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Sunday, October 20 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Old Punk and New Punk

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Cyberpunk made hacking and computer advances attractive and intriguing, suggesting a sometimes dark, transhumanist future. Today, solarpunk attempts to subvert that vision through sustainability and environmentalism. Is one on the path to replace the other? Does the popularity of new creations like Cyberpunk 2077 prove that cyberpunk is still thriving? How do the two genres overlap, and how can they work together to envision different futures?

Moderators
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L.X. Beckett

Toronto author and editor L.X. Beckett frittered their misbegotten youth working as an actor and theater technician in Southern Alberta before deciding to make a shift into writing science fiction. Their first novella, “Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling,” appeared in the July/August... Read More →

Panelists
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Brandon Crilly

Programming Lead
An Ottawa teacher by day, Brandon Crilly has been previously published by Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, PULP Literature, On Spec, Electric Athenaeum and other markets. He received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, reviews fiction for... Read More →
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Elliott Dunstan

Elliott Dunstan is an Ottawa-based historian, poet and author with a special interest in queer history, mental illness, trauma and the places that time forgot. He is currently self-publishing an online serial novel available on his website, and has also been published by Queen of... Read More →
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Kim-Mei Kirtland

Kim-Mei Kirtland joined the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency in 2013. She is a lifelong reader of science fiction and fantasy, particularly hard science fiction in the vein of Greg Egan and Peter Watts, and is actively looking for fiction in those genres. Other areas of interest to... Read More →
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Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson is a Canadian adventurer, storm chaser, and meteorologist. Recently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Explorers by Canadian Geographic, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. Mark has chased (and has been chased) by tornadoes across Canada and... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Salon D - 20 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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