Spectrum 27 Awards Recipients

The Spectrum 27: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art gold and silver award winners were revealed April 4 in an online ceremony. GRAND MASTER WINNER: Terryl Whitlatch MUSE AWARE WINNER: Alex Dos Diaz ADVERTISING CATEGORY GOLDBartosz Kosowski – The Shining SILVERBrom




By Aidan Doyle: I’ve always loved maps and there are some fun versions of subway maps, such as Internet traffic redesigned as the Tokyo Subway Map. I used to make a subway map of novels which have recently won some of




The official Hugo Awards site reports that CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, will announce the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards and 1945 Retrospective Hugo Awards on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 8 AM NZST. In other time



VIRTUALOSITY. Edmund Schluessel tells what it was like attending the first WiFi SciFi, which took place this afternoon UK time. “Con report: WiFi SciFi”. …Around 75 people including 16 panelists, mostly drawn from the UK, attended two panels, two



READING SERIES. Baen Books has launched a weekly author reading series to be conducted at 8 p.m. Eastern every Friday, hosted by editor Christopher Ruocchio via Zoom and Facebook LIVE. On April 10 the guest will be Steven Barnes, reading



THE CONLINE LIFE. NYC area convention HELIOsphere is running online this weekend. Here’s how to locate the schedule and tap into the programming. When we had to cancel HELIOsphere 2020 because of the coronavirus, we were sad. And, we


CoNZealand, 78th Worldcon host, announced two New Zealand artists selected to create the bases for the 2020 Hugo Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugos. CoNZealand invited New Zealand-based artists to submit a base design. Five designers submitted excellent proposals, and



The big winner at the 2020 British Academy Games Awards was Outer Wilds, the action-adventure mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop, won Best Game, Game Design and Original Property. Also winning three BAFTAs was the open-world, role playing detective



Compiled By Daniel Dern: Selected from a skim of YouTube “corona parody” search results. Here are the first three – the rest are behind the cut. Family Les Miserables Super Bad Transmittable Contagious Awful Virus! My Corona More videos below


THE ANSWER, MY FRIEND. George R.R. Martin empathizes with the Kiwis at Not A Blog: No Fooling. …The biggest news in that regard is that this year’s worldcon, CoNZealand, has also decided to go virtual. I know what a



From AudioFile Magazine, a sampler of new and classic sff audiobooks for fans to listen to this spring. QUALITYLAND by Marc-Uwe Kling | read by Patricia Rodriguez | (Earphones Award Winner) Review Narrator Patricia Rodriguez delivers a sensational performance of this


NO FOOLING. One of the most famous warships that never was – but what kind was it? “HMS Thunderchild – A bad day to be a Tripod,” at Drachinifel. (Here’s a portfolio of related designs by Baron-Engel, “HMS Thunderchild”,


Sally Fink is the recipient of the 2020 International Costumers’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. ICG President pro tem Kevin Roche shared the announcement on March 14. The award is the highest honor the International Costumers’ Guild pays to costumers, and


Go on, admit it, with our intense focus on the epidemic these past two weeks, don’t the top two stories in March feel like they happened before Christmas? Archive of Our Own blocked in China – either because of a


The Horror Writers Association announced the winners of three service awards on March 31. Ordinarily these awards would have been presented at the annual Stokercon, but this year’s event in the UK has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.


THE DOCTOR IS BACK IN. In 2013 Russell T. Davies was asked to write a magazine contribution filling in a blank about the Ninth Doctor’s regeneration. His piece got spiked – for Reasons. Read it now at the official


Erin Underwood has won the 2020 Down Under Fan Fund and will become its new North American Administrator. DUFF co-administrator Paul Weimer reports 60 ballots were cast. One of the ballots did not contain any voting information and the donation


Registration is now open for the transformed professional development conference. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), today unveiled the virtual home for SFWA’s 2020 Nebula Conference Online and showcased features of the upcoming professional development conference for


By Cat Eldridge. March 31, 1995 — Tank Girl premiered. Based on the British comic book created by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett (who also illustrated it), the movie starred Lori Petty as Tank Girl along along with Naomi Watts, Ice-T and Malcolm


Introduction by Hampus Eckerman: My mother wrote an opinion piece for one of our Swedish newspapers about her bout with the corona virus. I’m getting kind of scared for all older fans out there, in Sweden there’s a lot of



Opinion Piece by Steve Vertlieb: The call a few days ago by a Texas politician for the elderly to sacrifice their lives for the “common good” so that our national economy may return to normal smacks of the origins of


Laureate is Korean picture book artist Baek Heena. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is given


THE DC COMICS SALE TO END ALL. says “Sotheby’s Selling Most Complete DC Comics Collection Ever Featuring Rare Batman and Superman Comics”. Today Sotheby announced that is will auction DC Complete: The Ian Levine Collection, a comic book


Nebula Award-winning author Sam J. Miller has been announced as the judge for the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards. The awards are presented annually at Dartmouth College to honor and support works in speculative fiction. Miller is the author


The finalists for the 2020 Kurd Laßwitz Preis were announced on March 29. The award, named after German author Kurd Laßwitz, is given to works written in or translated into the German language and published during the previous
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