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Novità WeirdMovies: racconti e fumetti

img_1744Due proposte da WeirdMovies per gli amanti del weird e del fantastico.

La prima è Weird Tales Italian Collection, un volume che racchiude i numeri della edizione italiana di Weird Tales, usciti nel 2011. Tra gli autori presenti Michael Moorcock, Tanith Lee e Ramsey Campbell. Il volume è pubblicato in edizione limitata.

La seconda proposta è invece la raccolta a fumetti OMBRE (fantasmi del tempo di guerra), con la versione a fumetti di celebri racconti, tra gli altri, di Dino Buzzati, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Federico De Roberto. La riduzione a fumetti è affidata a Gino Carosini e a Christian Sartirana, i disegni a Gino Carosini, Marco Mastroianni e Roberto Lauciello.

img_1745Here two interesting news in the Italian world of Weird:

Weird Tales Italian Collection, a volume collecting the italian issues of Weird Tales, in limited edition, with works of many Authors like Michael Moorcock, Tanith Lee and Ramsey Campbell.

OMBRE (fantasmi del tempo di guerra), a comic book rendition of some famous writer’s short stories, from Dino Buzzati and  Ambrose Bierce to Arthur Machen and Federico De Roberto. By Gino Carosini, Christian Sartirana, Marco Mastroianni and Roberto Lauciello.

Ecco i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards 2016

img_1700La Horror Writers Association ha annunciato i finalisti dell’edizione 2016 dei Bram Stoker Awards, per le migliori opere di letteratura horror e dark fantasy.

La premiazione avverrà il 29 aprile, durante l’annuale StokerCon che si terrà a bordo della Queen Mary a Long Beach, California.

Segnaliamo in particolare le nominations di Alessandro Manzetti per miglior Antologia con The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) e miglior Raccolta di Poesie con Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), di Victor LaValle per miglior Novella con The Ballad of Black Tom,  di John Langan per miglio Romanzo con The Fisherman (Word Horde) e di Laird Barron per miglior Raccolta con Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.

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The Horror Writers Association announces the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy.

The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards will occur during the second annual StokerCon aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on the evening of April 29, 2017

We would like to point out the nominations of Alessandro Manzetti for Superior Achievement in an Anthology with The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) and in a Poetry Collection with Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), and also Victor LaValle for Long Fiction with The Ballad of Black Tom, John Langan for Best Novel with The Fisherman (Word Horde) and Laird Barron for Fiction Collection with Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

The complete list of the nominees follows.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Hand, Elizabeth – Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mongrels (William Morrow)
Langan, John – The Fisherman (Word Horde)
MacLeod, Bracken – Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books)
Tremblay, Paul – Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Barnett, Barbara – The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books)
Chapman, Greg – Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Deady, Tom – Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Garza, Michelle and Lason, Melissa – Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press)
Wytovich, Stephanie – The Eighth (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Alexander, Maria – Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Brozek, Jennifer – Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing)
Cosimano, Elle – Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney)
Roberts, Jeyn – When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Sirowy, Alexandra – The Telling (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Bunn, Cullen – Blood Feud (Oni Press)
Chambers, James – Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe (Moonstone)
de Campi, Alex – No Mercy, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)
Kirkman, Robert – Outcast by Kirkman&Azaceta, Vol 3 This Little Light (Image Comics)
Miller, Mark Alan and Lansdale, Joe R. –The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books)
Moore, Alan – Providence, Act 1 (Avatar Press)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Cushing, Nicole – The Sadist’s Bible (01Publishing)
Edelman, Scott – That Perilous Stuff (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
LaValle, Victor – The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com)
Malerman, Josh – The Jupiter Drop (You, Human) (Dark Regions Press)
Waggoner, Tim – The Winter Box (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Bailey, Michael – Time is a Face on the Water (Borderlands 6) (Borderlands Press)
Bodner, Hal – A Rift in Reflection (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
Golden, Christopher – The Bad Hour (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press)
Mannetti, Lisa – ArbeitMacht Frei(Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Crawl Space (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8) (Dell Magazines)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Barron, Laird – Swift to Chase (JournalStone)
Chizmar, Richard – A Long December (Subterranean Press)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (Mysterious Press)
O’Neill, Gene – Lethal Birds (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Schwaeble, Hank – American Nocturne (Cohesion Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Campbell, Josh, Chazelle, Damien, and Stuecken, Matthew – 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount Pictures)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Episode 01: Chapter One) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Upside Down (Episode 01: Chapter Eight) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Eggers, Robert – The VVitch (Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films, and Very Special Projects)
Logan, John – Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass (Episode 03:04) Showtime Presents in association with SKY, Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Bailey, Michael – Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards)
Manzetti, Alessandro – The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing)
Monteleone, Thomas F. and Monteleone, Oliva F. – Borderlands 6 (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
Mosiman, Billie Sue – Fright Mare-Women Write Horror (DM Publishing)
Murano, Doug and Ward, D. Alexander – Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Braudy, Leo – Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural(Yale University Press)
Franklin, Ruth – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Olson, Danel P. – Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)
Poole, W. Scott – In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft (Soft Skull Press)
Skal, David J. – Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote
Dracula (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Tibbetts, John – The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Boston, Bruce and Manzetti, Alessandro – Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria)
Collings, Michael R. – Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental (self-published)
Gailey, Jeannine Hall – Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems (Moon City Press)
Simon, Marge – Small Spirits (Midnight Town Media)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Brothel (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Hypnos Weekly Selection

