In between having your face melt witnessing Reignwolf, giggling at Doug Loves Movies, and taking in all the amazing art at Flatstock, there are several lectures going on at the Words and Ideas Stage that are quite worthy of the lines that will form this weekend at Bumbershoot.


The Stranger’s Guide to America: Stories by Dan Savage, Lindy West, Christopher Frizzelle, and Bethany Jean Clement.

Everyone read Christopher Frizzelle’s recent The Woman in 606 in The Stranger, right? Hot on the heels of their new book, How to be a Person, this talk will feature several of Seattle’s best writers. Dan Savage, of Savage Love, of the It Gets Better Project, of generally making the world a better place – he’s enough reason to go. Add to that in Lindy West, who’s writing of late on Jezebel is frustratingly good, Frizzelle, Clement… seriously folks, worth the line. 7:00PM


The Writers of Futurama

Take that, PAX! Comedian Kurt Braunohler will be moderating a talk where the writers of Futurama will speak about the challenges and the process of writing TV’s geekiest cartoon. There will also be a screening of an unreleased episode from the 2013 season. Expect laughs. 7:00PM


Remix, Plagiarism or Theft? Featuring Kirby Ferguson and Quentin Rowan

If ever there was a compelling series of internet videos, Everyting is a Remix is a perfect example. It challenges ideas, and fills the mind with wonder. 1:45PM

From Bumbershoot:

“Kirby Ferguson and Quentin Rowan will each discuss creativity, ownership and the law in their own artistic projects, followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A. In his acclaimed four-part web-series Everything is a Remix, Ferguson asserts that there are no original ideas and examines what that means to art in popular culture. Author Quentin Rowan’s memoir Never Say Goodbye describes the scandal that surrounded him after his spy novel — and other published works — was discovered to have plagiarized dozens and dozens of sources. Remix, Plagiarism, or Theft? is sure to be a lively look at art and intellectual property in the modern age. Moderated by Cinnamon Stephens, Attorney.”

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