The io9 Calendar: Everything Brilliant That's Happening in December!

December is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. George R.R. Martin has a new novella set in Westeros. The Hobbit saga continues. Doctor Who's Eleventh Doctor departs. And there are loads of conventions and readings. Here's our complete guide to December's science fiction and fantasy. » 12/02/13 11:28am 12/02/13 11:28am

An Open Letter to New York Comic-Con: Protect Our Secret Identities!

Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why that's … » 10/15/13 12:16pm 10/15/13 12:16pm

The Essential Guide to September's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fall is here, and science fiction and fantasy are taking you where you've never gone before! There are tons of new TV shows, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus some great movies, including the return of Riddick. Plus Stephen King's sequel to The Shining! Here's everything you can't miss in September. » 8/30/13 9:08am 8/30/13 9:08am

The io9 Calendar: Your Ultimate Guide to August's Science Fiction!

Time for another heady glimpse into your future. There's almost too much amazing science fiction and fantasy for anyone to handle in August, which is why we've compiled this indispensible calendar. There are tons of conventions, mind-bending books, television shows... plus Elysium and Kick-Ass 2. It's the io9 calendar! » 8/03/13 10:00am 8/03/13 10:00am

What the Biggest Pop Culture Experts Can't Wait to See at Comic-Con

It's just one week until San Diego Comic-Con, where fans of all the greatest movie, book, television — and, oh yeah, comic-book — series gather to pay homage and discover what's new and shiny. We checked in with the biggest entertainment gurus on the net and found out what they're most excited about seeing. » 7/10/13 5:36pm 7/10/13 5:36pm

The Complete Guide to July's Must-See Science Fiction and Fantasy!

What does July have in store? Insane new movies, including Pacific Rim, Wolverine and R.I.P.D. Tons of TV shows. Books by Jay Lake, Connie Willis, David Weber, Charlie Huston, Catherynne M. Valente and Charles Stross. Oh, and an insane number of conventions. Here's our ultimate guide to July's science fiction and… » 7/01/13 11:50am 7/01/13 11:50am

Company That Sold Controversial Cosplay Body Pillows is Backing Down

Pictures of costumed fans were being sold on giant body pillows, without the cosplayers' consent. Can you even imagine the horror of seeing a stranger lugging a giant pillow — with your back side printed on the back? Luckily, the company behind these pillows tells io9 they've agreed to stop selling them. » 6/10/13 5:58pm 6/10/13 5:58pm

The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy in May!

What does May have in store for you? The final Sookie Stackhouse book, plus more True Blood! Doctor Who's biggest secret revealed! A new Star Trek movie! After Earth! New Audrey Niffenegger and Neal Asher! And loads and loads of conventions. Here's our indispensible guide to May's science fiction and fantasy. » 5/01/13 10:40am 5/01/13 10:40am

The io9 Calendar: Your Ultimate Guide to Everything Science Fiction…

There's so much astonishing science fiction and fantasy coming your way this month, we can barely list it all. Including the new Evil Dead, Oblivion and tons of other movies. There are brand new books by Neil Gaiman, Paul Cornell, C.J. Cherryh and Robin Hobb. Plus Warehouse 13 and Defiance! Here's your ultimate guide… » 4/01/13 4:30pm 4/01/13 4:30pm

The io9 Calendar: Your Guide to Everything That's Astounding in March!

In March, you can live the science fiction life pretty much every day. There are a ton of new books, and multiple cons every weekend. Get ready for a new novel from Nalo Hopkinson, alien/human hybrid consciousness in the Saoirse Ronan movie The Host, plus the premiere of BBC America series Orphan Black. And there's… » 3/04/13 1:44pm 3/04/13 1:44pm