Friday, February 15, 2019


In case you missed it, so you don't:

Hey readers! A lot going on, a lot coming up!

Recent Recaps:
  • Maria Dhavana Headley talks The Mere Wife & Beowulf at Northwestern.
  • Nisi Shawl talks about Octavia Butler at the Woodson Library.
  • Still need to write it up, but just caught a great talk from Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff up at Northwestern, on the "History, Context, and Relevance of Reproductive Dystopias".
Upcoming Talks & Events:
Tons of stuff coming up, thanks especially (but not exclusively) to CPL's One Book One Chicago (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) and Northwestern's One Book One Northwestern (The Handmaid's Tale).
  • Capricon (one of Chicago's main SF cons) is happening right now, running through this weekend! Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant) is the Guest of Honor.
  • Sun. 2/17: Charlie Jane Anders (All The Birds in the Sky, The City in The Middle of The Night) @ Anderson's Naperville.
  • Thur. 21/21: Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, How To Invent Everything, Adventure Time) @ the Harold Washington Library.
  • Fri. 2/22: Maryse Meijer (Rag) @ 57th Street Books.
  • Sat. 2/23: Ytasha Womack (Afrofuturist scholar) @ Bezazian Library.
  • Mon. 2/25: The Golden Age of Science Fiction with Alec Nevala-Lee and Gary K. Wolfe @ Blackstone Library.
  • Thur. 2/28: The Handmaid's Tale: Three Literary Perspectives @ Northwestern City Campus.
  • Thur. 3/7: Spring edition of Deep Dish! Don't have the lineup yet, but this has been shaping up to be the premier SF/F reading event in Chicago.
  • Sat. 3/9: The Chicago Nerd Social Club's 8th Annual Almost Pi(e) Day @ Open Books!
  • Fri. 3/15: Jonathan Lethem & Stacie Williams @ the American Writers Museum.
  • Fri. 3/22-Sun. 3/23: C2E2 is Chicago's biggest nerdy thing; has an unusually strong writerly guest roster this year.
  • We're also not too far away from the DePaul Pop Culture Conference's "Celebration of Disney".
  • And, before too long, Wiscon will be upon us!
Book Clubs!

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