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If you hang out in Second Life, there are several Doctor Who events you should be aware of. Coming up this Sunday, at 1PM SL time, the Sci-fi & Fantasy Portal on Info Island will have a Doctor Who Discussion. The link to get there can be found here. The folks at Gallifreyan Embassy and Podshock also have meet-ups inworld periodically; do a search for Podshock, and again for Doctor Who. They had a really nice Tardis HUD that is fun to teleport with.

A Fan-run con in Bloomington, MN is MarsCon; they have a goodly collection of guests and some interesting events, including Steampunk Bullwhip displays and Dragon Making by Committee.

CoastCon 33 in Biloxi, MS, is another Fan run con, this time with David Drake for the writer GoH and Nicky Clyne as the media GoH (the full guestlist is here).

StellarCon in High Point, NC is a general SciFi con. What I find interesting is it claims to be a smaller event, generally pulling around 500 attendees, and yet the guest list is large and includes some excellent authors.

Pikeville, AL will be hosting a Horror, Paranormal, and Cult film fest/con event called the Dark Woods Con. And RagnaroKon 10 is a Gamer con in Columbia MO.

One of the MediaCons this weekend is Creation Entertainment’s Twilight Con GA in Atlanta. The other media event is a Back to the Future reunion in Florance, AL

If you appreciate science fiction art, you definitely want to check out Cool Vibe, an art site set up blog-style. When you hit their home page it looks like just images with titles, but when you click on the link it gives you details on the source and some comments. E Online Reports that Joss Wedon is looking to follow some serious fans around for a few months and put together a film from the resulting footage. I am betting he gets a lot of volunteers.

My favorite moment during last night’s awards presentation (which I had to watch online through Cheryl Morgans Live coverage, not being there) was when they announced Best Fan Writer goes to Cheryl Morgan and her response: #*%! I won a Hugo!!!… LOL. David Anthony Durham won the Campbell Award for best new writer. Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form was won by Wall-E, while Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form went to Dr Horrible’s Singalong Blog. Winner for Best Novel was The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, and Neil was the presenter for Our brand new category, Best Graphic Story: won by Girl Genius, Kaja and Phil Foglio. Other winners included Ellen Datlow, David G Hartwell, Weird Tales, John Scalzi, Ted Chiang, Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, and several others. I find this rather amazing, because for the first time ever every one of my picks from the nominations were actually the winners. Congratulations to everyone, and do you know where your towel is?