • 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Because... Science!

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Sometimes a Science Fiction tale extrapolates known science as the basis of its story. More often lately, it's a plot device in service of the story. In some cases, you could substitute Magic for Science and not change things much! Where does this work and where does it not work? Is the Science Fiction genre getting "dumbed down" or finding a new audience?

Moderator
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Gregory Frost

Author, Founding Member of ICON
Gregory Frost is the author of eight novels (including Shadowbridge, Lord Tophet, Fitcher’s Brides of which author Michael Swanwick has said “if I had to choose one novel to represent the current state of fantasy it would be Shadowbridge”), and fifty-plus short stories of the fantastic. His novelette No Others are Genuine (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Oct/Nov 2013) was a 2014 “Long Fiction” finalist for... Read More →

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Dennis W. Green

Author
Best known in Iowa for his long career as a radio personality, Dennis’s on-air adventures were covered by newspapers from Anchorage to Los Angeles, and he has received awards from Billboard Magazine, JazzWeek, and many community organizations. | His first novel, "Traveler," a sci-fi thriller in the tradition of Daniel Suarez and Dean Koontz, came out in 2013. It finished in the top ten of the 2014 Ben Franklin Independent Publishing awards... Read More →
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Bill Johnson

Author
Bill is one of the five Founding Members of ICON and a member of the original SF writing class taught by Joe Haldeman. Bill attended the 1975 Clarion Writers workshop with Greg Frost and Larry Martin. Joe Haldeman taught at this same Clarion (with Gay helping to keep them all under control). Bill has published numerous short stories and novelettes, beginning in 1976, and won a Hugo award in 1998 for Best Novelette with We Will Drink A Fish... Read More →
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Letti Prell

Author
Lettie is having a good year so far, with science fiction story sales to Analog and Apex (publication forthcoming). Her previous stories have appeared in Apex Magazine and its Book of Apex anthology; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine; Paranormal Underground and elsewhere. One of her stories was also featured on the StarShipSofa podcast. Lettie likes to explore the edge where humans and their technology are increasingly merging. She is also... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Room #319 Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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