Virtual Futures presents the first New York City edition of Near-Future Fictions.
Continuing our mission to reassert the significance of science-fiction as a tool for navigating our interactions with technology in the future, the event aims to bring together American and English writers to delve beneath
the Big Apple's luminescent veneer.
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Jennifer Marie Brissett
Science Fiction author who's debut novel Elysium was the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation, and whose short stories have been published in The Future Fire and Terraform.
Brendan C. Byrne
Fiction author and critic, whose work has appeares in the Baffler, Rhizome, Terraform and Flapperhouse.
Author and journalist using both fiction and non-fiction to explore issues around cities, class, culture, technology, and the future. His work regularly appears on the BBC, New Scientist, and Vice/Motherboard. His debut novel INFINITE DETAIL will be published by FSG in 2019.
Writer, editor and critic who has contributed to the New York Times and Rhizome. Joanne won the Arts Writing Fellowship Award Winner, and is the author of After the Eclipse on Paragon Hill.
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6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration & Drinks
7:00pm - 7:15pm: Special Presentation by TBC
7:15pm - 8:15pm: Science Fiction Readings
8:15pm - 9pm: Panel Discussion and Audience Questions
9pm - Close: Drinks & Networking