Me on Humor and Science Fiction

Whilst at Worldcon in Montreal this year, I was interviewed for a Canadian TV series called The Electric Playground on the subject of humor and science fiction. They’ve uploaded the interview to their Web site and it is here. Some irony for you: I make a crack about jocks in the interview, whilst wearing a football jersey (this one, in fact). But it does have my name on it, so that’s all right.

By John Scalzi

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13 replies on “Me on Humor and Science Fiction”

I’m not getting anything either, and I’m at home. Just the little moving circle, with no indication that anythhing is actually loading. Same for both Firefox and IE. BTW, I’m not getting any videos on their site; not just your interview.

Oh well. Maybe there’s something else in the Internet I can watch. ;-)

Nice interview!

You are tangentially connected to Electric Playground, you know. One of the original hosts (and possibly creators, though I don’t remember for sure and Wikipedia seems to be a bit light in this regard) was Zoe Flower, who as you probably know was doing columns for us at OPM the same time you were.

And I believe Kevin Bacon was once a guest.

Actually I’m just kidding about that one.

In Adelaide, football would sometimes refer to something called AFL (sometimes known as Aussie Rules), but it appears in this instance football = soccer.

In other places football = rugby league or rugby union. And of course, in North America, football = gridiron.

Nice interview. I had to laugh though when you were talking about the jocks v. geeks. I don’t know what it is, but something tells me you were this close to saying “suck it, jocks”. Just the picture of that is still making me giggle.

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