Glastonbury Conference for the Fantastic in Literature

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.

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Alt.Fiction Spring Writing Weekend

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.

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2011 Science Fiction Hall of Fame Class

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
  • Moebius

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SF Exhibit at British Library

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.

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Ray Capella Exhibit

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.

Hitchhiker Reading

The Strathclyde Theatre Group with the Radio Theatre Group will present a reading of the Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy radio scripts from March 24 through April 2 at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are Mon – Tues £7/4, Wed – Sat £10/7. The event will occur at the Ramshorn Theatre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

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International Steampunk City

The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation will be hosting the International Steampunk City the weekend of May 6-8, 2011. The event will take place at various locations through the city of Waltham, Massachusetts, artwork, street theatre, and exhibits.

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One Book, One City: Chicago Chooses Gaiman

Chicago’s One Book, One City program has selected to read Neil Gaiman’s 2003 novel Neverwhere for its Spring 2011 choice. The Chicago Public Library chooses two books a year and this Fall’s selection will mark the program’s tenth anniversary. The program includes book discussions, public programs, a script reading of last year’s dramatic production of the play, and Gaiman will speak in Chicago on April 12 and 13.

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Toronto SpecFic Colloquium

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series will sponsor the second Toronto SpecFic Colloquium on October 15 at the Toronto Underground Cinema, located at 186 Spadina Avenue. This year’s one-day event will focus on the theme Modern Mythologies and will feature Mike Carey. There will also be a round-table discussion on the state of the field.

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Close Encounters in Rahway

Arts Guild New Jersey will be hosting an art exhibit entitled Close Encounters from January 30 through March 3. The exhibit features artwork by Madeleine Bliss, Liz Brown, Derek Buckner, Brian Scott Campbell, Ernest Concepcion, Jason Leinwand, Keary Rosen, and Diane Whitebay as well as a radio broadcast of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds from Oct. 30, 1938. Arts Guild New Jersey is located at 1670 Irving Street in Rahway.

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