On the cusp of our 100th episode Gary and I fire up Skype to talk about year’s bests, awards, genre and other stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!
After taking time off last week, Gary and I are back with Nnedi Okorafor, award winning author of Who Fears Death, Akata Witch and many other wonderful books and stories to discuss African science fiction, Nigeria, the World Fantasy Award and much, much more. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast and will see you next week when we resume our normal weekly schedule!
Our good friends Di and Sean have been actively campaigning for the NDIS for some time now and, as this report shows, they’re making significant progress. I’m incredibly proud of them and pleased about what they’ve achieved – something that’s critically important for any family (and there are so many) that is affected. Congratulations to them, and to their son (who got to sing to the PM), and I can’t wait to see the NDIS rollout.
Well, travel planning time is upon me again. One event I wish I could attend is the annual Locus Awards (I’ve only attended once, and that was back in 1997). This year’s awards are being held June 15-16, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Basic info is below the cut…
Chicon 7, the 70th Annual World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the nominees for the 2012 Hugo Awards (see list here). This morning, just hours after the ballot was announced, Gary and I were joined by Locus Executive Editor Liza Groen Trombi to chat about the ballot and all things Hugo. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!