Robert Sawyer to be honoured at Can-Con, Oct 4-6, Ottawa

Can-Con will be held October 4-6, 2013 at the Minto Suite Hotel, Downtown Ottawa. The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, “The cutting edge of science fiction and fantasy,” put on by The Society for Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature. CAN•CON is a science fiction convention with a professional orientation assembling writers, scientists, publishing professionals and fans for panel discussions, presentations, readings, launches, and networking opportunities.
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For the first time in 30 years — and only the fourth time ever — the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) is bestowing a Lifetime Achievement award, and the recipient is Ottawa-born author Robert J. Sawyer. Sawyer is to get his award in Ottawa on Oct. 6. He is one of only eight writers — and the only Canadian — to win all three of the world’s top awards for best science-fiction novel of the year:

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