SF in SF is an ongoing reading series bringing quality science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors to the Bay Area literary community since 2005. Westercon is pleased to host a special San José edition of SF in SF on Saturday, July 2 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in the Club Regent Room on the ground floor of the Fairmont Hotel. This special San José edition of SF in SF will feature moderator Terry Bisson and Guests of Honor Patricia McKillip, Phil & Kaja Foglio, and Mike Willmoth.
About SF in SF
The SF in SF Reading Series usually hosts two authors, each reading a selection from their work. An audience Q & A follows, moderated by author Terry Bisson. At the event’s usual venue, the Preview Room Theatre on Market Street in San Francisco, they host a happy hour from 6 PM-7 PM; the bar is open, and it’s a great chance to mix and mingle and buy books for sale, courtesy of Borderlands Books. After the Q & A there is time for book-signing and schmoozing in the lounge — you can buy your favorite author a drink and help kids in our community at the same time! Donations to Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California are also cheerfully accepted in lieu of the bar.
Past SF in SF guests have included Cory Doctorow, Rudy Rucker, Gregory Benford, Paul Park, Tad Williams, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Kage Baker, Karen Joy Fowler, Peter S. Beagle, Paolo Bacigalupi, Carter Scholz, Jeffrey Ford, Patrick Rothfuss, Patricia McKillip, David Lunde, Brian & Wendy Froud, Carol Emshwiller, Jay Lake, Michael Blumlein, Nick Mamatas, Barry Malzberg, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ellen Klages, Geoff Ryman, Nalo Hopkinson, Aimee Bender, Sean Stewart, Frank Robinson, James Clemens, James Rollins, Jeffrey Ford, Nalo Hopkinson, Richard Kadrey, Richard Lupoff, and many more!
SF in SF is sponsored by local independent publishers Tachyon Publications, now celebrating their 16th year of saving the world, one good book at a time. SF in SF is also made possible by the generosity of Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California. Founded in 1927, and in San Francisco since 1947, Variety supports disabled, at-risk, and disadvantaged children in our community. SF in SF is proud to have raised over $20,000 for the kids, by hosting a cash bar at their events with all proceeds going to Variety. You can sign up for the Bay Area SF in SF Literary newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The regular SF in SF events in San Francisco are open to the general public; however, this San Jose edition is open only to members of Westercon 64.