Chris Nelson

Library Manager
Participates in 1 Session
Chris was born in Chicago, but largely grew up in Perth, Western Australia. His father was a long-time subscriber to Astounding/Analog and other sf magazines and encouraged his early interest in sf. In 1989, Chris started a fanzine, Mumblings from Munchkinland*, in order to stay in touch with other fans whilst serving as an Australian Volunteer Abroad in Peshawar, Pakistan in the early 1990s. He married Megan (another AVA) and they have raised three talented and beautiful daughters -- Ella, Lauren and Ruby -- in Tasmania, Samoa, Fiji and, currently, Canberra, where Chris manages a science library. He has continued to pub his ish in these and other countries over the past 30 years, despite Megan’s pleas for him to get a life. He writes mainly about his family, their travels, and early Australian fan history. * Available on efanzines.com

Sessions in which Chris Nelson participates

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
16:00
16:00
History of SF Fandom in Australia 50 minutes 16:00 NZST  -  16:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panelist Chris Nelson | Moderator Alan Stewart | Panelist Marlee Jane Ward | Panelist Rose Mitchell |
Panel
Fandom

Sessions in which Chris Nelson attends

Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
12:00
12:00
How to Enjoy the First Virtual Worldcon 50 minutes 12:00 NZST  -  12:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 6 (Zoom Meetings)
Panelist Gay Haldeman | Panelist Jeanne Mealy | Panelist Laurie Mann | Moderator Rose Mitchell |
Panel
Fandom
14:00
14:00
The Atlanta Radio Theatre Presents "Omnilingual" and other SF Radio Plays 50 minutes 14:00 NZST  -  14:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Presentation
Other
16:00
16:00
The Evolution of Fanzines 50 minutes 16:00 NZST  -  16:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
Fandom
17:00
17:00
Japanese Science Fiction 50 minutes 17:00 NZST  -  17:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy

Thursday 30 July, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
10:00
10:00
Reading: Joe Haldeman 25 minutes 10:00 NZST  -  10:25 NZST  |  Programming , Reading Room 1
Speaker Joe Haldeman |
Reading
15:00
15:00
A Chat with Bob and George 50 minutes 15:00 NZST  -  15:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Participant George R. R. Martin | Participant Robert Silverberg |
Dialogue
Science Fiction/Fantasy
18:00
18:00
History of SF Fandom in New Zealand 50 minutes 18:00 NZST  -  18:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
FandomNew Zealand

Friday 31 July, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
9:00
9:00
Fan Fund Auction 1 hour 50 minutes 9:00 NZST  -  10:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 7 (Zoom Meeting)
Auction
Fandom
11:00
11:00
A Fireside Chat with Artist Guest of Honour Greg Broadmore 50 minutes 11:00 NZST  -  11:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Dialogue
13:00
13:00
Fandom Over the Years - The Female Perspective 50 minutes 13:00 NZST  -  13:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
FandomScience Fiction/FantasySociety/Culture

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
14:00
14:00
Fandom in the 1970s 50 minutes 14:00 NZST  -  14:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
Fandom
15:00
15:00
Birds of a Feather: Librarians 50 minutes 15:00 NZST  -  15:50 NZST  |  Programming , Discussion Groups
Discussion Group
FandomSociety/Culture

Sunday 2 August, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
11:00
11:00
Closing Ceremony 50 minutes 11:00 NZST  -  11:50 NZST  |  Events , Events Room
Master of ceremonies Norman Cates (CoNZealand) | Master of ceremonies Kelly Buehler (CoNZealand) | Participant Bill Lawhorn | Participant Colette Fozard |
Event
12:00
12:00
In Conversation: Gary K. Wolfe and Joe Haldeman 50 minutes 12:00 NZST  -  12:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 2 (Webinar)
Dialogue
13:00
13:00
Beyond the Anglosphere: SF and Fantasy from the Rest of the World 50 minutes 13:00 NZST  -  13:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy