Live Show @ VCON With Guests Larry Niven and Lisa Lassek

Are you a Soda Jerk? Do you like science fiction? A film buff perhaps? Are you attending VCON, Vancouver’s annual sci fi convention?

If the answer to any of these is “okay” then you’ll be happy to know that Caustic Soda will be recording a live show on the first Saturday of October with legendary author Larry “Ringworld” Niven and Lisa Lassek, editor on such productions as Firefly, Serenity, Angel, Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In accordance with the theme of this year’s VCON – visions of the future – our topic will be “Dystopias.” You can expect all the regular shenanigans you’ve come to love from Joe, Kevin and Toren – discussions on science, history, current events and pop culture, a “lesser of 2 evils” segment – plus we’ll set up a microphone so audience members can ask questions of our guests!

The event is free to all attendees of VCON, which means you’ll need to shell out some bucks for VCON admission via pre-registration or at the door. Of course the convention has events all throughout the day and weekend, including art show, author readings, cosplay masquerade, writers workshops, video screenings, etc.

Plus our recurring guesspert Chris “Proton-Charging” Stewart (Perfect Murder, Hoaxes, Deformity, and the upcoming Hallowe’en episode) will be hanging around for CS support and of course at the Sword of the Stars table.

It’s an exciting time to be alive!


WHEN: Saturday 4:00 pm (duration approximately 1.5 hours)
WHERE: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 551 Westminster Highway · Richmond, British Columbia · Cedarbridge Room


3 Responses

  1. Oh, wonderful! I was thinking that this was something that needed to happen. I hope I can make it, I’m working a lot of that weekend

    1. Now I know, nothing short of an apocalypse will prevent me from coming to VCON this year. My favourite author will be interviewed by one of my favourite podcasts.

  2. I really enjoyed listening to this episode and got lots of ideas about films to watch. Had no idea about Brazil being a surrealist version of 1985 (and also thought it was simply weird when I first watched it as a kid), but I watched it again the other night and it was awesome! Much better than watching the remake of Total Recall, I can tell you that much.

    Also happened across this article that notes the connection between scifi and dystopias: