Yes, you read that right. This total Dick-head will be speaking in the hallowed chambers of Sever Hall (pictured above) - Harvard baby! Even better, many in the audience will be wearing Spock ears! Vericon VIII, the annual science fiction convention put on by Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association, has invited yours truly to speak on a panel with Kleo Apostolides' daughter, Anne Mini, about "The Multiple Myths of Philip K. Dick" on Saturday January 26, 2008.
I'm planning on comparing PKD's legacy to his 1957 novel Eye in the Sky, specifically how perspective seems to color our perception of Philip K Dick. This means that right after I finish my end-of-the-semester grading blitz, I'll be rereading Eye in the Sky - if anyone cares to join me.
Tickets range from $10-$35 but the respect you now feel for me is free.