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The George Slusser Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy,
to be held at the University of California, Irvine, on April 26–29, 2018

Jonathan Alexander (University of California, Irvine)
Gregory Benford (University of California, Irvine)
Howard V. Hendrix (California State University, Fresno)
Gary Westfahl (University of La Verne)

This upcoming literary conference is designed to pay tribute to the extraordinary career of the late George Slusser (1939-2014) by presenting papers and panel discussions that engage with and build upon his extensive scholarly works on science fiction and fantasy. The conference will be held at Humanities Gateway 1030 at the University of California, Irvine, from April 26 to April 29, 2018. There is no conference fee, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Confirmed guests include:
James P. Blaylock
Bradford Lyau
David Brin
Charles Platt
Sheila Finch
Tim Powers
Rob Latham
Gary K. Wolfe

You can view the official Call for Papers at this link; the deadline has officially passed, but we still might make room for an outstanding late proposal.

Here is a working bibliography of George Slusser's works, to assist potential contributors in locating and examining examples of his scholarship.


Guests can park at the Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS on the campus map) or Mesa Parking Structure (MPS on the campus map). They can obtain their parking permits at the information kiosks at the entrance of the parking structures.

You can follow this link for information about nearby hotels.

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As the conference approaches, this website will be updated to provide a complete conference schedule and other additional information. In the meantime, inquiries about the conference may be addressed to Gary Westfahl ( or the other conference coordinators, whose email addresses are included in the Call for Papers.

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