Happy Birthday to the Hugo Awards!
According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the first Hugo Awards were presented sixty-three years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of […]Read More
On This Day: the First Worldcon
Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-six years ago […]Read More
100th Anniversary: Julius Schwartz
On this day, 100 years ago, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent and a giant in the field […]Read More
SF Masterwork of the Week: Stand on Zanzibar
I’ve written before about the wonderful authors I’ve been introduced to thanks to their appearances on panels at conventions, and the terrific books I’ve discovered the same way. One such book is our current SF […]Read More
SFX Book Club: The Shadow of the Torturer
And so, by the time you read this, another Worldcon will be more or less over; another army of fans, authors, artists, editors and agents dispersed to return to everyday life. It is, for me at […]Read More
Loncon Day Two
So, it’s day two of LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, and things are starting to get underway. Who’s attending this celebration of all things SFnal, who might be of interest to Gateway readers? […]Read More
LonCon3 is Here!
The day has finally arrived: Worldcon is in town! LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention commences today at the ExCel Centre in London’s docklands and runs until Monday 18th. In addition to a plethora […]Read More
2 Days to Edge-Lit3!
So, what? You’re just going to copy the earlier post and changes ’10 days to go’ to ‘2 days to go’, are you? That’s the plan, yes. Isn’t that a little . . . lazy? […]Read More
10 Days until Edge-Lit 3!
There seems to be an epidemic of conventions in the UK at the moment. August is simply awash with geeky goodness, with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest taking place at Heathrow from the 8th to […]Read More
On This Day: The First Worldcon
Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-five years ago […]Read More
60 Years of the Hugo Awards
Thanks to our friends at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – and, in particular, their indispensable On This Day function, we see that the first Hugo Awards were presented 60 years ago, today, at Philcon […]Read More