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January 2005 – November 2006

 

November 21, 2006 – Stephanie Johanson’s painting Coastal Cave won Best in Show the Acrylics Art 2006 Summer and Fall Exhibition  

 

November 21, 2006 Issue 10 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has gone out in the mail to contributors, subscribers, and Magazines Canada.

 

2x3 inches Cover 10November 17, 2006 – Issue 10 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print!

 

November 17, 2006Bundoran Press is having a book launch for The Best of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine anthology in Prince George, BC, Thursday, November 23rd, 2006 7:00 – 9:00 pm Artspace, above Books & Co. There will be readings and door prizes.

 

November 4, 2006 – Neo-opsis reviewer John W. Herbert has some photos from Vcon 31 up on his blog site Confessions of a Pop-Cult Junkie.

 

October 13, 2006 – The Best of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine Anthology launch at Vcon 31 was a big success. The event featured Virginia O’Dine, from Bundoran Press, reading from Frank Gunderloy’s story The Silver Connection, Nina Munteanu reading from her story Virtually Yours, and Karl Johanson reading his editorial from Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue 8.

 

NeoAnthoCoverSmOctober 3, 2006 Bundoran Press announces “The Best of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine” Anthology, and its launch on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Vcon 31 (A Vancouver Science Fiction Convention). Neo-opsis magazine editor Karl Johanson and author Nina Munteanu will be attending the launch.

 

October 2, 2006Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine editor Karl Johanson, and art director / assistant editor Stephanie Johanson, will be attending and speaking on several panels at Vcon 31. Stephanie Johanson will have artwork in the Vcon art show, and Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have a table in the dealers’ room. Subscriptions and back issues will be available for purchase at the Neo-opsis dealers’ table for cash or cheque. Credit card purchases must be done through the Neo-opsis online store.

 

August 20, 2006Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will be available at the Edge Publishing dealer’s table at the 64th World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles, California, August 23 to 27th, 2006. Editor Karl Johanson and art director Stephanie Johanson will be attending the convention. They are not scheduled to speak on panels, but feel free to corner them and say hello.

 

July 28, 2006 – Neo-opsis Editor, Karl Johanson, will be speaking at ConVersion 22 in Calgary, August 11 – 13, 2006. He will be participating on the following panel discussions: Limits to Growth - with Dave Duncan, Simon Rose and Blair Peterson; Recommended Reading List - with Blair Peterson; Is Space Opera Out of Tune - with Larry Niven and Blair Peterson; SF Crack: Hooking Others - with Blair Peterson; Starship Drives on a Budget - with Larry Niven and Blair Peterson.

Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have a dealers’ table at ConVersion 22.

 

Cover issue 9 150 x 218June 30, 2006 Issue 9 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print!

 

June 29, 2006 – It seems that the deadline for voting on the 2006 Prix Aurora Awards has been extended to July 3, 2006. It also seems that you can vote online at www.tcon.ca/tt20/index.php?pg=aurora&section=online_voting.

 

May 30, 2006 Vaughan Stanger’s Survival Strategies (that appeared in Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue six) has been reprinted in Polish in the June 2006 issue of Nowa Fantastyka.

 

May 29, 2006Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issues five, six and seven have been nominated for the 2006 Prix Aurora Award - Best Work in English Other. Stephanie Ann Johanson has been nominated for the 2006 Prix Aurora Award - Artistic Achievement. Aurora voting forms can be downloaded from the Prix Aurora Awards website.

 

April 5, 2006 Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have a table at the Literary Info-Fair Saturday, May 13, 2006, 11 AM to 3 PM, at the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street (across from the Westside Village) Esquimalt, BC. Admission is $4.00 (children under 12 free).

 

March 9, 2006Aliette de Bodard reviewed issue eight of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine in Tangent short fiction review.

 

March 2, 2006 – Writer John H. Stevens just won a copy of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine for sending in the 2000th submission.

 

CoverIssue8 150x218, 72 pixelsFebruary 10, 2006 – Issue 8 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print!

 

January 21, 2006 Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is listed in the Canada Post Magazine Subscription Program

 

December 19, 2005 – Linda DeMeulemeester’s story The Worry Doctor (printed in issue 2 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine) is now a podcast and the December’s featured story at http://www.twilighttales.com/podcast/.

 

December 13, 2005 Nina Munteanu’s story Virtually Yours (printed in issue 3 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine) has been translated into Hebrew for Bli Panika, an Israeli online magazine.

 

October 6, 2005 - Scott M. Sandridge has reviewed Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue #7 in Tangent short fiction review.

 

September 28, 2005 Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have a dealer’s table at Vcon 30, October 7-9, 2005. Editor, Karl Johanson, and art director, Stephanie Ann Johanson, will be speaking on several panels during the convention.

