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Evening session

Fun and entertainment

3 July

20:00 to 22:00

STCC, Auditorium A

Meet the screenwriters taking sci-fi by storm

Like any Hollywood blockbuster, a science-fiction film that wins critical acclaim – and does well at the box office – is a compelling story with characters we root for. But standouts in the genre also succeed at grounding spectacular plots in real science. How does the creative team behind a film ensure that authentic science enhances a story, rather than weighing it down? And how does one become a science fiction screenwriter: What is this personal journey like, and what kinds of obstacles must be overcome? We’ll hear from some seasoned pros about their personal journeys and share clips of their favorite “science” moments in recent films they helped create.

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