Science Fiction & Fantasy
Here is a sneak peak of some of SF/Fantasy events for 2016. The list is subject to change at any time and will be added to as we get more panels scheduled.
This page last updated 09/19/16.
50 Years of Star Trek – Take a look back at some of the influences a funny little science fiction show had on our culture and continues to inspire us all today.
Beyond Supercrip – When you start counting, you’ll notice pretty quickly that characters with disabilities appear more regularly in SF than in any other genre. Join us to discuss why and how disabled characters matter in SF.
Brewing in SF – You don’t have to be 21 to enjoy this panel on the legendary links between beer and science fiction.
Comic Books, Shows, and Movies – A discussions of the development, and influence of, your favorite titles.
Diversity in SF & Fantasy – Who are you excited about? Our first panel on the topic of Diversity, come and learn about new and exciting authors and stories from authors of all backgrounds, races, genders, and abilities.
First Contact Scenarios – From Victorian speculative fiction, to Star Trek’s optimistic vision, to this week’s blockbuster, there are many ways this could play out.
Hard SF & Why You Should Care – George Santayana said “Those who fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.” NASA’s Spacewatch potentially hazardous objects survey couldn’t begin until 2001, after the 1998 movie Armageddon raised awareness in Congress. Hard Science Fiction like Gattaca is future history, from which society can learn.
New Voices in Science Fiction – Beyond Asimov and Herbert, join us to take a look at some exiting new authors.
Penny Dreadfuls, Dime Novels and the Pulps – They brought around the birth of horror, western, science fiction, fantasy and superhero genres. What do we owe them? Who’s still writing them?
Recreating the Star Trek Universe with Virtual Sets – How do you get the look of Star Trek in your productions when you don’t have the official Star Trek budget? The crew of TK2 Films will show you!
Religion, Faith and Mythology – Join our guest of honor Jacqueline Carey to learn about and discuss faith and mythology in Science Fiction and Fantasy settings.
Science and Magical Realism in Historical and Modern Fiction – Come find out where authors and enthusiasts decide where to blur the lines. Steampunk authors Phil Chase and the brilliant Jessica Roland will talk about who did it well. They will talk about how they find sources and answer questions on a multitude of topics.
Science Fiction Plot Hooks – Listen to our science experts talk about a variety of exciting (and frightening) topics in science today, and ask the experts!
Star Tech – Star Trek was visionary in ways we’re still realizing. Meet with our panelists to talk about the show’s prescience and influence on real world technology.
Star Trek: Horizons – Come watch a screening of one of the hottest fan-produced films in the Star Trek genre today and participate in a Q&A session with the producer/director.
Why Harry Potter and Narnia Endure – After so many decades, why do some Young Adult tales endure?
Women of Arthurian Legend – Much is known about King Arthur’s noble knights, but what of the women of the court? The wise, the wicked, and the complicated.
Working in Alternative Media – Science Fiction and Fantasy doesn’t only come in books. Come talk to our panelists about the wide variety of media out there!