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Stephen J. Simmons

Stephen J. Simmons


Stephen J. Simmons started writing shortly after he retired from the Navy, primarily because his children had grown too old to listen to bedtime stories and the cats never laughed at the funny bits.  He sold over a dozen flash-fiction stories to various online publishing venues, every one of which went out of business after buying his work, so he decided to try his hand at longer formats.  His first novel, The Galileo Syndrome, was released in 2014.

Stephen grew up in a tiny hamlet in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, and went to high school in Albany.  He spent twenty-one years in the Navy, both as a nuclear operator on five fast-attack submarines and as an instructor in both of the Navy's nuclear power training schools.  He currently works as the nuclear information security manager for Newport News Shipbuilding.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Stephen J. Simmons

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Comedic Urban Fantasy
Stephen Simmons moderates this interesting Pratchettesque look at urban fantasy from the hilarious side.
Sat 01:00PM Future Societies - More of the Same or Something Completely Different?
Bill Thomasson moderates this panel on Future Societies. Should Science Fiction be our guide to something completely different or will the future really be more of the same?
Sat 02:00PM The Energy Smorgasboard
Dave Bogen moderates this presentation / panel on alternative energy sources and their incorporation into our electric grid.
Sat 09:00PM Reading - Steve Simmons
Come out and have a seat as our author guest read passages of his works
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Dr. Robert Hampson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 12:00PM Pimp My SF Ride: Submarine Edition
Steve Simmons moderates this panel on the Nautilus and her spiritual grandchildren in Science Fiction and Fantasy.