2021 Jack Williamson Lectureship 2021 Jack Williamson Lectureship



2021 Guests of Honor 2021 Guests of Honor



2021 Jack Williamson Lectureship Guests of Honor


James Patrick Kelly and Rebecca Roanhorse




James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards.  His newest project is King of the Dogs, Queen of the Cats, a short novel which came out in January 2020 from Subterranean Press. His collection, The Promise of Space, was published in 2018 from Prime Books and his novel Mother Go was an Audible Original in 2017. In 2016, Centipede Press published a career retrospective in its Masers of Science Fiction series entitled James Patrick Kelly, Master of Science Fiction.  He writes a column on the internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and recently retired from faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

Information from James Patrick Kelly's website:   http://www.jimkelly.net/



Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer. Her 2020 novel Black Sun is a finalist for the 2021 Hugo Award.  Trail of Lightning (Book 1 in the Sixth World Series) won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her short fiction can be found in Apex MagazineNew SunsThe Mythic Dream, and various other anthologies. Her non-fiction can be found in Uncanny MagazineStrange Horizons, and How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (Macmillan). She has also written for Marvel Comics and for television.  She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pups. She drinks a lot of black coffee.

Information from Rebecca Roanhorse's website:  https://rebeccaroanhorse.com/


Schedule Schedule


2021 Jack Williamson Lectureship

Schedule of Events


All events were held online.

All times are Mountain Daylight Time.


Click here for lectureship program.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 22


2pm Science in Your Fiction Presentation

Crime Scenes, Bloodstains, and More! presentation by Cordelia Willis. Moderated by Susan Kuzminsky.

Link: https://zoom.us/j/99298516573?pwd=M1dMSzF4clJxU283SDNBM0NTMVFBZz09

4 pm

Lectureship Kick-off

Intro to the event. Preview of events. Video, Jack Williamson. Introduced by Patrice Caldwell

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfumrpzgiHdc1SjMqSdGo0_de7V1OJJzD

4:30pm Sci Fi Bingo

A game of Sci Fi themed bingo to open the event! Winners will receive copies of Jack Williamson's books. Facilitated by Erik Stanley.

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfumrpzgiHdc1SjMqSdGo0_de7V1OJJzD

5 pm

Guest of Honor Reading

Reading by Rebecca Roanhorse followed by Q&A. Introduced by Connie Willis.

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvc-ivpjsrH9zqBOw8nHg1lVaOkT2i0ZfA 

Friday, April 23





Panel Slot One

Dystopian Realities: Emily Mah Tippetts, Walter Jon Williams, Reese Hogan, and Darynda Jones. Moderated by Micah Donohue.

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdOugqzIuE92ISavp5wSceaIOyGyblK6M


Guest of Honor Reading

Reading by James Patrick Kelly followed by Q&A. Introduced by Connie Willis.

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqfuiorzIsE9WUw_AMbP7VFpXhfoE3UCi0 


Lectureship Main Event

M.C. Connie Willis introduces attendeees and Guests of Honor. Comments from Connie and Guests of Honor's comments on the lectureship and its theme, "Uncanny Landscapes."

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqfu6srzsuEtIvtD71sfbES72ecAF6S1nm


Sci Fi Trivia 

Online Trivia Contest on Science Fiction and Fantasy, winners will recieve copies of Jack Williamson's books. Facilitated by David Sweeten.

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-isrDsuGNJ4tFaRgfktsVfmT05Ov58r

2 pm

Panel Slot Two

Panel A: Space Opera: Michaell Cassutt, Jeffe Kennedy, Walter Jon Williams, Jim Kelly. Moderated by Susan Aspland.

Panel B: New Voices: Emily Mah Tippetts, Reese Hogan. Moderated by David Sweeten.


Panel Slot Three

Panel A: We got to Mars, Now What?: Steve Gould, Courtney Willis, Jim Kelly. Moderated by Michelle Schmidt.
Link: https://zoom.us/j/96120550815

Panel B: Tips for Beginning Writers: Rebecca Roanhorse, Emily Mah Tippetts, Darynda Jones, Reese Hogan, Walter Jon Williams. Moderated by Mike Rizza.
Link: https://zoom.us/j/94624224726?pwd=TXpvUzFjUTdPZGJ3bjNaWFpTVHFUdz09


Friday Closing Events

Connie Willis reading "Non-Stop to Portales," closing events for Friday. Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAofu6sqDItHdIzfRlEr_B1GrGJcsI7bx8k

Saturday, April 24



Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop led by Connie Willis (Reservations Required).

Registration: https://forms.gle/2nBBk3L81whsQ5L58
Link: https://zoom.us/j/93259977679


Wrap Up and Farewell

Final wrap up and farewell for the Lectureship. Closing words from Patrice Caldwell.

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcOusqzotEtGwPUGNfkwOwUh4wtxUhUqJ





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