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KU Science Fiction Conference Explores Reality And Imagination

KU Gunn Center For The Study Of Science Fiction

Every year at the University of Kansas, the faithful and talented gather at the intersection of reality and imagination. What brings the most outstanding in their field to Lawrence? The study and writing of science fiction. On Friday's Up To Date, guest host Suzanne Hogan looks at The Campbell Conference, a local conference which brings writers and fans together. This year the Campbell Conference, June 13-15, focuses on "Science Fiction and the Real World" and "Appreciating Frederik Pohl".


  • Sarah Pinsker is a featured panelist at the Campbell Conference and winner of the Theodore Sturgeon short fiction award.
  • Chris McKitterick is the director of the Science Fiction center at the University of Kansas.


Suzanne Hogan is contributing announcer, producer and reporter for KCUR 89.3. She also hosts and produces the podcast, A People’s History of Kansas City. Reach her at
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.