Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Blog Feeds and News blog is now in stasis

This blog along with several others will be placed in stasis until further notice. It is unfortunate that this needs to be done, but is necessary due to a lack of time and contributors.

Any future entries that would have been posted in this blog will be now be posted in the NWSFS Science And Science Fiction News Blog. The sidebar links and RSS feeds will be kept intact for now.

If you would like to contribute to this blog, then please drop us a line at NWSFSNews at GMail dot com. Membership in NWSFS is not a requirement, though living in the Pacfic NW or Cascadia region is. There are just a few simple guidelines to follow.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

DIY Swivelling Lego iPhone Dock

OK, this article really has nothing to do with science fiction, but I do know that there are a lot of Lego fans out there and some of you have iPhones, so check out this blog post from Gizmodo:

DIY Swivelling Lego iPhone Dock Fulfills Our Weekend Lego Quota

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Doing a little house cleaning and updating - 06/28/09

Just a short note that I went though and deleted a lot of old or inactive blogs from the RSS feeds on the left.

It looks like a lot of people are abandoning MySpace which is not really news due to all the problems with MySpace. To be honest I don't blame them especially when there are alternatives such as FaceBook, Twitter, LiveJournal, and Blogspot.

I should also state that some of the house cleaning also reflects my intent to focus this page more on the blogs of Pacific NW writers and artists. If you have any suggestions of blogs that should be added to the feed by all means please let me know.

Lastly I have to
once again put in a plug that I am looking for someone to help manage this page, so if you are interested please drop us a note.

Cheers ~ Jim Cox

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Looking for contributors for this section

A lot of effort goes into keeping the NWSFS News Blogs on Blogspot going, and we could really use some in help keeping up with all the news.

NWSFS News is currently looking for local fans or writers who are interested in participating in a news blog focused on the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fan and writing communities in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia). We specifically need help with the Blog Feeds and News, Science Fiction News Feeds, and Science News sections of this blog.

One of the nice things about using Blogspot is that "author" rights can be given to a large number of people, so anyone with a GMail Address or a Google Account can participate in the growth of this blog. If you have are interested then drop me a line and we can discuss getting you on board.

Cheers ~ Jim Cox (nwsfsnews at gmail dot com)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kelley Eskridge's "Dangerous Space" is a Nebula finalist

Congratulations to Kelley Eskridge who's collection "Dangerous Space" has been named a Nebula finalist. You can read more over at her blog!

Other blogs worth noting are Nicola Griffith "Ammonite's sweet sixteen", Holly Cupala's "Thinking of applying for the SCBWI Work-In-Progress Grant?" and Yasmine Galenorn's Blog Talk Radio Show Podcast

Just an FYI about this page. If you do a quick scan of the blog feeds in the sidebar you will note that many of them have been inactive for some time. Because of this I am going to do a little house cleaning and clear out many of them. Also, I want to focus this blog more towards local authors. If there is a blog feed you feel should not be deleted, let me know now by leaving a comment.

My plan is to post to this page more often, but until I can find another contributor to scan the blogsphere I will only be able to post no more than once or twice a week. ~ Jim

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I just want to scream!

This section as been so neglected that I just want to scream like Dr. Smith!



Seriously! We need a contributor for this section. Drop me a line at ( nwsfsnews at gmail dot com ) if you are interested in posting news and updates from the blogs of local authors. Cheers ~ Jim Cox

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Zombie Survival Vehicle?

I caught this io-9 posting a while back and thought I should post it here for grins. The Unicat Amerigo International Unicatour does look like the ultimate in Zombie escape vehicle, but I doubt that many of us could afford it nor would it make for a decent commute. Take a look at some shots of the Unicatour in action, and check out this link for Unicat Amerigo International.

