“Absent Antipodeans”—Bob Kuhn Reads Speculative Fiction by Australian & New Zealand Authors at Worldcon 70, 2012
Except on rare occasions, the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention is always held in the Northern Hemisphere, most usually in North America—a far step for most Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction authors.
But this year US-based voiceover artist Bob Kuhn has stepped in and set up “Absent Antipodeans” (7.30 pm, Sunday 2 September), a reading event in which he will read from the work of Australian and New Zealand authors who cannot be present themselves. Obviously this is a tremendous opportunity for “absent” authors such as myself and we owe Bob a deeply appreciative vote of thanks.
But if you are one of the lucky people attending Worldon 70 (Chicon 7: August 30-September 3) and are interested in Australian and New Zealand writing, “Absent Antipodeans” is an event to put on your schedule—in fact, put it on your schedule anyway!
And speaking of schedules, here’s the reading list as it currently stands:
Bob will also be doing a Sarah Douglass (1957 – 2011) Memorial Reading from 11.30 am-12 noon on Sunday 2 September, as part of the Chicon reading programme.