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Site Selection for 2009 WorldCon

The race was between Kansas City and Montreal.

Montreal won. It will be held August 6 through 10, 2009 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Hotel rooms, at current exchange, will be from $120 to $180.

I am not a happy camper :/

Posted in Conventions & Fandom, News September 1st, 2007 by Gandalara
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Live, from Yokohama … it’s Worldcon!

Okay, not live. But John Pomeranz has asked that this word get out to folks who might be interested in seeing the Worldcon and aren’t themselves in Japan this week:

Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction offers daily video reports from Nippon 2007, the first Worldcon in Japan. Click the link to the blog on the Fast Forward website.

Fast Forward is a monthly half-hour television series about the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that has been running since 1989.

Posted in Conventions & Fandom, News September 1st, 2007 by Gandalara
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Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners for 2007

Awarded in Japan:

Best Novel: ‘Rainbows End’ by Vernor Vinge

Best Novella: ‘A Billion Eves’ by Robert Reed

Best Novelette: ‘The Djinn’s Wife’ by Ian McDonald

Best Short Story: ‘Impossible Dreams’ by Tim Pratt

Best Related Book: ‘James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon’ by Julie Phillips

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: ‘Doctor Who: Girl in the Fireplace’

Best Editor, Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Editor, Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder

Best Semiprozine: Locus

Best Fan Writer: Dave Langford

Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola

Best Fanzine: ‘Science-Fiction Five-Yearly’ edited by Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers

Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of 2006: Naomi Novik

Posted in Conventions & Fandom, News September 1st, 2007 by Gandalara
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Flashes in the sky

It wasn’t as spectacular as I hoped, but I watched the Aurigids meteor shower this morning. Saw about 15 really good ones in a half hour period.

I wonder when my neighbor will discover that his security lightbulb has been, um, loosened? <G>

Posted in Space September 1st, 2007 by Gandalara
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