Robert E. Hampson

Robert E. Hampson

     Scientist / Author

Dr. Robert E. Hampson (aka "Tedd Roberts," aka Speaker to Lab Animals) claims he was born to wonderful parents, grew up in Texas, attended university then went on to grad school. He is a Professor at a medical school where his research focuses on the hippocampus and memory. While his history since he entered university was confirmed, there have been some suspicions about his origins before that. Rather, it is suspected that he was genetically created in a growth vat and raised by hyper-intelligent rats to study and understand the human brain with an eye towards world domination.

"Speaker" is known for his eagerness to educate others. For example: hosting educational Scotch tastings at conventions, consulting for numerous authors on matters pharmaceutical, biological, and neurological; and writing nonfiction essays (as Tedd Roberts and now under his own name; found at WWW.BAEN.COM - Free Library, Nonfiction 2012- 2018) on matters of science in science fiction. He educates others through convention appearances, his previously mentioned essays and blog. Among all of these endeavors he has also mentored numerous young minds through his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America and by offering advice to up and coming researchers and grad students.

Dr. Hampson is also known for his research, and due to this, is suspected to be one of the most likely causes of any future zombie apocalypse ... whether it would be because of a lab "accident" or because his curiosity on its effectiveness, is still hotly debated. Simultaneously, his professional alter ego has been considered to be one of the most likely to find a cure for any zombie apocalypse, although some suspect he already has one waiting "just in case." In either (or both) cases it is suspected that Speaker will also be available to provide expert commentary.

Known for his high level of involvement in many activities, some suspect that Speaker has either cloned himself, or developed a treatment allowing him to no longer require sleep. Unhappy with his low level of productiveness (compared to the other personalities, not normal humans) he recently started writing short stories and YA novels. Amongst his three busy lives he found time to marry and help raise two sons, study Krav Maga & Pekiti Tiersia Kali, play trombone in a brass octet, and be an active member of his church.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Robert E. Hampson

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Black Tide Rising Roundtable

Come join John Ringo and his motley crew of authors for their roundtable on the Black Tide Rising anthology. Will be followed by a mass autograph session. Gary Poole, Mod.

Fri 02:30PM Black Tide Rising Mass Autograph Session

Black Tide Rising Mass Autograph Session immediately following the Roundtable

Fri 03:00PM Homo Stellaris: Becoming the People of the Stars

What will humans become as we begin to develop an interplanetary and interstellar society? Join Editors Les Johnson and Rob Hampson and their contributing authors to the upcoming fiction/nonfiction anthology "Homo Stellaris" for a discussion of potential changes to human society, psychology, biology and genetics in support of interstellar exploration and colonization.

Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM TBI & PTSD from the Observers Point of View

Dr. Robert Hampson will moderate this roundtable discussion of doctors, trainers and family members discussing effects and stories of their loved ones, patients, co-workers, and team-mates who have suffered from TBI and/or PTSD. Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress affect more than just the military, athletes and accident victims who receive the injury; they also affect those people closest to the them.

Sat 08:30AM Walking With the Pros

Toni Weisskopf has organized a morning constitutional for pros and fans. Come for an early morning walk with the pros. All Welcome. Meet in the Marriott Lobby.

The Marriott Lobby
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM The Four Horsemen Roundtable
Chris Kennedy moderates The 4 Horseman Roundtable: Readings, Q&A, Discussion and Mass Autograph Session
Sat 11:30AM The 4 Horseman RT Mass Autograph Session
Chris Kennedy moderates The 4 Horseman Roundtable: Readings, Q&A, Discussion and Mass Autograph Session
Sat 02:00PM Do You Believe in the Singularity?

Dr. Robert E. Hampson, Mod. From genetic engineering to brain-machine interfaces, science and medicine are working hard to create better humans. What is the current state of bioengineering, regenerative medicine, cybernetics and “bionics”? Can there – or *will* there – be such a thing as The Singularity where humans are no longer recognizable as such?

Sat 02:00PM Baen Traveling Roadshow and Prize Patrol

Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe. (And there will be giveaways!)

Sat 09:00PM Seventh Seal Press & Rob Howell Present Chris Kennedy Publishing Book Launch Party
Seventh Seal Press & Rob Howell present the Chris Kennedy Publishing combined Room Party and Book Launch for a new anthology set in the Four Horsemen Universe.
Sat 09:00PM Evil Scientists for a Better Tomorrow!
Panelists discuss their favorite Mad Genius/Evil Scientist characters from fiction, and discuss the best ways to foil the hero and prevent an ignominious end! Jack Clemons, Mod.
Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable

Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. 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 Reading: Robert Hampson
Robert Hampson and some friends are going to do a dramatic reading of the Gizmodo news release, followed by some samples of works in progress to share with the audience.
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Ask A Scientist - Kids Edition
Dr. Robert E. Hampson moderates this Q&A for kids across a broad array of sciences.
Sun 12:00PM Chris Kennedy Publishing - The Year Ahead
Join Chris Kennedy and his crew of writers as they discuss what the next year holds in store!
Sun 02:00PM Human Augmentation
Dr. Robert Hampson moderates this panel that explores the question: "In The Race to Build Better Humans will the winner take it all?"
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