I missed mentioning a Mediacon that snuck past me… possibly because I am not a pre-pubesent female. It seems there is a Twilight Con going on this weekend in Nashville, Tn. Over at io9, there is a very good interview with Kim Stanley Robinson on his new book, Galileo Dreams.
Yes, a boatload of props from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis are going up for auction over at The PropWorx and on ebay over the next few months, according to SciFi Wire. They also got the auction team to list the 20 coolest things up for grabs, which include a Thor puppet, a MALF, and Ronon’s blaster. I am thinking I probably need some Zat guns… I should also mention that tonight’s episode of Sci-Fi Science on Discoveries Science Channel is all about How to be a Superhero.
Today has been declared the very first Carl Sagan Day, and I can not think of anyone from the last 40 years who should be honored more.
Yesterday was the first time you could watch all 6 episodes of Girl Number 9, and you still have a few weeks to enjoy it before it evaporates from the Web and goes into static storage only mode.
io9 strikes again, this time with the 10 best Fan Collectibles that don’t exist… and neither do the fans. More than one of them was created by Joss Whedon. There is a new Mind Meld at SFSignal; this time the topic is Books That Hold Special Places in our hearts and on our shelves. I found quite a few favorites listed there, as well as a few I missed the first time around.
Tor has a nice list of genre related giveaways you can enter, some ending tonight. Copies of the DVDs for Blood Ties and Coraline, audio books, regular books, and even a ride into space are all linked from that excellent article by Megan Messinger. Meanwhile, in honor of the new Torchwood special, BBC America has posted a virtual Hub tour of the Cardiff facilities that’s a lot of fun.
I couldn’t resist; this is too silly to avoid! Just to keep it balanced, the original version is after the updated-for-destruction version, for comparison.