Emerald City ComiCon – April 2016

If you are planning on attending the Emerald City ComiCon (and if you are you should get your tickets soon! It’s almost sold out: https://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/), you should stop by and listen to Ian King, with his co-presenters including Rich Alderson (moderator), Brooks Peck, Bergen R. McMurray, Shaye Whitmer, and Keith Hayes, on April 8th at 11 am.

The team will discuss, “To Infinity and Beyond! The Evolution of Technology and Sci-Fi”

What came first, the chicken or the egg, reality or sci-fi? Would we have hover-boards if Back to the Future never existed, would the Terminator have been written if Archytas of Tarentum never built his mechanical bird? We examine the world that creates sci-fi, and how the most loved sci-fi worlds do more than inspire our imaginations; they inspire reality. We will explore the evolution of technology’s connection to sci-fi, from the very first appearance of Frankenstein, to artificial intelligence in the form of JARVIS and HAL 9000.

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