2009 Hugo Nominations Have Begun

Picked up a post from Charles Stross at http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/01/2009-hugo-nomination..., which discusses the fact that Hugo Nominations are now open for the 2009 Hugo awards.

Dan O'Bannon, Science Fiction Screenwriter, has Died at 63

Happy 80th Birthday, Science Fiction Fandom!

A bit of news reported on Tor.com:

On December 11, 1929, the world’s first club devoted to science fiction met for the first time. They called themselves the Scienceers. Years later, in 1961, one of their original number recalled those days in a fanzine article which, through the magic of the World Wide Web, can be read here.

Happy Birthday Everyone!

'NASA ART' opens at Fine Arts Center in Springs

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will present NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration, Dec. 19 – March 7, 2010, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in cooperation with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Flying Pen Press having Holiday Sale

Also off of the twitter feed, Flying Pen Press is having a sale:

I will be putting all Flying Pen Press fiction, including #scifi, on sale this weekend for $6 each. #poker book for $9. Will tweet codes.

Flying Pen Press seeking SciFi Editor

Coming off of the Twitter feed is this tidbit by local David Rozansky, who runs Flying Pen Press

I need a senior #scifi #editor to run the Flying Pen Press Science Fiction imprint. Pays inprofit shares.

Requests for more information can probably be sent to Publisher@flyingpenpress.com.


Nov 20 2009

Webhost note: I got this notice in the email, and thought someone might want to have a look at it.

About Odyssey

Site Reopened from Move

Nov 13 2009

Hey folks!

We here at DASFA have gotten fed up with the restrictive and annoying policies at Hostway, so we'll be packing up over the next 24-48 hours and moving to a linode instance, where we can do whatever we want without having to pay $15 to blow our nose. (Kleenex additional $5 charge.)

Local Author Alastair Mayer Published in MindFlights

Received earlier via the dasfa.org mailing list:

My short story "The Gremlin Gambit" has just been published in the
latest on-line issue of MindFlights ( http://www.mindflights.com/ ).
A little light fantasy/SF blend.

- Alastair

Mindflights is a free online magazine, so why not zip over there and have a look?

Upcoming Midnight Movies at the Esquire - August 14 - Oct 3, 2009

Aug 14 2009

The upcoming Midnight Movie lineup at the Esquire includes several
genre movies. In addition, they have two Friday midnight showings
of the Rocky Horror Picture Show; if these are successful, they
may make it a regular event.

Sigourney Weaver in James Cameron's Aliens - Aug 14 & 15
XXX-rated 3D! The Disco Dolls in Hot Skin - Aug 21 & 22
See Live Shadow Cast Colorado's Elusive Ingredient with
the cult musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Fri, Aug 28