Eaton Science Fiction Conference Focuses on Mars

mars.jpgAccording to Pat O’Brien of The Press-Enterprise, The Eaton Science Fiction Conference will be focusing on Mars when it is held in May 2008.

Word is that Ray Bradbury and Frederik Pohl will be there and, if technological details can be worked out, Sir Arthur C. Clarke will talk with them via teleconference from his home in Sri Lanka.

In addition to these old-school SF celebrities, other authors scheduled to attend include Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, David Brin, Ben Bova, Geoffrey Landis and Kim Stanley Robinson. Also, attendees will have access to the J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Utopian Literature, which has more than 100,000 books, 50,000 comic books and one of the largest anime collections.

In addition, the first Eaton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction will be handed out and UC students can participate in a short-story competition.

Eaton Science Fiction Conference

May 16-18, 2008

University of California, Riverside
(This event marks the first time in almost 10 years that the conference has been at UCR.)

Registration Info:
Discounted prices are available before April 14.
Full Conference: $110 (before)/$125 (after)
One Day: $55 (before)/$75 (after)
Students: $20 (before)/$25 (after)

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.