Programming and Panels

View the Panel Schedule here   (subject to change)

 

2120 AD Intel Debrief and Q & A

The Caine Riordan series brings an entirely new universe together with an almost classic science fiction hero (although you wouldn’t know it at first). Delve into the military and political realities in the Consolidated Terran Republic with the author.


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Dr. Charles Gannon

 

50 Years of Star Trek: Past, Present and Beyond

Join the Greg Cox and the Captain and Crew of the USS Charon, a Chapter of STARFLEET: The International STAR TREK Fan Association, as they discuss and explore the many facets of the fifty-year phenomenon that is Star Trek. From the Original TV series that first aired on September 8th 1966, to the most recent film, Star Trek Beyond, Star Trek has had a monumental effect on TV, film and modern Western Culture. Come connect with your fellow fans in an interactive panel discussion as we talk about the history of this influential franchise and look ahead to where it’s going.


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Greg Cox
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Scott Gibson

 

Aircraft Carriers in Space!

Aircraft carriers are cool. Aircraft carriers in space are even more cool -- even if they might not make sense. This talk explores aircraft carriers in reality and science fiction.


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Christopher Weuve

 

Amtgard/Dagorhir

Using foam padded weapons we play battle games such as capture the flag, team death match and various tournaments based on medieval combat. Learn crafting of weapons and armor as well as combat techniques and employ them on your enemies, becoming the very hero of lore.


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Caleb Bruce

 

A Reading from the Frontlines!

Join members of the NAC Fanclub, as series creator Marko Kloos take some time to tease with an excerpt from the upcoming 5th Novel in his Frontlines Series. Bring your Battle Armor and a fully loaded M-66A for a glimpse into the future of earth's defenders and the upcoming battles they face.


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Marko Kloos

 

Baen Roadshow

The Baen Roadshow presents the great art and completed covers of new and upcoming Baen books. Plus authors and editors present at Honorcon give the audience the skinny on many of the new and future releases. And there is always lots and lots of swag for the audience—free stuff you’ll love—including Baen hardcovers, advance reading copies, trade paperbacks, book marks, buttons, and other great items.

 


 

Build a Space Station Competition

After Operation Oyster Bay Manticore needs a new space station, and you get to design and build it! Come out and join us for a fun K’nex and Lego building competition! This can be an individual build or a group effort, and all ages are welcome. No need to bring anything except your imagination! When the build time is over each team or individual will present their space station to our judges and prizes will be awarded in several categories.


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Nina Gordon

 

BuSup Product review Q&A

This is will be the time we unveil new product and swag. We will discuss what is coming up. As well as how to submit for new vendors etc. just nice open informal discussion and unveiling of new products being added to the store.


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ADM Heidi Nelson

 

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. Come learn about Big Cat Rescue, who they are, what they do, and how the TRMN can help. Presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.


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Kathryn Stapleton

 

Body Confidence and Positivity in Cosplay

A discussion on body image and confidence in oneself and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. This Panel will cover cosplay for all, regardless of age, gender, skin color, body type/size, sexual orientation, disability, etc.


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Nancy Knight
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Patrick Brown

 

Bosun's Round Table

A discussion and forum for Ships Bosun's, Senior Enlisted, and Junior Enlisted in TRMN


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SMCGM Ken O'Dell
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CPO Adam Davis
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SCPO John Kane

 

Breaking the Mold - Female Heroes in Modern Sci - Fi

Please join us for a discussion on how female literary heroes have come to the forefront of science fiction writing. From the Iconic Commander Susan Ivanova of Babylon 5, Kara "Starbuck" Thrace of Battlestar Galactica, to Princess Leia of the Star Wars saga, to written heros Vanessa Murakuma of the Terran Federation Navy, to Honor Harrington of the RMN. Come and discuss your heros and how they have made impressions on fandom and the culture that surrounds it.


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Claudia Christian

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David Weber

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Marko Kloos

 

BuComm Q&A

Meet the Staff of the TRMN Bureau of Communications. This is an opportunity to get some first-hand insight into the Bureau of Communications, the day-to-day running of the department, what we do, and the policies and procedures that go into branding The Royal Manticoran Navy, The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association. What is Branding? Why is it so important? All of these questions will be addressed and more.


