It’s Hyper Cool.
Promoted from the Comments, Dr. Hal Hall, Librarian and Curator of Special Collections says:
Thanks for mentioning the Exhibition. Elizabeth Moon will also be speaking at the opening. Take a look at the large banners on the Cushing Library building at:
"Tourists" by Sean Craven
So, Sean Craven, long time commentor here at Eat Our Brains, sold his first fiction to Tor.Com a while back. I was delighted because I saw the story as his submission to the Viable Paradise Writer’s Workshop where I got to meet him in the flesh. Click the pic to check out the excellent revised version.
I’ve heard that SFWA Grandmaster James Gunn will give a keynote speech for the Cushing Library’s Exhibit above. I wish I could be there. After all, for the last 35 years I’ve witnessed some of that “SF & Fantasy” at TAMU. I remember the first time I ever met Jim Gunn–he came down for something and Dr. Kroiter brought him to the SF as Literature class to talk to us. I hadn’t read much of his work at that time but I was a big fan of the TV series The Immortal.
Since then I’ve learned usual lesson. The source material is almost always better.
Brad Denton was a graduate student under him, writing some of his early short fiction in the program. Read his post about meeting Dr. Gunn back in college, “First Contact with a Grand Master.”