Anyone going to the New York Comic-Con? I'll be there this Saturday. Been to San Diego a few times, but this will be the first time I've checked out the NYC show, so I'm really looking forward to it. You can find me in Room 1A14 at 6:15 pm for a panel discussion with Dr. Michio Kaku about science and science fiction. Hope to see you there!
Where is the line between Science Fiction and Science Faction?
Date: Saturday, October 9th
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Room 1A14
Track: NYCC/NYAF Panels
Description: Throughout modern history, fantasy has pushed and nudged reality opening new worlds of imagination and innovation. Advances in military, medicine, technology and intelligence gathering can often trace their roots to the writer's pen or director's vision. In this post Avatar world we live in, the wall between sci fi and sci fact continues to disappear. What does the future hold for these two worlds? Have we come to a time when the two are no longer separate entities but rather working hand in hand with one another? And what does that mean for our entertainment choices, our ethical code and society as a whole? City College Physic Professor and host of Science Channel's SCI FI SCIENCE, Dr. Michio Kaku is joined by award-winning writer and son of Carl Sagan, Nick Sagan to discuss these issues, review the tangled history of sci fi/sci fact and preview the latest in sci fi storytelling.
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