Academic Conference in Liverpool

Today I got email from the University of Liverpool advertising a one-day academic conference called Current Research in Science Fiction (CRSF for short). While the event is aimed primarily at postgraduates, they are also hoping to attract independent scholars and industry professionals. The keynote speeches will be by Adam Roberts and Andy Sawyer. The call for papers is available here (PDF).

That’s the good news. The bad news is that it will be taking place on Saturday, June 18th, which means it clashes with the Eurocon in Stockholm. This is a real shame, because I won’t be able to go, and a bunch of my Finnish academic friends are also committed to Stockholm. Rats!