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Happy Birthday to the Hugo Awards!

According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the first Hugo Awards were presented sixty-three years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of Honour was Willy Ley and … Continue reading

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On This Day: the First Worldcon

Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-six years ago today in New York City. … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary: Julius Schwartz

On this day, 100 years ago, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent  and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Stand on Zanzibar

I’ve written before about the wonderful authors I’ve been introduced to thanks to their appearances on panels at conventions, and the terrific books I’ve discovered the same way. One such book is our current SF Masterwork of the Week. I … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: The Shadow of the Torturer

And so, by the time you read this, another Worldcon will be more or less over; another army of fans, authors, artists, editors and agents dispersed to return to everyday life.  It is, for me at least, both a relief (you … Continue reading

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Loncon Day Two

So, it’s day two of LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, and things are starting to get underway. Who’s attending this celebration of all things SFnal, who might be of interest to Gateway readers? We’re glad you asked. If … Continue reading

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LonCon3 is Here!

The day has finally arrived: Worldcon is in town! LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention commences today at the ExCel Centre in London’s docklands and runs until Monday 18th. In addition to a plethora (that’s an imperial plethora, by … Continue reading

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Two Weeks to LonCon!

LonCon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention starts two weeks today! Running from Thursday 14th until Monday 18th August, at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands, this is THE event in the science fiction calendar. The great and good of … Continue reading

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2 Days to Edge-Lit3!

So, what? You’re just going to copy the earlier post and changes ’10 days to go’ to ‘2 days to go’, are you? That’s the plan, yes. Isn’t that a little . . . lazy? Maybe. But has anything materially … Continue reading

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10 Days until Edge-Lit 3!

There seems to be an epidemic of conventions in the UK at the moment.  August is simply awash with geeky goodness, with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest taking place at Heathrow from the 8th to the 10th, the International Discworld … Continue reading

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