# Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst (Riverhead Hardcover)
# The Man on the Ceiling, Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem (Wizards of the Coast Discoveries)
# Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey)
# The Resurrectionist, Jack O'Connell (Algonquin Books)
# The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (William Morrow)
# Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Universal Dimensions: The Space Art of Wang Ming on Display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Starting April 9 until October 9. 2009 by
( 16 April 2009 / ) - "Universal Dimensions: The Space Art of Wang Ming" on Display at the
Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Starting April 9 ending Oct. 9th.
"Universal Dimensions: The Space Art of Wang Ming" showcases the art of Chinese painter Wang Ming through 35 works that are part of the artist's personal collection. Since leaving China in 1951, Ming, a former air traffic controller and art framer, has striven to make art that builds a bridge of understanding between people of all nationalities and cultures. The exhibition will be on display at the National Air and Space Museum's National Mall building from April 9 through Oct. 9.
Robert J. Sawyer's Appearances to promote WWW: Wake by
( 16 April 2009 / ) - Robert J. Sawyer will be making appearances in San Francisco and across Canada promoting his 18th novel science-fiction novel, WAKE. WAKE,
will be released in the United States on April 7, and in Canada on April 14.
All events are free and open to the public -- please come out and say hello, and please help spread the word! (more ...)
Fox Wants Theaters To Foot The Bill For 3D Glasses by David Lieberman, USA TODAY
(USA Today.com 15 April 2009 / ) -
NEW YORK — Hollywood studios and movie theaters are seeing double over a new dispute that could determine how quickly consumers will be able to enjoy the fast-growing number of 3D films in all their multidimensional glory.
At issue: Who will pay for millions of disposable 3D glasses? Thus far, studios have picked up the tab in theaters that use technology from RealD, which has about 90% of the 3D market.
But Fox wants to shift that charge to exhibitors for its first 3D release, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which opens on July 1 - prompting a strong protest from Regal Entertainment, the largest theater owner.
"Other studios are watching this very intently to see whether Fox prevails," says Research Associates analyst Marla Backer. If it does, "Then other studios will say, 'We also want to have the exhibitor pay.' This is going to be an interesting test."
There's a lot at stake. The glasses cost as much as $1 apiece. That can amount to about 20% of a theater's take from a $10 movie ticket.
Three Million Dollar Auction of Hollywood Memorabilia April 30 and May 1, 2009 by Press Release
(Profiles in History 14 April 2009 / ) - We thought that the list of items being auctioned from the collection of the late Forrest J. Ackerman (starting on April 30 to May 1, 2009) was impressive. That is until we saw a list of some of the other collectibles also being auctioned on those two days and thought that if Forry were still alive and maybe 20 years younger, he might be looking to add some of them to his collection. (more ...)
HUGO AWARD LOGO DESIGN CONTEST ANNOUNCED by
(WSFS 09 April 2009 / ) - The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) has announced a contest for a
design for an official logo for the Hugo Awards. The Hugo Awards honor the
best in written and dramatized science fiction and fantasy, as well as other
categories, and are the highest honors in the field of science fiction and
fantasy. While the streamlined rocket that is a common feature of the Hugo
Award trophy is well known within the field of science fiction and fantasy,
there has never been an official logo suitable for designating that a work
is a Hugo Award winner. WSFS, through its Hugo Awards Marketing Committee,
is soliciting designs for such a logo, which would be suitable for use in
the publishing and film/television industries, and in solidifying the Hugo
Awards "brand." (more ...)
Profiles In History To Auction Over 200 Hand-Sculpted Wax Figures From The Hollywood Wax Museum May 1, 2009 by Press Release
(Profiles in History, The Hollywood Wax Museum 06 April 2009 / ) - Have you ever wanted to own your personal celebrity wax figure? Whether your tastes run to stars of the silver screen and TV, world class athletes, great musicians, or presidents, you might want to check out the sale of more than 200 figures being auctioned by the world-famous Hollywood Wax Museum. (more ...)
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