Quality vs Slashiness

Make your own robot dalek pumpkin

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Video here, instructions here.

geeky t-shirts on parade

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Via Preshrunk, the geeky t-shirts of SXSW.

I remember when geeky t-shirts were rare, sniff.

emergent phenomena of fandom pt. 3

Sing-a-long-a Buffy

I especially love the idea of having to watch a “normal” ep before the musical one to warm up.

Hugo Awards

Woke up this morning and the Hugo results weren’t yet online. But soon enough, they were at Locus:

NOVEL
  • Spin, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  • NOVELLA
  • “Inside Job”, Connie Willis (Asimov’s Jan 2005)
  • NOVELETTE
  • “Two Hearts”, Peter S. Beagle (F&SF Oct/Nov 2005)
  • SHORT STORY
  • “Tk’tk’tk”, David D. Levine (Asimov’s Mar 2005)
  • RELATED BOOK
  • Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Kate Wilhelm (Small Beer Press)
  • DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: LONG FORM
  • Serenity (Universal Pictures/Mutant Enemy, Inc.; Written & Directed by Joss Whedon)
  • DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: SHORT FORM
  • Doctor Who: “The Empty Child” & “The Doctor Dances” (BBC Wales/BBC1; Directed by James Hawes; Written by Steven Moffat)
  • PROFESSIONAL EDITOR
  • David G. Hartwell
  • PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
  • Donato Giancola
  • SEMIPROZINE
  • Locus, Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong & Liza Groen Trombi, eds.
  • FANZINE
  • Plokta, Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott, eds.
  • FAN WRITER
  • Dave Langford
  • FAN ARTIST
  • Frank Wu
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo]

  • John Scalzi
  • Congratulations to all; special huzzahs for the wins by Wilson, Whedon, Moffat, the Locus gang, and the Plokta cabal; a slight Awww that Gary Wolfe didn’t win; and huzzahs plus a huge cheer of About Bloody Time for David Hartwell’s win.

    Mile-high sci-fi

    Denver has won the right to host the 2008 Worldcon: GoHs Lois McMaster Bujold, Tom Whitmore, and others to be announced. (So they might invite, for instance, Tom Doherty? HINT HINT.) Cheryl Morgan has detailed voting figures from a very close race.

    The Domain Of Thog

    David Langford, multiple-Hugo-winner, Ansible editor, and national treasure has now created a site for the differently-good prose showcased in Thog’s Masterclass, including assembled collections of gems from convention talks and the Thog-O-Matic random selector. He also links to a thoroughly Thoggish book dissected by Jim McDonald.

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