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RIP Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL 9000

Douglas Rain, who is best known for providing the eerie voice of the amoral HAL 9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, died today.
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How do we judge whether a Sci-fi/Fantasy figure is important enough to get an “In Memoriam” meta post?

At the time of this post's creation, the leading answer for the meta discussion Should meta posts regarding the deaths of figures that are important to SFF:SE be on topic? is that these should be ...
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Should the SFF:Meta Description be modified to be more consistent with agreed-upon precedents and activity?

The page describing "What is Meta?" has a general description of what the intended purpose of the Meta site should be and outlines basic use cases. The issue has been raised raised via this topic and ...
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Carrie Fisher has passed away

I'm very saddened to hear about the passing of Carrie Fisher, [she] drowned in moonlight, strangled by [her] own bra. This is how she wanted it to be reported... In all seriousness she was an ...
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Goodbye and godspeed, Keen - and thank you for playing a large part in making this site great

For those who aren't aware, Keen has stepped down as moderator and left SF&F. It is up to him to decide whether he wants to share his reasons for leaving, or comment on his departure in any way, ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Into exile I must go

"Ahch-To". No, you did not need to say "Gesundheit". However, if you didn't, you're getting off light according to Loki. I have grown intensely jealous of a certain elusive Jedi who had taken ...
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What is a Movie Night, really?

From quick browsing across announcements of and discussions about Movie Night Events, I was unable to determine what a movie night really is. Are all participants supposed to find access (rent a DVD, ...
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Goodbye, Affable Geek

I have just learned that one of our fellow users, Affable Geek, died this past Valentines Day. His real name was Michael Hollinger, and he was only 43 years old. He was on SF&F the day before he ...
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RIP Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee, best known for his portrayal of dark and terrible characters such as Count Dracula in six Hammer House of Horror films, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, and ...
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RIP Terry Pratchett

I'm incredibly sad to find out Terry Pratchett, possibly my favorite fantasy author, finally passed away. Went into the endless desert. Left early to avoid the rush. Kicked the bucket. I find this ...
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In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy

It is my sad duty to inform the community that Leonard Nimoy has beamed up for the last time. He will truly "Live long and prosper" in all our memories. RIP