Campbell Conference
Detailed Schedule for 2005

This summer's Campbell Conference took place July 7-10, 2005, when we hosted a large number of science fiction authors and other luminaries. Click here to find maps to the various Conference locations.

Below is the detailed schedule for this year's Conference.

Readings in Smith Hall are open to the public, but you must be a registered Conference attendee to attend the other events. Lunches are usually held off-campus and are not provided by the Conference; however, the Center provides snacks and beverages for the Saturday morning event and the off-campus receptions on Friday and Saturday evening.

Your Awards Banquet registration includes the ceremony and a wonderful meal (let us know if you have special dietary requirements). If you are registered for the Conference but do not wish to pay for the Banquet, we try to arrange for seating in the back of the room to watch the proceedings - be sure to contact us to ensure a seat to watch the ceremony even if you are not eating the meal.

Thursday July 7

Time Event Speaker Location
7:15pm - 8:00pm Fiction reading and author discussion. Kij Johnson Smith Hall, Room 100.

Friday July 8

Time Event Speaker Location
3:00pm - 3:45pm Fiction reading and author discussion. Robin Wayne Bailey Smith Hall, Room 100.
3:45pm - 6:00pm Break. (N/A) (N/A)
6:00pm - 8:00pm Awards Banquet: Campbell Award, Sturgeon Award presentations.
Videos of Theodore Sturgeon interview and John W. Campbell interview.
Awards presentations and acceptances by attending authors. Kansas Union 6th floor:
Kansas Room.
8:30pm - late Informal Campbell and Sturgeon Award winners' reception. Attending authors. Off campus. Banquet attendees will receive map to location.

Saturday July 9

Time Event Speaker Location
9:00am - Noon

Campbell Conference open discussion. This year's topic:

"Science Fiction Past, Present, and Future: How writers, teachers, and editors shape science fiction, and where SF may be going as a result of these personal influences."

All guests and attendees. Kansas Union 6th floor:
Malott Room.
Noon Break for lunch and signings. (N/A) (N/A)
12:45 - 2:00pm Authors' signing. Bring books that you would like to have signed or buy at the Oread Bookstore. The Oread Bookstore in the Kansas Union will have books for special guests in attendance. Kansas Union 2nd floor:
Oread Bookstore.
2:30pm - 3:15pm Fiction reading and author discussion. Bradley Denton Kansas Union 6th floor:
Malott Room.
3:15pm - 4:15pm Break. (N/A) (N/A)
4:15pm - 5:00pm Fiction reading and author discussion. Ann Tonsor Zeddies
(aka "Toni Anzetti")
Smith Hall, Room 100.
5:00pm - 5:45pm Fiction reading and author discussion. James Gunn Smith Hall, Room 100.
6:00pm Group or individual dinner. (N/A) Off-campus restaurant.
8:30pm - late Informal reception for guests. Attending authors. Off campus. Conference attendees will receive map to location.

Sunday July 10

Time Event Speaker Location
9:00am - Noon Meet the award winners and other attending guests! Sturgeon Award winner, other guests. Nunemaker Hall by the dorm. Conference attendees will receive map to location.
Noon Group or individual lunch. (N/A) Off-campus restaurant.

Maps to Conference Events

University of Kansas map:

Kansas Union map: 

Lawrence map (a bus-route map, but very useful): 

updated 7/6/2005

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