Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

30th anniversary of Hydra North

by Rob - April 29th, 2014.
Filed under: Canadian SF, Milestones.

Thirty years ago today, on April 29, 1984, the first meeting of Hydra North, Canada’s first association of science-fiction professionals, was held at Toronto’s Free Times Café. Founded by Judith Merril, and administered from that first meeting for the next eight years by me, the organization provided wonderful networking and fostered many friendships.

Carolyn and I are hosting a 30th-anniversary reunion party on Saturday, May 31, 2014. I’ve tried to track down as many past members as possible, but if you’re reading this and haven’t yet heard about the reunion from me, send me an email ( and I’ll give you the details.

A history of Hydra North (later Toronto Hydra; later still Ontario Hydra).

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