Thursday, June 13, 2019

LAFFCON 4 Audio (and more!)

Over at ClayTempleMedia, G.L. McDorman and Brandon Budda have shared the audio they recorded during LAFFCON3 and LAFFCON4. Also available from that page is the text for Matt Keeley's speech titled "Lafferty in New York: The Impure Science of Publishing," delivered at last weekend's event.

Click here to access the audio

The live podcast Glenn and Brandon recorded for The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast (recorded at LAFFCON4) focusing on RA Lafferty's short story "Nine Hundred Grandmothers" will be posted to their website in the near future.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Audifaxes

LAFFCON3 was held on June 9, 2018. The "swag" that year gifted to each attendee was something truly special, a limited print booklet collecting short pieces R. A. Lafferty wrote for the Oklahoma Science Fiction Writers' newsletter Son of the Great Pagoda Insurance Company (or Son of the GPIC).

Credit goes to John Owen, who meticulously retyped the text from scanned photocopies of faded newsletters, Warren Brown for introducing the collection, and Gregorio Montejo and Anthony R. Rhodes for providing front and back cover illustrations.

Now, thanks in no small part to the generosity of the Locus Foundation, we have permission to share the digital version of this booklet online with the public.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Click here to view The Audifaxes online

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

LAFFCON in the News: The Lawrence Gazette

LAFFCON was the subject of an article in the local Lawrence Gazette. Thank you Michele Alperin for the write-up.