On January 23, 2020, I’ll be Greater New York Mensa’s monthly speaker in Manhattan. My talk, “A Centennial of Asimov,” is free and open to the public (though they do request you reserve at this link, just for a head count). At NomadWorks Annex, 1204 Broadway, 2nd floor, 7 to 9 pm.
I gave a similar talk at Chicago Area Mensa’s HalloweeM Regional Gathering the first weekend in November, and at American Mensa’s Annual Gathering last July. I’ll also be on a panel talking about Isaac at Arisia in Boston, the weekend before this talk (more details on my schedule there in a few days). Also, though I wasn’t one of the panelists, I was at the Asimov Centennial Celebration on Saturday.
The write-up for the January 23 event:
Isaac Asimov’s business card read “natural resource,” and he was. Author or editor of nearly 500 books, polymath, and science fictional icon, he was also a member of Mensa. January 2, 2020, is the centennial of his birth. Ian Randal Strock worked with Isaac for the last three years of his life, and got to know him very well. Come hear tales of who he was, what he meant to science fiction, and what legacy he leaves. After the talk, please join us for continued conversation and socializing at O’Reilly’s Pub (54 West 31st Street), right near the venue.