Thursday, August 14, 2008


First, sorry for all of the fascinating news I missed. I didn't spend more than a few minutes online in the 10 days I was gone, and some news sources don't display that long in their feeds.

I'm back from Worldcon. It was lots of fun. Photos (not mine) can be found at or
SF Signal has a great list of Worldcon reports and other photo collections.

The Hugo awards were announced. Most of the awards went to either my 1st or 2nd choices, so I'm pretty pleased. Here is the list of winners with a link to the voting results.

Locus has a listing of the other awards presented at Worldcon (Sidewise, Golden Duck, etc.)

Lois McMaster Bujold has posted her Guest of Honor speech on her MySpace blog.

NPR has a 4.5 minute interview with Michael Chabon about The Yiddish Policemen's Union.

RIP Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes, and Bernie Brillstein.

BBC America has renewed Robin Hood for a 3rd season, and Jonas Armstrong (who plays Robin Hood) has announced it will be his last.

Sara Gilbert is moving from guest star to series regular on Big Bang Theory this fall.

Michael Shanks will have a recurring role on Burn Notice starting with tonight's episode.

Christopher Lloyd has joined the cast of the upcoming SciFi mini-series Mirabilis.

Next year, after the conclusion of Battlestar Galactica, SciFi will air a 2-hour Battlestar Galactica movie that takes place just before the 2003 miniseries.

Harry Potter 6 is changing its release date from November 2008 to July 2009.

JJ Abrams is planning his next movie, an earthquake disaster film.

In other movie news, Lionsgate is planning a new Conan movie, and Universal has acquired the rights to The Wheel of Time (I don't envy the scriptwriter who has to turn 12 thick books into a coherent story).

A German study shows that Methadone kills Leukemia cells without damaging healthy cells.

A new cell-mixing technique may eliminate the need for anti-rejection drugs for transplant patients.

DVR for tonight:
Burn Notice

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