Monday, July 16, 2018

LAFFCON4 - Planning Begins

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Planning is underway for the fourth mutation of the one and only conference dedicated to the life and works of author R. A. Lafferty.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018



We are now only days away from LAFFCON3!
Will you be joining us? Registration is still open.
We have freshly printed and lavishly illustrated program booklets, free for all who attend, and all new one-of-a-kind Lafferty swag.

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Andrew Mass is producing a documentary on the life and work of author R.A. Lafferty.

At LAFFCON this year he will screen 30 minutes of footage, which includes interviews with Harlan Ellison, Michael Swanwick, Andrew Ferguson, and Gregorio Montejo.

We're very excited.

Andrew last joined us at LAFFCON1 where he screened a much shorter teaser reel and left us all begging for more.

Well, more has arrived.

You can follow the documentary's progress on its official blog at
http://laffertydoc.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LaffCon3 Program Schedule

June 9th, 2018. 10am-5pm. 


10am-10:45am "Made Up Entirely of Glowing Geniuses": RA Lafferty's Radical Theories on Human Intelligence
by Andrew Ferguson

11am-11:45am Lafferty’s Zarathustra: Not to Mention Camels
by Gregorio Montejo

12p-1p Lunch Break
featuring everyone's favorite free pizza

1p-1:45p Religion, Politics, More: Past Master panel discussion
w/Robert Bee, Samuel Tomaino, Nancy Lebovitz, and Darrell Schweitzer

2p-2:45p The Snuffles Literary Podcast: A live recording of the Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast featuring hosts G.L. McDorman and Brandon Budda with guest Gregorio Montejo

3p-3:45p Biographical Notes II: Audifax O'Hanlon, Lafferty, Legacy
Andrew Mass will be there with new footage. Andrew Ferguson will be grilled regarding the bio. Kevin Cheek of Ktistec Press will be in attendance and can update us on Ktistec Press plans. In addition to biographical and documentary discussion, this will be a time to discuss Lafferty publishing, past, present and future.

4p-4:45p National Kick-a-Pigeon Day Celebration
The LaffCon Planning Committee would like to apologize for neglecting this important holiday the past two years. We plan to make up for it this year with strenuous pigeon-kicking. This is the unwinding part of the con, an informal panel involving everyone at the con. If you have anything to say about Lafferty, say it here. If you want to read some Lafferty, read it now.

Register here:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MCL&curID=328195

Post-Con
5pm Supper
It's not free like lunch, but many of us go out to a local restaurant for food and refreshments after the con is over. Anyone in attendance is welcome to join us.




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Registration is Open - LAFFCON3


Registration is now open for LAFFCON3, taking place June 9, 2018 in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Registration for Laffcon is encouraged but not a necessity. We will turn away no one at the door (doors open at 10:00 A.M.).  

That said, a rough count of those planning to attend will help provide a better conference experience by helping us plan amenities like refreshments and Lafferty swag ("Is there such a thing as Lafferty swag?" you ask. We're certainly working on it.)

Click here to register

Otherwise,
You can go to the Mercer County Library website at www.mcl.org.
Then under Newsworthy Events click the link labeled "LAFFCON3."