2020 GBCCA Annual Banquet with keynote speaker:
Winner of Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Awards, Ken talks about the transition from scrolls to modern books in both the West and China, and helps the audience to appreciate the history of books and our own role in this unique cultural moment as books are being transformed again.
Come join GBCCA as we welcome the Chinese New Year: The Year Of The Rat
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel 1657 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
Regular Tickets: $50 per person
Honor Tickets: $60 per person
Make all checks payable to: GBCCA
For tickets please contact: GBCCA Office at 617-332-0307, Weishan Liu at: 781-801-5066, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote Speaker Ken Liu:
Photo credit: Lisa Tang Liu
Ken Liu is an American author of speculative fiction. He has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, as well as top genre honors in Japan, Spain, and France, among other countries.
Liu’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, The Dandelion Dynasty, in which engineers play the role of wizards. His debut collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, has been published in more than a dozen languages. A second collection, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, followed. He also wrote the Star Wars novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker.
He has been involved in multiple media adaptations of his work. The most recent projects include “The Message,” under development by 21 Laps and FilmNation Entertainment; “Good Hunting,” adapted as an episode in season one of Netflix’s breakout adult animated series Love, Death + Robots; and AMC’s Pantheon, which Craig Silverstein will executive produce, adapted from an interconnected series of short stories by Liu. “The Hidden Girl” and The Grace of Kings have also been optioned for development.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Liu worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. He frequently speaks at conferences and universities on a variety of topics, including futurism, cryptocurrency, history of technology, bookmaking, the mathematics of origami, and other subjects of his expertise.
Liu is also the translator for Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem, Hao Jingfang’s “Folding Beijing,” Chen Qiufan’s Waste Tide, as well as the editor of Invisible Planets and Broken Stars, anthologies of contemporary Chinese science fiction.
Liu lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.