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. […]

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 […]

Truly Viral Marketing Can Creep Out Your Friends

DreamWorks Home Entertainment has come up with a way to have the terror of their movie, The Ring, travel through the phone lines — and in the process promote the DVD release of The Ring Two. In case you aren’t aware of The Ring‘s plot, here’s a summary. When someone watches a mystical short film, […]

Film Festival in San Jose Next Week

If you’re going to be in the San Jose, Calif., area next week, you might want to check out the annual film festival, Cinequest. Taking place March 1 through 12 at three cinemas, Cinequest screens a plethora of short and long films in a variety of styles. Several on the docket this year are genre […]

Live Like a Hobbit

Lord of the Rings fans have yet another reason to visit New Zealand — they can stay in a Hobbit hole! Woodlyn Park, which is two minutes away from Waitomo Caves, has built two full-service units into the side of a hill. Just like a proper Hobbit home, they have round windows and round doors. […]

Books on Space Tourism

When I read in Popular Science that Eric Anderson, the CEO of Space Adventures, the first “cosmic travel agency,” I was intrigued. So I went over to Amazon.com and did a search. Would you believe that there are several books on space tourism? And they aren’t fiction! Amazon even sells articles on the topic. Well, […]

Another Spaceport Planned

Space Adventures, the “space experiences company” I mentioned in my Oct. 2, 2005, post, announced Thursday that it plans to build a spaceport in the United Arab Emirates. The spaceport will be based in Ras Al-Khaimah near the southern end of the Persian Gulf, less than an hour drive from Dubai. Other potential locations include […]