2021 Mars Society Convention

I’ll be presenting The Science Fiction Connection to Mars and the 2021 international Mars Society Convention

October 14th 14:30 PDT (Los Angeles time)

Registration is free

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My Calgary Expo presentations: Sep 11 – 12, 2021


https://fanexpohq.com/calgaryexpo/schedule/

SCIENCE AND SCI FI: HOW SCIENCE FICTION INSPIRED NEW INVENTIONS

SCIENCE AND SCI FI: HOW SCIENCE FICTION INSPIRED NEW INVENTIONS

Saturday, 12:15 pm in ARABIAN ROOM From Star Trek’s communicator to the cell phone, 2001 Space Odyssey’s HAL to real Artificial Intelligence, and Asimov’s Foundation to modern day’s SpaceX. Science Fiction inspired the greatest minds of our generations to invent the technologies that are changing our world.

I plan talk for 10 minutes or so about NFTs, (Non- Fungible Tokens and crypto-currencies)  –  This market is now exploding. Artists sold pictured for a total of over 3 billion dollars just in August. I think any artist should know about NFTs. This is crazy now.

200+ Free Rocket & Space Vectors

GAME THEORY - HOW GAME THEORY IMPROVES CONFLICTS IN STORIES

GAME THEORY – HOW GAME THEORY IMPROVES CONFLICTS IN STORIES

Saturday 4:45 pm in QUARTERHORSE ROOM What is game theory and why do we want to use it? How to use game theory to raise the stakes, increase tension and create believable conflicts But, we’ll do it in a fun way which include video clips from your favorite movies.

The New York Times goes Vizzini on the word “split” – Foreign Policy
200+ Free Rocket & Space Vectors
SPACE RACE 2.0

SPACE RACE 2.0

Sunday, 1:15 pm in QUARTERHORSE ROOM SpaceX, Blue Origin, Rocket Labs, Virgin Galactic and all the rest. Since the Moon Landing fifty years ago, humans remained confined to Low Earth Orbit. But now, a new space race is forming. This time it’s fueled by the private sector. Learn about the original space race, the new race to space, and the latest news from the field.

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WWC – my panels and presentations

WWC will be on-line free convention in August 13- 15 2021. Everyone can attend.

To register: https://www.whenwordscollide.org/

My presentations / panels:

Saturday 12:00 PM – Panel Chapter One: Your Debut Book

Faye Reineberg Holt, Craig DiLouie, ?, Susan Calder [PM] Your first book will be published. Hooray! It is a dream fulfilled, but will it also be an anticlimax? What surprises are in store? What is the next stage and how do you prepare? What can you do to attract readers to your debut, make your fledgling book take wings and propel your writing career to a second chapter?

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Saturday 5:00 PM – Presentation: The Synergy between Science Fiction and Science

From genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, satellites, sliding doors to cell phones. Ron S. Friedman, a science fiction writer and a blogger will explore how science fiction inspired new technology innovations and how new scientific discoveries ended up as bestselling stories.

Sunday 1:00 PM – Presentation: Space Race 2.0 and the Upcoming Gold Rush

How SpaceX, Blue Origin, Rocket Labs and NASA will open up space, and why should the Canadian energy and mining sectors take part in the upcoming asteroid mining boom.

Sunday 4:00 PM – Panel: Science Fiction As a Critical Tool for Understanding Social and Political Issues Ron Friedman, Nina Munteanu, V. S. Holmes, Claire McCague [PM]

“Art plays a key role in shaping people’s view of the world, and on the twenty-first century science-fiction is arguably the most important genre of all, for it shapes how most people understand things such as AI, bioengineering, and climate change. We certainly need good science, but from political perspective, a good science-fiction movie is worth far more than an article in Science or Nature.” – Yuval Noah Harari, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”

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Starting a new Youtube channel – Sci and Sci – Fi

Connecting the public to Science and Technology through story telling.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzIT6SYViuWxAWcxG3c940w

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Raiders of the Lost World

An adventure story. Indiana Jones meet Jurassic Park. Originally published in 2019 in Gunsmoke & Dragonfire Weird West anthology.

Now you can buy the story as a stand-alone.

https://books2read.com/u/4AK9Ze

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Cities of the Future panel at When Words Collide

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My When Words Collide 2020 Schedule

2020 When Words Collide festival will be free and online.

To join any panel by zoom, download the program guide: https://www.whenwordscollide.org/code-of-conduct.php

Saturday, August 15th

12:00PM Ethics & Exploration Contamination

Jim Sheasby, Michael Gillett, Ron S. Friedman [PM]

When we begin exploring our solar system and creating off world colonies, we won’t be going alone. We’ll be bringing bacteria, and viruses with us that could contaminate and even destroy potential alien life. How do we avoid bringing plagues to new worlds? Should we visit them at all? This panel will discuss the ethics of human space exploration. Host: Selene O’Rourke

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82370439245


Saturday, August 15th

4:00PM Researching Alternative Histories

Ron S. Friedman, B.G. Cousins, Susan Forest, Chris Patrick Carolan [PM]

Based on elements stemming from real life, Alternative History can mix elements of sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction. Writing them requires impeccable research, and scrupulous attention to detail. Our panelists will share how to do methodical historical research, what makes a great alternative history and how to write them. Host: Calvin D. Jim

Host: Calvin D. Jim

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86043001784


Sunday, August 16th

12:00 PM Sunday – Space Force versus Mars

SPACE FORCE (L TO R) STEVE CARELL as GENERAL MARK R. NAIRD and NOAH EMMERICH as KICK GRABASTON in episode 103 of SPACE FORCE Cr. AARON EPSTEIN/NETFLIX © 2020

 Jim Sheasby, David Worsick, J.R.H. Lawless, Ron S. Friedman [PM]

Private companies are building ships to ferry colonists to Mars. At the same time, countries are funding the creation of military forces in space and colonies on the moon. Can both interests coexist? Or will there be war—figuratively or literally. Join in this riveting discussion about humanity’s imminent expansion beyond our planet and the challenges it will bring. Host: Susan Forest

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87888399973


Sunday, August 16th

3:00 PM Cities of the Future

B.G. Cousins, Ariel Kroon, Holly Schofield, Ron S. Friedman

How will climate change, population growth and mass immigration affect the cities of the future? Will we live in mega buildings that reach the clouds? Build massive city rafts on the ocean? Or live underground in tunnels and caves? This panel will discuss what our future cities may look like.

Host: Tammy Lyn Carbol

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86833743077?pwd=Y2dkZzZrcUNsT1B0T1Fnam5yQS9aUT09

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July 15th Canadian Authors / SF Canada

I delivered a presentation on July 15th on character based conflicts organized by Canadian Authors and SF Canada.

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My first article translation to German.

My articles had been translated to French, Spanish, Italian, Indonesian and Portuguese, but it always exciting to be translated for the first time to a new language.

This one is about establishing a colony on the Moon and Mars.

https://de.quora.com/Warum-versuchen-wir-den-Mars-vor-dem-Mond-zu-kolonisieren

Warum versuchen wir, den Mars vor dem Mond zu kolonisieren?

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Ilias Ryspaev
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