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Eaton Conference

David and I will both be appearing at the Eaton Conference at the end of next week, which is being held at the Science Fiction Museum at Seattle Center:

UC Riverside Libraries and The Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame Team Up for Conference on Science Fiction

Conference to be Held May 5, 6 and 7 in Seattle in Connection with Science Fiction Hall of Fame Induction The University of California, Riverside Libraries, which house The J. Lloyd Eaton Collection, the world’s most extensive science fiction and fantasy collection, joins The Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame in Seattle to present "Inventing the 21st Century: Many Worlds, Many Histories" on May 5, 6 and 7 in Seattle. The conference will be held at the same time as the museum’s first ever Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday, May 6, which will honor film director Steven Spielberg, author Philip K. Dick, artist Chesley Bonestell and animator Ray Harryhausen. Eaton Conference attendees will have the opportunity to register before the general public. Speakers this year include Gregory Benford, Howard Hendrix, Joseph Miller, Eric Rabkin, George Slusser, Stanley Schmidt, Greg Bear, Eileen Gunn and Alan Shapiro, with David Hartwell delivering the Frank McConnell Memorial Lecture.

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If you follow the link, there is a schedule of events. There are two versions of the schedule circulating, one in which David gives his keynote speech at the beginning of the conference; one in which he gives it at the end. I'm supposed to serve on a panel at some point, but so far panel descriptions are limited to the word "panel."

I've been to an Eaton conference or two before, and the material is much meatier than what you tend to get on panels at your average SF convention, so if you live in the Seattle area, be sure to attend.