Here on earth, last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration Anaheim featured creative cosplay, peerless panelists, Muppet stormtroopers, and more (below):
Enjoy a few highlights from the 2015 Ad Astra SF Convention in Toronto. The people, the cosplay, the thoughtful panels, and the evening parties– but only a small sense of a Con can ever be communicated.
Normally, I post Con-related videos as part of Newspace near the start of the week. This week, I’m posting my own video of Forest City ComiCon, the first convention of its sort in my part of the world since the 1970s (excluding Toronto, two hours away).
Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form: Gravity.
Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form: “The Rain of Castamere, Game of Thrones.
Best Novel: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.
Best Novella: “Equoid” by Charles Stross (Tor.com).
Best Novelette: “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor.com).
Best Short Story: “The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere” by John Chu (Tor.com).
Others, after the jump….
Don’t tell me they forgot the duct tape
The privately-owned Cygnus supply ship reaches the international space station….
All of which might make us think more about off-planet legal and property issues.
On the space station, astronaut Karen Nyberg made this toy dinosaur out of scraps. She plans to give it to her son.
Meanwhile, below the jump: video of the Ohio meteor, last month’s Burning Man, recent Con Cosplay– and this clown:
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String along with Bohemian Gravity:
Cygnus makes its test delivery to the International Space Station:
New research demonstrates how healthier living can alter the aging process.
If you haven’t yet visited Night Vale, you may want to make the trip before Halloween– but do not enter the dog park!
And below, we’ve found several great videos, including a fan attempt at new Batman, a Bureau-crat review of a 90s SF gem, an anniversary of a spaceship, and much more:
The Hugos have been awarded. For the second year running, a “For Fans’ Eyes Only” sort of novel has won. Frequent nominee Pat Cadigan also takes her first Hugo, while Mur Lafferty, whose first novel we recently reviewed, received the Campbell Award. All winners (and some Con video) below.
SFContario 3 is a smaller con, but it means more attention can be given to everything it has to offer.
So goes the video, as well:
Okay, this one’s a promo for next weekend’s SFContario 3, in Toronto, Canada, with some nods to my appearances there. However, if that doesn’t interest you, click through for a lot of great video, including a Disney/Star Wars parody, an animated Axe-Cop, costumed con shenanigans, and some Doctor Who incarnations you might have missed.
The Hugos were awarded in Chicago last night at WorldCon. The full breakdown may be found here. Winners include:
Best Novel: Jo Walton, Among Others
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2011)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Game of Thrones, Season One.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: The Doctor’s Wife, Doctor Who.
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