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Subject: Library of Congress What If... Lecture Series
Date Posted: 1/30/2014 12:30 PM ET
Member Since: 9/3/2008
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I have no idea if any of you live around or in Washington DC but this looks like an interesting series.  The Library of Congress lunch series are usually free too!   You don't have to sign up or pay IIRC. 

Library of Congress What If... Lecture Series

The Museum of Science Fiction is pairing with the Library of Congress to support and promote the LoC lecture series What If.... Each lecture begins at noon in the Pickford Theater, or one of the other great meeting rooms in the Library of Congress Madison Building, and covers a wide range of topics in the science fiction and fantasy realms. Below you'll find the schedule detailing what the year has in store. So grab a few packages of rehydratable space food and a pitcher of water and contemplate What If... over lunch with the Library of Congress.

Speaker Date Title
Myke Cole January 31 Shadow Ops: Black Hawk Down Meets the X-Men
Kristin Bailey February 12 Making Science Fiction and Fantasy accessible to young readers
Chuck Coleman March 5 Steampunk Chuck Photography
Philipa Ballantine April 11 Women in Steampunk
Laura Kaye May 7 Making Old Stories New: Writing Greek Mythology-Based Fiction
Janet & Chris Morris June 25 Beyond Sanctuary, Beyond the Veil, Beyond Wizardwall
Charles Gannon July 23/24 Trial By Fire (sequel to Fire With Fire)
Michael Sullivan August A time travel story that deals with issues of post-scarcity, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, and climate change
Geoffrey Golden September 12 Devastator magazine
Carol Vigna October 31 Confessions of a Costume Addict, part trois