Ah, conventions… and nametags—they go together like ham & swiss cheese! I’ve bookended my convention experiences in a way by showing a 38-year-old Spokon nametag and a new Spocon 2022 tag! Read the column to find out more.
Amazing Stories’ publisher Steve Davidson honored on Walter Day Science Fiction Historical Trading Card
This week Steve repurposes and re-edits an old column, hoping it will be new to at least some of you. It’s all about conventions and nametags, anyway, so if you’re not interested, go watch the snow or something.
(Ed’s inside joke: No orcas yet…)
Attend Worldcon, get a free copy of Amazing Stories
David A. Hardy space art, new Lunar probes, impending Jupiter fly-by, pulp publications, Space X, Ben Bova, and much more
A description of the Ripley, a contest for female Latin American writers of science fiction and horror, including an interview with the publisher.
Popular articles to appear in Amazing Stories in July, with introductions in French.
Amazing’s Spansish Language Editor to present!
The unceasing efforts of all the people within the SF community have given the genre a positive outlook in China.
A recap of some of the top articles on Amazing Stories in March (in French).
Some of the organizers of the WorldCon in Helsinki tell readers what excites them about the con. (Spanish)
Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and revisits/rewrites an old column dealing with Worldcons and nametags and such.
Gu Shi’s novella “Chimera” mixes hard science with Greek mythology in a way that makes it worthy of Chinese and international awards.
An overview of science fiction in China that focuses on government, industry and fandom.
An overview of some of 2016’s most popular articles in Amazing Stories for Italian speaking readers.
A round-up of some of December’s Amazing Stories blog posts.
An exploration of some of the challenges of translating an English language text into Chinese.
A handful of observations
Good wishes towards bad actors only work if the bad actors cooperate.
Hoo boy! The funny!
The 2015 Hugo Award Ceremony is now online.
Sasq-Watch, the daily newzine from Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention
Warning: The story recommended in this review contains satire that may cause indigestion in some readers, particularly those who are currently afflicted with Puppy Mania.
What we wrote about in Febrero
Your Time Is Running Out!
Gary Dalkin looks back on the state of science fiction as another summer of massive budget SF and fantasy spectacles draws to a close. It seems this summer may have been a little better than those of late. The latest Michael Bay atrocity aside, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Godzilla received enthusiastic receptions and almost everyone loved Guardians of the Galaxy, which achieved the near impossible feat of pleasing fans, delighting general audiences and entering the popular culture as a new phenomenon in its own right.
The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!
Yours truly humbly notes his immortilization in digital audio recordings