Spiriting Stephenson Away

Whee! Next Thursday (24th October) Neal Stephenson, one of my favourite SF authors, will be coming to speak at Trinity College about Newton vs. Leibniz. This would be good enough news on its own, but on the same night Queens College film society will be screening Spirited Away (known in Japan as Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi). Spirited Away is an anime film by Hayao Miyazaki, and before you dismiss it as a kid’s flick, it’s the most successful film in Japan ever, and has won a shedload of awards.

The rights to show Spirited Away in the UK have already been sold so it’ll probably be out at a few cinemas next year, but it’ll be fun to see the non-dubbed version.

Now, onto the more difficult task – convincing Stephenson to come along and watch Spirited Away with us…

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