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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Sunday, October 18 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
From Fringe to Dominance: Science Fiction in Film, TV, Books, and Comics

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Once relegated to the corner of lunchrooms, dark dank basements and long weekends in a hotel in October, the world of science fiction is experiencing a surge in mainstream culture. This panel will take a look at the last 40 years of science fiction in the media.

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Denny Lynch

Concom, Publicity, Hotel Liaison, Kirkwood Community College

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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Peter Balestrieri

Curator, Science Fiction and Popular Culture Collections, University of Iowa Special Collections
Please talk with me about: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, TV, Radio, Theatre Arts, Cinema, Fandom Studies, fanzines, fan art, fan fiction, cosplay, social media, ephemera, Romantic poetry and fiction, Frankenstein, digitization, de-acidification, and popular culture in general... Read More →
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David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Taft B Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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