Daniel Abraham and Carrie Vaughn will be the guests of honor at the 36th annual Jack Williamson Lecture, to be held March 29-30 at Eastern New Mexico University. This year’s theme is Urban Fantasy. All events except the luncheon are free.
Daniel Abraham writes epic fantasy set on other worlds (The Long Price Quartet and The Dagger and the Coin series) and as “MLN Hanover” he writes urban fantasy set in something very like our world (The Black Sun’s Daughter series.)
Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of the “Kitty Norville” series (the 10th novel, Kitty Steals the Show is due Spring 2012).
Connie Willis, Misstress of Ceremonies for the event, is herself fresh from winning the Nebula and Hugo Awards for the newest novel in her Oxford time travel series (published as two volumes: Blackout and All Clear).
See the schedule and full press release following the jump.
Still available from Haffner Press is Thirty-Five Years of the Jack Williamson Lectureship, a collection of transcribed speeches and presentations by a variety of Lectureship guests since its beginning.
[Thanks to Stephen Haffner for the story.]
The 36th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
Eastern New Mexico University
The 36th Annual Williamson Lectureship on March 29-30 will offer something for everyone interested in science fiction and fantasy. This year’s theme is URBAN FANTASY. All events except the luncheon are free.
Guests of Honor:
Daniel Abraham writes epic fantasy set other worlds (THE LONG PRICE QUARTET and THE DAGGER AND THE COIN series); as “MLN Hanover” he writes urban fantasy set in something very like our world (THE BLACK SUN’S DAUGHTER series), and recently collaborated with Ty Franck as “James S. A. Corey” on LEVIATHAN WAKES, the first book in a new series, THE EXPANSE.
Carrie Vaughn is is the New York Times bestselling author of the “Kitty Norville” series (the 10th novel, KITTY STEALS THE SHOW, is due Spring 2012) and standalone novels such as AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE and STEEL and the 2011 collection, KITTY’S GREATEST HITS.
Mistress of Ceremonies:
Connie Willis has received 11 Hugo Awards, 11 Locus Poll Awards and 8 Nebula Awards and has written many short stories and novels including DOOMSDAY BOOK, PASSAGE, and BELLWEATHER. The newest novel in her Oxford time travel series (published in two volumes: BLACKOUT and ALL CLEAR) won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards.
Schedule of Events
• Thursday, March 29, 2012, 6 p.m., JWLA 112
Writers’ Reading (Carrie Vaughn, Daniel Abraham)
• Friday, March 30, 2012 Readings and Q&A with Writers, Campus Union Sandia Room, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
• Lectureship Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. Campus Union Ballroom
• SF/Fantasy Panels, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Golden Library Special Collections
For more information and luncheon reservations (by March 28, 2012) call 575.562.2315 or visit www.enmu.edu/williamson-lectureship