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Banksoniain #11 is out now
Posted under Fanzines by DaveH on Saturday February 24 2007 @ 12:43PM GMT
Iain Banks's new book is out on Thursday and we have coverage of that and the surounding publicity. By the way, Iain is interviewed by Peter Capaldi on BBC2's The Culture Show today (Saturday). The book biography for this issue is Against a Dark Background, plus we have reports and news of all things Banks.

PDF available online.

Link (1) for this story: Banksoniain Archive
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Lee Hoffman dies
Posted under Births, Marriages and Deaths by Steven H Silver on Thursday February 08 2007 @ 07:32PM GMT
Fan Lee Hoffman (b.1932) died of a massive heart attack on February 6. Hoffman entered fandom in 1950 with her publication of Quandry, and it wasn’t until she attended Nolacon the next year that fandom learned Hoffman was a femmefan. Born Shirley Bell Hoffman, she was honored as Fan Guest of Honor at Chicon IV in 1982. In addition to her fan writing, Hoffman published several Western novels and received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for her novel The Valdez Horses, which was made into a film starring Charles Bronson. Hoffman also published four science fiction novels and had a story included in Again, Dangerous Visions. From 1956-1958, she was married to fan and editor Larry Shaw and worked as an assistant editor on Infinity Science Fiction and Science Fiction Adventures.
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Nova Awards Update
Posted under Awards by Steve Green on Wednesday February 07 2007 @ 11:15PM GMT
The 2007 Nova Awards will be decided and presented at Novacon 37, 2-4 November 2007. [...]
Link (1) for this story: Novacon website
Link (2) for this story: 2006 Nova Award results
Link (3) for this story: Novacon 37's Live Journal community
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Argentus 6 Available
Posted under Fanzines by Steven H Silver on Monday January 01 2007 @ 08:07AM GMT
Steven H Silver has posted the 2006 issue of Argentus mere days before the end of the year. This year's issue includes articles by Kevin Standlee, Frank Wu, Christopher Garcia, Bob Blackwood, John Flynn, Steven H Silver, Mark Leeper, Ted White, Laurie Mann, James Nicoll, David Romm, Steve Sneyd, Alex von Thorn, and Nicholas Whyte.

Mock Section pieces are by Matthew Appleton, Chris Garcia, Steven Savile & Alethea Kontis, Joseph Major, and Steven H Silver.

You can download it from either the Argentus homepage or e-fanzines. The former includes the current letters page.

Hardcopies are available by contacting Steven

Link (1) for this story: Argentus Home Page
Link (2) for this story: Argentus at efanzines
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Ton on TV
Posted under Media by Paul Treadaway on Friday December 29 2006 @ 05:44PM GMT
The following BBC4 programme will supposedly contain interviews with fans filmed at the Ton:

MY SCIENCE FICTION LIFE Friday 29 December 2006 10pm-11pm; rpt 1.30am-2.30am; rpt Friday 5 January 2007 8.30pm-9.30pm


Link (1) for this story: BBC4 page
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Peregrine Nations 6.3 now online
Posted under Fanzines by Janine Stinson on Tuesday November 21 2006 @ 08:22PM GMT
PN 6.3 now online at with stunning art and words too! [...]
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New Ploktas Online
Posted under Fanzines by Mike Scott on Friday November 17 2006 @ 11:09PM GMT
Plokta issues 31.5, 32, 33 and 34 are now available on the Plokta website as PDFs. Note that issue 34 is intended to be printed on A5 paper, not A4.
Link (1) for this story: Plokta Online
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Contemplation, stand-in Eastercon 2007
Posted under Conventions by John Dallman on Wednesday November 15 2006 @ 07:46PM GMT
Contemplation, a replacement Eastercon for 2007, is taking memberships. They don't have a site yet. [...]
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2006 Nova Awards
Posted under Awards by Steve Green on Tuesday November 14 2006 @ 09:21PM GMT
The 2006 Nova Awards were presented at Novacon 36 on Sunday, 12 November. [...]
Link (1) for this story: Novacon homepage
Link (2) for this story: Temporary Novacon 37 website
Link (3) for this story: Novacon 37 forum
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Okay, so it's not a moose...
Posted under Moose by Steve Green on Tuesday November 14 2006 @ 09:12PM GMT
Drunken Elk Terrorises Swedish Schoolchildren (Reuters, 10 Nov 2006) [...]
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