Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Presenting at LOSCON 43!

I'll be presenting at LOSCON 43 this Thanksgiving weekend for the very first time, including topics of speculative poetry and our work with the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). If you're in the area, come on by!

The guests of honor include David Gerrold, Peri Charlifu, and Nick Smith.

Among the other confirmed presenters already confirmed: Barbara Hambly, Donald F. Glut, S. P. Hendrick, Larry Niven, Marv Wolfman, Jerry Pournelle, Geoffrey Mark, Bradford Lyau, Harry Turtledove, Brandon Easton, Eric Atkinson, Craig Miller, Gwendolyn Womack, Mel Gilden, Jaymee Goh, Tim Powers, Richard Foss, Thomas M. Sipos, Chris Butler, Victor Frost, Laura Frankos, Todd McCaffrey, Keith G. Kato, Tina Beychok, Joni Labaqui, Isabel Schechter, Genny Dazzo, Alfred Nash, David Raiklen, Elonda Castro, Maria Alexander, Gregory Benford, Joyce McCarthy, Gregg Castro, John DeChancie, Daryl G. Frazetti, John R Blaker, Laurie Tom, Larry Burch, Erika Ishii, Martin Young, Steven Barnes, and Tananarive Due.

In December 1975 the Los Angeles Science Fantasy prepared LA 2000, a special convention to celebrate the club's 2,000th meeting. The event was so enjoyable that it was repeated in 1976. At this time it moved to October to honor the club's anniversary and called itself LOSCON for the first time. It was held twice in 1977, the second that year being the first with an official guest of honor, Dr. Jerry Pournelle. By 1978 it had finally settled into an annual November affair, the Los Angeles Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Then starting with LOSCON 9 in 1982, the Thanksgiving weekend was chosen and became subsequently the traditional date.

See you there!

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