AMAZING NEWS OF FANDOM: 5/17/15

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Ellison Joins Archon 39 Lineup
Archon 39 has added to a slate already loaded with talent the nonpareil storyteller Harlan Ellison as a special guest. Guest of Honor Jacqueline Carey, TM Esther Friesner, Artist GoH Brent Chumley, Filk GoH Tricky Pixie. Masquerade MC Victor Milán, … Continue reading →

puppyWall Street Journal on Sad Puppies
Sad Puppies, John Scalzi and Larry Correia feature in a new Wall Street Journal piece “The Culture Wars Invade Science Fiction” by Michael Rapoport. Mr. Scalzi likens the Puppies’ campaigns to the backlash that women and minorities have faced in … Continue reading →

Ex Machina Probes the Mind Within the Machine
By Brandon Engel: Ex Machina, the latest in a long line of AI-focused films, provides a sleek and contemporary scrutiny of the complex relationship between humans and their robo-progeny. A thriller as much as it is a serious science fiction … Continue reading →

puppyThe Left Paw of Darkness 5/16
aka An alternate dimension based on String Theory. Vox Day, Lela E. Buis, Bob Nelson, Jack Hastings, Floris M. Kleijne, Martin Wisse, John Scalzi, Brian Niemeier, Steve Green, Bruce Arthurs, Ampersand, Immanuel Taal, Lis Carey, Larry Correia, Spacefaring Kitten, Elisa … Continue reading →

Standlee’s Worldcon Site Selection Lesson
Fans often say they find it helpful to have Kevin Standlee walk them through the rules, thus a link here to Kevin’s explanation of site selection voting which begins — This year’s Worldcon has a Site Selection Frequently Asked Questions, … Continue reading →

Take Me Out To the Ball Game of Thrones
Actor Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson — better known as Gregor Clegane, the Mountain, from HBO’s Game of Thrones — joined the Phillies for batting practice on May 15. After getting a look at who was in uniform for the Phillies, their opponents the Arizona … Continue reading →

A Forgotten Bradbury Film
In “Bradbury and Butterflies”, Ray Haberski explains why A Sound of Thunder didn’t make much of a flutter at the box office. A time travel movie that plays in the past, present and future is A Sound of Thunder, a 2005 studio … Continue reading →

Sasquan Accepting Online Payment for Site Selection Voting
Sasquan members who want to vote in the 2017 site selection race are now able to electronically purchase the necessary advance memberships here. When voting first opened on April 19 the con was only prepared to take checks in payment. … Continue reading →

puppyI Am Not a Puppy, I Am a Free Man 5/15
aka “My name is Canis Dolorosa. You ganked my rocket. Prepare to die.” Today’s heavily self-referential roundup trots out John Scalzi, Chuck Wendig, C. Robert Cargill, Michael Rapoport, Vox Day, Cephus, Nicholas Whyte, L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright, Vann R. Newkirk … Continue reading →

2015 CUFF Nominations Open
The Canadian Unity Fan Fund (CUFF) is looking for nominees to be the delegate from Western Canada to the SFContrario 6 in Toronto in November. CUFF provides for a Canadian sf/fantasy fan to travel to Canvention on the opposite side … Continue reading →

Trailer Overkill
New trailers for a pair of TV series, Minority Report on Fox, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW, and the movie Minions, have been released this week. In Minority Report, based on the Steven Spielberg film, “a man haunted … Continue reading →

William Bast (1931-2015)
Versatile TV and screenwriter William Bast, best known for his two biographies of James Dean, died of complications of Alzheimer’s on May 4 at the age of 84. His genre work included the Outer Limits episode “Moonstone” (1964). He won … Continue reading →

Pluto, Before and After New Horizons
Gregory Benford reviews science fiction’s most imaginative uses of Pluto for Smithsonian’s Air & Space, and explains how the New Horizons mission will affect future science. This is the last planet we’ll see up close for the first time—at least until … Continue reading →

First Look at CBS Supergirl Series
Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and gets her own CBS TV series. Here’s a clip just released by the network. It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s not a man. It’s Supergirl. Amusingly, the character … Continue reading →

puppyWill the Last Puppy to Leave the Planet Please Shut Off the Sun? 5/14
aka The Puppy Who Sold the Moon Artists projection of the 2015 Hugo award ceremony. pic.twitter.com/yXN8QAceZ1 — Damien Walter (@damiengwalter) May 14, 2015 The field for today’s royal rumble includes John C. Wright, Eric Flint, Vox Day, Tom Knighton, Spacefaring Kitten, … Continue reading →

First Look at Rachel Bloom’s New Series
A clip has been released from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend starring Rachel Bloom in which she plays — Rebecca Bunch, a successful driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness…in … Continue reading →

Ex Machina Probes the Mind Within the Machine
By Brandon Engel: Ex Machina, the latest in a long line of AI-focused films, provides a sleek and contemporary scrutiny of the complex relationship between humans and their robo-progeny.… Continue reading →

Horror Writers Association Scorecard
“There’s something I’ve just got to mention about this year’s Bram Stoker Awards winners,” Lisa Morton, President of the Horror Writers Association, told Facebook readers. “For the first time (at least the first time with a substantial number of categories), … Continue reading →

puppyThe Ballad of Lost C’Nine 5/13
aka Think Blue, Bark Two Brad R. Torgersen, John C. Wright, T.C. McCarthy, Michael Senft, Henry Dampier, Lis Carey, Chris Gerrib, Alexandra Erin, Font Folly and Protest Manager are the featured participants in today’s roundup. (Title credit belongs to File … Continue reading →

Coneheads Come Out of Retirement for Commercial
Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin are back in character for a Conehead version of the “Jake from State Farm” commercial. AdWeek explains this is the latest of several ads for the insurance company based on Saturday Night Live skits: State Farm has a … Continue reading →

Brianna Wu on CBC’s The National
Game designer Brianna Wu (and a past File 770 cover artist) appeared on CBC’s news program The National on May 12 in “Online shaming: the return of mob morality”. An ancient, almost barbaric punishment has returned, out there in the … Continue reading →

Space Brain – Fact or Myth?
By the time astronauts reach Mars will they forget why they are there? A recent study argues radiation exposure en route to Mars may cause the mission crew to develop brain damage. “What happens to your brain on the way … Continue reading →

Fandom Style
Looking for a fresh malfunction to add to your wardrobe? Let File 770‘s fashion critic help! Welovefine has the I Am Chewie Hoodie, the latest in Wookiee-wear, with luxuriant fake fur and a bandolier across the chest. Only $60, plus shipping, handling and … Continue reading →

puppyPortrait of the Artist as a Young Puppy 5/12
aka The Puppy Who Was Death On hand for today’s roundup are Jason Sanford, Lyda Morehouse, Martin Wisse, John C. Wright, John Scalzi, Brian K. Lowe, Damien G. Walter, Fred Kiesche, Rebecca Vipond Brink, Megan Baxter, Lis Carey, Brian Niemeier, … Continue reading →

A Feast of Pros: SFWA’s 50th Anniversary Cookbook
Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook edited by Cat Rambo and Fran Wilde is available for preorder now. From Alien Scones to At the Fruitcake of Madness, DOOM Cookies, Falling Cloud Cake, and Miss Murder’s Black Forest Trifle, there are 157 … Continue reading →

Agent Carter Going West
Marvel’s Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell is getting a second season — and a new zip code. After the fall, it will take over the slot currently filled by Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Tuesdays at 9 p.m. A major change … Continue reading →

Matching Funds Available for Heinlein Bust Donations
The Heinlein Prize Trust will partner with The Heinlein Society to raise money for the new Robert A. Heinlein bust to be displayed in the “Hall of Famous Missourians” at the Missouri state capitol. The Trust has pledged to match … Continue reading →

Hamit To Talk Vietnam War on “Everything Is Broken”
Writer and veteran Francis Hamit will guest on Jim Dexter’s “Everything Is Broken” show on May 12 to discuss the Vietnam War. “I was there. In Vietnam,” says Hamit. “Jim, it seems, was on the other side in the USA … Continue reading →

puppySoylent Green Is Puppies 5/11
aka Don’t ask for whom the puppy barks, it barks for thee. Today’s roundup brings you K. Tempest Bradford, David Gerrold, Redneck Gaijin, Spacefaring Kitten, SL Huang, Brandon Kempner, Alexandra Erin, and Robert J. Bennett. (Title credit goes to File … Continue reading →

2015 Sturgeon Award Shortlist
The finalists for the 2015 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction of 2014 have been announced. The award will be presented at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS being held June 11-14. “Lady With Fox,” Greg … Continue reading →

2015 Campbell Award Shortlist
The finalists for the 2015 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel of the year 2014 have been announced. The award will be presented at the Campbell Conference, to be held in Lawrence, KS from June 11-14. … Continue reading →

2014 Australian Shadows Awards
The winners of the 2014 Australian Shadows Awards given by the Australian Horror Writers Association have been announced. Novel Aaron Sterns and Greg McLean – Wolf Creek Origin Short Fiction Alan Baxter – “Shadows of the Lonely Dead” Edited Works SQ … Continue reading →

2015 Sir Julius Vogel Awards
The winners of the 2015 Sir Julius Vogel Awards were announced during Reconnaissance, the 36th New Zealand National Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Convention, held in Rotorua from April 3-6. PROFESSIONAL AWARDS NOMINEES BEST NOVEL Engines of Empathy by Paul Mannering … Continue reading →

2015 Ignotus Awards Nominees
The nominees for the Premios Ignotus 2015 (2015 Ignotus Awards) have been announced by Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror. Novela A vuestras mentes dispersas, de Joan Antoni Fernández (Ed. Juan José Aroz) El libro de Ivo, … Continue reading →

2015 Deutscher Science Fiction Preis Winners
The winners of the 2015 Deutscher Science Fiction Preis for the best short story and best novel written in German language have been announced. The juried award is sponsored by the SFCD, Germany´s largest science-fiction club. The award will be presented at WetzKon2 … Continue reading →

puppyPuppy! Klaatu Barada Nikto! 5/10
aka Through the Drowsy Bark: Slates, Fisking, & Puppies Today’s sled is drawn by David Gerrold, Vox Day, John Scalzi, Alexandra Erin, Damien G. Walter, Lisa J. Goldstein, Mark Ciocco, William Reichard, P. Llewellyn James, Jeffro Johnson, Jim C. Hines and … Continue reading →

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Added page for Reflections in the Shards, a collection of Caroline Mullan’s fanwriting produced for the 2015 Eastercon and edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
Added Christina Lake’s Nowhere Fan #3
John Thiel’s Surprising Stories, May 2015 is available at the link
Added Journey Planet #21 & 22 edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, and friends

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