AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 3-12-2017


2017 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire First Round Nominations
The nominations for the 2017 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire have been announced. This is in effect a longlist, and in a few weeks the jurors will issue their shorter second round of nominees. The awards will be presented in June at the … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/11/17 It’s Always In The Last Pixel You Scroll
VAMPIRE DIARIES GOES GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT. As the series goes off the air, The Guardian asks “Better than Buffy? Spare a thought for the Vampire Diaries”. The eight-season run of the Vampire Diaries ended quietly on Friday … Continue reading →

Wonder Woman: Official Origin Trailer
Wonder Woman is in theaters June 2, 2017. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores … Continue reading →

Why Orson Scott Card’s Second Place Finish Is A Bigger Story Than The Winner’s
The winners of the 2016 WeScreenplay Feature Contest are the pair of novice screenwriters whose script scored highest after multiple rounds of blind judging. But there will be no moment in the sun for Kenlon Clark and William Rubio. They … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/10/17 Anachronism of Green Gables
SKULL SESSION. NPR doesn’t think much of King Kong: Skull Island, but compensates by adding interesting movie trivia to their review: A noble beast gets shackled, ape-napped from his island home and dragged to America in: Minute 84 of … Continue reading →

2016 AnLab Readers’ Awards Finalists
Analog magazine has posted the works from 2016 that finished in the top five slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. The winners will be revealed in May. There are links to PDF files that will allow you … Continue reading →

“King Charles III”: A Review
By Martin Morse Wooster: Those of us who read Gregory Benford’s 1980 novel Timescape will recall that he foresaw a world in 1998 that largely didn’t happen. Oxygen-sucking algae did not nearly destroy the Atlantic. The British didn’t randomly die … Continue reading →

March Is Ray Bradbury Month
The South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library remind everyone that throughout the month of March they are presenting a “One Book, One City” Project focusing on Ray Bradbury’s enduring masterpiece Fahrenheit 451. Ray … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/9/17 ‘Is There Anyone There?’ Said The Pixeler, Knocking On The Moonlit Scroll.
DINOS DOUBLE DOWN. Jurassic Park 2, planned for release in 2018, is starting to crank up its publicity machinery. Walking in giant footsteps. #JW2 pic.twitter.com/fOZrFXp9md — Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) March 8, 2017 (2) BLOGGERS STICK TOGETHER. Steve Vertlieb reminds … Continue reading →

2017 British Academy Games Awards Nominees
The nominations for the British Academy Games Awards have been announced. A total of 50 games are up for the award, which will be presented in London on April 6. Uncharted 4 leads the way with eight nominations across Artistic Achievement, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/8/17 And Then The Murders Began
THE SMOOCH ASSUMPTION. The Washington Post knows sexy cavedellers sell, hence the headline “Neanderthal microbes reveal surprises about what they ate – and whom they kissed”. If it’s true that “you are what you eat,” then there is perhaps … Continue reading →

At NYRSF Readings We Get Older and Older
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series offered a twist on its Family Night series-within-a-series by presenting siblings Malka Older and (the elder Older) Daniel José … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/7/17 I Will Play The Wild Pixel No More
NEW SCIENTIST’S NEW REVIEWER. Congratulations to Abigail Nussbaum who is now writing a column for New Scientist.The first installment discusses three space operas: Kameron Hurley’s The Stars Are Legion, Joe M. McDermott’s The Fortress at the End of Time, … Continue reading →

HWA Silver Hammer, Mentor of the Year Winners
The Horror Writers Association announced a pair of honors today. SILVER HAMMER AWARD. James Chambers is the recipient of the 2016 Silver Hammer Award, given by the HWA Board of trustees in “recognition of extraordinary volunteerism by a member who … Continue reading →

Buckaroo Banzai Returns – To the San Francisco Public Library
During the San Francisco Public Library’s Fine Forgiveness Program (Jan. 3 – Feb. 14) 699,563 overdue items were recovered. During the six-week period, late fees were waived on all returned books, CDs, DVDs and other materials, regardless of how long … Continue reading →

Middle Tennessee Science Fiction Society Ending After 45 Years
Nashville’s science fiction club, the Middle Tennessee Science Fiction Society, will hold its last meeting on March 8. The club has been around for 45 years, been involved in 30 Kubla Khans (1973-2002) and several Xanadus. Their final gathering will be … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/6/17 Holy Pixels, Scrollman!
FAME AND FORTUNE. Mark Lawrence, who contends there is a close correlation between the number of Goodreads reviews a book has and sales, has created a series of graphs that illustrate the number of GR reviews received by various … Continue reading →

Phoenix Comicon Apologize
Once at a Worldcon a panelist was fielding questions from the audience about a Boston bid. After insisting experience would keep them from repeating the mistakes of the past, he promised with a smile: “We will make only brand new mistakes that … Continue reading →

Spectrum 24 Award Nominations
The Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art finalists have been announced. A jury of Christian Alzmann, Laurie Lee Brom, Mark Newman, Victo Ngai and John Picacio nominated the top five artworks in eight categories for consideration for either … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/5/17 I Could Not Scroll Thee (Dear) So Much, Scroll’d I Not Pixels More
WEIN SCHEDULED FOR SURGERY. Wolverine co-creator Len Wein has made a public appeal for your good thoughts when he’s in surgery on Tuesday: Hey, Gang– I am about to impose on our online friendship for what I pray will …… Continue reading →

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