Brenda Cooper

I’ll be at Orycon 2017

Sat Nov 18 10:00am-11:00am
Autonomous robots and intelligence
When we should actually start worrying about robots as a fellow species rather than appliances – when do they get rights and when should they?

Sat Nov 18 11:00am-12:00pm
Ghost in the Machine or Grandpa?
Is a personality upload a real person? Can they vote? What do they do for a living? Or for fun?

Sat Nov 18 12:00pm-1:00pm
Science Fiction as a Tool for Social Change
Many writers have put their ideals into their writing. Some have even tried to get people to follow those ideals.

Sat Nov 18 3:00pm-4:00pm
What society will really look like an a post-AI age
When labor is all but obviated and (in theory) the human cost of goods has dropped near zero but so has employment – what does this really mean? Are we gonna get Blade Runner, Star Trek or Terminator?

Sat Nov 18 6:30pm-7:00pm

Sun Nov 19 10:00am-11:00am
Women Role Models in Science Fiction
Are there any good female role models in science fiction? Or are they still relegated to being damsels in distress? A discussion of both weak and strong female science fiction characters across all media.

Sun Nov 19 11:00am-12:00pm
Pamper Your Muse
How to get your creative mind to talk to you. How writing prompts, mind maps, creative dates with yourself, tarot and story telling cards can help you tap the muse.

Sun Nov 19th 4:00 PM
Science Fiction Authorfest
Come to Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing for a group signing