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Saturday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
"....And in Flew Enza"

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One hundred years ago, the great influenza pandemic killed between 5-10% of the world’s population. This panel will use the historical plagues to examine SF’s fascination with hypothetical ones, found in such works as Station Eleven, The Stand, and 12 Monkeys. We will also discuss what, if anything, might be done about forthcoming pandemics.

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Mari Brighe

Professional scientist and healthcare pro turned queer academic, essayist, editor, and speaker.
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JD DeLuzio

Featured Guest, Penguicon 2022
JD DeLuzio grew up in northern Ontario and now lives midway between Detroit and Toronto with his wife, Nancy. His novel, "The Con" appeared to positive reviews in late November 2020 while 2022 saw "Live Nude Aliens and Other Stories," a collection of previously-published and new fiction... Read More →
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Dr. Kristine Larsen

Kristine is Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of science and society, including the history of women in science, and science and popular culture.In particular, her work... Read More →
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Janea Schimmel

Writer, Reader, and many other things besides.

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
Algonquin B