>Inspired by respected feminist science fiction convention Wiscon, local leftist Science Fiction Reading group Think Galactic is hosting their first annual GalacticCon July 13 – 15 At Roosevelt University in Chicago.
According to their press release, the group is seeking to create a comfortable place for leftists to explore leftist themes in Science Fiction through multiple tracks of programming.
The group, which describes itself as “Pro-woman, pro-queer and anti-racist wishes to also explore issues of issues of oppressive hierarchies, race, gender and sexuality.
Speakers planned to appear include: Nalo Hopkinson (author), Jim Munroe (author/publisher), Nisi Shawl (author), Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (author), and Gary K. Wolfe (critic). For information regarding registration and accomodations, please visit the organization’s registration page.