Science meets fiction in LA

Ray Bradbury will join Martin Sklar, former Vice-Chairman and Principal Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, for a conversation about the science of fiction during the ASTC Annual Conference, October 13-16. Bradbury is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than 500 works, including the classic 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury also served as Idea Consultant for the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, helped design the Spaceship Earth ride at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, and wrote for film and television, including “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and Bradbury’s own cable series.

As president of Walt Disney Imagineering, Marty Sklar was responsible for creation, design, and construction of the company’s parks and resorts, including Epcot. He joined the company in 1955 when he was a student at UCLA.

These two giants of science and fiction will be interviewed by film critic Leonard Maltin. This special late-breaking session is scheduled for Sunday, October 14, 1:30-2:45pm.

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