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David M. Weber

David M. Weber


LibertyCon 11 Special Guest (1997)
LibertyCon 17 Master of Ceremonies (2004)
LibertyCon 20 20th Anniv. Author Guest (2007)
LibertyCon 28 Literary Guest of Honor (2015)

David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1952. He started writing poetry and short fiction in the fifth grade, and a lifetime of reading, writing, and studying has given him a love of storytelling that clearly shows in his work. In his stories, he creates a consistent and rationally explained technology and society. Even when dealing with fantasy themes, the magical powers are treated like another technology with supporting rational laws and principles. Many of his stories have military, and particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre. He challenges current gender roles in the military by assuming that a gender-neutral military service will exist in his futures. By frequently placing female leading characters in what have previously been seen as traditionally male roles, he has explored the challenges faced by women in the military and politics. His most popular and enduring character is Honor Harrington, whose story, together with the "Honorverse" she inhabits, has been developed through nineteen novels, six shared-universe anthologies, a three book young-adult series, and “Honorverse historical” Manticore Ascendant series, written with Timothy Zahn and Tom Pope. To date, David currently has seventy two book titles and twenty one separete series that he has written or co-written. David currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Sharon, their three children, three dogs and four cats. You can keep up with David's busy schedule by following his Facebook page, davidweber.net and on Twitter. His works can be purchased at his official on-line store at www.weberuniversaloutfitters.com and through his store's Facebook page of Weber Universal Outfitters.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring David M. Weber

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 02:00PM Reading: David Weber
Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages from his works.
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Spades Tournament (First Round Part A)
Every year THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE to win bragging rights for a year. Will you be the one? Sign-up sheets will be in Gallery B.
Sat 10:00AM What's New in 1632
Rick Boatright moderates this panel on what is new in the 1632 universe in all it's alternate history glory, with a mass autograph session to follow.
Sat 11:30AM 1632 Mass Autograph Session
Mass autograph session immediately follows the 1632 Roundtable. Limit 2 books per person per pass thru 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 Masters of Military Science Fiction
Chris Kennedy moderates this discussion on the essential elements necessary to create good hard military science fiction.
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 01:00PM Autograph Session (Cordova, Ringo, Weber (13:00 - 13:30 only))
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 2 books (if you bring more, get 2 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Dealer's Room
(60 min)