Friday, August 31, 2012


Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.

In the news ...

Philip K. Dick in 21st Century
The Largest Gathering of PKD Scholars and Fans Ever Assembled in North America, A Multi-disciplinary Celebration of the Legendary California Writer

Philip K. Dick is arguably one of the most important writers of the 21st century. Dick’s uncanny prescience not only foretold of our current surveillance technology and color-coded terror, but additionally captured the narcissism and psychological withdrawal that defines the early part of this new century. Considered at the time of his death to be little more than a genre writer, Dick’s burgeoning literary reputation was kindled by a handful of fans and scholars. With his recent canonization in the prestigious Library of America and the 2011 publication of Dick’s esoteric religious notes, The Exegesis, now is the time to examine Dick’s influence and how he became such an important literary figure. The Bay Area, home to Dick for the majority of his lifetime, is also the perfect location for the event, allowing fans and scholars to step into Dick’s own past and retrace his steps in this vibrant city by the bay. Sept 22-23, 2012 will be a weekend long celebration and examination of Dick’s life and work.

Homage to Blade Runner - 30th Anniversary

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 22:00
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 
Homage to Blade Runner - 30th Anniversary
Dystopian music by Kuedo , 
live in the mix! Jimmy Edgar , Majenta show. Live w / led + Visuals & Replicants standing € 10
Milano, Italy

Now for some articles, art, and videos!



    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Donato Giancola


    Moon River from Agustina Andreoletti on Vimeo.


    If you defaced your @STARBURST_MAG and cut out the coupon, you could see BLADE RUNNER for free, before it opened in UK! 

    And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and auction items not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in. And you can also read the tweets on the sidebar of the OFF-WORLD NEWS blog. 

    Have a better one!

    ~ Kipple