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NEWS HEADER FOR FILE 770Awards Winners at 2014 Utopiales Festival
The following awards were announced at Utopiales in Nates on October 31. Prix Julia Verlanger*  L’esprit du Melkine by Olivier Paquet (Editions L’Atalante, 2013) (*The Julia Verlanger Prize is a literary award established in 1986 which honors science fiction and …

More Changes In WisCon Committee Revealed
WisCon’s LiveJournal reported in October that close to a dozen people resigned in the aftermath of the Frenkel harassment ban. No names were publicized, though in addition to Jeanne Gomoll’s resignation, File 770 has learned about changes in status of three other former WisCon chairs. …

Harlan Released From HospitalHarlan Ellison had good news for readers of his forum this afternoon (October 27) – HARLAN ELLISON – Monday, October 27 2014 17:31:12 … I’M OUT OF HOSPITAL & HOME Further updates when the information becomes available.

Still Paris, Still 2023 — New Bid Committee
A new bid to hold the Worldcon in France in 2023 launched this week and its representatives will be making a presentation at the Utopiales festival in Nantes this afternoon. In addition to a website, the bid is present on …

Top 10 Posts For October 2014
The news of Harlan Ellison’s stroke had everyone worried — to the extent that within 24 hours the announcement became the fourth-most-read post in the history of this blog. Over the following days people were gratified to hear how rapidly …

Brianna Wu Plans Legal Defense Fund
Game designer Brianna Wu, a GamerGate target driven from her home by threats in mid-October, has announced she is creating a legal defense fund to fund action against harassers who violate the law. One of the biggest ways Gamergate operates …

Burns’ Halloween Reverie on CBS
Frequent File 770 contributor James H. Burns made the “front page” of CBS New York’s website today with “Halloween Reverie: Then and Now”, a memoir about Long Island’s changing trends for celebrating the holiday. On one Saturday in the early …

Hooper is Hip, Hops to Help WOOF
By John Hertz: WOOF is the World Organization Of Faneditors, an amateur press association whose publication is collated and distributed annually at the World Science Fiction Convention. The 2014 Worldcon, Loncon III, was August 14-18. In closing it duly turned over …

Stu Shiffman Has SetbackAfter enjoying gradual but sustained improvement since his 2012 stroke, fan artist Stu Shiffman is again having serious problems. A week ago he had a fall, and Tom Whitmore reported on Stu’s CaringBridge page that he did not regain consciousness after …

Disneyland’s Bradbury TreeThe pumpkins on the Tree were not mere pumpkins. Each had a face sliced in it. Each face was different. Every eye was a stranger eye. Every nose was a weirder nose. Every mouth smiled hideously in some new way. …

SF&F Translation Awards EndedThe Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards series has come to an end. Cheryl Morgan, a director of the Association for the Recognition of Excellence in SF & F Translation (ARESFFT) which administered the award, announced October 29 the organization …

Freberg Fete at the Egyptian 11/2
American Cinematheque will host “The Genius of Stan Freberg: Celebrating 70 Years of Creative Entertainment” at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on November 2 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate 70 hilarious years of creative entertainment with the great Stan Freberg, …

My Mileage Varied
When I think of Nantes I think of Omnes Omnibus and Scaramouche. Apparently I ought to be thinking about Utopiales, a science fiction con that starts there today, October 29, and runs through November 3. Europa SF contributor Cristin Tamas confidently assures …

Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2014 Nominees
The winner of the 2014 Prix Utopiales Jeunesse will be announced this weekend at Utopiales, the Nantes International Festival of Science Fiction in France. The award recognizes European authors of “the genre called ‘literature of the imagination.’” The shortlist was …

The Drink Tank Takes on GamerGate
Chris Garcia and James Bacon devote the latest issue of Drink Tank to a discussion of GamerGate.  James says, “It is not good, and we shall not pretend it is not happening or ignore it, for it is already attacking things and …

2014 Nova Awards Voting Open
Eligible fans can vote for the Nova Awards online through Saturday, November 1, or in person at Novacon, which begins November 14. The Nova Awards celebrate achievement in UK and Irish fanzines. Voting is open to all Novacon members and …

Marvel and DC Plan 19 Thru ‘20
Marvel Studios has set release dates for nine movies, including Captain America: Civil War in which Cap will face off against Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans participated in the announcement at Hollywood’s El Capitan theater on October …

William Gibson Reads in LA 11/1
Skylight Books will host William Gibson on November 1, reading from his new novel The Peripheral. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. Where Flynne and her brother Burton live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his …

Scary Shorts
They’re just words and they engage only one of the five senses, so how is it that by placing them in the right order an author can scare the hell out of us? And with Halloween just around the corner, Flavorwire …

Langan, Kaufmann at NYRSF Readings 11/4
Halloween stretches all the way til November 4 at the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings, when curator Amy Goldschlager will present two accomplished horror writers. Nicholas Kaufmann, past nominee for the Bram Stoker Award, Shirley Jackson Award, and …

SFWA Plans Golden Anniversary Anthology
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America will mark its upcoming 50th anniversary by publishing a special anthology, Architects of Wonder: Fifty Years of Nebula Award-Winning Short Fiction. Robin Wayne Bailey, the project’s editor, announced on Facebook that the book is …

2014 Pegasus Awards
The 2014 Pegasus Awards were given at the Ohio Valley Filk Fest last weekend. (The links below are to song lyrics and brief bios on the OVFF/Pegasus site.) Best Filk Song (tie) Paper Worlds by Talis Kimberley Snow White, Red Road …

Inside The Fantasy Worlds of Martin, Froud
The World of Ice & Fire, the encyclopedic fictional history of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, by Martin and the webmasters of Westeros.org, Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, officially goes on sale today (October 28). …

Brewer Taps A Keg of Trouble With Trademark Filing
When Empire Brewing Co., a brewpub in Syracuse, NY, applied to trademark the name “Empire Strikes Bock” the alarms went off at the offices of Lucasfilm’s legal staff. They promptly notified the government they were opposed to granting the mark. …

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DrinkTank390Added Christopher J. Garcia’s The Drink Tank #390

(A MUST read for anyone following, interested in or confused by “#Gamergate”

 

 

 

 

 

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