Strangers in Strange Lands: Anthropology and Science Fiction
The SF Foundation has helped to finance this two-day symposium at the University of Kent, Canterbury on 15th and 16th November. The symposium webpage can be found here:
The symposium is free but delegates do still have to register. The link to do so is here:
2014 Annual General Meeting and Mini-convention
Saturday, 7 June 2014 at The City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann's Street, London SW1P 2DE
The Science Fiction Foundation AGM will be held at 12 Noon.
Jo Fletcher (of Jo Fletcher Books) will be the SFF's GoH. Frances Hardinge will be the BSFA's.
10 am Welcome
10:05 am Convince me to read it - panel with Jo Fletcher
11 am Frances Hardinge Interviewed by Tom Pollock
12-12:45 SFF AGM
12:45-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30- 2:15 BSFA AGM
2:30 Jo Fletcher Interviewed by Sophia McDougall
3:30 Frances Hardinge Panel
4:25 Thank You
The Eighth SFF Masterclass in Science Fiction Criticism
The Eighth Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass
in Science Fiction Criticism will be held from Monday 11 August 2014 to Wednesday 13 August, immediately before Loncon 3
, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention.
The SFF Masterclass involves three days studying texts supplied by three class leaders. It is a great way to broaden your critical perspectives, sharpen some critical tools, and to make contacts with other people writing on SF and Fantasy. The class leaders are drawn from professional writers, academics and fans, and this is a great opportunity to learn from people experienced in their craft.
We are pleased to announce that the venue will be the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, founded by Charles II in 1675, and the home of the Prime Meridian. This is across the Thames from the Excel site where Loncon3 will take place. Price: £200.
The tutors for 2014 will be:
, Professor of English at Frostburg State University, Frostburg MD, winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Award and two World Fantasy Awards, and winner of the 2012 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
, Professor of English at the Texas Christian University, and a prolific reviewer and critic, whose monograph on China Miéville
is due to be published in 2014.
, a Canadian writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children’s fiction, who has also published three books on the history of children’s fantasy. Her adult novel Blackdog
was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award in 2012.
Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a short piece of critical writing, and a one page cv.