Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

NorthStar: 25 Years Ago Today

by Rob - September 25th, 2007.
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Has it been a quarter of a century already? Wow …

Twenty-five years ago today, my great friend Ted Bleaney and I co-chaired a wonderful day-long science-fiction conference in Toronto called NorthStar: a full track of speakers, with a companion track of short films organized by Tom Nadas.

The event was a huge success, with a great turnout. The venue was the York Woods Branch of the North York Public Library. NorthStar was, I believe, the first-ever conference devoted to Canadian science fiction.

Our guest of honour was Donald Kingsbury (who we flew in from Montreal), and also on the program were such SF stars, even then, as Terence M. Green, Andrew Weiner, John Robert Colombo, and horror expert Robert S. Hadji; I served as master of ceremonies.

A very fond memory …

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