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Sunday, July 17 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Psychology of First Contact (ET)

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The people who are willing to go live on space stations or who volunteer to crew exploratory ships, like those of us who served on submarines or in other extreme environments, are decidedly and extraordinarily NON-representative of the Human Race as a whole.  And we tend to be a fairly insular and egotistical subset of the Race, to boot.  How does this skew First Contact scenarios?

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Stephen J. Simmons

Stephen J. Simmons started writing shortly after he retired from the Navy, primarily because his children had grown too old to listen to bedtime stories and the cats never laughed at the funny bits. After he sold over a dozen flash-fiction stories to various online publishing venues... Read More →

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Paula S. Jordan

Science Guest, The Wordshop
Paula S Jordan, a former orbit analyst, writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories (so far) in Analog.  Her first novel, a  present-day alien contact story set in western North Carolina, is nearing completion. Working title: Of Seas and the Stars... Read More →

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Randall Hayes

Randall Hayes organizes the Greensboro Science Cafe series and runs his own educational media company, Agnosia Media, LLC. He also writes a monthly science column for our local SF magazine at intergalacticmedicineshow.com... Read More →

Sunday July 17, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
Suite 215

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