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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Hugo Voter Packet - Fancast

This year, Chicon 7 has chosen to exercise its right under section 3.3.15 of the WSFS constitution to create a single, extra, one-time Hugo Award. The additional award category is Best Fancast, defined as "Any non-professional audio- or video-casting with at least four (4) episodes that had at least one (1) episode released in 2011."

The Best Fancast nominees have each provided the below links to a representative episode of their 2011 fancasts along with their accompanying show notes. Those links will take you to the nominees' websites where you will be able to download that episode.

Each Best Fancast nominee will have download directions somewhere on their website. Please be aware that these will be large audio files.

Happy listening and voting!

The Chicon 7 Hugo Voter Packet Team

Fancast Nominees

The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe

Episode 65: Live with Gary K. Wolfe and Jo Walton!

Gary and I travelled to Reno, Nevada to attend Renovation, the World Science Fiction Convention for 2011. Over the weekend we recorded a handful of podcasts with friends, old and new, that we see to seldom. We'll be publishing these over the coming month. The first in the series is with Jo Walton, author of Among Others and Farthing, where we discussed that novel, science fiction, her Hugo blogging and many other things. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast.

Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts (presenters) and Andrew Finch (producer)

Episode 32: 11 May 2011

In which we bid farewell to Joanna Russ, talk e-publishing (again) and Alisa reads a real live actual book. With bonus raving about Doctor Who and Alistair Reynolds - in other words, another episode of Galactic Suburbia.


On Joanna Russ: Making Light Broad Universe Samuel Delaney interviews Joanna Russ Aqueduct Press

Barb & Jenny on e-publishing Part 1 Part 2

Book Country launched by Penguin USA Jim Hines on Book Country Ellen Datlow on the role of the short story editor, at Book Country

Brimstone Press closing

Shaun Tan named judge for Illustrators of the Future

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Madigan Mine, Kirstyn McDermott, Fringe Season 3

Alex: Deep State, Walter Jon Williams; Shattered City, and Love and Romanpunk, Tansy Rayner Roberts; Pushing Ice, Alastair Reynolds; Troubletwisters, Garth Nix and Sean Williams. Tansy: Doctor Who & Big Finish audio plays. The Eighth Doctor Adventures.

SF Signal Podcast, John DeNardo and JP Frantz, produced by Patrick Hester

The SF Signal Podcast #26: Lou Anders, Sue Lange, Mike Resnick and John Picacio Talk About the Impact of eBook Publishing

In episode 26 of the SF Signal Podcast, we have something very special for you. We've given our regular panelists the night off so they can recharge and refresh and have asked some very special guests to convene and discuss the future and impact of eBook Publishing:

Our virtual convention panel includes:

SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente

Episode 7: Our Holiday SF Squeecast Extravaganza

Welcome to our Winter Holiday Extravaganza Episode of the SF Squeecast! This episode brought our regular cast together once again: Catherynne M. Valente, Elizabeth Bear, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Cornell.

In this episode we talked about:

We also asked Seanan our silly questions at long last. There may even be some spontaneous caroling. Along with Seanan’s explanation of the importance of stopping murdering people during the holiday season.

StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith

StarShipSofa No 201 Geoffrey A. Landis Pt 1

August 30, 2011 by StarShipSofa

Coming Up

Fact: Science News by J.J. Campanella 01:50

Main Fiction: The Sultan of the Clouds by Geoffrey A. Landis 23:50

Interview: Gareth Powell 01:02:10

Gareth Powell’s new book The Recollection

Narrator: Jonathan Danz

Cover Art: Brian Thomas Woods

Promo: Journey Into )1:23:00