SF Prop Auction

Premiere Props will be auctioning off more than 500 movie props, including many from science fiction films including Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Iron Man, Men in Black, and The Dark Knight Rises. The auction will take place in El Segundo, CA on December 12 beginning at 11 AM with on-line and phone bidding and proxies allowed.
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Ned Brooks Memorial

A memorial gathering for fan Ned Brooks, who died on August 31, will be held at the Athens Pizza House in Decatur, GA on Sunday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. Friends and fans who would like to make a donation in Ned’s name should consider the charities Amnesty International and the ACLU.

Tiptree Symposium

The University of Oregon Libraries will host a free two day symposium on James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) on December 4-5 on the Eugene campus. Oregon has recently acquired Tiptree’s literary papers. Hugo Award-winning author Julie Phillips will speak, as will Ursula K. Le Guin, Suzy McKee Charnas, and David Gerrold, all of whom carried out correspondence with Tiptree.

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Harryhausen Auction

Artifacts from the collection of Ray Harryhausen will go up for auction on October 17. Harryhausen was known for his work in stop-motion animation and worked on films such as Clash of the Titans, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, and Jason and the Argonauts. Auction items include models, paintings, and cameras, many of the objects autographed by Harryhausen.

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Arizona Reading Series

Lee Whiteside has announced the creation of the AZSF Reading Series, to begin on September 22 at the Sip Coffee and Beer House in Scottsdale, AZ. The inaugural event will feature authors Melinda Snodgrass, Jane Lindskold, and Victor Milan.
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Delany at CalArts

Samuel R. Delany will be speaking at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) on Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 in Los Angeles. Delany will be there as the Katie Jacobson Scholar in Residence, with ticket prices ranging from free to $10.

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Charles N. Brown Auction

Numerous items from the estate of former Locus publisher Charles N. Brown will be placed on the auction block on the weekend of October 11-12. The lots include pieces of furniture, artwork, and numerous lots of mystery novels, many of which are by authors such as Frederic Brown or Anthony Boucher who also have a tie to science fiction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Locus Science Fiction Foundation. The auction is being managed by Clars Auction Gallery.

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Hodgson Papers to Eaton

Jane and Howard Frank have announced that they are donating their collection of papers by William Hope Hodgson to the Eaton Collection at University of Riverside. The collection once belonged to Sam Moskowitz and includes letters, photographs, and unpublished stories. An events supporting the donation will take place on April 16 and will include talks on Hodgson’s life and career.
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Editor Roundtable

A roundtable discussion on “The State of Short Fiction” will be held by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society at their clubhouse at 3310 East Baltimore Street on March 22 at 8:00. Moderated by Sarah Pinsker, the roundtable will consist of Clarkesworld editor Neil Clarke, Beneath Ceaseless Skies editor Scott H. Andrews, Daily Science Fiction editor Jonathan Landen, Escape Pod editor Norm Sherman, Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond editor Bill Campbell, and author Erica Satifka.

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Delany in Chicago

SF author and SFWA Grandmaster Samuel R. Delany will be presenting two lectures at the University of Chicago, the first will be a reading of his recent fiction on Friday, January 17 at 4:30 PM at Harper Hall 140. Two weeks later on January 31, he’ll return at the same time and room for a talk on “The Mirror and the Maze: Reflections on the Complexity of Writing.”

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