Harold Zitzow Auction – Interview with Liz Zitzow

The Estate Auction of Harold P. Zitzow attracted many interested buyers at Arisia this weekend. Fans of every stripe paused to comb through the stacks and boxes full of items, including runs of Astounding, signed first editions, and space program memorabilia. I was lucky to grab Liz Zitzow away from the table for a brief […]

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Robots! in Science Fiction Art

DBR Podcast 4 – Robots in Science Fiction Art. 20th Century Science Fiction Art: Artists and Techniques. Lex Berman, Frank Wu, & Brianna Spacekat Wu present an intergalactic slide show of classic SF paperback and magazine cover art. Arisia 2011, Boston, MA (16 Jan 2011) Recorded 16 Jan 2011, Boston, Mass. [time 54:32, size 105 […]

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Arisia 2010 con report: Barefoot Techno-Fantasy Fest, in a Kilt

[photo by Sean Molloy] At my first Arisia, I found myself weaving through crowds of strangely-coiffed pirates, rocketeers, and gamers; wondering at what point my own personality would intersect with one of those cliques and, at the same time, idly speculating as to which clique it would be.  Twisting, turning, and meandering, I wondered if […]

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Secret Societies Converge to Get their Freak On: Arisia 2009 con report

My first impression of Arisia was one of sartorial richness, stirred together with equal parts of humor, history, literary allusion, and performing arts.  The non-stop schedule of movies, panels, gaming sessions, readings, parties and demonstrations got lost in the spectacle of costumed attendees swarming randomly around three levels of the hotel, and visible from any […]

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