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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. […]
The SFWA Board would like to thank members for their strong support and patience as we continue the investigation of recent complaints against one of our members.
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.”
SFWA President Steven Gould announces that the organization has paid all contributors for material previously contracted for the Bulletin, which is currently on publication hiatus.
The Bulletin survey will be sent out to members soon, after extensive internal and task-force analysis. This will be an opportunity for members to express what they want out of the Bulletin.
In April, the law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart filed a class action lawsuit against Author Solutions Inc. and its parent, Penguin Group, on behalf of three plaintiffs, alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, various violations of the California Business and Professional Code, and violation of New York General Business Law.
The 2013 Andre Norton Award committee has been chosen, and will begin accepting books for consideration.
Richard Matheson (b.1926) died on June 23. His varied career as an author began with his first published short story, the instantly classic “Born of Man and Woman,” which was published in the Spring 1950 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction.