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Sunday, November 12 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The Role of Antiquity and Myth in Science Fiction
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Why does SF make repeated use of certain myths? How do classical ideas expand the scope of science fiction themes? Our goal in this panel will be to understand how science fiction dialogues with ideas from the past to explore possibilities for the future.

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Hakira d'Almah

A graduate of Hunter College and LSE, Hakira uses her background in history and political science to analyse all sorts of popular culture phenomena. She taught herself Elvish when she was bored in high school, but has since forgotten much of it. You can usually find her talking about... Read More →
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Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle is the author of a contemporary fantasy trilogy from Tor Books. In the first book, American Craftsmen, two modern magician-soldiers fight their way through the legacies of Poe and Hawthorne as they attempt to destroy an undying evil--and not kill each other first. In the... 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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T. Patrick Snyder

T. Patrick Snyder have a degree in Anthropology and Linguistics from Temple University, and have 3 years of graduate level work at Eastern New Mexico University in the field of Archaeology. He has done archaeology in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Mississippi, New Mexico and Idaho. He... Read More →
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Steve Wilson

STEVEN H. WILSON is the creator of the Mark Time and Parsec Award-winning podcast series The Arbiter Chronicles, as well as the author of two novels spawned by the series Taken Liberty and Unfriendly Persuasion. He is also the author of Peace Lord of the Red Planet and three short... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Crystal Ballroom Three