This weekend, I’ll be roaming the halls of New York Comic Con, doing coverage for Tor.com. Though, I’ll be mostly on press duty, I will be present at the below panels.
12:15-2pm, Room 1B01: Sneak Preview Screening of “Vintage Tomorrows”
A new documentary about what steampunk culture can teach us about the future. Join us in re-imagining what we want from our technology through the art and science of futurecasting. Produced by Brian David Johnson, Futurist, Intel Corporation.
3-4pm, Room B103: Comics Studies Conference 5: Boilerplate: History of a Victorian Era Robot
Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan’s Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvelspoofs history by presenting a Victorian era robot interacting with historical figures like Teddy Roosevelt, Nikola Tesla, and Mark Twain. Lester Spence (John Hopkins University) and Peter Coogan (Institute for Comics Studies) and Ay-leen the Peacemaker (New York University & Beyond Victoriana) join Anina and Paul to discuss the joys of counterfactual history.
Hope to see you there!