OK Go Becomes Coolest Band on the Planet

This video has been floating around on Facebook a couple of day and we had to share. Former Chicago band OK Go, famous for the song “Here We Go” and it’s cheap yet dazzling video and for working with the radio program “This American Life,” has taken the next step to coolness (as if they…

2011 Hugo Winners Announced

World Science Fiction SocietyRenovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the 2011 Hugo Award winners.BEST NOVELBlackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)BEST NOVELLAThe Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)BEST NOVELETTE“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)BEST SHORT STORY“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s,…

Morena Baccarin Off Chicago Comic Con Schedule

By Tom WrayWindy City Banner Wizard World, producer of the Chicago Comic Con, announced this week that actress Morena Baccarin will be unable to attend this year’s even because of film schedule conflicts. Morena, for the uninformed, is best known for her roles in “Firefly, “V” and “Stargate SG-1.” Wizard World said that all Photo…

Anime Review: Code Geass

By Phillip PowersReviewer Code Geass is an interesting anime it blends mechs and political intrigue so well. It starts with the empire of Britannia invading Japan using a type of mech called a Knightmare which they had just invented and it uses a precious mineral called sakuradite as its main power source. Japan is the…

Browncat Ball 2012 call for bids!

PLEASE FORWARD AND RE-POST THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT About the Browncoat Ball (BCB) The inaugural Browncoat Ball was held in Chicago in 2004, with the goal of establishing an affordable, annual, nonprofit event created for fans by fans, capable of bringing Browncoats from geographically diverse locations from all over the world together to celebrate Firefly, Serenity…