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Is SoCal the capital of science fiction?




Still from 1982 sci-fi classic 'Blade Runner', which is set in 2019 Los Angeles.
Still from 1982 sci-fi classic 'Blade Runner', which is set in 2019 Los Angeles.
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With Halloween coming up, there is no shortage of scary activities to partake in over the weekend. But what if you are more of a sci-fi fan than a horror nut? Well, you're in luck. 

There's a two-day conference kicking off Friday titled Science Fiction Los Angeles: Words and World Building in the City of Angels.

One of the event's organizers, David Ulin of USC's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, spoke to Alex Cohen about the event. 

Ulin outlined the panels and discussions featured at the event, "Blade Runner" and why SoCal is the sci-fi capital of the world.

Still from the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. The film featured the famed Million Dollar Theatre in many scenes ...
Still from the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. The film featured the famed Million Dollar Theatre in many scenes ...

The Science Fiction Los Angeles event will take place Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th at the Linwood Dunn Theater and USC Doheny Library. For tickets and panel information, click here.

Click the blue audio player above to hear the full interview.