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Van Allen Plexico

Van Allen Plexico

     Author


Van Allen Plexico won the 2015 Pulp Factory Awards for both Novel of the Year and Anthology of the Year. He is the Amazon bestselling author of fifteen novels and numerous short stories, audiobooks, novellas, nonfiction books, columns and essays from a variety of publishers. In addition to his long-running SENTINELS superhero novel series and his SHATTERING Military SF/Space Opera series, he has created two bestselling nonfiction books about Marvel's Avengers as well as being selected to write the year-by-year history of the Avengers for Upper Deck's commemorative trading card set. He has written many classic pulp characters in prose and comics form for various publishers, including Sherlock Holmes, the Griffon, Gideon Cain: Demon Hunter and Lance Star-Sky Ranger. His Military SF novella, COLD LIGHTNING, served as the basis for the upcoming graphic novel of the same name, from White Rocket Books. His biweekly interview program, the White Rocket Podcast, was a finalist in the 2015 Parsec Awards. An Associate Professor at Southwestern Illinois College, he has appeared as a guest, presenter and event host at dozens of conventions and literary festivals across the US. He has moderated for and interviewed many prominent SF authors and comics professionals for DragonCon programming over the years, as well as on his podcasts, and he has hosted DragonCon's "Marvel/DC Jeopardy" tournament for the past 18 years.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Van Allen Plexico

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Author's Alley (D.J. Butler, Gilliam, Plexico, Schantz, Wacks)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 02:00PM Reading: Brett Brooks & Van Allen Plexico
Come out and have a seat as our author guest read passages of his works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Autograph Session (Gannon, Holo, Humphreys, Plexico)
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 12:00PM Author's Alley (Allen, Cordova, Lowery, Plexico, Schroeder)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 07:00PM Revenge of the Podcasters
Our intrepid and eclectic group of podcasters will dish on their glamorous profession. Brian Cooksey (Mod,)
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Cage Match: DC vs. Marvel
Comics professionals dish on who has done the best job bringing the comics to the big screen. Van Allen Plexico moderates.
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 11:00AM Space Opera: What is your favorite Aria?
Doug Dandridge moderates this panel on the best and the worst examples of Space Opera.
Sun 01:00PM Author's Alley (Burkhead, D.J. Butler, Gibbons, Plexico)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!