Later this month, I’m participating in several panels (listed below) at Life, The Universe, and Everything Symposium in Provo, Utah. As I’m preparing, I wanted to know your thoughts.
Here are the panels, and then my questions are below.
Alphabet Soup: What’s the differnce between an ‘R’ & ‘TV-MA’? (Thursday, February 11, 11-12)
Join us as we demystify rating. We’ll talk about where they come from, what they mean and what they can and cannot tell you as a viewer.
Literary Merit of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Thursday, February 11, 1-2)
Enter the recent debate among writers like Atwood, Le Guin, and Ishiguro on the literary merit of the Science Fiction and Fantasy writer’s world.
I, Robot & the Karate Kid: What’s in a Title? (Thursday, February 11, 4-5)
Why buy the rights to a famous novel and not use half the book? Why use a title that literally has NOTHING to do with the movie just because it’s an adaptation? Why does Marketing get to have such a big impact on TMA? Wouldn’t the art be better if we could get rid of Marketing?
Oxford Style Debate: Is Rey A Skywalker? (Friday, February 12, 4-5)
It’s a head-to-head battle and I am debating whether or not Rey is a Skywalker? This is going to be epic.
(Star Wars Anon, I could use your help)
20 Years of Pixar: The Past and Future of Digital Animation (Friday, February 12, 5-6)
Pixar is the dominant animation studio in the world today. What are the strengths and weakness of digital animation? Why has digital animation largely supplanted traditional animation? Will it ever kill traditional animation?
TV vs Novel. Good Better Best. (Saturday, February 13, 3-4)
Read the book before the movie, or watch the movie, then read the book? Which camp do you fit in? Who did it better and why?
Here’s where you help me out:
- What questions do you have about these topics?
- If you went to this panel, what would you want to know?
- What concepts would you want to share if you were on the panel?
Also, if you’ve been a panelist, do you have any advice?
Please share your thoughts in the comments – and you are welcome to bring a friendly debate.