AMAZING NEWS: 9/18/2016

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SPECIAL NOTE:  Fantanimals Trailer & Product Was Stolen on the way to Worldcon.  Help Judy and David Peterson Recover

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (Full Text Below)

Krypton Radio; Signum University; FlameCon;  

SOCIAL

Why We Celebrate Women, and Women of Color, Winning the Hugo

Even Cthulhu Objects to Being Compared to Donald Trump

Paralyzed and Pregnant, Woman Completes Marathon with Exoskeleton’s Help

The Three Factions of Fandom: “the SFF world is liberal and welcoming as long as there are only a handful of women, writers of colour, LGBT writers and other marginalised people. As soon, however, as the numbers begin to rise to the point that straight white men feel squeezed out, the backlash will begin.”

Puppy Noms Win Hugo Awards, But Puppies are Still Sad...Awwwww

“Hey Alfalfa!  Who took the He-Man Woman Hater’s Club sign off the clubhouse?”  SF’s Women Problem (via File 770)

ENTERTAINMENT

Are We living in a Simulation? (if so – ‘hey programmer(s)!  Lighten Up!’)

Discovering an Earth-Like Planet Will Be a Big Deal (via File 770)

StarShipSofa #451

Storm Reid to Star in A Wrinkle in Time

A Poorly Thought Out Answer to Fermi’s Question

Space 1999’s Revenge?:  “That IS a Moon – and it’s coming right at us!”

Professor McIntyre’s Got Your Trigger Warning Right Here

Dr. Strange Could Be Coming To A Display Shelf Near You!

Will Stan Lee Be Doing a Cameo in the Film About His Life?

Mad Max Fury Road Tech Trailer (via Something Terrible)

How to Get Into EVE Online

INDUSTRY

We Love Hearing ‘My First Worldcon’ Reports! (via File 770)

Kevin Standlee explains (some) stuff about the WSFS Business Meeting

Name the new Not-a-Hugo YA Award

Scientific American on Predictions of the Future

LadiesCon 2016

Bezos Donates Heinlein Prize & Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

Free Maps From NatGeo (via David Gerrold)

Imaginarium Convention (via Dave Creek)

Norman Spinrad Not Happy With Latest Book Cover (via Norman Spinrad)

SCIENCE

NASA 9-11 Tribute From Mars

Men and Women’s Brains Are Different?

Harry Harrison Was Wrong:  You won’t need Chedderite for a Warp drive – just a microwave oven and a resonant cavity

Interstellar Dust Bunnies are SO Pretty

Spaceship One Returns to (test) Flight

NASA’s Android

What Will Webb Reveal?

Curiosity’s Proximity to Possible Water May Change Its Route

Dolphin Conversation Caught on Tape:  (use complete sentences and YUUUUUGE words, unlike some politicians)

Mars 360 Panorama (via Dave Creek)

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

The Krypton Radio newsletter ROCKS FROM SPACE is back, direct to your inbox! Here is a taste of this week’s doings on the Krypton Radio web site.

This coming weekend, we have a special guest on The Event Horizon this Saturday at 9 pm Pacific / Midnight Eastern, and again on Sunday at 4 pm Pacific / 7 pm Eastern:  it’s none other than the Boy Wonder himself, Burt Ward!

We’re also redesigning our line of t-shirts, and since we’ve found a great new supplier we can offer the same quality shirts (maybe even better!) at literally half the price. If you’re a patron, though (see the link toward the bottom of this email), you’ll be able to get any of our designs at our cost.

Another thing that’s happened is that our free player apps (there’s one for literally every smart phone and tablet, no matter the brand or operating system) now account for something around 10% of our listening audience! People are starting to figure out that you can take Krypton Radio with you wherever you go, and it is Awesome.

We think so, anyway. But we’re biased.

We’re making science fiction fandom history, and you’re a part of it.

Remember to tune in to Krypton Radio every day – it’s Sci-Fi for your Wifi.

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Animated Indiana Jones is On Its Way

Animated Indiana Jones is On Its Way

Patrick Shoenmaker was commissioned to do a single print imagining Indiana Jones in animated form, and the concept just wouldn’t give him peace. Five years later, the real thing is almost ready.

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Game Review: 'Chrono Trigger'

Game Review: ‘Chrono Trigger’

Chrono is a time travelling warrior in this classic series. Ron Fulton reviews.

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On 'The Event Horizon': Amy McAdams, Lee Holdridge - 'Beauty and the Beast'

On ‘The Event Horizon’: Amy McAdams, Lee Holdridge – ‘Beauty and the Beast’

This evening’s show welcomes not only the convention runner for the 2017 BATB convention marking its 30th anniversary, but the show’s composer as well. 9 pm PT / 12 am ET

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OSIRIS-REX Asteroid Mission Enjoys Flawless Launch

OSIRIS-REX Asteroid Mission Enjoys Flawless Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s OSIRIS-RES spacecraft is on its way to an intriguing asteroid named Bennu, and Dante Lauretta couldn’t be happier. The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sept. 8, 2016.Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky Lauretta, the …

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38 Horror Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now: #1 – 'CREEP'

38 Horror Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now: #1 – ‘CREEP’

There are 38 horror movies on Netflix at this writing, and Jackie Zwirn is going to review them, starting with this one.

Read more.

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If you like what you’re hearing (and reading) please become a patron of Krypton Radio. Just five green things a month. That’s all we ask.

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Hello, Mythgardians and Signum Friends!

 

We are pleased to announce that the third annual MidMoot is just around the corner. From the 24th to the 25th of September 2016, fans and scholars of imaginative fiction will be gathering on the University of Maryland campus to hear from top-notch speakers and enjoy lively discussion and camaraderie.

 

MidMoot is delighted to have Dr. Corey Olsen, Dr. Verlyn Flieger, and Dr. Janet Croft as our Guests of Honour. We also have an excellent lineup of fan-based and academic presentations, including presentations from your very own classmates and friends from Mythgard and Signum!

 

The best part is that you can still attend! For more information and to register, visit our MidMoot pages at Signum and Mythgard. On those pages you will also find a downloadable flyer, conference schedule, recommended accommodations, and list of presentations. Remember, space is limited, so we encourage you to register soon. For the banquet, you must register by September 16 in order to attend.

 

We hope that you will join us for what will be an amazing experience, and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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FLAME CON
RETURNS
AUGUST 19th & 20th 2017


Real heroes plan ahead.So, due to overwhelming demand, tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for next year’s FLAME CON.

We’re giving you the opportunity to get these tickets before the prices increase and sales commence for the general public on January 1st of 2017.

FLAME CON will again be preceded by a fabulous Firestarter kick-off party, which we’ll be selling tickets for separately.  When that’s announced, ticket holders will receive first notice, and weekend pass holders will even get a discount code to it!

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive perks, customized lists and cool updates.

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