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Melon HK 2017 – Science Fiction & Digital Media Conference
Wed 19 April 2017, 08:00 – 19:00 HKT
Melon HK is one of the rising stars in the world of science fiction. Taking place in Hong Kong, the annual Melon Conference brings together award-winning and emerging science fiction writers, filmmakers and industry professionals from both China and the West, as well as the Sci-Fi community.
Join us for a series of insightful fireside chats with award-winning sci-fi writers and thought-provoking discussions about the next generation of science fiction in digital media.
Look forward to learning about the latest trends of sci-fi literature in China and the world, the challenges and opportunities of sci-fi IPs in games and movies as well as how the future of digital distribution will disrupt the status quo.
For more details about Melon HK and our great speakers: www.melonhk.com
08:00 AM Registration
09:30 AM Opening Remarks
09:40 AM Fireside Chat with Hugo Award winner Hao Jingfang
10:00 AM Chinese SciFi from Ancient History to Modern Day by Anna Wu
10:20 AM Fireside Chat with Stanley Chan
10:40 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM Talk: Science Fiction on the Global Stage - What are we seeing and thinking about now? by Lavie Tidhar
11:20 AM Fireside Chat with Xia Jia
11:40 AM Talk: Why producing quality chinese SciFi films is even harder than landing on Mars by Albert Tam
12:00 PM Panel about Sci-Fi Filmmaking: Challenges and Opportunities with Anna Wu, Derek Ting and Andrew Sharkey
12:20 PM Lunch
01:40 PM Fireside Chat with Charlie Jane Anders
02:00 PM Fireside Chat with Curtis C. Chen
02:20 PM Discussion: Publishing - What does the digital future hold for writers, traditional publishers and new platforms? with Jo Lusby
02:40 PM Panel: Games - Will online/mobile games continue to be the biggest revenue opportunity for science fiction writers and filmmakers? with Woody Wan and Eric Tan
03:00 PM Discussion: Live video - Is live video the next big distribution opportunity for science fiction content creators? with Andy Tian
03:20 PM Refreshment Break
03:40 PM Panel: Raising Capital - The big opportunities, challenges and new ways of funding science fiction projects with Paul Aiello, Sander Hamersma
04:00 PM Discussion: Deal Making - What should writers and content creaters keep in mind when trying to sign marketing, publishing and distribution deals? with Philip Qu
04:20 PM Fireside Chat with Andrew Bannister
04:40 PM Fireside Chat with Regina Kanyu Wang
05:00 PM Closing Remarks
05:10 PM Cocktails
06:10 PM Special Performance
06:25 PM Cocktails
Stay tuned for our afterparty! Details on our FaceBook Page.
For inquieries: email@example.com
See you at the Melon!