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CDRE Zach White

 

Building an Alternate History World

Discussing the issues involved in creating a believable alternate history background for a novel.


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Christopher Nuttall

 

Claudia Christian Q&A

Ever wanted to know more about Commander Ivanova? Or maybe what her favorite role(s) were to play in her career? Perhaps you are interested in her new book. Now you can! Join Claudia for an open Q & A session.


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Claudia Christian

 

Colonial Ministry of Defense: A Battlestar Galactica Fan Association

Raiders, Vipers and Battlestars oh my! Join the Colonial Ministry of Defense as we discuss the organization as well as the show that inspired it. The Colonial Fleet Needs You!


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Les Rickard

 

Command Staff Round Table (closed to all but ship command staff)

Come meet your other ship COs, XOs, and Bosuns and have a chance to discuss ideas and issue pertinent to running your ship. If you are a new CO, XO, or Bosun come have those burning questions answered by your peers. This panel is only for ship level command staff. All others, including Division, Squadron, Task, Group, and Fleet command staff will be turned away. The purpose of a closed meeting is to allow ship COs, XOs, and Bosuns to really be able to talk about things that they may have questions on or issues with without having to worry about who else may be there and what they say being taken the wrong way. It isn’t a “bitch” session but sometimes more can be discussed and resolved if those in the chain of command are not there. The moderator will take notes and can then work to find answers to any outstanding questions. We can, after the fact, post a short recap of the panel in the White Berets group.


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CDRE Christa Brolley

 

Crossplay and Gender Bending: A New Twist on Your Favorite Characters

A discussion on making your favorite characters your own regardless of who they are. Includes tips and advice on making the first steps and being comfortable with whoever you want to be. We'll be covering methods of making girls into guys and guys into girls, including: ~Binding for girls ~Tucking for guys ~Creating false breasts for guys ~How to wear clothing of the opposite gender ~Safety tips for all ~and other little tricks and tips to help you "pass"! Audience participation is encouraged throughout the panel. Note: that some discussion of certain anatomy is inevitable.


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Nancy Knight
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Patrick Brown

 

David Weber and BuNine

Want to discover the process by which the hard science is put into science fiction? Just how do the various kinds of technology come to-gether and who are these people that advise David on his ideas? David Weber and BuNine answers questions and talk about past, present, and future projects.


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David Weber
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Christopher Weuve

 

E-book Vs. Print

I wish to compare the two most popular ways of putting your work out into the public, Ebook and Print, both Self Published and Traditionally Published. I also want to discuss which way is more effective for each form of publishing.


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Christopher Woods

 

Evil GMing 101

When it comes to tabletop gaming, crafting a story that engages your players is hard work. Learn how to present difficult choices, adapt to unexpected outcomes, and make your players beg for mercy and ask for more.


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Matthew Bowman

 

From blue to the black, taking the naval warfare into space

It's only natural that as we move into space, ways to fight and operate there will need to be invented. In some of the best SF, those methods mimic blue navy tactics. Come discuss this with a veteran naval aviator and his mil-sf cohorts as we talk about what works, and what doesn't, when we imagine war in the deep dark.


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Mark Wandrey

 

Getting Started at BuTrain

Are you confused over rank and specialty exams? Do you not know where to start in your academic career? Come find out from BuTrain faculty and staff and get your questions answered. This is geared toward new members and those that have not taken exams at BuTrain. (If you are a seasoned test taker, perhaps you will consider the panel “Now What Can I Do at BuTrain?”)


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CDRE Christa Brolley

 

The Good, the Bad, and the Alien

How do you make your villains believable, yet also dangerous? Our panel will discuss this with examples from their own works as well as popular fiction (both print and film). If you are writing a book, or want to write a book, this is a good chance to listen to veteran writers discuss how they paint that deliciously bad dude we all love to hate. Especially if they aren't even human. From Darth Vader to Grand Admiral Thrawn, we'll take a look at how good it is to be bad.


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Mark Wandrey

 

Handling critical remarks about your writing

In an age of indie authors and online comments forums, when nothing is ever truly forgotten, dealing with criticism has become increasingly important. How should authors respond to critics, from the helpful guys to the trolls and worse?


