Non Academic Involvement in the Speculative Fiction Community

Awards

Prix Aurora Award 2013 for Speculating Canada: Canadian Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy (https://speculatingcanada.wordpress.com/)

Derek Newman-Stille and Liz Strange at Can Con 2013 after Derek won the Autora Award

Derek Newman-Stille and Liz Strange at Can Con 2013 after Derek won the Autora Award

Author Readings Introductions

“The Strange and Unusual: An Author Reading by Ian Rogers and Silvia Moreno-Garcia” (Norwood, Ontario, 2014)

“The Nice Guys of Horror: An Author Reading by Ian Rogers and Craig Davidson” (Peterborough, Ontario, 2014)

 

Author Readings Organised and Hosted

“A Mythic Night: An Author Reading by Karen Dudley and Marie Bilodeau” (Peterborough, Ontario, 2014)A Mythic Night Poster

“Magic Dwelling on the Edges: An Author reading by Kate Story and Suzanne Church” (Peterborough, Ontario, 2014)

Poster from the Author reading "Magic Dwelling on the Edges: An Author Reading by Kate Story and Suzanne Church"

Poster from the Author reading “Magic Dwelling on the Edges: An Author Reading by Kate Story and Suzanne Church”

 

“ChiSeries Peterborough: Speculating the Queer: An LGBTQ2 Canadian Speculative Fiction Reading with Tanya Huff, Michael Rowe, and Don Bassingthwaite” (Peterborough, Ontario, 2014)

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“ChiSeries Peterborough: A Local Speculative Fiction Reading with Kate Story, Ian Rogers, and Ursula Pflug” (Peterborough, Ontario, 2014)

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“ChiSeries Peterborough: Feminum Might Night – Powerful Women Who Write Powerful Speculative Fiction with Nancy Baker, Sandra Kasturi and Marie Bilodeau” (Peterborough, Ontario, 2015)

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“ChiSeries Peterborough: Speculative Fiction Author Couples with Kelly Robson, A.M. Dellamonica, David Nickle, and Madeline Ashby” (Peterborough, Ontario, 2015).

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Illustrations of Speculative Fiction

Postscripts to Darkness Volume 4 (2013) – illustrated Jason S. Ridler’s “Funeral Games”. Title of illustration: “Shrouded”

Postscripts to Darkness Volume 5 (2014) – illustrated Evelyn Deshane’s “The Plague”. Title of illustration:

Postscripts to Darkness Website (2014) – Illustrated Michael Rowe’s “Ghosts” (http://pstdarkness.com/2014/08/08/ghosts-by-michael-rowe/). Title of illustration: “Haunted by Persistent Violence”

From Postscripts to Darkness

From Postscripts to Darkness

Lackington’s Issue 2 (2014) – Illustrated Julia August’s “Elephants and Omnibuses”. Title of illustration: “Mistress of the Mechanelephantine” (http://lackingtons.com/2014/05/13/elephants-and-omnibuses-by-julia-august/)

“Mistress of the Mechanelephantine” Lackington's Issue 2

“Mistress of the Mechanelephantine” Lackington’s Issue 2

Lackington’s Issue 3 (2014) – Illustrated Bogi Takacs’ “For Your Optimal Hookboarding Experience”. Title of illustration: “Turquoise” (http://lackingtons.com/2014/08/18/for-your-optimal-hookboarding-experience-by-bogi-takacs/ )

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“turquoise” Lackington’s Issue 3

 

Lackington’s Issue 5 (2015) – Illustrated Cover for the Winter 2015 Issue. Title of illustration: “Writing is the Page Edge Between Madness and Reason” (http://lackingtons.com/2015/01/28/issue-5-winter-2015/)

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Panels at Conventions

“Cripping the Light Fantastic: Disability in Canadian Speculative Fiction” at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2013 . Role: Organiser, Panelist.

“Let’s get Fantastic: LGBTQ or Queer Speculative Fiction” at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2013 . Role: Organiser, Panelist.

“Speculative Fiction Poetry” at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2013 . Role: Panelist.

“Spirit Possession in Speculative Fiction” at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2013 . Role: Panelist.

“Coming Out and Speaking Up in SF/F” Toronto Pride at the Merrill Collection for Science Fiction, Speculating, and Fantasy at the Toronto Public Library. Toronto, Ontario, 2014. Role: Panelist.

“A Feminist Exploration of the Female Villain” at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014. Role: Panelist.

“No More Sparkly Vampires! Scary Monsters in Fiction” at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014. Role: Moderator.

“Speculating Spectres: The History and Evolution of the Ghost Story” at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014. Role: Panelist.

“The Whedonverse: from Buffy to Firefly to the Avengers” at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014. Role: Moderator.

“Alternative Sexualities and Relationships in Speculative Fiction” at Pure Speculation Festival. Edmonton, Alberta, 2014. Role: Panelist.

“The Classics – In Space and Beyond!” at Ad Astra. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Speaker.

“The Beldam, the Hag, and the Hedgewitch: Witches in Popular Culture” at Ad Astra. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Panelist.

“Podcasts Killed the Radio Star” at Ad Astra. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Panelist.

“The Pleasure and Pain of Teaching Literature” at Ad Astra. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Panelist.

“Ghosts in Popular Culture: From Casper to Ghost Whisperer” at Ad Astra. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Panelist.

“Zombies as Dressing: How Society Returns in a Zombie-Infested World” at Ad Astra. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Panelist.

“Superheroes: From the Printed Page to the Silver Screen” at Ad Astra. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Panelist.

“Intersections Between SF and Contemporary Issues” at Ad Astra. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Panelist.

“Accessible Space, The Final Frontier? Disability in Speculative Genres.” In The 2015 Toronto Spec Fic Colloquium. Toronto, Ontario, 2015. Role: Lecturer.

“Fantasy Panel” in the Limestone Genre Expo. Kingston, Ontario, 2015. Role: Moderator

“Sexuality and Gender Roles in Modern Genre Fiction” in the Limestone Genre Expo. Kingston, Ontario, 2015. Role: Moderator

 

Other

Public Interview of Jo Walton with Kate Heartfield at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014.

Public Interview of Jay Odjick at Can Con: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014.

“Speculating Canada: Canadian Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy”. Website. Role: Creator, Sole Author, Reviewer, Interviewer.

“Speculating Canada on Trent Radio” Radio programme. Trent Radio, Peterborough Ontario 92.7 FM.Trent Radio second Icon

Juror for the Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature. 2013. (http://sunburstaward.org/http%3A//www.sunburstaward.org/2014-sunburst-jurors)

ChiSeries Peterborough host and organiser. 2014.

Organiser for Champlain and Gzowsky College Author in Residence Kelley Armstrong (Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, 2010).

Photo of Kelley Armstrong (centre) with Ellen Bentzen (left) and Derek Newman-Stille (right) at a lecture at Peter Gzowski College, Trent University.

Photo of Kelley Armstrong (centre) with Ellen Bentzen (left) and Derek Newman-Stille (right) at a lecture at Peter Gzowski College, Trent University.

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