Who's on First (Contact): SF/F and Baseball

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Who's on First (Contact): SF/F and Baseball

Postby millerdan2009 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:09 am

Hi, all,

Since its creation in the middle of the nineteenth century, the Great American Pastime has enchanted fans and casual acquaintances alike—both of science fiction and fantasy and of baseball itself. From Mike Resnick to Kim Stanley Robinson, from Ben Bova to Ray Bradbury, and from Philip José Farmer to Esther Friesner, dozens of fantastic stories and novels have been written about this quintessential American sport, and even "The Twilight Zone" and "The X-Files" have done episodes about baseball. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction has surmised that "baseball affords . . . a deep, shared cultural history that resonates with readers who are even the most casual of fans" (see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/baseball), and baseball remains a favorite source of inspiration for authors and creators of speculative fiction. Come with Arisia and celebrate the Great American Pastime and its connection with science fiction and fantasy, both past and present—and future.

Thanks,

Danny
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Re: Who's on First (Contact): SF/F and Baseball

Postby millerdan2009 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:49 pm

Hi, all,

Reposting this idea because I would really like to see it at Arisia this coming year.

Thanks,

Danny
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