Life, the Universe, & Everything symposium

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r The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy originated at Brigham Young University and has grown and evolved over the past thirty years. Now known as Life, the Universe & Everything, or LTUE, it is a three-day academic symposium on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy.

Comprised of panels, presentations and papers on writing, art, literature, film, gaming and other facets of speculative fiction, LTUE is a place to learn all about life, the universe, and everything else you love. Guests this year include author Kelly Barnhill, who won the Newberry Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon, and illustrator Brent Helquist. Past VIP guests have included screenwriter JD Payne and author Orson Scott Card.


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The symposium is mainly a gathering place for intelligent fans of creative and innovative works. They share their love of all things amazing, obscure, and even not-quite-real. It has been described as, “Where the super smart geeks go to network.”


This year’s event will be held at therDowntown Provo Marriottr101 W 100 NrProvo, UT 84601rLTUE starts on Valentine’s Day at 9:00 a.m. and runs through Saturday, February 16, with a closing banquet. Tickets and information are online at

Chris Baird
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