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Geoffrey Mandragora

Geoffrey Mandragora


Geoffrey Mandragora is the pen name for Brent Mehring. He is currently completing three years of rehab following a twenty year addiction to historical re-enactment. After decades of arguing with people about what is "period," his first novel, The Thunderbolt Affair sets the argument, "What is Steampunk?"His obsession with minute details of abandoned technologies and outmoded social behavior often leads to production hours lost to research, followed by long chapters of "I researched it, you have to read about it." To which his editor replies, "Not necessarily." The events of The Thunderbolt Affair begin in a version of 1887 nearly parallel to our own history, with one small change. From that one difference, he sought to extrapolate rapid changes in technology and society that would lead to something recognizable as steampunk, while entertaining the reader by telling an engaging story with a memorable cast of characters.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Geoffrey Mandragora

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Author's Alley (Maggert, Mandragora, McKeown, Rinehart, Sherrer)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 09:00PM Reading: Geoffrey Mandragora & Michael Lackey
Come and enjoy a reading by our author guests.
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Autograph Session (Arroz. Mandragora, Ringo)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM What's New in the World of Steampunk
Gail Z. Martin moderates this panel on all things steampunk and what's new in the realm of steampunk fiction.
Sat 01:00PM Author's Alley (Burkhead, D.J. Butler, Carpenter, Cordova, Mandragora)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 04:00PM Retro-Futurist Alternate History Reprise
Griffin Barber moderates this panel on the myriad possibilities of worlds set in retro-futurist alternate history universes.
Sat 07:00PM Past and Future Vogue: Fashion influences on Science Fiction and Fantasy
Clothing Historian Jonna Hayden moderates this interdisciplinary panel on how fashion across time informs SF&F.
Sun 10:00AM Author's Alley (Grant, Hicks, Mandragora, Patterson/Manning)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!