Obituary: Mike Glicksohn

Hugo Award winning fanzine editor Mike Glicksohn (b.1946) died on March 18 after suffering a stroke. Glicksohn won the Hugo in 1973 for Energumen, published with his wife, Susan Wood Glicksohn. He also published the fanzine Xenium. A founding member of the Ontario Science Fiction Club, Glicksohn was fan Guest of Honor at multiple conventions, including Aussiecon in 1975.

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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Huff Added as WFC 2012 Special Guest

World Fantasy Con 2012 has announced the addition of Canadian fantasy author Tanya Huff as a Special Guest. Huff has published the Blood Ties series, the Wizard of the Grove series, the Confederation series, the Quarters series, and more. The 2012 convention will be held in Toronto, Canada from November 1 through 4. Huff will join Guests of Honor Elizabeth Hand, John Clute, Richard A. Kirk, and Gary Wolfe.

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Pontypool Screening

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.

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Toronto’s SpecFic Colloquium

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.

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