Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Announcement: RFF Teams with AboutSF for Roadshow at Renovation

About Renovation

AboutSF/Reading for the Future Roadshow @ Renovation

Roadshow @ Renovation
a workshop on using science fiction to promote literacy
9:00am - 5:30pm,
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno, NV

The AboutSF/Reading For the Future Roadshow is a collaborative effort designed to encourage teachers, librarians,  parents, and the general public to incorporate science fiction as a teaching tool. Other Roadshows have been held at Denvention and at Anticipation.

Roadshow participants include Renovation GoH Tim Powers, L. E. Modesitt, Donna Young, Helge Moulding, Lindalee Stuckey, David-Glenn Anderson, and Val Ontell.

The AboutSF/Reading for the Future Roadshow will be at Renovation in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, beginning at 9am on Wednesday, August 17 and run until about 5:30pm.

For more information: reading4future @

Find out more about Reading for the Future and more about AboutSF

Renovation short banner

Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention

Renovation is an international science fiction annual convention presented by WorldCon.

The organization can be reached at by email at

You can also write a snail mail: Renovation, PO Box 13278, Portland, OR 97213-0278, USA.

Besides the fun & games, and the chances to meet one's favorite authors and artists, to dress in the stylistic costumes, and to share in the comraderie, there is an academic program. Below is quoted from the Renovation site:

Academic Program

Renovation will be running an Academic Program through the middle three days of the Convention, from Thursday August 18 to Saturday August 20, 2011. The subject of this special conference is "Speculative Frontiers: Reading, Seeing, Being, Going", reflecting Renovation's overall theme of The New Frontiers. You can read the Call for Papers here.


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