PKD Day 2017: Philip K. Dick and Vast Narrative

PKD DayThe second PKD Day to be held at Birmingham City University, Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.

This one-day, interdisciplinary conference will seek to explore the contours of the Dickian vast narrative, examining whether it is fair to talk about a Dick-iverse that is neither connected by narrative continuity (like Lord of the Rings) nor the repetition of characters and situations (like Marvel or DC comics). Furthermore, this provides the opportunity to explore how creators, commentators, industry and fans compete over the canonicity of different interpretations of Dick.

We welcome proposals for twenty minute presentations from both creative and academic practitioners, and from undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and established scholars. Please send 300-word proposals to Thomas Knowles thomas.knowles@bcu.ac.uk and Terence Sawyers TSawyers@qmu.ac.uk by the end of March 12th 2017.

More information is included on the Philip K. Dick Festival website.

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Philip K. Dick Honored In Orange Country, California [Updated]

Radio Free AlbemuthThe Mayor, City Council and Orange Country Film Fiesta (Facebook Page) are honoring their one-time resident, Philip K. Dick, with the proclamation of September 14, 2013, as “Philip K. Dick Day”.

The writer/director John Alan Simon of Radio Free Albemuth has been invited to commemorate the occasion with a special free screening at the Fiesta Twin Theatre at 7 p.m.- and Question and Answer Session with writer/director John Alan Simon afterwards.

There will also be a Philip K. Dick Tribute and panel on Philip K. Dick.

 

Here is a photo of the proclamation for Philip K. Dick Day:

Proclamation for Philip K. Dick Day

 

{A big thank you to the moderators of the Radio Free Albemuth Facebook page for this news.}

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Attendee Reports from the Conference at TU Dortmund University, Germany

Thanks to totaldickhead.blogspot.com for two posts from attendees of the Dortmund University Philip K. Dick conference.

Umberto Rossi Reflects on Dortmund PKD Conference (with pics!)

Erik Davis Recalls Dortmund PKD Conference, Totally

Conference Information

Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick
Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick

An International Conference from November 15-18, 2012 at TU Dortmund University, Germany

Website: http://philipkdickconferencedortmund.com/

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The 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival Experience [Updated]

2012 Philip K. Dick FestivalThe history page on the philipkdickfestival.com site for the 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival has been updated with everything that I could find.

If you have anything you would like to share, please email philipkdickfestival[at]gmail[dot]com. Feel free to send photos, links, videos, write ups or anything else you think other fans would like to see. For photo and videos, I would like to be able to write a caption of some sort to provide context for the images so if you can provide a description or a few words, that would be great.

You also may be able to post items to the festival’s Facebook page timeline or tag the festival’s page in photos. I’m not an expert on Facebook so if you’re feeling adventurous, give it a shot and if it doesn’t work, I can remove any errors.

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The Philip K. Dick Film Festival Coming Soon

Philip K. Dick Film Festival If you plan on attending The Philip K. Dick Film Festival and haven’t made arrangements, you will need to act fast. The film festival is December 7,8, and 9 in Brooklyn, New York. The schedule of films and events is located here and I believe that it is a finalized schedule. Tickets can be purchased for individual movies, film festival days or the entire three day festival. Of particular interest to Philip K. Dick fans, Radio Free Albemuth will be showing on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM (EST). Tickets are avialble here. Also showing are three other films that are about adaptions of Philip K. Dick’s work or are about Philip K. Dick: Beyond the Door, No Relation, and Meddlers. There are also many other films that would be of interest to fans of Philip K. Dick. In addition, the festival has organized discussion panels including Philip K Dick, HP Lovecraft and The New Consciousness in which John Alan Simon, the director of Radio Free Albemuth, will be speaking.

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Other Upcoming Philip K. Dick Gatherings

There are two upcoming festivals/conferences for Philip K. Dick fans:

Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick

Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick

An International Conference from November 15-18, 2012 at TU Dortmund University, Germany

Website: http://philipkdickconferencedortmund.com/

 

 

The Philip K. Dick Film Festival

December 7-9, 2012 at Indiescreen, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Website: http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilipKDickFilmFestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilipKDickFest

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The 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival Was A Success!

2012 Philip K. Dick FestivalThanks to everyone who attended the 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival in San Francisco on Sept 22-23. You helped make the festival a big success! Looking forward to Southern California in 2014.

I am creating a history page on the philipkdickfestival.com site for the 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival similar to the one for the 2010 festival: http://www.philipkdickfestival.com/history/2010-gilpin-county-colorado/. In addition I would like to post or share as many of the pictures, videos, presentations, reports, articles, etc. from the festival on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilipKDickFestival). During and immediately after the festival, there was so much that I saw posted or shared that I was overwhelmed and I would like to capture as much of that as possible.

If you have anything you would like to share, please email philipkdickfestival[at]gmail[dot]com. Feel free to send photos, links, videos, write ups or anything else you think other fans would like to see. For photo and videos, I would like to be able to write a caption of some sort to provide context for the images so if you can provide a description or a few words, that would be great.

You also may be able to post items to the festival’s Facebook page timeline or tag the festival’s page in photos. I’m not an expert on Facebook so if you’re feeling adventurous, give it a shot and if it doesn’t work, I can remove any errors.

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