SFF: Events and Awards: Events
Science Fiction Foundation (SFF) and British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Mini-Convention and Annual General Meetings
Saturday 1 June 2013. 10 am - 4:15 pm. [NOTE: Corrected date.]
At the City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10, St. Ann's Street, London SW1P 2DE.
Admission is free. Membership required only for voting at the AGM. The SFF AGM will be at 1:30 pm.
Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space: The Fantastika and the Classical World. A Science Fiction Foundation Conference
The culture of the Classical world continues to shape that of the modern West. Those studying the Fantastika (science fiction, fantasy and horror) know that it has its roots in the literature of the Graeco-Roman world (Homer’s Odyssey, Lucian’s True History). At the same time, scholars of Classical Reception are increasingly investigating all aspects of popular culture, and have begun looking at science fiction. However, scholars of the one are not often enough in contact with scholars of the other. This conference aims to bridge the divide, and provide a forum in which SF and Classical Reception scholars can meet and exchange ideas.
Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space is organised by the Science Fiction Foundation, with the co- operation of the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool.
29 June – 1 July 2013
At The Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool
Guests of Honour/Plenary Speakers: Edith Hall, Nick Lowe, and Sophia McDougall