Exploring Universes

Francophone SF

In PR0, we invited you to explore French language SF.

This section is here to help you do so.

And it is possible to do it without reading French, since a good number of works written in French have been translated into English and other languages. A bibliography of these works, compiled by René Beaulieu can be found here. It is by no means exhaustive and if you know of any other translated works by French Canadian authors please let us know.

For those of you who do read French (or just want some practice doing it), a list of short stories, courtesy of Joël Champetier is available here.

Canadian SF

For those who read French or are interested in English language SF published in Canada:

Solaris is one of the oldest genre magazines with more than 30 years of uninterrupted publication (French).

Brins d’éternité is a Québec fanzine focusing on genre ficiton (French).

Alire is a Québec publisher dedicated to genre fiction (French).

Vents d’ouest is a Québec publisher concentrating on literary works of all types. They have published several key works by Québec authors (French).

SFFQ.org is a French Canadian portal focused on SF, fantasy and horror (French).

OnSpec and Neo-Opsis are both Canadian genre magazines.

Edge Press is a Canadian publisher specialized in speculative literature in all its forms.

Red Deer Press is a Canadian publisher with an SF imprint called “Robert J. Sawyer Books”.

Polymancer is a Montreal based gaming magazine.

fps magazine is a Montreal based animation magazine.

Protoculture Addicts is one of the oldest anime magazines in North America.

We will add more resources to help you explore French language SF in the near future.


In addition to reading works by Candian authors, participating in one of the many Canadian conventions and events is another way to explore SF.

Montréal Conventions and Events

Adapt is a conference on digital effects and animation

Boréal is Montréal’s francophone SF con

Con*Cept is Montréal’s general interest SF con.

Draconis (formerly RoyalCon) is Montréal’s gaming con

Fantasia is Montréal’s genre film festival

Le festival Arcadia is an event dedicated to video games

La grande mascarade is a celebration of Halloween in Old Montréal

Otakuthon is Montréal’s anime con

Canadian Conventions and Events

AC3 is Ottawa’s anime con

Ad Astra is Toronto’s general interest SF con

Animaritime is Moncton’s anime con

Anime North is Canada’s largest anime convention

CanGames is Canada’s longest running gaming convention

Conversion is Calgary’s general interest SF con

Filkontario is a filk con in Toronto

Keycon is Winnipeg’s general interest SF con and the host of the 2008 Canvention

SciFi on the Rock is St-John’s (Newfoundland) SF convention

Polaris is Toronto’s media SF con

V-Con is Vancouver’s general interest SF con

The World Fantasy Convention will be held in Calgary in 2008

What’s New

Aug 12, 2009

The convention is over; thank you for joining us!

Thank you for joining us! Please post links to your convention reports or photos to the Anticipation Livejournal, or let us know on Twitter. And we hope to see a lot of you at Aussiecon 4.


Aug 9, 2009

Hugo Winners Announced

The 2009 Hugo winners have been announced.


Aug 7, 2009

Anticipation to offer “Taster” memberships

Heard about World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons) and think they sound cool but not sure they’re worth the money? Then Taster memberships are for you.