Dystopia of Philip K. Dick: From Page to Screen
We’ve probably all seen his stories on screen without necessarily knowing it. From Blade Runner to Total Recall and more. This panel will discuss Dick’s stories and their film translations.
Saturday July 4, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm | DoubleTree Atrium 2
What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good PKD panel. I expect the fact that I haven’t seen the recent Total Recall remake will become relevant in this panel. But it should still be a good panel — it’s easy to talk for hours about the dystopic elements in Blade Runner, or Total Recall, or Palmer Eldritch, or any of his other horrific visions.
Rise of Tabletop Gaming
What’s behind the increasing popularity of tabletop games and will it last? What are your favorite among recent releases? Which classics are still going strong?
Sunday July 5, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm | DoubleTree Atrium 2
As usual, Convergence’s programming descriptions still don’t really distinguish between different kinds of tabletop gaming (RPGs? boardgames? card games? minis?), and they haven’t provided us panelists with each other’s email addresses for pre-discussion, and I haven’t had time to pursue that information. But still, hopefully it’ll make for a good discussion. I certainly plan to try.
There are a lot of good panels and programming on the schedule, and lots of cool people to meet up with, and lots of fun to be had. I probably won’t be posting til after the con. I hope to see you there!