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Kit Reed by Gary K. Wolfe

Kit Reed  by Gary K. Wolfe When Kit Reed first attended ICFA in 2009, together with her husband Joe, not everyone immediately knew who she was. David Hartwell, himself a legendary editor of science fiction and fantasy who served on … Continue reading

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ICFA’s Permanent Special Guest: Brian Aldiss by Gary K. Wolfe

Brian Aldiss’s 1995 essay collection The Detached Retina carries a dedication to “my esteemed friends of the IAFA team,” and he goes on to name more than a dozen individuals, many of whom are still ICFA regulars or past officers. … Continue reading

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Brian Aldiss

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our Special Guest Emeritus, Brian Aldiss. Brian was a longtime friend of the IAFA and a giant in the field. He authored over 80 books, edited 40 anthologies, and was … Continue reading

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Roger Schlobin and the IAFA: A Remembrance by C.W. Sullivan III

Roger Schlobin and the IAFA: A Remembrance C.W. Sullivan III In 1978, I attended and read a paper at the “International Symposium on Creatures of Legend” in Omaha, Nebraska. It was there that I saw, on a sheet of paper … Continue reading

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Roger C. Schlobin

We are saddened to hear of the death of the IAFA’s second President, Roger C. Schlobin. Roger had not attended the conference in several years, but he was instrumental in both founding the ICFA and preserving it through its early … Continue reading

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“What still is the look of things”: A Reflection on Michael M. Levy By Judith Collins

“What still is the look of things”: A Reflection on Michael M. Levy By Judith Collins I first saw the name Michael M. Levy in June of 1985.  It appeared at the top of a type-written book review, possibly of … Continue reading

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Michael Levy

We are deeply saddened to learn of Michael Levy’s passing. Mike was a respected and loved scholar, colleague, mentor, past IAFA President, and above all, friend. Please join us in offering our deepest condolences to Mike’s family and friends during … Continue reading

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David G. Hartwell: 1941-2016

David G. Hartwell, who would have turned 75 this summer, attended his first ICFA in Boca Raton in 1984—only the fifth conference—and immediately earned his place in conference folklore when he and Justin Leiber (Fritz’s son; they were both guests … Continue reading

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A Collection of Community Rememberances for Jay Lake

The announcement of Jay’s passing came this morning from his family on his own blog, here. There is an in memoriam post at Tor.com, here, and Cheryl Morgan remembers Jay here. Find more information about the film Lakeside, which follows … Continue reading

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Radu Florescu, Dracula Scholar and Historian has Died at 88

Past ICFA attendee, Dracula scholar, and Romanian historian Radu Florescu has died. More information is available here.

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