International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts 2010

Beginning today, the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts holds their 31st conference in Sunny Florida on the topic: Race and the Fantastic. I wish I could be there this year, but I have my exams to worry over. I particularly miss having an opportunity to speak with Nalo Hopkinson again now that I’ve had a chance to read some of her works. I first met her at the SFRA conference in White Plains, New York, which was also my first real conference. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much to talk about then, because I was in a Campbellian continuum of mid-century SF. However, she was very kind to speak with me, and I enjoyed listening in to the larger conversation. Thankfully, I have since broadened and enjoyed a great deal more of science fiction as a result of that meeting.

<Waves to everyone by the pool!>

And a reminder: the Science Fiction Research Association 2010 Conference will be held in Carefree, Arizona on June 24-27, 2010 with the theme, “Far Stars and Tin Stars: Science Fiction and the Frontier.” Find out all of the details at the official conference site here or on the organization’s site here.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

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