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July - December 1998

2-3 July 98
Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith will teach a two-day writing workshop, the Kris & Dean Show, July 2-3, 1998, in Indianapolis, Indiana, in connection with this year's InConJunction convention. Info: c/o InConJunction, Circle of Janus, PO Box 19776, Indianapolis IN 46219.

4 July 98
The Fantasy Literature Day is being held on Saturday July 4th at the Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk. There will be an exhibition and display of artwork by John Sullivan from 10-5 which is free, and talks by 'Jonathan Wylie' at 11 and Maggie Furey at 2. Both the talks will have question and answer sessions and time for book-signing. Tickets will be £4.00 for non-members of the Suffolk Book League and £2.50 for members, with a double ticket for both talks costing £6.00 for non-members and £4.00 for members. Refreshments and ploughmans lunches will be available at the venue. Tickets are bookable in advance from the Box Office, 01473 -215544. There is an excellent park-and-ride scheme operating from the A12/A14 junction just outside Ipswich. Information: Kay McElhinney.

10 July 98
The Campbell Conference, with presentation of the John W. Campbell and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards, will be held at the University of Kansas Alumni Center on July 10, 1998. Ceremonies will include the induction of four new members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. (See Data File page for details.) The Campbell Conference costs $15 to attend, with the awards dinner $25. It is not necessary to attend both events. Checks payable to the Center for the Study of Science Fiction should be sent to Professor James Gunn, English Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045. (913) 864-3380.

July 98
July events associated with Clarion 1998 include these readings and signings: The Archives Book Shop in East Lansing MI (starting 7 p.m.): Maureen McHugh, July 9; James Patrick Kelly & Nancy Kress, July 16; Schuler Books, Okemos MI (7:30 p.m.): Nancy Kress, July 21. Another event is an illustrated lecture, ''The History of Hell'', by Playboy fiction editor Alice K. Turner, July 6 at VanHoosen Hall, Michigan State, East Lansing MI, 7 p.m. For information, call Lister Matheson at MSU, (517) 355-9598.

19 July 98
Frank Kelly Freas will give a talk on his career in space and science fiction illustration, accompanied by an exhibition of his works, at the July 19th, 1998 meeting of OASIS, a local chapter of the National Space Society at SpacePlex in the Fallbrook Mall in West Hills, California on Sunday July 19th. Mr. Freas is a Lifetime Member of the Society's former association, the L-5 Society.

29 July 98
Robert Forward appears on a panel addressing ''Voyage to the Stars: Flight or Fancy?'' at the Ramo Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, 7:30 p.m. The panel is moderated by Andre Bormanis, writer and consultant for Star Trek, and also includes Louis Friedman of The Planetary Society and Henry Harris of JPL. Admission is free but seating is limited.

This summer
Giant Steps, an ''apopcalyptic comedy for the world wide web'' by David Argent and Guy Hassan, is being posted in eight parts this summer. The first episode, ''The Harvest Season'', is now available. The program is a RealAudio multimedia narrative starring Rupert Bates, Christopher Brand, and Max Digby.

20 - 29 August 98
A stage production in Melbourne, Australia, of Terry Pratchett's Mort: ''Death. Romance. Wizards. Curry. Yes, it could only be a production of Terry Pratchett's MORT, following hot on the heels of PerfoRMIT's MEN AT ARMS earlier this year. The Whitley and Ridley Theatre Society (WARTS) invites you to enjoy Stephen Briggs' adaptation of one of pTerry's most loved books at the Gordon Masonic Halls in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.'' Further information:

26 August 98
A live reading of a radio play adaptation of Ed Bryant's story ''Sad Lost Love at the Diner of the Damned'' will be held at 7 p.m. at the Community Room of the Merritt Memorial Methodist Church, 2246 Irving St., Denver, CO. The event is part of the STORIES FOR ALL SEASONS series held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Participants tentatively include Trey R. Barker, author of the radio adaptation, Dan Simmons, and Melanie Tem. Information: Trey Barker or Melanie Tem.

28 Sep - 2 Oct 98
VIABLE PARADISE II: SF on Martha's Vineyard Writers' Workshop will be conducted Sept 28th through Oct 2nd, 1998. Faculty includes Lawrence Watt-Evans, Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. Tuition is $295, with enrollment limited to 20. Deadline for application/ms submission: June 15, 1998. There is also a convention the weekend following the workshop (see listings). For information or application, write Viable Paradise, General Delivery, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557; or send email to; or visit the website at
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