The Metro New York Illini Club

and the University of Illinois Library

invite you to


The Accidental Time Traveler
a program at the New York Athletic Club


Head of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lynne Thomas

Five-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas is Co-Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Uncanny Magazine with her husband, Michael Damian Thomas. The former Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine, she co-edited the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords, as well as Whedonistas and Chicks Dig Comics.  She also moderated the Hugo Award-winning SF Squeecasta monthly podcast in which a group of SF/F professionals get excited about stuff they like, and contributes to the Verity! Podcast - a bunch of smart women talking about Doctor Who


In her day job, Thomas is the Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Rare Book and Manuscript Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she heads the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, one of the largest public university rare book collections in the country.  


An alumna of Smith College with a degree in French and Comparative Literature, she also holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MA in English and American Literature from Northern Illinois University.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018 

6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Program

The New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South (just east of 7th Avenue)
New York City

Please note, the New York Athletic Club has a dress code; click here to view it on their website. We will not be in either the Main Dining Room or the Cocktail Lounge. 

Admission: $25
(Includes: Beer, wine, or soda and light hors d'oeuvres)


NOTE:  This event was rescheduled from March 21st due to a snowstorm.  To check if you are already registered, click "Update My Profile" on the Account menu in the upper left, then choose "My RSVPs" (or email Kelly at


****Please be sure to follow all steps.  If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few minutes, you have not completed the registration.**** 

Questions? Contact Kelly Belford


Sponsored by the University of Illinois Library Friends

Special thanks to Harvey Benenson (BALAS ’69) of the University Library Board of Advocates
for his support of this event.