Steve sez, "The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, of which Octavia Butler was an Advisory Board member, is holding a public memorial at the Museum tomorrow at 7:30 PM, including readings of favorite passages from her writings by fellow local science fiction authors."
We are deeply saddened to announce that science fiction writer Octavia Estelle Butler passed away in Seattle, Washington on Friday, February 24, 2006. Octavia served as an Advisory Board member of The Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame and was a treasured advisor and supporter of our mission. Her advice, knowledge, and candid humor will be greatly missed.
The museum will host a memorial gathering to honor and celebrate her life and work on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. on Level 3 of SFM. Local science fiction authors will read favorite passages from her work and speak about her life and influence. Speakers include Greg Bear, Joel Davis, L. Timmel DuChamp, Eileen Gunn, Rahwa Habte, Brian Herbert, Leslie Howle,Vonda N. McIntyre, Nisi Shawl, and others. All are invited to attend.