Panelist Guest / Writer
Maureen McHugh has lived in New York City, Austin, TX, the People’s Republic of China, and Los Angeles. Her first novel, China Mountain Zhang, a dystopian story set in a China-dominated future, was a New York Times Noteworthy Book and won the James Tiptree Award. Her short-story collection After The Apocalypse, was one of Publishers Weekly’s Ten Best Books of 2011. She currently lives in Los Angles where she writes interactive narratives and teaches Interactive Storytelling at the University of Southern California.
Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium
Join panelists in the hotel for lively conversation. BYO beverage, please.
Panelists: Julie Barrett, Kimber E. Chessmore, Brenna Deutchman, John Eads, Shai Fenwick, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Bekah June, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, Mike Kloepfer, Angela Lowry, Michael R. Martin, Maureen McHugh, Catherine Cooke Montrose, Michelle Muenzler, Marguerite Reed, David "Oak" Rice, Sir William Rothmeyer, Sissy Space, Seth Skorkowsky, Tommy B. Smith, The Dream, Karen Thrower, Haileigh Todd, Craig Wolf
Tracks: General Interest, Food & Drink
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Noble
Panelists: Maureen McHugh, Shayla Raquel, Scott Zrubek
Tracks: Writing & Publication
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma G
Virtual reality, like all new media of human interactions, opens a new can of worms regarding ethics. What are the limits of user privacy? How do we protect children? What kinds of applications may inform these choices?
Panelists: Mel. White, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Maureen McHugh, Tim Morgan, Wm. Mark Simmons, Austin Tindle
Tracks: Internet Life, Culture & World Affairs, STEM