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UPDATE: I forgot to link up the event page on the BFI website, here it is for those interested in purchasing tickets.

talents.jpgI’m so annoyed I can’t make this one: the BFI is hosting a panel on “science fiction as a playground for feminist and queer artists” on 2 July at 6.30pm.

Since Donna Haraway’s The Cyborg Manifesto, science fiction has been a playground for feminist and queer artists; but why aren’t its possibilities reflected on the big screen? Academics Rachel Armstrong and Patricia MacCormack join Sophie Mayer, guest editor of LGBTQI journal Chroma’s Utopia issue, to discuss queer Future Human cinesexuality in response to Chroma readings by Katy Price and others, and Tina Keane’s short The Making of Dandy Dust.

Ticket holders to this event are invited to the launch of Chroma journal’s Utopia issue from 20:15 in the Delegate Centre. Full details at www.chromajournal.co.uk

Also see here for a list of mindblowing science fiction by women and people of colour.