ChiZine Publications and Rue Morgue are presenting a screening of the horror film Pontypool on December 3 at the Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave in Toronto, Ontario. The film is based on the Bruce McDonald’s novel Pontypool Changes Everything, published by ECW and ChiZine. Following the film, there will be a question and answer session with screen writer Tony Burgess and actors Stephen McHattie and Lisa Houle.
Toronto’s SpecFic Colloquium will be held on October 23 and launches the Chiaroscuro Reading Series at the Music Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. The colloquium will present a series of lectures on urban fantasy, cognitive science, queering the genre, and the spread of Canadian science fiction. Numerous Canadian SF authors, including Julie Czerneda, Guy Gavriel Kay, Karl Schroeder, Peter Watts, and Claude Lalumiere are expected to attend.