My WorldCon Schedule

From C3PO to Murderbot: why we love our droids

Format: Panel
16 Aug 2019, Friday 17:00 - 17:50,
Wicklow Hall 2B (CCD)

From robots to sentient drones to cyborgs, our not-quite-human creations continue to fascinate, inspire, and break our hearts. As different as Star Trek’s Data is from Iain M. Banks’s minds, we cannot help but see ourselves in those larger-than-life creations. The panel will discuss the reasons why and how the machine-people serve as a mirror cabinet to humanity.

M V Melcer, Mika Koverola, William Ledbetter, Karina Steffens (M)


From concept to the screen

Format: Panel
16 Aug 2019, Friday 20:00 - 20:50,
Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)

What are the unique challenges of creating art for film-makers? From static ideas on a flat surface to 3D in real life, and then back to two dimensions on the big screen, what surprises have these artists encountered?

Gregory Norman Bossert, M V Melcer, Charles Vess (Green Man Press), Norman Cates (Weta Digital / CoNZealand) (M), Mr Greg Chivers (HarperVoyager / Discovery Channel)

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