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Saturday, October 3 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Justify The Science Flaw

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Panelists are given a challenge. Come up with plausible explanations for the ridiculous science that shows up in movies, TV, and books.


Moderators
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Karl Johanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
VCON 41 Editor Guest of Honour | | Karl 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 the Canadian SF newsletter, Under the Ozone Hole with John Herbert. The UTOH team, which included Stephanie Johanson as illustrator and Monica... Read More →

Speakers
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BJ Allan

Bored with circus life BJ (adopted as a nom de lab) ran away with a group of itinerant biologists, lured by the smell of phenol and the roar of the centrifuge. Today he seeks to share the wonder and weirdness of the natural world with ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages.
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Greg Bole

Greg Bole is a Senior Instructor at the University of British Columbia in the field of Evolutionary Biology and has a love for all animals, both real and fantastical.  Greg is an active member of Vancouver Skeptics and frequently lectures about science, evolution and the life and works of Charles Darwin.  His favourite things include anything by author Neil Gaiman, Marvel movies, board games, TV shows Firefly, Game of Thrones, Cosmos... Read More →
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Eric Choi

Editor, Author, Aerospace Engineer, AeroScribe Consulting
Eric Choi is the creator and co-editor of two speculative fiction anthologies, the Aurora Award winning The Dragon and the Stars (DAW) and the new hard SF collection Carbide Tipped Pens (Tor). “Crimson Sky”, which appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Analog, is a finalist for this year’s Prix Aurora Award in the category of Best Short Fiction — English. His other work has been published in Ricepaper, Far Orbit, Rocket Science, The... Read More →
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Gay Haldeman

Gay Haldeman  (Mary Gay Potter Haldeman) has two Masters degrees.  She taught in the Writing Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for thirty years, specializing in English as a second language.  Now she resides in Gainesville, Florida, where she manages science fiction Grand Master Joe Haldeman's career, dealing with editors, answering correspondence (in Spanish and French as well as English), serving as travel... Read More →
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Jaymie Matthews

Jaymie Matthews is a UBC astrophysics professor who searches for planets beyond the Solar System and probes the hidden interiors of distant stars, using space telescopes as large as minivans and as small as car batteries. Jaymie is heavily involved in astronomy education and outreach, winning the 2016 Qilak Award for those efforts. (Qilak is the Inuit word for the sky overhead.) In a parallel universe, Jaymie would be a filmmaker, and he does a... Read More →
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Jaimmie Que

Jaimmie has been involved in the biological sciences for over 10 years, working in various fields from biomarker research to COPD, with her expertise being protein biochemistry. In addition to her professional life, she has also been an avid costumer for the past 10 years.


Saturday October 3, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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