Jonathan David Baird

Jonathan David Baird


Jonathan David Baird has worked professionally as an archaeologist since 1994. He has a masters degree in English literature from Fort Hays State University. His focus of study was the influence of Darwin's theory on late 19th century Gothic horror literature. He also has a masters from Ft Hays in American history with a focus on the frontier and frontier mythology. Jonathan has an avid interest in medieval combat and fought at Battle of the Nations (the world championship of medieval combat) in 2017. Besides medieval combat his interests include traditional skills, primitive technology, and ethnobotany.

Jonathan is the editor and a major contributor to (A Journal of Speculative Reality), he has written for and edited several anthology collections, and his work has appeared in numerous publications. He is currently working on an allegorical comic-book series called Dark Maiden which debuted at number 8 on Amazon in comics and graphic novels.

In 2018 Jonathan completed the MFA program at Lindenwood University.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Jonathan David Baird

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM The Xenoarcheology Roadshow

Jody Lynn Nye (Mod.) Our colleagues from the University of Antares shipped us a fresh crate of alien artifacts, all in need of identification. Can you decipher their true use?

Sat 01:00PM Ethnobotany

Author and Archaeologist David Baird moderates this panel on ethnobotany (the study of a region's plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local cultures, religions and people.)

CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Ancient Technologies and Ancient Civilizations
Dr. Arlan Andrews will moderate this discussion on ancient technologies and civilizations lost to antiquity.
Sat 07:00PM Doomsday Prepping

What do you need to know to survive the Apocalypse? Author Jonathan David Baird moderates.

CC: Meeting Room 5
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros

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 11:00AM Mad Scientists and Monsters: Darwins Effect on late 19th Century Gothic Horror Literature
Darwin is not so much the father of evolutionary theory as he is a Titan releasing a scientific Kraken on the Victorian world. A modern Prometheus changing how we view the world forever. New ways of thinking challenge old patterns and out of this ideological conflict is birthed a new mythology. Here is the origin of all our modern myths. Dragons become sauropods and werewolves become ape men. Magic is transformed into science and the world falls into a new age of epic adventure.
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
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