Arthur C. Clarke

OWA Team Mission: KELSEIOS

OWA Team Mission: KELSEIOS

A few months after the inaugural 2014 festival, our team decided to pull together all the profits from the festival and send team member Kelsey Hockmuller into space to discover the true meaning of Science Fiction. The launch and first six months of the exploration went well, but then silence. We tracked the ship and it has been orbiting Saturn for the last year and a half. The great news is the Other Worlds Austin team was able to raise enough money to send a rescue mission to save Kelsey and her crew.  Since we have no idea what made the ship go dark, we are planning for everything. Please keep Kelsey in your thoughts. She is screaming right now and no one can hear her. 

Searching for Answers in Space

Searching for Answers in Space

As our scientific knowledge expands, we as humans will continue our efforts to find order and meaning in a chaotic and unpredictable universe.  Our stories have always reflected our desire to explain the world around us and make sense of things that are inexplicable.  

PAPER AIRPLANES -- How SciFi Becomes Reality

PAPER AIRPLANES -- How SciFi Becomes Reality

"Nerds and Geeks were mortal enemies to Jocks and ‘Cool’ kids when I was growing up, but the nerds eventually got their revenge. No, not like the movie. They got their revenge by staying true to what they loved and growing up with the same desire to see their imaginations turned into realities."

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

"Getting into the last 50 years, it gets much easier to argue which films and books are important, and there are many that don't seem important now, that probably will be."

But What Does it All Mean? (Don’t Answer That.)

But What Does it All Mean? (Don’t Answer That.)

"Let’s face it: art is inherently subjective, and viewers aren’t going to take away the same emotional experiences and interpretations from any given film."

The SciFi Timeline: Part 2

The SciFi Timeline: Part 2

"It’s much harder to pinpoint the prominent works of the last hundred years, and much easier to argue them."

THE OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN SCIFI CHECKLIST

THE OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN SCIFI CHECKLIST

"If your story has any of the following items playing a major role in the plot, we would consider it SciFi..."