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London Expo: October, 2013

London Expo October, 2013

One Fan’s History — Badges? We Don’ Need No Steenkin’…(Part One)

Every con has a name badge, and most of them are well designed, like a little piece of art. Badge collecting is a great way to save convention memories

AMAZING News – 9/29/13

Genre News - and lots of it!

I LOVE YOU. A Take On Comments & Policy

Try this approach when you are tempted to violate our comments policy.

HOW NOT TO EDIT A PROGRAM BOOK: OR THE ADVENTURES OF...

Want to make sure your contributions arrive on time? Threaten them. Tell them you’ll make up stuff and place their name prominently at the head of the gibberish you’ve concocted. Articles will pour in.

What Mecha Did For Me; Or, I’m An Anime Writer Because...

I was deep into Gundam Wing starting in middle school, and it was the catalyst for me to start taking drawing and writing very seriously.

LoneStarCon3 – the 71st Worldcon – Photo Gallery

A Photo gallery from this year's Worldcon

“Will people be in costume?” How mainstream media sees SF fans.

Maybe it's time for fans to relax about how the mainstream media sees us. We do sort of rule the world.

La Estrella Solitaria, Sunday Morning Edition

Worldcon's Daily Newsletter

The Artful Collector: What Gets YOUR attention at a Worldcon Art...

I must confess, when it comes to SF/F the more you see of it, the easier it is to become innured to its novelty. Familiarity with dragons, wizards, and flying saucers can breed not contempt - but worse: indifference and inattention.

Fan Fotos

Let us return once more to days of Fandom past.  Through the magic of the photographic time machine, ably wielded by the intrepid, itinerant...

Nobody Goes It Alone: Best Friends Make Anime Better

This is the story of two little girls. They live down the street from each other, take the bus to school together, and are often mistaken for sisters.

Fannish Fridays

Introducing Fannish Friday, Fan day on Amazing Stories

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Part 2

Ever wanted to drop a fan into the middle of the Atlantic? Learn how.

Sexual Harassment at Science Conventions: Who Let the Dogs Out?

This is partially in response to K. Ceres Wright’s recent blog entry, “Having a Sexual Harassment Policy is not Enough”, but from an entirely...

Having a Sexual Harassment Policy is not Enough

The topic of sexual harassment, in general and specifically at science fiction (SF) conventions (cons), has been discussed online at length lately, due in...

Why yes, I’m going to WorldCon by Christopher J Garcia

I love WorldCons, and not just because that's where the Hugos are given. I've been to a few of them, and had a great...

BEHÍQUE 2013 6ta edición dedicado a la ciencia-ficción Post-apocalíptica.

Por Ricardo Acevedo Esplugas El Behíque era un representante en la Tierra de la Diosa Atabey en las Antillas, y tenía a cargo las artes...

Sequential Wednesdays #16 – San Diego Comic-Con 2013

It's finally here!  I've attended San Diego Comic-Con in mid-July for about the past 11 years and it's never been stale.  Sure, there are...

AFTER THE CON: Derby City Comic Con 2013 Report

Louisville, Kentucky has grown by leaps and bounds when it comes to conventions. Just a few years ago, the only Con I was aware...

TIME MACHINE: Past Popular Posts

Like the Omega 13 Device - but Better! Travel back in time up to seven days, not a paltry 13 seconds.  Why, 13 seconds doesn't...

The Artful Collector: Are Conventions a Good Place to Buy Art?...

Well . . . .Once upon a time, and by that, I mean Art Collecting BDE (before the digital era) local, regional and “world”...

Sequential Wednedays #9 – Boston, Where Yo’ Con At?

There are few things genuinely more enjoyable than conventions.  It's sprawling enjoyment catered to all your tastes and more if you're attending the right...

Oh the Hugos, Ahh the Hugos, Ewww The Hugos

Every year, the Hugo Awards -presented by the World Science Fiction Association at its annual event, Worldcon - are announced amidst much internet and...

Adding the Human Element: An Interview With Juliet

All right, so I've given you all some abstract thoughts about the anime world, and I've even thrown in a review.  But I think...