This year's guest of honour is bestselling SF author CORY DOCTOROW! "I Can't Let You Do That Dave": How the worst internet law ever is turning science fiction's least-plausible dystopias into imminent reality. Lawmakers around the world have been convinced of the scientific nonsense that solving...
Saturday, March 25 2017 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
This year's guest of honour is MARGARET ATWOOD! Speaking on "SF in my Life and Art": In a journey through pictures, Margaret Atwood traces her relationship with SF in all its dimensions, from her childhood superheroes -- 2 flying rabbits on a distant planet -- to the present day. Both as reader a...
Saturday, March 12 2016 9:30 AM — 5:30 PM
Guest of honour will be NNEDI OKORAFOR, World Fantasy Award-winning author of WHO FEARS DEATH and AKATA WITCH presenting: "Resident Alien: 'Why do you write about Nigeria? Shouldn’t you be writing about racism in America?' Nnedi answers this silly question and discusses the Nigerian American orig...
Saturday, March 7 2015 9:30 AM — 5:30 PM
"Phenomenal Cosmic Power! . . . Itty-Bitty living Space." A Workshop on Story and Its Best Friend, Setting. Readers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror relish the fascinating and often unique worlds created by authors. The best of these have one thing in common: the setting matters to the sto...
Sunday, April 27 2014 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM
The Toronto SpecFic Colloquium is a one-day event featuring a series of lectures, readings and discussions from major authors and industry professionals. Canadian speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) writing has been recognized internationally for the calibre of its authors....
Saturday, March 1 2014 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
WRITING SHORT STORIES: THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT The short story may be the most misunderstood of all the forms of fiction writing. Is it a piece of prose poetry? Or a novel that's run out of steam and ran out of words? Or, instead, is the short story something truly remarkable, a means of tel...
Sunday, July 7 2013 2:00 PM — 5:00 PM
LIMITED REGISTRATION For writers and anyone else who thinks they can't draw! An experimental drawing workshop with award-winning Canadian writer/artist Heather Spears (visiting from Copenhagen!), followed by a presentation of drawings. What has writing got to do with drawing? In a series of exper...
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:00 PM — 6:00 PM
The Toronto SpecFic Colloquium is a one-day event featuring a series of lectures, readings and discussions from major authors and industry professionals. Canadian speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) writing has been recognized internationally for the calibre of its aut...
Sunday, October 28 2012 10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
A Thematic Approach to Science Fiction NOTE: Seating is limited to 25 places for this event. Science fiction is often called "the literature of ideas," and with good reason: the fresh central idea is often the defining characteristic of a science-fiction novel. Join bestselling author Robert J. S...
Sunday, September 30 2012 1:30 PM — 4:45 PM
Online registration will close on October 14, 2011. Tickets will be available at the door for $50! Half-day tickets will be available for $30. For details, visit http://specfic-colloquium.com.
Saturday, October 15 2011 9:00 AM — 11:00 PM