Happy New Year! Now that the apocalyptic year of 2012 is dawning, science fiction and fantasy are going into overdrive, to prepare you for the impending future.

Several dark fantasy movies are coming out. There are new books by Paul McAuley and Andrea Cramer. Greg Bear and William Gibson are on book tour! Mountains of DVDs! Tons of conventions! And much, much more. Prepare for a thrilling January, with the io9 calendar.

Top image: Detail from the cover of Halo: Primordium by Greg Bear.

As always, you can download the io9 calendar as a printable PDF here. And if you have any cool events for January's calendar, drop us a line at calendar@io9.com.

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Amazing design and layout by Stephanie Fox, and research/reporting by Gordon Jackson.