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Christopher Nuttall

 

Heroic Gaming 101

The GM isn’t the only storyteller at the table. Learn tips on how to craft intriguing characters, play with or break stereotypes, and work with your GM and fellow players to craft an epic that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.


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Christopher Weuve

 

Hooking Your Audience

How do you capture and keep your audience’s attention? What makes some opening lines so good, and how many cliffhangers should you use? I lay out the six things to look at which capture an audience’s imagination and show examples from fan favorites.


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Matthew Bowman

 

Horizons versus Artemis. What simulator is for you?

We will discuss the difference between the Horizon and Artemis bridge simulators comparing the pros and cons of each so you can choose the best for you.


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Joel Lyons

 

How Much Science Should a Science Fiction Writer Know?

This panel will look at writing science into your science fiction. Both scientifically-minded and non-sciency people are welcome as we try to determine how much science does it take to make good science fiction.


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Chris Kennedy

 

Immersive Futurism: Building the Terran Republic of the Caine Riordan series…with your help!

Chuck Gannon discusses the immersive futurism that informs his three Nebula-nominated novels and teases what's in store for Caine Riordan and the other characters of the Terran Republic series. Videos, navigation software, and Q & A included!


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Dr. Charles Gannon

 

Komei Jyuku Demonstration

The North Carolina branch of the Komei Jyuku is focused on the instruction of classic Japanese Samurai combat arts. Most notably the widely practiced style of iai (sword drawing): “Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu” meaning “Peerless, Direct Transmission, True-Faith Style.” Laying claim to an unbroken history of approximately 450 years. This make it the second oldest extant martial art form in Japan. The NCKJ will be showing combative drills, sparring, mock combat, and target cutting. Also onsite to answer questions (theoretical and historical) and sword parts and assembly.


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Aaron Sua

 

Lankies in my backyard!!!

It’s 2016 and the Seed Ships have found the Sol system 92 years early! - Come share in the discussion of a major what if situation, how would the nations of the world deal with the events and how if any would humanity survive. With series creator Marko Kloos.


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Marko Kloos

 

The Librarians: Filing Evil Under History.

The popular TV series, about a crack team of kick-ass Librarians keeping the world safe from dangerous magic, launches its third season this Fall, along with a new series of original LIBRARIANS novels by author Greg Cox. Come discuss what's new for The Library and its fans.


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Greg Cox

 

Making of an Epic Universe: How to build a believable world and characters

Putting together those vital components of a best selling universe. Come hear the panel of experts tell you what they did to make it all happen. What do they consider the essential pieces of the puzzle that make readers into insatiable alien creatures devouring everything you write. Or at least what they think those might be.


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David Weber
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Mark Wandrey

 

McGuffins to Mary Sue - When to avoid them, and when to embrace them

When writing we always need a hook, that special thing which either motivates the good guys or bad guys to have it. And we don't want to make those heroes (or heroines) into something no one can be. We'll discuss the ins and outs out using everything from a Mary Sue character to unobtanium, along with the possible pitfalls of the same.


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Mark Wandrey

 

Meet the Space Lords and their Staff

Come meet your Space Lords and their Staff. After a brief introduction to what they are each responsible for you will be able to ask questions.


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CDRE Christa Brolley

 

More than Swords: The Military and Fantasy

While there are plenty of fantasy soldiers who wield a sword, ax, or bow, you can also find those who have magic and more modern weapons, such as the well-armed mercenaries of the Monster Hunter International series, where magic and technology are inexplicably linked. Let’s talk about how to integrate the war and the military into fantastical settings.


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Chris Kennedy

 

Movies to Books

We're all familiar with books being turned into movies, but what about when it's the other way around? Greg Cox, who has written and edited numerous movie novelizations, for such films as GODZILLA and UNDERWORLD and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, talks about how and why movies get turned into movies.


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Greg Cox
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Scott Gibson

 

NAC Fanclub Meeting

Come sit in with members of the newly forming NAC: Frontlines Fanclub. Join local members and interested persons, along with series creator Marko Kloos. Talk about upcoming additions and planning for the group and where they are headed from here be you a Podhead or ground side Grunt of Homeworld Defense, share your enjoyment of the universe with others.


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Marko Kloos

 

Naval Command and Control

Ships and planes and the like are cool, but it is command and control that holds it all together and makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts. This talk is about how the US Navy exercises command and control, and what lessons from modern naval warfare might apply for warfare in space.


