Ana and Renay do a Hugo Awards post-mortem, celebrate some of the wins, and discuss the ballot that could have been.
Renay and Ana recap recent adventures in fandom, discuss Nine Worlds and John Scalzi’s book tour, and inevitably fall down sixteen Hugo rabbit holes.
This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Ana and Renay have a chat about life, cons, the Hugos, the universe, and everything in between.
This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Ana and Renay discuss the first volume of the mythic western comic, Pretty Deadly, created by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos, and talk about mythology and the way art impacts a story. Then they fall into the SF Awards abyss and discuss a collection of award short lists and winners (and inevitably fail to not talk about the Hugos — we tried, friends). Finally, they lightly touch upon No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper before careening off into a discussion of romance tropes, pop culture pasts, and language.
On this first episode of our new Quick Shots feature, Renay and Ana cry/laugh over the 2015 nominees for The Hugo Awards. Have your drink of choice handy before pressing play.
This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Ana and Renay dig into Tansy Rayner Roberts’s essay from the first issue of Uncanny Magazine, “Does Sex Make Science Fiction Soft?” and explore our experience with sex and romance in our reading pasts. Then, it’s time to discuss The Hugo Awards: the latest debates and drama among the community, as well and some of our nominees for the award. Lastly, we read The Very Best of Kate Elliott, her first short fiction collection, and discuss what we took away from her first of three 2015 literary offerings.