Virtual Event: Jules Verne & H.G. Wells, the Birth of Sci-Fi and the First Citizens of the Future
Saturday July 18 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jules Verne & Herbert George (H.G.) Wells, largely thought to be the creators of a new literary genre, Science Fiction, are largely unknown quantities beyond their names and a few of their most well-known imaginative tales. While there is no doubt that they deserve lasting fame for their amazing accomplishments, there were other contributors to what was termed “Scientifiction” and those select few who were able to imagine the world we now inhabit and beyond, live on in their stories.
In this new virtual edu-tainment adventure, singer/songwriter/historian Barry Cloyd celebrates the men, the women and the incredible journey into our consciousness of a new form of literature and what it has spawned, both the triumphant and the tragic. Through story & song, some original, some you might remember and some just plain strange, Cloyd brings to life the world created by the minds behind what we now just call Sci-Fi.
They laughed at them, they laughed at flying machines, rocket ships, submarines, time travel and the idea of beings from another planet. They celebrated them too. They were the dreamers, the outcasts, the tormented…they were the geniuses that imagined the world we now live in and peered beyond the curtain of time to predict the far distant future.
Barry will bring along some of his unusual instruments and include a few songs for encouraging the audience to step outside gravity’s pull and suspend disbelief. Songs such as “A Space Oddity”, “In The Year 2525”, (BC Originals) “Virtual Stage”, “The Dangers of Star Trek Travel” and more will be teleported into the ether for the audience to enjoy.
Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.
While the audience will be muted, attendees will be able to type questions and engage with the presenter.
For additional information, please contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.