SFRA 2009, Author Open Mike Night Announcement

I sent the following announcement about a new author “open mike night” slated for the SFRA 2009 Conference in Atlanta, GA to the SFRA Discussion List earlier this evening. If you’re an author, want to share your work, and will be in Atlanta mid-June, please read on for details on how to add your name to the hat:

SFRA welcomes authors to a special event at the 2009 SFRA Conference on “Engineering the Future” and “Southern-Fried Science Fiction” in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, June 12 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  The Author Open Mike Night hosted by the SFRA-SFWA liaison Edward Carmien is a new opportunity for authors to read from their work and offer books for sale to conference attendees.  Also, in the spirit of open mikes, we welcome authors to bring guests and invite their fans to attend the event.  If you are interested in joining us at the Hotel Midtown in Atlanta, send your name, contact information, and brief bio to the conference organizers Lisa Yaszek and Doug Davis at <> by May 15.  We will schedule readings in the Open Mike Night lineup on a first-come, first-served basis. Reply now to get in line!

We would also like to invite authors to participate in the full conference and guest author events.  If you are interested in attending panels, presenting a paper, organizing a panel discussion about writing, or joining in guest author events, you may send your proposal to <>, and then mail your registration form available at the official website <; along with the conference fee to the address on the form.

If you have any questions regarding the Author Open Mike Night or participating in the full SFRA Conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at <>.  See you in Atlanta!

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.