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Boston Trek Con
Duotrope Market Report


Just Because Sexism Is Historically Accurate….
Blast From Creationism’s Past – Asimov & Moyers
Integrating God & Physics
Chris Pine Talks About Russian Anti-Gay Laws
DAVOS 2014
Black Comic Book Day – Chicago
EMP Young Writer’s Contest (Submissions Close in 5 Days)

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I Remember the Future Trailer Based On Michael Burstein Short Story (video)
Oooo Weeee’re off to see the Wizard…Emerald City Gets 10 Episodes, more
TangetonOnline OTR:  Wherever You May Be X Minus 1:  James Gunn
Halle Berry in Extant Teaser (video)
Doctor Who Comic
20050624-barbarellaBarbarella TV Series!
Best SF/F/H Shows On TV Now?
Destination Moon – OTR
A Clockwork PuceBehind the Scenes of A Clockwork Orange (Best Viewed While Drinking Milk Plus.  Bring Your Droogs)
Soylent Green, Now Selling For $140.00 an Ounce
Game Of Thrones Season 4 Preview
Da Interwebs 1981 (So much slower, so much betterer)
Space Engine: Space Simulator (Free Download)
RoboCop Vs ED209s (More EDs this time.  Does More = Better?) (Video)
Can HER Change SF Film Forever?


Boskone 51:  Pre-Reg Closed: Registration Still Open: Day Passes Available
AMAZING STORIES @ BOSKONE 51:  Meeting For Bloggers, Members & Interested Parties – Saturday 2/15 at 9 AM
More Awards Angst
Reading Classics:  Review of Harrison’s The Stainless Steel Rat
What Makes Jo Walton So Great?  Patrick Is Happy To Tell You!
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Fill Your Desk With Trek Toys
Who Knew Beethoven Was A Trek Fan?
More Detail On the Gutting Of the Star Wars Franchise
William Hayashi Signing
Con Report: Confusion


SyFy Looking For Scripts – Thinks Good Shows Will Increase Ad Revenue  (I got one:  pro-wrestlers discover that they have mutant psychic powers and use their abilities to convince the SyFy channel to produce a reality show about pro wrestling….)
Agent Artery Is A Dead End
On Nominating for Andre Norton & Nebulas
SFWA Calling For Candidates
First They Get A Moon Lander – Now They Tell Us Our Literature Is Over-Rated (Too Narrative & Too Influential)
How Much Sci Should There Be In the Fi?  IO9 Wants You To Tell Them (Here At Amazing Stories They’ve Known the Answer Since 1926)
What Do Writer’s Earn?
Research Assistance: Art Book Archive
Bram Stoker Nominations
The Kitschies!


Rosetta Wakes!
sky whaleSky Whale Jet Design!  
So, How Does It Feel To Be A Simulation?
Cosmic Web Revealed
3D Printed Houses Coming Soon
Scientists Create SF Film Fest
 What Happens When AI Turns On Us?  Nothing:  We’ll Be Gone Before We Know What Happened
Water On Ceres
XOMBIE Redirects Its Own Landing (Video)
Spaceship Bridge Mockup At Science Museum



Understanding Fan Culture

Friday 20:00 – 20:50

What is fandom? If you consider yourself part of it, how would you describe it? Is there anything about it that makes it particularly appealing? How has it changed? And what do you think people from outside the community (especially those trying to break in) most need to know about it? How can we better understand what it means to be a fan in the 21st century and beyond?

Erin Underwood (M) , Bill Roper, Steve Davidson, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Brianna Spacekat Wu

Amazing Stories Meeting

Saturday 09:00 – 09:50

Amazing Stories Magazine holds a meeting for its bloggers and community members.

Steve Davidson (and YOU)

Gateway Drugs: The Stories That Turn People Into Fans

Saturday 11:00 – 11:50

Panelists discuss the works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that captured their imaginations and opened the floodgates to fandom. What stories hooked them? What was it about these works that made them want more? What newer tales might have that power to intoxicate?

Joe Siclari (M), Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Jo Walton, Steve Davidson, Ellen Asher

Ezines, Fanzines, and Blogs, Oh My!

Sunday 11:00 – 11:50

Fanzines, ezines, and blogs come and go, and return again in new and different forms. What is it about fanzines that gives them such resiliency when so many readerships remain in perpetual flux? What are the advantages of these forms? What do their readers — and writers — get out of each?

Steve Davidson (M), E. C. Ambrose, Steve Miller, Joe Siclari, Mallory O’Meara


Boston Star Trek Convention 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:00 AM


  • Hynes Convention Center

    900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA (map)

    Creation Entertainment’s Official STAR TREK Convention come back to Boston with an impressive roster of scheduled guests. Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Terry Farrell, Robert Beltran, Tim Russ, and more! It should be a fun weekend!

    Gold Weekend passes are on sale now for $210. This gets you autographs from all those listed above, plus reserved seating. Additional ticket options (Silver, general weekend admission, and single day) will be offered as they get closer to the event. I’ll post here when that happens. Photo ops cost extra. I am cautiously optimistic that this will be a fun event. I hope you’ll join us!

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