C.J. Cherryh

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

I write, first and foremost. I figure skate. I travel. I photograph. I sketch. I read. I do genealogy and history, science, and archaeology. I do some modern and two ancient languages. I was awarded SFWA Grandmaster last June. And Jane and I are writing first a History of Union and Alliance, and secondly a merchanter novel, Alliance Rising. We're enjoying this. We toss the ms back and forth whenever we've gotten stuck    and the other takes it. "

Resident of the Pacific NW. BA in Latin in 1964, U of Okla; MA in Classics at Johns Hopkins U. in Maryland, 1965; and additional language course at OU in 1967.

Academic awards and Honors: American Classical League Scholarship 1960; Alpha Lambda Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1964-5 in Classics. Guest of Honor at Bucconeer, the 1998 World Science Fiction Convention, in Baltimore, MD.

Academic specializations and areas of reasonable competency: Latin, Greek, bronze age myth as related to archaeology; field archaeology (qualified but never practiced); law of early Roman Empire; history of engineering; French (professional translator); Italian and other languages in which I can at least get a drink of water and directions to the train station; was once classroom teacher.

Informal training and areas of personal interest: human genetics, astronomy, space science and aeronautics, astrophysics, botany, geology, climatology (some of this formal education, where it crosses my archaeological studies); cosmology, anthropology; technology in general with practical and anthropological considerations.

Professional experience: teaching Latin, Greek, Ancient History; writing; semiprofessional in archaeological photography

Hobbies: travel, weaving, aquariums, dinosaurs, art.

I write full time; I travel; I try out things. The list includes, both past tense: fencing, riding, archery, firearms, ancient weapons, donkeys, elephants, camels, butterflies, frogs, wasps, turtles, bees, ants, falconry, exotic swamp plants and tropicals, wilderness survival, fishing, sailing, mechanics, carpentry, wiring, painting (canvas), painting (house), painting (interior), sculpture, needlepoint, refinishing furntiture, video games, archaeology, Roman, Greek civ, Crete, Celts, caves.

I've traveled from New York to Istanbul and Troy; outrun a dog pack, and seen Columbia lift on her first flight. I've fallen down a cave, nearly drowned, broken an arm, been kicked by horses, fended off an amorous merchant in a tent bazaar, fought fires, slept on deck in the Adriatic, and driven Picadilly Circus at rush hour. I've waded in two oceans and four of the seven seas,

Web site: http://www.cherryh.com/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Have You Seen Things Not of This World?, Jefferson
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Gail Glass

    Itís a given that intelligent life exists somewhere out there, but some believe that Earth has already been visited by interstellar or even intergalactic aliens. Have UFOs been here? Are they still here? Or do aliens come from portals or gateways? What are the after and do they really abduct humans and the occasional cow?

  • panel Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Word Fire Press , Kevin J Anderson, Justin Barba, Carol Berg, Jim Butcher, C.J. Cherryh, Dragon Dronet, Robin Hobb, Todd Lockwood, Jeff Sturgeon, Chad Volpe (The Fin), Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Of all the gin joints in the city, you had to wander into this one. Well, come on in, grab a seat, and find out what's in store for you at MisCon 30. We'll meet our GoHs, hand out some Golden Squid Awards, and have a little fun. Our seers, scientists, and sages tell us this will likely only run about half an hour unless the forces of chaos make us go longer. If the weather doesn't allow, we'll move into Ballrooms B&C in the hotel.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Putting the Science in SciFi, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Kevin J Anderson, C.J. Cherryh, James Glass, Brooke Stanley

    When developing a fictional SciFi setting, there are no limits, right? Or are there? How realistic does science need to be to work in SciFi? Star Wars gets away with sound in space. Can you? What about depicting FTL drives, warp space, aliens or other tech?

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Collaboration and Other Related Topics, Jefferson
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher

    A Discussion by CJ Cherryh and Jane Fancher concerning their collaboration on an upcoming novel, their e-book company, and about science and history, etc.

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Meet/Greet: CJ Cherryh, Jane Fancher, & Carol Berg, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: Carol Berg, C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher

    Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Eugenics For A New Era, Jefferson
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Meradeth Houston, Corey Ragsdale

    Gene therapy, stem cells, glow-in-the-dark cats. In the UK, scientists are experimenting with genetically modified human embryos. Will eugenics play a key role in the future of humanity, and if it will, did Aldous Huxley have it right? Is this the start of a �Brave New World?�

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, What's New In Science, Gallatin
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, James Glass

    Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.


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