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'''Les Johnson''' describes himself as a NASA physicist, author, husband, father, and manager—though probably not in that order. At NASA, he's the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL. He uses what he calls his spare time to write (popular science books/articles as well as science fiction), read (science fiction), and fulfill both the roles of husband and that of father to his two children.
  
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Les's latest production—''Sky Alert!: When Satellites Fail'', due out 31 March 2013 from Springer Books—is another foray into popsci that examines in detail the topics of the modern world's dependence on satellite technologies, what could and would go wrong in a catastrophic loss of satellites, and how we can work to prevent or prepare for that. Before that there was ''Going Interstellar'', co-edited with Jack McDevitt, which collected both fiction and essays on the titular subject. Then there's his science fiction novel ''Back to the Moon''—written with Travis S. Taylor—the story of (not surprisingly) mankind's return to that body after decades of absence. He's also the co-author (with various others) of the non-fiction ''Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth'', ''Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel'', and ''Living Off the Land in Space: Green Roads to the Cosmos''.
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You can learn lots more about Les at [http://lesjohnsonauthor.com/ lesjohnsonauthor.com] or you can check his [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Les-Johnson/91916935147 Facebook page], his [http://les-johnson.blogspot.com/ personal blog], and his [http://www.linkedin.com/in/lesjohnson1 Linkedin page].
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In addition to our Guests of Honor, Mistress of Ceremonies, and Special Guest we have a great lineup of other guests. This list will be updated as more guests are confirmed.
 
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[[File:LesJohnson169.jpg|frame|left|<div align="center">Les Johnson</div>]]
 
'''Les Johnson''' describes himself as a NASA physicist, manager, author, husband, and father—though probably not in that order. At NASA, he is the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL. He uses what he calls his spare time to write (popular science books/articles and now science fiction), read (science fiction), and fulfill both the roles of husband and that of father to his two children.
 
 
Les's first foray into writing science fiction is ''Back to the Moon''—written with Travis S. Taylor—the story of (not surprisingly) mankind's return to that body after decades of absence. He's alwo the co-author (with Gregory Matloff and C Bangs) of the non-fiction ''Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth''. You can learn lots more about Les at [http://lesjohnsonauthor.com/ lesjohnsonauthor.com] or you can check his [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Les-Johnson/91916935147 Facebook page] and his [http://www.linkedin.com/in/lesjohnson1 Linkedin page].
 
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Revision as of 15:48, 6 March 2013

Con†Stellation XXXV: Horologium (The Clock)

13–15 October 2017——Huntsville, Alabama

GoH: Mary Robinette Kowal      Artist GoH: David O. Miller      MC: Toni Weisskopf

The final Con†Stellation is over 🙁
We will be transforming this into a history site
Please bear with us as that transition will take some time

This page is not yet fully updated for 2013. Please come back soon for updates.

Contents

Guest of Honor

Bio for GoH Larry Correia coming soon.

Fan Guest of Honor

A Dr. Osborn Creation
Dr. Osborn in one of his "moods"

Darrell Osborn is a Renaissance man—graphic artist, stage magician, and balloon artist. When not plotting complete world domination, he puts on a variety of magic shows in the Tennesse Valley area under his nom de stage "Doctor Osborn." These last several years he's also been sharing his balloon sculptures (lots more than just your basic balloon animals!), magic, and general madcap sensibility at conventions around the area—including Con†Stellation.

You can find out more about Darrell on his website or on his Facebook page.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Stephanie Osborn
photo by Johnny Miller

Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program as well as various military space defense programs. Stephanie is retired from space work and has moved on to be a heck of a writer. She's been known to claim she's still fairly new at this "author stuff," but that's getting harder to take seriously all the time… just look at the body of her work. Her website—www.Stephanie-Osborn.com—lists a huge array of novels (some co-authored with the likes of Travis S. Taylor, Darrell Bain, or Darrell Osborn), short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and even a YA fantasy book. Stephanie was a major hit as our Mistress of Ceremonies at Con†Stellation XXX in 2011—so much so that she's become our semi-permanent MC :-)

In addition to her website, you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, or any of several other social sites listed on her links page.

Also Expected to Attend

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In addition to our Guests of Honor, and Mistress of Ceremonies we're working on a great lineup of other guests. This list will be updated as more guests are confirmed.

Les Johnson

Les Johnson
photo from Marshall Star

Les Johnson describes himself as a NASA physicist, author, husband, father, and manager—though probably not in that order. At NASA, he's the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL. He uses what he calls his spare time to write (popular science books/articles as well as science fiction), read (science fiction), and fulfill both the roles of husband and that of father to his two children.

Les's latest production—Sky Alert!: When Satellites Fail, due out 31 March 2013 from Springer Books—is another foray into popsci that examines in detail the topics of the modern world's dependence on satellite technologies, what could and would go wrong in a catastrophic loss of satellites, and how we can work to prevent or prepare for that. Before that there was Going Interstellar, co-edited with Jack McDevitt, which collected both fiction and essays on the titular subject. Then there's his science fiction novel Back to the Moon—written with Travis S. Taylor—the story of (not surprisingly) mankind's return to that body after decades of absence. He's also the co-author (with various others) of the non-fiction Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth, Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, and Living Off the Land in Space: Green Roads to the Cosmos.

You can learn lots more about Les at lesjohnsonauthor.com or you can check his Facebook page, his personal blog, and his Linkedin page.

Others to be posted when confirmed

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