CSFFA Hall of Fame

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The male face represents the field of Fantasy with elements of Bacchus, Loki and the Green Man in the wild look and secretive, ironic smile. His helmet is the Knight’s helmet of Classical Fantasy. His wild face reminds us of not only the myths and legends that underlie all literature but also of dark fantasy and all of its eldritch children.
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The female face is timeless, a homage to the sub-genre of Time Travel. Her helmet is a retro space helmet, referencing the traditional role of Space in Science Fiction. The retro helmet is also a bow to the sub-genre of Steam Punk, a part of the growing field of Alternate History.

Have you nominated your choice for this year’s addition to the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association’s Hall of Fame?

http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/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.

May 31st Meeting

Book sale 2May 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, 😉

Check our photo galleries for images of previous book sales.

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.

 

May 31 Meeting

Book & Garage Sale, starts at noon  Prices for books start at 3 paperbacks for a dollar, special deals on series and bulk purchases.

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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…. 

flying carThose 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.

Tribute to Glen Larson: A discussion of Glen Larson’s works Battlestar(Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., etc)  and his legacy, moderated by Keith Braithwaite.

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

Congrès Boréal May 8-10

Boreal 2Congrès Boréal is at the Espresso hotel this weekend.

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.

100 Talents looking for artists

If this interests you, please contact Adeline directly. Don’t contact MonSFFA, we’re just the messengers!

Name: Adeline Lamarre
Email: ecarlate50@hotmail.com
Website: http://100talents.blogspot.ca/p/blog-page_6.html

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.