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NEO-OPSIS NEWS

July 2003 – December 2004

 

December 26, 2004 – Neo-opsis editor, Karl Johanson, will be on CJSW radio* on Monday December 27, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST. The panel "Putting the Science in SF" took place at Conversion 21 in Calgary Alberta in August of 2004, and was recorded by CJSW radio. Also participating on the panel was, lawyer and science fiction fan Blair Petterson, Science teacher Chris Vickers and Science Fiction writer for the Okal Rel universe Lynda Williams. (*Calgary area 90.9 FM or via the web at http://www.cjsw.com)

 

October 8 - 10, 2004 – Editor Karl Johanson and art director Stephanie Johanson are speaking at Vcon, a science fiction convention held in Vancouver, BC. Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has a table in the Vcon dealer’s room, and Stephanie Johanson has art in the Vcon art show.

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October 4, 2004 – Issue 4 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print!

 

September 9, 2004 – Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has been nominated for an Aurora Award under the category of Best Work in English (Other), and Stephanie Ann Johanson has been nominated for an Aurora under the category of Artistic Achievement. Voting forms and other information about the Aurora Awards can be found on the Prix Aurora Awards website.

 

August 24, 2004 - Well Read Books Inc., Calgary, Phone: 403-541-0050, Email: wellreadbooks@shaw.ca, is now carrying Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine.

 

August 11, 2004 – Artist Stephanie Ann Johanson has entered her painting “Cave” in The 2004 International Art Contest online. “Cave” can be found in the Realism section of the contest, entry #165. Voting is open to the public, so please click on the contest link and have a look at the artwork.

 

July 30, 2004 – Editor Karl Johanson will be speaking at the science fiction convention Con-Version XXI. Con-Version XXI is held in Calgary, August 6th to 8th, 2004. Other guests at the convention include: George R. R. Martin, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, James Beveridge and The Arrogant Worms.

 

July 20, 2004 – 35 years ago today, a journey of 250,000 miles ended with a small step.

 

Cover 3 With Text 200 x 136July 8, 2004 – Issue 3 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print! We apologize for the delay.

 

July 7, 2004 – More stores are carrying Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine: Books & Company 1685 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC; Mosquito Books, 1209 5th Ave. 651 Prince George, BC; Spruceland News, 651 Central W, Prince George, BC.

 

June 7, 2004 – We have worked out a special deal with On Spec magazine. For a limited time you can now buy a combination one-year subscription, getting both ‘On Spec the Canadian magazine of the fantastic’ and ‘Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine’ at 25% off the usual rate for both.

 

June 3, 2004 – Issue three went to the printer’s.

 

os_spr04_140 x 205 pixelsJune 2, 2004 – On Spec (Spring 2004 Volume 16 number 1 #56) is running Karl Johanson’s Alternate Therapy for Your Computer article.

 

May 12, 2004 – The Game Factory, Comics & Games at 754b Goldstream Ave. Langford, BC V9b 2X3, (250) 474-2005, is now carrying Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine. The Game Factory is owned and operated by three fun guys who love games, Brent, Darren, and Rob. If you enjoy comics and games, you should check out The Game Factory.

 

May 8, 2004 – Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has a table at the Literary Info-Fair 2004, held at The Fellowship Hall at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is $2.00, children under 12 with adults are free.

 

April 8 –11, 2004 – Karl and Stephanie Johanson attended and participated in the programming at the science fiction convention Norwescon 27, held at the Double Tree Seattle Airport Hotel.

 

March 31, 2004 – Clarkesworld Books, PO Box 172, Stirling, NJ 07980 USA, is now carrying Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine.

 

March 2, 2004 – Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine submission guidelines have been updated.

 

February 27, 2004 – Neo-opsis editor Karl Johanson was to be interviewed by talk show host Joe Easingwood on C-FAX 1070 radio, but the interview was postponed for a later date. The station can be heard online at http://www.cfax1070.com/

 

February 20, 2004 – If you were an attending or supporting member of Torcon 3 (the 2003 World Science Fiction Convention), or if by January 31, 2004 you had an attending or supporting membership for Noreascon 4 (the 2004 World Science Fiction Convention); you are eligible to nominate for the 2004 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award. Nominations must be in before March 25th, 2004.

