Current Research in Speculative Fiction, Liverpool, England, June 18, 2011

Earlier this year, I mentioned the call for papers for the Current Research in Speculative Fiction Postgraduate Conference at the University of Liverpool on June 18, 2011. They have settled on their program after having an enormous response from the speculative fiction community. They are no longer accepting papers, but you should consider attending if you will be in the neighborhood in June. If I could, I would certainly be there!

Details from the official CRSF Facebook Group:

Current Research in Speculative Fiction(CRSF) 2011:
“A Vampire, a Troll, and a Martian Walk Into a Bar…”
18th June 2011
Keynote Lectures from: Professor Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway, University of London), Mr Andy Sawyer (Science Fiction Foundation Collection Librarian; Director of MA in Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool)


We apologise but we can no longer accept any further papers for this conferences.

However, we still welcome delegates from all scopes of speculative fiction.
The conference carries a fee of £25 until April 30th 2011, after which time it will rise to £30, this fee includes refreshments and lunch. To pay this fee please go to and follow the links for Conferences and Events. Many thanks.

For further information, email the conference team at

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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 direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.