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*Deadline Extended* CfP: SFRA 2010

Proposal and Regular (non-late) registration deadlines have been extended to May 15. And in case you haven’t seen it yet, visit the conference website at www.sfra2010.ning.com. Rather than a static site, this year’s conference web presence is a social network[...]

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Chesley Awards to be announced at Renovation!

Chesley Awards to be announced at Renovation! Renovation The 69th World Science Fiction Convention RCFI PO Box 13278 Portland, OR 97213-0278 press@renovationsf.org www.renovationsf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, August 9, 2009 Reno – Renovation is pleased to announce that the 2011[...]

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Charles N. Brown, 1937-2009

A good friend to the IAFA and ICFA, Charles N. Brown has passed away. Here is the link to his obituary on Locus.[...]

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A Loss to the Association

On Saturday, June 27, ICFA founder, Bob Collins, passed away in his home at age 80 after an incredibly swift-moving battle with cancer. Thirty years ago, Bob, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, gambled that a mass mailing to university[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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 –[...]

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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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