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Christopher Weuve

 

Naval Metaphors in Science Fiction

Space is not the ocean, so why is it a "space navy?" Why is it "Starfleet" rather than “Starforce”? With the exception of a few works that are modeled on air forces, science fiction space forces seem to be based on navies. This talk looks at different models of naval warfare (air, surface, and subsurface) and how they are represented in science fiction.


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Christopher Weuve

 

Now What Can I Do at BuTrain?

You’ve taken your rank and some specialty exams. Now what? Come find out what else you can take at one of BuTrain’s many academies or how you can help at BuTrain. We’ll try to answer all your questions and help you continue on your academic career.


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CDRE Christa Brolley

 

Ow, My Spleen!

All too often in a book or movie, the characters undergo severe physical trauma, only for them to undertake heroic acts in the following scenes. How do you write realistic fiction where your characters are injured and face the consequences yet still manage to allow them to do what you need?


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Kal Spriggs

 

Peerage Tea Hosted by the Grand Duchess

Come and join us at the annual Tea with the Duchess for beverages and scones. What better way to get to know our very own Duchess Sharon Weber!!


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Sharon Weber

 

Playing With Somebody Else's Toys

Media tie-in novels, based on popular movie characters, TV shows, comic books, and games, have been a staple of SF and Fantasy publishing for decades. Greg Cox, who has written original novels based on everything from ALIAS to ZORRO, talks about this peculiar corner of publishing--and dispels some common misconceptions.


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Greg Cox

 

Publicity for Newbies

With 800,000 new books every year on Amazon, the hardest part of being a successful writer isn’t crafting a great story, but rising above the noise to get noticed. How does an aspiring author (or even an accomplished one) do this? Come to this workshop and find out!


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Chris Kennedy

 

Reinventing the Zombie Apocalypse

What do 99% of the ZA books you've read all have in common? Everything! While this genre continues to chug along like an undead juggernaut, this is largely due to the 1% of books that are not following the mold. We'll talk about the better twists and turns in the exciting genre, both what we liked, and what we didn't. Come take a bite out of the walking dead.


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Mark Wandrey

 

So you want to be a LAC Jock?

We will discuss the relevance of the latest AO covering LACs and what they can mean for the growing of the organization in your area.


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Joel Lyons

 

StarFire Universe - Then and Now and the Future

Please join David Weber, Steve White, and Dr. Chuck Gannon on a comparison of the universe from the beginnings vs the Thebans to the most recent conflicts with the Baldies. And the Changes with the star faring Races over time.


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David Weber

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Steve White
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Dr. Charles Gannon

 

Stargate: Past, Present and Future

Join the Stargate SG9 Team in a discussion of the movie Stargate, the television series, SG1, and the prospect of a new movie by the director of the original movie.


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CAPT Mark Morgan

 

Sudden But Inevitable Betrayals

This presentation goes over the basics of the mystery story, as well as how to craft mystery sub-plots into a story that might primarily belong to another genre.


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Matthew Bowman

 

Super Devastators and Dredging the Warp Points

Join us for a discussion of advancements in technology in the Starfire Universe after the end of the 4th ISW. Everything from Energy Torpedoes to the Super Devastator class ships and maybe get the scoop on upcoming plans for the future


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Steve White
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Dr. Charles Gannon

 

Tactical Astronomy

With Science Fiction’s introduction of Warfare in Space, there are aspects concerning how do warships hide in space (“There is no stealth in space” is often quoted). The Honorverse includes aspects of stealth technology throughout the series. How is this done? (How could it be done?) What does a warship look like in Infrared? Ultraviolet? Gravitics? All this and more...


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Bill Edwards

 

Them's Fighting Words: Writing Combat In Science Fiction.

We’ve all seen movies or read stories where what we know about science does not mesh with what’s presented to us. Science fiction readers are willing to suspend their disbelief to a point, and it’s important to know where that point is. This panel will focus on the finer details of writing combat in science fiction where the planet, the vacuum of space, and the technology can all challenge what we know.


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Chris Kennedy

 

Third Fleet Command Teams meeting

All Third fleet command teams are encouraged to attend as the we will discuss  any concerns that our chapters may have and go over the plans for the upcoming year. This meeting is restricted to Third fleet command teams and fleet command staff.


