"You've heard the 3 tenors,
You've heard the 3 sopranos,
Now come and meet the 3 high-verbals!"
An Evening of Lively Argument
with Peter David, Harlan Ellison, and Neil Gaiman
7:00 pm in MIT's Main Kresge Auditorium
Saturday, October 6, 2001
About the Event
Peter David, Harlan Ellison, and Neil Gaiman are a trio of hugely popular
authors whose most-recognized works include the Sandman comics, Babylon 5,
best-selling Star Trek novel Imzadi, and the original script for the legendary
Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever". Although much of their work
has fallen within the science fiction genre, the three men have worked in
every conceivable medium: television, film, fiction and non-fiction books,
short stories, essays and comic books- and have acquired followings in all of
them. Hence, this event will be a panel discussion on the creative process of
fictional works in many fields. Ellison (whose 50-year retrospective, The
Essential Ellison, has just been published) in particular is known for
drawing attention to the art of writing by performing the fantastic feat of
actually creating and executing stories in the windows of numerous American
and European bookstores- stories that have gone on to win major awards and
literary prizes. (Maybe he'll give a demonstration!) Gaiman, on the other
hand, was a good friend and something of a protege of the late Douglas Adams,
and will likely have thoughts to share regarding what Adams taught him about
being an author. Throughout the discussion the trio will interact with the
audience in dynamic questions and answers. Come and savor the antic
unsettling imaginations of three outspoken contemporary fantasists.
About the Authors
For brief bios:
Peter David | Harlan Ellison |
For extended bibliographies:
Peter David |
Harlan Ellison |
Tickets will be sold for assigned seats in Main Kresge (click here to see the layout). The pricing structure follows:
| || ||Balcony|| ||Wings|| ||Center|
|MIT Students, Faculty & Staff|| ||$4|| ||$6|| ||$8|
|Other College Students & MIT Alums|| ||$8|| ||$10|| ||$12|
|General Public|| ||$12|| ||$14|| ||$16|
Tickets can be purchased in Lobby 10
on October 1-5 from 10 am to 5 pm and before LSC's movies in 26-100 on the weekend of September 28-30.
They will also be on sale at the door on the night of the event.
No refunds or exchanges permitted. Anyone holding a discounted
(i.e. non-general public) ticket must present an appropriate ID with
their ticket on the night of the show. (Brass Rats are acceptable ID
for MIT alums.) Members of the MIT community may bring up to one guest
per ID at the discounted rate.
Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30pm. All seating within
the auditorium will have been pre-determined at the time of ticket purchase.
is located on the MIT campus, across the street from the main entrance to MIT
at Lobby 7. Parking near MIT is extremely limited, so we recommend public
transportation. The #1 and CT1 buses stop in front of Kresge, or you can take
the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop.
Donors & Sponsors
An Evening of Lively Argument with Peter David, Harlan Ellison,
and Neil Gaiman is presented by the MIT Lecture Series Commitee along
with co-sponsors Tau Beta Pi, East Campus, Epsilon Theta, and Senior Haus.
This event is made possible (in part) by
the Peter de Florez Fund for the Humanities,
the MIT Fund,
the MIT Lecture Series Committee,
Tau Beta Pi,
the Everett Moore Baker Foundation,
the MIT Campus Activities Complex,
the MIT Undergraduate Association,
the MIT Graduate Students Council,
the MIT Graduate Students Office,
the Program in Comparative Media Studies,
the Department of Literature,
the Council for the Arts at MIT,
the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies.
For additional information, please call LSC's Hotline at 617-253-3791
or e-mail email@example.com.