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Bill Thomasson

Bill Thomasson

     Scientist


Bill Thomasson helps biomedical researchers write their journal articles and grant applications, but that doesn’t begin to capture his broad interest in all aspects of science and what the future may bring. What technologies are going to drive the next 40-year long-wave economic cycle? What social and political changes will that bring? Is an interstellar government conceivable in a slower-than-light universe? He has been reading SF since the first appearance of Rocket Ship Galileo but didn’t discover cons until 1980. It took him another decade to discover just how much fun it was being on panels. When not working or reading SF, Bill serves as volunteer Treasurer for Chicago’s annual Disability Pride Parade (he has been legally blind since 2000) and has worked Accessibility Services for every WorldCon since 2011.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Bill Thomasson

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Medicine, Monsters and the Apocalypse
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this panel on the medical aspects of surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape.
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 09:00PM Future Illnesses / Blights / Contagions - What's Coming Next?
Tedd Roberts moderates this panel on future plagues and other health concerns that may be lurking around the corner.
Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Tedd Roberts. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.
Sun 12:00PM The Robot Economy Where no Human Has to Work - How might that Turnout?
Bill Thomasson moderates this panel on the perils and possibilities of robot based economies.