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2021 Cons Are ON — In-Person and Online

Ready to get back to conventions this year? A lot of sci-fi and fantasy readers, filkers, cosplayers, gamers and other creators and fans are looking at the second half of this year and looking to make plans to safely enjoy their favorite con experiences. The question is, who’s putting on their cons, and how are they happening? With 2020’s pandemic ...

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TorCon 2021 Happening June 10-13

Tom Doherty Associates is excited to bring its second annual TorCon 2021 to your screens! This virtual convention brings all the fun of panels right to the fans. From Thursday, June 10th through Sunday, June 13th, Tor Books, Tordotcom Publishing, Tor Teen, Forge Books, and Nightfire Books are presenting TorCon 2021—a full programming slate featuring some of your favorite authors, some big news announcements, ...

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Tune in for Mental Health in Gaming

Mental Health in Gaming by Athena Alliance CLT - read about it on The Fantasy News

There’s no doubt that mental health in gaming is a valuable topic of discussion these days, as a recent article on TFN about Ark: Love Evolved addressed. Now, the team of gamers and Twitch streamers from Athena Alliance CLT are delving deeper into this all-important topic. On May 15, 2021 at 7PM EST, join Athena Alliance CLT for a live ...

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Catch the Australian Sci-Fi Showcase Online April 3-4

Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest presents the Australian Sci-Fi Showcase in association with Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival on Saturday to Sunday, April 3-4, 2021.

Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest presents the Australian Sci-Fi Showcase in association with Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival on Saturday to Sunday, April 3-4, 2021. Seven Australian films encompassing the vast themes and infinite possibilities of speculative cinema will represent the Oz sector as part of the inaugural Australian Sci-fi Showcase. This is an online screening series hosted by the Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest ...

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Calling All Creators: Submit to Stareable Fest 2021

The premier annual indie TV and web series festival in the US — Stareable Fest — is currently taking submissions. If you aren’t familiar with Stareable, it’s a new and growing place for digital creative talent in the TV industry to connect and showcase their work. Stareable Fest 2021 honors the year’s best content, and provides a space for the ...

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These Robots Love You

Boston Dynamics' robots are shown dancing in a newly released video. Image source: Boston Dynamics/Twitter - story on The Fantasy Network News

If you’ve wanted to know whether robots can dance, wonder no more. The team at Boston Dynamics proves robots have moves, as long as you take the time to program it all. Happy New Year!

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Comedy and Holiday Magic in “A Christmas Cancellation”

The fictional characters in a popular sitcom wake up to the realization that they’re not real—and the show is ending. Now, with CANCELLATION approaching, they must find a way to keep the show going or they will cease to exist. That’s the premise behind the comedic Christmas film A Christmas Cancellation, directed by Justin Timpane. A bit of fantasy is common ...

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10 Cool SFF Gifts for the Geeks You Love in 2020

2020 has been a weird year, without a doubt. So it’s no surprise that some people are finding it more challenging than usual to figure out what to do for the holidays. After all, you still want to find something fun for the SFF fans you love, but it’s not as easy to browse at the local mall for gifts. ...

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Watch Magnetically Controlled Microrobots Do Flips in Live Colon

Remember that 1966 film FANTASTIC VOYAGE, about a ship of medics that is shrunk down to travel through a human body? Well, we may not be ready to shrink people yet, but mechanical engineers at Purdue University have managed to get a magnetically controlled microrobot to do flips in a live colon, bringing us one step closer to the Fantastic ...

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Support Indie Creators (and Get Cool Stuff!): Visit the New TFN Store

Love the indie creations on THE FANTASY NETWORK? Want to help support indie filmmakers in a practical way, and enjoy cool merch at the same time? We’ve got good news… Our new TFN store is now live and filled with fun products designed to fulfill the geek in you and make your friends jealous…until they buy their own stuff, of course! ...

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