There seems to be an epidemic of conventions in the UK at the moment. August is simply awash with geeky goodness, with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest taking place at Heathrow from the 8th to the 10th, the International Discworld Convention (the Ankh-Morpork Grand Exhibition) with Manchester standing in for Ankh-Morpork from the 8th until the 11th, and, of course, the Big Kahoona: LonCon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, setting off Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matics … More
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As noted earlier in posts about the Hugos, Nebulas, Arthur C. Clarke and BSFA Awards, SF Gateway and Gollancz have quite a decent strike rate in the major genre prizes. So how do we score with the John W. Campbell, Jr Memorial Award? Well, in keeping with earlier efforts: not bad, not bad at all . . .
The rather excellent comics news site Bleeding Cool has a semi-regular feature it calls The Swipe Files, where recent comics covers are placed side-by-side with covers from the past, to which they bear an uncanny resemblance. Readers are left to their own discretion to decide whether the similarity is coincidence, homage or . . .
. . . well.
<ahem> Given … More
Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-five years ago today in New York City.