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This Year’s World Fantasy Convention Is Moving Online

This year’s World Fantasy Convention was set to take place in between October 29th and November 1st in Salt Lake City, Utah.

However, like most of the major SF/F conventions set to run this year, concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have prompted organizers to cancel this year’s in-person event and move the convention online.

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Announcing the 2019 Nebula Awards Winners!

This weekend, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has been holding its annual Nebula Awards conference. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s panels, readings, and award presentations have been moved online.

Among this weekend’s events is this year’s Nebula Awards ceremony, which honor the best science fiction and fantasy writing published in 2019.

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The First Trailer for The Old Guard Shows How Hard It Is To Stay Immortal and Anonymous in the Modern Day

Imagine if you will: a group of immortal warriors fighting throughout history to try and keep the world safe. What happens when they enter the modern day when there are cameras and surveillance everywhere?

That’s the premise of a new film from Netflix, The Old Guard, which stars Charlize Theron as the leader of such a group. The streaming service debuted its first trailer for the film today, which is set to debut on the platform on July 10th.

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Read This Free Astrobiology Anthology From the European Astrobiology Institute

Institutions have often utilized science fiction as a method for imagining scientific concepts and new technologies. Everyone from the Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination to the US Army’s Mad Scientist Initiative to the Atlantic Council have generated their own anthologies that serve not only as fun reading for fans, but also as thought-provoking material.

The European Astrobiology Institute joins that group this month with a new anthology called Strangest of All. Best of all, it’s a free download.

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CBS Greenlights Spock-Led Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

CBS has announced that it has handed down a straight-to-series order for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, its third live-action Star Trek series for its streaming platform, CBS All Access.

The show will feature Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, all of whom are reprising their roles from the latest season of Star Trek: Discovery.

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This Excellent “Danger Zone” Video Rekindles My Desire For an X-Wing Disney+ Series

Mashup music videos are a dime-a-dozen on YouTube, but every now and then, you come across a gem that perfectly meshes the music with the video. Case in point, Jackson McKay’s Danger Zone: X-Wing Tribute, which features just about every space battle in which the venerable starfighter appears.

Most of all, it makes me really want Lucasfilm to greenlight a live action series about Rogue Squadron.

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