Les Johnson

Les Johnson

     Scientist / Author


Les Johnson is a scientist, an author, and the NASA Principal Investigator for Ameria's first interplanetary solar sail mission. When he's not designing spaceships or dreaming of going to the stars, he's writing science fiction for Baen or popular science books for Prometheus and Springer.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Les Johnson

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 02:00PM Author's Alley (Antczak, A. Carpenter, Gibbons, Gannon, L. Johnson/J. Meany)

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 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

Event
CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW)

Les Johnson moderates this panel about the recent Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop.

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM NASA Update

Les Johnson on what has happened in the past year in Space, and what might happen in the coming years.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 5
(60 min)
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 04:00PM Author's Alley (Coe/Jackson, Hoch, Holmes, L. Johnson/J. Meany, Lowery)

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 09:00PM Reading: Les Johnson & Martin Shoemaker

Come out and join our authors as they read passages from their works.  Les Johnson will read from Mission to Methone.

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
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 Autograph Session (Drake, Les Johnson, Lewis, Shoemaker)

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)
 
 
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