12:30 PM to 1:30 PM on July 18, 2020
Comic-Con (Comic Convention International) 2019
Title: How Science Fiction Shapes Our Reality
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 24ABC, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Panelists: Doug Ecks (attorney, writer, and Mensa member), Nevin Millan (writer, actor, and Mensa member), Dr. John Putman (professor and Star Trek expert), Dr. Jenny Rankin (lecturer, writer, and Mensa member), Ian Randal Strock (writer, publisher, and Mensa member)
Moderator: LaRae Bakerink, Chair of American Mensa
Description: Many of the technological achievements in recent decades were ideas prophetically described in science fiction literature long before they became a reality. From voice recognition commands to smart watches, our world is beginning to look like the sci-fi shows that have long intrigued us. What do some of America's smartest people think will be next? Join us as American Mensa, the high IQ society, hosts a panel of writers, academics, and sci-fi fans in a discussion on what the future may hold.