Hugh S. Gregory

MisCon 29 Attending Professional

Hugh S. Gregory: Professionally an avid Spaceflight Historian based in Vancouver, Canada, he has produced and sold videos on spaceflight
history. His latest research includes the conceptual theory for the ELDSRR space reactor, Project MOSS for the Musk Observatory and
recently co-authored a paper in Cartographica about mapping on Mars.

Hugh's slide/video shows have been appearing at Conventions across North America and also overseas for over 26 years now, including 11
world cons and 8 DragonCons.

On weekends he's a private pilot, Vertical Wind Tunnel Bodyflyer (indoor skydiving), amateur astronomer (Member RASC), USPA Nationally Rated Parachuting Competition Judge, and enjoys hiking the local hills with his wife Anne. This will be Hugh's 4th appearance at MisCon.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Time Travel Today: It's Not 1985 Anymore, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: Dave Bara, Manny Frishberg, Hugh S. Gregory

    Looper vs. Predestination vs. 12 Monkeys. How does Science Fiction present time travel these days? Does the Delorean still need to hit 88 mph? Do you just need a cardboard box like Calvin and Hobbes? Or do you just need a little alien blood in the face like Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Rest Of The World In Space, Thunderdome Left (Big Room Left)
    Panelists: Hugh S. Gregory

    An update on what foreign space programs are accomplishing and discovering from around the world.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Eating Independence, Upstairs Programming 1 (259)
    Panelists: Hugh S. Gregory, Rebekah Leib

    What do you do to quiet the rumbling stomach when there is no supermarket, no fast food? What is safe to eat and not safe? How do you preserve your summer crops so you do not starve over the coming winter?

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Commercial Space Travel Challenges, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: Hugh S. Gregory, Jeff Howe

    Production problems, political interference, blow ups and new regulations, fuel costs, these are some of the problems facing commercial space travel. What does the next year look like for SpaceX, Boeing, Orbital Sciences, Sierra Nevada, Blue Origin and other entrants. Will you be able to buy a ticket to orbit, or Mars, in your lifetime?

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, New Energy Sources, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Josh Eamon, Hugh S. Gregory

    Without basic infrastructure how do we power the emerging society? Would petroleum reserves remain our primary fuel source? Would humans finally have to invest in energy alternatives? Would we be relegated to candles, coal, and daylight?

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, What's New In Science, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory

    Fusion reactors? Hand transplants? Adamantium-laced bones? Flying cars? What's new in science this year? Come find out.

Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 29.

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