Personally I prefer the Landmaster from Damnation Alley. It's best vehicle to have when you are up against "killer cockroaches" (Read the wikipeadia article if you don't get the reference :-)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Selected Blog Updates: Aug. 29, 2008

Here is a quick an dirty (and possibly incomplete) listing of MySpace Blog updates. Sorry it's text only, but I can only spend a little time on this right now. I am still looking for contributors to help out, so drop me a line if you are interested.
  • A. Lee Martinez The Hard Lessons of Bobby Brady 28-Aug-08 6:22A
  • A. Lee Martinez Monster of the Week 26-Aug-08 10:39A
  • Alethea Kontis Tea in Space: Too Cool to be Forgotten 28-Aug-08 2:19P
  • Alethea Kontis Universally Surreal Postal Service 27-Aug-08 8:03P
  • Alethea Kontis Calling All Vampires! 26-Aug-08 9:07P
  • Apex Publications We got pretty banners! 29-Aug-08 1:05A
  • Apex Publications "Last day of $10 books, get them while you can! " 28-Aug-08 5:51P
  • BELL CON 2008 GUEST LIST! 25-Aug-08 9:36P
  • British Fantasy Society Dark Horizons 53 27-Aug-08 3:37A
  • Chuck Palahniuk Amy Hempel Interview 27-Aug-08 7:33A
  • cpcarey Update and a reading list 26-Aug-08 9:17P
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith YA Book & Writer News; The Devouring: Sorry Night Giveaway 29-Aug-08 2:10P
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith YA Author Interview: Elizabeth Scott on Stealing Heaven 28-Aug-08 6:50A
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith Editor Interview: Judy O’Malley on Editors-at-Large 27-Aug-08 6:43A
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith The Official Sucks to Be Me Book Launch Par-tay!; Win Tantalize and Sanguini’s T-shirt 26-Aug-08 2:00P
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith Author-Editor Interview: Jill Santopolo 26-Aug-08 6:21A
  • Dark Horse Comics MySpace Dark Horse Presents Vol. 1 now on sale! 28-Aug-08 11:18P
  • Dark Horse Comics New Items Shipping from Dark Horse - 8/27 27-Aug-08 4:47P
  • Dark Horse Comics Shannon Wheeler @ Powell’s Books on Hawthorne! 27-Aug-08 8:56A
  • Dark Horse Comics DRAGON*CON SIGNING SCHEDULE 26-Aug-08 3:59P
  • Dark Horse Comics Kumoricon 2008! 26-Aug-08 3:51P
  • David Louis Edelman Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist Interview 27-Aug-08 9:40P
  • David Thorpe On Bebo? THere’s a Hybrids fan club! 26-Aug-08 7:00A
  • Di Francis stuff and stuff 27-Aug-08 2:19P
  • Elaine Cunningham New short fiction releases 28-Aug-08 12:03A
  • Erica Spindler Book Release News! 27-Aug-08 7:54A
  • Fantagraphics Books Now in stock: Krazy and Ignatz 1943-1944 (plus 1935-1936 New Printing) 27-Aug-08 11:44P
  • Fantagraphics Books Ghost World poster giveaway contest! 26-Aug-08 6:20P
  • Fantagraphics Books Now in stock: Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard 25-Aug-08 6:55P
  • HARPER PERENNIAL Proust and the Squid 27-Aug-08 2:54A
  • Harry Shannon 10 Things you should know about McCain - from MoveOn.org 29-Aug-08 7:10A
  • Holly Freezepop at PAX! 27-Aug-08 11:54P
  • Holly rgz TV (a.k.a. I am a crash-magnet) 26-Aug-08 6:50P
  • Holly The Diviners are divine 25-Aug-08 7:22P
  • Janet DIVINERS CELEBRATE HOLLY CUPALA’S BOOK NEWS! 27-Aug-08 12:03A
  • Jeff Bonus Recommended Reading 28-Aug-08 10:22P
  • Jeff Recommended Reading 28-Aug-08 10:40A
  • Jeff And now... enter... SANDMAN !!! 27-Aug-08 3:08P
  • Jenna Black New YA Series sold! 29-Aug-08 5:48P
  • Jenna Black What’s in a name? 27-Aug-08 7:47A
  • "Jeremy C. Shipp, Dark Fiction Writer " John Skipp likes my novel! 27-Aug-08 3:54A
