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Saturday, November 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Demystifying Dinosaur Development
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What about the environment and ecology of Earth once allowed for the evolution of super-sized creatures? How did they develop into such a wide variety of body structures? Why did mammals thrive while therapsids died out?

Speakers
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Jim Beall

Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of... Read More →
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Carl Fink

Carl Fink has worked for conventions on and off since 1979. He was the founding chair of LI-CON, a convention based on Long Island, in New York. He has also worked in various capacities for several Worldcons including 2018's in San Jose. In real life he is an Instructional Designer... Read More →
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Anna Kashina

Anna Kashina's writing draws on her diverse backgrounds as a Russian-born scientist, a competitive ballroom dancer, and a fan of martial arts, history, and folklore. She is the author of the award-winning “Majat Code” series featuring adventure fantasy, medieval politics, assassins... Read More →
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Tess Kissinger

30 years ago at Philcon 1980 - Tess Kissinger met Bob Walters, and the rest, as they say, is history. Actually, paleontology. Tess and Bob are two of the most famous dinosaur artists in the world. Recently they were chosen by the US National Park Service to paint the 80 foot long... Read More →
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Ray Ridenour

I'm a long time fan (since 1966) and artist. At conventions I've exhibited paintings, drawings and stained glass windows. I've acted and sang in fan-musicals, been on many panels and have also moderated quite a few. Outside of fandom, I've created commercial displays for department... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Two