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Joel Lyons

 

TRMN Uniform Development Board Q&A

Meet the Staff of the TRMN Uniform Development Board. This is an opportunity to get some first-hand insight into the Uniform Development Board, the day-to-day running of the department, what we do, and the policies and procedures that go into taking the canon material and making it real. Why is something done the way it is, questions about the new manuals, need assistance with sourcing uniform items. This panel is all about your questions – so come prepared!


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CDRE Zach White

 

Walk through the steps to ready your book for print with IngramSpark

I would like to show the steps I went through to publish my books through Ingram. I learned from trial and error and wish to save others a few of the errors. This is more of a "How to" than a panel. If there is another author who used CreateSpace that would like to join me we can cover both POD companies.


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Christopher Woods

 

Writing Evil

Heroes are boring unless they struggle; and villains are boring if they’re only there to make the heroes work for their prize. What are the ways we can look at good and evil in fiction? What feels real, and what captures the imagination?


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Matthew Bowman

 

Writing with a Partner

So ever wonder how that process works? Join a panel of tag team writers in the multi verse of Military Scifi, and enjoy their insight on how to write together in a manner where the story blends seamlessly for the enjoyment of all.


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David Weber

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Dr. Charles Gannon
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Chris Kennedy
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Mark Wandrey
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Steve White

 

Panelist Bios

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Aaron Sua heads the North Carolina branch of the international organization of the Komei Jyuku under Sekiguchi Sensei. He has practiced and studied many arts from around the world starting at the age of 10. Eastern arts have been a primary focus and he has been dedicated to the instruction and practice of the Komei Jyuku curriculum for the last 11 years. He has had the privilege of training directly with Sekiguchi Sensei on many occasions as well as several other highly ranked Sensei.

 

Bill Edwards is one of the founding members of BuNine (David Weber's Honorverse technical support team), and currently serves as a technical and scientific advisor in Radar and Weapon Systems, Electronic Warfare (EW), Astrophysics, Naval Operations, and extrapolations of How Things Might Work in the Honorverse.

A subject matter expert in EW and Intelligence Operations, Bill spent 20+ years as a U.S. Navy EW specialist, Assistant Signals Warfare Officer, and an AEGIS Weapons Systems Combat Systems Watch Officer. After the Navy, he continued as a Defense Contractor where he was a member of design teams for the National Missile Defense Communications Network, government software engineering analyses, remotely-operated sensor systems, and orbital sensor platforms, as well as other programs and projects. As of late, his efforts are concentrated as an Army Cyber Warfare Capabilities Analyst where he integrates Cyberspace Combat with non-Cyber Warfare Operations, rounding out over four decades of work for the U.S. Government.

With BuNine, Bill has contributed to many of the Honorverse books, including “House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion,” and in 2013 he wwas a presenter and/or panelist in the groundbreaking Honorcon science fiction convention, in which he and other BuNine members provided most of the content in the form of in-depth presentations.

Bill’s “superpower” is a highly-tuned level of geekness, where he examines how various technologies in the Honorverse might work based on how similar technologies and studies are used today, with the other members of BuNine on hand to ensure he doesn’t go off the deep end.

 

Kennedy

Chris Kennedy: A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator and elementary school principal. Chris' stories include the "Occupied Seattle" military fiction duology, "The Theogony" and "Codex Regius" science fiction trilogies, and the "War for Dominance" fantasy trilogy. Get his free book, "The Death of Atlantis," at his website, chriskennedypublishing.com.

Called "fantastic" and "a great speaker," he has coached hundreds of beginning authors and budding novelists on how to self-publish their stories at a variety of conferences, conventions and writing guild presentations. He is the author of the award-winning #1 bestseller, "Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores," as well as the leadership training book, "Leadership from the Darkside." Find out more about having him talk to your group at chriskennedyspeaking.com. Chris lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife and family. He is currently working with the Navy to help shape Navy training processes for the year 2025. He is the holder of a doctorate in educational leadership and master's degrees in both business and public administration. Follow Chris on Facebook at facebook.com/chriskennedypublishing.biz and on Twitter at @ChrisKennedy110.

