Saturday, October 24, 2009

AussieCon4: 68th World Science Fiction Convention

Have you heard? The World Science Fiction convention is to be held in dear old Melbs next year from September 2-6! The program will feature

major Australian and overseas authors, editors, agents, and other speakers. The program will have multiple streams. Program items will potentially contain subject matter such as young adult, science fiction, fantasy, horror, academic, TV shows, science, ecology, and other genre-related topics. Some items will feature more direct contact with industry professionals, such as kaffeeklatsches (small group gatherings with authors for a coffee and a chat), author readings, and signings.

Hurrah for YA authors and books! They haven't announced any YA stuff yet, but the guest of honour are Kim Stanley Robinson (author of the Mars trilogy), Robin Johnson, who is the chair of AussieCon, and Shaun Tan, award-winning artist. His collaboration with John Marsden on The Rabbits is gorgeous.

I think I might have to go.


  1. Oh, that sounds like a fun event! I wish they had invented teleportation already, so I could go!

  2. These sci-fi nerds never do anything so practical. All they want to do is write books!

  3. What i want to know is will Felica Day be there!!