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Thursday, September 23 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm
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The Eugie Award Symposium for Speculative Fiction

Join us online Thursday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the life and work of Eugie Foster through the symposium and award ceremony named in her honor.

This event kicks off the celebration of 50 years of science fiction at Georgia Tech, commemorating Irving "Bud" Foote, then a professor in what is now the School of Literature, Media, and Communication teaching the first science fiction course at Georgia Tech.

The Eugie Award Symposium for Speculative Fiction brings together science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, editors, and scholars from around the world. The Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction (or Eugie Award), honors stories that are beautiful, thoughtful, passionate, and that change both individual readers and the field of speculative fiction as a whole. This annual award is presented at Dragon Con, the nation’s largest fan-run convention.

This year's symposium will include a special video presentation of the 2021 award ceremony (including a mini-documentary on the making of the Eugie Award) a roundtable discussion, and a digital luncheon. The roundtable will be led by horror-comedy author and current Eugie juror Jeff Strand as he discusses the past, present, and future of speculative fiction with authors  KT Bryski, Usman T. Malik, Elaine Cuyegkeng, Lavie Tidhar, and Alix E. Harrow. The symposium will conclude with a digital luncheon where symposium attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Eugie Award authors and jurors. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance for free tickets at

Join the 2021 virtual event:  



11 a.m. to noon EDT - Awards

noon to 1 p.m. EDT - Authors' Roundtable

1 to 2 p.m. pm EDT - Lunch with authors and jurors