  • "Jeremy C. Shipp, Dark Fiction Writer " New blurbs for my new book 26-Aug-08 5:10P
  • Jodi Lee "Way to go, Rhia, Care & Joe! " 27-Aug-08 8:28P
  • John Joseph Adams Seeds of Change anthology -- now available! 25-Aug-08 6:43P
  • Kevin J Anderson DRAGONCON APPEARANCES AND SCHEDULE 27-Aug-08 4:25P
  • Kevin J Anderson PIKES PEAK AND MOUNT SOPRIS 26-Aug-08 7:32P
  • Lois McMaster Bujold galley slave 27-Aug-08 2:32P
  • Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing Steve Vernon’s Leftovers / Apex Publications present Courting Morpheus in Oct 28-Aug-08 6:13P
  • Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing Lachesis & Imprints - Updates 27-Aug-08 12:11P
  • Luna Excerpt from The Reawakened on http://www.jerismithready.com 27-Aug-08 12:32P
  • Marianne De Pierres - Sci Fi Author Concept SciFi interview MDP and Westwood exclusive 28-Aug-08 9:26P
  • Morpheus Tales Progress - Morpheus Tales 29-Aug-08 3:57A
  • Morpheus Tales The Last Reef And Other Stories By Gareth L Powell 26-Aug-08 1:55P
  • Nicola Griffith Friday audio: hypnagogic 29-Aug-08 10:48A
  • Nicola Griffith take my vote--please 28-Aug-08 11:41A
  • Nicola Griffith retconning beowulf 27-Aug-08 12:13P
  • Nicola Griffith achtung! 26-Aug-08 9:43A
  • Paul From School Newspaper to the Pulitzer Prize 28-Aug-08 8:06A
  • PLANET LOVECRAFT PLANET LOVECRAFT REVIEWED IN SYNERGY MAGAZINE 27-Aug-08 9:31A
  • Portland Steampunk Society This friday The Dark Alice in Wonderland Ball 26-Aug-08 11:08A
  • Rebecca Moesta Dragon*Con Schedule for Rebecca & Kevin 27-Aug-08 10:10P
  • Robin Hobb Diverse updates 25-Aug-08 9:06P
  • Rue Morgue Magazine Rue Morgue Magazine Issue 82 Sneak Peek: Alice Cooper Returns 26-Aug-08 6:53P
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon Dragon Con info 27-Aug-08 9:16P
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon Aug/Sept newsletter 27-Aug-08 8:14A
  • Shroud Magazine Horror Writers and those that love us... 28-Aug-08 9:34A
  • Shroud Magazine Northern Haunts CLOSED to Submissions... 27-Aug-08 4:00A
  • Spectra Pulse Orphan’s Tales Wins Mythopoeic Award 28-Aug-08 4:30P
  • Tor Books Legend of the Seeker Promo 28-Aug-08 7:06A
  • Tor Books A new Jumper short story -- Shade by Steven Gould 28-Aug-08 6:53A
  • Tor Books New Podcast: Tobias S. Buckell discusses Sly Mongoose 28-Aug-08 6:45A
  • Tor Books Dune on Facebook 26-Aug-08 3:44P
  • Tor Books Paul of Dune Interview with Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson 26-Aug-08 7:43A
  • Tor Teen A new Jumper short story -- Shade by Steven Gould 28-Aug-08 7:01A
  • Tor Teen Jack: Secret Histories Book Trailer 27-Aug-08 10:59A
  • Willie Meikle Dancers: The Movie 26-Aug-08 10:58A
  • Writer's Digest George Pelecanos Interview 29-Aug-08 11:14A
  • Writer's Digest 10 Tips for Querying an Agent 26-Aug-08 11:13A
  • Yasmine Galenorn Cover Flat Winners & Answers to Reader Questions 29-Aug-08 5:38P
  • Yasmine Galenorn I realized that I’m going through ATHF w/ds.... 29-Aug-08 5:34A
  • Yasmine Galenorn Espresso With Kate Douglas 28-Aug-08 9:24A
  • Yasmine Galenorn Um...I think I need more sleep... 27-Aug-08 6:35P
  • Yasmine Galenorn I don’t know whether to beat my head on the desk or laugh... 27-Aug-08 9:01A
  • Yasmine Galenorn Flash Fiction: Storm Warnings 27-Aug-08 6:59A
  • Yasmine Galenorn While You’re Waiting For Night Huntress to come out...some reading recommendations... 26-Aug-08 10:02P
  • Yasmine Galenorn "Oh, and people! Night Huntress's release day... " 26-Aug-08 5:42P
  • Yasmine Galenorn "Makeup, funnel clouds, and cool questions so far... " 26-Aug-08 5:17P

