Zero-G to Use Space Shuttle’s Runway at Kennedy Space Center

Zero-G, the first and only company approved by the FAA to conduct weightless flights for the general public, has reached an agreement with NASA to use the space shuttle’s runway and landing facility at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The first flight for the public will launch on June 24, and Zero-G will conduct […]

Win Free Hotel Stay with New Travel Search Engine

Now this is really cool. Not only will SearchParty.com help you find the best prices for your hotel stays — and that’s total cost, not just room price — they’ll pay the hotel stay (up to US$500) for three lucky winners each month through December 2006! That’s 27 winners between now and the end of […]

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 […]

So Where the Bloody Hell Are You?

Australia has a new ad campaign to entice you come out for a visit. According to a recent survey, only 6% of Americans surveyed who expressed affection for Australia intend to visit in the immediate future. Which leaves Australians to ask, “So where the bloody hell are you?” “Authenticity is the key to the campaign,” […]

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 […]

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. […]

SF Professionals Honored at ShoWest

ShoWest, a convention for motion picture professionals and theater owners, has announced two of several awards it will be presenting at this year’s event — and both went to people involved in genre film. Natalie Portman, who played Princess/Ambassador Amidala in Star Wars Episodes I, II and III, has been named “Female Star of the […]