I shall be at friendly multimedia convention Redemption this weekend in Sheffield. Here’s the panels wot I am on, and the times wot they are currently scheduled to happen:
11am: Super Flashing Arrow Legends
Just why are the Berlanti DC shows so awesome? May include geekery about the late 80s DC comics universe.
3pm: Defending the indefensible
Light-hearted panel show.
It. Is. Defended!
7pm: Universal Monsters
Boris Karloff’s version of the Frankenstein Monster is the most easily recognisable – but with a new universe of Universal Monsters coming up, the panel takes a look at why they are so enduring in popular culture.
8pm: Future Fascism
We look at how fascism has been treated in SF. I intend to bring up The Iron Dream, whether you want me to or not.
11am: How to tame your panellists
If you’ve never moderated a panel before, how might you keep things moving along politely and without rancour? May include tips on how to deal with audience members who don’t have a question, it’s more of a comment really. A very long comment.
5pm: Artificial People
Cylons in Galactica, the Hosts of Westworld… what does it mean to be a person of non-biological origin?
2pm: Constructing the Robot cool wall.
Some robots are cool. Some are sexy. Others are… less so.
4pm: Military Top Trumps
With the help of the audience, we will decide once and for all who the most awesome military force in all of science fiction are. No backsies, this is it. Finally. For ever.
Seriously. If you’re not here and voting and you don’t like who gets voted in as our most awesome SF military pals, well, sucks to be you.
8pm: The Ideal Holmes Exhibition
Of all the incarnations of Sherlock Holmes, is there such a thing as a platonic ideal? Or does the canon trump all?
10pm: SF Westerns
Firefly, Westworld, Star Trek. You can’t move without hitting a Space Western. Why is the trope such an enduring SF phenomenon?
If you’re around, come say hi!