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Commemorative Stamps Petition

A letter from Chris M. Barkley to the science fiction and fantasy community:

Over a week ago, I started two online petition drives at Change.org and We the People, to gather support to establish a series of commemorative stamps honoring America’s finest artists, writers, editors and publishers of sf, fantasy and horror.

An Exit Interview with John Scalzi

This June, John Scalzi stepped down as SFWA President. He took office in 2010—twelve years after beginning his wildly successful blog, Whatever, and five years after he published his first novel.

SFWA member Carrie Cuinn ventured into Scalzi’s lair (aka, the Internet) and conducted the following interview.

Operations Manager for SFWA

The workload on the elected Board and on our part-time office manager, Kathryn Baker, has grown to such an extent that we cannot efficiently and productively deal with the numerous issues involving our members or the industry we support. It was clear that a more dedicated effort was needed.

Call for Agenda Items for 2013 Business Meeting

The SFWA Board is currently reviewing items of importance to members for discussion at our Worldcon Business Meeting at Lonestarcon in August. If you have an item that requires discussion or response from the Board, that is better addressed at this general business meeting than on our Discussion Forums, please forward it to [email protected]  

SFWA’s Reading Series to Expand

The SFWA Reading Series that takes place several times per year in Seattle and Portland has been an excellent opportunity for SFWA members to reach out to the public. As a result, the SFWA Board has put money in the budget to expand the series to other cities. Watch for future announcements in the fall. […]

Change of Eastern Regional Director of SFWA

Catherynne M. Valente has announced her resignation as the Eastern Regional Director for SFWA. She said, “It was a rewarding and challenging experience to work with a group of dedicated, tireless advocates, but personal circumstances have brought me to the realization that I cannot serve out the remainder of my term effectively. I thank the Board for their service and support, and will continue to be an active member of the organization.”