Joël passed away last night after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A huge loss to our fandom. I don’t have the words, so will pass you on to the team at Solaris:
Have you nominated your choice for this year’s addition to the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association’s Hall of Fame?
The two back-to-back faces are in the spirit of Janus, Roman God of doorways, of decisions and of beginnings and endings. They look forward to the future, as much of Science Fiction always has, and back to the past, which is the home of most of Fantasy.
Street closures, again. 🙁
There is a map of the bike routes here: http://www.veloquebec.info/en/govelo/The-Tour-de-Ile-de-Montreal
Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1-800-567-8356
Press for 9 for service in English, and some other number for transportation, and a nice gentleman will tell you how to get into town for our meeting.
May Impulse is now on line! Enjoy!
May 31st meeting starts EARLY–we begin setting up the book sale at 10 AM, and sales begin by noon. Volunteers get first crack at the books. Also, if you have a few items you would like to sell or auction, bring them in, too. We’ll be glad to help you de-clutter for a small cut of the profits, 😉
Scroll down a bit for details regarding the book sale.
Click here, for details regarding the rest of the meeting day which is open to the public. Bring your friends! We will be discussing Glen Larson and there will be a presentation on some of the wilder predictions of the future.
Book & Garage Sale, starts at noon Prices for books start at 3 paperbacks for a dollar, special deals on series and bulk purchases.
Also, a chance to de-clutter your home — bring in SFF stuff you would like to see off to a good home. Set a price, or silent auction, make some money to buy more books….
Those Early Futures, Sylvain St-Pierre & Danny Sichel: We know that predictions about future living are often off the mark, but that is to be expected and should not be judged too harshly. Still some of the earliest forecasts were REALLY weird by our standards.
There is a nice audio tribute here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcpBuuAZgf0
Charges of plagiarism have been made against him, justified or not? For a less than glowing review of Larson’s work, click https://www.sfsite.com/gary/lars01.htm
GoH are: Natasha Beaulieu, Patrice Cazeault, Sébastien Chartrand, Esther Rochon, Patrick Senécal, Jo Walton
Panellists include a veritable who’s who of Québec authors, editors, artists, and publishers.
The Aurora Award for best novel written in French is awarded in conjunction with the Prix Boréal.
The following events are FREE:
Vendredi : ouverture en soirée à la Maison des écrivains de l’UNEQ (3492, avenue Laval) de 18 h 30 à 21 h
Samedi : lecture de Sébastien Chartrand (salle Gatineau, hôtel Espresso, 1005, rue Guy) de 11 h à 12 h (avec le soutien de l’UNEQ)
Concours de la meilleure formule (salle Saint-François, hôtel Espresso, 1005, rue Guy) de 13 h à 14 h (dans le cadre des 24 heures de science)
Lecture d’Esther Rochon (salle Nicolet, hôtel Espresso, 1005, rue Guy) de 19 h à 20 h (avec le soutien de l’UNEQ)
Dimanche : lecture de Natasha Beaulieu (salle Gatineau), hôtel Espresso, 1005, rue Guy) de 11 h à 12 h (avec le soutien de l’UNEQ)
Nota Bene : Les activités en accès libre ne donnent pas accès au reste du congrès.
If this interests you, please contact Adeline directly. Don’t contact MonSFFA, we’re just the messengers!
Name: Adeline Lamarre
I’m contacting you because we are making a collective art exhibition with outer space thematic. We are looking for artists who would have some pieces to submit related to science-fiction.
We thought there might be such artists among you.
We would highly appreciate if you could spread the word around you or publish our call for submission on your blog.