Friday 3:00pm The Future of the Future
Walter Jon Williams
The future looks different to many of us now than it did just a few years ago. To what degree is the concept of an open, freely imagined future under attack in our own culture, from either the right of the left. To what degree have larger cultural currents affected the SF portrayal of the future? And how does SF imagine its own future, or is it, too, stuck in a cycle of recurrence, of hankering for a restoration of its own golden Age? What is the outlook for the future?
Saturday 5:30pm Reading (0.5 hrs)
Monday 10:00am Writing Workshop (for Kids)
Monday 12:00 noonChickpunk?
M. M. Buckner
Janine Ellen Young
Devoted to the wave pf women writing cyberpunk-influenced hard SF. Why now?
Monday 1:00pm The Mythology of Las Vegas (0.5 hrs)
Monday 2:00pm After the Fall
It's the end of the world.....and civilization as we know it has collapsed. We all have different scenarios to what happens after - what's looking interesting these day? Explore this archetype of sf.
I can see I have some reading to do. *g* Anybody know any interesting tidbits about Las Vegas that I don't?