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Friday, October 2 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Space Opera

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Is Space Opera about to experience a resurgence? With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and stand alone movies coming from Disney in the coming years, are we about to experience a new explosion of the sub-genre in TV and film? What about the written word?


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Jason Bourget

Instructor, Douglas College
Currently I'm an instructor in the English Department at Douglas College, where I teach courses on science fiction, horror and weird fiction. My research focuses specifically on how political beliefs inform representations of masculinity in late twentieth-century science fiction (especially in the work of Heinlein, Dick and Le Guin). I'm also a horror fan more generally, with a particular interest in the supernatural horror of writers such as... Read More →

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David Bara

Dave Bara was born at the dawn of the space age and grew up watching the Gemini and Apollo space programs on television, dreaming of becoming an astronaut one day. This soon led him to an interest in science fiction, especially on television. His early years were filled with dozens of episodes of the original Star Trek, Lost in Space, The Outer Limits, and The Twilight Zone. He began to read science fiction voraciously in his teens, with... Read More →
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Eric Fell

Writer. Comedian. Actor. Critical Hit Show, Gentlemen Hecklers.
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Tod McCoy

Overlord, Hydra House
Tod McCoy moved to Seattle from Phoenix in 1994 and never looked back except to make sure it wasn't following him. He is a Clarion West alumni and his work has appeared in the anthologies The People's Apocalypse and Bronies: For the Love of Ponies, as well as on AntipodeanSF.com, Qarrtsiluni.com, and The Gloaming. He runs Hydra House, a small press dedicated to publishing West Coast science fiction and fantasy, which currently includes the Faerie... Read More →
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Lynda Williams

Publisher, Reality Skimming Press
Lynda Williams is the author of the ten-novel Okal Rel Saga, published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy between 2004 and 2014, and editor or author of at least as many works set in the universe established by the series. Since 2013 she's been incubating a new era publishing mission branded as Optimistic SF. Reality Skimming Press published Shepherds of Sparrows by Hal J. Friesen in 2013 and has published two children's fantasy books by... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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