Convention panel (Readercon 2011): Capturing the Hidden History of Science Fiction

January 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Here’s a convention panel from Readercon 2011 entitled “Capturing the Hidden History of Science Fiction.” It was recorded back in July 2011 and the panelists include Fred Lerner, Barry N. Malzberg, Jamie Todd Rubin, Darrell Schweitzer and Eileen Gunn. Apparently one of the panelists objected to it’s existence on YouTube, but it’s up and online again.

[via SFSignal]

Posted by Jesse Willis

Lecture on Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

August 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Here is David Gill’s fascinating three part lecture on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as recorded at the 2010 Philip K. Dick Festival in Colorado.

I’m afraid there is no HuffDuffing these MP3 files, but they are downloadable.

<a href="http://philipkdickfestival.bandcamp.com/track/david-gill-on-do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep-part-1">David Gill on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? part 1 by Philip K Dick Festival</a>

<a href="http://philipkdickfestival.bandcamp.com/track/david-gill-on-do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep-part-2">David Gill on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? part 2 by Philip K Dick Festival</a>

<a href="http://philipkdickfestival.bandcamp.com/track/david-gill-on-do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep-part-3">David Gill on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? part 3 by Philip K Dick Festival</a>

And, as a bonus, here’s Erik Davis on “Dreaming, PKD, Lovecraft

<a href="http://philipkdickfestival.bandcamp.com/track/erik-davis-on-dreaming-pkd-lovecraft">Erik Davis on Dreaming, PKD, Lovecraft by Philip K Dick Festival</a>

[via the Total Dick Head blog]
Posted by Jesse Willis

Penguicon 2010: Adapting A Novel To A Podcast

May 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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The Science Fiction Oral History AssociationRick Jackson, of the Science Fiction Oral History Association, has linked to a convention panel from Penguicon 2010 entitled: Adapting A Novel To A Podcast it features Daniel J. Hogan and Mary Robinette Kowal |MP3|

I should also mention that to assuage my ever increasing guilt at not promoting SFOHA more I’ve dropped $40 into their kitty (which will be used to help “convert our archives to digital format”). But that’s not the only way you can contribute to SFOHA, if you’ve got

[via The Science Fiction Oral History Association and Daniel J. Hogan’s Magic of Eyri site]

Posted by Jesse Willis

William Tenn speaking at PulpCon 35

February 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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ThePulp.netThePulp.net, a fan-produced website devoted to the pulp magazines, has a recording of William Tenn (aka Philip Klass) from 2006. It was recorded as part of a one man panel at PulpCon 35. Sez Rick Jackson of The Science Fiction Oral History Association:

“Phil talks about working with John W. Campbell, Horace Gold and Fred Pohl among many others. He certainly had the gift of gab. If you feel saddened at his [William Tenn’s] passing as I do, this recording will bring smile to your face.”

PulpCon 35 (2006) - Rusty Hevelin (LEFT) and William Tenn (RIGHT)

|MP3|

I’ve added this file to my HuffDuffer podcast feed: http://huffduffer.com/jessewillis/rss

iTunes 1-Click |SUBSCRIBE|

[via The Science Fiction Oral History Association]

Posted by Jesse Willis

FanExpo 2009: Convention panel with Darwyn Cooke talking about Richard Stark’s The Hunter

December 23, 2009 by · 6 Comments
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FanExpo 2009Fanexpo 2009 featured a convention panel called “Spotlight on Darwyn Cooke.” Cooke is famous, at least to me, for two comics I have in my collection. Selina’s Big Score (a DC comics universe homage to the crime novels of Richard Stark), and the more recent adaptation of the first of Stark’s novels: The Hunter.

The panel, posted up on Archive.org, discusses Cooke’s recent work with the recent release of an adaption of the novel, The Hunter. Other topics include previous comic works such at Catwoman and the New Frontier followed by questions from the audience.

Incidentally, the volume on this MP3 is absolutely crap. It’s waaaay too low. Likely it is the worst sounding MP3 ever posted to SFFaudio. Sorry about that. But, if you turn up your volume to the absolute max you can probably make most of it out.

Have a listen |MP3|

And, if somebody out there has a better recording of this panel, let me know! I’d like to link to it.

Parker Will Return Summer 2010

[via Almost Darwyn Cooke’s Blog]

Update:

ComicBookBin.com has a better quality version.

Posted by Jesse Willis

SFOHA: The Science Fiction Oral History Association

August 27, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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The Science Fiction Oral History Association
The Science Fiction Oral History Association, has a new blog (that’s also soon to be a podcast). SFOHA is currently presided over by el presidente Rick Jackson. Rick is a former reviews editor for SFFaudio. The site is just getting started – but it’s a terrific start with several cool convention panels Rick recorded at Penguicon 2009 (a combination Science Fiction and open source software convention) and CONfusion 2009.

Penguicon 2009:

Copywhat Copyrights! Open Source Licensing in Literature |MP3|
Panel: Rick Jackson,

Creating a Wikinomic Online Community |MP3| Panel: Rick Jackson, Sarah Elkins

Legal Issues and Podcasting |MP3|
Panel: Rick Jackson, Steve Eley

Selling Your Soul – Marketing Your Work on a Limited Budget |MP3|
Panel: Rick Jackson, Jim C. Hines

Cyptic CONfusion 2009:

What Turns Great Ideas Into Short Stories Or Novels?
Panelists: Kelley Armstrong, Violette Malan [M], Paul Melko, Catherine Shaffer and Sandee Rodriguez
1 |MP3| – Approx. 46 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Recorded: Saturday January 24, 2009 10am
We all know where ideas come from, don’t we? But what are we supposed to do with them after that? How do we translate those ideas into successful stories and novels? Come and find out!

Did Captain Kirk Own A Wallet?
Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Tobias Buckell [M], Philip Edward Kaldon, Paul Melko and Matthew Stewart-Fulton
1 |MP3| – Approx. 52 Minutes [CONVENTION PANEL]
Recorded: Recorded: Saturday January 24, 2009 11am
Economics and SF how has science fiction has portrayed economics of the future over the years how have things changed, what are some of the enduring themes?

Setting: Haven’t I been here before?
Panelists: Violette Malan [M], Karl Schroeder, Catherine Shaffer, Doselle Young and Jim Frenkel
1 |MP3| – Approx. 46 Minutes [CONVENTION PANEL]
Recorded: Recorded: Saturday January 24, 2009 12pm
How important is setting to a reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the story? Is setting the real difference between S and SF? Are we overusing the settings we have, and are there any new ones?

Meet the New Boss: Young Adult SF
Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Kelley Armstrong, Anne Harris [M], Jim Frenkel, Doselle Young, Steven Harper Piziks
1 |MP3| – Approx. 56 Minutes [CONVENTION PANEL]
Recorded: Saturday January 24, 2009 1pm
How it is the same and different from adult SF and how it has evolved over the years and where it is going. Will it overtake Paranormal Romance and become the next big thing?

Big Brother Is Watching You!
Panelists: Cory Doctorow, David Rozian, Steve Buchheit, Karl Schroeder [M], Catherine Shaffer
1 |MP3| – Approx. 58 Minutes [CONVENTION PANEL]
Recorded: Saturday January 24, 2009 3pm
Personal privacy in the electronic age we now have or will have chips on everything we own including pets, where is this all going? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

Podcasting — the future of it
Panelists: Cat Rambo, Matthew Stewart-Fulton, Alexander Bouchard, and Rick Jackson
1 |MP3| – Approx. 45 Minutes [CONVENTION PANEL]
Recorded: Sunday January 25, 2009 12pm

Posted by Jesse Willis

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