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The SIGnboard

March-April 2011

The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has approved more than 30 Shared Interest Groups; a complete list appears at http://post.harvard.edu/harvard/clubs/html/SIGdir.shtml. Harvard Magazine invites SIGs to share news of their activities in this space. (Send items to [email protected], using SIG in the "class year" line.)

Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Alumni Networking Society

HRSFANS and the undergraduates of the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association proudly present Vericon XI from Friday, March 18, through Sunday, March 20, at Harvard. The annual science-fiction, fantasy, gaming, and anime convention features panels, games, and special events, including a visit by guest of honor Brandon Sanderson, the author who is completing the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Registration is now open! For details, visit www.vericon.org.

Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization

HVAO will host a reception at the Army-Navy Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a presentation on the anticipated completion of the memorial plaque to Harvard's 17 Medal of Honor recipients, with special guest Nicholas Benson, a master stone carver who has worked on many national monuments, including the new memorial to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. This event is open to all members of the Harvard community. Refreshments will be served. For further information, visit www.harvardveterans.org.

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