Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Parallel Universe 2010 Starts Next Week!

Next week, from July 20-31,The Galaxy Express will host Parallel Universe, a science fiction romance online event that will coincide with the Romance Writers of America’s 30th Annual National Conference (July 28-31 in Orlando, FL). It will be the virtual SFR gathering for those unable to attend the conference. (But if you’re there and bring us word of juicy SFR news, we’ll give you a virtual group hug!).

Parallel Universe will feature a series of guest posts from authors and bloggers on a variety of scintillating science fiction romance topics. Opportunity willing, I’ll also bring you news directly from the conference courtesy of my correspondents—skiffy rommers who will be smack dab in the thick of things.

If you’re attending the RWA conference, the hotspot for SFR fans is The Gathering, hosted by the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter of RWA. Here’s more information courtesy of the FF&P site:

Join us for the 2010 PRISM Awards and SteamPunk Costume Ball!

Please note that costumes are optional, but we hope you'll show up in your Victorian/Cowboy Steam-Powered best!

Music entertainment provided by our own Catherine Asaro, as part of Asaro & Woolcott!

Friday, July 30 ~ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Osprey Ball Room

Admission price is for dinner only, attendance to the award ceremony is free.

FF&P Members: $25.00

FF&P Member + Guest: $50.00

Guests: $50.00

Deadline to Register is July 20, 2010.

6:00pm Sit-down dinner

7:00 pm Mingling

7:30 pm Prism Awards Ceremony

Music and dancing after the ceremony!

Wow, a steampunk costume ball! Will someone please send me pictures?!

Until then, for those of you who will be at the RWA conference, what are your plans? Which panels will you be attending? What kind of steampunk costume will you wear to the ball?

Joyfully yours,