|A Tribute to Jack Williamson||Thursday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.||ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA) room 112|
|Reading with Guest of Honor, Victor Milán||Friday, April 8, 10-11 a.m.||ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA) room 112|
|Lectureship Luncheon||Friday, April 8, 11:45 a.m.||ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10 payable at the door; reservations required by Apr. 4)|
|Williamson Lectureship Panels||Friday, April 8, 3-6:15 p.m.||ENMU Golden Library Special Collections|
The 40th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 7-9, 2016, welcomes author Victor Milán, 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.
A panel of friends and colleagues will open the lectureship with a tribute to Jack, reading from their own or favorite excerpts of Jack Williamson’s work on Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. in room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, ENMU campus in Portales, New Mexico. Friday morning features Guest of Honor Victor Milán reading from his work, following by Q&A with the audience from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in JWLA 112.
Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6:15 p.m. where writers, guests and audience members will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.
For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered by authors Connie Willis and Laura J. Mixon at the Portales Public Library on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants can contact the Portales Library, 218 S Avenue B, in Portales, at 575.356.3940.
2016 Guest of Honor, Victor Milán
A former cowboy, former rock D.J., and current Yale dropout, Victor Milán says, "What I mostly do is write." And how. The Washington Post calls Milán a "contender for major stardom" in science fiction. Victor Milán has published over sixty novels, including Runespear, co-authored with Melinda Snodgrass, technothriller Red Sands (1992), the Wild Cards novel Turn of the Cards (1993), and the Star Trek novel From the Depths (1993). Milan’s current project is the six-volume Dinosaur Lords series, launched by The Dinosaur Lords (July 2015) with Dinosaur Knights due for release July 2016.
Milán has published several SF series, including Rogue Angel series (under the name Alex Archer), Guardians series (as Richard Austin), Stormrider series (as Robert Baron), Battletech series, Mechwarrior series, the Donovan Steele series (as S. L. Hunter), the War of Power series (co-authored with Robert E. Vardeman) and the award-winning The Cybernetic Samurai and its sequel, The Cybernetic Shogun.
A charter member of the New Mexico-based Wild Cards Mafia, Milán helped create the acclaimed SF shared-world anthologies of the same name. Eastern New Mexico University and the Williamson Lectureship Committee proudly welcome Victor Milán as our guest of honor for 2016.
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