17. May 2017 - 19:30 till 21:30
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Cory Doctorow in conversation with Sean Cranbury | The Sfu Djavad Mowafaghiab Cinema | Wednesday, 17. May 2017

The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
Cory Doctorow in conversation with Sean Cranbury
Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema @ SFU Woodwards

Presented in association with Storm Crow Tavern

Special ticket offer: Purchase 1 adult price ticket to this event, and receive $10 off your ticket for Mary Walsh in conversation with Lisa Christiansen

In today’s precarious world, what’s not to love about “a utopian disaster novel”, especially one from Boing Boing contributor, bestselling author and tech expert, Cory Doctorow. The visionary journalist and writer visits Vancouver to discuss some of the city’s most promising tech ventures, what he believes will be technological advancements in the near future, and how we may be able to walk away from oppressive authority systems, as envisioned in his upcoming novel Walkaway.

Timely and original, Doctorow’s thinking doesn’t so much imagine a brave new world as shapes it. Join us for this riveting evening of discussion.

Tickets (Prices do not include service charge)

Adults $26
Seniors $24 (65+)
Youth $20 (under 30)
Comments
  • Kirkus Reviews calls Walkaway by Cory Doctorow, "A truly visionary techno-thriller that not only depicts how we might live tomorrow, but asks why we don’t already." If you haven't purchased your tickets for tomorrow night's event, don't delay! Remember: youth under 30 get a special discount rate.
  • This essay by Cory Doctorow about what causes a dystopia is just brilliant. Who's counting the days until May 17th? Don't forget to buy your tickets!
  • "With Walkaway, Doctorow has created a powerful and unique work that, like the best science fiction, balances an imaginative perspective on a future that feels – at times uncomfortably – utterly contemporary." Tickets for our event with Cory are starting to sell quickly - make sure to buy yours today!