Centennial

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Celebrate the centennial of the life and work of Bradbury at these upcoming events.

Caltech Presents the Plays of Ray Bradbury

February 21–August 23, 2020
Pasadena, CA

The Caltech Beckman Theater will present plays and adaptations from Bradbury’s work including All Summer in a Day, A Sound of Thunder, The Flying Machine (in Mandarin), Marionettes, Inc., The Martian Chronicles, and Fahrenheit 451.

ConCoction

March 20-22, 2020
Cleveland, Ohio

Ray Bradbury will have a significant presence at this full-spectrum, multi-genre fantasy and science fiction convention. The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies will participate in the opening and closing ceremonies of the convention. Additional Bradbury-specific programs are scheduled for the weekend, with a display about the work of the Ray Bradbury Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

April 17, 2020
Los Angeles, CA

On April 17, 2020, the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes in partnership with the Ray Bradbury Estate will announce the winner of the inaugural Ray Bradbury Book Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction.

Selected Shorts

May 20, 2020
New York, NY

Hosted by Neil Gaiman, Selected Shorts pays tribute to Bradbury’s short fiction and its enduring influence.

American Writers Museum

Summer 2020-Spring 2021
Chicago, IL

The American Writer’s Museum, a Chicago destination for writers and readers of all ages, will engage the public in celebrating Ray Bradbury’s centennial with an exhibit comprised of original artifacts on loan from the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University’s School of Liberal Arts (IUPUI). The exhibit will demonstrate Bradbury’s pervasive influence on American literature.

American Library Association Convention

June 25–30, 2020
Chicago, IL

At the convention and neighboring libraries, the association will be hosting Bradbury-themed events and panel discussions, including his influence on such contemporary writers as Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Alice Hoffman.

Comic-Con International

July 23–26, 2020
San Diego, CA

To honor and celebrate the Ray Bradbury Centennial, the Comic-Con events souvenir book will feature Bradbury-related articles and the author on its cover.

78th World Science Fiction Convention: "CoNZealand"

July 29–August 2, 2020
Wellington, New Zealand

A representative from The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies will appear on panels and other programming and will present a fan table display at the convention.

Los Angeles Public Library

August 1–29, 2020
Los Angeles, CA

The twelve branches of the library have scheduled different programs which will include Bradbury’s influence on Hollywood over the years, and screenings of the film adaptations of Something This Way Comes and Fahrenheit 451.

NASA Space Station

August 16–22, 2020
Earth’s orbit

Space station astronauts from different countries are considering reading a chapter of a Bradbury book in their native languages to be broadcast live over C-SPAN and worldwide.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

August 22, 2020
Washington, DC

The museum is planning to honor Ray Bradbury within the Exploring the Planets exhibition to open in Winter of 2022 and by making complimentary copies of one of Bradbury’s books available to young readers on August 22, 2020.

Library of Congress

August 29, 2020
Washington, DC

The National Book Festival Gala plans to recognize Ray Bradbury’s literary works at its annual event.

National Council of Teachers of English

November 19–22, 2020
Denver, CO

High school and university students will receive the first Ray Bradbury Writing Awards in Fiction Writing. In previous years the awards have been presented by luminaries such as President Clinton, pictured here.

Mars: The Red Mirror

November 24 2020—April 25 2021
Barcelona, Spain

The Center de Cultura Contemporània  de Barcelona (CCCB) will present a celebration and exploration of the many, scientific, mythological, and literary approaches to understanding the significance of the planet Mars down through history. Curator Juan Insua will include a special exhibit section on Ray Bradbury with visual materials supplied by Indiana University’s Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

May 2021
New York, NY

The inaugural Ray Bradbury Special Achievement Awards in Science Fiction & Fantasy will be given to six students at an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall.