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Bookends Made From Salvaged Bradbury House Lumber Will Be Offered
When Ray Bradbury’s home was torn down in January, apart from mourning the result, fans’ most common plea was to have some fragment of the house as a Bradbury keepsake. The Los Angeles location of The ReUse People did the deconstruction. They … Continue reading →

Introducing Ambassador Godzilla
Godzilla has a new job. “Until now Godzilla has been simply destroying, but we hope it will now contribute to the prosperity of Kabukicho and Shinjuku,” said Minami Ichikawa, head of Toho’s movie division, at a ceremony ahead of the … Continue reading →

The Avengers Age of Ultron Cereal
By James H. Burns: It’s the Limited Time Hero Edition: a sweetened cereal with marshmallows… In fact, they’re “Avenger Team Marshmallows.” From Kellogg’s. Continue reading →

Next Puppy Please 4/11
Sad Puppies suddenly remembered today they love Tor Books after all, for no particular rea$on. Mary Robinette Kowal offered to underwrite 10 Worldcon member$hips to grow fandom beyond the enclave. Gawker hates that George R.R. Martin is lo$ing money blogging … Continue reading →

Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
Revered satirist and actor Stan Freberg died April 7 at the age of 88. His body of work included more than 400 voiceovers for Warner Bros. animation, comedy albums, TV shows like Time for Beany and The Chun King Comedy Hour, … Continue reading →

The Madness of Crowds of Puppies 4/10
In today’s roundup George R.R. Martin makes everybody mad, John C. Wright says “We are mad when they lie about us, they are mad when we tell the truth about them” , and Dara Korra’ti says you’re mad if you don’t show up … Continue reading →

2015 Wollheim Scholarship Winner
The New York Science Fiction Society (Lunarians) will provide a grant from its Donald A. and Elsie B. Wollheim Scholarship Fund to Julia Wetherell of Brooklyn, New York to help her attend the 2015 Clarion West Writers Workshop. The fund … Continue reading →

Today’s Birthday Boy 4/10
Born April 10: Frequent contributor James H. Burns! Continue reading →

2015 TAFF Vote Count
Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund co-administrator Jim Mowatt has released the ballot count from this year’s race: 46 Nina Horvath 34 Wolf von Witting 19 No preference 1 Hold Over Funds Continue reading →

GoFundMe for Peri the Potter
Peri Charlifu, recently Windycon 41 Artist Guest of Honor, was hospitalized in March with a dissolving and gangrenous appendix. A GoFundMe has been started to help with his medical and other bills. Ordinarily he’d be out selling at a show … Continue reading →

The Extremely Short History of No Award
A lot of people are researching Hugo information this week — especially the track record of No Award, which has won five times. The option to vote No Award on the final ballot was an innovation added by the 1959 Worldcon … Continue reading →

Dragons and Puppies and Bards, Oh My! 4/9
Mainstream media and pundit blogs have not overlooked a chance to capture eyeballs by covering the Sad Puppies kerfuffle. Each wing is quoted today, with one example penned by sf writer Kameron Hurley. George R.R. Martin finished his series of posts about “Puppygate” – no word … Continue reading →

Nina Horvath Wins TAFF
The 2015 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund winner is Nina Horvath of Austria. She outpolled Wolf von Witting in a tight race. According to TAFF co-administrator Jim Mowatt: One featured more strongly in Europe and the other was the North American favourite. … Continue reading →

Patrick H. Adkins (1948-2015)
By Guy H. Lillian III: Patrick H. Adkins, New Orleans author and lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs fan, has passed away. His books included Lord of the Crooked Paths (1987), Master of the Fearful Depths (1989), Sons of the Titans (1990), … Continue reading →

All The Colors of Kibble 4/8
This new roundup about Sad Puppies and Hugos features an artist/novelist who is happy to stay out of it; a lead dog who disbelieves fans will vote No Award; a prestigious bestselling author as familiar with the field’s customs as anyone; a … Continue reading →

2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalists
The six shortlisted books for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best sf novel published in 2014 are: The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate) Europe In … Continue reading →

How Many Sad Puppies Declined a Hugo?
When the Hugo final ballot was announced on Easter the success of the Sad Puppies 3 and Rabid Puppies slates was self-evident. However, it wasn’t immediately known whether all of the independent works on the ballot had come in at … Continue reading →

Hugo Slates Inspire Altered States
This roundup starts with a link to some Hugo data, followed by a long assortment of opinions, then a couple of smaller segments focused on ideas for changing the Hugo rules, and voting No Award. Screenshot of Hugo nominating statistics … Continue reading →

Today’s Birthday Boy 4/7
By Stephen Haffner: [Reprinted with permission.] One hundred years ago today (April 7, 1915) Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of thee sons of Henry Kuttner, Sr. and Annie Levy. Kuttner was five years old when his father … Continue reading →

Actor James Best Passes Away
James Best passed away April 7 at the age of 88. He was best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard. But he had an amazing career playing various characters for over 60 years. One such … Continue reading →

Two Future British Eastercons Selected
The 2016 and 2017 sites for the British Eastercon were approved at Dysprosium. Anxiety reigned in January after the Cardiff group had to withdraw its bid for 2016 and no group was poised to take its place. Little was heard in the interim. This … Continue reading →

Jo Walton’s West Coast Tiptree Celebration Scheduled
Jo Walton, a 2014 Tiptree Award winner who isn’t able to make it to WisCon because she’ll be Balticon GoH the same weekend, will be feted instead on Sunday, August 9 at Borderlands Books in San Francisco. The event begins … Continue reading →

A New Slate Heard From
A message from Steve Stiles, your candidate for Best Fan Artist…Continue reading →

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Added Jean Martin’s Science Fiction/San Francisco #161

 Taral Wayne’s Broken Toys #37

Added John Purcell’s Askance #33

Added Wolf von Witting’s CounterClock #21b

Added Aharon Sheer & Leybl Botwinik’s CyberCozen – April 2015

Added NFFF’s The National Fantasy Fan #74-2, edited by George Phillies

Added Opuntia #303 & 304 edited by Dale Speirs

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