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The 2017 BSFA awards shortlist.

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 2017 BSFA awards shortlist.

The British Science Fiction Association awards for 2017 will be presented at Innominate, the 68th Eastercon, held this year at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole over the 14th-17th April 2017. Here’s the short-list. Best Novel Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden (Atlantic/Corvus). Becky Chambers – A Closed and Common Orbit (Hodder & Stoughton). Dave Hutchinson – Europe […]

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Fantasycon-by-the-Sea 23rd – 25th September 2016 (event report).

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fantasycon-by-the-Sea 23rd – 25th September 2016 (event report).

There are many weird and wonderful places suitable for conventions. For those of you unfamiliar with Scarborough, imagine the landmark building as a huge, Victorian brick palace constructed on the highest part of the cliffs. This is the Grand Hotel, the main Fantasycon venue. It has six floors up and three floors down from ‘Ground […]

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2016 Hugo Award: MidAmeriCon II spins a googly.

August 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Hugo Award: MidAmeriCon II spins a googly.

The 2016 Hugo Award winners were announced at a ceremony held at MidAmeriCon II (aka the 74th World Science Fiction Convention) on Saturday August 20th, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. The ceremony was hosted by Pat Cadigan. Best Novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit). Best Novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com). Best Novelette: […]

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Star Wars Celebration 2016 : a review by: John Rivers

July 31, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Star Wars Celebration 2016  : a review by: John Rivers

I’ve put off writing this article for almost a week now, but decided I wanted to relay my experience of ‘Star Wars Celebration’ that happened in the ExCel in London last week in July. Managing to get hold of a day ticket for the Friday, I was excited to go and see all the new […]

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MidAmeriCon II brings all the Star Wars.

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
MidAmeriCon II brings all the Star Wars.

MidAmeriCon II – aka the World Science Fiction Convention – will be celebrating Star Wars with special guests, programming and exhibits on Friday, August 19th 2016. MidAmeriCon II’s “Star Wars Day” will take place exactly forty years after the first MidAmeriCon hosted just the third public presentation to be made about a then little known upcoming […]

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Super fan Dave Lally to address the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.

June 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Super fan Dave Lally to address the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.

In July 2016 the Birmingham Science Fiction Group will be hosting a talk by Dave Lally. Dave was born and raised in rural Ireland. His family were one of the very first in their area to get a TV set which introduced him at an early age to SF programmes such as Quatermass and the Pit, Space […]

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Mancunicon: 25–28 March 2016: a convention report by: Pauline Morgan.

April 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mancunicon: 25–28 March 2016: a convention report by: Pauline Morgan.

For anyone who has to ask what a Mancunicon is, you’ve missed it. Every year since the 1930s, fans of Science Fiction have gathered somewhere in Britain to exchange ideas and talk about books. Well, for those who have been to many Eastercons, this is a very simplistic view. Mostly, we turn up year after […]

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The Call Up, called up for the SciFi London Film Festival.

April 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Call Up, called up for the SciFi London Film Festival.

British SciFi thriller The Call Up has been chosen to close the SciFi London Film Festival on Friday 6th May 2016 ahead of its theatrical release on 20th May 2016 and DVD/On Demand release on 23rd May 2016. Written and Directed by Charles Barker, The Call Up is produced by Matthew James Wilkinson (Gateway 6, […]

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9th UK Festival Of Zombie Culture, Phoenix Square, Leicester: Saturday 14 November 2015 by Patrick Mahon (convention review)

November 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
9th UK Festival Of Zombie Culture, Phoenix Square, Leicester: Saturday 14 November 2015 by Patrick Mahon  (convention review)

Every year for the last nine years, a guy called Ed Thurlow with a passion for everything to do with zombies has organised a festival in his home town of Leicester to celebrate the coming apocalypse. On Saturday 14 November, the 2015 festival took place at Phoenix, an independent cinema in the heart of Leicester’s […]

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Gollancz Festival 2015 coming to London and Manchester.

August 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gollancz Festival 2015 coming to London and Manchester.

Gollancz, the science-fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, will be running The Gollancz Festival 2015, at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, 16th October 2015, and Waterstones London Piccadilly, 17th October 2015. The event will feature a number of fantasy, horror and science fiction authors including Ursula Le Guin, Stephen Hunt and Joe Abercrombie. Gollancz […]

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