Tomorrow is International Astronomy Day

This week, May 1-7, is International Astronomy Week and tomorrow, May 6, 2006, is International Astronomy Day. Events to celebrate the occasion are happening throughout the world. For a list of events in the U.S. sponsored by Astronomy Magazine and Meade 4M, go to For a list of events by U.S. state and by […]

Maps of Places You Never Thought Of

No traveler — genre or otherwise — can get very far without a map. But did you know that maps could chart information that is not related to a place (real or imagined)? “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science,” an exhibit at the New York Public Library’s Science Industry and Business Library now through the end […]

SF & F Art in Snohomish, Wash.

North of Seattle, in historic downtown Snohomish, science fiction and fantasy imaginings will unfold in computer art, sculpture and acrylic work. For the month of April, the Arts of Snohomish Gallery will feature the works of Brian Taylor, a cyber artist, Stephen LeStat, a 2D and 3D artist, Heather Freeman, who works in acrylics, Kamal […]

Attention Goth Fans: Gothic Industrial Night

This just came into my mailbox last night. If you happen to be in the Barrington, Ill., area this Friday, and you’re into the goth scene, you might want check out Gothic Industrial Night, A Night of Darkness and Underground Music. Hosted By SGL Entertainment, the event will feature the following bands: Project .44 Digital […]

Star Trek 40th Anniversary Show Announced

The 40th Anniversary Conference and Celebration of Star Trek as the show that changed television will take place in Seattle September 8 through 10, PlanetXpo and the Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame recently announced. Star Trek was first seen on Sept 8, 1966, and, thanks to Gene Roddenberry’s unique vision, science fiction television […]

Dallas “All-Con” Defies Stereotype

This coming weekend, March 17 through 19, All-Con celebrates fandom in all its forms. “We’re pleased to be able to provide diversity from the rest of the Dallas area shows,” says Todd Carlton, one of All-Con’s founders. “It’s our signature. It’s who we are. At the same time, we also incorporate the classic formula behind […]

King Tut Exhibit in Fort Lauderdale

From now until April 23, you can see the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. More than 130 rare items and artifacts associated with the famous boy king are on display for the first time in the U.S. in nearly 30 years. “People of all […]

Nebula Award Weekend Update

I first mentioned the Nebula Award Weekend in my Dec. 3, 2005, post. At that time, the nominees had yet to be named. Well, the final ballot was announced on Feb. 24, 2006, by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. And the Nominees Are (my two bits are in italics): Novels: Air by […]

Win a VIP Trip to London to Visit HP Set

Warner Home Video has announced the launch of the online “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Giveaway” contest, timed to today’s DVD release. If you win the contest, you and three friends will take a trip to the UK for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie […]

Learn About Life and Astronomy at the South Pole

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in Antarctica? Well, you can find out this Sunday, March 5, by attending the latest free webinar presented by the RAS (Remote Astronomical Society) Observatory. “Astronomy at the South Pole” will be presented by Simon P. Balm, PhD, Professor of Astronomy at Santa Monica College. […]