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Saturday, October 24 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
First Contact: What Would It Really Be Like?

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Since early SF, writers have envisioned Martians attacking earth, benevolent galactic civilizations come to save us from ourselves, fleets of flying saucers, and individual aliens come to earth seeking ConSuite, water, women or a way to phone home … but what might first contact really be like?

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Daniel Dvorkin

Daniel Dvorkin, a joint production of David and Leonore Dvorkin Productions, has served as an Army infantryman and an Air Force medic. He recently completed his Ph.D. in bioinformatics, which was harder than anything the military threw at him including Desert Storm. His most recent... Read More →

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Connie Willis

Connie Willis’ latest published book is The Best of Connie Willis. Her next novel, Crosstalk, a romantic comedy about telepathy,will be out in 2016. She is the author of Blackout/All Clear, Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Bellwether, Passage, Remake, Fire Watch, Impossible... Read More →
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Jane Bigelow

Jane Bigelow has published short stories this year in Gifts of Darkover and in Luxor: Gods, Grit and Glory.  She has had a story accepted for Realms of Darkover, to be published in May of 2016. She is currently doing final (really) revisions for Children’s Knives, a sequel to her... Read More →
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Sourdough Jackson

Sourdough Jackson began reading SF with a Jules Verne novel at the age of six, found fandom in the early 1970s, and has been deeply involved with it ever since. Early on, he met longtime Denver fan Gail Barton at a convention, and they married in 1978. Since that time, he has been... Read More →
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Tim Slater, PhD

Dr. Tim Slater is a professor at the University of Wyoming where he holds the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair for Science Education. As a member of the UW Physics and Astronomy Department, he is recognized as an expert in education and public outreach in astronomy... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Main Events - Grand Mesa Ballroom ABC Second Floor