Science fiction and fantasy conventions exist in the venn diagram between professional networking events, marketing expos and fan celebrations. Between all three of those things, they do a lot to shape fandom and the stories we love....Show More Summary
Adjust your eye patches and put on your sunglasses, John Carpenter fans, for this great bit of news that shook loose from horror podcast Killer POV: the famed genre director (Halloween, The Thing, They Live, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China) is making a serious foray into television. Read more...
Fans of the outlaw science fiction character Riddick got a huge surprise on Friday when the franchise's star, Vin Diesel, revealed that a fourth sequel is now in the works Posting the news on his Instagram account, Diesel confirmed that...Show More Summary
New Delhi (dpa) – Fictional spy James Bond has seen his amorous clinches cut short by India’s film censors in the latest installment of the long-runnning series, prompting a lively reaction from local fans Thursday. India’s Board of Film Certification cleared the film Spectre only after two kissing scenes were shortened and two swear words [...]Show More Summary
The classic science fiction franchise Star Control is making a comeback, and developers are looking for input from the fans.
As you may recall, a couple of months ago I did a fundraiser for Con or Bust, in which you lovely folks raised over $10k to help science fiction and fantasy fans of color go to conventions and conferences in exchange for me recording audio for a satirical eBook that talked about terrible I was, […]
If you or any POC fan you know are looking to go to Science fiction/fantasy (SFF) conventions in 2016, you should know that Con Or Bust has opened up its request process until Nov. 25. The organization is devoted to helping POC fans attend more SFF events. Show More Summary
Fans of science fiction and fantasy, rejoice! Orbit Books announced yesterday that they'll be publishing a total of 90 new books in the combined genres in the year 2016, effectively increasing their SF/F output by 50%.
We’ve highlighted the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future Warfare project a several times this year, and we’re big fans of their work. Now, they’ve got a new project that they’ve just released: an anthology titled War Stories From The Future. Best of all? It’s a free book! Read more...
The creator of Clarissa Explains It All has published some fan fiction about her grown-up life. Plus: An essay on what fandom can mean to women in their 30s, some witchy story recommendations, answers to your TV questions, and a fic news round up! The post Fan Fiction Friday: Clarissa Explains A Handful Of Things appeared first on Autostraddle.
Ben Carson’s book outsold Donald Trump’s, though Trump insists that unsold copies of his book will be reconstituted into the classiest pulp ever. Carson’s foreign policy pronouncements have us genuinely concerned that, if elected, he’ll nominate a DVD copy of "Machine Gun Preacher" to be secretary of State. Show More Summary
Star Trek fans are a vocal and devoted bunch. So, it seems only fitting that, with the 50th anniversary of the science fiction classic soon upon us, there would already be plans in place for a celebration of epic proportions. Well, Trek veteran William Shatner has some concrete ideas on what those festivities should look like.Click To Continue Reading
Typically, Star Wars and Batman aren't two topics you'd freely associate. Though both are clearly very big players in the genre geek space, the closest you'd come to a crossover of any kind is in some fan art or fan fiction that mashes the two iconic properties together. Show More Summary
Readers of fan fiction and/or Lionsgate shareholders, rejoice: Stephenie Meyer is back! The creator of the commercial behemoth that is Twilight has signed up for another project with Lionsgate, this …Read More
It's been an incredibly busy month, but I have found time to get through a few good fictions recently:A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin: For fans of the "Song of Ice and Fire" series, this new edition of the three...Show More Summary
In the latest space-themed explainer video by Fusion, Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at Caltech explains wormholes in under three minutes. If you’re a fan of science fiction, you may have already heard of wormholes: passageways through space-time that are essentially shortcuts between distant points in the universe. What you may not […]
I seldom read fiction. I think real life is absurd enough that I don't have to spend what little time I do have reading something conjured by someone else. I'm a fan of the memoir, because I find people and their lives inherently fascinating and beautifully flawed. Show More Summary
Fans of Tokyo's soon-to-be demolished Hotel Okura are getting a chance to purchase memorabilia from the sixties-era modernist masterpiece, which has hosted world leaders, British royalty and even fictional superspy James Bond. The beloved...Show More Summary
Fans turned out in droves again to try and purchase a real version of the fictional "Back to the Future II" soda.
Remember that short Wonder Woman fan film from a couple years back? That was the work of Rainfall Films, who've now made another short film about one of genre fiction's notable heroines: Samus Aran of the Metroid game franchise.