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Archive for May 2012

Episode 60: 24 May 2012

In which we celebrate our 60th episode and Peter MacNamara Award for Excellence win with cake, yarn and superheroes. For best results, consume this podcast with fabulous cake and/or sock yarn.

News

Nebula Awards

Aurealis Awards: Sturgeon shortlist

2012 Mythopoeic Awards

Women, Men and Social Media

50% female speakers at a tech conference and how it was done

The Hugo Packet is released

Kirstyn examines her 23 year old self through the lens of her current feminist self.

Marvel Comics follows Archie’s lead with a gay marriage between Northstar and Kyle: the news was launched by Whoopi Goldberg on The View.

Chicks Unravel Time announced from Mad Norwegian Press and Tansy is in it

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: The Monster, Garth Nix and Sean Williams (Troubletwisters #2); Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess, Phil and Kaia Foglio; Birds of Prey: Dead of Winter; Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian

Tansy: Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire, Made in Dagenham

Alisa: Black Heart by Holly Black; The Avengers movie

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Episode 59: 10 May 2012

In which the boob window is explained. Don't say we're not educational!

News

Drink Tank loves us! Download their Hugo shortlist commentary here.

Mondy loves us too! He makes us go awww.

James Tiptree Jr finally in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and about time too.

Talking to Alistair Reynolds: he refutes the idea that science fiction has a limited number of plots

Locus Award Finalists

Clarke Award

Women in (Japanese) Comics: Cheryl Morgan reports; Anime News Network Some kickstarter stuff: Feminist Historical Anthology from Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Scalzi on Amanda Palmer and how she worked hard for 10 years to get her "overnight success"

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: We Wuz Pushed by Brit Mandelo Alex: Castles Made of Sand, Gwyneth Jones; Captain America; The Avengers; Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix Tansy: A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix; The Avengers; Earth 2 & World’s Finest; Ishtar

Tansy's Note: "I do not mourn the boob window" is a classic line that should be long remembered and oft repeated - but Cheryl Morgan said it first! I only steal from the best...

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