Most recently we had Qiufan Chen on, author of near-future eco thriller “Waste Tide”, talking about the differences and similarities between Chinese SciFi and the speculative fiction tradition of Western countries:
A big success was the appearance of Tad Williams, author of “Otherland” who seemingly entered the Metaverse completely, via a scanned head, composited and applied to his avatar. He also switched to a mandril avatar in suit and smart shoes midway through the live show …
Other guests included celebrated YA writer Amber Lee Dodd, author of “We are Giants”, in her fox embodiment:
The list of previous guests is quite long so here just a few names/pictures of avatars/physical selves below: VR researcher Jeremy Bailenson from Stanford and NYTimes bestselling authors Catherynne Valente, Liz Jensen are pictured below. Rising stars Ksenia Anske, CB Lee and Lara Donnelly appeared as well as Professor Richard A. Bartle, game designer and one of the foremost “philosophers” of social virtual reality.