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Chicon 7 Confirms High Turnout for Hugo Awards Ballot, Announces More Ceremony Details

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), today issued more information on the final Hugo Awards Ballot, along with additional information on the Hugo Awards Ceremony taking place on Sunday, September 2, 2012. A total of 1922 valid final ballots were received, representing a 37.7% turnout. The figure of 1922 is the second…

Artist Guest of Honor Rowena Morrill Unable to Attend Chicon 7

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is sorry to announcethat Artist Guest of Honor Rowena Morrill will be unable to attend the convention. Rowena has recently been hospitalized following health problems, but is now recovering well. She has expressed her regret that she is unable to make a personal appearance at Worldcon.…

Chicon 7 Announces Mobile App for Android and Apple Devices

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is pleased to announce that it will be providing its members with an online application for handheld devices that provides key convention information. The app was developed in partnership with Viafo (www.viafo.com) and is available for Android phones and tablets through Google Play, and will shortly…

98 Degrees Reunite After 10 Years

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer The year 2012 is only half way through and the music world has already given a taste of the past resurrected. It’s return of the ’90s as boy bands (such as the Backstreet Boys full member return) and other hit figures prepare for new releases, pop band 98 Degrees is among…

Green Day Official “Oh Love” Video

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer After sending the first single “Oh Love,” off of the upcoming fall anticipated release Uno! to radio, the official music video has finally been released! Although it takes a more obscure perspective using rock star looking models in a staged atmosphere, it still has the focus of lead vocalist Billie Joe…

Movie Review- ‘The Watch’ has babes, aliens, and beer and that’s about it

April Barkley  WCB Movie Writer Studio-21 Laps ProductionsDirector-Akiva SchafferStarring-Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn,Jonah Hill, Richard AyoadeRating-2 out of 4 stars  I was very much looking forward to watching Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and Jonah Hill run around on screen killing aliens. I fulfilled my curiosity and my verdict is that it was a love/hate relationship between…