imageLe Edizioni Hypnos lanciano un nuovo contest aperto a tutti, HYPNOS WEEKLY SELECTION (HWS), dedicato all’arte weird e fantastica, nelle sue molteplici forme.

Per partecipare basterà inviare le proprie opere,  miniracconti, poesie, illustrazioni, computer grafica, fotografia, video di breve durata (musicali e non), all’indirizzo mail dedicato (social @ edizionihypnos. com), rispettando le consegne indicate sulla pagina Facebook ufficiale delle Edizioni Hypnos: ogni settimana la redazione selezionerà tre finalisti i cui lavori verranno pubblicati sulla pagina Facebok per una settimana. I “Like” raccolti nel corso della settimana determineranno il vincitore settimanale.

Inoltre, a cadenza mensile, il partecipante con più voti si aggiudicherà la possibilità di ricevere un numero di Hypnos Magazine oppure un buono di 10€ da spendere sul sito di Edizioni Hypnos.

A questo link, il regolamento del concorso.
E voi? Siete pronti a mettervi in gioco?

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Edizioni Hypnos launches a new contest: HYPNOS WEEKLY SELECTION (HWS), dedicated to weird art and literature. 

To participate, you just need to send your selected works by e-mail, following the rules on the official Facebook page: every week there will be a selection of three contestants, whose works will be published on the social page of Edizioni Hypnos, and the one with the highest number of “like” from the public will be the winner.

On a monthly base then, the participant with the highest number of likes will have the chance to win a copy of Hypnos Magazine or a 10€ coupon valid on all products from Edizioni Hypnos website.

Here the link with the rules of the contest. 

Are you ready for this challenge?

Stranimondi 2016 su Kickstarter!

imageE’ già in corso la campagna di crowfunding su Kickstarter per sostenere la realizzazione dell’edizione 2016 di Stranimondi, il Festival del libro fantastico, weird e di fantascienza previsto per quest’autunno a Milano, il 15 e 16 ottobre.

L’evento, organizzato da Associazione Delos Books, Delos Digital, Edizioni Hypnos e Zona42 Edizioni, con la collaborazione di USS Leonardo e UESM, propone due giorni dedicati alla “letteratura strana”, con incontri con ospiti nazionali e internazionali, dibattiti, presentazioni di libri, mostre di arte fantastica, kaffeeklatsch privati con gli Autori e molto altro.

La campagna Kickstarter offre una vasta scelta di pledge per contribuire a seconda dei propri interessi e possibilità alla realizzazione dell’evento, in una continua sinergia tra editori, autori e lettori che ha portato l’anno scorso ad un ottimo e apprezzatissimo risultato.

Visitate il sito ufficiale per aggiornamenti su ospiti e programma e non mancate di partecipare alla campagna di crowfunding, che terminerà ai primi di settembre: Stranimondi è l’evento di letteratura fantastica fatto per e con  tutti gli appassionati di letteratura “strana”! Aiutateci a costruire insieme la vostra convention!

 

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The crowfunding campaign to support the second edition of Stranimondi, the festival of fantastic, weird and science fiction literature, is already running on Kickstarter. The event will take place in Milan on 15th and 16th October. 

The festival is organized by Associazione Delos Books, Delos Digital, Edizioni Hypnos and Zona42 Edizioni, in collaboration with USS Leonardo and UESM, and will offer two days fully focused on fantastic and weird literature, with italian and international guests, panels, book launch events, private kaffeeklatsch with the guests, exhibitions and much more. 

