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Saturday, November 17 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Politics and Deep Space Nine

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DS9 was singular in the Trekverse for its dramatic and often troubling depictions of interstellar politics, from people of honor and ideals frequently being forced to question or compromise their beliefs, to those who make no pretense of using any ends to justify their means. For the 25th anniversary of its premier, a discussion of the series and its eerie prescience regarding real-world political conflicts and issues since its airing.

Speakers
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Jonathan Alexandratos

Jonathan Alexandratos writes about action figures. They edited the first collection of academic essays on action figures, titled POINTS OF ARTICULATION: ESSAYS IN ACTION FIGURE STUDIES, which is out now from McFarland. Their award-winning plays have also been produced internationally... Read More →
RJ

Russell J. Handelman

Russell Handelman has written both fiction and nonfiction. He lives next to a swamp in Connecticut.
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Orenthal Hawkins

Orenthal V. Hawkins is an IT professional and a self-described Super Geek and Ultra Nerd. Or is that Ultra Geek and Super Nerd? Anyway... He is also adorkable, geektastic & delightfully nerdy. He is also 100% original and not a reboot. From B-movies to anime, from Old Time Radio to... Read More →
DK

Daniel Kimmel

Daniel M. Kimmel is the 2018 recipient of the Skylark Award from the New England Science Ficion Association. A veteran film critic, he was a Hugo finalist for "Jar Jar Binks Must Die." He is the author of a number of short stories, as well as Compton Crook finalist for "Shh! It's... Read More →
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Rebecca Robare

Dr. Rebecca Robare has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and has worked as a college professor, camp counselor, science writer, library book-shelver, dishwasher, brain wave recorder, and cognitive simulation builder, and statistical analyst. She currently works as a research analyst... Read More →
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Susan Shwartz

Back after several years, Susan Shwartz's most recent books are a reprint of WHITE WING (with Shariann Lewitt , writing as Gordon Kendall) and THE SUBVERSIVE JOB HUNGER'S HAND BOOK. She is also responsible for HOSTILE TAKEOVER (Tor) and the VULCAN SOUL trilogy (with the late Josepha... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Plaza IV Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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