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Bear Alley Books “Countdown” book on sale next week

  The latest comic index from Bear Alley Books, Countdown to TV Action, goes on sale from 4th July. The 200-plus page book, which features a a colour cover featuring the work of Gerry Haylock, John M. Burns and Gordon King, covers the history and content of Countdown and TV Action, the Gerry Anderson-themed comic from Polystyle launched in the ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Andy Robertson, SF editor

Art by Smuzz

We’re sorry to report the passing of SF editor and fan Andy Robertson who had been involved with Interzone, serving as Assistant Editor from an early stage and contributing many reviews and interviews. Andy also published a number of stories and edited two anthologies based on the works of William Hope Hodgson and was working with my Crucible co-creator, Smuzz, on The Night Land project. With ... Read More »

Nova Awards for best SF fanzines launched

The 2013 Nova Awards for excellence in SF fanzines are now open – and include a category for best fan artist. Anyone resident in the UK or Eire can vote, provided they’ve read at least six eligible titles. Many are listed here, and you can vote online. If you’re a fanzine editor, campaigning for votes is encouraged. Novacon – the ... Read More »

ITV Studios offers sneek peek of new Thunderbird 1

MIPCOM takes place in Cannes next month – one of thw world’s largest TV rights events – and TV executives seeking broadcast content across the globe are already being wooed to take a look at the line up of new shows on their way from a huge number of producers. World Screen publishes a number of guides to this important ... Read More »

Twelfth Doctor Who Art Challenge: The Winner Is…

The Twelfth Doctor by Lucas Bowers

These are my ‘finalists’ in the downthetubes Twelfth Doctor Art Challenge, after a lot of umming and ahhing confronted by such an amazing range of entries, including terrific ‘cartoon’ interpretations as well as the realistic. When you have a competition that attracted art from the likes of long etablished Doctor Who artists such as Dan McDaid, Kev Hopgood and Lee ... Read More »

Gerry Anderson’s “Gemini Force” funding campaign launched

Gerry Anderson's Gemini Force

Jamie Anderson, the son of Gerry Anderson, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Gemini Force One, a new science fiction series created by his father shortly before his death. Gemini Force One follows the story of a secret organisation involved in rescues and averting disasters and terrorist events – exciting stories for both the young and young at heart. ... Read More »

Doctor Who Figurine Collection magazine launches in the UK

Doctor Who Figurine Collection Issue 1

Issue 1 of the Doctor Who Figurine Collection is out now in the UK. Journey through the 50 year timeline over the course of the collection and discover the facts behind the greatest monsters, Doctors, Daleks and Cybermen. A brand new fortnightly collection from Eaglemoss Publications, the Doctor Who Figurine Collection features classic characters from 50 years of Doctor Who, ... Read More »

Dispatch from Belfast: Comics events at local festivals

  Over the next month Belfast will see a mini comics event boom with creators appearing at three different festivals and conventions. Andy Luke and Stephen Downey will be hosting a comics workshop  in The Shakespeare Room at Belfast’s  Grand Opera House on Saturday 31st August 2013 from 1-4pm. The event is part of Bounce! – a festival organised by ... Read More »

Tube Surfing: Dan Dare, Death’s Head and World Book Night outrage

Some quick news items… • (via the Dan Dare Yahoo Group) A bust of Dan Dare is now sitting comfortably on a beautifully made plinth in a prominent position in the library of Southport College (where his creator, Frank Hampson and other original Dare team members, studied) as an inspiration to future budding Hampsons, Harold Johns or Eric Edens. Once ... Read More »

Sci-Fi Art Now Creator Interview: John Malcolm

A cover for Markets Media Magazineby John Malcolm The format of SciFi Art Now – out this October – is such that it promotes the art of the creators, but there’s not much room to tell you more about them and their work. We’re publishing interviews with creators here to redress the balance.  Artist John Malcolm lives in Paisley, Scotland. ... Read More »

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