GSN PODCAST: Dissecting Worlds Series 7 – Episode 3: Red Dawn and the Invasion Narrative

The Geek Syndicate Network’s Northern Liberation Front (GSNNLF) today considers contemporary , recent and near future resisters to invasion in science fiction and horror.

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Topics covered include:

· Falling skies, Knights of God and national myths for resistance movements

· Fringe and resistance cells

· Sliders, War of the Worlds (TV), Invasion! (2000ad) and big rebel bases

· Revolutionary Art and Savage (2000ad)

· The risks of brutal occupation v seduction of the occupiers

· Sinister Soviets: Red Dawn and ‘The Price of Freedom’ RPG

· Rubbish aliens: Footfall and World War in the Balance

· Post apocalyptic liberation: The Postman and The Survivalist novels

· Does World War Z count?

· Where are the militia movements in the X-files?

With nods to the Terminator and Matrix movies and also They Live!

But Wait! There’s More!

Our Design a Uniform competition is to design a uniform and communicate it to us (whether using art, writing, audio file, Cosplay, interpretive dance, mime etc;) for a resistance movement by 31/07/2013

· This isn’t an art competition it’s more about how the uniform communicates something about the world and the resisters.

· It could be a dress uniform, field dress, an armband or badge, sports/PT kit even a salute or handshake.

· It can be for an established universe, a ‘what if’ variant of a published/broadcast background be it TV, movie, game etc; your own works you have a totally free choice.

The prizes are a copy of David Brin’s the Postman and a copy of either the Bernard Cornwall Arthurian trilogy (the Winter King etc;) or Robert Anton Wilson’s Schrodinger Cats and Illuminatus trilogies .

Send your entry to [email protected] with the Title RESISTANCE! by 31/07/2013 and specify if you want the Bernard Cornwall or the Robert Anton Wilson books.

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