 

Cover7 132 x 192 pixelsSeptember 12, 2005Issue 7 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print!

 

July 7, 2005 – The Westercon 58 Art Show gave out the following awards on July 3, 2005: Best in Show – Digital Media Last Light on Atlantis by Mark Ferrari; Best Sci-fiDan O’Driscoll; Best Colour – Large Digital Print by Embrio and Jaysin; Best HumourLar de Souza; Best Black and WhiteDracula by Derek Mah; Best Fantasy – Dragon lithograph print Thunderstruck by Ruth Thompson; Best 3-D – soapstone carving Ancestor of Dragons by Stephanie Ann Johanson.

 

June 16, 2005Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have a table in the dealer’s room at Westercon 58, held in Calgary, Alberta, July 1-4, 2005. Karl and Stephanie Johanson will be speaking on several panels, and Stephanie will have artwork in the Westercon 58 Art Show.

 

June 3, 2005 – The latest issues of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine can now be found at Bolen Books, 111-1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC, V8T 2C5, Canada.

 

May 22, 2005 – Voting forms for the 2005 Aurora Awards will be available May 24, 2005. Voting must be mailed in by mid-June, so please check out the finalists on the Aurora Awards website. Neo-opsis magazine has been lucky in being linked to three finalist categories: Best Short-Form Work in English, "The Luck of Willie Lumen", by Hayden Trenholm (Neo-opsis #3); Best Work in English (Other), Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Karl Johanson, editor; Artistic Achievement, Stephanie Ann Johanson (www.neo-opsis.ca/art).

 

May 19, 2005Issue 6 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print! 200Cover6

 

May 16, 2005 – Karl and Stephanie Johanson will be interviewed about Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine on CFUV 101.9 FM Campus Community Radio Room with a Moose on May 19, 2005, 5:00 to 5:30 PM.

 

May 4, 2005 Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has a table at the Literary Info-Fair 2005, Saturday May 14, 2005, at The Fellowship Hall at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is $4.00, children under 12 with adults are free.

 

April 21, 2005Monday Magazine has an article, Reading Matter(s), about BC Magazines that talks about Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, and its editor Karl Johanson.

 

April 11, 2005 – On Saturday, April 23, 2005 from 1pm to 5 pm, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have a table at the BC Book & Magazine Fair, being held at the Fernwood Community Centre, 1923 Fernwood Road, Victoria, BC.

 

April 3, 2005 – Fantasy writers Caitlin Sweet and Dave Duncan are reading at Bolen Books in Hillside Centre, Victoria, BC, on April 4, 2005 at 7 pm. Science Fiction writers Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson will be reading on April 23, 2005 at 7 pm.

 

March 24, 2005James Palmer has reviewed issue 5 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine at Tangent Online

 

February 22, 2005Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine was a nominee for the Monday Magazine 2005 M awards in the category of Favourite community or organization newsletter or publication.

 

February 2005 – The 2005 Aurora Awards are now accepting nominations. If you would like to nominate your favourite Canadian story, magazine, artist, and/or fan from 2004, 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.

Those eligible to be nominated from Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine: For Best Work Other: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issues 2, 3, and 4; Spider Robinson, 2003 Hugo Toastmaster speech, published in Neo-opsis issue 2; For Artistic Achievement: Stephanie Ann Johanson, illustrator and art director for Neo-opsis magazine issues 2, 3, 4, Art displays at Norwescon 2004 and V-Con 2004; Karen Kazanowski, cartooning for Neo-opsis 2, 3 and 4; Benjamin Parker, illustrations in Neo-opsis 2 and 3; Rob Barrett, illustration in Neo-opsis 4; Adrian Kleinbergen, cover Neo-opsis 3; Maerianne Morrison, artist spotlight Neo-opsis 3; For Best Work in English Short Form: Linda DeMeulemeesterThe Worry Doctor, Neo-opsis 2; Nick Aires, Write What You Know?, Neo-opsis 2; Terry Bramlett, The Issue5Smell of Dangerous Jasmine, Neo-opsis 2; Hayden Trenholm, The Luck of Willie Lumen, Neo-opsis 3; Peter Andrew Smith, A Time for Everything, Neo-opsis 3; Nina Munteanu, Virtually Yours, Neo-opsis 3; Janine Cross, The Power of Love, Neo-opsis 3; Sara Joan Berniker, My Mother in the Market, Neo-opsis 4; For Fanish Achievement Other: C. J. Barna, Review, Neo-opsis 2; John W. Herbert, Reviews, Neo-opsis 2, 3 and 4; Paula Johanson, Reviews, Neo-opsis 2.

 

February 3, 2005 Issue 5 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is now in print!

 

January 16, 2005 – Richard Stevenson, writer of Take Me To Your Leader! Bayeux Arts Inc., 2003, just won a copy of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine for sending in the 1000th submission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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