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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Saturday, October 17 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
ICON 40th Anniversary

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Memories abound in this session recalling the history of ICON--how it started, where we've been and where we are going. Stop by and share your favorite ICON story.

Moderator
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Denny Lynch

Concom, Publicity, Hotel Liaison, Kirkwood Community College

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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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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Joe Haldeman

Author, Artist, Past president of SFWA
Joe Haldeman - Joe is an American science fiction author best known for his 1974 novel The Forever War.He has been a published author since 1969; his first short story was published in Galaxy Magazine. Joe has won:5 Hugo Awards, 5 Nebula Awards, 1 Damon Knight Grand Master Award, 3 Locus Readers Poll Awards, 1 World Fantasy Award, 1 John Campbell Award, 1 James Tiptree Award, 2 Asimov’s Poll Awards, and has been nominated for 57 other awards... Read More →
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Gay Haldeman

Founding Member of ICON
Gay Haldeman has a Master's degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Maryland and another in Linguistics, from the University of Iowa. She has just retired from teaching in the Writing Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after thirty years, specializing in English as a second language. She resides in Florida, where she manages writer Joe Haldeman's career. She's been going to SF conventions since 1963 (so has Joe) and... 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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Mickey Zucker Reichert

Author, Writer's Workshop
Mickey is a pediatrician and author whose claims to fame include being the | product of two rocket scientists and having performed brain surgery, while | being neither a rocket scientist nor a brain surgeon. | Mickey's novels include the I, Robot trilogy (To Protect, To Obey, To Preserve) | authorized by the Isaac Asimov estate and also the Science Fiction Book Club’s | Main Selections in 2013; three trilogies about the Renshai (the first... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Taft B Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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