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Saturday, August 30 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Panel on Science Fiction, Film and Technology

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Discover the elements of great science fiction. Award-winning author David D. Levine will moderate a panel discussion with his peers, including Ted Chiang (STORY OF YOUR LIFE), Daniel H. Wilson (ROBOPOCALYPSE), Sara B. Cooper (CONTINUUM), William Hertling (THE LAST FIREWALL), Andrew Duchon (virtual reality), and Fonda Lee (ZEROBOXER). Ask yourself, how will movie making and viewing be different in the future?


David D. Levine

David D. Levine is a science fiction and fantasy writer who’s published over fifty stories in markets including Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, and Realms of Fantasy. He has won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, Endeavour Award, Writers of the Future Contest, James White Award, People’s... Read More →


Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang is an American speculative fiction writer. As of 2013, Chiang's short fiction has won 4 Nebula awards, 4 Hugo awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, 4 Locus awards, and others. His novella, Story of Your Life, is being made into a feature film by director... Read More →

Sara B Cooper

Sara B. Cooper is a writer/producer for television and features. Cooper started her career as an acupuncturist in Los Angeles. She indulged her passion for writing in the privacy of her own home. On a whim, she showed a spec script for Star Trek: The Next Generation to a patient... Read More →

Andrew Duchon

Andrew Duchon has expertise in the areas of computational linguistics, network analysis, machine learning, visual perception, and virtual reality. Dr. Duchon’s research generally involves the application of higher-order statistical models to understand individual and group human... Read More →

William Hertling

William Hertling is the author of the award-winning novels Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than it Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall. These near-term science-fiction novels explore the emergence of artificial intelligence, coexistence of humans and smart machines... Read More →

Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Her debut novel, ZEROBOXER, will be published by Flux in April 2015. She is a long-time, avid martial artist in karate and kung fu. She goes mad for smart action movies (think The Matrix, Inception, and Minority Report... Read More →

Daniel H Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped. In 2008, he hosted The Works on the History Channel. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University... Read More →

Saturday August 30, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
5th Avenue Cinema 510 SW Hall Street Portland OR 97201

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