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Welcome to the VCON 38 Programming Schedule.

Every year, VCON’s crack Programming team assembles three days jam-packed with the best in panels, workshops, and events to keep you in geek nirvana. We hope that you are as excited by the panels, discussions, workshops and presentations we have on offer this year as we are!

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Saturday, October 5 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Justify the Science Flaws

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The panelists and audience note science or technical flaws from books, movies and games and the panelists try to get others to accept their plausible sounding justifications for said flaws.

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 →

Guests
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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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Kristi Charish

Kristi is a Vancouver based urban fantasy author and cell biologist who writes what she loves; adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in. She is also a co-host on the popular Sci-Fi/Fantasy writing podcast, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing. Her first series, OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (S&S/Pocket US), is about ex-archaeology grad student turned international... 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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David Ng

Faculty Member, University of British Columbia
Molecular Geneticist who fancies himself a science literacy advocate. Happy as a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, with a soft spot for science humour and Chewbacca (though not necessarily at the same time). Looking after a science education lab (http://bioteach.ubc.ca), managing a few unconventional science literacy projects (http://phylogame.org), and doing a little writing here and there (http://popperfont.net).
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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 5, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 03: Medium Programming (The Armstrong) 2nd Floor

Attendees (21)