The Sixth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium will take place on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 9:00AM-5:00PM.
This year's event is on “Access and SF."
This year's keynote address will be delivered by Ximena Gallardo C. and Ann Matsuuchi of LaGuardia Community College, CUNY on "Writing Ourselves In: Teaching Writing and Science Fiction with Wikipedia."
Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine is hosting a writer's panel featuring Alec Nevala-Lee, Marie Vibbert, and Chelsea Obodoechina, and announcing the winner of the first Analog Award for Emerging Black Voices.
And there will be a research panel discussion on "Accessing the Feminist Science Fiction Archive, Or, Young Women Read Old Feminist SF," and several paper discussion sessions on Access to International SF; Access to Science/Fiction/World; Access, Inclusion, and Representation in SF; and Access, Accessibility, Bodies, and Minds in SF.
The event will take place via a Zoom Webinar, and it is free and open to the public. The program and registration information will be available on the Science Fiction at City Tech OpenLab Site soon: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/sciencefictionatcitytech/.
This year's symposium is co-organized by Jill Belli, Wanett Clyde, Jason W. Ellis, Lucas Kwong, and A. Lavelle Porter.