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  • 7-9 August 2015 • Nine Worlds Geekfest, London
  • 19-23 August 2015 • Sasquan (Worldcon), Spokane, WA, USA
  • 21-24 August 2015 • Wadfest (Discworld), Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
  • 27-31 August 2015 • Frightfest (film), London
  • 28-31 August 2015 • The Asylum (steampunk), Lincoln

2016

  • 27-31 January 2016 • Conception (RPG), New Milton, Hampshire
  • 4-6 November 2016 • BCon (Eurocon), Barcelona, Spain

2017

  • 14-17 April 2017 • Pasgon (Eastercon), Cardiff

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Ansible 334, May 2015

Algis Budrys Collected F&SF Essays: ebooks available; also David Langford's backlist, most recently The Silence of the Langford.

London First Thursdays pub closed May and June. See link for alternative venue.

May 2015
Locus Award finalists
Talking George R.R. Martin Doll
Ursa Major Awards (furry)

April 2015
"Malcolm Edwards to step down at Orion"
The New Yorker on Gene Wolfe
2017 Worldcon site selection
2015 Prometheus shortlist
"Lost Pages of A Wrinkle in Time Unearthed"
Goldie Awards shortlist (see genre categories)
2016 GUFF nominations announcedwith FAQ
2015 ESFS Awards
K.J. Parker = Tom Holt
Ramsey Campbell, Jolly Good Fellow
"Flesh eating plant named after Alien creature creator H R Giger"
SF² Concatenation Summer 2015 Newscast

2015 Hugo Ructions

Hugo shortlist; Amended Hugo Shortlist; two late withdrawals; Re-Amended Hugo Shortlist; another withdrawal, but too late; and yet another; Hugo voting page

File 770 has further posts and link roundups; more 11/4; 12/4; 13/4; 14/4; 15/4; 15/4; Final Hugo Ballot Adds Novel, Short Story 16/4; 16/4; Measuring The Slates' Impact on the Final Hugo Ballot 17/4; 17/4; 18/4; Black Gate Withdraws 19/4; Hugo Ballot Is Locked 19/4; 19/4; 20/4; 21/4; 22/4; 23/4; 24/4; 25/4; 26/4; Edmund R. Schubert Withdraws 27/4; 27/4; 28/4; 29/4; 30/4; 1/5; 2/5; An Account of Juliette Wade's Withdrawal from Sad Puppies 3, 2/5; 2/5; 3/5; 4/5

Guardian; io9; Adam Roberts; Salon; Telegraph; Scott Edelman, Strange Horizons; Atlantic; Foster on Film; Mary Robinette Kowal; Nicholas Whyte; Kari Sperring; Daily Beast; Daily Kos; Connie Willis; Jason Sanford; Eric Flint; New Republic; New Statesman; Guardian again and again; Alastair Reynolds; Obsidian Wings; Philip Sandifer; Cheryl Morgan; Melinda Snodgrass; Jim C. Hines

Various proposed remedies emerge; Bruce Schneier on possible rules changes; a fervent endorsement of the No Award response; "we’d better all be ready to go to the business meeting"; a parody site

Sad Puppies Speak; What Puppies Most Hate

George R.R. Martin: "Puppygate"; "Me and the Hugos"; "Tone"; "Blogging for Rockets"; "Where's the Beef?"; "What Now?"; (comment at Independent); "Hatespeech"; "Reading for Rockets"; "A Reply to Larry Correia"; "Meanwhile, Back at the War"; "Larry Correia, Once Again"; "On the Darkling Plain"; "Joining Sasquan"; "Once More, Into the Kennels"; "Black Gate Withdraws"; "Fanageddon"; "Puppy Whines"; "No On NO AWARD"; "More Hugo Musings"; "Reading for Hugos"

"Top Ten Most Common Short Story Names"
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Gemmell Awards longlists
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SFWA Solstice Awards
Foolery: Nature; National Trust; Charlie Stross; "Hobbits are all bastards, claims Daily Mail"; CERN researchers confirm existence of the Force; Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet Now on Display; A Good Thing

March 2015
Pre-Hugo shortlist rumblings; more
Clarke Award: full submissions list
Writer Beware on Omni Reboot "rights grab"
John Scalzi, Prognostication Master
Rowling on Dumbledore yet again
The Bookseller YA Book Prize
W. Heath Robinson saved for the nation
Coming soon: Triffid Alley, London
Holly Lisle: "Open Letter to SFWA Upon My Resignation"
Ursa Major Awards voting opens
Terry Pratchett (1948-2015); Guardian; Telegraph; New York Times; The Register; more links in SF Encyclopedia post
Justina Robson: "Women, give science fiction a chance"
Kazuo Ishiguro strikes back: "I am on the side of the pixies and dragons"
Lambda Awards SF/Fantasy/Horror shortlist
"Sigourney Weaver slams the Oscars: Sci-fi films don't get enough respect "
The Pope recommends SF
British Library: The Gothic
Ursula K. Le Guin on Kazuo Ishiguro
SFWA Grand Master: Larry Niven
A new home for the VATMOSS horror page

February 2015
Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
"Dracula deserts Shropshire"
More about L. Ron Hubbard
First Edition Fever: The Iliad
Bram Stoker Awards shortlist
Nebula Awards shortlist
Grand Master William F. Nolan
BSFA Awards shortlist
Kitschies shortlist
Arthur Machen Collection update
"SFWA Welcomes Self-Published and Small Press Authors!"
2014 Locus Recommended Reading List

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