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Saturday, November 11 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Is a Creator Morally Responsible for the Consequences of their Creations?
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SF often explores this theme in regards to scientists, but what about the creators of fiction themselves? How does the fact that readers typically have far more autonomy and capacity for critical thought than fictional monsters spawned in a laboratory affect how we look at this question when it comes to science versus writing?

Speakers
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Ken Altabef

An active SFWA member, Ken's short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, Daily Science Fiction, Intergalactic Medicine Show, BuzzyMag, Abyss & Apex, Perihelion and others. His latest YA fantasy, GIANT SLAYERS, was released last year. His first... Read More →
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Mitchell Gordon

Mitchell Gordon is a writer and futurist from Philadelphia. He has been an urban planning journalist (M.U.P.)and Vice President of NSS PASA, the Phila. area chapter of the National Space Society. For many years he served as a program director for the Phila. Chapter of the World Future... Read More →
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Muriel Hykes

Muriel Hykes (AKA Dr. Mom) At Philcon, and elsewhere in East Coast fandom, she participates in panels on nutrition, allergies, education, ADHD, learning disabilities, computers, and the future of just about everything (isn't that what SF is really about?) She and her rocket-scientist... Read More →
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Anastasia Klimchynskaya

Anastasia Klimchynskaya is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she's working on a dissertation on the emergence of science fiction in the 19th century. In particular, she focuses on the way the scientific history, modes of thought, and paradigms of the period... Read More →
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Lawrence Kramer

Dr. Lawrence Kramer’s lifelong interest in science was sparked at a young age by avidly reading science fiction. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry followed by a career as a programmer analyst for a Fortune 500 financial company. However, the lure of science was too great... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Plaza II