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* I'm delighted to say it's official: I'll be giving an hour-long academic presentation on "Sherlock Holmes and Science Fiction" at Loncon 3: The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention in London this summer. (It's the perfect year for returning to London, as it's the 160th birthday of Mr. Holmes!) It looks like I'll be on some terrific panels, as well. I'll post my schedule when I know it.

* Speaking of Sherlock Holmes: "One Fixed Point: Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, and the British Imagination." (Thanks to cookiefleck!)

* Check out the latest experience from StarShipSofa: The Sofanauts! You're invited! "Do you travel extensively to meet and hear the great creators of science fiction or wish that you could? Now you don’t have to do so! The Sofanauts will bring highly respected and sought-after guests directly to you for video talks and chats. Hear and interact with SF legends and rising stars from the comfort of your own home!"


Last but not least, here are several Calls for Papers that may be of interest:
* "Doctor Who: Twelfth Night" (book collection)
* "The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Phenomena" (book collection)
* "Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity" (book collection)
* "New Approaches to the Jazz Age" (book collection)
* "Digital Games and Interactive Media" (journal special issue)
* "The Classical Canon and/as Transformative Work" (journal special issue)
* "Privacy and Dataveillance" (journal special issue)
* "Queens of Crime" (conference)


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Jan. 25th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Wonderful, I will be in London this summer! The possibility of attending your presentation has made my day.
Jan. 31st, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, how exciting! I'd love to get to meet you in person!
Jan. 25th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
Do come to our Bujold conference in Cambridge on 20th August! Scheduled to work for people travelling over to WorldCon! See my journal entry:
Jan. 31st, 2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
I want to so much - it sounds fantastic! I'm currently wrestling with my schedule to see what I can make happen. I'll already be missing the beginning of the semester thanks to Worldcon... augh! I haven't given up, though. *fingers and toes crossed*
Feb. 3rd, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
I really hope you can. If you're here for WorldCon, you'll already be on the right side of the Pond!
Jan. 26th, 2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
Ever wish that El Santo had gone up against the minions of Cthulhu? Cthulhu Helper is coming in Luchador Board Game flavor.

Jan. 31st, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
LOL! So clever. What will they think of next? Great stuff!
Jan. 27th, 2014 09:28 am (UTC)
Jan. 31st, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so excited about this con, it's ridiculous.
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