So I met William Gibson. That was pretty damn awesome. Also got to see Buckaroo Banzai across the Eight Dimension. Hope I can find that on tape some day as I’d like to see it again. And also picked up some really cool engineering drawings of the Millennium Falcon and the Odyssey from 2001 in the dealers room.
There was a panel with Arthur C. Clarke but he was too ill to make it to Brighton, which is a total shame. Anyway, they hooked up via satellite phone and had an audience Q&A session. I got to ask Mr Clarke having predicted the creation of orbiting satellites how it feels to now be having a conversation over the telephone using those very same satellites. He said he was pleased but halfway through the connection broke up and it was a minute or so before they were able to resume it. Oh well.