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 dealers room, and Stephanie Johanson has art in the Vcon art show.
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: email@example.com, 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.
July 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 printers.
June 2, 2004 On Spec (Spring 2004 Volume 16 number 1 #56) is running Karl Johansons 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.
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.
February 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 Fiamongs 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 Munros 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 Cables Daily show.
November 6, 2003 Bakka
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.