AMAZING NEWS: 9/6/2015

More than just puppies

SPECIAL:

If You Have Never Been To Worldcon – here’s your etiquette guide (Former attendees, read this just to double check you are doing it right!)

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (Full text below)

Latest issue of Quantum Muse; Geeks Out; Phoenix Pick

SOCIAL

GRRM Endorses (the idea of) Puppy Awards

Sad Puppies 4 Tries to Disguise 2016’s Slate as a List – delivered in their typical friendly manner

A New and Welcome Take on Convention Diversity Panels

The Politics of Star Trek (via Stephen Hunt)

ENTERTAINMENT

Howard Phillip Lovecraft Explains Why Cthulhu Does Not Consume Sad Puppies (most hilarious puppy commentary of the age!)

102 Genre Interviews This will keep you busy for a while….

Church of Polydeism Endroses Sanders Because Cthulhu (via Mike Walsh)

SF State College Hosts SF Exhibit

Cutaway Illo of the Fireball XL 5 & a Cutaway illo of a Spaceship from the back cover of Amazing Stories, circa 1941 (both via the Tom Corbett FB Page)

Latest Issue of Surprising Stories

Win A Copy of The Song of Kings by RJ Chance

Launch Pad Alumni Swanwick & Khanna at NYRSF Readings This Month

Pulpy Adventures from Pro Se Press!

INDUSTRY

Michael Swanwick Writes Open Letter to Chinese SF Community

Interview with Garth Nix, Boskone 2016 Guest of Honor

Bob Silverberg Talks Writing Porn (video)

Janice Gelb (tries to) Explains Puppies on Martian Drive-In Podcast

Puppies Try to Explain Themselves (successfully transmit hate)

Edelman: One Thing We Can Do To Make Worldcon Better

Standlee Suggests Hugo Award Category Changes; Endorsed by GRRM (and Amazing Stories)

David Langford Reveals a Tentatively Titles Work in Progress: The Vince Clarke Treasury

SCIENCE

Walter Kronkite Interviews Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein During Moon Landing

Weaponized Police Drones

Octopuses Throwing Stuff

Ride Back From ISS is Anything But Smooth

Super Moon Eclipse!

Simulated Mars

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

We are pleased to announce, a bit late, the September, 2015 issue of Quantum Muse is now up at www.quantummuse.com.

We feature the art of Elisabeth Alba

This month’s selections.

Parcel by Michele Dutcher
The Monkey King by Richard  Tornello
Children of the Gray Tower III by James Gardner
The Prospector’s Tale by Harris  Tobias

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Geek OUT This September

Sad Summer is drawing to a close? Don’t be! Join Geeks OUT for some fun, geeky events this fall! See even more geeky events listed at geeksout.org and don’t forget to join us at New York Comic Con, October 8–11!

beerBEER THE WALKING DRUNK
Join us for a zombie pub crawl! September 26th

Assemble the survivors, bring your good luck ear necklace, and prepare to stumble your way through the streets of the walking drunk!

Starting point:
Industry Bar (355 W. 52nd St.)
4:00 PM: Gather your team at Industry and receive the challenges.
4:30 PM: The crawl begins!
If you don’t have a team, just show up and you’l be put together with other lone zombies.

Ending point:
All teams meet at Boxers in Chelsea by 8:00pm for the final challenge! All are welcome to join us at Boxers. Even if you didn’t go on the pub crawl, come raise a glass to the survivors!

Find out more at geeksout.org and join the Facebook Event Page

retreatTHE GREAT GAY GEEK RETREAT
Free your inner geek at Easton Mountain, September 18-20!

For the third year in a row, gay geeks will be gathering at Easton Mountain to have a weekend of relaxation, exploration, and geeky fun! Join us for star talks, arty workshops, bonfires, video game tournaments, horror movies, outdoor games and and a drawing class lead by superstar comic book writer-artist Phil Jimenez!

For those who haven’t been, Easton Mountain is a gay campground located just North of Albany. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a big wood-burning sauna, beautiful hiking trails, a lake for canoeing, and a big airy lodge where campers can kick back. Not used to roughing it? Don’t worry. Meals are included, and several lodging options are available. There’s even a sweet “Newbie” deal for first-timers.

So, bring a friend! Bring a cape! Bring your sense of adventure! It’s never felt better to be a geek!

For more information, visit eastonmountain.org/gaygeek/ and join the Facebook Event Page for updates!

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