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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Saturday, October 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Back to the Future…Science & Technology

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Marty travelled to 2015 in Back to the Future II, so where are our hoverboards and self lacing shoes? What IS the next big technological breakthrough and how has the world of science fiction and fantasy assisted in (or hindered) the advancement of technology.

Moderator
BJ

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... Read More →

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David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David... Read More →
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Lettie Prell

writer
Lettie Prell is a science fiction writer whose work has appeared on Tor.com, and in Clarkesworld, Analog, and Apex Magazine. Her stories have been reprinted in a number of anthologies, including The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two (edited by Neil Clarke), and The Best... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Room #319 Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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