As I mentioned in a previous post, AboutSF is working with Reading for the Future (RFF) on a science fiction workshop to be presented at the Worldcon taking place this coming August in Reno, Nevada. I've been working closely with David-Glenn Anderson of RFF and reading about RFF's efforts to promote SF education on the RFF: Talking Reading for the Future Yahoo! group (if you're not a member, check it out at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rff/).
I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, last weekend to present a paper on the intersections of science fiction, fantasy, and folklore in Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference. As a doctoral student in the English Department at the University of Kansas, I've traveled to a number of national and regional humanities conferences over the past few years, and I've been pleased to see several SF-related panels featured at each conference—though that's not to say
One of the projects we at AboutSF are currently working on is a proposal for a SF roadshow for Renovation, the upcoming Worldcon in Reno, Nevada. AboutSF is excited to partner with Reading for the Future (RFF) on this project. Together, AboutSF and RFF are suggesting five hours of workshopping for the general public, homeschoolers, teachers, and librarians.