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World Fantasy 2018 Guests of Honor

The 2018 World Fantasy Convention (WFC) has announced the addition of special guest Aliette de Bodard, joining Guests of Honor Michael J. Walsh and Tom Kidd. WFC 2018 will be held November 1-4, 2018 at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore MD. The theme is “Ports in a Storm.” Attending memberships are currently $175. […]

Treu Joins Tiptree Motherboard

Bookseller Gretchen Treu has joined the Tiptree Motherboard. She joins current Motherboard members Debbie Notkin, Jeanne Gomoll, Alexis Lothian, Jeffrey D. Smith, and founders Karen Joy Fowler and Pat Murphy. The James Tiptree Literary Award Council, a nonprofit corporation, “was designed to be run by a ‘motherboard’ (we love the pun!) of five or more […]

Gaiman to Read Cheesecake Factory Menu for Charity

As part of a fundraising campaign being organized by writer and comedian Sara Benincasa to benefit world refugees, bestselling author Neil Gaiman has agreed to do a live reading of the entire Cheesecake Factory menu if fans raise $500,000 for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Benincasa hopes to reach the funding goal by World Refugee […]

Game Writing Nebula Category

Beginning with the 2018 Nebula Awards (for works published in 2017), there will be a new award category: Best Game Writing. SFWA President Cat Rambo says “all forms of game writing will be eligible.” SFWA expects to have the game writing versions of their suggested reading list and new release newsletter available this week. For more on the […]

Hugo Voter Packet Available

The 2017 Hugo Voter Packet is available for download by members of Worldcon 75. “Messages have gone out to voters, including personalized links and information on how to access the packet. Anyone who has not received it should contact hugohelp@worldcon.fi.” The packet does not contain all the nominated works in their entirety, but there is some […]

Yang Withdrawn from Hugos

Mansik Yang has been removed from the Best Fan Artist category for the 2017 Hugo Awards. His place will be taken by Elizabeth Leggett. Paper ballots will be reissued, and the online ballot will be amended. In a statement released May 17, 2017, Worldcon 75 administrators said: As the packet was being assembled, Mansik Yang, […]

Tor Books to Launch New Imprint

Tor Books is launching a new serialized fiction podcast imprint, Tor Labs, which will focus on “experimental approaches to genre publishing, beginning with original dramatic podcasts.” Tor Labs will be helmed by senior editor Marco Palmieri and editor Jennifer Gunnels. Tor Labs plans to debut on August 2, 2017, beginning with a weekly original science […]

Editorial Staff Changes at Escape Pod

Norm Sherman has stepped down as editor of weekly science fiction podcast Escape Pod. Divya Breed & Mur Lafferty are the new co-editors, and Benjamin C. Kinney is assistant editor.

Call for Aurealis Judges

The Aurealis Awards announced they are seeking judges for the 2017 awards process in the following categories: Science Fiction Novel Science Fiction Short Story/Novella Fantasy Novel Fantasy Short Story/Novella Horror Novel/Novella/Horror Short Story Young Adult Novel/Young Adult Short Story Children’s Fiction Collection/Anthology Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel The only qualifications are that applicants must be residents of […]

Martin Funds Odyssey Horror Scholarship

George R.R. Martin announced on April 26, 2017 that he will fund a horror-writing scholarship for the Odyssey Writing Workshop, held every summer at Saint Anselm College in Manchester NH. The “Miskatonic Scholarship” will be awarded once a year to a writer of Lovecraftian fiction and will cover tuition, fees, and lodging. Winners will be […]


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