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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Day--June 23 [Jun. 8th, 2009|10:12 am]
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rolanni  came up with a brilliant idea--a special day to honor Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers.--and the right day, June 23...but you'll have to read it on her blog to find out why that's such a great day for us.   From the comments to her post, it looks like some librarians and bookstore people are climbing onboard quickly--hurray!

So, if you're a librarian, consider doing a display at your library branch to celebrate SF/F writers...and if you work in a bookstore, or own one, consider making that day special for SF/F writers and fans.   And if you're an SF/F fan, make that the day you go buy a book.  And if you're an SF/F writer who isn't on a tight deadline, it might be fun to hang out at your favorite bookstore and be Visible (if your favorite bookstore is using that day to promote the day, they might even provide a coffee...) 

I'm expecting the delivery of the copy-edited manuscript that day, and have committed myself to waiting at home for the parcel delivery, but the rest of you can go forth and celebrate.  (Digging into the copy-edited ms. is rarely a celebration, as we writers know.)



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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-08 03:56 pm (UTC)
DAMMIT, Lee, you didn't warn me!!!

Happy Birthday, Red! Bad AC and all, and may the AC angels appear in a trice to cool down the premises.

(The verse daemon wore himself out on something else yesterday and hasn't gotten out of bed yet...I'll see what I can do later.)

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-08 04:14 pm (UTC)
The verse-daemon was driven on the gale of my wrath yesterday, which wrath is not abating as fast as my poor digestive tract would like...being this angry overcomes even heavy-duty acid-lowering drugs.

Hopefully, wisdom and sheer exhaustion will prevail in the end, and I'll settle back down. But at the moment...even acting calm is a struggle.

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[User Picture]From: mystic55
2009-06-08 03:50 pm (UTC)

I think that this is an excellent idea

But I also think that it should be forwarded to existing Sci-Fi organizations to be advocated to state, local and federal legislatures. SFWA would be a great place to start.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-08 04:07 pm (UTC)

Re: I think that this is an excellent idea

My relationship with my state or federal legislators is such that if it comes from me, they hate it, and if it comes from them, I hate it. Go for it. I'm up to my cupcakes in sewage today, on other fronts and merely come here to get a breath of fresh air.
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[User Picture]From: masgramondou
2009-06-08 06:43 pm (UTC)
I've created a facebook page for this - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=96106336820 - which oculd use more publicity and joining etc. etc.
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[User Picture]From: stale_hermit
2009-06-08 07:01 pm (UTC)
Bully for Cyrano, but 'round here, June 23rd is the last day of school, and the day I wave goodbye to my freedom-to-write, at least during daylight hours, until September...
Ah, well.
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2009-06-09 09:57 am (UTC)
Hmmm, I might do this. We have an extensive SFF collection here at Tech, unfortunately much of it in archives, but I'd love to do a display. Thanks for the idea!!
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2009-06-18 08:58 pm (UTC)
Would that be the Foote? They rock! After all, where else would a hobbitish type donate? [weg]

If y'all do a display, be sure to take lots of pix & let us know about it over at ASFS.

Any word on when renovations will be done, & y'all'll have room for donations again?
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2009-06-19 08:30 am (UTC)
Yup, the Foote. :D Love it!!

I don't know about the donations - I'll ask in acquisitions and archives. But the renovations on 2 West will be done in Fall 2009 - unless you're talking about the massive construction next to the library... THAT won't be finished until March 2011: http://www.facilities.gatech.edu/dc/cp/result.php?id=29

I don't think I'll have time to do a display. I've been working my fanny off with my DVD collection, and I have a July 30 deadline on that one. :P
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2009-06-22 05:17 am (UTC)
I checked with the head of Acquisitions, and he confirmed I wouldn't be able to do a display at this time, but maybe later... maybe in time for Dragon*Con? Heh. He also mentioned that because the Bud Foote collection is a self-contained donation, we aren't accepting donations for it specifically.

HOWEVER... our students have been highly annoyed that the Foote collection is archives only, and we are actively pursuing any sci-fi/fantasy donations which can be added to our circulating collection! We would also love for any sci-fi/fantasy authors in the area or otherwise to come by and speak, do signings, etc. We know our kids lurve the sci-fi and we're trying to cultivate it. So there you go! If you need more info, you can drop me a line at passionflower02 at neomail dot com. :)
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2009-06-22 03:03 pm (UTC)
It has previously been traditional for Ms. Yaszek to come to the December meeting of ASFS to collect donations. If you were to let ASFS know via the mailing-list on Yahoo [which at least one of you should be a member of, if only because it's a super source of information about news & events fannish, local, regional, and general], I'm sure the members would be willing [yea, enthusiastic, even] to bring the boxes they've been stockpiling for y'all at other times, too. That is, if someone can come collect them. You know how fans are: let them know a need exists, & they'll hurt themselves lunging to jump into the breach. ;)

It's a bit unusual to usurp an author's journal like this, but in the cause of spreading the book love, I hope she won't mind too much.
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-06-09 01:51 pm (UTC)
I will put it in my calendar. I think that's a great idea, but then I'm most definitely an SF/fantasy fan girl (well woman, but I've never heard that term used). Must pay homage to my role models. *grins*
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