Thanks to the generosity of the Institute of Classical Studies and the Hellenic Society, we are able to offer a small number of bursaries to reimburse the cost of travel to and from the conference within the UK for students currently enrolled on a postgraduate degree programme. To enter into competition for this bursary, please complete this application. Applications are due by Friday, the 7th of June.
We regret to announce that, due to personal reasons, Catherynne M. Valente is no longer able to attend the 2013 Science Fiction Foundation Conference. We thank Catherynne for her support of the event.
We are delighted to announce that Sophia McDougall, author of the Romanitas trilogy, has accepted our invitation to be a guest at the conference.
Details of registration and accommodation options will be available here very soon.
There’s still time to sign up for the 2013 Science Fiction Masterclass in SF Criticism, which follows directly on from the conference. Applications close on 28 February.
Hi. Conference acceptances are starting to go out, but it may be a couple of days before they’re all done, so please be patient. Sorry that this has taken so long.
Call for Applications for:
Science Fiction Foundation SF Criticism Masterclass 2013
2nd thru 4th July 2013.
The Science Fiction Foundation (SFF) will be holding the seventh annual masterclass in sf criticism in 2013.
Location: The University of Liverpool.
Class leaders: Nick Lowe (author of the long running ‘Mutant Popcorn’ column in Interzone); Graham Sleight (Editor of Foundation, and managing editor for the Hugo Award Winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction); and Catherynne M. Valente, author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and participant in the Hugo Award winning SF Squeecast.
Accommodation: this is not provided but Andy Sawyer (A.P.Sawyer@liverpool.ac.uk is able to assist, and if you have attended the conference (see below) you may wish to stay on.
To apply, please send: a piece of critical writing (between one and five thousand words), and a short cv and bio to email@example.com
Hi! We’ve created a blog for our conference Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space. You can read what the conference is about here.
We’ve had a lot of very interesting submissions, but there’s still just time to submit a proposal. Send your 300-word proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between now and the conference we’ll be publishing more news about the event here.
We invite proposals for papers (20 minutes plus discussion) or themed panels of three or four papers from a wide range of disciplines (including Science Fiction, Classical Reception and Literature), from academics, students, fans, and anyone else interested, on any aspect of the interaction between the Classical world of Greece and Rome (including post-Roman Britain and the Byzantine empire) and science fiction, fantasy and horror. We are looking for papers on Classical elements in modern (post-1800) examples of the Fantastika, and on science fictional or fantastic elements in Classical literature. We are particularly interested in papers addressing literary science fiction or fantasy, where we feel investigations of the interaction with the ancient world are relatively rare. But we also welcome papers on film, television, radio, comics, games, or fan culture.
Please send proposals to email@example.com, to arrive by 30 September 2012. Paper proposals should be no more than 300 words. Themed panels should also include an introduction to the panel, of no more than 300 words. Please include the name of the author/panel convener, and