Wednesday, July 09, 2008

SFRA and Campbell Conference

Next weekend - July 10-13 - the University of Kansas at Lawrence is hosting the Science Fiction Research Association's 39th Annual Conference in conjunction with the Campbell Conference. Not only will the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (best science fiction novel of the year) and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (best short SF story of the year) be presented, there will also be presentations on this year's topic "Teaching Science Fiction".

Among this year's guests is science fiction writer and biology professor Joan Slonczewski, who will be giving a presentation on The Microbial World. Other guests include Karen Joy Fowler, Paul Kincaid, Maureen Kincaid Speller, and James Van Pelt.

The conference schedule (pdf). Registration information.

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2 comments:

arvind mishra said...

Since the announcement info is coming late to overseas onlookers like us through your blog Peggy,we at this juncture of time could wish the event a grand success from the distant fraternity.
ARE YOU PARTICIPATING ?

Peggy said...

No, I'm not participating. Kansas is a bit far from Southern California to go on late notice (I just heard about the conference myself). I thought there might be readers in the midwest who might be interested though.