The Kickstarter campaign offers a wide choice of pledges to contribute to the project, following the goal of the organizers to collaborate with publishers, authors and readers to create a convention tailored on the interests of the participants.

For further information please visit the official website of the event and do not forget to pledge in the crowfunding campaign, ending at the beginning of September. Help us to create “your” event of fantastic and weird literature!

British Fantasy Awards 2016

imageE’ stata pubblicata ieri sul sito ufficiale  del premio la lista dei nominativi in lizza per i British Fantasy Awards 2016, della British Fantasy Society.

I vincitori saranno proclamati alla cerimonia di premiazione prevista per domenica 25 settembre 2016, alla FantasyCon 2016 in Scarborough.

Qui di seguito le nominations, tra le quali sottolineiamo quella di Simon Strantzas per “Aickman’s Heir”.

 

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It is now available on the official website of the British Fantasy  Society the list of the nominees for the British Fantasy Awards 2016.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday, 25 September 2016, at FantasyCon 2016 in Scarborough. 

Here follows the complete list of the nominees; we are pleased to highlight the presence of “Aickman’s heir” antology edited by Simon Strantzas.

 

Best anthology
African Monsters, ed. Margrét Helgadóttir and Jo Thomas (Fox Spirit Books)
Aickman’s Heirs, ed. Simon Strantzas (Undertow Publications)
Best British Horror 2015, ed. Johnny Mains (Salt Publishing)
The Doll Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)
The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories, ed. Mark Morris (Spectral Press)

Best artist
Ben Baldwin
Vincent Chong
Julie Dillon
Evelinn Enoksen
Sarah Anne Langton
Jeffrey Alan Love

Best collection
Ghost Summer: Stories, Tananarive Due (Prime Books)
Monsters, Paul Kane (The Alchemy Press)
Probably Monsters, Ray Cluley (ChiZine Publications)
Scar City, Joel Lane (Eibonvale Press)
Skein and Bone, V.H. Leslie (Undertow Publications)
The Stars Seem So Far Away, Margrét Helgadóttir (Fox Spirit Books)

Best comic/graphic novel
Bitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson IV and Cris Peter (Image Comics) (#2–5)
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why, G. Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt and Adrian Alphona (Marvel)
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson (HarperTeen)
Red Sonja, Gail Simone and Walter Geovani (Dynamite Entertainment) (#14–18)
Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics) (#25–32)
The Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams III and Dave Stewart (Vertigo)

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
Guns of the Dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor)
Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (HarperVoyager)
The Iron Ghost, Jen Williams (Headline)
Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)

Best film/television production
Inside No. 9: The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (BBC Two)
Jessica Jones: AKA WWJD?, Scott Reynolds (Netflix)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Peter Harness (BBC One)
Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris (Warner Bros. Pictures et al.)
Midwinter of the Spirit, Stephen Volk (ITV Studios)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt (Lucasfilm et al.)

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award)
A Cold Silence, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Death House, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
Lost Girl, Adam Nevill (Pan Books)
Rawblood, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
The Silence, Tim Lebbon (Titan Books)
Welcome to Night Vale, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Orbit)

Best independent press
The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards)
Angry Robot (Marc Gascoigne)
Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)
Newcon Press (Ian Whates)

Best magazine/periodical
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, ed. Scott H. Andrews (Firkin Press)
Black Static, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press)
Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee)
Interzone, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press)
Strange Horizons, ed. Niall Harrison (Strange Horizons)

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Becky Chambers, for The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Hodder & Stoughton)
Zen Cho, for Sorcerer to the Crown (Macmillan)
Peter Newman, for The Vagrant (HarperVoyager)
Steven Poore, for The Heir to the North (Kristell Ink)
Marc Turner, for When the Heavens Fall (Titan Books)

Best non-fiction
The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History, ed. Stephen Jones (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)
Fantasy-Faction, ed. Marc Aplin and Jennie Ivins (Fantasy-Faction)
Ginger Nuts of Horror, ed. Jim Mcleod (Jim McLeod)
King for a Year, ed. Mark West (Mark West)
Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
Matrilines, Kari Sperring (Strange Horizons)

Best novella
Albion Fay, Mark Morris (Spectral Press)
Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
The Bureau of Them, Cate Gardner (Spectral Press)
The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com)
Witches of Lytchford, Paul Cornell (Tor.com)

