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Hugo MC Withdraws

Loncon 3 announced on March 1, 2014 that British TV star, comedian, and comics writer Jonathan Ross would be the Master of Ceremonies for the 2014 Hugo Awards ceremony, to be held at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention,  August 14-18, 2014 at ExCel, London Docklands. The choice drew criticism from some SF fans […]

Beijing and Kansas City Worldcon Bids

Two bids have been formally filed to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2016: Beijing, China and Kansas City MO. Chinese fan organization the Future Affairs Administration proposes to hold the Worldcon at the China National Convention Center in Beijing from August 14-19, 2016. Their bid website is at […]

Okorafor Named Detcon1 YA Special Guest

Nnedi Okorafor will be the young-adult author special guest at Detcon1, the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), held July 17-20, 2014 in Detroit Michigan. Okorafor will also present two awards for YA and middle grade speculative fiction at the 2014 Golden Duck Awards, as part of a special focus on YA literature at […]

World Fantasy 2015 Guests of Honor

The 41st World Fantasy Convention will take place at the Saratoga Spring City Center and the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs NY from November 5-8 , 2015.  Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Steven Erikson will be the Guests of Honor, with Graham Joyce as Toastmaster, and Special Guests David Drake and Glen Cook. The convention does […]

SMOFCon Scholarship Winners

Jenni Merrifield of Port Moody BC and Pablo M.A Vazquez III of Austin TX are this year’s recipients of the CanSMOF scholarship award. Each winner will receive $500 to be used to attend the SMOFCon 31 convention in Toronto, Canada beginning December 6, 2013.  For more, see the SMOFCon 31 convention website.

GOH Alan Lee Will Not Attend WFC 2013

The 2013 WFC convention committee announced that artist guest of honor, Alan Lee, would not be in attendance at this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England.  Lee’s absence is due to his work on the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug.  The convention committee included the following statement from Lee: “Now that the […]

Jay Lake Film Premiere

The world premiere of Lakeside, a documentary about author Jay Lake’s battle with cancer, will be a feature at LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction convention, August 29 – September 2, 2013 in San Antonio TX. Lake and the director of the film, Donnie Reynolds, will introduce the film on Friday, August 30, at […]

Dragon*Con Announces Separation from Kramer

In a press release today, Greg Euston, Director of Public Relations for Dragon*Con, announced that they have officially merged the old Dragon Con / Ace, Inc. into a new company, Dragon Con, Inc. in a cash-out merger. Ownership of the  new company includes five of the six founding owners of Dragon Con / Ace; Edward […]

LoneStarCon 3 Alerts Dealers to Scam

The LoneStarCon 3 committee sent an alert about scam phone calls some dealers who attended Chicon have been receiving: Some people who were dealers at Chicon have been receiving cold calls from a company claiming to be booking housing for the Worldcon. Other claims include that the hotel is almost full, and that discounted dealers […]

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 […]

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