SF Conference at McMaster University

sf-interdisciplinary-genre-poster-400“Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre” is the title of a scholarly conference being held September 13-15 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The event honors Robert J. Sawyer’s archival donation to the University Library Collections.

In addition to Sawyer himself, special guests of the conference will be Order of Canada member John Robert Colombo, Aurora Award-winning author Julie E. Czerneda, Hugo Award-winning editor David G. Hartwell, Aurora Award-winning author Élisabeth Vonarburg, Hugo Award-winning author Robert Charles Wilson, and Chris Szego of Bakka Phoenix Books.

The tentative program schedule is here.

The Facebook event page is here.

More about the conference is here.

Sawyer is delighted to know that in making this donation he will be joining a distinguished company:

My archives will be housed and displayed alongside McMaster’s massive collection of Bertrand Russell material, its large H.G. Wells collection, and its extensive archival holdings in Canadian literature, including the papers of Pierre Berton, John Robert Colombo, Margaret Laurence, Farley Mowat, and publisher Jack McClelland.