Eaton Conference on Mars: Anyone want to go?


I’m going to go out on a limb here. A friend from school told me about this conference at the University of California, Riverside. It’s a three-day conference talking about Mars (in the scientific and literary context) and there are going to be a whole bunch of science fiction writers there including Greg Bear, Ben Bova, David Brin, Kim Stanley Robinson, Gregory Benford, Frederick Pohl, and others. Basically, HUGE names in the SF field are going to be there.
I’m wondering if anyone out there would like to go with me. The reason is that I’m a UC student and I’m not rich, meaning that I can’t really afford hotel fees on my own. Since I’m a UC student I get quite a discount on registration, but again, that hotel stuff is going to bite me. So if anyone is interested in going to this with me please let me know either through email or in a comment or however. It would be nice to split costs and have some like-minded people to hang out with. We could share a room, carpool down, or whatever, and work it all out. Multiple people will really cut things down.

Let me know! This is proving to be a really awesome conference and I really would like to go!

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About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

4 thoughts on “Eaton Conference on Mars: Anyone want to go?

  1. Thanks for posting about this, it sounds like an interesting meeting. I live in the outer reaches of the Inland Empire, so I wouldn’t need a hotel room, so I can’t help you there. However, be sure to consider lodging that isn’t one of the “official” conference hotels. My parents have stayed at the Dynasty Suites in Riverside ( and found the prices quite reasonable. It’s a couple blocks from the Courtyard By Marriott and near the UCR campus.

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