Jack Williamson Lectureship

Reimaging the Superhero: Celebrating 30 Years of Wild Cards


Reading with Guests of Honor, Melinda Snodgrass and Michael Cassutt

Friday, April 7, 10-11 a.m.

ENMU, Campus Union Zia Room

Lectureship Luncheon

Comments by Connie Willis, Melinda Snodgrass and Michael Cassutt

Friday, April 7, 11:45 a.m.

ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10 payable at the door; reservations required by Mon., April 3)

Williamson Lectureship Panels

Friday, April 7, 3-6:15 p.m. ENMU Jack Williamson Liberal Arts 112 (and various rooms)


The 41st Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 7, 2017, welcomes author and friend of the Lectureship, Melinda M. Snodgrass, with special guest author Michael Cassutt, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

This year's theme is Wild Cards! – the shared universe anthologies by some of the best writers in science fiction, edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass. First released in 1987, the series published its 23rd volume in 2016. Adapted to role-playing games and comics, the Wild Cards series is now slated for television by Universal Cable Production (UCP), executive producer Melinda Snodgrass, with SyFy Films' Gregory Noveck.

Friday morning features Guest of Honor Melinda Snodgrass reading from her work, following by Q&A with the audience from 10-11:30 a.m. Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Campus Union will feature a keynote address by the GOH.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts building from 3-6:15 p.m. where writers, guests and audience members will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The price is $10, payable at the door. Any dietary restrictions must be indicated when reservations are made. Luncheon reservations must be received by Monday, April 3.

For more information, call 575.562.2315 or contact Patrice Caldwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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