Panel: Wonder vs. Dread: Encountering the Gods in Fiction and Real life

Available time: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:30am to Monday, October 5, 2020 - 6:00pm

From cave paintings to Clive Barker, Gilgamesh to Octavia Butler, humans have always told stories to explain the inexplicable. This panel examines how humans describe the mind-blowing experience of confronting beings and forces that put us in our place as specks of dust in the darkness. Panelists bring the varied perspectives of fandom, authors in the field, traditional monotheism, and some academic occultism as we wrestle with angels and other embodiments of order and chaos.

with Moderator Evan Peterson, panelsits Amanda Downum, Nadia Bulkin, Justin C. Key, Rose O'Keefe, Zin Rocklyn, Craig Laurance Gidney

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