Unfortunately due to logistic problems that the Philip K. Dick Festival committee was not able to overcome, the 2014 Philip K. Dick Festival has been postponed. The Festival won’t be taking place at University of California, Irvine, but in another location that would have the space plus be able to meet the other logistical issues.
The Philip K. Dick Festival committee would like to hold the next festival in Orange County, California because that is where Philip K. Dick spent the last several years of his professional life. The Philip K. Dick Festival committee has also shared that the event won’t take place before the end of 2014. More information will be shared about the new location and the new dates as soon as possible.
(Cross posted on The Philip K. Dick Festival site)
3 thoughts on “Philip K. Dick Festival Update”
This sad news, plus wanting to outdo Jonathan Lethem, makes me think of having the logos for the first two festivals tattooed on my arms.
I think I’m moving from DC to Long Beach at the end of the year… This bad news might actually benefit me in the long run! Cheers to all Dickheads.
DERRUFO comment : we all can enjoy festivals of delight by simply opening up just one PKD book –smiles– its okay if its not so easy to make a big event for just one author– it may be a much bigger & easier exercise to have an event about sci-fi (yes i abbreviated it ) in general? more fans more booths of interest etc…just an idea…. here is my main comment below for all those who are studying the Exegesis notes….
Maintaining an interest in PKD is quite a feat all by itself and I hope ALL scholars of PKD are successful, since there is just as much in the spaces between the words–what was Left unsaid– as what PKD did include in his writings…It does take time to learn all we can about his ideas.We are all far better off for it…on a slightly diff. note- I have been reading the Aeneid–a translation of Virgil-V- by a Mr Allen . Mandelbaum, make my mental balm this man’s ideas…anyway– there is a small amount of good detail about Virgil and he does compare well to PKD >>the minor details :
–V- Labored on the Aeneid til he died over 11 years…reference how PKD Labored over the Exegesis for almost as Long…then passed away. also _V died at age 51…PKD at age 54…
—-V- was born in 70 BC
–PKD referred to some type of importance to the date year 70 AD. I am amazed to Locate these facts as you all may be — it is in the introduction of the Aeneid you find this info…Do not ever give up your pursuits to understand PKD or his material. As we all know who study this man or his works…we Learn more of ourselves even as we explore him, made even more mysterious in that he was taken from Society long before he was videotaped, interviewed constantly etc…in 1982- my name is DERRUFO, a codename due to the type of work in research I am involved with. I Love finding you scholars have Labored so to tell the world about PKD — I feel fortunate he lived long enough to write and the world existed long enough for us all to find you scholars, now authors all as well…Bravo to you for taking the time to understand this man PKD and the fragile times in which he was forced to wield his pen & imagine if we can what he was aware of that led him to write Flow My Tears…etc..oh well.. adieu- permission of course to use these notes in any format or site.