Super Nerd Nights, Upcoming Works, Ad Astra

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SuperNerdNights!: Our friends at AstroKitty Comics & More have started up their SuperNerdNight parties at the Bottleneck in Lawrence. There was a kissing booth, live bands, sketch drawings, and AboutSF people selling books from our CSSF library (don't worry, we only sold materials that have multiple copies safe in our archives). A part of the proceeds from the event went to a great charitable cause: AboutSF! We will be using those additional funds to plan convention appearances to present our Teaching Workshop, as well as develop new projects and outreeaches. Thanks for everything, AstroKitty, and we'll look forward to the next one!

Coming Stories: CSSF Directors Chris McKitterick and Kij Johnson both have stories coming out in anthologies this year. Kij's story "The Man Who Bridged the Mist," first seen in Asimov's last year, will be in The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition this summer. And Chris's story "Surveyor of Mars" will be in Westward Weird in Feburary. Check out both collections — there will be plenty of great stories in both anthologies.

James Gunn's Ad Astra: We've been receiving several submissions for the first edition of our new speculative fiction resource, which will be released in time for the Campbell Conference. If you have a story, poem, or scholarly article that you'd like to submit, send them to us at Ad Astra: Submit Your Work.

See you next week!