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[sticky post] Context 26 information Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 11:14 am

Context will be held September 27-29, 2013 in Worthington, Ohio, at the Holiday Inn.

Our 2013 GoHs include Elizabeth Bear, Jack McDevitt, and John Joseph Adams; we're very excited to have them! We're still working on our music and science guests.

We're running a special Early Bird registration offer; from now through January 29th, you can register for the whole weekend for $30 http://www.contextsf.org/registration.htm

Please note that we're in a different hotel from last year.

Another wrinkle is that we were unable to avoid scheduling the convention during a home OSU football weekend. OSU fans have a way of booking all area hotels solid, so if you plan to stay in a hotel (ours or somewhere else) we advise you to book your room as early as possible http://www.contextsf.org/hotel.htm

On another note, we have a new Twitter account ... please follow us at https://twitter.com/ContextSF

We're also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Context-Convention/291396817559171

Workshop: Writing The Other Jul. 14th, 2013 @ 02:14 pm
On Sunday, September 29th from 2pm-4pm, author Chesya Burke will offer "Writing the Other".

Are you worried about reinforcing stereotypes or offending others with your depictions of racial, gender and other minority characters? Do you want to find that balance between exploring different places and people, without exploiting them for cheap scares and entertainment? In this intensive two hour workshop for beginning and advanced writers, you will focus on creating characters who are different from your own perspective in a comfortable, safe space so that you can learn to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Chesya is currently getting her MA in African American Studies at Georgia State University and her 2011 fiction collection, Let's Play White, is being studied in several universities around the country and received high praise from Samuel Delany and Nikki Giovanni. She's also a juror for the upcoming 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards.

This 2-hour workshop costs $20.

For more information about the Context workshops, please visit:


Dealers Tables May. 22nd, 2013 @ 10:23 am
Attention prospective dealers! Dealer table information is now available on the Context site:

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