Cyberpunk Culture Conference 2020, July 9 & 10 #cyberpunk
This year, in light of COVID-19, the Cyberpunk Culture Conference is being held online, July 9th and 10th. You can see/hear all of the presentations for the two-day event here.
If you register, you will be able to participate in the Q&A sessions (via Discord) and watch streaming roundtables. The editors and contributors of the excellent Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture will be discussing “Living in Cyberpunk Times” live via a Zoom webinar on Friday July 10th at 1 pm (EST)/19h (CET). Questions for the panel can be sent via Discord.
I really enjoyed some of the sessions, like the one on the subversiveness of Max Headroom, the one on how a university professor is using the LifePath system from the Cyberpunk 2020 roleplaying game to get students more deeply immersed in c-punk, and the session looking at Bruce Sterling’s 1980s cyberpunk zine, Cheap Truth, and how he and other cyberpunk authors used playfulness, weirdness, and the ephemeral to (accurately) speculate the future.
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