Ethan Nahté is an author, journalist, screenwriter, photographer, and musician. He has several years of experience working in TV/Film/Radio. He has over 30 published stories and poems spanning speculative fiction, historical fiction, comedy, pulp, and young adult. He has two story collections, Of Monsters & Madmenand The Undead Ate My Head, plus the novellas The Savage Cagedand Wings of Mercury.
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A
It Was the Aliens
Mankind has been telling stories of invasion for centuries. Modern books and movies are full of stories of how the world would end by aliens. Join our discussion on the alien invasion in pop culture and how it's influenced the apocalyptic genre in general.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
Aahh!!! Real Monsters: Tentacles in SF
We'll talk about the intrusion by tentacles into sci-fi and fantasy. Let's discuss their metaphorical uses and celebrate just how cool cephalopods actually are. From Verne to Lovecraft to Tolkien’s “Watcher in the Water” to John Carpenter’s The Thing to Star Wars and Arrival, what's so creepy about tentacles?