Archive for 'Conventions'
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
Stephen King will kick off PEN Canada’s International Festival of Authors on October 24, 2013 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, with an onstage discussion with his son, author Owen King, moderated by mystery writer Louise Penny. Stephen King will be promoting his new novel, Doctor Sleep a sequel to The Shining, while Owen King will promote [...]
SFWA has announced that Robert Silverberg will be Toastmaster at the 48th Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held May 17-19, 2013, at the San Jose Hilton in San Jose CA. There will be a mass autograph session on Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., hosted by Borderlands Books and open to the public. Registration for the [...]
Loncon 3, the 72nd Worldcon, to be held August 14-18, 2014 in London, announced installment payment plans for Adult, Young Adult, and Family memberships, allowing them to spread payments over a longer period of time while locking in membership at a lower rate. For more information, see the Loncon 3 website.
LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, announced the 2013 Hugo Award nomination period is now open. Nomination ballots will be accepted from January 1, 2013 to March 10, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EDT, for the Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Members of LoneStarCon 3 and Loncon 3 [...]
The Horror Writers Association has added three new Guests of Honor to the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend 2013, incorporating the annual World Horror Convention. Newly announced Guests of Honor include writer, director, and actor Amber Benson; author Bruce Boston; and artist Glenn Chadbourne. They join previously announced guests editor John Joseph Adams and authors Ramsey [...]
The 2014 London bid, now Loncon 3, won the unchallenged site selection vote for the 72nd World SF Convention. The UK concom promptly announced the guests of honour: Iain M. Banks, John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Chris Foss, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, and Bryan Talbot. Loncon 3 will be held at ExCeL in London’s Docklands from [...]