Immigration and Science Fiction Panel at SFRA 2010, Review by Karen Hellekson

Over at the Official Blog of the Western Literature Association, Karen Hellekson wrote a wonderful review and commentary of the Immigration and Science Fiction Panel that Y and I participated in at the Science Fiction Research Association meeting in Carefree, Arizona this past Summer. You can read her response to the panel here. I wroteContinue reading “Immigration and Science Fiction Panel at SFRA 2010, Review by Karen Hellekson”

SFRA 2010, Wrap-Up

You may find links to all of my separate reports on SFRA 2010 below. Unfortunately, my reporting is limited to Saturday and Sunday, because Yufang and I were delayed in arriving on time (details here). If you blogged SFRA 2010, please email me or post a link to your blog in the comments. SFRA 2010,Continue reading “SFRA 2010, Wrap-Up”

SFRA 2010, Sunday, Business Meeting

The last meeting of SFRA 2010 in Carefree, Arizona was the Sunday morning business meeting. Above, the Executive Committee from left to right: Mack Hassler, Treasurer, Lisa Yaszek, President, Ritch Calvin, Vice President, Patrick Sharp, Secretary, and Adam Frisch, Immediate Past President. At the meeting, the main points of discussion involved conferences, membership, and joiningContinue reading “SFRA 2010, Sunday, Business Meeting”

SFRA 2010, Saturday, Closing Reception

SFRA members wrapped up the conference with hobnobbing and merrymaking at the closing reception. The kitchen was the hot spot of intense conversations. Art Evans and Jari Kakela share a conversation. Craig Jacobsen, SFRA 2010 in Carefree, Arizona Host, and Pawel Frelik, SFRA 2011 in Lublin, Poland Host. All that remained for SFRA 2010 wasContinue reading “SFRA 2010, Saturday, Closing Reception”

SFRA 2010, Saturday, Awards Banquet

On Saturday evening as the temperature descended from 114 degrees, everyone converged on the Carefree Opera House pictured above for the prebanquet reception and awards banquet. The reception inside the western themed (and air conditioned) opera house was a pleasant beginning to the evening. SFRA members mingled and chatted over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Then,Continue reading “SFRA 2010, Saturday, Awards Banquet”

SFRA 2010, Saturday, SF and Colonialism Panel

My last official duty of SFRA 2010 was to moderate the SF and Colonialism panel. Gerry Canavan couldn’t make it to the conference, so the panel was made up of by friend Jason Embry (pictured above in center) and first time SFRAer Joshua Ramsey (pictured above on right). With fewer panelists and hearing the panelistsContinue reading “SFRA 2010, Saturday, SF and Colonialism Panel”

SFRA 2010, More Wrap-Up Reporting Tomorrow

I had hoped to finish my writeup of the conference today, but the remainder will have to wait until tomorrow. It is now time for sleep. I will also post a link to the photos that I took of the conference on Flickr in full resolution glory and send it out to the email list,Continue reading “SFRA 2010, More Wrap-Up Reporting Tomorrow”

SFRA 2010, Saturday, Roundtable on Immigration, Alienation, and Arizona SB 1070

The second session for Yufang and I was the roundtable on Immigration, Alienation, and Arizona SB 1070. We volunteered to be a part of the roundtable, because we had strong opinions about Arizona’s recent immigration and anti-ethnic studies legislations. Also as the SFRA Publicity Director, I had drafted the organization’s statement, in consultation and approvalContinue reading “SFRA 2010, Saturday, Roundtable on Immigration, Alienation, and Arizona SB 1070”

SFRA 2010, Saturday, Avatar and Empire

Saturday, June 26, was Yufang’s and my big day at SFRA 2010. We missed the first part of the conference, because we were called to the Cleveland branch of USCIS for Yufang’s green card interview. Luckily, we arrived in time for the last full day of the conference and Craig was nice to arrange theContinue reading “SFRA 2010, Saturday, Avatar and Empire”