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Answering my critics on diversity

I was told today that I should take responsibility for promoting diversity in Victoria’s science fiction and fantasy community. Update Straight white male objected to my post commenting that only two women and one non-white male were nominated out of nine categories of Chronos Awards this year. Straight white male told me that I should do more to promote diversity in the awards. After this post listing things I did in 2013 to promote…

Contributors

Below is a bit about each of Dark Matter Zine‘s regular volunteer contributors, past and present. Past contributors – those whose journeys have led them elsewhere – are included because their works are still online. Quick links to information about contributors (a contents list) Current regular contributors Nalini Haynes – producer, editor, senior writer orcid.org/0000-0002-2992-2960 Bruce Mutard – guest blogger…

Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd is a comedian, actor and David Tennant impersonator. Rob Lloyd is an Australian David Tennant look-alike who performed Who, Me, a Doctor Who tribute comedy, at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Armageddon in 2011. Rob Lloyd talked to Nalini and Edward Haynes at the Dandenong Pavilion in November 2011. Nalini: Our first encounter with you with was Who, Me. How did you get into sci-fi? Rob: Sci-fi for me started when I was a kid, when I…

Aaron Mannion

Aaron Mannion editor of Geek Mook, talks to Nalini and Edward Haynes from Dark Matter about Geek Mook and Vignette Press, an indie publisher. Nalini: Hello Aaron. Please share some of the background behind Geek Mook . Aaron: Amy Espeseth became the new owner and publisher of Vignette Press in March or so of 2011. Vignette Press had come up with a number of fun, interesting publishing concepts over the years. It had produced a series of Mini…

Daniel Haynes was Ript for his 20th birthday

Daniel Haynes, Starcraft pro-gamer, was Ript when he embarked on an epic meal at Hogsbreath Cafe for his 20th birthday, accompanied by girlfriend Naomi Throup (aka Nom) and Dark Matter minions Edward and Nalini Haynes. Edward, deth and Nom Daniel wore a Legend of Zombie Ript tee and Nom wore I survived the Mayan Apocalypse Ript tee that arrived last week. Edward wore The Trooper, an old fave. Yes, we are a family of geeks, and we’re proud…

Games podcast: Freya Robertson, Tom Dullemond and Claire McKenna

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Computer game panel This podcast is convention-panel-style with three guests — Freya Robertson, Tom Dullemond and Claire McKenna — gamers and published authors all. They cover a lot of ground in this ‘convention panel’, covering everything from what games they like to play, what’s…

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – a review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Movie Journey a movie review by Edward and Nalini Haynes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was first and foremost a novel for children by J R R Tolkien, much beloved by both of us. We heard the commentary when the movie came out so we sat down to watch this movie with low expectations. Nalini fell asleep half way through while Edward was disappointed with the entirety of the movie. Edward was so offended he then…

Lance -ing a boil

Have you heard about Lance Armstrong? I’ve been getting a handle on Lance’s cycling scandal. I think it’s time critics put the brakes on instead of repeatedly reflecting similar opinions. Lance’s career hit a bump sending him off track before it became inevitable that he spoke out. On a Winfrey streak, he spun right round to make a taxable confession. Some would say letting the truth out left him deflated although we…

Sandeep Parikh and Jeff Lewis

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Sandeep Parikh and Jeff Lewis of The Guild talk to Edward and Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter; the MP3 is at the bottom of this page.   Jeff and Sandeep also did a panel at Armageddon. Much of what was discussed in the interview was discussed in the panel, but from different perspectives or with different information….

Supanova 2012

by Nalini Haynes It was Friday 13 in Melbourne when, somewhat late due to circumstances outside my control, I arrived at Supanova for the opening ceremony. After checking in to get my wrist band to show valid entry, I wandered around the site getting the lay of the land for tomorrow. The main exhibition hall was still being set up for the next day. The biggest theatre outside the main exhibition hall hosted the opening ceremony where many of…

Rhiannon Hart in 2011

Rhiannon Hart YA paranormal romance author talked to Dark Matter in 2011 and 2012, the day before the launch of Blood Storm. This is the interview in 2011, only in text format because Tivali, Rhiannon’s cat, kept interrupting. When I have some spare time and I’ve learnt how to do all my own sound editing, this interview might become available in MP3 format. Until then, read on… Just before the start of NaNoWriMo in November…

Continuum 9: Opening and Chronos Awards Ceremony (report with photos)

by Nalini Haynes While waiting for Continuum, Victoria’s science fiction convention for 2013, I tagged along with Edward while he moved the car. Moving the car into the city late on a Friday afternoon was a grave error: it took well over an hour to crawl from Caulfield, through the highways and byways to the city, before locating a parking space. By this time I was convinced we were late for Continuum’s opening ceremony, but at least we’d put…

Feeling Blue… Cosplay in Melbourne

by Nalini Haynes A long time ago, a galaxy far, far away came to Melbourne Scienceworks. (Cue Star Wars theme music.) April Staines and some friends decided to go to the opening night, and even dressed up. They put together some costumes, April going as an X wing pilot. At the opening night April met people from the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, connecting with like minded people who encouraged her to join up, helping her to take her cosplay…

Kick-Ass 2 (2013 movie)

Passing the Bechdel Test but at what price? A review by Edward and Nalini Haynes ★★★☆☆ three out of five stars Kick-Ass 2 continues the adventures of Kick-Ass aka Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), the high school senior who began a costumed vigilante craze in the original Kick-Ass. Hit-Girl aka Mindy Macready (Chloë Grace Moretz) is attending Dave’s school while living with her guardian Detective Williams (Morris Chestnut). Mindy lies and…

Divergent the movie

A review by Edward and Nalini Haynes Dark Matter’s minion said, ‘Possibly one of the best movies I’ve ever seen… better than the Hunger Games… The special effects are hardly noticeable because they blend in, they don’t overshadow the characters and story… The movie has something for everyone: it has action, drama, intrigue, philosophy, romance; whoever you are, it has something for you…’ My response: ‘I should record you debriefing and just…