Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category

Escape Velocity Approaching

Prepare for blast off! The week of Escape Velocity is finally here. In just under 72 hours, the Museum’s inaugural science fiction convention will launch complete with celebrity guests, discussion panels, technology demos, workshops, cosplay, games, movies, and more!

Dispelling the Myth of Strong Female Characters

by Megan Leigh

When it comes to equal representation in fiction, women have a long way to go. There simply aren’t enough female characters in books and that’s counting those that appear only as romantic interests, victims to be saved, or someone’s mother. Is it really so much to ask for an equal number and variety of well-written, three-dimensional female characters?

The Frankenstein Bicentennial Dare

Two hundred years after Mary Shelley came up with the vision for the story that would become Frankenstein, Arizona State University (ASU) will launch a series of writing “dares” to inspire the public to imagine new stories about science, technology and the impact of creation.

Mixing It Up: A New Kind of SFF Award

by Setsu Uzumé

In announcing a new award at her Guest of Honor speech at Wiscon 40, Nalo Hopkinson asked, “What are we doing to foster joy and welcome to this community? What are we doing to cultivate its health and vibrancy? What are we doing to create an environment in which imperfect people (as all people are) can feel encouraged and supported to take the risk of a misstep, perhaps learn from it, and come back refocused and re-energized, eager to try again? “