FiRE is a futurist conference that will be held in San Diego in a week and a half or so.Â FiRE is put together by Mark Anderson, who is one of the futurists I most enjoy following.Â He is an original thinker and I am always intrigued by his blogs and talks.Â I have never been down to FiRE, but I’m really excited about it – the speakers and attendees are all top notch.
Glen Hiemstra, my futurist mentor, will be there interviewing me in my role as a science fiction writer, and today he posted a blog about me interviewing him in his role as a futurist.Â It’s a nice interview. Â Glen says some things worth pondering about what might come after the recession.
This will be my first time on-stage as a writer in a venue that is not for and about writers. Previous science fiction guests have included Vernor Vinge, David Brin,Â and Kim Stanley Robinson.Â Â There isÂ a good chance that the interview will be videotaped.
I’m not quite sure what the rules are, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to blog about at least parts of the conference, and link you to other blogs about it.Â In the meantime, I’m in Arizona for Mother’s Day, hoping my lilly-white and slug-soft northwestern self doesn’t melt or burn before I get to San Diego.