Monday, 23 February 2009

Extraordinary Voyages - Jules Verne and Beyond

Some time ago, I posted about the up-coming 2009 Eaton Science Fiction Conference, to be held at the University of California Riverside between 30 April and 3 May, 2009.

The keynote speaker of the conference is that scion of SF, Frederik Pohl, who is to receive the Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award. More pertinent to 'punks and 'punkettes, however, are the Steampunk sessions, Steampunk Verne and Steampunk after Verne, along with the presence of those Stempunk Leviathans Greg Bear, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Tim Powers, Rudy Rucker, Jeff VanderMeer, and Ann VanderMeer on the Steampunk and Extraordinary Voyages panel.

Whilst unfortunately unable to attend this exciting event, I will be keeping my eyes and ears open for any news, information, papers, or other media which may be forthcoming.

The programme may be found here, where you will find details of papers and presentations on topics as varied as Hollow Earth Theory and Mole Men to Michel Verne and film, Magritte and Verne to Warlords of the Air and Thomas Pynchon. Please, visit the site, and, if you are able to attend this serious but enjoyable academic conference, contact the organisers.


HildeKitten said...

I still wish I could go to that!

Dr Damon Molinarius said...

Me too - it gets more exciting every time I see an update. Hopefully, I'll be able to source some of the papers/feedback, and let the Lounge know!

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