AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 3-5-2017

Pixel Scroll 3/1/17 Old Man Pixel, He Just Keeps Scrollin’ Along
HELSINKI NEWS. Worldcon 75 is holding an Academic Poster competition and would very much like participation from as many university students and researchers as possible. We are hosting a science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) poster competition for … Continue reading →

Gone Interplanetary
By Marty Cantor: This is going on a few lists where there may be some fen who remember this Art Widner board game. Right, you read the name up above correctly — Art Widner. Interplanetary is a board game which … Continue reading →

Submitted for Your Consideration
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1237) Perhaps the book many of us were reading for Black History Month [February in the U.S.] was Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures (2016). More accurately, if less poetic, the figures weren’t so much … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/4/17 A Pixel That Scrolls For A Day, Replaced Next Morrow
THE WEED OF CRIME. The Washington Post has an article by Rachel Weiner about Amil Chaudry being sentenced to nine years for identity theft, visa fraud, and money laundering. Prosecutors said that Chaudry was part of a ring that … Continue reading →

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #7
By Chris M. Barkley: Stuff I’m Nominating for the 2017 Hugo Awards, Part Two Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form Arrival (Paramount Pictures/Sony Pictures, 116 minutes) Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Screenplay by Eric Heisserer, based on the novella “The Story … Continue reading →

HWA Celebrates Women in Horror – Part 4
Every day in February the Horror Writers Association observed Women in Horror Month by running a Q&A with an award-winning woman member. Here are the highlights from the final week. Sandra Kasturi – February 25 Do you think women in … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/3/2017 File Thee More Stately Pixels, O My Scroll…
OKORAFOR. “A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor” at Weird Fiction Review. WFR: Binti’s hair, or her tentacle-like okuoko almost becomes a character in its own right. It’s striking that this kind of physical transformation is both by choice but also … Continue reading →

2017 FAAn Awards Voting Opens
The ballot for the 2017 FAAn Awards is now available (PDF file). Anyone interested may vote. Instructions are included with the ballot. The voting deadline is midnight (EST) April 11. The shortlist was compiled from recommendations by the 41 fans who … Continue reading →

2017 Saturn Award Nominees
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the 2017 nominees for the Saturn Awards. (The full list follows the jump.) The productions with the highest tallies of nominations are: Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/2/17 Doing The Trilogy Backwards
(1) RECURSIVE NEWS. The Large Hadron Collider gets a pixel tracker. Officials said the replacement of a key component inside the CMS experiment represented the first major upgrade to the LHC – the world’s biggest machine. Engineers have been carefully … Continue reading →

Hanten Wins HWA’s 2016 Richard Laymon Award
The Horror Writers Association announced the 2016 Richard Laymon President’s Award will be presented to Caren Hanten. She will receive the award for her “extraordinary volunteerism and dedication to HWA at StokerCon 2017.” Ms. Hanten (a/k/a C.W. LaSart) is an … Continue reading →

Horror Writers Association’s 2016 Specialty Press Award
The Horror Writers Association has named Omnium Gatherum as the winner of its 2016 Specialty Press Award. The award brings recognition to an outstanding publisher of horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction. Omnium Gatherum means “this” and “that” in Latin. … Continue reading →

2017 Asimov’s Readers Awards Finalists
The top five choices for Asimov’s 31st Annual Readers’ Award Poll are online. There are links that will allow you to read all the finalists. The winners will be revealed in May. NOVELLAS Choose Poison, Choose Life – Michael Blumlein … Continue reading →

Ghost in the Shell – Wake Up Clip
Scarlett Johansson plays a cyborg policewoman who attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker in Ghost in the Shell, due to be released on March 31. “They took my life, I’ll take my revenge.”… Continue reading →

Thomas Endrey (1940-2017)
By Andrew Porter: Thomas Endrey, 77, New York City science fiction and gaming fan who attended numerous Boskones, Lunacons, and other local conventions, was found dead at home in Manhattan in mid-February after failing to show up for a gaming … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts For February 2017
In February’s most-read post a link to Rawle Nyanzi’s discussion of the Pulp Revolution fueled comments about everything from to Doc Savage to Jeffro’s Appendix N. Here are the Top 10 posts for February according to Google Analytics. Pixel Scroll 2/1/17 … Continue reading →

New Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The much-hyped new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, and Zoe Saldana. In theaters May 5.… Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/28/17 There Are No Pixels Like Scroll Pixels
(1) SF AND THE PARTY. In New Scientist Lavie Tidhar explains why “In China, this is science fiction’s golden age”. In the 1980s, science fiction once again fell foul of the ruling party, as a new “Anti-Spiritual Pollution Campaign” emerged … Continue reading →

Come to the South Pasadena Fire Station for the Fahrenheit 451 Reading Project on March 2
The “One Book-One City” Reading Project of the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will focus on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. On Thursday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m., the Kickoff for the Reading … Continue reading →

Strange Horizons Launches 100 African Writers of SFF Interview Series
Strange Horizons this week publishes the first installment of a new interview series, 100 African Writers of SFF. The series will run through 2017 and 2018, exploring the recent explosion of speculative fiction across the African continent. Written by the … Continue reading →

Uncanny Magazine Issue 15 Available March 7
The fifteenth issue of the 2016 Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine will be available on March 7. Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the fifteenth issue of their 2016 Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine, featuring … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/27/17 That’s it! Scroll Over Man, Scroll Over!
ACADEMY INVITES LE GUIN. Ursula K. LeGuin has been voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters reports SFGate. The 87-year-old Le Guin is one of 14 new core members of the Academy. The arts academy, an honorary … Continue reading →

Steve Vertlieb Recalls His 2016 Rondo Hall of Fame Award
By Steve Vertlieb: David Colton has announced the nominations for this year’s slate of recipients for the prestigious Rondo Awards, honoring the very best in “fantastic” creativity, comprising imaginative cinema, television, books, magazines, and art. I shall always remember with both … Continue reading →

2017 Rondo Awards Nominees
Online voting has begun for the 15th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. You’re invited to vote for your favorites in any or all 29 categories. Click the link for instructions and the complete ballot. The deadline to participate is midnight … Continue reading →

Final Kong: Skull Island Trailer — Rise of the King
On March 10, witness the rise of the King.… Continue reading →

Origins of Project Bluebook
By Carl Slaughter: On July 29, 1952, the Pentagon held a press conference about flying saucers. The flying saucer phenomenon began on June 24, 1947, after Kenneth Arnold reported to his airport tower sighting nine saucer-shaped vessels flying at extremely … Continue reading →

Oscar Gaffe Brings Back Memories of SF Award Blunders
Bonnie & Clyde’s 50th anniversary moment at the Oscars was overshadowed when Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land instead of Moonlight, the correct winner. Beatty told the audience that they had read the wrong … Continue reading →

2017 Oscars: The SFF Winners
Here are the winners of genre interest from tonight’s Academy Awards ceremony. ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Zootopia (WINNER) COSTUME DESIGN Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (WINNER) MAKEUP AND… Continue reading →

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