Photo by Richard Todd
ZTpARLAN ELLISON, celebrated author
and campus performer, will kick
off festivities this year with a
special performance in the Sheraton
Ballroom Wednesday evening, March
10, at 8 p.m. Harlan's appearance
will be preceded by a "Welcome Party," cash bar and free d'oeuvres, in
the Sheraton's Poolside Patio, 5-7
p.m. Harlan will also conduct a
special Open Session of the Writer's
Workshop at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Academics will remember Ellison
for such frequently anthologized
classics as "Repent, Harlequin...,"
"I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream,"
"The Whimper of Whipped Dogs," "The
Deathbird," etc., and fans will be
familiar with the endearingly abrasive personal appearances that have
earned him the sobriquet, "the mad
dreamer." Ellison's rare appearance
in the state is prompted by a seminar in support of the E.R.A., scheduled for the weekend in Tampa.
Don't miss this chance to hear one
of the most controversial figures in
WRITERS' WORKSHOP FACULTY
|UR DISTINGUISHED Writers' Workshop faculty, Brian Aldiss, Gene
Wolfe, James Gunn and Barry Malzberg
will also participate in the Authors
Readings Program, as will Special
Guests Fritz Leiber and Frederik
Gene will read at 10 a.m. Thursday, and Barry at 2 p.m. that afternoon.
On Friday, Brian is scheduled for
10 a.m., and Jim Gunn for 2 p.m.
Fritz and Fred will perform on
Saturday, Fritz at 10 a.m. and Fred
at 2 p.m. Consult the program for
VINCENT DI FATE
•INCENT DI FATE attented the Phoe-
ux, the Pratt and the Art Students' League and has worked as an
animator for Ralph Bakshi and as a
photo-engraver. He began illustrating in 1969 and sold his first professional work to Analog. The majority of his paintings have appeared
on the covers of paperback books.
He is particularly good at painting
technolgical artifacts; his colours
tend to be dark and moody with much
use of dull ochres and violets. He
has been nominated for five HUGO
awards. He has also written an interesting column about sf illustration, "Sketches," in the semi-professional Algol.
CHARLES N. BROWN
Photo by Rachel E. Holmen
HARLES N. BROWN, 44, has been the
editor and publisher of Locus,
the newspaper of the science fiction
field, for fifteen years. The magazine has won the HUGO award six
times out of twelve nominations;
Brown has also been nominated several times as best fan writer. He
holds a degree in physics with minors in math and engineering and
worked for fifteen years as an electrical engineer before his work on
Locus developed into a full-time
commitment. He has written review
columns for Cosmos, and Odyssey,
Photo by Jeff Schalles
OMTOW SUCHARITKUL, whose symphonic suite Starscapes premiered at
last year's conference, will present
a musically illustrated talk, "Fantasy and Modern Music," at 7:30 p.m.
Friday in the Coral Ballroom. Somtow 's own compositions have been
performed in over a dozen countries,
and he was one of the Organizers of
the International Composer's Exposition in Bangkok, 1978. Somtow's
talk will be followed by Katherine
Young's performance of some of his
piano pieces, including the American
Premiere of "Light on the Sound,"
first performed in Cologne, 1980. A
rising young sf star, he has also
won the Campbell Award for best new
for a time the regular
for Isaac Asimov's.
'ATHERINE YOUNG lives currently
Tampa, Florida in order to
stucry with composer and pianist, Robert Helps. She has premiered new
music in the Boston area where she
earned an M.M. degree in performance from New England Conservatory
in 1980, and has performed solo and
chamber music recitals in Boston,
New York, Los Angeles, and Bennington, VT. Miss Young studied two
Thai instruments — ranat and saw-u
— while living in Thailand. She
will perform a piano composition by