LoneStarCon 3 has announced that three bids have filed the appropriate paperwork to host the 2015 Worldcon. Helsinki in 2015, Orlando in 2015, and Spokane in 2015 are running for the Worldcon. Detroit and Phoenix are both running to host NASFiC in 2014 when the Worldcon is being held in London. All Adult, Military, and Young Adult Attending and Supporting members of LoneStarCon 3 are eligible to take part in the site selection process.
The FAAN Awards were announced at Corflu XXX on May 5 in Portland, OR.
- Best Genzine: Chunga, edited by by Andy Hooper, Randy Byers, and carl juarez
- Best Personal Fanzine: A Meara for Observers, edited by Mike Meara
- Best Single Issue: Trapdoor #29, edited by Robert Lichtman
- Best Website: eFanzines.com
- Best Fanzine Cover: Dan Steffan, Banana Wings #50
- Best Fan Artist: Dan Steffan
- Best Fan Writer: Andy Hooper
- Harry Warner Jr. Memorial Award for Best Letterhack: Robert Lichtman
Pittsburgh convention Confluence 25 has been cancelled due to a lack of hotel. Confluence selected a new hotel this year after their previous hotel raised their rates. Unfortunately, the new hotel has announced plans to close four days before Confluence’s scheduled dates. A quick look was unable to find an available hotel, so the committee has cancelled this year’s event and plans to continue the convention in 2014.
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Denver fan Nick Vanover, who had been missing since Friday, April 19, when he was last seen at the Starfest convention in Denver, has been found. Nick was instrumental in working on Denver Comic Con in 2012.
Denver fan Nick Vanover has been missing since Friday, April 19, when he was last seen at the Starfest convention in Denver. Nick was instrumental in working on Denver Comic Con in 2012.
UNCG’s Science Fiction Fantasy Federation has announced that they will not hold StellarCon in 2014. The convention, the longest running con in North Carolina, has decided to use the 2013-2014 academic year as a time to restructure and reorganize in an attempt to attracts new people. They further decided that a labor intensive convention would get in the way of their long term goals. The current plan is to hold StellarCon 38 during the 2014-2015 academic year. StellarCon is sponsored by the University of North Carolina, Greenboro.
The European Science Fiction Society has announced its board of directors for the 2013-14 year. ESFS was founded at the first Eurocon in 1972 and holds the event. In addition, the ESFS administers the European SF Awards. The 2013 Eurocon took place this past weekend. The 2014 Eurocon will be held in Dublin a week before Worldcon.
- Chair: Carolina Gomez Lagerlof (Sweden)
- Vice-chair: Saija Kyllonen (Finland)
- Treasurer: Vanja Kranjcevic (Croatia)
- Secretary: Garreth Kavanaugh (Ireland)
- Award Administrator: Bridget Wilkinson (UK)
Jan van’t Ent received the Doc Weir Award at Eastercon the weekend of March 29-31. The Doc Weir Award is voted on by the convention’s attending membership. The award is given to someone who has made some form of contribution to fandom that deserves a little public recognition. The winner receives a certificate and a silver cup, although the winner must return it at the end of the year with his/her name engraved on it.
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the finalists for the 2013 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award. The award i presented for the best debut SF/Fantasy/Horror novel of the year and will be presented at Balticon 47 on the weekend of May 24-27, 2013. The winner is selected by a vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.
- Glitch, by Heather Anastasiu
- Shadow Ops: Control Point, by Myke Cole
- Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff
- Fair Coin, by E. C. Myers
- Scourge of the Betrayer, by Jeff Salyards
LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the official bidders for the 2015 Worldcon and the 2014 NASFiC. All bidders have successfully turned in their paperwork. Members of LoneStarCon 3 will select the winners, who will be announced at the Sunday business meeting at the Worldcon. A NASFIC may be held in 2014 since the Worldcon will take place in London that year.