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Monday, November 4, 2013

Geek Out with Sci-fi and Fantasy Scholar Brian Attebery at OMSI Science Pub Tonight

Posted by Thomas Ross on Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Like a TED Talk, but more fun and with booze.
  • OMSI
  • Like a TED Talk, but more fun and with booze.

Thinking geeks, put on your costumes* and get your drinking hand ready, because tonight's OMSI Science Pub is AWESOME. Brian Attebery will give a lecture called "The Brain, The Self, and Metaphor." Attebery is editor of The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts and author or editor of numerous scholarly books on sci-fi, fantasy, and mythology, and he lists clockwork men, "swollen superbrains," and cyborgs as touchstones for the lecture.

OMSI Science Pub is like a tipsy TED Talk, open to ages 21+ at The Hollywood Theatre. It's at 7pm, so you won't feel bad about drinking and eating during it. The theater always keeps good beer pouring, and of course you can grab a slice from the Atomic Pizza Pie Hole in The Hollywood lobby.

Attebery's talk should be interesting, as it's not often that we get to see a scholarly lecture on the tropes of very current science fiction. Attebery also worked on the Norton Anthology of Science Fiction, which was co-edited by local literary sci-fi/fantasy hero Ursula K. Le Guin. So literary paparazzi should be keep their eyes peeled...

*Nobody involved with OMSI, Attebery, or The Hollywood Theater has implied you should wear a costume. I just think you should do you, dude.

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