The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop at the University of California at San Diego has announced its 2009 instructor lineup: Holly Black, Larissa Lai, Robert Crais, and Kim Stanley Robinson with Elizabeth Hand and Paul Park. Clarion is the oldest science fiction writing workshop, a legendary boot-camp for writers (I'm a proud graduate, instructor, and director of the charitable Clarion Foundation). Attending the workshop is more than an education, it's an induction into a set of work habits, critical skills, and professional contacts and attitudes that last a lifetime. The list of successful Clarion grads is a who's-who of the field, including Bruce Sterling, Kathe Koja, Octavia Butler, Tobias Buckell, Kelly Link, Ted Chiang, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others too numerous to list here. This year's workshop runs from June 28 to August 8, and applications open on January 2.
A SubGenius documentary? Yes, please, and Praise "Bob"! MovieWeb: What started out as an inside joke amongst two self-proclaimed weirdos in Ft. Worth, Texas became something much more than they bargained for. Reverend Ivan Stang (Douglass St. Clair Smith) and Dr. Philo Drummond (Steve Wilcox) had no idea what would happen when they decided to turn their… READ THE REST
Children's Fairyland is the circa 1950 storybook theme park in Oakland, California where… Walt Disney took inspiration from to build Disneyland; Frank Oz got his start as a puppeteer; It's also where Blindspotting creators Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal will host an online event called Celebrity Storytime this Saturday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. Rafael,… READ THE REST
Visionaries Mark Mothersbaugh and Beatie Wolfe have a request: Please send hand-decorated postcards STAT. Their mail-art challenge, Postcards for Democracy, is described as "a demonstration to support the 225 yr old U.S. Postal Service & the right to VOTE." It's easy to play: Just make & mail your original postcard creations (you can also recycle… READ THE REST
The Apple Watch is a great addition to any tech arsenal–until it runs out of juice, that is. Then, you have to go about the process of recharging. Of course, the Apple Watch only recharges via wireless charging, meaning it can sometimes end up being pretty inconvenient to power up, especially if you're out and… READ THE REST
We've probably all been holding our breath about this for a while. And now that it's here, we can start getting used to the idea that this winter will be unlike any before it. With COVID's impact on the holidays, we're all expecting some big changes this time around. However, Mother Nature isn't really all… READ THE REST
This year has given us a perfect opportunity to work on a holiday season project. Since virtually every family has loads of history trapped in old slides, negatives, and photos, this might be just the right time to make sure those precious and historic moments are digitized and preserved for eternity. That used to mean… READ THE REST