Back in April, we here at Eagles Over the Kennebec were talking about
Administrative Professionals Day and I mentioned that I feel a little funny receiving flowers and gifts on that day, because I don't consider myself to be a
administrative professional, but rather a writer. Some discussion followed; Science Fiction Writers Day was quickly proposed and seconded. hapaxnym
suggested June 23 as a likely date of celebration, it being the day that Cyrano de Bergerac made the first successful (fictional) flight to the moon.
So! In my Official Capacity as a writer of science fiction and fantasy, I hereby proclaim June 23 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day
! A day of celebration and wonder! A day for all of us readers of science fiction and fantasy to reach out and say thank you to our favorite writers. A day, perhaps, to blog about our favorite sf/f writers. A day to reflect upon how written science fiction and fantasy has changed your life.
Take it and run with it -- pass it on -- have fun!