Tuesday, August 31, 2010

To determine whether you're a Replicant...

Note: Showings of Blade Runner - On the Big Screen - are posted on the side-bar of the Off-World News blog. [Check often, because they are not sent via email notifications. However, they are sent via Twitter.]

Upcoming showings in U.S., CA & MO. In Australia, St. Kilda, Victoria.
Just added today, a showing in Ontario, Canada.

"Have a better one!"

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lecture on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

David Gill's Lecture on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick

You can download or listen online to his lecture on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? from the Philip K. Dick Festival held back in August 12-15, (2010) in Colorado, here. The lecture is about an hour long and broken up into 3 parts. A video is to follow.

Mr. David Gill has studied the life and work of Philip K Dick for fifteen years, writing his Masters Thesis on Dick's novel Time Out of Joint. Aside from maintaining the Dick-centric Total Dick-Head blog, for the last five years, he has been teaching literature and writing at San Francisco State University and regularly assigns Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. He has written about Philip K Dick for boingboing, io9.com, Article Magazine, and is currently part of a team working to edit Dick's Exegesis, a series of notes made by the author over the last eight years of his life, for publication.


If you haven't already read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick - and you intend to do so - DO NOT listen to this lecture! It contains spoilers!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Android Dreams: Philip K. Dick and Ridley Scott's Replicant Futures

August 19, 2010 - October 8, 2010
Carl A. Kroch Library, level 2B
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
In support of Cornell’s 2010 New Student Reading Project, Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections offers an exhibition exploring the history of Philip K. Dick’s classic science fiction novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and the landmark film it inspired, Blade Runner. Featuring books and artifacts drawn from the Library’s rare book and manuscript collections, the exhibition traces the early history of the novel and its translation to screen and pop immortality.
The physical exhibition will be on view from August 19 through October 8 in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library, level 2B. Gallery hours are Monday — Friday 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. An online version of the exhibition will remain available via the following web site:
"Have a better one!"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

BladeZone's Facebook Page!

BladeZone, the on-line Blade Runner fan club and museum, has made its Facebook debut! It was created by Gerry Kissell - who founded BladeZone back in 1996. As he wrote on Facebook,

"Though I am no longer the guy behind BladeZone.com, turning it over to the amazing Gary Willoughby in 2002, I still love the site and of course, I love the film Blade Runner. So, I felt it was time for me to finally get back in the water and help BladeZone, so I started this facebook page."

There, you will find tidbits of information, trivia and discussions to whet your Blade Runner appetite!