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SelfMadeHero at Edinburgh Book Festival 2019

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
SelfMadeHero at Edinburgh Book Festival 2019

SelfMadeHero is delighted to be bring an international trio of graphic novelists to this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs 10-26 August 2019.  French journalist Jérôme Tubiana talks about the harrowing true story of Mohammed El-Gharani, one of the youngest detainees at Gunatánamo Bay. He’s the author of Guantánamo Kid, illustrated by Alexandre Franc, which […]

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Irish scientist-astronaut candidate Dr Norah Patten to be special guest at Dublin 2019: Irish Worldcon.

June 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Irish scientist-astronaut candidate Dr Norah Patten to be special guest at Dublin 2019: Irish Worldcon.

Born in Co. Mayo, and now based in Dublin, Dr Patten became fascinated by space and space travel after a visit to a NASA facility at age 11. She earned a PhD in aeronautical engineering at the University of Limerick in 2011 following internships at Boeing and Bell Labs. She has participated in several citizen […]

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AlaAnnual Conference & Exhibition 20-25 June 2019 – Papercutz schedule

June 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
AlaAnnual Conference & Exhibition 20-25 June 2019  – Papercutz schedule

Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again! ALA is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss all the great signings we’ve got planned at our booth at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC! First things first, you’ll be able to find us at Booth 3535, right on the […]

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CoNZealand to throw New Zealand’s 41st world science fiction convention bash with added NZ Natcon.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand to throw New Zealand’s 41st world science fiction convention bash with added NZ Natcon.

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, will now be held in Wellington, New Zealand from 29th July–2nd August 2020, with the added bonus that it will also host the 41st New Zealand national science fiction convention, including the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Co-chair of CoNZealand, Norman Cates, told SFcrowsnest, “By hosting the natcon alongside […]

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Games music composers to gather at SoundTrack Cologne 16 (28th-31st August 2019).

May 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Games music composers to gather at SoundTrack Cologne 16 (28th-31st August 2019).

Big names from the games industry at SoundTrack Cologne 16: With Jack Wall (“Call of Duty: Black Ops II-IIII”), Wilbert Roget, II (“Call of Duty: WWII”, “Mortal Kombat 11”) and Michael McCann (“Deus Ex: Human Revolution”), SoundTrack_Cologne announced the first speakers for their 16th conference. As every year, the conference is divided in the three […]

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Sir Christopher Lee’s photo archive donated to BFI.

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sir Christopher Lee’s photo archive donated to BFI.

Photo credit: Dracula (1958) Hammer Film Productions, source: BFI National Archive. The BFI tell us that Lady Lee, Sir Christopher Lee’s widow, has donated his photographic archive, to the BFI National Archive. The collection offers an insight into one of British Cinema’s most recognisable stars, who would have been 97 years old on 27th May […]

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Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

WHAT:           Escape Velocity 2019  WHEN:                Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 through 26  WHERE:              Gaylord National Resort in Fort Washington, MD DESCRIPTION:   The event is a futuristic world’s fair to promote informal STEAM educational activities within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. […]

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Ytterbium: EasterCon 2019 (convention report).

May 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ytterbium: EasterCon 2019 (convention report).

Despite initial appearances this is not a report on a rare metal but a personal perspective of the 2019 Eastercon held in the Park Inn at Heathrow, London from 19th to 22nd April. Ytterbium is element 70 in the periodic table and this Eastercon was the 70th post-war Eastercon, hence the name. Typically, this was […]

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Escape Velocity: where science meets pop culture, 24-26 May 2019 (event news: Fort Washington USA).

May 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Escape Velocity: where science meets pop culture, 24-26 May 2019 (event news: Fort Washington USA).

When Escape Velocity 2019 touches down just outside the USA’s capital over Memorial Day Weekend, the three-day event will showcase a lineup of special guests. Set to run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24th through 26th 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort in Fort Washington, MD, Escape Velocity will provide an inside look into the […]

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British Science Fiction Association Awards 2019: winners just in.

April 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
British Science Fiction Association Awards 2019: winners just in.

The British Science Fiction Association has just slipped us word of the winners of their BSFA Awards for works published in 2018. Best Novel: Gareth L Powell with Embers of War (Titan Books). Best Shorter Fiction: Ian McDonald with Time Was (Tor.com). Best Non-Fiction: Aliette de Bodard with On motherhood and erasure: people-shaped holes, hollow […]

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