X-Message-Number: 14247
Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 13:18:45 -0700
From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: I'm on the program!

Hi all --

I have a slot on the program of the 2000 World Science Fiction
Convention (ChiCon)!

     Sunday 2:30-3:45 Cryonics, Fiction vs. Fact, Kennita Watson

I'm thinking of describing popular media images of cryonics
(Sleeper, Demolition Man, and Dark Star come to mind) and 
comparing and contrasting them with what is currently done for
cryonic suspension and what we project may realistically be
done to revive patients in the future, maybe with reference to
The First Immortal.

I am open to suggestions regarding material to include in my
presentation:  more fictional movies and books, and references 
(preferably accessible on the Web) to real-world work being done
in the areas of cryonics and nanotechnology.

Remember, these are laypeople.  I was wondering how I'd fill my
time slot, but I remembered that it's a science fiction convention,
and that my question and answer segment may well revolve around how
long it will be till people are revived and what kind of world 
they'll be revived into.

I'd like people to be able to walk out with something to remind them 
to look into cryonics more, or even to call Alcor et al.  Does 
anybody have anything already printed, or at least camera-ready?

Kennita Watson          |  I vote Libertarian.
     |      Find out why.
http://www.kennita.com  |           http://www.lp.org/intro

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