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Jonathan Frid, original 'Dark Shadows' star, dies at 87 by (EW 20 April 2012 / ) - From EW Article: Just a few weeks before his most famous character was to be reborn, the original Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows has died.

Jonathan Frid, the Canadian actor who brought the suave bloodsucker to life on the 1966-71 gothic soap opera, passed away from natural causes on April 13 in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, according to MPI Home Video, which releases the Dark Shadows DVDs.

Read the full article on their website. (Source: EW)

Planetary Car Wash and Bake Sale -- June 9th, 2012 by ( 16 April 2012 / ) - When: Saturday, June 9th 2012
Where: Across the Nation!
Who: You! Join us and make Congress and the American public aware of the planetary cuts and the damage they are doing!
Just identify an event leader at your institution and sign up. (Source: )

J.K. Rowling Announces Details On New Book 'The Casual Vacancy' by Christopher John Farley, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Amazon.com 12 April 2012 / ) -

(Image: British author J.K. Rowling (L) is pictured with a child during the announcement of Pottermore in London, Britain, 23 June 2011. Photo: EPA)

J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" book franchise, has announced that her next book will be titled "The Casual Vacancy".

The novel will be her first book for adults, and it is due out later this year. Rowling hasn't said much about what the book is about, though she did tweet that it will be "Very different to Harry, although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much."

According to Rowling's publisher Little, Brown, the new book will be out September 27.

2012 Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominees by (Chicon 7 07 April 2012 / ) -

Nominees for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been announced by Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 3, 2012. The Hugo Awards ceremony will take place September 2, 2012.

Best Novel:

Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Deadline, Mira Grant (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; Harper Voyager UK)
Embassytown, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)
(more ...)

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