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PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (full text below)

Night Shade Books – The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson On Sale; Flamecon Tickets On Sale Now; NIght Shade Books – Strahan’s Best SF & F of the Year On Sale

SOCIAL

About Ravencon

Handy Guide for Whites Who Are About to Become a Minority

1970’s PSA Sadly Still Appropriate

Officers Resign When Black Woman is Elected Mayor

ENTERTAINMENT

Uncanny Mag Issue 4

Arcology

Message to an Astronaut

INDUSTRY

Inaugural Tiptree Fellowships Announced

2015 Eisner Award Nominees

2015 Seiun Award Nominees

Ellison Elected to Libertarian Hall of Fame

Parsec Podcast Awards Seeking Nominations

2015 N3F Franson Award

Firefly RPG Nominated For Best RPG Award

Survey of Non-US Fans on Hugo Awards

SCIENCE

Hubble Celebrates 25 Years in Space!

Is this the beginning of the end?  Robot Vacuum Attacks Woman

First Trek Uniform Worn in Space

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

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23rd of April 2015

THE BEST OF KIM STANLEY ROBINSON IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.99 ON AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, AND MORE!

Kim Stanley Robinson has been an ongoing force in the Science Fiction genre for over twenty years, with his novels (Year’s of Rice and Salt, Forty Signs of Rain) crossing over to the mainstream, and routinely appearing on the New York Times best sellers list. During the 80s and early nineties, his short fiction continued to push the boundaries of science fiction, defining the science-focused side of the science fiction genre.Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan worked with Kim Stanley Robinson to select… read more

     


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BROOKLYN • JUNE 13th

IF WE DO THIS,
WE DO IT OUR WAY.

THE FIRST LGBTQ COMIC CON IN NEW YORK CITY!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

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The rest of the message has been cut short due to copyright laws. Ok Flamies,

Happy Spring, but, like for real.

A quick update with some very special guests you can expect at FlameCon on June 13th…


Long-time Marvel editor Daniel Ketchum is known for his work on Runaways, Ghost Rider and X-Factor.  If that wasn’t impressive enough, he’s currently editing Uncanny Avengers,Magneto and the upcoming A-Force.


James Tynion IV will also be joining FlameCon. James has been writing up a storm over the past few years, including but not limited to Batman Eternal, Detective Comics,Constantine, The Woods and Memetic.

AND OF COURSE, more fabulous exhibitors to share with you:


RFanDom – 
Celebrate fandom through clothing! Find your fandom in our apparel superstore while chatting with our friendly staff! R Staff.


Jezza Smilez – Erotic artist and blogger, Jezza Smilez has been showcased in Brüno Gmunder’s “Stripped” series and has illustrated for Class Comics. He will be present with the latest issues of his own comic book, “Nathan and the Adonai.” (Adults Only)


Agent Scully International  –Thomas Slattery is a NYC based artist, concerned with how real reality is and why time works the way it does.


Scott William Simmons – For the past fifteen years Scott has successfully shown his work and has been represented by galleries in Provincetown, MA and Providence, RI. Also, an avid reader of SciFi and Fantasy novels, Scott reached a point where he wasn’t satisfied with what he was reading. So, picking up a pencil in his spare time, Scott wrote his first novel, “Choices Made – A Tale of the Gwerin”. “Choices Made” is a Fantasy based novel in which gods still walk the land.


Rufus – Rufus is a sculptor, illustrator, and toy designer. He has done the color design for hundreds of Transformers toys for Hasbro, Inc. along with working on many of their other major brands. He is also the creator of F.A.G.S., a line of designer toy figurines with an eye towards the homoerotic, and Scrap Metals, which parodies famous robots. He will have a lot of 2D and 3D surprises in store for Flame Con! You can check out a selection of his work on Instagram at Rufusart.


Retromode – Raised in the arcades of the 80’s, Richard Rossiter is a gamer geek who enjoys painting videogame inspired acrylic pieces (with special attention to landscapes). From MegaMan to Shovel Knight, Richard continues to draw inspiration from sprites and pixels as he strives to capture simpler times and the nostalgia of childhood gaming within his works.


Stevie Wilson – The collected comic works of Stevie Wilson, Vanessa Satone and Eve Grandt. Comics about feminism, queers, aliens, cats & vampires oh my!


Tripping Over You – Suzana Harcum and Owen White are a two-person comics making studio currently based in Arizona. They are married lesbian couple working together to produce LGBT friendly comics and stories – which includes Tripping Over You, their current ongoing webcomic.


Ship Jumper – Ship Jumper is a homoerotic webcomic about Piper, an enthusiastic young sailor from Clochette, a country in the midst of a long war. After their ship is destroyed in battle, Piper and his Captain, Ellis, find themselves stranded on a seemingly deserted island. Besides having to fight for their survival, Piper discovers that the island is full of mysterious creatures, as well as an unexpected fellow survivor from the wreck with a particular interest in him. Rated +18 for explicit sexual content.

And with that, our dear Flamies, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebookand at Flamecon.org.I think I heard your grandmother telling her roommate that she wanted a ticket.

Don’t let grandma down, share the love.

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Until next time. 

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24th of April 2015

BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY OF THE YEAR VOLUME 3 BY JONATHAN STRAHAN IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.99 ON AMAZON,BARNES & NOBLE, AND MORE!

The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the genre has to offer.Jonathan Strahan has edited more than twenty anthologies and collections, including The Locus Awards, The New Space Opera, The Jack Vance Treasury, and a number of year’s best annuals. He has won… read more

       


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