WWWednesday: August 18, 2021

CONvergence is reporting that someone who attended has notified the Con Committee that they now have Covid. (Thanks to File 770.) If you attended the in person events you may want to get tested.

The Dragon Award finalists have been announced.

DragonCon is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test done no more than 72 hours before admittance to the Con.

Jon del Arroz has been permanently suspended from the Twitter platform.

From File 770, regarding the Retro Hugos, just who decides what is retro? Some retro-retro works are introduced for your consideration.

What? They’re moving the new Lord of the Rings Series out of New Zealand?

Publishers Weekly delivers a report on the increase in censorship in 2020. Disturbing and not at all surprising.

The legal struggles of the Internet Archive continue. Last week they sought years of sales data to support their Fair Use claim. The publishers’ (plaintiffs’) attorneys argue that the request is “legally irrelevant,” burdensome, and involves proprietary information.

I hardly ever watched The Powerpuff Girls, but I enjoyed what I saw. The CW has plans to make a live action version, but it’s already foundering. (Read the linked articles from The Mary Sue about earlier disasters with this property.)

The Mary Sue has some SF audiobooks to share, too.

Writer-director Lisa Joy and actor Hugh Jackman share some insights into Reminiscence, opening Friday.

Ars Technica reviews the latest, stylish Fitbit device and finds it cute but… lacking.

The Smithsonian’s 19th Century Photography Collection shows Black Americans—a demographic group often not represented in historical collections. The photos were taken by Black photographers of the time period. Some amazing work.


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Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town. You can read her blog at deedsandwords.com, and follow her on Twitter: @mariond_d.

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