Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Daniel Lucero
PORTALES--Eastern New Mexico University faculty emeritus Dr. Jack
Williamson is one of the guest authors at the 29th World Fantasy Convention
in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 30 - Nov. 2. The conference is held every
year on Halloween weekend. It's devoted to professional writers, editors,
and publishers. (Attendance to the convention is limited to 850 members.)
Because of Dr. Williamson's health, he was unable to make the trip.
However, he was asked to do a video interview, which will be shown at the
Dr. Williamson was interviewed by another science fiction/fantasy writer,
Dr. Christopher Stasheff, author of "The Warlock in Spite of Himself" and
associate professor of communication at ENMU.
Dr. Williamson said, "Christopher Stasheff did a great job with the
interview." In the interview, Dr. Williamson discussed how he's been a
writer for 75 years, the authors he has known, how science fiction has
changed, and about his writing career.
"It was quite an honor, and I enjoyed it very much," Dr. Williamson
said about being asked to be a guest of honor and being interviewed for the
convention. He also said he's had "a great life as a writer; it was great
to have friends and readers. I appreciate it."
For more information, call Dr. Stasheff at 505-562-2841.