Sir Terry Pratchett will speak at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 14 as part of the book launch for his Discworld novel Snuff. The event is sponsored by the Club’s Book & Author Committee and a limited number of tickets are available.
The winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards have been announced. Both are juried awards, with the Campbell being presented for the Best SF Novel and the Sturgeon for Best Short Story. The presentation was held during the Campbell Conference at Lawrence, Kansas.
- John W. Campbell Award: The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald
- Theodore Sturgeon Award: “The Sultan of the Clouds,” by Geoffrey A. Landis
Alt.Fiction will be sponsoring a literature festival the weekend of June 25-26 at QUAD in Derby. Alastair Reynolds and Dan Abnett will be Guests of Honour. Other attendees will include Graham Joyce, Tony Ballantyne, MD Lachlan, Paul Cornell, Robert Shearman, and Mark Chadbourn. The weekend costs £45.
Neil Gaiman will be discussing the tenth anniversary edition of American Gods at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on June 23 at 6:30. The ticketed event costs $5. Copies of American Gods may be purchased at the time of registration, with proceeds going to support the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted.
A mass signing, featuring more than 40 science fiction and fantasy writers including Connie Willis, John Scalzi, Joe Haldeman, Allen Steele, James Morrow, Michael Whelan, Michael Swanwick, and Laura Anne Gilman will take place as part of the Nebula Award Weekend on Friday, May 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut NW, Washington, DC. The signing is open to the public.
Write Fantastic has announced the Glastonbury Conference for the Fantastic in Literature, to be held at The Grail Centre, 24 Chilkwell Street in Glastonbury, United Kingdom on September 3. The event will run from 10am to 6pm and will feature Freda Warrington as guest of honor. Other speakers will include Dr. Liz Williams and Paul Weston. Attendance is £20.
Alt.Fiction will be sponsoring a writing workshop the weekend of May 20-22 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Simon Clark and Tony Ballantyne will attend as guest lecturers. The weekend costs £180, including two nights’ accommodation, all meals and hot drinks, plus a full programme of writing activities throughout Saturday and Sunday featuring the guest authors. Registration is due by May 3.
Four new members will be inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, housed at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington. The induction ceremony will take place as part of the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, to be held June 24-26, 2011.
- Vincent Di Fate
- Gardner Dozois
- Harlan Ellison
The British Library will host its first ever exhibit of science fiction literature from 20 May to 25 September. The exhibit, which will be called “Out of this World: Science Fiction But Not As You Know It,” will include works by Mary Shelley, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Francis Godwin, Cory Doctorow, and China Miéville, among others as it tracing the evolution of the genre.
A memorial exhibit of Ray Capella’s art will take place in Pomona, CA on March 26 and 27. Capella, a member of LASFS, died in 2010. The exhibit will take place at the dA Center for the Arts, 252-D South Main Street in Pomona, California and will feature not only his professionally published work, but also art he provided for various fan publications.