The Philip K. Dick Festival will be held at San Francisco State University the weekend of Sept 22-23, 2012. Jonathan Lethem, who edited the Library of America’s three volume edition of Philip K. Dick will be the festival’s guest of honor. The festival will cost $35 for a single day or $50 for the weekend.
The SF Playhouse in San Francisco will be hosting the West Coast debut of the new musical Coraline, based on Neil Gaiman’s novel. The musical features a book by Gaiman and music by Stephin Merritt. It will be directed by Bill English and is scheduled to run from November 16-January 15.
The winners of the Norton Award were presented in San Francisco on August 30 as part of the Tachyon Publications Annual birthday Bash. The Norton Award, named for Emperor Joshua Norton I, are given for “extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason,” should not be confused with the Andre Norton Award.
- Author: Doug Dorst for Alive in Necropolis
- Other: Charlie Jane Anders for Writers with Drinks and io9.com