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Darin Kennedy

Darin Kennedy

     Scientist / Author

Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in the sands of northern Iraq.

His debut novel, The Mussorgsky Riddle, was born from a fusion of two of his lifelong loves: classical music and world mythology. The Stravinsky Intrigue continues those same themes, and his Fugue & Fable series will culminate later this year in The Tchaikovsky Finale. The first novel in his The Pawn Stratagem contemporary fantasy series, Pawns Gambit, combines heroic adventure, magic, and chess. His short stories can be found in numerous anthologies and magazines.

Doctor by day and novelist by night, he writes and practices medicine in Charlotte, NC. Find him online at darinkennedy.com.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Darin Kennedy

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Paranormal Romance: Lovers and Stranger Others
Terry Maggert moderates this panel on the dynamics that drive the psyche in the world of paranormal romance.
Fri 03:00PM Autograph Session (Hearne, D. Kennedy)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Medicine, Monsters and the Apocalypse
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this panel on the medical aspects of surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape.
Sat 10:00AM Reading: Darin Kennedy & Mark Wandrey
Come and hear these authors read passages from their works!
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Author's Alley (D. Kennedy, Lackey, Manning/Patterson, McKeown, Spriggs)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 06:00PM Author's Alley (Brooks, D. Kennedy, Lackey, Woods)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Author's Alley
(60 min)
Sat 07:00PM Author's Alley (Braker, Holo, D. Kennedy, Vogel, Woods)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Dr. Robert Hampson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 12:00PM World Mythology and It's Influence on Science Fiction and Fantasy Art and Literature
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this interdisciplinary panel on how world mythology has shaped and influenced science fiction and fantasy art and literature.
Sun 02:00PM Traumatic Brain Injury: From GIs to Jocks
Dr. Robert Hampson will moderate this discussion on current problems of TBI in civilian as well and veteran populations - especially NFL and youth soccer & football. Discussion will also include how the current science and treatment has evolved courtesy of treating wounded warriors.