AMAZING NEWS: 6/19/2016

Astronauts return, pulp heroes rebooted, convention progress reports and folks have things to say about Orlando.

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (Full text below)

Free Ticket to Walker Stalker Con; FlameCon 2 (Comments on Orlando); Planetary Resources Expands; Piranha Games Huntsman Pre Order

SOCIAL

The Mistrust of Science

Special Orlando Section

You can pray, or you can DO something (Congressman fed up with “moments of silence”)

Thoughts and Prayers 

Recipe For a Shooting

Colbert Comments on Trump’s Orlando BS

Natalie Luhrs is Angry

Orlando Shooter’s Profile Doesn’t Look Like a Terrorist’s

County in Alabama Won’t Lower Flags For Orlando

ENTERTANMENT

IAAA/David A. Hardy Space PIc of the Week

Ted Chiang Collection (via Michael Walsh)

Who Owns Star Trek?  (ummm – Paramount & CBS…?.)

Despite Abram’s Pronouncement, Axanar Lawsuit Still On

The Saint Reboot

Ghostbusters TV Spot

GOTG 2 Wraps

Weirdbook Magazine

The 1960 Worldcon

INDUSTRY

Tate Publishing Sued for 1.7 Million

Launch Pad 2016:  Official Unofficial Class Pics

Robot Reads:  A Robot Reads Romance Novels

All Women Feminist Comic Book Series

Multi-Cultural Superheroes Created by Women

Women SF Authors Reach New Heights

Huevelt Touring US

Barcelona Eurocon Progress Report

Lullabies in Arabic Wins Awards

Didn’t Know It Was Still Around:  The Fandom Directory

SCIENCE

MMMM Those Beans Were Good!  (and now they’re cooking dinner!)

Five Emergent Technologies That Will Shape the Future

Not Your Grandma’s Shock Treatment

Hawking Probably Not Thrilled With This:  Using Lasers to Contact ET

NASA’s Juno Mission Trailer

Peake’s Return to Earth a Rocky Ride BONUS: Peake’s ISS Photos

More Than Half of Humanity Now Lives In Cities: Here’s How It Happened

That’s the Thing About Waves, They Keep On Coming:  2nd Set of Gravity Waves Detected

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

Ticket to Walker Stalker Con in Philadelphia

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Goldstar offers a Ticket to the Walking Dead Convention at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks in Philadelphia, PA, for free. (A service fee of approximately $9 applies.) That’s tied with last week’s mention as $45 under the lowest price we could find for this General Admission ticket. Book this travel deal by October 1 at 9:30 am ET; the convention takes place on October 1 and 2.

Of note: Although you can bring your crossbow, arrows are not permitted in the convention center.

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We at Geeks OUT are devastated by the recent tragic and senseless mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando.Our hearts go out to the victims of this tragedy and their families. We stand united with the Orlando LGBTQ community against homophobia, bigotry, and violence. Our community is strong and resilient; together, we will overcome hatred.

We wish to ensure to current and future ticket holders of Flame Con 2 that our event will once again be a safe space to celebrate the diversity and creativity of queer geekdom and LGBTQ contributions to pop culture.

We are taking addional safety precautions and intend to hire more security for the event than originally planned. We also count on having the full cooperation of local law enforcement.

With even more special guests and exhibitors than last year, FLAME CON 2 is shaping up to be an incredible event.  We can’t wait to have you there.

 

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We are thrilled to share the news that we’re expanding into Europe!

Planetary Resources is pleased to announce that we’ve signed an MOU with the Government of Luxembourg to work together on their SpaceResources.lu initiative for the exploration and utilization of resources from asteroids.

As part of the press event in Luxembourg, I officially signed the agreement alongside Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy. Minister Schneider said that “utilizing the resources of space will generate new technologies and provide access to abundant resources that will not only benefit Luxembourg, but is an innovative pathway that will have numerous benefits future generations.” And I couldn’t agree more.

This partnership builds on our recently announced Ceres Earth observation business, deploying technologies which can be used to prospect resources on asteroids. Read the full release on our website HERE.

Thank you for being with us on this incredible journey.
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-Chris Lewicki
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Planetary Resources, Inc.

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The Huntsman is now available for pre-order! To qualify for the Early Adopter Rewards, make sure to grab your pack before July 18th 11:59:59 PM PDT (July 19th at 7:59:59 AM UTC).

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