The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium on “An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact” was held on December 12, 2019 at the New York City College of Technology in downtown Brooklyn, New York.
It was a great success! We had over 100 attendees comprised of scholars, writers, editors, fans, and City Tech students and faculty. The partnership between Analog Science Fiction and Fact and City Tech helped the event grow and reach new audiences, and the combination of scholarly presentations, an editors’ roundtable, and writers events–a writers’ roundtable and the keynote by SF writer Mike Flynn made the event speak in powerful and engaging ways to the many different attendees.
For folks who couldn’t make it to the symposium, we’re carrying on the conversation asynchronously online by making videos of each session and Q&A available on YouTube. Wherever you might talk about the symposium, please use these hashtags to help us engage and track the ongoing discussion: #CityTechSF and #AnalogSF90th.
If you’d like to watch the symposium videos in one go, you can find the complete playlist on YouTube here.
Or, you can watch the individual sessions embedded below:
Justin Vazquez-Poritz, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, New York City College of Technology
Jason W. Ellis, Assistant Professor of English, New York City College of Technology
Teaching with SF Collections
Moderator: Lucas Kwong
Jason W. Ellis, “Introduction to the City Tech Science Fiction Collection”
Zachary Lloyd, “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching with Science Fiction”
Moderator: Frank Wu
Marginalized Voices and Feminist Futures
Moderator: Lisa Yaszek
Marleen Barr, “Rachel Rodman’s “The Evolutionary Alice” As Fractured Feminist Fantasy”
Adam McLain, “Visualizing Gendered Voice in Ninety Years of Astounding and Analog”
Marie Vibbert, “Visible Women in Astounding and Analog”
Moderator: Emily Hockaday
Critical Issues in Analog SF
Moderator: Lavelle A. Porter
Sharon Packer, “Simian Cinema, Darwinian Debates, and Early Analog SF Stories”
Stanley Schmidt, “Humor in Analog”
Edward Wysocki, Jr., “Just the Facts: Articles in Campbell’s Astounding and Analog”
Keynote Address by Mike Flynn
Introduction: Trevor Quachri