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Laura Montgomery

Laura Montgomery

     Author


Laura Montgomery began reading science fiction when she was thirteen, when the local U.S. Air Force base donated many amazing books to the school she attended in northern Thailand. She practices space law in Washington, D.C., and has worked on space tourism and launch safety regulations, which, honestly, are not science fiction. She writes science fiction with a legal twist, and space opera. Her books include Sleeping Duty, a space opera, Manx Prize, a hard science fiction novel about orbital debris, and The Sky Suspended, a novel of lawyers, crowds, and a starship.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Laura Montgomery

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Current Regulations on Space Activities
Space lawyer Laura Montgomery, now of Ground Based Space Matters, who worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, will talk about the licensing and regulation of commercial space transportation will discuss the current state of regulations regarding activities in space.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
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 03:00PM Outer Space Treaties and the Legal Barriers to Space Exploration
Space Lawyer Laura Montgomery will present the international and domestic legal barriers to the exploration of space, and how treaties affect our ability to broaden our economic and political will across the cosmos.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Reading: Lou Antonelli & Laura Montgomery
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
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