Archive for March, 2010

TRESE: Pecha Kucha Short Story

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On March - 3 - 2010

I had no idea what on earth a Pecha Kucha was (but if I were forced to guess, I would have said “Tibetan curse word”), which means I can chalk up one more thing I’ve learned because of komiks. Pecha Kucha is a forum for presentations which are kept concise by adherence to the simple formula of 20 images x 20 seconds. (All in favor of a similar formula for mass homilies say aye!) Trese writer Budjette Tan gave a presentation at last year’s event, a a 6 minute 40 second Trese short story, which he recently uploaded for the reading pleasure of Trese fans everywhere. Thanks Budjette!

Dominique Cimafranca’s Presentation on Speculative Fiction

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On March - 2 - 2010

Posting this a bit late, but Dominique Cimafranca sent me a link to a presentation on Speculative Fiction which he prepared for his lucky class of students at Ateneo de Davao. The 39 slides give you an overview of a discussion which covers, amongst other things, the notion of unreality in speculative fiction, the Western monomyth, and some reasons why people should bother with Spec Fic in the first place. Thanks Dom!



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