by Lillian Csernica on May 23, 2018
Friday 1:30 p.m. The Perfect Poison
Is it possible to create a poison that will kill only the target, no matter who else is exposed? Genetic engineering and personalized medicine may well collide in a perfect storm of individually targeted weapons rather than cures. What genetic markers would be most useful? What if you can target families or ethnic groups?
Saturday 1:00 p.m. Getting the Point
Understanding the pros and cons of the various points of view available to the storyteller.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. It Began with a Monster
200 years ago, Mary Shelley published the singular novel that set the stage for modern genre literature: Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus. In the two centuries since the full-novel’s publication, Shelley’s Frankenstein has flourished as a touchstone for authors and filmmakers across the spectrum, carving out a mythos and a creative playing field to rival the legends of antiquity.
Sunday 5:30 p.m. Religion in Fantasy & Science Fiction
Where are the Gods and churches and when they exist, what purpose do they serve?
Monday 1:00 p.m. Creative Writing for Kids
Come and learn the six basic elements of a good story. Plenty of fun examples and some exercises to help new writers experience professional writing techniques.