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The Inglorious Bastards of Westeros Posted at 10:35 AM by Dave Post

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Can’t wait for the new season to start!

Con Man: A new comedy from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion produced by YOU! Posted at 3:42 PM by Dave Post

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Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) was a co-star on Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was canceled -Too Soon- yet became a cult classic. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major movie star. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events. The show will feature all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way to these events.

This Indiegogo campaign started yesterday and is, of course, already funded because… Browncoats. BUT the more money they raise the more episodes they’ll be making.  This looks a hoot and I’m all for getting more of these guys working together in whatever format comes along.  The chemistry is obviously still there and it should be a fun ride chock full of clever Firefly references and if you’ve ever been to a SF convention you know how ripe that environment is for comedy and strangeness.

Alpha Scholarship Drive: The Future of Science Fiction is in Your Hands Posted at 10:23 AM by Dave Post

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March 10, 2015


Writing genre fiction can be a lonely business for teens. The Alpha SF/F/H Workshop brings together young writers, aged 14 to 19, for ten days of creation and peer review critiques. At the end of the workshop, students leave with new skills and a vibrant network of support.

Alphans have published in dozens of markets, including Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, Analog and Strange Horizons. Many of them have placed and won in contests such as The Dell Magazine Award, Writers of the Future, and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce

Ellen Kushner

Ellen Kushner

Delia Sherman

Delia Sherman

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Alaya Dawn Johnson







Tamora Pierce, author of young adult series such as Protector of the Small and The Provost’s Dog, has instructed at the workshop every year since its inception. This year, instructors include Ellen Kushner, author of the beloved Riverside books recently adapted into an award winning Audible series, Delia Sherman of Freedom Maze fame, and two-time Andre Norton Award-nominated Alaya Dawn Johnson.

Alpha works hard to keep costs low–every staff member is a volunteer, and the tuition is kept at the lowest possible level–but prospective students often require financial aid. This year–as they have for the past several–alumni have contributed writing and art to an illustrated flash fiction anthology and offered it as a donor reward in the entirely alumni-organized scholarship fund drive.

The Alpha alumni fundraiser will run March 17-26. Would you consider giving us a signal boost? Donations really do change the course of our young writers’ lives.

To learn more about the Alpha SF/F/H Young Writers’ Workshop, please visit the Alpha website, and check out our latest video, featuring interviews with Bruce Coville and Tamora Pierce.

For more information please contact:
Publicity Coordinator Lara Elena Donnelly
(502) 812-9158

There you have it folks.  Your donation will help these youngsters become the kind of writers you want to read.  A worthwhile cause that you can support and even benefit from down the line.

As a further incentive all donors receive the Alphanthology, a PDF anthology of flash fiction written, illustrated, and edited by Alpha alumni.  Surely that’s worth a sawbuck?  Check out the Alpha site for more details and to make your donation today!

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – Trailer 3 Posted at 10:32 AM by Dave Post

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So much better than the last trailer that I’m starting to think it might be good. What say you?

The Kitschies: 2014 Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle Winners Posted at 5:08 PM by Dave Post

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Grasshopper Jungle Viper Wine
The 2014 Kitschies winners have been announced.  They are:

Red TentacleGrasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith (Egmont)
Golden Tentacle Viper Wine, Hermione Eyre (Jonathan Cape)

Locus Online has the full details for all categories.

Our congrats to Andrew Smith and Hermione Eyre.

2015 Andre Norton Award Nominees Posted at 2:24 PM by Dave Post

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Unmade Salvage Love Is the Drug Glory O'Brien's History of the Future Dirty Wings Greenglass House The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The nominees for the 2015 Andre Norton Award were announced recently and we’ve just added the award to WWEnd. The Norton is for Young Adult science fiction and fantasy and we think it’s a great addition to our coverage on the site. The nominees are:

Our congrats to all the nominees.  Good luck to you all.  The winners will be announced in conjunction with the Nebula Award at the 50th Nebula Awards Weekend which will be held June 4th-7th, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.

What do you think of this crop of noms?  Anything you would recommend?  Are you a YA fan?  If you’re not familiar with the Norton take a look at all the winners and noms since 2006.  There are a lot of great books in that list.