Personal Hugo Reflections – Part 3 (90s to the present)

        The 1990s were a very challenging time for me.  Leaving my childhood and youth behind, I got married in the summer of 1989.  By that fall, I was enrolled at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND.  Within a month of arriving, my wife announced that she was pregnant with our first child.  Four years, two sons and a Bachelor's degree later I was off to Seminary.  These were undoubtably the best years of my life in certain respects.  Ellendale is a small town. Read more [...]

Personal Hugo Reflections – Part 1 (50s and 60s)

The Hugo Awards! Nothing does the heart of a sci-fi, horror, fantasy fan more good than to see his favorite author or movie win a Hugo or look on past glories of Hugos gone by.  Personally, as I looked through the winners old and new, I began to reflect on how much many of the winners and nominees affected my life and influenced my thought.  I felt I had to get this down of digital paper for my own benefit.  There may be other authors and movies you as a reader hold dear, but these are the Read more [...]

2012 Hugo Awards to be live streamed on September 2

  The 2012 Hugo Awards ceremony will be streamed live tomorrow, Sunday, September 2, 2012 from the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm CDT. This year's Worldcon is being held in Chicago. It began August 30 and will end September 3, 2012. You can watch the ceremony online here. You can also follow live text coverage here. This is the list of the nominees. For more information, please see the Chicon 7 site and the Hugo Awards site. Read more [...]

Cosplay Chicks

Who was the first hot girl who woke up and said; "I think I'll go to the local fabric shop and make myself a Rouge costume"?  I don't know, but I for one am glad it happened. When I was growing up being a nerd was not the "cool" thing. In fact there were several times I got pushed around for looking like a dork or knowing to much about comics. It seems that kind of thinking has changed over the years and the fairer half of the sex has noticed. I have been going to cons since the early 90's and the Read more [...]