• 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Note, that contrary to previous announcement, the doors open for the SFF/BSFA AGM event at 11:00 a.m.

    More information in Events.

  • 1 week ago

    A gathering of scholars, fans and creative practitioners interested in the works of the sf author Philip K. Dick, PKD Day was founded by Professor John Goodridge at Nottingham Trent University in 2007. After a successful run, the event moved to its new home at Birmingham City University in 2016, with Thomas Knowles and Charlotte Newman at the helm. Terence Sawyers joined the team in 2017 and hosted the 2018 event at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. This special issue of Foundation is a celebration of PKD Days 2016, 2017 and 2018, and as such welcomes contributions that address one or more of the themes of the three conferences. These are:

    • Philip K. Dick and the Counterculture
    • Philip K. Dick and Vast Narrative
    • The Half-Life of Philip K. Dick

    Topics might include but are not limited to:

    • Radical politics
    • Paranoia
    • Race and gender movements of the 60s and 70s
    • Gnosticism
    • Vast narratives and story worlds
    • Texts and intertexts
    • Canonisation
    • Adaptation theory
    • Convergence culture
    • Fictionalised or unreliable biographies
    • Genre studies
    • Fandom and participation (especially around the Exegesis project)

    The original CFPs and conference proceedings for PKD Days 2016-18 can be found here https://philipkdickday.wordpress.com/ and here https://pkdday2018.wordpress.com/ Please send a 500-word abstract and a brief bio. to Thomas.Knowles@bcu.ac.uk by the end of October 2018. Selected articles will be published in the Summer 2019 issue of Foundation.

  • 1 month ago

    The Science Fiction Foundation AGm will be held on Saturday 23rd June at  the Bread & Roses Theatre, 68 
    Clapham Manor St, Clapham, London, SW4 6DZ.

    More details to follow.

  • 1 month ago

    For aspiring sf writers (or writers who just want to know more about science), Science for Fiction 2018 is taking place at Imperial College on 4th and 5th July. For further details, please contact David Clements at educationofficer@sf-foundation.org

  • 1 month ago

    Job Vacancies: Deputy Treasurer and Deputy Memberships Secretary

    The Science Fiction Foundation is looking to make two new voluntary (unpaid) positions. We require a deputy Treasurer and a deputy Memberships Secretary to provide support and back-up to the current role-holders. Both posts would shadow and learn from the current holders, respectively, Paul Dormer and Roger Robinson, providing cover in the short-term in the event of illness, etc. and, in the long-term, preparing to be their possible successors. Due to the need to shadow the present incumbents, including attendance at meetings of the SFF, both posts are only open to applicants from within the UK. Neither role requires previous experience, but both roles require a sound head for figures, a good working knowledge of current I.T. databases and Microsoft packages such as Excel, and good interpersonal and communication skills. Letters of interest (no more than a side of A4), explaining why you are applying for your chosen post and what you would bring to the role, should be emailed to the Chair of the Science Fiction Foundation, Graham Sleight, at grahamsleight@gmail.comThe deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday, 13th May. Applicants may apply for both posts, if they so wish.