Science fiction and fantasy conventions exist in the venn diagram between professional networking events, marketing expos and fan celebrations. Between all three of those things, they do a lot to shape fandom and the stories we love. And for years now, conventions have been failing disabled fans and professionals. So…
We’ve seen some pretty great costumes thus far at Worldcon 2015—but our favorite thing thus far was this group of Thermians from the movie Galaxy Quest. They were doing the voices and the mannerisms and everything. But what if they’re real and that movie is a documentary? What then?
And here's the first glimpse of the stage version of Powers' award-winning time-travel fantasy novel. Current Theatrics will premiere their stage play at the 2014 WorldCon in London.
Tonight, the World Science Fiction Society gave out this year's Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award as part of this weekend's Worldcon festivities. Congrats to all of this year's winners, including io9's own Charlie Jane Anders, who took home a silver rocket for her novelette, "Six Months, Three Days." Here is…
Any time you read a terrific science fiction or fantasy novel, you're witnessing a great victory. Every writer faces armies of doubts and difficulties. We're at WorldCon, where many of science fiction's greatest authors gather to share ideas and war stories. So we asked some of our favorite writers what their biggest…
Technology is changing how you read and write everything — but short fiction is at the center of the technological vortex of change. At Worldcon, we attended a panel about the future of short fiction, and learned just how the world of short stories is changing.
It's the sort of pairing that makes no sense, until you think about it: Novelty-record god Doctor Demento and avant-rock pioneer Frank Zappa. Doctor Demento was a guest at the World Science Fiction Covention this past weekend, and he paid tribute to one of his great inspirations.
The 2011 Hugo Award winners were just announced, and it's a good year for time-travel stories, including Connie Willis' Blackout/All Clear and Doctor Who's fifth season finale. Plus it's an excellent night for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
Ex-Tiki-Ate! Can you withstand the awesome power of the Tiki Dalek? Probably not, especially if it plies you with drinks first. This Tiki Dalek put in an appearance at the Dealer's Room at Worldcon in Reno, where it dished out pineapple-flavored extermination.
Time Magazine is putting all of its old content online — including an article from 1939 about fans of science fiction, or "pseudo-scientifics," as Time insists on calling it. (At one point, they even refer to an SF writer as a "pseudo-fictioneer." If you want to see why so many science fiction writers and readers have…
Science Fiction Chronicle's Andrew I. Porter has posted a ton of amazing photos of fan gatherings going back as far as the 1920s — many of them sent to Porter by super-fan Forrest J. Ackerman.
A new reason to make it to this year's Worldcon, Renovation 2011 — the opening night will feature an appearance by visionary culture hero Dr. Demento, the man who put some of the geekiest, weirdest tunes ever written on the radio. Dementoids and Dementites, rejoice!
Holy hell the undead ladies of Kiss The Abyss will have you screaming in your sleep for nights. Dead is not better, haven't we learned this by now? Also check out the gorgeous short The Raven.
Convention season is just about over, but it's not too late to start planning your 2010 convention-going. (In fact, some stuff is already selling out.) So here's our guide to 2010's mega-conventions. Which offers the most zing for your money?
Fresh off his top-selling novel Halo: The Cole Protocol, Tobias Buckell is turning back to original stories with an eco-thriller called Arctic Rising. He talked to us about that, and why the best fight scenes are short.
An award-winning editor of genre anthologies, Ellen Datlow started her career at Omni magazine and now edits several books a year, including Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She told us what short story editors want.
It's become a cliche to say that our world is changing faster and faster, as we hurtle towards an ultra-advanced future. But it's not true, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman told Worldcon. Actually, change is slowing down.
Last night, the 2009 Hugo Awards Ceremony brought together many of the genre's leading lights, and we were there. A few victories surprised us, and a couple of speeches moved us. Here's our gallery of the parties and the glamor.
Ever wonder what's really happening in the cluttered offices of science fiction magazines like Asimov's or a publishing house like Pyr? Four editors take you inside the strange world of SF editing.