Attention World Pride goers and SF fans; if you are in Toronto next week, you can drop by the Merril Collection on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion panel on LGBT issues in sf and fantasy.

"Coming out and Speaking up" will be moderated by Chris Butcher of the Beguiling graphic novel bookstore,and the panel will include scholars Derek Newman-Stille (founder of the Speculating Canada blog) and Stephen Kenneally and authors Gemma Files and A. M. Dellamonica, whose latest novel "Child of a Hidden Sea" is on i09's Must Reads, for this summer.

239 College St., 3rd floor

Toronto (College 1 block east of Spadina.

More info. at 416-393-7748