The Thermians Are at Worldcon Looking For Their Next Space Hero. Is It You?

We’ve seen some pretty great costumes thus far at Worldcon 2015—but our favorite thing thus far was this group of Thermians from the movie Galaxy Quest. They were doing the voices and the mannerisms and everything. But what if they’re real and that movie is a documentary? What then? » 8/21/15 2:00pm 8/21/15 2:00pm

Congrats to the winners of the 2012 Hugo Awards!

Tonight, the World Science Fiction Society gave out this year's Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award as part of this weekend's Worldcon festivities. Congrats to all of this year's winners, including io9's own Charlie Jane Anders, who took home a silver rocket for her novelette, "Six Months, Three Days." Here is… » 9/02/12 8:34pm 9/02/12 8:34pm

Great SF authors share their biggest writing setbacks — and how they triumphed

Any time you read a terrific science fiction or fantasy novel, you're witnessing a great victory. Every writer faces armies of doubts and difficulties. We're at WorldCon, where many of science fiction's greatest authors gather to share ideas and war stories. So we asked some of our favorite writers what their biggest… » 8/31/12 12:00pm 8/31/12 12:00pm

The Tiki Dalek is the supreme life form in the universe, especially after a couple of fruity drinks

Ex-Tiki-Ate! Can you withstand the awesome power of the Tiki Dalek? Probably not, especially if it plies you with drinks first. This Tiki Dalek put in an appearance at the Dealer's Room at Worldcon in Reno, where it dished out pineapple-flavored extermination. » 8/18/11 12:55pm 8/18/11 12:55pm

Read a hilariously condescending Time Magazine article about the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939

Time Magazine is putting all of its old content online — including an article from 1939 about fans of science fiction, or "pseudo-scientifics," as Time insists on calling it. (At one point, they even refer to an SF writer as a "pseudo-fictioneer." If you want to see why so many science fiction writers and readers have… » 3/10/11 3:30pm 3/10/11 3:30pm