Nancy Northcott

Nancy Northcott is a lifelong fan of comics, science fiction, fantasy, and history. She's the author of The Herald of Day, the first book in the Boar King's Honor historical fantasy trilogy, and the Light Mage Wars paranormal romantic suspense novels. Collaborating with Jeanne Adams, she writes the Outcast Station space opera series.

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Website: http://www.nancynorthcott.com

A Chat with the Noisy Astronomer: Dr. Nicole Gugliucci

A Chat with the Noisy Astronomer: Dr. Nicole Gugliucci

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Astronomer, educator, maker-of-tiny-comets, and all around geek, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci has made it her mission to study and share the universe. Known as the “Noisy Astronomer,” she earned a doctorate studying radio astronomy, did a postdoc in science education, and is an assistant professor of physics in New Hampshire. She has also contributed writings over the years to Skepchick, School of Doubt, and SheThought (via Wayback Machine). Daily Dragon (DD): Why are you known as the Noisy Astronomer? Nicole Gugliucci
 
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Wearing Two Hats: An Interview with Lucienne Diver

Wearing Two Hats: An Interview with Lucienne Diver

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Lucienne Diver’s first career was as a literary agent, but she launched a second career as a writer in the early 2000s. She is the author of the Vamped young adult series—think Clueless meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer—and the Latter-Day Olympians urban fantasy series, which Long and Short Reviews calls “a clever mix of Janet Evanovich and Rick Riordan.” Her first young adult suspense novel, Faultlines, was released in 2016. She has also published short fiction in several anthologies. Daily
 
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The Worlds of Seressia Glass

The Worlds of Seressia Glass

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Seressia Glass’s proudest writing moment remains winning the first Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday “Living the Dream” essay contest as a high school senior and then getting to meet Coretta Scott King and read her essay to the King family. Since then, she’s gone on to write a motley crew of characters and creatures, including werewolves, djinn, demons, Egyptian deities, and jackal shapeshifters with a few humans thrown into the mix. No matter who or what she’s writing about, Seressia
 
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Down to Basics in Military Science Fiction

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At 8:30PM on Sunday, the Sci-Fi Lit track presented “Basic Military Science Fiction.”  The panel consisted of Kacey Ezell, Marc Alan Edelheit, Evan Currie, Jack Campbell, J.A. Sutherland, Doug Dandridge, and Mike Massa. The panel started with Dandridge, the moderator, asking the panel to define military science fiction and explain how their work fit into the category. Ezell cited setting as a major part, with stories set in a wartime environment and speculative elements involved, possibly including nonexistent technology or magic.
 
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A Rollicking Hour of 'Stargate'

A Rollicking Hour of ‘Stargate’

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On Saturday at 4PM in the Westin Peachtree ballroom, Stargate actors Christopher Judge, Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, and Jewel Staite met to razz each other, answer questions, and joke with their fans. Moderator Karen Henson explained that Saturday traffic had delayed Judge, Luttrell, and Staite. She brought Flanigan out, and he set the tone for the panel by saying, “When they get here, let’s pretend it all goes flat.” The other actors arrived, Judge asked what had been going on.
 
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Surviving the Apocalypse

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On Saturday at 1PM in the Westin F-H, Jaym Gates, Mika McKinnon, and Gail Z. Martin presented a panel discussion called “After the Storm: We Will Rebuild.”  Gates, the moderator, kicked off the discussion by asking how the other panelists felt about the idea that community mindset plays a large role in recovering from an apocalypse. McKinnon said that community resilience is “an excellent predictor for survival.”  She often tells people who don’t want to make disaster kits or other
 
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Ancient Death Reawakened

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On Friday at 4PM in the Hilton, Dr. Jessica Parilla presented “Microbes in (Semi)Permafrost,” a program on the reawakening of ancient viruses and bacteria as permafrost melts.  She began by defining permafrost as soil that has been continually frozen for at least two years. The map she displayed showed large areas of purple, which denoted continuously frozen soil that was mostly in Russia, Canada, and Alaska. There are also sporadically frozen areas that occasionally melt in northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia,
 
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Birds of Prey Rock the Hyatt

Birds of Prey Rock the Hyatt

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On Friday at 2PM, the cast of the Birds of Prey TV series took the stage in the Hyatt Centennial II–III ballroom. Panelists included Dina Meyer, who played Oracle, Ashley Scott, who played Huntress, and Rachel Skarsten, who portrayed Black Canary. The actors were delayed, so moderator Tony Gowell kept the crowd entertained with funny questions and dry, humorous commentary. The actors came onstage filming with their cellphones, and Meyer announced that they were streaming on social media, or were
 
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