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More Fenn for your buck

As of this week our Guest of Honour Jaine Fenn has got a Patreon page. For those who've not come across it, Patreon allows people to support artists and writers in return for cool and interesting stuff; in Jaine's case, this will include access to audio recordings of her stories, which are not available anywhere else. Her shiny new Patreon page is here.

Added on 2016-03-17 22:00 by Michael

Secret Language preview launch

We're chuffed to announce that in a couple of months NewCon Press will be publishing a new collection of short stories by Neil Williamson. Secret Language will officially be released in June but there'll be a preview launch at Satellite 5. This is Neil's first collection in a decade, gathering together the best of his short fiction from that period along with several new stories

Added on 2016-03-07 19:12 by Christine

ISS sightings for Insomniacs and Early Birds

Our Space Station of Honour, the ISS, will be visible over the UK in the early morning for the next few days. Exact times vary, but generally it will rise in the west between 4 and 5 a.m. You can find more exact details at the NASA ISS sighting website. Happy spotting!

Added on 2016-03-05 13:33 by Michael

Getting your creative work 'out there'

NASA is calling all space enthusiasts to send their artistic endeavors on a journey aboard NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. This will be the first U.S. mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for study.

OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to launch in September and travel to the asteroid Bennu. The #WeTheExplorers campaign invites the public to take part in this mission by expressing, through art, how the mission’s spirit of exploration is reflected in their own lives. Submitted works of art will be saved on a chip on the spacecraft.

A submission may take the form of a sketch, photograph, graphic, poem, song, short video or other creative or artistic expression that reflects what it means to be an explorer. Submissions will be accepted via Twitter and Instagram until March 20. For details on how to include your submission on the mission to Bennu, go to:

Added on 2016-03-04 14:43 by Michael

Travel News - Queen Street Station Upgrades

Due to upgrades being made to the Queen Street Tunnel, starting on the 20th March, most trains to and from that station will be rerouted and will take additional time to reach their destination.

Fans who are intending to come to the convention by that route should check the Scotrail website to ensure their journeys go smoothly:

Added on 2016-02-24 19:34 by Mad Elf