Women, non-binary, and far too many things to love in 2015, oh my! Natalie Luhrs and Renay join us to talk about our 2015 theme and all the movies, books, TV shows, and comics we’re looking forward to this year. Well, not all of the things, but certainly a few of them. Feel free to add your own anticipated things in the comments!
This is just the beginning…
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As you may well be aware by now, we have a new theme in 2015: Women and Non-Binary in SFF. This post will serve as a handy guide to our show for the next 11.5 months and as a nice place to go in case you want to be a part of the show or the blog at some point in 2015.
The Theme: What We’re Doing
Throughout 2015, we are going to put particular focus on the contributions of women and non-binary people to science fiction and fantasy. The majority of our interviewees, as such, will be women and non-binary; additionally, a good portion of movies, tv, and discussion episodes will be in some way related to this theme. Though we’re not setting a hard quota for the year, we expect that roughly 75% of our content will be women- and non-binary-centered.
What’s that? 50 Tortures? 5-0? That’s right. January will mark the 50th episode of Torture Cinema. We’ll make this special somehow…Right. The poll. It’s a special poll. For this special episode, I asked the Internet to pick the five flicks to appear on our poll.
My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. Today we welcome Nicholas Kaufmann to talk about how the power of patience relates to Die and Stay Dead.
It’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly which of my innate mutant abilities is my true superpower. Is it my unerring talent for arriving on the subway platform at the exact moment the train I need is pulling away? Is it my almost creepy aptitude in recalling all manner of trivia related to Doctor Who, the classic series? (Go on, ask me who knit the Fourth Doctor’s scarf, or why the Fifth Doctor keeps a stalk of celery on his lapel, or how Davros lost his only remaining functioning hand. I dare you. How many hours do you have?) Or perhaps my superpower is actually a curse in the form of a last name that is almost constantly misspelled, sometimes even in print by professional publications. Continue reading →
It’s that time of year. Awards Season. For us, that mostly means the Hugo Awards. And since everyone is posting their eligibility posts, we decided we’d do one, too. But instead of just telling you where we’re eligible, we’re going to do that and tell you about the cool stuff and peoples we talked to throughout the year who are eligible for something, too. If we missed anything, let us know!
Note: to nominate works for the Hugos, you need a membership to this year’s Worldcon in Spokane by Jan. 31st. Full memberships are $140 until Jan. 31st. Supporting memberships (i.e., non-attending; mostly just for those that want to nominate and vote) are $40. If you were registered for last year’s Worldcon in London, you can nominate works for 2015, but you won’t be able to vote w/o at least a supporting membership. If you’re not attending, do consider getting a supporting membership so you can vote for your favorite sf/f stuff. It’s definitely worth it. Thanks to Gareth Kavanagh for the reminder.