CfP: Science Fantasy Panel at Escape Velocity, July 1-3, 2016 (deadline May 27, 2016)
Science Fantasy Panel at Escape Velocity, July 1-3, 2016 (deadline May 27, 2016)
CALL FOR PANELISTS-SCIENCE FANTASY: CROSSING THE BRIDGE WITH CLARKE’S THIRD LAW (deadline May 27, 2016).
Signum University and its sister institution, the Mythgard Institute, are seeking 3-4 panelists and a moderator for a panel discussion on the crossover between SciFi and Fantasy, or Clark’s Third Law (“any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”) for the upcoming Escape Velocity 2016 micro futuristic world’s fair, to be held July 1 – 3, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.-area).
The “Science Fantasy” sub-genre includes works such as Frank Herbert’s Dune, Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light, C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra, David Lindsay’s A Voyage to Arcturus, and Poul Anderson’s The Queen of Air and Darkness. Filmic elements include the “Force” of Star Wars, the “Q” of Star Trek, and the cylons of Battlestar Galactica.
No formal paper is necessary. Panelists, however, should be familiar with the topic and come prepared to discuss one or more relevant works, authors, or shows. Panel will be in a round-table format with moderator & audience questions. This panel is part of the Popular Culture Track at Escape Velocity.
Panelists and moderator will be given free registration to the event! (You’ll be responsible for transportation & accommodations.) For more info on Escape Velocity, see http://escapevelocity.events/.
To express interest in participating on the panel, please submit your name, relevant areas of interest, and a brief bio (<100 words) to Kris Swank, panel organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org, before May 27, 2016, but slots will be filled on a first-come/first-considered basis.