The Friends of the Merril hold several public events a year. Events are generally held at the Merril Collection, 239 College Street, Toronto, and are free unless otherwise stated.
If you would like to be added to an announcement-only email list (low traffic) for our events, please contact Lorna Toolis.
Scheduled Events for 2016
(additional events will be added as they are confirmed so check back soon!)
February 20th-April 2nd, 2016 at 11:30am – Merril Collection Curator’s Choice Talks. The Merril Collection is hosting a Curator’s Choice 20-30 minute talk each Saturday morning at 11:30 AM in the 3rd floor Merril Collection reading room, highlighted with a display of choice items from the Merril Collection itself. The talks are given by a member of the Merril Collection staff.
Individual Curator’s Choice topics:
March 12th – The Inklings
March 26th – Forgotten Treasures: digitizing forgotten classics in the Merril Collection
April 2nd – Humour in Science Fiction and Fantasy
March 19th, 2016 at 7pm – FilkONtario’s 4th Annual Concert. Presented in conjunction with FilKONtario, the FOM present a filk (SF/Fantasy folksinging) mini-concert by local performers. The event is free and will start at 7pm in the Lillian H. Smith Library basement event room at 239 College St., Toronto.
April 7th, 2016 at 7pm – FanFic Panel Discussion – Fan Fiction is fiction set in another creator’s universe, whether that universe is a book, a TV show or a movie. Author panelists Madeline Ashby, Kelly Robson, Gemma Files and Léonicka will be present to talk about why they take time off from writing for a living, to writing fanfic for fun. Discussion will be moderated by Léonicka. The event is free and will start at 7pm in the 3rd floor Merril Collection reading room at the Lillian H. Smith Library located at 239 College St., Toronto.
May 7th, 2016 from 10am-5pm – 20th Annual Fantastic Pulp Show, A small but terrific show featuring a variety of pulp and pulp related items. 25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested. Tickets are $3 at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with an adult. The show will be held in the basement of the Lillian H. Smith library, 239 College Street. A lecture on pulp cover art will be given at 1:30 in the 3rd floor Merril Collection reading room by Neil Meechum.
May 11th, 2016 -TCAF Panel event, more details TBA soon.