Geoffrey Mandragora

Geoffrey Mandragora

     Author


Geoffrey Mandragora is the pen name for Brent Mehring. He is currently completing three years of rehab following a twenty year addiction to historical re-enactment. After decades of arguing with people about what is "period," his first novel, The Thunderbolt Affair sets the argument, "What is Steampunk?"His obsession with minute details of abandoned technologies and outmoded social behavior often leads to production hours lost to research, followed by long chapters of "I researched it, you have to read about it." To which his editor replies, "Not necessarily." The events of The Thunderbolt Affair begin in a version of 1887 nearly parallel to our own history, with one small change. From that one difference, he sought to extrapolate rapid changes in technology and society that would lead to something recognizable as steampunk, while entertaining the reader by telling an engaging story with a memorable cast of characters.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Geoffrey Mandragora

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 02:00PM On Writing Historical Fiction

Special GOH David Coe / D.B. Jackson moderates a discussion on the essential elements of writing good historical fiction.

Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

Event
CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Author's Alley (Brooks, DJ Butler, Cordova, Howell, Mandragora)

Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Author's Alley (Humphreys, D. Kennedy, Lewis, Mandragora, Witzke)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Autograph Session (Cochrane, Mandragora)

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.)

Autograph
Dealer's Room (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Reading: Brett Brooks & Geoffrey Mandragora
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros

Event
M: Tennessee River Room
Michael J. Allen
Arlan Andrews
Steve Antczak
Lou Antonelli
Charity Ayres
Jonathan David Baird
Griffin Barber
Paul Barrett
Jim Beall
J. D. Beckwith
David Bogen
Karen Bogen
Scott Bragg
Brett Brooks
Douglas Burbey
David L. Burkhead
David (D.J.) Butler
Joseph Capdepon II
Anna Grace Carpenter
Rachel Cates
Jack Clemons
Julie Cochrane
David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson
Brian Cooksey
Jason Cordova
Bridget Correia
Larry Correia
Terry Culver
Jim Curtis
Doug Dandridge
Dr. Ben Davis
Jonathan Del Arroz
Kary English
Karen Evans
Kevin Evans
Robert S. Evans
Kacey Ezell
Eric Flint
Monalisa Foster
A. M. Freeman
Julie Frost
Karl Gallagher
Melissa Gay
Amie Gibbons
Peter Grant
Michael H. Hanson
Jonna Hayden
Louise Herring-Jones
Taylor S Hoch
Dan Hollifield
John Holmes
Teresa Howard
Rob Howell
Daniel M. Hoyt
Sarah A. Hoyt
Daniel Humphreys
Kevin Ikenberry
Steve Jackson
Bryan Jones
J.D. Jordan
Cecilia Star Kachina
Chris Kennedy
Dorothy Klapp
Tom Kratman
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Dina Leacock
D. Alan Lewis
Doug Loss
Tamara Lowery
Terry Maggert
Amanda Makepeace
Geoffrey Mandragora
Mike Massa
Edward McKeown
Megan Miller
Jim Minz
Nan Monroe
Laura Montgomery
Anita Moore
Nico Murray
Jon R. Osborne
David E. Pascoe
Mike Resnick
Gray Rinehart
William Joseph Roberts
Jay Roye
Philip Paul Sacco
Cedar Sanderson
Hans G. Schantz
Dave Schroeder
Julia Morgan Scott
Lydia Sherrer
Martin Shoemaker
Stephen J. Simmons
Benjamin Tyler Smith
Cathe Smith
Chris Smith
Andrew Souvinette
Kal Spriggs
Melisa Todd
Tiffany Toland-Scott
John Van Stry
Justin Watson
Toni Weisskopf
Rich Weyand
Dawn Witzke
Marisa Wolf
Chris Woods
John Wright
James Young
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM Author's Alley (DJ Butler, Coe/Jackson, Lowery, Mandragora, Ward)

Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sun 01:00PM Crossing Steampunk
D. Allen Lewis moderates this panel on writing and mixing genres that cross Steampunk.
 
 
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