Louis founded and runs the London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, or SCI-FI-LONDON as it is better known. Louis started the festival in 2002 and is responsible for programming, fund-raising, promoting and developing the brand. The festival is now in its 9th year. Louis also produces film and manages filmmaking events, with the aim of getting science fiction created that does not rely entirely on special effects. He lives in London with his partner and 2 daughters.
Saturday 1 November 2008, 5.15pm Café
Debating Matters Competition showcase debate on space travel
Sunday 2 November 2008, 10.00am Lecture Theatre 2
'Sci Fi transport': a thing of the past?
"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India