You won't find aliens at Area 51, but you will find of them plenty here! Screening Competition and Special Feature Films Sat Sept 21st Closing the festival with The Sci-fi Writers Scope Sun Sept 22nd Ticket information Coming Soon!
"Memory: the origins of alien" special Screening
We're excited to announce a special advanced screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, Memory: The Origins of Alien! This compelling film, premiered to five-star reviews at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 San Diego Comic Con!
Memory: The Origins of Alien will be available Oct 4, 2019 On Demand and Limited Theater Release!
announcing new alien art competition!
Atlanta residents will express their love for this timeless franchise to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ridley Scott's masterpiece! Submit your Alien inspired art on FILMFREEWAY! Submission Deadline is Sept 9th.
Special guest: EMILY DEAN 'Lego Movie 2' Storyboard Artist and Director of Sony's upcoming animated feature TAO, will be joining the Women in Sci-fi Panel Sun Sept 22nd!
Emily Dean's first short film, Andromeda was the Official Selection of Atl Sci-fi Film Festival 2018.
robotics demos by Georgia Tech roboticists!
Georgia Tech's RoboGrads demo their new robotics for writers to use (upon written permission of course), in their new sci-fi story!
And a much needed discussion on strategies to suspend disbelief and plausibility in sci-fi narratives.
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Also joining the Women in Sci-fi panel is, Amanda Weiss. She will discuss how new works by female Asian and Asian American authors articulate new visions of a transnational Asian future.
Amanda Weiss is Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at Georgia Institute of Technology and a graduate of Clarion Workshop. Her current research project is on collective memory in Chinese and Japanese media productions.
Celebrating Octavia E. Butler
Celebrating Octavia E. Butler's re-issue of one of her most popular works, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.
Announcing the winners of the 2019 Octavia E. Butler Essay Competition, award ceremony and reading excerpts from winning essays.
He will discuss how AWC helps authors learn the craft & business of writing and details on the upcoming conference October 25-26, 2019
OCTAVIA E. BUTLER ESSAY COMPETITION
To celebrate the reissue of Octavia E. Butler's most popular book series, Parable of the Sower (Out Now) and Parable of the Talents (Aug 20th), we invite all level of writers to an essay competition! Winners will be announced Sunday at the Sci-fi Writers Scope. Sponsored by Grand Central Publishing
PRIZES INCLUDE BOOKS FROM N.K. JEMISIN, NALO HOPKINSON AND OCTAVIA E. BUTLER: Nalo Hopkinson prize package - Midnight Robber, Brown Girl in the Ring, Sister Mine Octavia Butler prize package- Parable of the Sower, Parable of the Talents N. K. Jemisin prize package - How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?, The Inheritance Trilogy and Set – The Broken Earth Series- set of three books!
Deadlines are: Parable of the Sower Aug 1st, Talents or both Sept 1st