Imagining a Better Future by Re-imagining the Past

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Aetherfest 2014

Texas is lucky to be the home of several cool conventions. One of the best is Aetherfest, which takes place in the historic city of San Antonio November 21 - 23. 2014.

The official website for the convention describes itself as:
AetherFest is Texas' premier Retro-Futurist convention, put together by fans for fans. Expect informative and fun panels, interactive workshops, fantastic guests of honor and local participants, diverse musicians and dances, and, of course, the decadent shindigs. We cover everything from literature to film and every possible form of Retro-Futurist media, so join us and your fellow Retro-Fans at AetherFest!

Certainly ‘retro-futuris’ isn’t a term you hear every day. The web site explains this well:
Retro-Futurism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. Primarily reflected in artistic creations and modified technologies that realize the imagined artifacts of its parallel reality, retro-futurism has also manifested in the worlds of fashion, architecture, design, music, literature, film, and video games. From Steampunk to Dieselpunk to Cyberpunk, AetherFest embraces them all!

I’m honored to announce that the organizing committee chose me to as this year’s “Fan Guest of the Year” and I will be participating in several panels. My first panel is Friday night, November 21, ‘A Dieselpunk Primer’.

Come to this fantastic convention, swing by and say ‘Hi’!

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