A quick update on a few exciting additions we have made to the Fest:
Gregg Rickman will be presenting on Dostoevsky and PKD. I don't have to tell you Dick-heads who he is.
Brad Schreiber will give a talk entitled "Philip K Dick on
Political-Corporate Paranoia." Brad has written for all media, is the
author of six books and adapted the PKD story “Sales Pitch” for National
Dore Ripley will present "Picturing New Noir Consumerism in PKD Comics."
Doré Ripley is an instructor at California State University, East Bay
and Diablo Valley College. She publishes on a wide variety of topics
and genres from fairy tales, medieval literature and Shakespeare to
science fiction and comics. Ripley often teaches intensive writing and
composition using comics and graphic novels in order to get students
thinking critically and gives presentation to other college professors
about how to effectively use comics in the college classroom. Ripley is
a freelance writer for GraphicNovelReporter.com.
Marc Haefele who was an assistant editor at Doubleday who will talk about his work editing both Ubik and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
William Sarill will talk about his friendship with PKD and their work together on A Maze of Death.
And finally, Doug Mackey, author of one of the first surveys of Dick's work, will discuss time in Dick's novels.
And more presenters are still being added! So register now! September is right around the corner!
I have learned that many of you are concerned about access to coffee. I
am pleased to announce there will be free, bottomless coffee available
for the duration of the Festival.