City Tech biochemistry adjunct instructor Olga Miroshnychenko and her husband, computer programmer Flash Sheridan organized an afternoon event at City Tech to celebrate the centennial of Isaac Asimov’s birthday. Event details, videos, and audio recordings are included below.
This meetup celebrated the hundredth birthday of the science and science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. It took place on Saturday January 4th at 2pm, at the New York City College of Technology (home of Science Fiction at City Tech), in room A105 in the Academic Building, 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Our thanks to City Tech for hosting us, and to Professor Jason Ellis and Dean Justin Vazquez-Poritz for their support.
Our Guest of Honor was Sheila Williams, Hugo-award winning editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Other panelists were:
- Noted filk musician Erwin S. (Filthy Pierre) Strauss, author of the SF Convention Calendar in Asimov’s magazine, and E. Everett Evans “Big Heart” Award winner.
- Andrew Porter, Hugo-award winning news magazine editor. He may be familiar to New York fandom for his fanzines and semi-prozines Algol, Starship, S.F. Weekly, and Science Fiction Chronicle. He was assistant editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, associate editor at Lancer Books, on the central committee of the 1967 Worldcon (NYCon 3), and Fan Guest of Honor at the 1990 Worldcon, ConFiction.
- Olga Miroshnychenko, biochemist and adjunct professor at City Tech (prepared remarks).
- Moderator: Flash Sheridan (prepared remarks)
Click here for audio files from the event.