San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Pure Speculation Festival is back for its ninth consecutive year! Our intimate yet exciting gathering gets steamy this year with its theme, STEAMPUNK! 20,000 Leagues Under The Spec promises to be an edifying and intense weekend of discussions, presentations, and all manner of ocular prestidigitation. If you've been to a Pure Speculation Festival before, you know that we always bring you fascinating guests and fabulous events, and this year is no different.
Pure Speculation Festival is a family-friendly event.
Guests of Honour:
Gail Carriger (http://www.gailcarriger.com/)
Author of the Parasol Protectorate series, beginning with the ALA Alex Award-winning Soulless, and the new Finishing School series.
Arthur Slade (http://arthurslade.com/frontpage/)
Author of the Hunchback Assignments series, the Canadian Chills series, and Governor-General's Award-winning Dust.
Television writer, producer, cosplayer, designer. Co-host of I Hate Hollywood and This Movie Sucks! on CHCH, "Red" of Ed's and Red's Night Party. Founder and chair of the Futurecon themed fund-raising organization.
This year's festival runs November 15-17 at a brand-new venue: The Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, Kingsway. We have many great events planned for 20,000 Leagues Under the Spec, including our annual Costume Contest, our popular Guest of Honour Mega-Panel, and something special for the kids!
There are many reasons to purchase your weekend pass in advance, but here are two extra-special reasons you might not want to wait any longer than you have to:
1. Our ticket prices have not changed from last year! That's right, our prices have stayed the same, but don't think your Pure Speculation Festival organizer's committee will give you any less than its best when it comes to your Pure Spec experience! Pure Spec continues to offer quality programming for adults, kids, fans, academics, and apiring creators!
2. BONUS! On Spec Magazine is offering a FREE 1-year digital subscription of its quarterly journal of speculative fiction to the first 100 Speculators to purchase their weekend pass to Pure Spec 2013. You will receive 4 digital issues of On Spec Magazine in the coming year.
For more information on Pure Spec programming, guest bios, and more, visit us at purespec.org. We are always looking for volunteer runners, drivers, security, room monitors, guest wranglers, photographers/videographers, cash handlers, and general minions. Email us at pure.speculation (at) gmail(dot)com.
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Pure Speculation Festival Society of Alberta
The Pure Speculation Festival Society of Alberta is proud to sponsor Edmonton's annual Pure Speculation Festival, an exploration of science-fiction culture which brings together fans and creators in a celebration of all our favourite hobbies, media, characters, and personalities! Since 2005, Pure Speculation Festival has connected fans of all kinds with educators, producers, actors, writers, artists, costumers, enthusiasts, and other personalities of mass media.
Pure Speculation Festival is proud to be a fundraising partner of Crystal Kids, and a host to YouthWrite and National Novel Writing Month participants.
For more information, or to find out how you can help out with Pure Speculation Festival, find us at www.purespec.org