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It's official! I'm delighted to say that I'll be giving two hour-long talks at Loncon 3: The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention in London this summer. One will be with the Young Adult Track, "Millennials and Worlds Gone Wrong: Or, Why These Aren't Your Grandparents' YA Dystopias," and one will be with the Academic Track, "Sherlock Holmes and Science Fiction." It looks like I'll be on some terrific panels, as well. I'll post my schedule when I know it. (Special thanks to peadarog!)

I'd also like to offer my congratulations to my undergraduate and graduate students who were chosen to present their original research from this semester formally during Lenoir-Rhyne University's campus-wide SOURCE: Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression. Three cheers for Elena Margo Gould ("Black Elk's Syncretic Spirituality"), Angelia Bedford ("Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System"), Liz Goebelbecker ("Spirit for Sale"), and Leah Phillips ("A Study of How Euro-American Disease and Medicine Affected the Nebraska Winnebago Native"). Well done!

Some Kickstarters of interest:
- Edgar Allan Poe illustrated "Ravings of Love & Death" (Thanks to Diane!) This one ends today!
- The Miskatonic School for Girls: Holiday Break Expansion (Thanks to sittingduck1313!)
- Geek Theater: Anthology of Science Fiction & Fantasy Plays
- Star Wars Lightsabers from Science Fiction to Science Fact

Comments

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wellinghall
Apr. 15th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
And I'm not going to be there! *sniff*
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
Woe!!! :(
xjenavivex
Apr. 15th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
This is so cool for you. Also, congratulations to your students. Way to go them!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you on both counts!
whswhs
Apr. 15th, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
Charles Stross has just blogged about dystopian YA fiction and the historical circumstances that give rise to it. You might find it of interest, if you haven't seen it already.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the heads up! This is very useful indeed.
clara_posts
Apr. 15th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
Oooh. You're going to be in London!!!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to it. It's been years since I was there! Once I know my schedule a bit better, I plan to post and see if there's a chance of meeting friends in the area while I'm there. *looks in your direction hopefully*
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
Oooh, cool! Thanks for the link!
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