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Archive for April, 2013

Andrew J. Offutt (1934-2013)

Writer Andrew Offutt, 78, died April 30, 2013. Offutt wrote and edited more than 75 books, including fantasy, SF, and erotica. He was twice president of SFWA, serving from 1976-78. Andrew Jefferson Offutt V was born August 16, 1934 in Louisville KY. He often wrote under the byline “andrew j. offutt,” and work also appeared […]

2013 Aurora Award Nominees

Finalists for the 2013 Prix Aurora Awards, celebrating the best Canadian SF/fantasy work, have been announced. PROFESSIONAL AWARDS Best Novel – English Destiny’s Fall, Marie Bilodeau (Dragon Moon) Food for the Gods, Karen Dudley (Ravenstone) Thunder Road, Chadwick Ginther (Ravenstone) The Silvered, Tanya Huff (DAW) Triggers, Robert J. Sawyer (Penguin Canada) Healer’s Sword, Lynda Williams (EDGE) […]

Locus Awards Weekend Tickets Price Increase

Memberships to the annual Locus Awards Weekend are increasing from $40 to $50 on May 1, 2013. The Locus Awards Weekend includes readings, a kickoff party hosted by Clarion West (the first of their six summer parties honoring 2013 instructors), panels with leading authors, an autograph session, the lunch banquet, and the annual Hawai’ian shirt […]

Clarion West Receives NEA Art Works Grant

Clarion West has received a $10,000 Art Works Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to support its six-week Summer Writers Workshop, as well as its monthly one-day workshops for Pacific Northwest Writers.  This is part of a plan by the NEA to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local […]

Crispin Named IAMTIW Grandmaster

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers has named Ann C. Crispin their 2013 Grandmaster. Crispin is being honored with the award for her work in the Alien, Star Wars, Star Trek, V, and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises. The award will be presented in July at Comic-Con in San Diego during the IAMTIW Scribe Awards […]

Rep Canterbury Proposes Required SF Reading

Representative Ray Canterbury, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has proposed bill HB 2983, which would require the integration of science fiction literature in middle and high school reading curricula, as a means of promoting interest in the subjects of math and science.  The bill stipulates that the West Virginia State Board […]

Heinlein Scholarship

The Heinlein Society’s annual scholarship essay contest is now open for the 2013-2014 academic year. The contest is intended to provide scholarships to two “deserving full time students attending a four-year college”. Students must be undergraduates majoring in either math, engineering, the physical sciences, or in Science Fiction as Literature, and must submit a 500-1,000 […]

2013 TAFF Winner

Jim Mowatt is the winner of the 2013 Trans Atlantic Fan Fund and will attend LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, in San Antonio TX. He received 91 votes in total, 47 from North America and 44 from Europe, out of a total 121 votes (58 from North America and 60 from Europe, […]

LoneStarCon 3 Dealers’ Room Online Registration

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, August 29 – September 2, 2013 in San Antonio TX, has opened online registration for their dealers’ room. Participating vendors interested in reserving booths or two or more tables can now register at reduced prices. LoneStarCon3 invites booksellers, publishers, magazines, artists, and merchants of all kinds to reserve […]

Robert Morales (1958-2013)

Writer Robert Morales, 55, died April 18, 2013 at home in Brooklyn NY. Morales is best known for writing the Truth: Red, White & Black comic miniseries for Marvel (2003), about government experimentation on black men to create “super soldiers” like Captain America, with chilling echoes of the Tuskegee Experiments. Born February 3, 1958 in […]


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