This should be interesting (although I’d much rather see clips from his oft-rumored Mars movie than seabottom critters):
James Cameron to Speak at Mars Society Convention
March 17, 2004
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World famous filmmaker and undersea explorer James Cameron has announced that he will be coming to speak at the 7th International Mars Society convention in Chicago this summer. As part of his special plenary talk, Cameron will show the first incredible clips of his expedition to explore a community of extremophile hydrothermal life forms living in and near hydrothermal vents 3000 ft below the Atlantic. The deep expedition included two crewed submarines commanding a flotilla of telerobots. Many of the extraordinary life forms filmed had never been seen before by humans. The presentation of this footage at the Mars Society convention will be the first public viewing of this remarkable film anywhere.
So, if you want to see a real exploration mission in action in a bizarre alien world, and hear the expedition’s story first-hand from the person who led it, this will be your chance.
The 7th International Mars Society Convention will be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago IL, August 19th-22nd, 2004. In addition to Cameron’s talk, the convention will features over a hundred other talks, panels, and debates concerning every aspect of robotic and human exploration and settlement of Mars. Registration is now open at www.marssociety.org.