Wednesday, August 19, 2020

NASFiC 2020 Schedule - This Weekend!

This weekend is the North American Science Fiction Convention! Thanks to the pandemic, they've moved exclusively to the internet, doing programming over Zoom and Discord. The event will be free to attend, so even folks on other continents can watch and chat about everything Science Fiction.

I'll be doing a few pieces of programming for them. All of mine will be over Zoom. Hope to see you there! 


Friday at 1:00-1:30 PM EST

Reading: John Wiswell

Literally me reading stories to you! I have a poll open on Twitter to vote for what I read. You can vote here.

Friday at 9:00-10:00 PM EST

Lessons Not Learned: The Future of Dystopian & Utopian Stories 

Panelists: Jason Sanford (Moderator), Ace Ratcliff, Amanda Makepeace, John Medaille, John Wiswell, Raven Oak

The panel discusses: Where does the genre go now that so much of the dystopian warnings sci-fi warned us about were ignored? What does a dystopian world look like in a post-COVID, post-Trump, melting-polar caps world? Can we ever move back to utopianism? Should we do away with utopian and dystopian scenarios altogether?


Saturday at 8:00-9:00 PM EST

Weathering the Storm: Creating in Times of Trouble at 8 PM EST on Saturday

Panelists: Brandon Wilson (moderator), Christine Taylor-Butler, Elsa Sjunneson, John Wiswell, Mari Ness

 A mixed panel of writers and artists discuss the challenges of making art and stories during a pandemic, as well as strategies for managing health and being active creators.


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