Stephanie Osborn Of “The Displaced Detective” Series Is At LibertyCon 26

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Stephanie Osborn
Stephanie Osborn


When LibertyCon 26 hits town June 28-30, space-scientist-turned novelist Stephanie Osborn will be an author guest as well as appearing on a number of panels.  

Review for Stephanie Osborn:

Ms. Osborn, who is fresh from a featured role in April’s 221b Con in Atlanta (where she was filmed for CBS’s “Sunday Morning” show), has tapped a cultural vein with her  “Displaced Detective” series, starring a Sherlock Holmes who’s transported to this century through a wormhole. The book series is attracting the same fans who are swooning over the BBC “Sherlock” series, now filming its third season, who made “Elementary” a success on television this season, and who flock to the Robert Downey Jr. Holmes movies. 


The “Dreams of Steam: A Steampunk Anthology,” to which she contributed a story, has also generated excellent fan reception and critical reviews.

At this year’s LibertyCon, Ms. Osborn will be doing a reading, as well as appearing on several science and steampunk panels.  The reading will be Friday, June 28, at 3 p.m.  She will be on the Space Update Panel Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m., the Steampunk Research Roundtable at 11 a.m., the World of Steampunk Roundtable at 5 p.m. and the Mad Scientist Roundtable at 11 p.m. She will also be part of the Coming Transhuman Revolution Sunday, June 30, at noon. 


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Market Street Bridge To Undergo Quarterly Testing On Sunday

Street Closings Announced For Construction


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Market Street Bridge To Undergo Quarterly Testing On Sunday

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic. From 8 a.m. to no later than 2 p.m., the bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the testing is performed. This work is weather dependent. ... (click for more)

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