Fri 8:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour) COZY CATASTROPHE VERSUS MISERY PORN (486) [Panelists: Gail Z. Martin (mod), Bernie Mojzes, Jay Smith] Both extremes, the cozy catastrophe reads like a kind of picnic in the midst of disaster and the misery porn which just wallows in sorrow seem equally dishonest. How do we deal with this difficult subject without cheapening it? Sat 3:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour) THE AVOIDABLE CLICHES OF STEAM PUNK (477) [Panelists: Jared Axelrod (mod), Jeff Mach, Victoria Janssen, Bernie Mojzes] As this sub-genre has crystallized, what are the elements we see too much of Sat 4:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour) HOW REAL WORLD INVENTIONS HAVE INFLUENCED SCIENCE FICTION (513) [Panelists: Glenn Hauman (mod), Tom Purdom, Andre Lieven, Bernie Mojzes, Linda Bushyager] Science fiction has not always had a great track record of anticipating technological advances. Sometimes an invention has to show up in the real world before science fiction writers begin to write about it. Then what happens? Sun 1:00 PM in Plaza I (One) (1 hour) WHAT WE HAVE SWIPED FROM PHILIP K. DICK (515) [Panelists: David Louis Edelman (mod), Andrew Breslin, Gregory Frost, Bernie Mojzes] Authors describe the influence of Philip K. Dick on their work Sun 3:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour) KILLING GOD IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN. (492) [Panelists: C.J. Henderson (mod), Emily Tullis, Bernie Mojzes] Philip Pullman as an anti-C.S. Lewis. Exploring the works of this very popular and very subversive writer for young people
All in all an interesting lineup.
A bundle of raw-silk-bound Evil Gazebos should be showing up Thursday. (Thanks, Jess!) Come see/touch/(buy!) the pretty books in the dealer's room.