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Friday, November 16
 

9:00pm

The Chromatics: Concert #1
The Chromatics perform a mix of themes from (and songs about) TV and movies, as well as songs about technology, life, and their intersections

Speakers
DP

Dr. Padi Boyd

Padi Boyd is the Chief of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory in the Astrophysics Science Division, and the Project Scientist for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission (a NASA Explorer Mission launched in April 2018). She has been at Goddard since... Read More →
JM

John Meyer

A member of The Chromatics, this year's musical guest of honor. As the bass-baritone and vocal percussionist, John composes unique ditties that make you think, laugh, and go "huh?" Some have even been performed at the Maryland Renaissance Festival by men in tights. Others are sung... Read More →
MO

Michelle Orhan

A member of The Chromatics, this year's musical guest of honor. Michelle is a singer and a teacher. Her background in vocal performance means she teaches us a thing or two at every rehearsal. And her ability to deal with middle-schoolers means she has no trouble with the Chromies... Read More →
SR

Scott Rohrbach

A tenor-baritone, Scott was the first new Chromatic in 11 years, bringing another scientific mind to the group. He has a high energy groove, and a high frequency voice, but enjoys the occasional ballad when things get a little too excited. He's been writing original astronomy songs... Read More →
avatar for Alan P. Smale

Alan P. Smale

In addition to singing bass with the Chromatics, this year’s Musical Guests of Honor, Alan Smale writes alternate and twisted history, and occasional pure SF and fantasy. His novella of a Roman invasion of ancient America, “A Clash of Eagles”, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate... Read More →
KS

Karen Smale

A member of The Chromatics, this year's musical guest of honor. Karen sings tenor, alto and mezzo, and writes songs about the Sun and planets, as well as the occasional cautionary tale of gridlock. She also designs most of the group's cover art.


Friday November 16, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom A Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00pm

Meet The Pros & Art Show Reception
Friday November 16, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Promenade (Gaming) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00pm

Friday Night Dance
Speakers
GC

Gil Cnaan

Gil Cnaan, is one of the coproducers of the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire, a local event promoter, DJ, and all around go-to guy. He owns and operates the local event planning and production company, Storykeeper Events.


Friday November 16, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand Ballroom A Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Saturday, November 17
 

11:00am

The Chromatics: Concert #2
AstroCappella: A Musical Exploration of the Universe. The Chromatics' mission is to spread science through a cappella and a cappella through science across a wide swath of the known Universe. Multimedia performance!

Speakers
DP

Dr. Padi Boyd

Padi Boyd is the Chief of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory in the Astrophysics Science Division, and the Project Scientist for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission (a NASA Explorer Mission launched in April 2018). She has been at Goddard since... Read More →
JM

John Meyer

A member of The Chromatics, this year's musical guest of honor. As the bass-baritone and vocal percussionist, John composes unique ditties that make you think, laugh, and go "huh?" Some have even been performed at the Maryland Renaissance Festival by men in tights. Others are sung... Read More →
MO

Michelle Orhan

A member of The Chromatics, this year's musical guest of honor. Michelle is a singer and a teacher. Her background in vocal performance means she teaches us a thing or two at every rehearsal. And her ability to deal with middle-schoolers means she has no trouble with the Chromies... Read More →
SR

Scott Rohrbach

A tenor-baritone, Scott was the first new Chromatic in 11 years, bringing another scientific mind to the group. He has a high energy groove, and a high frequency voice, but enjoys the occasional ballad when things get a little too excited. He's been writing original astronomy songs... Read More →
avatar for Alan P. Smale

Alan P. Smale

In addition to singing bass with the Chromatics, this year’s Musical Guests of Honor, Alan Smale writes alternate and twisted history, and occasional pure SF and fantasy. His novella of a Roman invasion of ancient America, “A Clash of Eagles”, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate... Read More →
KS

Karen Smale

A member of The Chromatics, this year's musical guest of honor. Karen sings tenor, alto and mezzo, and writes songs about the Sun and planets, as well as the occasional cautionary tale of gridlock. She also designs most of the group's cover art.


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom A Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

4:30pm

Masquerade Rehearsals [90 min]
Saturday November 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom A Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:30pm

Doors Open For Masquerade Seating
Saturday November 17, 2018 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom A Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002