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Justice Is Mind Announces Canadian Science Fiction Convention Premiere
VCON, Vancouver’s premiere science fiction and fantasy convention, will screen Justice Is Mind on October 5, 2013. VCON will mark both the premiere of Justice Is Mind at a science fiction convention and its first international screening.
By: The Ashton Times
“The fringe science presented in Justice Is Mind with its advanced MRI mind reading technology is front and center to the story and the legal issues our court systems are already facing in the present,” said Lund. “I’m excited to screen Justice Is Mind to VCON’s audiences of science fiction enthusiasts.”
Set in the near future where advanced MRI technology can read your memory, Justice Is Mind follows businessman and restaurant owner Henri Miller who has been afflicted with unexplained headaches since childhood. When he has the new FVMRI procedure and it reveals that he has allegedly shot and killed two people, the trial of the century begins in which Miller is faced with his own memory at trial. But all is not as it seems as a dark family secret, held by Henri’s minister father Joseph, reveals itself in the courtroom. The official trailer can be viewed at this link:
“As the director of programming for VCON 38 I was incredibly pleased when approached by Mark Lund about screening Justice is Mind at our event. As a 100% volunteer organized event we are always very excited when independent science fiction or fantasy film makers allow us to screen their movies,” said Jenni Merrifield, VCON Director of Programming. “This sense of excitement has only been heightened by the knowledge that, for Justice is Mind, not only are we are the first science-fiction convention to screen the movie but our screening will be its Canadian premiere.”
Lund adds, “With United States President Barrack Obama supporting brain research with a $100 million initiative, recent Supreme Court cases regarding landmark DNA and privacy issues along with a July article in The Atlantic magazine titled ‘Could the Government Get a Search Warrant for Your Thoughts’ Justice Is Mind is a well-timed dramatic feature film.”
Justice Is Mind [http://www.imdb.com/
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About VCON (Vancouver, BC, Canada) http://www.vcon.ca/
The first VCON was held April 9-10, 1971 at the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. The Guest of Honor was Ursula K. Le Guin. VCON 1 was sponsored by the University of British Columbia's Science Fiction Society, the BC Science Fiction Association (an offshoot of the UBC club that had just formed in 1970) and the Simon Fraser University Science Fiction Society (SF3). VCON is organized by the non-profit association West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA).WCSFA and its predecessors have sponsored many fan events since 1971. VCON has also served as the home to Canvention, which annually distributes the Aurora Awards – which are awarded for writing, art and activities in Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy.