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Thomas A. Mays

Thomas A. Mays

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CDR Thomas A. Mays (Tom) is a 22-years-and-counting veteran of the US Navy, working as an officer in the surface fleet aboard destroyers and amphibious ships, as well as teaching and assisting with research into electromagnetic weapons and ballistic missile defense. He is currently the Commanding Officer of Assault Craft Unit TWO in Virginia Beach, VA. He has two degrees in Applied Physics, but his passion is writing (he tries not to let what he actually knows get in the way of telling a good story). An SFWA-qualifying short story author with 9 pro and semi-pro short stories published since 2009, a collection, and his first novel A Sword Into Darkness. He is working on a sequel as well as a collaboration with Chris Kennedy (among other projects) . Tom usually lives wherever the Navy tells him to (currently Virginia Beach), making a home for his three insanity-inducing kids,and a hyper Hawaiian mutt. Tom's blog, The Improbable Author, can be found at: http://improbableauthor.com/

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Thomas A. Mays

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Stealth in Space
Ross Hathaway moderates this panel on stealth. In space we have a problem Anything in space generates heat if it has the power to move or survive. Heat is very detectable against the backdrop of very cold space. How is this overcome?
Fri 03:00PM Author's Alley (Arroz, Bragg/Daniel Butler, Gibbons, Grant, Mays)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Technological Future of War
Michael Z. Williamson moderates this perennial panel on how today's advances will affect the future of warfare.
Sat 11:00AM Space Debris and the Issues of Satellite Survivability
Karl Gallagher moderates this panel on space debris and other issues impacting the survivability of our satellite constellations.
Sat 12:00PM Urban Fantasy: Druids in the 'Hood Luncheon Banquet and Guest of Honor Speeches
Urban Fantasy themed Luncheon Banquet. Come hear the Guests of Honor speak!
Sat 08:00PM Author's Alley (K. Bogen, Gilliam, Mays, Perry, Woods)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
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 Support Services in Military SF
Are military support services (intel, engineering, logistics, medical, etc.) accurately portrayed in Military SF? Our blue ribbon panel of military experts will discuss where the best and worst descriptions can be found. Tom Mays moderates.
Sun 01:00PM Reading: Tom Mays & Griffin Barber
Come out and have a seat as our author read passages from his works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)