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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Behold! The 2014 Hugo Award Nominees!

Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Gravity, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, Saga, and more high-quality SF/F than you can shake a stick at. That certainly covers a whole bunch of our post tags.

The Hugo Awards honor both pros and fans alike, and as usual, the 2014 nominees provide a superb checklist of things to read, watch, and enjoy. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 17 at Loncon 3 (aka the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention).

The full list of nominees is available below. And should you need to gush about your favorites, mention absent works you feel are deserving (*cough* Janelle Monae’s The Electric Lady for Best Related Work *cough*), or…ah…have a measured discussion about nominees you may object to, the comments are here for your disposal.

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If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

David Goyer Thinks It’s A Mistake To Listen To Comic Book Fans, Jesse Eisenberg Can’t Talk About Man Of Steel 2

I apologize in advance if this causes you anger.

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Faster than a speeding bullet!

This Is The View From Where Superman Saves The World [VIDEO]

CorridorDigital has created a really fun, nerdy video using drone technology and a GoPro camera. They imagine a day in the life of Superman, actually helping people, something which would have made a nice addition to Man of Steel.

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Essay

Marshmallows to Cure What Ails You: Veronica Mars & Fandoms

I was seventeen when I joined my first fandom. It was 1999, and Rent was kind of a big deal. The second National tour was underway – The Benny Cast to be specific. It definitely felt like the highlight of senior year was going to be their stop through Cleveland. Always a loner, I wasn’t just going to see another show with my parents. I was going to rush (I didn’t really know what that meant), I was going with actual friends who had done it before, and there was promise of a “stage door” visit afterwards. Everything was new and exciting.

Fandom feels like a completely different beast in 2014. There’s a lingo to it you have to translate until you really go native. Things like fan fiction and LARPing are probably side-eyed fiercely by newcomers until they fall down their Saarlaac pit of a weekend and suddenly look up on Sunday afternoon and wonder what happened to the last 24 hours. Outside the great personal stories from individual fans, every somebody seems to have an opinion – and they’re rarely good – about fandom. 

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TK-421 Why Aren't You At Your Post?

Get “Happy” As These Star Wars Characters Groove To Pharrell Williams [Video]

On the crumbling Tunisian set of Tatooine, no less. Who knew Jawas had moves?

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That's What She Said

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Answers Tumblr Fan Questions [VIDEO]

I am so happy to be a fan of the fantastic show that is BBC America’s Orphan Black because its star, Tatiana Maslany seems like a legitimately awesome woman. Here she is answering questions from fans on tumblr about the series, her experience at the Golden Globes, and more.

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This is just like magic!

Someone Made A Ministry Of Magic Website To Mirror The UK’s Official Government Site

I KNEW IT WAS REAL! 

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Fans Do Cool Things

Genius Makes Fandom Dreams Come True With Sherlock/Doctor Who Crossover [VIDEO]

I can’t even imagine how many hours of work went into this but bravo to you, Youtuber “John Smith.” If that’s even your real name! Ahem. Seriously though, a Doctor Who/Sherlock crossover is never gonna happen, so enjoy this.

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Fans Do Cool Things

Say Hello To Not Literally’s “I Ship It,” Your New Fandom Anthem

Sometimes I ship canon pairings in a reasonable and orderly fashion, and other times I…well, I do this.

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Wise Words

Jennifer Lawrence Answers Body Image Question From Fan’s Dad At Hunger Games Event [VIDEO]

We’ve heard Jennifer Lawrence on body shaming before but this time it’s in response to a fantastic question from the audience at an event for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire release. As the speaker explains, this question is actually from his daughter via email/text, not him (but I think he stole her spot at the event because he loves JLaw too) and Lawrence decides to talk straight to the young girl, but also to Hollywood once again.

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