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The Artful Collector: The Major Awards for Artists and ART: The...

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As I was downloading some bid sheets this week, in preparation for packing up the art to be displayed at the  LoneStarCon3 Art Show,...

Richard Powers Art on EBay

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Jane Frank, our resident expert on all things art fantastic, will be attending and displaying at this year's Worldcon - LoneStarCon 3 - in...
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Hugo by the Numbers Part 2

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Let this serve as your reminder that final ballots for the 2013 Hugo Awards are due today. (07/31/13) With that in mind, I bring...
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Hugo Award by the Numbers

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With the Hugo Award voting coming to a close at the end of July, I find my attention being pulled towards the historical data...

Interview with SFWA Grand Master James Gunn

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Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master James Gunn (also James E. Gunn). James writes, edits,...

A Fan’s History, Part 1

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I’m going to assume that you are a science fiction reader of some kind, since you’re here at Amazing Stories magazine’s website. Are you...

The Cautionary Tale of ZellaCon -or- How to Hoax and Still...

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Once in a while, I enjoy a good hoaxing. I've done Hoax Newsletters (http://efanzines.com/DrinkTank/PorkAuthority.pdf) and various Hoax bids, notably the Hollister WorldCon Hoax (http://www.bovil.com/Conventions/hollister2008/PachecoProgress1.pdf)...

A Tale of ConQuesT, Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem

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While riding my keyboard and mouse across the infinite electronic pathways of the world, I discovered something quite surprising. At first when I stumbled...

The Artful Collector: Are Conventions Good Places to Find Art? (Part...

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Once upon a time, science fiction and fantasy conventions were great places to find, and buy, original art - and, in time - reproductions...

How American Airlines Helped Me Gafiate

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Gafiate, for those whose Fannish Lexicon isn't handy, is Fan Speak for the act of 'Getting Away From It All'.  Leaving Fandom.  Putting conventions...

2013 HUGO AWARD NOMINATIONS

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Yesterday, the nominations for the 2013 Hugo Awards (which will be presented at LoneStarCon 3 later this year) were announced live at several conventions...

The Clubhouse: Looking for fandom — ConFusion at 40, Part 4

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Wherefore fandom? Fandom does not equal "the science fiction market." To be a fan it's not enough just to be a consumer of science fiction....

What Is Alternate History?

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What is alternate history? Not as easy question to answer. Historians have been speculating on “points of divergence” since classical times. The Roman historian Livy...