Renovation: Teaching SF Workshop

Renovation LogoRenovation, the 69th Worldcon, has issued this press release:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Reno, Nevada, USA – Renovation, the 69th Worldcon, is delighted to announce “Teaching SF,” a workshop for teachers, librarians and parents on how to use science fiction as a teaching tool.

Workshop speakers will include Renovation Guest of Honor Tim Powers,
Peadar Ó Guilín, Mary Robinette Kowal, John DeChancie, Daniel M.
Kimmel, Gary K. Wolfe, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and G. David Nordley. The
workshop is a collaborative effort, organized and presented by Reading
for the Future, Inc, from a proposal by AboutSF at the University of

The workshop will be held alongside Renovation in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, running from 9 a.m. to around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. Renovation members with full attending memberships can attend the TeachingSF workshop at no cost, but must sign up in advance as space is limited. Teachers, librarians and parents who are not Renovation members may attend the workshop for a $40 fee; this fee includes a one-day pass to attend Renovation on Wednesday after the workshop. Young Adults (those aged 21 or under on the day of the
workshop) may attend for a reduced fee of $25.

Full details of the workshop program and information on how to register can be found at Sign-up for the workshop ends on June 30, 2011.