Friday, August 19, 2011

Fantastically Fun Fridays: August 19, 2011

Happy Friday everyone!  First of all, as many of you already know, WorldCon is going on as we speak--we hope lots of you are there, having a wonderful time.  And for those of you who aren't there, the Hugo Awards ceremony, which takes place on Saturday evening, will be broadcast via streaming video on the internet, and updates will be posted on Twitter as well.  Here are the details on how you can take part in the fun from the comfort of your own couch!

In other WorldCon related news, George R. R. Martin was planning on bringing two signed Game of Thrones scripts with him to the convention to be auctioned off for charity, but they appear to have been stolen on their way to him.  Details about the situation can be found on his blog, and he's asking for help in getting them returned to him.

Here are some of the more lighthearted things we found around the tubes this week:

  • Can it be true?  A new Bladerunner movie is in the works?  With Ridley Scott once again at the helm? (Filmophilia)
  • Beautiful Wheel of Time jewelry. (Dragonmount)
  • Here's an awesome song about Lev Grossman's The Magicians that is certain to get stuck in your head. (YouTube)
  • Planning a wedding and looking for something unusual?  Something that's not a white dress and a tuxedo?  Then this might be just the thing for you. (Offbeat Bride)
Hope you all have a great weekend!