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The USNA is having a tactics-themed NavyCon

Post by Lonestar » 2017-10-27 10:18am

Exactly what it says, my old Intel officer is running it. Multiple panels on tactics and stuff in sci-fi.

It's on November 18th; they'll be livestreaming it if you want to watch it and you're stuck in the office or something

https://www.usna.edu/NewsCenter/2017/10 ... avyCon.php

Schedule of events

SESSION I

Opening Address (1200-1220)
Claude Berube, Director USNA Museum
• "The ‘Academy,’ Naval Heritage, and Star Trek"

Special Guest Speaker (1220-1240 plus 10 min Q&A)
CAPT Kay Hire (Ret), (USNA ’81), NASA astronaut STS-90 and STS-130
• "The NASA of Today and Tomorrow"

Panel 1 (1250-1330)
LT Matt Hipple, USN
• "Why the proposed Space Cadre Ought to be part of the Navy"
Tim Choi (PhD Candidate)
• "Maritime Security, Sea Lanes, Chokepoints and ‘Star Trek Deep Space Nine’"

Panel 2 (1330-1430)
Raymond Pritchett, “Galrahn” of Informationdissemination.net
• "Naval Irregular Warfare and SciFi Videogames"
Jonathan Bratten
• “Non-State Actors: The Case of ‘Firefly’”
CDR BJ Armstrong
• "Bringing Balance to the Fleet Forces: Issues of Fleet Design in ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Expanse.’"

Break (1430-1445)

SESSION II

Panel 3 (1445-1530)
Jennifer Marland, National Museum of the U.S. Navy
• “Why Old Tech is sometimes the Right Answer: ‘Battlestar Galactica’”
David Larter, reporter Navy Times
• "Fleet Leadership in ‘Star Wars’"

Panel 4 (1530-1615)
CAPT Mark Vandroff (USNA ’89), former Program Manager of DDG-51 program
• "Acquisition Reform Implementation by the Galactic Empire in the Years Prior to the Battle of Yavin"
Dr. Jerry Hendrix, Center for a New American Security, (former Director of Naval History & Heritage Command)
• "Fleet Operations and Tactics in David Weber’s Honor Harrington Series"

Keynote Address (1615-1645):
Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), HASC Seapower Subcommittee, USMC/Iraq Vet
• “Service, Citizenship & ‘Starship Troopers’”

Concluding Address (1645-1715)
David Weber, science fiction author of best-selling Honor Harrington series
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Post by ray245 » 2017-10-27 10:26am

Someone send this to Pablo Hidalgo.
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Post by Agent Fisher » 2017-10-29 09:26pm

Oh good god, yes! Gonna be stuck working but site says it'll be posted on their YouTube after.

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Post by Lonestar » 2017-11-17 01:37pm

Livestream link for anyone interested

https://watchstadium.com/live/united-st ... y-navycon/
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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2017-11-17 03:42pm

I would go to this if I could. Sounds interesting.

Although I confess I am skeptical as to how closely real-world naval practices would apply to a space-going fleet, given the enormously different environments they operate in.
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Post by Zixinus » 2017-11-18 06:54am

For someone who can only see it all online, is watching the stream the only option for listening in on this? Or will some of the stuff be uploaded later?
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Post by Surlethe » 2017-11-18 03:45pm

What time is the "how to not run into ships" panel?
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Post by Soontir C'boath » 2017-11-18 04:02pm

Oh look who the guy with the flannel shirt sitting in front is.
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Post by ray245 » 2017-11-18 04:28pm

Zixinus wrote:
2017-11-18 06:54am
For someone who can only see it all online, is watching the stream the only option for listening in on this? Or will some of the stuff be uploaded later?
It will be uploaded online:

Videos will also be made available on the Museum’s youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqhAGJ ... ELUp8HIyZQ
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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2017-11-18 04:43pm

Cool.
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2017-11-18 03:45pm
What time is the "how to not run into ships" panel?
I'd think that, realistically, impacts in space combat would be vanishingly rare, given the ranges involved.

In Star Trek or Star Wars, where whole fleets fight at stone-throwing distance, on the other hand...

By the way, am I the only one who thinks that that's really lazy filmmaking? Like, they think that they have to show the ships side-by-side to make it visually interesting. But there are other ways of doing things. Star Trek avoided this with "Balance of Terror". And in the Honor Harrington series, well, its not the best written (the later books, to my recollection, tended to devolve into statistics porn), but early on, they got a lot of tension and drama out of describing what was going on inside the ships, from the point of view of the crew, rather than showing the ships blasting away at each other side-by-side. I don't see why that couldn't be translated to film or television.
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Re: The USNA is having a tactics-themed NavyCon

Post by Lonestar » 2017-11-18 09:04pm

Zixinus wrote:
2017-11-18 06:54am
For someone who can only see it all online, is watching the stream the only option for listening in on this? Or will some of the stuff be uploaded later?
It'll be on the USNA Museum YouTube channel later.

Also, Chatham House rules, but someone who would be in a position to know described John Ringo as "a mess".
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