 

Issue 2 Cover Image 194bFebruary 17, 2004 – Issue 2 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print!

 

February 2004 - The 2004 Aurora Awards are now accepting nominations. If you would like to nominate your favourite Canadian story, magazine, artist, and/or fan from 2003, there are printable nomination forms available at: http://www.sentex.net/~dmullin/aurora/. You must be a Canadian citizen, not necessarily living in Canada, or a permanent resident to vote.

If you were wondering who is eligible to be nominated from the premiere issue of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Derryl Murphy Island of the Moon, Sherry D. Ramsey On the Road with Fiamong’s Rule, and Steven Stanton Timestealer, may be nominated under Best Short-Form Work in English. Karen Kazanowski may be nominated under Artistic Achievement for her cartoons in Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue one. Stephanie Johanson may be nominated under Artistic Achievement for the cover of the premiere issue Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, illustrations in the magazine, and for paintings: Fallen, On the Rocks, Spotted, and Lookout II. The premiere issue of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is eligible for nomination in the category Best Work in English (Other).

 

February 2004 – Rich Horton reviewed Issue one of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine in the February 2004 issue of Locus. (Information on Locus is available at http://www.locusmag.com/) "I was quite pleased to see a new magazine from Canada, Neo-Opsis. The first issue features five good science fiction stories - overall quality was frankly well above what I expect from new ventures like this. Perhaps the best story is "Timestealer", by Steve Stanton, about a man who records short experiences from other people, at the cost of their memory of the experience, and his search for truly novel material. Also notable were a couple of novelettes: Sherry D. Ramsey's "On the Road with Fiamong's Rule", an amusing story of an alien visitor; and Darryl Murphy's "Island of the Moon", a sad story of another alien visitor, a witness to Earth's ecological catastrophe."

 

January 5, 2004 – Our editor, Karl Johanson, was interviewed on “The Daily” Channel 11 Shaw Cable Victoria.

 

December 12, 2003 – You can now buy Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine from Munro’s Bookstore, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1T2 (250) 382-2464

 

December 5, 2003 – News Story:  " Sci-fi comes of age" Published in Victoria News on Dec 05, 2003. Story

 

December 2, 2003 – The Saanich News interviewed Editor Karl Johanson and Art director Stephanie Johanson. http://www.neo-opsis.ca/newsarticle.htm

 

November 25, 2003 – Reporter Scott Earle interviewed Neo-opsis editor, Karl Johanson, for Shaw Cable’s Daily show.

 

November 6, 2003 –Bakka

-Phoenix Science Fiction Bookstore

 at 598 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, Canada, will soon be carrying Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine.

Pumpkin6October 31, 2003 – Happy Halloween!!!

 

October 15, 2003 – The first issue has been mailed out to subscribers

 

October 10 to 12, 2003 – Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine ran a dealers table all three days of Vcon 28. Vcon is a Vancouver based science fiction convention, that this year was held at The Days Hotel, 9850 King George Highway Surrey, British Columbia. We threw a root beer launch party for the Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine #1, on the evening of October 11th, in the honeymoon suite. It was a good time for all.

 

October 10, 2003 – We picked up the first print run of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, issue one, from Hemlock Printers Ltd. and were given a wonderful tour of the printing plant.

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October 1, 2003 – Issue one has been proofed for print. We should be sending out the first issue as soon as we get them from the printer.

 

September 2003 - The first issue of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will be going to print.

 

September 2003 – We have been experiencing some online difficulties, due to our server host updating their software.

If you have had trouble connecting or using the online store, please try again at a later date.

 

August 28 to September 1, 2003 - Editor Karl Johanson and Art director Stephanie Johanson are attending Torcon, the world science fiction convention, held this year in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

August 15 to 17, 2003 – Editor Karl Johanson and Art director Stephanie Johanson attended ConVersion in Calgary, Alberta.

 

July 30, 2003 – We now accept PayPal for online purchases. Check out the STORE

 

July 25, 2003 – Started billboard promotion

 

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July 24, 2003 – To date Neo-opsis magazine has received 58 submissions.

 

July 3, 2003 – Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine became a registered company.

 

 

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