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AGMs

The Science Fiction Foundation holds its AGM each year in May or June, normally at a full-day event organised and programmed in conjunction with the British Science Fiction Association. Guests and events in recent years have included:

 

2012: The AGM was held on Saturday 9th June, at the Royal Astronomical Society, London.

SFF Guest: Aliette de Bodard, BSFA Short Story Award Winner and author of the Obsidian and Blood trilogy.

Aliette's website is at http://aliettedebodard.com/

BSFA Guest: Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

The programme included:

Interview - SFF Guest Aliette de Bodard interviewed by Edward James

SFF Panel - SF & Colonialism panel with Aliette de Bodard, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Lavie Tidhar, and Sophia McDougall (moderator)

Talks - Marek Kukula

 

2011: The AGM was held on 4th June, at the Royal Astronomical Society, London. In addition to the AGMs of the two organisations, the programme included:

BSFA Panel - Women writers, science fiction and Britain in 2011 - with Tricia Sullivan, Pat Cadigan, Shana Worthen (moderator)

Interview - SFF Guest Mike Ashley - with Edward James

Interview - BSFA Guest Tricia Sullivan - with Tom Hunter

SFF Panel - The State of SF publishing - with Mike Ashley, Simon Spanton, Jenni Hill, and Ian Whates (moderator)

 

2010: The AGM was held on 19th June, at the Royal Astronomical Society, London.

In addition to the AGMs of the two organisations, the programme included:

SFF Guest Rob Shearman interviewed by Jane Killick

SFF Panel: "How do we understand TV as a literary medium?" - Rob Shearman, Una McCormack, Adam Roberts, Simon Bradshaw (moderator)

BSFA Guest: Malcolm Edwards interviewed by Graham Sleight

BSFA Panel: "Is fandom a valuable support for genre publishing or merely a pleasant diversion?" - Ian Whates (moderator), Malcolm Edwards

 

2009: The AGM took place at Conway Hall, London, on 27th June.

The SFF Guest was Paul Kincaid, author of What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction, which was short-listed for the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Related Book, and nominated for numerous other awards. Paul's website is at http://www.paulkincaid.co.uk/

The BSFA Guest was Nick Harkaway.

In addition to the AGMs of the SFF and BSFA, the programme included:

BSFA Panel: Launch of the British Science Fiction and Fantasy Survey 2009

SFF Guest: Talk by Paul Kincaid

 

Previous years Guests were as follows:

2008 (London, Conway Hall): SFF: Geoff Ryman. BSFA: Peter Weston

2007 (Sheffield): SFF: Jon Courtney Grimwood. BSFA: Francis Spufford

2006: SFF: Steven Baxter, Bruce Sterling. BSFA: Juliet McKenna

2005: SFF: Karen Traviss. BSFA: Ian McDonald

2004: Paul McAuley, Alastair Reynolds, Liz Williams.