Geek.Kon Hosts FanFic Contest

Geek.Kon, scheduled to be held in Madison, WI from August 26-28 is holding a fan fiction contest, with the winners being read at a panel at the con, published for the panel’s attendees, and published on the con’s website, with awards presented at the panel. Works should be between 1,000 and 5,000 words in length and the deadline for submission in July 31. All entrants must be members of Geek.Kon.
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Star Wars Fan Film Contest

Lucas Film is holding a contest for fan films set in the Star Wars universe. Winners will receive a Star Wars Prize Pack consisting of Star Wars-themed merchandise, a limited edition print of Star Wars concept art autographed by the artist, and a commemorative trophy. All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm PT on April 24, 2016. Award categories include Filmmaker Select, Best Animation, Best Non-Fiction, Spirit of Fandom, Best Comedy, Best Visual Effects, and Audience Choice.

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Obituary: Susan M. Garrett

Susan M. Garrett (b. 1961) died on August 14 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Garrett began publishing fan fiction in 1983 in her Doctor Who fanzine Time Winds and she went on to write fan fiction of several other television shows and in 1997 was hired to write a novelization of Forever Knight, entitled Intimations of Mortality for Berkeley.