22nd Annual Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Ceremony to Be Held in San Diego

Four times a year, hopeful writers and illustrators of speculative fiction and fantasy enter the L. Ron Hubbard Writers & Illustrators of the Future competition. Once a year, the previous year’s winners gather at a gala celebration to be honored and presented with their awards. Last year, the ceremony was held in Seattle at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nebula Award Weekend Honors Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison — a name that conjures a plethora of emotions from those who say his name. I can say this, because I was recently at a con where his name came up often and with much respect as well as rolling of eyes. Ellison has been called irascible, curmudgeonly and a great writer. Since […]