Dear ICFA attendees,
We regretfully announce that N.K. Jemisin will be unable to join us at the conference in two weeks due to the death of her mother. Nonetheless, we intend to honor and celebrate her work as planned, in addition to the fine work of our other guests, Steven Erikson and Edward James. We will feature seven panels that include papers discussing Jemisin’s work, including two focused exclusively on it. Her presence will thus be felt at the conference, although she is unable to come in person.
The conference will cancel only one event out of more than 150 total sessions, so while we will miss the opportunity to meet with and hear from N.K. Jemisin, we trust your conference experience will be an excellent one. I’m sure that you join us in sending our condolences to her during this difficult time.
President, IAFA Board of Directors