The following just dropped into my inbox:
SFRA CONFERENCE 2008
on the theme of Good Writing
We invite papers on all aspects of the aesthetics of sf in any medium.
The banquet will be hosted by Ian McDonald
The Science Fiction Research Association Conference 2008 will be held at Trinity College, Dublin from Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th June, 2008.
Full prices, excluding banquet and accommodation: EUR160/USD185/UKP110; students EUR100/USD120/UKP70.
Paypal account: SFRA2008.
Proposals should consist of title, 250-word abstract (maximum) and equipment needs. Deadline for proposals: 29th February 2008.
Proposals should be sent to: email@example.com
Edward James, Paul Kincaid, Farah Mendlesohn, Maureen Kincaid Speller
I was more or less planning to go anyway, but that list of guests seals the deal. (And with any luck I’ll go to the second SFF Masterclass, which will be immediately beforehand, as well.)