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Guy Gavriel Kay Interview

Guy Gavriel Kay is a Guest of Honor at our upcoming ICFA-30; so, it is fortunate timing that Alaya Dawn Johnson has conducted a recent interview. The link is here.

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CFP: Queering the Fantastic

Update: Queering the Fantastic Edited by Robin Anne Reid and Jes Battis New deadline for essays on specified topics (listed below) We have received a number of excellent proposals for this volume but would now like to solicit proposals for … Continue reading

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The Fantastic and MLA

For those of you attending MLA in ’07, this might be of interest: Modern Language Association — national conference in Chicago, December 2007 Panel number and title: #458. Science Fiction in the “Third” World Saturday, 29 December, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Michigan … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) is delighted that Doris Lessing, Guest of Honor at the 1989 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts and longtime IAFA friend, has been awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize … Continue reading

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WorldCon 2009

Congratulations to Montréal for winning the 2009 WorldCon bid [and I'm particularly thrilled as it's only a few hours drive away for me :-)]. Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, Montréal, Québec, will be held Thursday 6 August – … Continue reading

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Robert Jordan’s Passing

The death of Robert Jordan is making international headlines, so click on over to www.locusmag.com for the many links to obituaries that lament the loss of a key figure in the field of the fantastic.

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Hugo Awards Announcement

Locus Online has information pertaining to the recent Hugo Awards, including such winners as Vernor Vinge (our Guest of Honor for the upcoming ICFA-29), Tim Pratt, Robert Reed, and Julie Phillips. The link is here. For information on other awards, … Continue reading

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Alice Borchardt (1939-2007); Joe L. Hensley (1926-2007)

SFWorld.com has information pertaining to the recent passings of both Alice Borchardt (1939-2007) and Joe L. Hensley. The link is here.

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IAFA and Facebook

My involvement with Facebook is, to put it lightly, a bare minimum; however, Stacie Hanes has been so kind as to establish the IAFA on Facebook. So, for those facebookers (is that even a term? what is the term for … Continue reading

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Awards Information Update

Locus Online reports Ben Bova’s Titan is the winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel published in 2006 and Robert Charles Wilson’s “The Cartesian Theathre” is the winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for … Continue reading

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