Sunday, May 10, 2009
PKD Day Three at Nottingham Trent
This year June 13th will mark the third "PKD Day" at Nottingham Trent University. While there's no word yet on the lineup of speakers (stay tuned for that) the event has been a huge success in the past with even our own ever-ubikuitous Palmer Eldritch giving a talk at last year's PKD day.
I like the way the English department at NTU has organized this event, making it a casual, one day thing, that I get the sense they put on without a big budget. There has never been a comparable PKD event on this side of the pond. I've thought a lot about putting something like this together at San Francisco State University where I (and PKD biographer Gregg Rickman) work.
The problem is that these things cost quite a lot of money to do right. We'd want to bring in PKD experts from all over the world, organize symposiums, panel discussions, maybe even a tour of important PKD sites in the Bay Area. But perhaps I'm going about this all wrong. Maybe it should be a low-key thing, minus the scholars from all over the world. Maybe it should be in bar, rather than on a campus.
What do you think?
More info on PKD Day 3 here.