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Sunday, October 4 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
What Makes Science Mad?

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What tips you over the edge, from scientist to mad scientist? Is it the laugh? The lightning? The hunchback?


Moderators
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Stephanie Johanson

co-owner, assistant editor, art director..., Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
VCON 41 Art Director Guest of Honour | | Stephanie Johanson is the art director, assistant editor, on-staff artist, and co-owner of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine. How the heck do you start up a science fiction magazine? | | The idea came to Stephanie around 4:00 AM one Sunday morning in 2003. Excitedly she woke up her husband. “Why don’t we start up a science fiction magazine?”“Oh, that sounds interesting,” Karl mumbled... Read More →

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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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Don DeBrandt

Don DeBrandt is a Canadian author who also writes under the pen-names Donn Cortez , DD Barant and Dixie Lyle. His books have been published in North America, Germany, France, Italy, and Russia. As DeBrandt, he writes science fiction, essays, plays, and comics; as Cortez, he writes mysteries; as Barant, he writes the urban fantasy series The Bloodhound Files; and as Dixie Lyle he writes the paranormal mystery series the Whiskey, Tango and Foxtrot... Read More →
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Dara Korra'ti

Crime and the Forces of Evil
Being a supervillain means being able to do a bit of everything, because, gods know, you can't trust anyone _else_ to do it. So after learning propaganda in professional radio and publishing, creating new techniques in genetics manipulation, getting _pretty good_ at DIY electronics, and finishing off her supervillain post-grad work as a software developer for the Microsoft corporation, it was only natural for Dara Korra'ti to veer off into music... Read More →
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Claire McCague

Simon Fraser University
Claire McCague is a research scientist, musician and writer. She performs regularly with the Sybaritic String Band and her other worldly plays have been featured in festivals across Canada. Her humorous first contact novel, The Rosetta Man, published by EDGE, is her first novel.


Sunday October 4, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Richmond C

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