Steve Charleson and Tim Stacks are the founders of The Alabama Phoenix Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. The Alabama Phoenix Festival is a celebration for persons who passionately pursue creativity and imagination. We strive to create a environment where individuals of all ages can come together and share common interests, be it the latest science fiction show, the newest comic book movie or scientific development.
The goal of the Alabama Phoenix festival is to illustrate how science fiction, fantasy, and other genre across the multi-media of today lead to the new ideas and advancements of tomorrow, while entertaining and inspiring at the same time. Why do we want to do this? “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” At least that was what Albert Einstein believed.
We understand that the people who tend to interests such as science fiction, fantasy and other forms of speculative fiction are the engineers, scientists, artists and writers who are so important to the development of our community and state. We feel it is important that these people have an event where they can interact with each other in a setting that encourages creative exchanges of ideas. It is even more important that activities such as our event be available to encourage the next generation to pursue creative fields, of which they may not even be aware of.
We are starting the 2012 Alabama Phoenix Festival at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 25 with activities around the clock until closing at 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27. Primary programming will be set in 1 hour, 15 minute long blocks with 15 minute breaks between each block.
More information on the Alabama Phoenix Festival can be found on our website at www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com