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Sunday, October 19 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Must Science-Fiction Films be Dumb?

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People say, "The book was better," for a reason. What happens when Hollywood adapts science fiction or makes their own and it just falls flat? Is it really that hard to get good sci-fi to the screen?

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Elizabeth Wallace

Podcaster & Book Reviewer, PixelatedGeek.com
Elizabeth is part of the Binary System Podcast along with her twin sister Kathryn, talking about Night Vale and the Walking Dead and comics and books and movies and every other shiny thing that distracts them. She also reviews books; mostly science-fiction and fantasy but seriously... Read More →

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Hal Astell

Film Critic and Author, Apocalypse Later
Hal C. Astell is a film critic and author based in Phoenix, Arizona, and is known in Steampunk circles as Count Chaos. He runs mini-film festivals at many southwest cons, including Phoenix Comicon, Wild Wild West Con, Phoenix FearCon, San Diego Comic Fest, amongst many others.
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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 →

Stephen Potts

Professor, UCSD
Stephen W. Potts teaches in the Department of Literature at UCSD. He has published books and articles on science fiction, science studies, fantasy, American literature and film, as well as his own fiction, editorials, and reviews.
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Janet Tait


Sunday October 19, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
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