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Ponder Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Howdy,

I feel very fortunate to have attended this event last weekend. A truly diverse list of presenters and presentations. It was held in a tiny room, room for 10's of people, when 100's wanted to have attended.

Attendees were presented with a challenge coin made from wood left over from the refit of Old Ironsides (U.S.S. Constitution). Way Cool!

A listing of the presentations:

NAVYCON: NAVIES IN SCIENCE FICTION
18 November 2017, 1200-1700 EST
U.S. Naval Academy Museum
Livestreamed: patriotleague.tv/Navycon
facebook.com/usnamuseum
@USNAMuseum

SESSION I
Opening Address (1200-1220)
Claude Berube, Director USNA Museum
• "The ‘Academy,' Naval Heritage, and Star Trek"

Special Guest Speaker (1220-1240 plus 10 min Q&A)
CAPT Kay Hire (Ret), (USNA '81), NASA astronaut STS-90 and STS-130
• "The NASA of Today and Tomorrow"

Panel 1 (1250-1330)
LT Matt Hipple, USN
• "Why the proposed Space Cadre Ought to be part of the Navy"
Tim Choi (PhD Candidate)
• "Maritime Security, Sea Lanes, Chokepoints and ‘Star Trek Deep Space Nine'"

Panel 2 (1330-1430)
Raymond Pritchett, "Galrahn" of Informationdissemination.net
• "Naval Irregular Warfare and SciFi Videogames"
Jonathan Bratten
• "Non-State Actors: The Case of ‘Firefly'"
CDR BJ Armstrong
• "Bringing Balance to the Fleet Forces: Issues of Fleet Design in ‘Star Wars' and ‘The Expanse.'"

Break (1430-1445)

SESSION II
Panel 3 (1445-1530)
Jennifer Marland, National Museum of the U.S. Navy
• "Why Old Tech is sometimes the Right Answer: ‘Battlestar Galactica'"
David Larter, reporter Navy Times
• "Fleet Leadership in ‘Star Wars'"

Panel 4 (1530-1615)
CAPT Mark Vandroff (USNA '89), former Program Manager of DDG-51 program
• "Acquisition Reform Implementation by the Galactic Empire in the Years Prior to the Battle of Yavin"
Dr. Jerry Hendrix, Center for a New American Security, (former Director of Naval History & Heritage Command)
• "Fleet Operations and Tactics in David Weber's Honor Harrington Series"

Keynote Address (1615-1645):
Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), HASC Seapower Subcommittee, USMC/Iraq Vet
• "Service, Citizenship & ‘Starship Troopers'"

Concluding Address (1645-1715)
David Weber, science fiction author of best-selling Honor Harrington series

Ponder on,


JAS

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