DragonCon starts next week!
Once again, I’ve been invited to speak in both the Space and Science tracks (which are over in the Hilton, across the street from the truly crazy stuff). I have three presentations:
What the Heck Happened to Our Space Program?
Friday, 11:30 am
Weren’t we supposed to be orbiting Jupiter by 2010? Some history of NASA’s highlights and lowlights, and why the proposed cancellation of the Constellation Project is good for sci-fi geeks who actually want to see exploration of space.
Hydrogen Cars, Ethanol, Wind Farms, and other Silly Ideas
Friday, 4:00 pm
A discussion of alternative energy sources, their uses (or misuses), their limitations, and what to do about America’s addiction to fossil fuels.
Rise of the New Space Startups (with Michael Mealling)
Saturday, 11:30 am
President Obama’s new space policy effectively removes NASA from near Earth manned space flights & expects commercial space groups to fill the void. Can they do it?
Tear yourself away from the comic books and lightsabers, and come hang out with the real geeks of DragonCon!
PDFs of all three presentations will eventually be available here.