Archive for 'Milestones'
A crowdfunding project launched on May 15, 2013 on Kickstarter to turn Blood Kiss, a script by Emmy Award-winning writer Michael Reaves, into a film. Writer Neil Gaiman and actress and fantasy writer Amber Benson will both star if the film is funded. For more information, and to donate, see Blood Kiss on Kickstarter.
Science fiction and fantasy writer Jay Lake announced in a blog post yesterday that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. From his blog post: “the short form version is that I have a large mass in my peritoneum, two inches or more in size, along with another somewhat smaller mass. These are more omental [...]
The results of the SFWA officers’ election were announced. As of July 1, 2013, the new board will be: President: Steven Gould Vice-President: Rachel Swirsky Secretary: Susan Forest Treasurer: Bud Sparhawk South/Central Regional Director: Lee Martindale Overseas Regional Director: Tansy Rayner Roberts There were 516 ballots cast by the April 26, 2013 deadline, up from [...]
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 [...]
After recording his lines for a scene with Milhouse and Comic Book Guy in an episode of The Simpsons on April 4, Harlan Ellison was injured when he fell out of a chair in the Writers’ Enclave room, as reported on the Harlan Ellison Webderland. Harlan described it: “Then one of the ancient, rickety old [...]
A petition is being circulated by the Philadelphia Weekly to place a historical marker in honor of late SF grandmaster Issac Asimov on the corner of 50th and Spruce, where he once lived: “Isaac Asimov. The late grand master of science fiction who authored 500 books across every Dewey Decimal category and invented the very [...]
Iain Banks, Scottish SF and mainstream author, 59, has announced that he is “officially Very Poorly.” He has been diagnosed with late stage gall bladder cancer, and it is extremely unlikely that he will live beyond a year. He has withdrawn from all scheduled appearances and had asked his partner, Adele, if she would do [...]
Edward E. Marsh, who spent 30 years amassing a vast SF and fantasy collection, donated much of the collection to San Diego State University’s Love Library. Valued at over $2.25 million, the collection includes ephemera such as press clippings, notes, busts of authors, movie props, original book cover art, literary contracts, authors’ yearbooks, and autographs, [...]
Two notable fundraising events have arisen as a result of science fiction author Jay Lake’s ongoing struggle with colon cancer, one to directly assist with medical funding and the other supporting a documentary about Lake. An inventive fundraiser through youcaring.com is online, called “Sequence a Science Fiction Writer.” From the site: “a new technology is [...]
Former ISFiC Press publisher Steven H. Silver announced that his replacement will be Bill Roper, previously ISFiC’s business manager. Roper will also edit the next book from ISFiC Press, Seanan McGuire’s Velveteen vs. The Multiverse, due to be published August 2013. Silver previously announced his intention to resign: Silver Leaves ISFiC Press.