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Signal Boost #15: A Conversation about Helsinki WorldCon & WSFS Business

15 Aug

On today’s psuedo-Signal Boost, Shaun, Paul, and our resident WSFS expert, Alex, recap the Helsinki WorldCon WSFS Business meeting LIVE from WorldCon (ok, so not exactly live, but it’s as close as we get). Alex shares the nitty-gritty, the grim and ugly, the wonderful and the strange, that occured at the Helsinki WSFS business meeting, including the news that we now have a YA award (which is, as of now, nameless)! Yay! Also, an update on all the fun of the anti-slate voting measures that were put into place. A lot of stuff happens at the WSFS meetings regarding the Hugo Awards, so it’s worth paying attention to and getting involved with if you can. The team also share their impressions of the Helsinki Convention as a whole!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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331. Tobias Buckell (a.k.a. Captain Planet) — At NASFiC (An Interview)

14 Aug

Boats, Bungie Headquarters, and organizing, oh my! Shaun was honored to be able to interview Guest of Honor Tobias Buckell at NASFiC in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last month. It was a great conversation about Tobias’ history and identity as a Caribbean writer, what it’s like to write tie-in novels for Halo (which he’s a total geek for), and The Tangled Lands, his new book co-written with Paolo Bacigalupi. There are audience questions at the end to delve into even more fun tidbits! This was a live recording, so please forgive the audio quality.

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Signal Boost #14: Elsa Sjunneson-Henry & Dominik Parisien (Uncanny Magazine “Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction” Kickstarter) and Dave Robison (Archivos)

8 Aug

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and Dominik Parisien join Paul to talk about the Uncanny Magazine Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and Year Four Kickstarter. Elsa is the Non-Fiction Editor and Dominik is the Fiction Editor for the special edition of Uncanny Magazine focusing on disability representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy. They talk about why this issue is important to them personally and to the field of SF&F, the perks of backing the kickstarter, and the awesome contributors they’ve already lined up. Then Dave Robison, co-host of the podcast formerly known as Roundtable, joins Paul to talk about the reboot of his podcast in conjunction with his new story mapping software, Archivos, which goes into beta on September 1, 2017.

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330. Night of the Comet (1984) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

7 Aug

Killer comets, zombie scientists, and arcade game rivalries, oh my! Jen, Alex, and Paul are joined by the wonderful Keith Manuel to discuss the 1984 post apocalyptic film, Night of the Comet! A film which is really not all that torturous even when you consider it has absolutely no logical consistency to how a killer comet kills everyone on earth… except teenagers who like malls and guns. Also, a baby Chakotay doing sit-ups. Yum.

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Torture Cinema Poll: August Attack of the 80s!

1 Aug

We realize that you haven’t even heard our July pick, Night of the Comet, yet, but it will be up soon! PROMISE!! What you’ll find when you DO listen to that one though is that sometimes the team gets really lucky and ends up watching something really kind of enjoyable.

SO PICK A REAL TORTURE THIS TIME!!! We know! We’ll make it easy! We’ll only pick movies from the official torture list that were made in the 80s.

Oh, gods, what have we done!?

These choices are SO, SO BAD!

save us.

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