What is it about aliens that we love or hate? Whether it’s Spock’s logic, the Predator’s bloodlust, or Jabba the Hut’s greed and treachery, we often see aspects of ourselves reflected in our favorite aliens. This panel will talk about aliens and how writers and directors use them to convey certain concepts or themes.
Artificial intelligence. Biotech hackers. Cybernetic organisms. Digital immortality. Exocortex systems. First contact. Galactic empires. Hive minds. Interstellar travel. Whew! There’s SO MUCH to talk about in science fiction, we can't fit it all into one weekend...but we’re going to try!