City Tech is holding its 2nd Annual Symposium on Science Fiction on Wednesday, December 6th. This event is free and happening all-day (9:00am-6:00pm) on campus: all of the day’s events take place in Namm 119 except for the final tour of the City Tech Science Fiction Archives (you don’t want to miss this: check out information about the collection to get a sense of what is there).
I encourage you to attend the Symposium, and in possible, to make the keynote, which is at 4pm. We are so honored to have Samuel Delany speaking then, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime treat 🙂 (You can learn more about Delany and his contributes to Science Fiction in this New Yorker article, “Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction”).
This is a totally optional event, but I encourage you to attend if you can and to share what you’ve learned with the class. If you attend a portion (or all!) of the Symposium on W 12/6 & blog in response by Su 12/10 you will get extra credit (yay!).
This extra credit will replace a missing blog if you missed some blogs, or it will count as extra credit if already you did all of your blogs (bonus points). Please note that, as always, there are only two grades for this extra credit blog: 100 and 0. If you attend the event and blog your responses/reflections thoughtfully and comprehensively, you will receive 100% (otherwise, you will receive no credit). Don’t forget to take notes at the event, so you can include concrete details in your blog.
Please categorize your blog as “City Tech Science Fiction Symposium.”
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