Today we begin featuring a link roundup from Mike Glyer’s fanzine – File 770. Mike has been rounding up news of fannish interest for decades and has won numerous awards for his fanzine – File 770, taking home the Hugo for Best Fanzine six times so far (and uncounted nominations!).
We’re also doing the same for eFanzines.com with a roundup of the latest additions to that website’s collection of newly pubbed zines.
You may notice a concentration of fan-related news going on here. Move along.
PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (See Below for full text)
Only A Day Left To Buy Ellison Cheap!
Buffalo Niagra Film Festival Now Open For Submissions
A Tribute to Black Men Killed By Police
Big Industry May Be Buying Cell Phone Trackers
Interview with Dr. Temple Grandin
A new commercial links moonwalker Buzz Aldrin with Jockey brand underwear – in humorous action sequences that are more reminiscent of Buzz Lightyear.
Born 1797: Mary Shelley What would horror fans have done without Frankenstein to scare the bejabers out of them? Shelley’s book began on a stormy night in June 1816 on the shores of Lake Geneva as her entry in a … Continue reading
W.J. (Joe) Bethancourt, a professional bluegrass singer with roots in filk and the SCA, died August 29 after a long illness. Bethancourt joined the Society of Creative Anachronism, probably at the 1969 Westercon — the only date that fits with … Continue reading
“What’s Up, Doc? The Animation of Chuck Jones,” an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens (NY) running til January 19, 2015 is reviewed in today’s New York Times – ambivalently approved by the critic in terms …Continue reading
The Daily Dot thought all the geezers were a drag on Loncon 3. “Worldcon is like a family reunion,” said longtime convention-goer and fanzine writer Curt Phillips, at a panel about the history of Worldcon. After a few days, I …Continue reading
Is it the perfect literary gift — or the gift for a perfect illiterate? The amount of wordage devoted in this eBay advert for an autographed paperback of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings to its being the basis for Peter Jackson’s trilogy …Continue reading
Bradbury biographer Jonathan Eller told Biographile about his Surprising Research Into Ray Bradbury’s Life: Many critics and scholars had identified the great change in his writing after World War II, when he matured from a skilled imitator of the themes … Continue reading
The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination will screen The Andromeda Strain (1971) on September 25. There will be a discussion beforehand with guest speakers Ethan Bier (UC San Diego, Biology), Kit Pogliano (UC San Diego, Biology), and Victor Nizet … Continue reading
The walls of Stage 28 at Universal Studios, constructed in 1924 for Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney Sr., are still paneled with the recreation of the Paris Opera House auditorium made for that famous silent movie. But how … Continue reading
Laura Bradley’s “Cosmic Question: What Color Is Marty McFly’s Vest” for NPR violates every tenet of modern blogging – she seeks objective evidence and when she finds that it trumps her opinion, publicly changes her mind! This has never happened … Continue reading
The winner of the first Baen Fantasy Adventure Award was announced at GenCon. Grand Prize “The Golden Knight” by K. D. Julicher First Runnerup “Phoenix for the Amateur Chef” by Scott Huggins Second Runnerup “The Girl with No Name” by … Continue reading
Here’s proof that you have to read fanzines if you want all the news. I learned from Arnie Katz’ latest issue of Claptrap that GalaxyCon, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas this November, has been cancelled — and taken Toner …Continue reading
Here are 16 developments of interest to fans. (1) Maybe the thing to follow steampunk will be phonepunk. People seem to get a kick out of their ancestors’ enthusiasm for ridiculously primitive versions of today’s technology. Consider this NPR article … Continue reading
Taral Wayne’s Broken Toys #30Issue #283 of Opuntia, edited by Dale Speirs
The Drink Tank #382 and Claims Department #17
Jim Mowatt’s TAFFWorld #1 – current TAFF news
Added archive issues #256, 258, 260, 269 of Opuntia, edited by Dale Speirs
Wow! You could almost make a career out of reading fanzines! (New adds almost every day – plus updating of archives and the occasional add of historically impotent zines!)
Axanar Blows Away Kickstarter Goal Like Garth of Izar Blowing Away Klingon D7s (or some other example that combines Star Trek imagery with goal achievement…maybe Axanar Meets KIckstarter Goal Like Kirk Beat the Kobayashi Maru Scenario: Brilliantly!)
The Takei Touch: Sulu Brings Home Da Bacon for Axanar
182014 (conventions & events)
Futuredaze 2: Reprise: An Anthology of Young Adult Science Fiction Now on sale
Designers Wanted For Sci FI Museum Contest
Action Comics #1 Sells for 3.2 Mil
Dark Horse Reprinting Star Wars Comics
Universe Just A Hologram (We’re all just some weird fantasy Philip Dick thought up while he was falling asleep)
Solar Nutrinos Detected For First Time
PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS
Per you review.
The Buffalo Niagara Film festival is now open to submissions.