Bates Recital Hall
"...Waldrop's deep ties to Austin date back to the mid-Seventies, when he and a retinue of gifted science-fiction writers based here – among them Lisa Tuttle, Steve Utley, and Tom Reamy – founded the Turkey City Writer's Workshop. A haven for sci-fi writers, it helped birth and nurture the cyberpunk movement and is still active today...."
"...Some of those students had library connections and began amassing sci-fi and fantasy books, pulps, and comics for the school, as well as manuscripts and unpublished writings from the authors that attended the con. In the Seventies, a gang of up-and-coming Lone Star sf writers that had formed the Turkey City Writer's Workshop – among them, Steven Utley, Lisa Tuttle, Tom Reamy, Bruce Sterling, and Howard Waldrop became popular with the AggieCon crowd, and through them, Martin – who had been corresponding with Waldrop since the early Sixties, when they were teens absorbed with superhero comics – made his way to College Station..."
"...Futurist, cyberpunk science fiction author, design aficionado, curator of the Dead Media Project, and one of the earliest members of Austin's legendary Turkey City Writer's Workshop, Bruce Sterling is never at a loss for words. (You can read part one of our chat with him here.) A riveting public speaker on everything from the emergence of RFID/spime tech at your local HEB grocery to what life on earth will be like in five years (not so hot, really), we spoke to Sterling the other day over tea and banana bread at our mutual fave java zone, Spider House Café...."
"...Indeed there was, and had been for years. Brown's arrival coincided with the 20th anniversary of ArmadilloCon, the homegrown annual sci-fi convention that was not just a celebration of the more fantastic genres of literature and one hell of a fannish good time, but somewhere aspiring writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror could meet and polish their craft via workshops led by their fellow writers from the local scene..."
"...In conjunction with the Turkey City Writer's Workshop being held this weekend, Adventures in Crime and Space (609A West Sixth) hosts this stellar lineup of writers October 9, from 7:30-9pm: Sue Burke, Tom Cool, Lawrence Person, Jessica Riseman, Bruce Sterling, and Don Webb. For workshop info, contact Lawrence Person at firstname.lastname@example.org......"
"...Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop...."