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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]