Here’s my schedule for ConDor 22! Get more information about the convention at: condorcon.org
Friday, March 13
1pm – Room: Galleria II – Reading I am always happy to take requests for readings. If there are no requests for a specific story or novel, I’ll read from my latest novel Lightning Wolves. If you pick a pirate story, we’ll sing pirate shanties!
3pm – Room: Windsor Rose – When Does a Planet Become a Place In the 19th century, Percival Lowell’s “discovery” of canals helped to transform Mars from an abstract idea to a real place in popular imagination. Today, the Kepler Space Telescope has discovered hundreds of planets, some with the potential for life. At what point will those planets move from the abstract idea to actual places we dream of visiting? On the panel with me are Lyn Maudlin and William Stoddard.
Saturday, March 14
10:30am – Room: Le Chanticleer – Stars, Planets, and Time Part of the Hogwarts Continuing Education Series of classes. An introduction to the tools, method, and magic of astronomy. You will learn how astronomers turn time, divine the composition of distant objects, and whether dark matter and dark energy constitute a threat to the wizarding world.
11:00am – Room: Le Chanticleer – How to Make a Steampunk Telescope Watch and learn how to build an amazing Newtonian telescope, steampunk style. Author and astronomer, David Lee Summers, will build his working telescope right before your very eyes. You’ll also learn how and where to acquire the parts to build your own telescope at home.
Hope to see all my San Diego friends at ConDor!