Science Fiction Movies Across the World

What are the best new science fiction movies across the globe? The panel will make its recommendations, and you, the audience, can add more. This is a chance to contribute to watch lists for the 2022 Hugo Awards.

Anime and Manga in Translation

Anime and manga are frequently altered during the process of translation. Changes can range from small shifts in wording for the sake of comprehension to significant changes in plot and character. How do Western publishers and media companies decide what changes to make for their English-speaking audiences? When do these changes work well, and when… Continue reading Anime and Manga in Translation

Changing the Future of the Future

Two academic talks: Laura Osur: Alt-Histories Against Technological Determinism. For All Mankind (Apple TV+, 2019-) and Mary Robinette Kowal’s Lady Astronaut series (2018, 2020) present alternative histories of the space race. Read in conversation with each other and as part of a global debate around ethical technology and the commercialization of space, these two properties… Continue reading Changing the Future of the Future

Real Estate in Space

Space law is a real, existing field of law, but it’s only beginning to touch on the complexity of property rights in space. The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies is the international treaty that addresses these issues,… Continue reading Real Estate in Space

Cultures of Fear

The stringy-haired ghost girl is a Japanese trope, while the isolated cabin in the woods is very American. How much of horror is culturally specific? How do such tropes develop, and how do they translate to foreign audiences?

Decentering the U.S. in SFF Publishing

There are thriving speculative fiction publishers, magazines, writers and communities in many places outside the U.S. How do these communities position themselves relative to other SFF markets and readers? How successful are they?

Non-English Fanfic Cultures

Fanfiction is a worldwide culture. Archive of Our Own (AO3) hosts fanfic in over 70 languages, and fanfiction has been many fans’ first exposure to English. There is great variation, however, in different fanfic language communities in terms of popular fandoms, tropes, and communal norms. This panel features fanfic writers from around the world sharing… Continue reading Non-English Fanfic Cultures

The Work of Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson is an award-winning author and 2021’s SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master. This panel will discuss the range and scope of Hopkinson’s work across fiction and nonfiction, and explore her impact on writers and on writing.

Glasgow in 2024 Ceilidh

Join the Glasgow in 2024 Worldcon Bid for a traditional Gaelic ceilidh dance. Learn the easy steps to this group dance and have some fun!

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