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#TetZooCon 2019: a thread. We've over the half-way mark as goes filling up the venue, and it's only early September. TetZooCon is being held at University of London's THE VENUE, Malet St, #London, Oct 19th & 20th. Around 18 talks, an art exhibition, 3 discussions, stalls, merch..
Book places here (we don't send paper tickets)... this is also where you book for the conference meal and the (separate) #palaeoart workshop (which currently runs in parallel to part of the main event, alas):
#TetZooCon 2019 includes a special session on natural history film-making, with a talk from Amber Eames (on her #swans film) and an on-stage discussion and Q&A with Paul Stewart, Nick Lyon and Zoe Cousins...
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I took time to look at the 2nd edition of Brian Ford's #TooBigToWalk. It includes modifications relative to the 1st, and they warrant comment. I can't bring myself to buy this book since it represents miseducation & misrepresentation, shame on you @HarperCollinsUK. Thread.
First of all, the section where he notes that I object to his 'aquatic dinosaurs' bullshit at least now mentions me by name, rather than by my Twitter handle. Yes, I'm hostile, Brian. This is because you're peddling pseudoscience and promoting distrust of qualified scientists.
The larger addition of text concerns the evening of presentations held at Conway Hall (it wasn't a debate). You can see how this went down at #FordvNaish since there was copious live-tweeting PLUS both of our talks are online. Sadly, the Q&A afterwards wasn't filmed....
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At the 2014 #TetZooCon - that's the first one ever - I spoke about Speculative Zoology, or Speculative Evolution, or whatever. And here I'm going to tweet some of what I said... The cover slide shows awesome #Squamozoic art by @alaskanime plus a Night stalker and a .. a.. well..
Evolution is real and animals have a past; therefore they also have a future, something we can take seriously. And many authors have... #TetZooCon
There's already a whole genre of 'alternative history' fiction, variously called AH, allohistory or Uchronia. Ideas about alternative or parallel timelines. And the idea is in mainstream fiction... #TetZooCon
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