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Robert Buettner

Robert Buettner


Robert Buettner has been General Counsel of a unit of one of the United States' largest private multinational companies, served as a US Army intelligence officer, prospected for minerals in Alaska and the Sonoran desert, and was a National Science Foundation Fellow in paleontology.

A Quill Award nominee for Best New Writer of 2005, his best-selling debut novel, Orphanage, was a Quill nominee for Best SF/Fantasy/Horror novel of 2004 and has been called a classic of modern military science fiction.

The Golden Gate is his ninth novel, and his first set in the near-present.

He lives in Georgia with his family and has more bicycles than a grownup needs.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Robert Buettner

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 04:00PM Reading: Robert Buettner & Tom Kratman
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Autograph Session (Buettner, Matthews, Morris, Osborn)
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.)
Sat 02:00PM Baen Traveling Slideshow and Prize Patrol
Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe. (And there will be giveaways!) Fans of the Black Tide Rising universe won't want to miss a special announcement about this series!
Sat 05:00PM Archeology in Science Fiction and Fantasy - Round 2
A Paleontologist, 3 Archaeologists and a Lawyer comprise this panel of experts, who dish on how archeology informs genre writing. Bob Buettner (Mod.)
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 02:00PM The Law is for All
This panel of lawyer authors will explore from an insider's view, how truthfully the legal profession is portrayed in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Moderator Robert Buettner