My Panel Schedule for Houston’s Comicpalooza, May 22 – 25

My first time at Houston’s Comicpalooza and I’m going to be on a few panels. This comic con just started a few years ago at an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, but has been growing by leaps and bounds. Their attendance last year was over 32 thousand! I’m super excited to check out the scene.
They have cosplay and gaming and comics and movie and TV events. This year they also have a brand new literature and writing track. So, if you’re going to be around Houston, TX for Memorial Day weekend, consider checking it out.
Here’s the link to the complete list of panels.

And here are the panels I’ll be on:
Discussing Dystopias: Fiction and Film
Friday, May 22 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Room 25 – 352C
What is it about the dreary futures of works such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Handmaid’s Tale that captures our imagination? Come join the discussion on the popularity of dystopian novels and films.
Is Hard Science Fiction Dead?
Sunday, May 24 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 03 – 350B
Has the hard science fiction of Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke gone the way of the dinosaur? Have modern physics; computer science and artificial intelligence become too difficult to predict for speculative authors? Which contemporary writers offer the best hope for the future of hard science fiction?
K. S. O’Neill, Rachael Acks, Rebecca Schwarz, K. J. Russell, and E. L. Russell
Star Trek: Evolution of a Sci-fi Franchise
Sunday, May 24 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Room 03 – 350B

How did a low-rated series from the 1960s become a sci-fi phenomenon with countless spinoffs? And what is it about Star Trek that accounts for its enormous popularity? Join the discussion as our panel shares their insights, favorite episodes and films.

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