Best short fiction
The Blue Room, V.H. Leslie (Skein and Bone)
Dirt Land, Ralph Robert Moore (Black Static #49)
Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (Tor.com)
Hippocampus, Adam Nevill (Terror Tales of the Ocean)
Strange Creation, Frances Kay (Tenebris Nyxies)
When The Moon Man Knocks, Cate Gardner (Black Static #48)

Ecco i finalisti del Premio Italia 2016

premio-italiaSono stati annunciati oggi i finalisti del Premio Italia 2016, riconoscimento della fantascienza, fantastico e fantasy, da parte degli appassionati italiani. L’edizione di quest’anno ha visto 260 votanti, un vero record.

Tra i finalisti che interessano gli appassionati di weird e fantastico, segnaliamo Lo scriba macabro di Thomas Ligotti (Elara) e Utopia pirata di Bruce Sterling (Urania – Mondadori) per la categoria “Romanzo o antologia personale internazionale”; Gotico pavese di Franco Piccinini (Edizioni della Vigna) nella categoria “Antologia di uno o più autori italiani” e Guida al cinema horror di Walter Catalano, Roberto Chiavini, Gian Filippo Pizzo e Michele Tetro (Odoya) nella categoria “Saggio in volume”.

I premi saranno assegnati come da tradizione durante la cena di chiusura dell’Italcon che si terrà a Bellaria, il 22 maggio.

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At this link you can find the list of Premio Italia’s finalists 2016, the award on science fiction, weird and fantasy voted by italian fandom. The votes, 260 this year, keep increasing, showing the interest of this fandom. 

We would like to highlight here the finalists most linked to weird literature:  Lo scriba macabro by Thomas Ligotti (Elara) and Utopia pirata by Bruce Sterling (Urania – Mondadori) for the category “Novel or personal anthology-international”; Gotico pavese by Franco Piccinini (Edizioni della Vigna) for the category “Anthology – italian” and Guida al cinema horror di Walter Catalano, Roberto Chiavini, Gian Filippo Pizzo and Michele Tetro (Odoya) for the category “Essay”.

The Award ceremony will be traditionally held during the gala dinner at Italcon, on 22th May, in Bellaria.

 

Neil Gaiman e il Sogno

Gaiman sandmanVi invitiamo oggi a vagare per qualche istante nei pensieri e negli affascinanti mondi di Neil Gaiman, il celebre scrittore e fumettista (ma anche giornalista e sceneggiatore)  britannico.

In questa interessante intervista, Gaiman parla del suo rapporto con il mondo dei sogni, del ritorno alla saga di Sandman in occasione del venticinquesimo anniversario con la miniserie Ouverture, e della magia del fumetto che lega autore, disegnatore e lettore con un unico mistico filo.

Un breve ma intenso spaccato sulla vita e le opere di uno dei più affascinanti ed interessanti artisti del nostro tempo.

None of us exist in a world that is the same world that any of the rest of us live in

Today we suggest you an interesting expedition inside the thoughts and the wonderful worlds of Neil Gaiman, well known  English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

In this interesting interview, he will lead you through his vision of the world of Dreams, his work on the Sandman serie and the magic in the special interaction between writer, cartoonist and reader.

A brief but intense glimpse on the life and the works of one of the most fascinating Artists of our Time.

 

 

Roberto Recchioni presenta: I Maestri dell’Orrore

RecchioniSotto la guida di Roberto Recchioni, co-creatore di Orfani e curatore di Dylan Dog, Star Comics lancia la serie Roberto Recchioni presenta: I maestri dell’orrore. Disponibile da mercoledì 4 novembre, la serie prevede l’adattamento a fumetti di quattro classici dell’orrore: Dracula, Frankenstein, Lo strano caso del Dottor Jekyll e Mr. Hyde e Alle montagne della follia. Qui potete trovare un’intervista a Recchioni dove presenta l’intera serie e questo è il link dove prenotare la vostra copia di tutte le uscite,

Under the guidance of Roberto Recchioni, co-author of Orfani and editor of Dylan Dog, Star comics launches Roberto Recchioni presenta: I maestri dell’orrore. Available from Wednesday, November 4th 2015, the serie will be the comic adaptation of four horror classics: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and At the Mountains of Madness. Here you will find an interview where Recchioni presents the entire serie and here the link where you can book all the issues.