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Friday, April 26 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
StarFest Meet and Greet

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Come meet our guests face to face and to get to know them a bit at the start of the convention. You’ll enjoy desserts, coffee and nonalcoholic beverages while you have the opportunity to chat in a relaxed atmosphere.  Door prizes and fun guaranteed. All our guests have been invited to come subject to flight arrivals and last minute schedule changes.

A convention membership (that includes Friday) is required to attend this event.

The Meet & Greet is SOLD OUT

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Collins Petersen

Carolyn Collins Petersen

Science Writer, Documentarian, Loch Ness Productions
Carolyn Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions (www.lochnessproductions.com), a fulldome production company and organizer of ScienceFest. She is an award-winning science writer, with more than three dozen documentaries to her credit. Her latest book is "The Discovery of the Universe: A History of Astronomy and Observatories". She has written or co-written... Read More →
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Dr. Christopher Grasso

Principal Engineer, Blue Sun Enterprises
Dr. Christopher Grasso is the principal engineer for Blue Sun Enterprises, Inc. He has developed software and sequences for a variety of deep space missions, including Spitzer Space Telescope, Mars Odyssey, MRO, Dawn, and Resource Prospector. He developed the Virtual Machine Language... Read More →
avatar for Pieter Kallemeyn

Pieter Kallemeyn

Design and Operations Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Pieter Kallemeyn is the leader of the InSight Spacecraft Team which operates the lander from Lockheed Martin’s Mission Support Area in Denver. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he’s been involved in the operation of interplanetary missions for 30 years. Past missions include... Read More →
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Ben Browder

Actor, Director
Ben Browder is an American actor, writer and director born in Memphis, Tennessee. He appeared on many TV series, TV pilots and movies before he got his first big TV series role as Sam Brody in Party of Five.In 1999, Ben was cast after numerous auditions to play the lead on a science... Read More →
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Ken Foree

Actor, Writer, Producer
Ken Foree’s role as Peter Washington in “Dawn of the Dead” initiated a long and iconic career in the horror genre.  His line “When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth” has become an anthem in the horror genre for decades. Mr. Foree was named Number... Read More →
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Peter Greenwood

Australian Voice Actor, Illustrator, Special Effects Technician
Known for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion (1999), The Flunky (2000)Peter Greenwood also worked as the operator for the energizer bunny for three years.He provides the commercial bumper voice over the the us showings of Bannas in Pyjamas.He also operated the robot Johnny 5 for a public service film shown in California, produced by the state attorney... Read More →
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Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and a member of Goddard's “Exoplanets... Read More →

Authors/Artists
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Dayton Ward

Author
Dayton Ward is a science fiction author primarily known for his Star Trek novels and short stories, which began with publication in the Strange New Worlds anthology series. Long time member of the StarFest family.
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Kevin Dilmore

Author, Author - Writer
Kevin Dilmore was a newspaper reporter and long-time contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator Magazine before breaking into fiction writing. In addition to novels and short stories, both solo and with writing partner Dayton Ward, Kevin also contributed the author interviews in 2003's "Star Trek: Signature Collection" releases. Kevin is a long time member of the StarFest Family... Read More →
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Rick Sternbach

Space and Science Fiction Artist
Rick Sternbach has been a space and science fiction artist since the early 1970s, often combining both interests in a project. His clients include NASA, Sky and Telescope, Data Products, Random House, Smithsonian, Analog, Astronomy, The Planetary Society, and Time-Life Books. He is... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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