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Help Celebrate And Preserve The Amazing Art Of Animated Short Films

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Some of the coolest movies ever made are short animated features. In a shorter film, without the constraints of live-action, you can let your imagination run wild. That’s why it’s totally worth giving your support to the Animation Show of Shows kickstarter campaign, which ends in 11 hours. Read more...

Two New ThinkGeek Trek-themed Items

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Two new items from ThinkGeek will be of interest to fans of the Klingons and those wishing to keep warm. The new items include a jacket and a blanket. First up is the Sons of Stovokor Denim Jacket. The biker-style jacket features the Klingon Empire emblem embroidered on the chest, with a back patch in […]

July-August 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

There will be seventeen conventions, shows or appearances in July and August that will feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies. July begins with the Montreal Comiccon to be held July 3-5 at […]

The 12 Creepiest Card Descriptions in Magic: The Gathering

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the most iconic elements of Magic: The Gathering is the tiny snippets of lore written on the bottom of each card, known as “flavor text” to fans. These bits of story are frequently funny, but just as often they can be haunting. Here are 12 bits of flavor that turn good Magic cards into memorably creepy ones. Read more...

Pegg: Star Trek Beyond Scary

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

For Simon Pegg, having the responsibility for writing Star Trek Beyond is “terrifying.” The long history behind the franchise is part of the reason. “You’re forced to bring into focus what [the Trek universe is] actually about,” said Pegg. “And it is a very human story, Star Trek. Writing for characters like Spock and Kirk, […]

#25 Other Schedules and Comic-Con Campus Updates

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #25 Other Schedules and Comic-Con Campus Updates We've updated all of our schedules (Anime, Autographs, Children's Film Festival, Films, Games, and Portfolio Review) and posted pages for all the programming rooms in our Comic-Con Campus! Read more

What I Learned From Re-Reading Stephen King's The Stand

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I was twelve the first time I read Stephen King’s The Stand. My dad read it before I did. We were on vacation, and I saw him with the paperback, the edition with the silver binding and blue-black cover. There was a face on the cover—a mysterious, spooky sort of face, creepy and weirdly beautiful. Show More Summary

No, a Nuclear Explosion Did Not Launch a Manhole Cover into Space

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1957, the Nevada Test Site saw a series of nuclear explosions that, according to legend, launched a manhole cover into space. Except it probably didn’t. Here’s where the story came from—and why the inadvertent source of the story has been trying to stop its spread for years. Read more...

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Neil and the Bear: Perhaps Not a Children’s Book After All

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Once upon a time, an author looked out the window of his writing shack. The things you see when you look out of the window of your writing cabin. 3 in a series (previously: deer, chipmunks) pic.twitter.com/lmVfRlZJDh —... Read More

The First Photos From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Are Here

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve seen a few promo shots and lots of paparazzi shots but now, for the first time, photos from the actual movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are online. Read more...

This Solar-Powered Plane Just Set A New Flight Record

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After 76 hours of solar-powered flight, pilot Andre Borschberg has set a new record for the longest non-stop solo trip without having to refuel. Read more...

GURPS, the Classic RPG System That Lets You Play Any—Or Every—Genre

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You might use GURPS to play a fantasy campaign, then try a cyberpunk campaign, then switch to superheroes next. Or you might just have a wizard with a machine gun alongside a psi-mutant cyborg on a Sherman tank. That’s the power of GURPS. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: Ghost in the Shell, Fandango Discount, More

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The essential Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is a steal at $10 today. [Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary, $10] Read more...

This Is Where The Opinions Of Scientists And The American Public Split

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On evolution, genetically-modified foods, animal research, and global climate change, America’s scientists are almost all going one way—and the general public is going the other. Read more...

The Big Idea: S.K. Dunstall

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

There’s what we know, and what we used to know — and sometimes the latter might be more valuable than the former. What does this have to do with the new novel, Linesman? S.K. Dunstall, the author(s), is... Read More

The First Western Fatalities Due to Puffer Fish Poisoning Were Pigs

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Puffer fish poisoning has claimed many victims. While the fish’s poison was well-known to the people who lived near its habitat, explorers ate it without a second thought. This proved bad for them, but much worse for their pigs. Read more...

Peyton Reed Already Wants To Make Another Ant-Man—Starring Hank Pym

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Channing Tatum talks about preparing to play Gambit. Fear The Walking Dead is all about families. Syfy announces a strange new horror series. Plus, what’s to come on Zoo and Under the Dome, more Fantastic Four footage, a female director returns to Doctor Who, and Agent Carter hits Comic-Con. Spoilers get! Read more...

Bad signs for Hannibal fans: the contracts for stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have expired.

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bad signs for Hannibal fans: the contracts for stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have expired. Although both apparently love the show and would make a new deal if a home for the show was found, Deadline lists the number of challenges a fourth season faces. There are quite a few. Read more...

Meet the Newly Discovered Centipede Named After Greek Myth

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is a photo of Geophilus hadesi, a centipede found in caves that reach 4,7000 feet underground. The bug-phobic have every right to do a full body shudder right now. Read more...

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