Author Diane Duane, who wrote the “Young Wizards” series, numerous Star Trek novels, and has recently been publishing the “Omnitopia” series discovered that scammers have managed to get into her bank account, leaving her with a balance of nothing. Although the bank will eventually be able to restore his account, until that time, she is having a cash flow problem for bills and is asking people to visit her on-line store, offering a 20% discount, as well.
The Alpha Young Writers Workshop is holding an auction to raise money for its scholarship fund. The auction, which will begin on Friday, January 13, includes titles by George R.R. Martin, Elizabeth Bear, Patrick Rothfuss, Cory Doctorow, Catherine Asaro, and critiques by Theodora Goss, Bruce Holland Rogers, Leslie What, and more.
Nominations are open for the Ursa Major Awards, presented to recognize the best works published in the field of anthropomorphics in 2011. Fans may nominate up to five works in each category until the nomination deadline of February 29. Voting will run from March 15-May 4 with the awards presented at CaliFur VIII in Irvine, CA the weekend of June 1 – 3, 2012.
Genre shows and films, as well as actors who often appear in genre works, were very successful at the People’s Choice Awards on January 11. Below is a listing of winners of genre interest.
- Favorite Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
- Favorite Movie Icon: Morgan Freeman
- Favorite Action Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Favorite Action Movie Star: Hugh Jackman
- Favorite Movie Stars Under Age 25: Chloe Moretz
- Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Johnny Depp as Rango in Rango
- Favorite Movie Superhero: Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern
- Favorite Book Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Favorite Network TV Drama: Supernatural
- Favorite Network TV Drama Actor: Nathan Fillion
- Favorite Network TV Drama Actress: Nina Dobrev
- Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
- Favorite SF/Fantasy Show: Supernatural