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Saturday, September 7 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tomorrow Through the Past

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From Asimov's Foundation to Palmer's Terra Ignota, writers have used examples from history to worldbuild their futures. Whether putting the Napoleonic Wars or Vietnam in space, or re-enacting the settlement of the American west on other planets, history has been used as the trade secret of science fiction. Why do writers have this compulsion to re-enact the past when thinking about the future? What are some of the advantages of doing it?

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John Lovett

Screenwriter, Two Script Guys
John has over twenty years of experience as a producer, screenwriter, and military technical adviser for television and film productions. Writer or co-writer of two produced movies as well as over one hundred television or motion picture scripts. He has taught screenwriting and motion... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
King County B

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