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Selected Blog Updates: Aug. 24, 2008

I only had time to compile this list of MySpace blog updates without any links. Hopefully it will server you as a guide to find the actual blogs on the RSS feed to the left. If you find that a particular blog isn't available in the feed, please let me know. I will try to post here when I can ~ Jim

MySpace Blogs:
  • A. Lee Martinez - No Apologies * "My Colon, My Enemy! " * My BLANK Is Better Than Your BLANK * Action!
  • Alethea Kontis - Dragon Con Schedule
  • Alex Bledsoe - I see you marrying a corpse...living in a grave...! * Soon I’ll Be Stuffed in Your Mailbox
  • Apex Publications - We want your opinion! * Announcement: Catacombs and Photographs by Brandy Schwan * A small favor? * Apex Digest Online - August 24th
  • Author Michael G. Munz - New MGM Blog for 8/24/2008!
  • Chuck Palahniuk - CHOKE Movie: Soundtrack Listing Announced * Exclusive CHOKE Clip From Fox Searchlight! * Two More Upcoming Chuck Events! One In NYC & One In LA! * Rants Gets A Movie Option! * ChuckPalahniuk.net Master’s Program Offers New Class! *
  • cpcarey - What am I doing?
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith - "Hello Houston: Hotel ZaZa, Leonardo, Lucy, Beasties, and Butterflies " * "Austin, Authors, and Armadillocon " * "YA Book & Writer News; The Summoning, Immortal Giveaways " * "YA Author Interview: Kelley Armstrong on The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1) "
  • Dark Horse Comics - Stainboy in Portland -- 8/20 * THE GOON VIDEO CONTEST * New Items Shipping from Dark Horse - 8/20 * Rex Mundi: Hill of Martyrs eComic is Live!!!!
  • Eos Books - Kim Harrison on THE BEYOND
  • Fantagraphics Books - "6 new titles in stock now: Love & Rockets, Woodring, Deitch, & 3 Ignatz issues! "
  • Farrago's Wainscot - Behind The Waiscot Issue 15 - The Reading - Now Live www.behindthewainscot.com
  • Fran Friel - Writer - "Best Selling Author, Douglas Clegg Gives Back! "
  • HARPER PERENNIAL - "Video Killed the Radio Star, Again " * "Tom Piazza - new novel, but don’t forget... " * New from Tish Cohen!
  • Holly - Poetry Friday: more lazy poetry * North of Beautiful Goes East! * A Light That Never Goes Out: the multimedia experience
  • Horror Library Blog-O-Rama - The Unyielding March of Time - by Dan Naden * "Best Selling Author, Douglas Clegg Gives Back! " * Shiny Moving Pictures by Erik Smetana
  • Iron Sky - Episode 2 of Iron Sky Signal out now!
  • JAMES AND DADDY - Update 24th August 2008
  • Jeff - ebooks of PLAGUE WAR * Repair Mode
  • Karina L. Fabian - My Novel’s Journey: Location. Location
  • Kevin J Anderson - PAUL OF DUNE Complete Tour Schedule
  • Lois McMaster Bujold - Au Riismed * "KFAI interview, temporarily "
  • Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing - The Black Act is Complete
  • Lucy-S - Context 21
  • Marianne De Pierres - Sci Fi Author - More Periphery reviews
  • Morpheus Tales The Turing Test By Chris Beckett * Morpheus Tales 1 Review * Morpheus Tales - Progress - More Submissions
  • Nicola Griffith - anglo-saxon in the round * happy days for some * Friday audio: hypnagogic * queer because of demonic possession * the beautiful sin
  • Paul - Talking Heads versus Talking Historians
  • Paul S. Kemp - Shadowrealm Print Galley Giveaway
  • Philip José Farmer - Locus Online Feature: Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Philip José Farmer
  • PLANET LOVECRAFT - Buy Rob Corless originals! * Issue 3!
  • Rue Morgue Magazine - September CineMacabre: [REC]
  • Scott Nicholson - The Tao of Boo
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon - Home again home again jiggidity jig
  • Shroud Magazine SIGNATURE SHEETS ARE BACK!!!!
  • steampunk - "Art shows, Events, books and Alchemy. "
  • Writer's Market UK - Talking Point: Skin Deep
  • Yasmine Galenorn - The Passionate Calling--Quotes Mirroring Your Vocation * Your Awwww Moment of the Day * As of 8:18 tonight... * Caffeine and Industrial Metal * Night Huntress Cover Flat Winners * Espresso With author Linda Wisdom