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Clarke Awards Short List Announced

The short list of nominees for the 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award for best novel has been announced, and I am sorry to say I haven’t read any of them; time to go hit a favorite bookstore. The titles that beat the other 115 titles to actually make the final cut are: God’s War by [...]

Goodreads Best Of 2013 voting now open

Goodreads is doing a number of categories, so you can vote for the Best Science Fiction books of 2013, or the best fantasy, ect. They have completed round one, and the winners have moved on to the next round. They have a number of authors and titles I am not familiar with, so I will [...]

Hugo Awards, 2013

The Hugo Awards were handed out this weekend at Worldcon as always, which this year was LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas. For the full list of who won and how the presentations went down, be sure to stop by the Hugo Awards site, but I figured I should mention a few on the ones [...]

Saturn Awards Tomorrow

The Saturn Awards are handed out by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and try to honor the best TV and Movies each year. There are some amazing programs up for consideration this year; I will be cheering on The Avengers and Joss Whedon for their multiple nominations and hope they each [...]

Locus Awards Graphical Display

The Locus Awards have been handed out for the last 33 years, and often predict who will end up being nominated each year for the Hugo Awards, the prime fan chosen set, and the Nebula Awards, the main industry selected prize group. I should probably also mention that the Nebula Awards will be handed out [...]

Congrats Hugo Winners!

Congratulations to this years Hugo Winners as announced at ChiCon 7 last week. There are some amazing stories in the mix, you should check every one of them out.

Hugo Nominee Shortlist posted

The short list for this year’s 2012 Hugo Awards was posted online this weekend, and includes a ton of great authors and programs. But I have to say, as much as I am excited about books from my favorite authors, it is the authors I don’t know about who made the list that excites me [...]

Visual Effects Awards

The 10th Visual Effects Society Awards were handed out this past Tuesday, and as is often the case, a small number of shows got several awards each. Transformers: Dark of the Moon seemed to get the most (no, I didn’t count them, so I could be wrong), but Hugo, the animated Rango, the semi-animated live [...]

Nerd of the Year Award: Upload Your Video Today

Chris Hardwick is using the platform given him by BBC America to host a two way competition for the Nerd of the Year Award, where you submit a video with your vote embedded in it. What makes it a two way competition is the fact that three of the best videos (best as defined by [...]

Lifetime SIGGRAPH: Charles Csuri

Congratulations to Charles Csuri for receiving the 2011 Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art. As far back as the 1960s he was introducing computers to artists and art to programmers, creating computer art and animations, and creating curriculum’s that would teach those skills to others. Any one who has been to the movies over [...]