Monday, August 31, 2009



October 1, Nordstrom will launch a line of fitted screened tees, tanks, hoodies, dresses and jackets all designed by Awake. The line also includes makeup, earrings, pendants and charms related to the film, such as Bella's truck, Jacob's motorcycle, a moon and more.Prices will range from $32-$58. The line aims to give the twilight fans a more "upscale" way to fly their freak flag. for more information go to

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Friday, August 28, 2009


Tru Blood Tasting in Chicago. Here are thee dates.

CHICAGOHORROR.COM - Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette in "True Blood") will make appearances at local Tru Blood tastings around the city. You can still catch one.

What: Come try True Blood!

When: Wed. Sept. 2nd, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where: Qdoba Mexican Grill

Address: 2427 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (near The Biograph Theater)

What: Come try True Blood!

Fangtasia VIP Party
When: Fri. Sept. 11th – 9 p.m. to Midnight (or later)

Where: Hamilton’s

Address: 6341 N Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60626

What: Join us for an Exclusive VIP Fangtasia Party, with Special guest, Nelsan Ellis (”Lafayette”) from HBO’s True Blood

True Blood Drive
Just like some “friends” of theirs, the Red Cross is looking for all types – A, B or O, positive or negative. RCN is proud to sponsor the following Blood Drives:

When: Thu. Sept. 17, noon-4 p.m.

Where: DePaul University

Address: Check back later for details.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


2009 Hugo Award results and Hugo logo contest winner

THEHUGOAWARDS.ORG - Presented at: Anticipation, Montréal, Quebec, August 6-10, 2009

Toastmaster: Julie Czerneda, with translation by Yves Meynard

Base design: Dave Howell

Awards Administration: Diane Lacey, Ruth Lichtwardt, Jeff Orth and Rene Walling

•Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
•Best Novella: “The Erdmann Nexus”, Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)
•Best Novelette: “Shoggoths in Bloom”, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)
•Best Short Story: “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
•Best Related Book: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008, John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)
•Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones, Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
•Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)
•Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon, & Maurissa Tancharoen, writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant Enemy)
•Best Editor Short Form: Ellen Datlow
•Best Editor Long Form: David G. Hartwell
•Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
•Best Semiprozine: Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal
•Best Fan Writer: Cheryl Morgan
•Best Fanzine: Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima
•Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu
And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): David Anthony Durham

A full voting breakdown is here.

Hugo Logo Contest Winner

According to the Hugo Awards Website: The winner, designed by Jeremy Kratz of Arkansas, combined both the necessary simplicity to fulfill our requirements with a good choice of text and pleasing combination of the various elements of the design.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Can't Stop the Serenity 2009 - Chicago

This year's Can't Stop the Serenity event will happen Saturday, August 29th at 6 p.m., at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee.

The invent will include a costume contest, door prizes and silent auctions. There will be a lot of Jossverse things for sale at the event as well as online before the event starts. The Portage WILL NOT be selling tickets before the 29th since the Chicago Browncoats are renting the theater for the event.

For more information contact the group's meetup page

In related news. the St. Louis Browncoats had to cancel their event due to print issues, and subsequently had to cancel the performance of fan group The Browncoats. A Browncoats video is posted below. It's shame they wont be gigging during a major event for the Browncoats.