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Sunday, October 19 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Insanity for Authors, Artists, and Filmmakers with David Gerrold and the Arkham Sessions

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Insanity in various forms is such a commonly-used plot device: Is it accurately depicted in pop culture? Are scientists really all that likely to be “mad” and, if they were, would they be able to function at a level of creative intelligence? If insanity is poorly depicted in popular fiction, is that due to ignorance, laziness, or because the reality would be relatively "boring"? How could writers do a better job of depicting insanity? Should mental illness be treated with more sensitivity and understanding by authors and, if so, might this actually help them to write more interesting, more nuanced and intelligent fiction? With award-winning science-fiction author David Gerrold and the hosts of The Arkham Sessions, Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward.

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David Gerrold

David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David... Read More →

Sunday October 19, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
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