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Florida Native Honored at Renown Hollywood Gala

Patrick_OSullivan.jpg.scaled1000Florida Keys software engineer and technology entrepreneur uses his business travels, academic studies and high-tech imagination to create award-winning science fiction.

(May 18, 2011, Tampa Bay, FL) Patrick O’Sullivan from the Florida Keys was honored at the 27th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards at the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in the very room the first Academy Awards were held.

The annual event celebrated the winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests (www.writersofthefuture.com) before a packed hall and thousands more who were logged on to watch the event as it streamed live. The night’s keynote speaker was Dr. Pete Worden, Director of the NASA Ames Research Center, who spoke of the relationship between science fiction as the inspiration that leads to science fact.  He closed by saying, “I said at the beginning that science fiction writing has helped inspire NASA. I also like to think that what we do at NASA has helped inspire you—that our new discoveries provide the tools to open your imagination.”

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