Monday, January 13, 2014

Broad Universe Events at Arisia (in Boston, MA) this Coming Weekend

Broad Universe is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, encouraging, honoring, and celebrating women writers and editors in science fiction, fantasy, horror and other speculative genres.

The New England Chapter is very active, blessed by short distances and a number of fantasy, science fiction, and horror conventions all within commuting distance. One convention where the New England Chapter has a strong presence is Arisia.

Arisia, the first of the convention year, is a volunteer-run convention that covers all aspects of science fiction and fantasy literature and media. Held at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel, it is different from other science fiction conventions in at least two respects: panels and activities run nonstop throughout the night (yes, you can attend a panel or join an event at 2 a.m. if you're still awake) and it has as many lifestyle panels as literature/media/gaming panels.

On Friday, January 17, the New England Chapter will host a party at 8 pm. All Arisia attendees are invited; you don't have to be a Broad Universe member or even a female!

On Saturday, January 18, at 1 pm, various members will read from their published works or works in progress at the Rapid-fire reading. Once again, all Arisia attendees are invited.

Some of the Broad Universe members (from the New England chapter and elsewhere) who will be reading include:

Ellen Larson
Terri Bruce
Phoebe Wray
Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert
Jennifer Allis Provost
Catherine Lundoff
Roberta Rogow
Trisha Wooldridge
KT Pinto
Gail Z. Martin
Rachel Kenley
Connie Wilkins

Other members who will be attending, some presenting on panels, include:

Elaine Isaak
Ellen Larson
Inanna Arthen
Jennifer Pelland
Justine Graykin
Morven Westfield

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