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Friday, July 15 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
How Star Trek Created Our World (ET)

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Looking back at older depictions of "the future" is often a mixture of hilarious and embarrassing, with unrealistic expectations and pie‐in‐the‐ sky technology predictions. This is not so with Star Trek. An astounding number of indispensable elements of modern life bear uncanny resemblances to things depicted in the iconic series. We may not have transporters yet, but what things from Star Trek's "future" are realities right now?

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Steven S. Long

Steven S. Long is a writer and game designer who’s worked primarily in the tabletop roleplaying game field for the past twenty years. During that time he’s written or co-written approximately 200 books. He’s best known for his work with Champions and the HERO System, but has worked for many other RPG companies. In recent years, he’s branched out into writing fiction as well, contributing Fantasy short stories to numerous... Read More →

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JT "The Enginerd"

JT “The Enginerd” is an all-purpose geek.  She obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech in 2013.  Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration and helping construct a platform to measure the force produced during an insects jump.  She also hopes to obtain a Masters of Education in Instruction and Curriculum in... Read More →
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Chris Shrewsbury

Chris Shrewsbury has been attending conventions and cosplaying for almost 30 years.  Growing up in WV, he's attended, volunteered at, and been staff at literally dozens of cons along the east coast. While studying Speech Pathology and Deaf Education at Liberty Univ., he became a nationally certified sign language interpreter and has worked with many notable entertainers, educators, and government officials.  He also served a tour in... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Suite 215

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