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Monday, March 11 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Explaining Science

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It's always an exciting time to write about science—so many discoveries and breakthroughs to explain and explore. But are there challenges in writing about science, in fiction and in journalism, in a time when the science has become a political and cultural football? Our panelists look at the joys and challenges of explaining science to contemporary audiences.

Performers / Speakers
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John Scalzi

Author, "The Consuming Fire"
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Mary Robinette Kowal

Attendee
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →
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Katie Mack

astronomy; the universe; cosmic destruction; science communication
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Annalee Newitz

writer
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. She's the author of the Nebula-nominated novel Autonomous, and the nonfiction book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She was the co-founder of io9.com, and is currently editor-at-large for... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward