Press Release #17

Anticipation: Press Release #17, January 2009
Neil Gaiman, Anticipation Guest of Honour, Wins the John Newbury Medal


Anticipation is pleased to announce that The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, one of our Guests of Honour, has been honoured with the John Newbury Medal for childrens’ literature, which the American Library Association awards annually.

His Hugo winning children’s novel Coraline (adapted into a motion picture which premieres February 6, 2009) was a New York Times and international bestseller and an enormous critical success; it also won the BSFA, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards.

Many other authors, artists, editors, and scholars have applied to participate on our program, and we will be releasing the names of those who have agreed to speak with the press within the next several months.

The 67th World Science Fiction Convention, known as Anticipation, will take place in Montréal, Québec, Canada from Thursday, August 6th through Monday, August 10th, 2009.

More information about Anticipation, including current membership rates, is available on our web site (); you can also write to us for more information.

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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.