From Friday September 13 to Sunday September 15, join Kobo Writing Life Director Mark Leslie Lefebvre at McMaster University for the Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre conference, in honour of Robert J. Sawyer’s archival donation to the McMaster University Library Collections.

Special guests at the conference include Robert J. Sawyer, John Robert Colombo, Julie E. Czerneda, David G. Hartwell, Élisabeth Vonarburg, Robert Charles Wilson, and Chris Szego.

The conference is FREE! Check out the tentative program here, and the Facebook page here.

Mark Lefebvre will doing a talk and presentation called “Digital Pi: The Transcendence of Digital Publishing” –

“I will be sharing some of the things that I have learned, in over twenty years of bookselling, about how digital technology is allowing authors, publishers, academics, students and readers amazing opportunities to share and explore the world around them in bold new ways.  I will, of course, be talking about the Espresso Book Machine at McMaster, how publishers and universities have embraced a ‘deliver digital / print local’ methodology, how innovative publishers are evolving to embrace eBooks and other born-digital projects that take publishing to exciting new levels.”

Register for the conference in advance by dropping a line to Cathy Grise at grisec@mcmaster.ca