Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn

     Scientist / Author


Few can claim the varied background of award-winning author Stephanie Osborn, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery.



Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects.



Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is "fluent" in several more, including geology and anatomy.



In addition she possesses a license of ministry, has been a duly sworn, certified police officer, and is a National Weather Service certified storm spotter.



Her travels have taken her to the top of Pikes Peak, across the world's highest suspension bridge, down gold mines, in the footsteps of dinosaurs, through groves of giant Sequoias, and even to the volcanoes of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, where she was present for several phreatic eruptions of Mount St. Helens.



Now retired from space work, Stephanie has trained her sights on writing. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to some 40 books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the Cresperian Saga book series, and has written the critically acclaimed Displaced Detective Series, described as "Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files," and its pulp-bestselling prequel series, Gentleman Aegis, the very first book of which won a Silver Falchion award. She has dabbled in paranormal/horror as well, releasing the ebook novella El Vengador, based on a true story. Her recent popular science book, Rock and Roll, a discussion of the New Madrid fault and its historic quakes, was a multiple-genre bestseller! It will soon be followed with Kiss Your Ash Goodbye, an explanation of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Currently she's launching into the unknown with the Division One series, her take on the urban legend of the people who show up at UFO sightings, alien abductions, etc. to make things...disappear.



In addition to her writing work, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery now happily "pays it forward," teaching math and science through numerous media including radio, podcasting and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science-fiction think tank.



The Mystery continues.


Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Stephanie Osborn

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 03:00PM Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a known threat. What caused it, what happens when it erupts, and when will it erupt next? Stephanie Osborn presents.
Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 5
(60 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

Event
CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Author's Alley (Del Arroz, S. Osborn, Sanderson, Sherrer)

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)
Fri 08:00PM The First Lunar Base - What It Might Look Like
Gray Rinehart moderates this panel on what it might take to make the first permanent settlement on our nearest celestial neighbor a reality.
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 12:00PM Solar Updates and the Great American Eclipse
Scientist Stephanie Osborn presenter: So, what's the Sun been doing lately? And what is a total eclipse really like from the centerline?
Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 5
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Author's Alley (Holmes, G. Martin, S. Osborn, Sacco, Sherrer)

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 05:00PM Autograph Session (Howell, D. Hoyt, S. Hoyt, S. Osborn)

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 07:00PM Reading: Stephanie Osborn & Mark Wandrey
Come out and hear our authors read passages from their works
Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
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 10:00PM SIGMA, Futurism and Science Fiction

Dr. Arlan Andrews, the Director of SIGMA, the Science Fiction Think Tank that consults for the USG, will moderate this panel on what they do and how science fiction informs futurism.

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 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 Author's Alley (Michael J. Allen, K. Ezell / Chris Smith, C. Kennedy, S. Osborn, Schantz)

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)
 
 
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