 

Christopher Weuve is a professional naval analyst and wargame designer. He spent 6 years at the Center for Naval Analyses (the Combat Information Center of a Burke-class destroyer would make an excellent starship bridge), and then 5 years on the faculty of the US Naval War College.

Outside the day job, he's a founding member of BuNine (David Weber's Honorverse analytic visualization team), and was an editor for “House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion,” in which he also co-authored (with David Weber) the “Building a Navy in the Honorverse” chapter.

As both an avid science fiction fan since before he was old enough to read and a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval War College, Chris spends his free time analyzing Real-World(tm) naval warfare and how similar subjects are represented in science fiction. He is (to the best of his knowledge) the only person ever interviewed (twice!) by the journal Foreign Policy about science fiction warships.

 

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Christopher Woods was born in 1970 and has spent most of his life with a book in hand. Soulguard is his debut novel. It is followed by three sequels, Soullord and Bloodlord, and Rash'Tor'Ri, with more to come. He lives in Woodbury, TN with his wife, Wendy. As a former carpenter of 25 years, he spends his time between various building projects and writing new books.

 

Spriggs

Kal Spriggs is a professional author of science fiction and fantasy. He has already begun publishing three science fiction series: The Shadow Space Chronicles and The Renegades. The Shadow Space Chronicles is military science fiction and space opera and follows a small faction of humanity as they attempt to stave off multiple threats and to prevent the extinction of the human race. The Renegades is a novella series that follows a crew of misfits, outlaws, and renegades as they blunder from one encounter to the next, oftentimes heavily outgunned and outnumbered. Both series are set in the same universe. He is also the author of Fenris Unchained, a space opera chronicle in which a small group of convicts are drafted to prevent the destruction of an inhabited world.

Kal is the author of the epic fantasy novel, Echo of the High Kings, the first book of the Eoriel saga.. Kal has to balance his writing between being active duty in the US Army, his wife and family, and far too many hobbies.

 

Wandrey

Mark Wandrey: Located in rural Tennessee, Mark Wandrey has been creating new worlds since he was old enough to write. After penning countless short stories, he realized novels were his real calling and hasn't looked back since. A lifetime of diverse jobs, extensive travels, and living in most areas of the country have uniquely equipped him with experiences to color his stories in ways many find engaging and thought provoking.

His current work is the Earth Song series, five books placed in a future where an orphaned mankind must fight for its very existence in a hostile galaxy. These books, Overture, Sonata in Orionis, The Lost Aria, Etude to War, and Twilight Serenade are currently available from Henchmen Press. The 6th book in the series, Nocturne's Reckoning is under development.

Recently, Mark diversified his portfolio and has rampaged into the exciting world of the Zombie Apocalypse, but with his own twist. These aren't ravening hordes or the undead, these are living zombies, plague victims he affectionately refers to as Nombies (Ohm nom nom). The book, A Time to Die, was released by Henchmen Press in July 2016 and has been an Amazon best seller. It’s sequel, A Time to Run, is under development.

His next big thing is expected to be The Four Horsemen Saga, a series of epic Mil-SF books placed in a future where mercenary armies hold the balance of power in the galaxy.

 

Kloos

Marko Kloos: Marko Kloos is the author of the Frontlines series, a critically acclaimed military scifi series consisting of four books (Terms of Enlistment, Lines of Departure, Angels of Attack, and Chains of Command), two novellas (Lucky Thirteen, and Measures of Absolution) and a graphic novel series titled Frontlines: Requiem.

The Frontlines series focuses on a dystopian space-faring Earth where nations battle with one another over off-world colonies in the near future. Kloos' depicts these military and political conflicts from the perspective of enlisted grunts and rank-and-file soldiers, who fight these battles for a society that has little regard to their fate.

The fourth book in the Frontlines series, Chains of Command, will be released by Amazon Publishing/47 North on April 19th, 2016. The first issue of the comic, Frontlines: Requiem, from Amazon Publishing and Jet City Comics, will be released on April 20th, 2016.

Marko Kloos' Frontlines series has received acclaim from notable authors such as George R.R. Martin, who has added Kloos as an author to the next edition of his long running Wild Cards anthology series. George R.R. Martin's next edition of Wild Cards, featuring new works by Kloos, is set to be released in Spring 2016.