Diversicon 27

July, 2019

The SPECULATIONS READINGS SERIES continues monthly in its 23rd year, mostly on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., at DreamHaven Books, 2301 38th St E, Minneapolis. Each reading includes a reception with free soda pop and cookies, and a post-reception expedition to a local bistro.

On Wednesday, September 26, LOIS McMASTER BUJOLD reads from a work inprogress. Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. She began writing with the aim of professional publication in 1982. She wrote three novels in three years; in October of 1985, all three sold to Baen Books, launching her career. Bujold went on to write many other books for Baen, mostly featuring her popular character Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his family, friends, and enemies. Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Chalion series, renamed as it has expanded The World of the Five Gods, and the Sharing Knife series. More recently she has been exploring self-e-publishing with the novella-length tales of the sorcerer Penric and his demon Desdemona, and other works.

Ten times nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel, she has won inthat category four times, in addition to garnering another Hugo for best novella, three Nebula Awards, three Locus Awards, the Mythopoeic Award, two Sapphire Awards, the Minnesota Book Award, the Forry Award, and the Skylark Award. In 2007, she was given the Ohioana Career Award, and in 2008 was Writer Guest-of-Honor for the 66th World Science Fiction Convention. In 2017, the Vorkosigan saga was awarded the inaugural Hugo for best series, followed up in 2018 with the best series Hugo for The World of the Five Gods. A complete list may be found here: www.sfadb.com/Lois_McMaster_Bujold Her works have been translated into over twenty languages. More information on Bujold and her books is archived at www.dendarii.com [and her blog at www.goodreads.com/author/show/16094.Lois_McMaster_Bujold/blog

On Wednesday, October 17, NAOMI KRITZER reads from her work. Naomi Kritzer has been writing science fiction and fantasy for twenty years. Her short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the 2016 Hugo and Locus Awards and was nominated for the Nebula Award. A collection of her short stories was released in 2017, and her YA novel (based on “Cat Pictures Please”) will be coming out from Tor in November 2019. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her spouse, two kids, and four cats. The number of cats is subject to change without notice.

J LOREN QUILL’s performance has been postponed.

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven Books and SF Minnesota.

Planning is now underway for Diversicon 27.

Diversicon is a project of SF MINNESOTA, a multicultural, multimedia organization dedicated to improving contacts among groups and individuals interested in speculative fiction, in and out of the traditional SF community. Our continuing mission: to provide the most thoughtful Programming and the mellowest, most welcoming Parties of any Minnesota SF convention, and to making our state’s SF community more closely reflect the cultural diversity of Minnesota in the third millennium.

Hotel: Diversicon will return to the Best Western Plus—Como Park.

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Guests of Honor:
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Parties:

We like parties! If you and/or your SF-related group are interested in hosting a party at D27, contact Hotel Liaison Eric M. Heideman and/or Chair Soctt Lohman.

Registration:

Registration rates are as follows...
Through Ides of March (15 March), 2019: Adult $30.00; Student (ages 12-25), $20.00; Supporting $10.00
Through Bastille Day (14 July), 2019: Adult $35.00; Student $25.00; Supporting $10.00
At the Door: Adult $45.00; Student $35.00; Converting $30.00
Child (ages 5-11) $5.00 anytime

Krushenko’s:

Inspired by a Manhattan bistro in Larry Niven’s Ringworld, this space is for people who like to spend time at SF conventions talking about SF. It started at the 1983 Minicon, and now also materializes at MarsCon, WisCon, Con-Sarnit, and Arcana (including a Diversicon-sponsored or co-sponsored party at three of the above venues!). Stop by for a mix of readings, discussions, and conversational parties hosted by SF-related groups.

Typical Schedule (this from 2018)

Past Guests

SF Minnesota

Tales of the Unanticipated

Supporting Organizations
Diversicon wishes to thank Second Foundation and Arcana for their Supporting Organization status.

Your group’s Supporting Organization Grant of $25 or more helps support such SF Minnesota projects as the monthly Speculations Readings Series at DreamHaven Books and, now, Tales of the Anticipated. In return for your grant, your organization will receive a thank you here, in Progress Report 2, and in Diversicon 27ths Program Book in July.


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