Lakeside Debut

The documentary Lakeside, about Jay Lake’s battle with cancer, is scheduled to debut at LoneStarCon 3. The film follows a year in lake’s life from his birthday in 2012 until his following birthday and deals with Lake’s own recurring cancer and health scares for his mother. Lakeside will be screened twice at the convention, on Friday, August 30 at 9:00 am and again on Monday, September 2, at 1:00 pm. In addition to the films debut, LoneStarCon 3 will have an exhibit on the sequencing of Lake’s genome and how it may be used to help develop cancer treatment therapies.

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Norton Documentary in the Works

Sue Stewart and the Motion Picture Company have announced plans to produce a documentary entitled The Lady’s Quill: A Tribute to Andre Norton, which will look at Norton’s early career. Pre-production and development is scheduled to begin on March 17, 2011, which marks the sixth anniversary of Norton’s death. Norton was a prolific author of fantasy, science fiction, and children’s books. She was the first woman to win the Gandalf and SFWA Grand Master Awards. The Andre Norton Award is named in her honor.