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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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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  1. Meep Meep6:36 PM

    I'll go I'll go I'll go!

    Not interested in Mars, though. :p

  2. 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.

  3. Well, send me an email if you want to go :P Meep Meep.

    Thanks for the help though, Peggy. That might cut down hotel costs :).

  4. Sounds cool, but I can't attend. Work makes me put in for leave in October of the previous year.