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VCON Relaxicon 41½ Online Schedule!
(Oct 28/29, 2017, @ Sheraton Vancouver Guildford)

VCON is the oldest general-interest science fiction, fantasy, and games convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest that has promoted the interests of science fiction and fantasy culture in Vancouver BC and its environs since 1971, offering events and exhibits focused on a variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom interest areas such as literature, art, media, music, costumes, comics, tabletop games, electronic games, etc. For more detailed information visit our website: www.vcon.ca.

This year’s convention’s theme is "Relax...", as in "Relax ... with a good book, ... with a great game, ... with beautiful art, ... with food and drink, ... with a blockbuster movie, ... with an engaging discussion, ... with friends, both old and new!"

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Oct 9, 2017: The Schedule is still largely under development
SESSIONS ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE 
-VCON Relaxicon 41½ Programming Coordinator
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Saturday, October 28 • 10:00 - 10:50
Science Talk: Molten Salt Thorium Reactors

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Very early in the 1960's the USA abandoned a promising new nuclear technology, one which is safer, hundreds of time more efficient, and produces much less long-lived nuclear wastes.  This talk will report on how this 'new' technology works, its advantages, its history and what is happening now.  This is a repeat of a talk given at VCON several years ago, but it includes updates from the news over the last few years.


Also, some useful links:

How Molten Salt Reactors Might Spell a Nuclear Energy Revolution
March 15, 2017 - ZME Science

The First Thorium Salt Reactors in Over 40 Years Were Just Switched on in Europe
August 25, 2017 - Science Alert

New Molten Salt Thorium Reactor Powers Up for First Time in Decades
August 28, 2017 - Extreme Tech

Panellists

Saturday October 28, 2017 10:00 - 10:50
B - Small Programming 1 Green Timbers 1

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