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I've known of this for a couple of months, but wasn't sure whether I was allowed to say anything. But now it's official: Ray Bradbury is going to be the special guest at the J. Lloyd Eaton Conference, "Chronicling Mars", at University of California Riverside in May 2008...

...and I hope to be there (for some of the conference, at least) to present a paper on Bradbury's Mars!

It's an academic conference for scholars of SF. Full details here:

http://library.ucr.edu/?l=news&article=540


- Phil

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First I've heard of this. I may try to get there as well. Thanks so much for flagging this!!!!!
 
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Go for it, Mr D! Propose a paper! The organiser of the conference is George Slusser, who (as I'm sure you know) is himself a scholar of Bradbury.

If you email me, I'll send you the abstract I sent in (which has been accepted).


- Phil

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Phil:

I just sent an email, and am looking forward to hearing back. I have already reached out to Dr. Slusser. We'll see what he says.

Very Best,

Mr. Dark/Eric
 
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Philnic, what great news! But you have to, on your way home, detour south to Sunrise, Florida to say hi!

If I were to have the werewithal I would love to attend as well. Will it be invitation only or is it open to SF fans?
 
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Mr D, I just replied to your email!

biplane1, I believe the conference is open to all. Most attendees will probably be academics rather than fans. I assume there will be a fee for attending the conference.


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Wherewithal is a good word.


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Phil: I got an okay to do the abstract by the 15th, with a paper to follow, so I'm working that up now. I'll send it to you when I'm done. Also, I've looked hide-n-hair for that book I mentioned. I can't find it anywhere. It is not in the place I normally keep it. I'll still nose around, and if I can remember the title I'll get that to you. It is not forgotten, it is lost. I'm afraid I may have sent if off to Half-Price Books (do they have those in England?)

Thanks again for flagging the conference. I had not heard of it at all until your post.
 
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Mr D, no problem about the book. I have a lengthy reading list to work through anyway. If the title or author occurs to you, let me know.

I just saw a message on the SF Research Association message list from someone else who is proposing an Eaton Conference paper. His paper is about (sentient?) Martian plant-life in SF!


- Phil

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wow Phil, talk about academia!
 
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Well, at least it's not a Star Trek convention (fun though those may be!). We at least know that Ray is real . . .
 
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More details on the conference now available at the conference website:

http://eatonconference.ucr.edu/index.php

Conference fee is $55 per day, or $110 for all three days.


- Phil

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On which day will our favourite Bradbury scholar from the UK be there?


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I'm not sure; they haven't published the schedule yet.


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Phil, last night I told Ray all about our favourite Bradbury scholar from the UK - how you run the best Bradbury Media site ever, how you'll be presenting a paper at the conference, etcetera, and he said to be sure to introduce you - he'd love to meet you.

So there you go!


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