The event is described as "four days, debauchery the likes of which would put Sodom and Gomorrah to shame takes over downtown Atlanta, as geeks from around the world celebrate all things science fiction."
Chad will be making three appearances at this year's event:
On Saturday afternoon he'll be on the "Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow" panel (2:30 p.m., Capitol Ballroom, Sheraton), complete with a nuclear reactor demo and liquid nitrogen ice cream. He'll also be at Saturday night's Hacking 101 panel (7 p.m., Marriott A601-602) followed by the "Fusion Reactors and Space Robots" discussion (8:30 p.m., Hanover C-E, Hyatt) talking more about nuclear fusion and his internship with NASA. Finally, on Sunday he'll take part in a no-holds-barred debate over "Fission vs. Fusion" (7 p.m., 202 Hilton) showing his support for the latter. "After my summer at NASA I've realized that fusion power will be essential to future long-distance space travel and to possibly build civilizations on the moon or Mars," Ramey says. "It's safer and more controllable than fission, as well as up to 63 times more powerful — two atoms that fuse release a great deal more energy than one that splits."
Always nice to see somebody from these parts bridging the gap between science fiction and science fact in the future.