Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Watching for UFOs: The Edges of Ufology

7.45pm Monday 19 October 2015
£4 / £2 concessions
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train & Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East
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Join Mark Pilkington, Micah Hanks and more for as we ask the question: “What do we really talk about when we talk about UFOs?”

Aliens and UFO’s glide through every part of popular culture and are one of the most popular fortean topics. But what do we really talk about when we talk about UFOs? Do we mean alien invasion, sky phantoms, military conspiracies, psychic and paranormal phenomena , mass delusions or something else entirely?
The London Fortean Society has assembled a panel from some of the diverse edges of Ufology to discuss the state of UFOs, UFO thought and to ponder what the questions, as well as answers, we may need to work out the world of UFOs and UFO lore.

Mark Pilkington has written two books, Mirage Men (2010) and Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science’s Outer Edge (2007). 


 His writing has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Anomalist, Celeste, FHM, Fortean Times, Frieze, Sight and Sound, The Wire, the Time Out Book of London Walks Vol.2 and London Noir. Mark runs Strange Attractor Press and edits its acclaimed anthologies, Strange Attractor Journal.

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, podcaster, lecturer and radio personality whose work addresses a variety of areas, including history, politics, scientific theories and unexplained phenomena. He is author of several books, including his most recent work, The Ghost Rockets, as well as his 2011 release Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule: The Search for
Sentient Intelligence from Other Worlds. In 2012, his book The UFO Singularity explored themes that incorporated futurism and technology–and at times skeptically–into an analysis of UFO phenomenon. 

Hanks has served as a consulting editor and columnist for FATE Magazine, and he is a staff blogger for Mysterious Universe. He produces the weekly Gralien Report podcast in addition to a news and current events podcast, Middle Theory

Mike Clelland blogs at Hidden Experience . We are very keen to hear of his research in to 'owls and the UFO abductee' and more. 

More panelists to be announced shortly. 

7.45pm Monday 19 October 2015
£4 / £2 concessions
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train & Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East
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