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EightSquared is the 2013 UK National Science Fiction Convention in Bradford - 29th March to 1st April.

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Sunday, March 31 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Near Earth Asteroids Say Bang!

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Last month saw a large asteroid pass closer to the Earth than the Moon, and a smaller one hit the ground in Russia. How long before we have a serious space accident? Is there anything we can do to stop it, or is it not politically important? Jen Delaney moderates John Coxon, Jaine Fenn and Sharon Reamer.


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John Coxon

University of Leicester
John Coxon is a new-ish British SF fan who got his first taste of conventions at Contemplation (the 2007 Eastercon) and hasn't looked back. He's the European administrator of the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund and he's also known for editing Procrastinations, a fanzine which has been running since 2006. In addition to his fanac, he's a PhD student in plasma physics and has a keen interest in science communication, gaming and social media (also sometimes... Read More →
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Sharon Reamer

researcher, University of Cologne


Sunday March 31, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court