AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 7/30/17

2017 World Fantasy Award Nominees
The World Fantasy Award Administration has announced the World Fantasy Award nominations for 2017. To be eligible, all nominated material must have been published in 2016 or have a 2016 cover date. Nominations came from two sources. Members of the … Continue reading →

2016 RT Reviewers’ Choice and Career Achievement Awards
The 2016 RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Awards and Career Achievement winners were announced May 1. N.K. Jemisin, Becky Chambers, and Guy Gavriel Kay were among the recipients. CAREER ACHIEVEMENT Contemporary Romance Diana Palmer Paranormal Sherrilyn Kenyon Historical Romance Lorraine … Continue reading

So Serious!
Curated by Carl Slaughter: Game of Thrones is sooo serious… (1) Baby Shower with the Red Witch (2) Dinner with Jon Snow (3) On the Slab (4) Meet the Parents (5) Game of Desks (6) Game of Heads… Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/29/17 So What’s It Gonna Be, Kid? Calendrical Rot Or Diachronic Shear?
TWEETS OF GENIUS. The winner of the internet today begins here – @ChuckWendig yo, can you help me out — Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) July 28, 2017 (2) NEXT CHIANG ADAPTATION. A Ted Chiang story will be the basis for … Continue reading →

Louisville’s Fandom Fest Shambles On
Louisville’s Fandom Fest, already handicapped by its last-minute move to an old Macy’s store and the loss of more than half its celebrity guests, also opened Thursday under crowd restrictions imposed by the fire marshal. Insider Louisville reported: The pop-culture … Continue reading →

2017 Robert E. Howard Foundation Award Winners
The winners of the 2017 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards were announced June 10 at Howard Days. The awards honor the top contributions in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works from the past year. The … Continue reading →

2017 RITA and Golden Heart Award Winners
Romance Writers of America (RWA) announced the winners of the 2017 RITA® Award, which recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas, on July 27 in Orlando, Florida. The RWA also announced the winners of the 2017 Golden Heart® Award, for excellence in … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/28/17 The Pixhiker’s Guide To The Scrolexy
WORLD SF. Rosarium Publishing has announced the table of contents for its American edition of Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction, edited by Bill Campbell and Francesco Verso, will be released March 1, 2018. In its brief … Continue reading →

Who Are The 1,000,000 BC Avengers?
[Based on a series of press releases – because I love the art.] MARVEL LEGACY #1 introduces the AVENGERS OF 1,000,000 BC – and that’s only the opening of the most important comic story of the year! This fall, MARVEL … Continue reading →

Upending the Hugos: New Awards Categories That Should Have Been Added A Long Time Ago
Sub Title: Not all of these are meant to be entirely humorous Sub-Sub Title: Read the Sub Title any way you want By Steve Davidson: A recent proposal to amend some of the Hugo Award categories got me thinking. If … Continue reading →

Guest Exodus Hits Louisville Fandom Fest After Venue Change
Louisville’s Fandom Fest is still happening this weekend (July 28-30), but in the past few days its slate of celebrity guests has lost so much luster that local TV station WDRB reports “Fans of Fandomfest now say they feel conned … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/27/2017 Your Pixeled Pal who’s Fun to Scroll With
FILLING A KNEAD. A German company is working to make bread-baking in the ISS happen: “3, 2, 1 … Bake Off! The Mission To Make Bread In Space”. Crumbs may seem harmless here on Earth, but they can be … Continue reading →

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2017
The Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature has announced its 2017 winner. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (Fleet) The winner received a prize of £2017.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend. The complete shortlist was: … Continue reading →

June Foray (1917-2017)
June Foray, Hollywood’s best-known female voice talent, died July 27 at the age of 99. She was best known as the voice of Rocky in Rocky and Bullwinkle (1959-1964), a role she reprised as recently as 2014 in a DreamWorks … Continue reading →

More Sci-Fi Movie Trailers & Clips
Curated by Carl Slaughter: (1) The Batman (2) Future Man (3) The Defenders (4) The Defenders (5) Marvel’s Defenders – Final Phase (6) Marvel’s Defenders – Confession (7) Space Tripping (8) Embers (9) The Gateway (10) Harley Quinn (11) Origin … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/26/17 Fifth File At Scrollory Towers
CAPTAIN’S LOG. Actor John Barrowman had his appendix out the other day. Got my fan made #TARDIS socks on keeping my feet warm in the hospital. JB pic.twitter.com/N3FNTz9Fu7 — John Barrowman MBE (@JohnBarrowman) July 25, 2017 (2) MARCH. After … Continue reading →

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #10
By Chris M. Barkley and Vince Docherty Some VERY Modest Proposals for The Hugo Awards “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same … Continue reading →

2017 Inkpot Awards
Many creators were honored with Comic-Con International’s Inkpot Awards this past weekend, given for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services. The convention has not yet updated its list of winners or … Continue reading →

2017 Scribe Award Winners
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced the Scribe Award winners at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21. The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books … Continue reading →

The Many Thrones of YouTube
Curated by Carl Slaughter: (1) Black Panther photo breakdown. (2) 1993 first draft outline for the Game of Thrones intended trilogy. (3) New Rockstars delves deep into the opening episode of Game of Thrones Season 7. (4) Littlefinger versus Varys: … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/25/17 J.J. Abrams Apologizes For Pixelwashing In File Trek: Into Scrollness
NEW DAY JOB. Congratulations to Uncanny Magazine’s Lynne M. Thomas who has been appointed to head the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, one of the largest repositories for rare books and … Continue reading →

Judge Issues Gag Order in Comic Con Suit
Salt Lake Comic Con’s Bryan Brandenburg has worked hard to gain public support for his side in the trademark infringement suit brought by San Diego Comic-Con. He’s been so successful at generating favorable publicity that SDCC’s lawyers asked Judge Anthony … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/24/17 Look Upon My Scrolls, Ye Mighty, And Despair
BANNED IN SAN DIEGO. United Airlines told people leaving San Diego after Comic-Con that TSA had banned comic books from checked luggage, but was permitting them in carry-ons. If you are at #SDCC #SDCC2017 and are flying out on … Continue reading →

Alan Dorey (1958-2017)
Alan Dorey, a major figure in British sf fandom since the late Seventies, died July 24. The cause was not announced. Dorey was one of eight co-editors who started Interzone magazine in 1982, along with John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Colin … Continue reading →

And on the Seventh Day Comic-Con Rested
Curated by Carl Slaughter: More trailers released around San Diego Comic-Con. THE EXPANSE Season 3 TRAILER FUTURE MAN Teaser Trailer SEASON 1 Comic Con MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS Season 1 “Confession” Clip THE ORIGINALS Season 5 TRAILER Comic Con Once Upon … Continue reading →

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