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The Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy is a biennial conference featuring academic papers, guest speakers, and panel discussions on all aspects of the field.  The conference has been in existence in one form or another since 1995, and has hosted speakers ranging from Guy Gavriel Kay to Margaret Atwood.




ACCSFF '17

June 2-3, 2017


Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy
Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library
239 College St. (one block east of Spadina)
Toronto, Ontario
 

Registration Information: Click Here
Tentative Program: Click Here

Keynote Address Speakers

Madeline Ashby


 


Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker, and immigrant living in Toronto. She writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen. She is represented by Anne McDermid & Associates, and Jason Richman at UTA. She has worked with Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, The Atlantic Council, the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, and others. Her novel vN was published in 2012, and Company Town appeared in 2016. Her short fiction has appeared in Nature, FLURB, Tesseracts, Imaginarium, and Escape Pod. Her other essays and criticism have appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity, Tor.com, MISC Magazine, FutureNow, and elsewhere. She is currently a finalist in CBC's Canada Reads competition.
 
Dominick M. Grace





Dominick Grace is the author of The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb (McFarland) and co-editor with Eric Hoffman of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations (University Press of Mississippi) and, with Jason Sacks and Eric Hoffman, of the forthcoming Jim Shooter: Conversations. Additional projects include The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics and Graphic Novels, co-edited with Eric Hoffman and forthcoming from the University Press of Mississippi, and a collection of essays on the television series Twin Peaks, again co-edited with Hoffman and forthcoming from McFarland. He has also published numerous articles on topics ranging from medieval literature to contemporary literature and popular culture. His many conference presentations include over a dozen talks and panel appearances at the various iterations of the Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy held since 1996; at the 2009 conference, he was presented with a certificate in honour of his tenacious support of this conference.

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