Les Johnson

Les Johnson

     Scientist / Author

Les Johnson is a scientist, an author, and the NASA Principal Investigator for America'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 Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW)

Les Johnson moderates this panel about TVIW. The latest TVIW Symposiums will be discussed along with the upcoming Wichita event.

Fri 04:00PM Author's Alley (Bragg, Gallagher, Ikenberry, L. Johnson, J. Osborne)

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

Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff and listen to our Guests of Honor speak!

CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Reading: Arlan Andrews & Les Johnson

Come and hear Dr. Arlan Andrews and Les Johnson read passages from their works!

M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Space Update

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

CC: Meeting Room 6
Les Johnson (moderator)
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Beamed Energy Launch

Starting in February 2016 Jeff Greason began served as CTO of Electric Sky, where he invented a number of new wireless power transfer technologies for unconventional space launch and other purposes. He hosts this panel discussion on the promise of beamed energy launches.

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 / Artist's Alley (Gibbons, HP & J. Holo, L. Johnson, Maggert, Sherrer)

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

Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(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 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros.

Sun 12:00PM Autograph Session (David Butler, Les Johnson)

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.)

Dealer's Room (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
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