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The Problem with Laser Beams.

In conversation with the Upintheair Theatre: On Speculative Fiction and Modern Live Performance 2017

How do writers translate their works of Speculative Fiction to live performance?  With the rising popularity of the genre and speculative fiction, how do we successfully bring compelling visions of the future to the stage? Join our panel of scientists, artists, and theatre-makers to discuss the future of literature and live performance with robots, VR, and technology. How do the art forms of literature and theatre continue to support the demand within in the limits of live shows?

In association with The West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA) and VCON Upintheair presents a discussion as part of this year's RELAX-icon. 

Panelists & Moderators 2017


Sunday: October 29, 2017
Time: 14:30 - 15:20
Location: A Main Programming

VCON is the oldest general-interest science fiction, fantasy, and games convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest that has promoted the interests of science fiction and fantasy culture in Vancouver BC and its environs since 1971, offering events and exhibits focused on a variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom interest areas such as literature, art, media, music, costumes, comics, tabletop games, electronic games, etc. For more detailed information visit our website: