WorldCon, the World Science Fiction Convention, comes to San Antonio as LoneStarCon 3 at the end of August 2013 and it looks to be big!
Guests include Ellen Datlow, James Gunn, Norman Spinrad, Willie Siros, Leslie Fish, Joe R. Lansdale and Paul Cornell.
Adult con memberships are currently selling for $180 and the price goes [Read it all...]
FORGOTTEN BOOK: ARTS UNKNOWN: The Life and Art of Lee Brown Coye by Luis Ortiz, 2005
This is the 115th in my series of Forgotten Books.
As many of you know I have sold books with Willie Siros for more than 30 years. He really knows what I like and I have a pretty fair idea [Read it all...]
The Division Heads of Lone Star Con 3, the World Science Fiction Convention set for 2013 here in San Antonio, will be meeting this coming Saturday, January 21. They have arranged for a Meet-and-Greet with interested local fans at the Marriott Rivercenter at 5 PM to discuss a variety of issues.
If you are interested, [Read it all...]
LoneStarCon 3 will be held August 29 — September 2 2013 in San Antonio. Several of the LoneStarCon 3 committee/staff will be in San Antonio on October 8th to look at the convention center and the hotels. The committee/staff would like an opportunity to meet people who are interested in working on the convention. They [Read it all...]
Forgotten Films: Age of the Dragons (2011)
This is the 27th in my series of Forgotten Obscure or Neglected Films
Every week the SyFy Channel puts out a new low budget film, which I generally ignore. Sure, this means I occasionally miss such classics as “The Return of the Manster” or “RoboCroc vs. Sharktopus” but [Read it all...]
As anyone who follows this blog knows, we are supporters of the TEXAS in 2013 Worldcon bid to bring the World Science Fiction Convention to San Antonio over Labor Day weekend of 2013. To do that, San Antonio must be chosen by the members of the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention. The WorldCon is a [Read it all...]
John Picacio's cover for Elric: Swords and Roses.
Vincent Villafranca's Dogs of War.
Two artists with San Antonio ties — John Picacio and Vincent Villafranca — have been nominated for 2011 Chesley Awards.
San Antonio resident Picacio, a book illustrator and member of the Missions Unknown editorial staff, was nominated for Best Paperback Illustration [Read it all...]
Have you forgotten that San Antonio is angling to host the World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) in 2013? Well then, check out this video from SMOFCon 28 on December 4th where you see Bill Parker of ALAMO (Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization) as he outlines San Antonio’s bid. Check out the official site for Texas [Read it all...]
Well, here it is summer and science fiction and fantasy conventions are in full swing. I just attended ApolloCon last weekend in Houston with writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Catherine Asaro. I was on four panels ranging from the e-Book revolution, Frankenstein films of the last 100 years, the DC Comics 75th anniversary, and more. [Read it all...]
We have mentioned previously that San Antonio is vying to be the location of the World Science Fiction Convention in 2013. The Texas in 2013 bid committee still needs your support. This event would be a huge boon for SF/Fantasy fans in San Antonio as it brings in the top writers, artists, editors and fans [Read it all...]