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 2017
(additional events will be added as they are confirmed so check back soon!)
January 26th 7-8pm, Friends of the Merril Annual General Meeting – The board will be reporting on the past year’s activities, review our financial statement, answer any questions from the floor, and hold elections for 2017. Members old and new are welcome to attend. In order to vote, your membership for 2017 will need to be purcahsed & up to date. These will be available for purchase at the meeting and via Paypal on our Join the Friends page.
Saturday February 18th 7pm, Time Bandits screening -Join us for a screening of the 1981 movie Time Bandits! Introduction by Friends of Merril committee member, author, and aspiring screen writer Oliver Brackenbury. Free event & free popcorn. The event will be at the Lillian H. Smith Library in the basement meeting room
Saturday February 25th 7-9:30pm, 2017 FilkOntario/Merril Filk Concert – Presented in conjunction with FilKONtario, the Friends of the Merril present a filk (SF/Fantasy folksinging) mini-concert by local performers. The event will be held in the evening of Saturday, February 25th, from 7-9:30 PM at the Lillian H. Smith Library in the basement meeting room.
Monday March 6th, Interview with Author Drew Hayden Taylor of the graphic novel Take Us to Your Chief – Drew Hayden Taylor on his new book, Take Us To Your Chief , filled with classical sci-fi stories featuring aliens, government conspiracies, and hostile invaders with First Nation elements and modern twists. The event will be at the Lillian H. Smith Library from 7-8pm.
Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase courtesy of Glad Day Bookshop.
Saturday May 13th, Friends of Merril 21st Fantastic Pulp Show – Our annual Pulp Show. Come check out our vendors of vintage pulp magazines and paperbacks (and some reprints). More details to follow
Friday & Saturday June 2-3rd, Academic Conference on Canadian SF&F – More details to follow
Friday & Saturday June 9-10th, North American Jules Verne Society Conference – More details to follow
Monday July 31st, International Research Society for Children’s Literature – More details to follow
Saturday December 2nd -Friends of the Merril Christmas Cream Tea – More details to follow