Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—The 31st Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship will be on Friday, April 27, at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. This year's theme is "From Metal Man to Stonehenge Gate: 79 Years of Science Fiction." The Lectureship honors the late world-renowned science fiction writer and retired ENMU professor Jack Williamson.
There will be a luncheon in the Campus Union Ballroom from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. with guest speakers from several areas of science fiction. Connie Willis is a Hugo and Nebula award-winning author and long-time friend of the late Dr. Williamson. Richard (Rick) Hauptmann is a biographer who has written about both Dr. Williamson and Ms. Willis. Eleanor Wood is the founder of the Spectrum Literary Agency and was Dr. Williamson's literary agent for nearly 30 years.
The cost is $8 (payable at the door). Reservations are required no later than 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25. People can RSVP by calling 505.562.2315 or by e-mailing Belinda Hilliard at Belinda.email@example.com.
Following the luncheon there will be two panel discussions in the Science Fiction Special Collections on the second floor of Golden Library. They are free and no RSVP is required.
The first session will be from 2–3 p.m. titled "Science Fiction Past and Future: The Williamson Legacy," moderated by Ms. Willis. The second will be from 3:15–4:15 p.m. titled "The Art of Science Fiction Today: Who's Writing What and How," moderated by science fiction screenwriter Melinda Snodgrass.
Other panelists include writers Walter Jon Williams and Ed Bryant, and publisher Stephen Haffner, as well as Hauptmann and Wood.
For more information, call Gene Bundy at 505.562.2636.