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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Graham Joyce to give keynote at Writing Industries Conference 2010, WIC 2010

Writing Industries Conference 2010
Saturday 6th March 2010, Loughborough University
A Literature Network, Writing East Midlands and Loughborough University project.

Twitter #wic2010

I'm not sure I can distinguish my festivals from my conferences but for those who can we have a new thread and it starts with news of a popular author who has had 4 stories in IZ.


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Amazing, Fantastic, Weird: Science Fiction Studies in Texas, Symposium April 15, 2010

A symposium taking place on the Texas A&M Campus. Locals are requested to 'please stop by!'

Cushing Memorial Library & Archives to Host Science Fiction Symposium on April 15 2010

Cushing Memorial Library & Archives will host both local and visiting scholars of the fantastic in a science fiction studies symposium on April 15 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Following on the heels of the popular exhibit, “One Hundred Years Hence: Science Fiction & Fantasy at Texas A&M,” which opened this past March, “Amazing, Fantastic, Weird: Science Fiction Studies in Texas” will feature nine speakers discussing such topics as race in science fiction fandom, the roles and rhetoric of fan fiction, pulp magazines, Islamic and Hispanic science fiction, and more.

“Amazing, Fantastic, Weird: Science Fiction Studies in Texas” will take place in the Mayo-Thomas Room of Cushing Library. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Cait Coker at 979-845-1951.

Draft program as follows:

April 15, 1-5 pm in Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
1pm: Welcome and Introductions
Aspects of the Genre
1:10: Islam in Science Fiction, Rebecca Hankins
1:30: Hispanic Science Fiction, Anton DuPlessis
1:50: Q&A
Media Matters
2:00: Science Fiction and Pulps, Nicole DuPlessis
2:20: Apocalypse and Animation, Lyndsey Raney
2:40: Q&A
2:50: Short Break
Science Fiction Fandom I: Race
3:00: Color Blind Racism in Fandom, Robin Reid
3:20: Race and Fandom, Sarah Gatson
3:40: Q&A
Science Fiction Fandom II: Theory & Literatures
3:50: Textual Liberation and the Politics of Fan Works, Cait Coker
4:10: The Rhetoric of Star Trek Kink Memes, Amanda Wall
4:30: Willing Freshies: Blood, Sex, and Vampires in Moonlight and
Related Fan Fiction, Candace Benefiel
4:50: Q&A/Conclusion

Catherine Coker, MLS, Certified Archivist
Assistant Professor of Library Science
Coordinator of Research Services
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
Texas A&M University
ccoker (at) lib-gw.tamu.edu


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