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Conjecture 2014

Join us this October 10-12, 2014 for the 12th Annual Conjecture and ConChord at the Town & Country Resort Hotel as we celebrate our theme of Life, Death, and Beyond with our Guests of Honor:

Author - Chelsea Quinn Yarboro
Artist - Sue Dawe

ConChord 2014

ConChord Guests of Honor include:

Filker - Bill Roper
InterFilk Guests: Matt Leger &
Mary Mulholland
Toastmistress:
Marilyn Miller

About SanSFiS

Conjecture and ConChord are sponsored by SansFis Inc. - A San Diego 501(c)3 non-profit 100% volunteer organization of dedicated fans working to promote the field of speculative fiction in all its genres (science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, etc.) and forms (books, movies, fanzines, drama, etc.)

Libertarian Futurist Society to Honor Vernor Vinge

Science fiction writer Vernor Vinge will receive a Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Libertarian Futurist  Society.

The LFS will present the rare Lifetime Achievement award to Vinge at noon Saturday Oct. 11, 2014, at Conjecture, a science fiction convention at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, Calif. (For more info, visit http://2014.conjecture.org)

This is the second such Lifetime award presented by the LFS. Poul Anderson received the first in 2001.

Vinge has been recognized often by the LFS over the decades. He won two Prometheus Awards for Best Novel for Marooned in Realtime (1987) and A Deepness in the Sky (2000); and two Hall of Fame Awards, for “The Ungoverned” (2004) and
“True Names” (2007).

Vinge has also won three Hugo Awards for Best Novel and two for Best Novella. His concept of a technological singularity, in which the future is radically  transformed by the attainment of superhuman intelligence, has been a major influence on science fiction, the transhumanist movement, and the high-tech community generally. His novella “True Names” explored many of the themes that
soon after became central to the cyberpunk movement. Speculation about libertarian, anarchist, and free-market themes has been a recurring focus of his novels and stories.

Libertarian Futurist Society President William H. Stoddard will present the award in a public ceremony open to all Conjecture attendees. The Society invites all members, well-wishers, and admirers of Vinge to attend. For more information, contact: William H. Stoddard at erinaceus@cox.net

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