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SFWA Announces Honorees of the 2012 Solstice Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are pleased to announce Octavia Butler and John Clute as the recipients of the Solstice Awards for 2012. The Solstice Awards are granted to up to three persons, living or dead, who … Continue reading

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Connie Willis interviewed in SFWA

SFWA did an interview of last year’s ICFA guest of honor and this year’s Nebula Award winner! Take a look at the SFWA website.

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Zumba comes to ICFA

Karen Hellekson will be teaching zumba in Capri at 6:30a on Thu Mar 22, Fri Mar 23, and Sat Mar 24 in Capri at 6:30a. The class meets for an hour. Conference panel sessions begin at 8:30a. Pack your workout … Continue reading

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CFP: American Telefantasy

NETWORKING KNOWLEDGE CALL FOR PAPERS: AMERICAN TELEFANTASY Television schedules are currently rife with Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror programmes. Whereas the re-launched Doctor Who continues to lead the charge of contemporary British telefantasy (Merlin, Being Human, Misfits et al), US … Continue reading

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Heinlein Society Announces Two Undergraduate Scholarships for 2012

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce that for the 2012-2013 academic year we will be offering the first of many scholarships. There will be two $500 scholarships awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities majoring in … Continue reading

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Green Man/Wild Man and Children’s Culture CfP

This two-day multidisciplinary conference which takes place in Trinity College Dublin 20-21 July 2012, will explore the role of green man and wild man motifs in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s culture. From Puck to Captain Planet, the green man … Continue reading

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SFF Masterclass 2012 (application deadline 28th February)

The Science Fiction Foundation (SFF) will be holding the sixth annual Masterclass in sf criticism in 2012. Dates: June 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2012. Location: Middlesex University, London (the Hendon Campus, nearest underground, Hendon). Delegate costs will be £190 per person, … Continue reading

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Head of Film and Television Division

After three years of much-appreciated service as FTV Division Head, Jeffrey Weinstock is stepping aside to allow someone else the opportunity. The IAFA board, on behalf of the entire IAFA community, thanks Jeffrey for the hard work that he has … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for Preternature 2.2. Monstrophy: The Academic Study of Monsters

Monstrophy: The Academic Study of Monsters ”Monstrophy” is a term referring to the academic study of monsters as representational and conceptual categories, which has gained recent currency in several related fields of study (literary and cultural history, sociological theories of identity and difference, et al.), … Continue reading

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CfP: Science Fiction Across Media (located in Sweden)

Science Fiction Across Media: Alternative Histories, Alien Futures Umeå University, Sweden April 23-24, 2012 Science fiction is becoming a mainstream and increasingly popular genre in fiction and film, as demonstrated by recent novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Michel Houellebecq, Junot Diaz … Continue reading

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