Rockets and Space Drives Saturday November 18, 1 to 2 pm
KIC 846252 also Known as Tabby's Star Saturday November 18, 6 to 7 pm
Asteroids or Mars? Sunday Nov 19, 10 to 11 AM
The August 2017 Eclipse Sunday Nov 19, 2 to 3 pm
Earlier this year, I was a little bummed out that I was not given the opportunity to present long form slide explanations of new ideas in 2017, but I've been pretty busy developing those ideas. I packed rooms in 2015; many fans are (like me) tired of the S.O.S., and want something new from science fiction. Perhaps in 2018 I will be allowed to make solo presentations again, so I can better explain some of the new ideas that I will briefly mention in the 2017 panels.
If I am a party pooper about exotic scientific hypotheses, it is because startling new scientific discoveries are adequately explained by the theories we've already got. I'm an engineer. We combine newly-discovered phenomena and scientific explanations to produce amazing new inventions. Fringe pseudo-science is a distraction. If your story needs it, it is fantasy, not science fiction.
I will continue to update this page and the panel-specific pages as more phenomena are discovered and more inventions occur to me. Never stop learning and thinking. Never be afraid to change your mind and admit you were mistaken! Here's my presentations at Orycon 2015
Here's my presentations at Orycon 2015