Eastercon Schedule

I'll be in Manchester this weekend at Eastercon (aka the British National Science Fiction Convention), enjoying all the sciffy related goodness, and being on some panels, which are: Little-Known British SF TV Shows of the 1950s to 1970s Saturday 17:30 - 18:30, Room 6 (Hilton Deansgate) You might think you really know your early TV,…

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Hugo Nomination Recs: Best Fancast

The Best Fancast category in the Hugo Awards is the newest category of the awards; 2016 will only be the fifth year it's been contested. It's also the category that, IIRC, gets the least number of nominations and least number of votes. And this saddens me, cause it's also one of the most important categories…

Star Wars, everything Star Wars, nananana Star Wars….

This was meant to be a totally proper and intelligent and thoughtful post about podcasts and the Hugo fancast category. Alas, that will have to wait till the morn as I am utterly knackered (no sympathy, if you were so inclined, it's wholly my own fault) and I think a super early night is in…

Top 10 Tips for Being a Doctor Who Companion

I just watched the latest edition of the Doctor Who Fan Show, Tops Tips for Being a Companion, which made me Slightly Irate. For there were a bunch of lazy jokes about old skool Who costumes, ankle-twisting, and screaming. As jokes go about old telly, these are bleh; as jokes go on the official BBC…