Amazing News From Fandom: 7/9/2017

2017 Chesley Award Winners
ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists, has announced the winners of the 32nd annual Chesley Awards. Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover Tran Nguyen Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey Subterranean Press, October 2016 Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or … Continue reading →

Robert Repino’s Anthropomorphic War For Human Annihlation
By Carl Slaughter: In 2016, accompanied by numerous rave reviews, Robert Repino launched his War with No Name series with Morte. The second book, Culdesac, came out in November 2016. In May 2017, he followed with D’Arc, a story with … Continue reading →

Worldcon 75 Publishes Member List, Issues Clarification About Public vs. Private Names
Two days ago, Worldcon 75 announced that they had added a list of members to their website. We’ve added a list of attending members to our website at http://www.worldcon.fi/ourmembers! Here you can find a list of attending members who have … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/8/17 All Pixels Lead To Trantor, And There Is Where All Scrolls End
WHO NEWS. Jenna Coleman will be part of the Doctor Who Christmas Special reports The Sun: Showrunner Steven Moffatt will also depart the BBC show at the end of the year and new reports claim the “Time Lord will … Continue reading →

One Week Left To Vote On Hugos
The 2017 Hugo voting period ends a week from today, July 15 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Worldcon 75 members got an email from Hugo Administrator Nicholas Whyte today telling them that time is of the essence, and urging … Continue reading →

2017 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalists
Baen Books has announced the finalists in the fourth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest. “Purity” by Jennifer R. Donohue “Dust of the Fallen” by Barbara Doran “Thirteen” by Teresa Lynn Michals “Tracks of the Pi Nereske” by Wendy Nikel … Continue reading →

2017 Hugo Voter’s Packet Offers Interactive Games
Max Gladstone and Choice of Games have teamed up with the 2017 Hugo Awards to offer voters the unique opportunity to play two interactive adventure games based on the Best Series Finalist The Craft Sequence. Voters can follow their personalized … Continue reading →

2017 SMOFCon Scholarships Available
CanSMOF Inc. is offering up to three scholarships for convention runners to be used towards the cost of attending SMOFCon 35, being held in Boston, December 1-3, 2017. SMOFCon is the annual convention about organizing Science Fiction conventions. The first … Continue reading →

Heinlein Society Awards Scholarships
The Heinlein Society marked Robert A. Heinlein’s birthday (July 7) by announcing the 2017 winners of its Heinlein Society Scholarships. Three winners were selected from a record field of 163 applicants — almost twice as many as last year. Alec … Continue reading →Pixel Scroll 7/7/17 Oh I Get Scrolled With A Little Help From My Friends

Pixel Scroll 7/7/17 Oh I Get Scrolled With A Little Help From My Friends
BY KLONO’S BRAZEN BALLS. I remember how 30s space opera authors invented colorful gods for characters to swear by. Taking advantage of today’s freer speech, Book View Café’s Marie Brennan advises writers to give characters language to swear with: … Continue reading →

2017 Eisner Spirit of Comics Award Nominees
The longlist for the 2017 Eisner Spirit of Comics Award has been announced. Comic-Con International gives the award yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comics medium both in the industry at large and in … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/6/17 Microcosmic Godstalk
AT THE CORE. James Davis Nicoll returns with a new list: “Twenty Core Speculative Fiction Mysteries Every True SF Fan Should Have On Their Shelves”. Here are the first four — Zoo City by Lauren Beukes White Cat by Holly Black … Continue reading →

Geostorm Trailer #2
Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler, in theaters October 20, 2017. After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. … Continue reading →

Worldcon’s YA Award Study Committee Releases Report
Next month in Helsinki the Worldcon 75 Business Meeting will vote on whether to ratify an award to honor the best Young Adult book of the year. The motion gained initial passage in 2016. A second favorable vote will make … Continue reading →

NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Presents Another Hugo, This Time From Earth
Worldcon 75 says Special Guest, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, will present an award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony on August 11. Lindgren, a member of Expedition 44/45 to the International Space Station (ISS), and a NASA Distinguished Service Medal … Continue reading →

Superheros: Best and Worst Video Roundup
Curated by Carl Slaughter: (1) Screen Junkies’ list of best comic book screen casting Chris Evans as Captain America J.K. Simmons as JJ Jameson Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier Tom Hiddleston as Loki Michael Keaton / Christian Bale as Batman … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/5/17 I’m A Yankee Doodle Pixel…Scrolled On The Fifth Of July
PROTECT YOUR BRAND. At the SFWA Blog Shanna Swenson advises “Don’t Tweet Your Rejections”. Rejection is one of the worst parts of writing. When you get a story or novel rejected by an editor or agent, it stings. Your … Continue reading →

World Fantasy Convention 2018 Announces Toastmaster
The World Fantasy Convention 2018 – Baltimore has selected Linda D. Addison as Toastmaster. She joins previously announced Guests of Honor Scott Edelman, Tom Kidd, Michael J. Walsh, and Aliette de Bodard. Addison is poetry editor for Space & Time … Continue reading →

2017 Dwarf Stars Candidates
The 2017 Dwarf Stars Anthology contents have been finalized, which constitutes the shortlist for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association‘s Dwarf Stars award. The poems were selected by editor Robin Mayall. The award recognizes the best speculative poem of 1–10 … Continue reading →

Video Roundup: Unexpected Encounters
Curated by Carl Slaughter: (1) Morticia, Vampira, and Elvira. (2) Screen Prism explains the meaning of the Golden Mean in Game of Thrones. (3) Screen Prism explains the ending of Donnie Darko. (4) Watch Mojo says these 10 video games … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/4/17 The Land Of The Pixel, And The Home Of The Scroll
HAIL TO THE CHIEF. This would not be a typical way of celebrating Independence Day anywhere but fandom. ScienceFiction.com compiled a list of the “Top 10 Supervillains Who Have Taken Over America”. At number nine — Doctor Doom Doom … Continue reading →

2017 ENnie Award Nominees and Spotlight Winners
Nominees for the 2017 ENnies, the Gen Con EN World RPG Awards, and Judges Spotlight Winners have been announced. The ENnies celebrate excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. Voting runs from July 11 to July 21. The winners will be presented … Continue reading →

Uncanny Magazine Issue 17 Available July 4
The seventeenth issue of Uncanny Magazine, 2016 Hugo Award winner and 2017 Hugo finalist, is available today, July 4. Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the seventeenth issue of their 2016 Hugo Award-winning online science fiction … Continue reading →

2017 Science Fiction Research Association Awards
The Science Fiction Research Association announced the winners of this year’s SFRA Awards at the organization’s annual meeting, held this year in Riverside, CA, from June 28-July 1. Student Paper Award Recognizes the best student paper as presented at the … Continue reading →

Utah Wins 2019 Westercon Bid
Utah’s unopposed bid to host the 2019 Westercon won the site selection vote. The results were announced on July 2 at this year’s con in Tempe, Arizona. Utah Fandom Organization, Inc. will host Westercon72 in Layton, UT with Kate Hatcher … Continue reading →

LASFSian Dwain Kaiser Killed
LASFS member Dwain Kaiser (1947-2017) was shot to death on July 3 by a teenager who, together with his mother, lived with Kaiser and his wife in the apartment above their bookstore in Pomona. Dwain George Kaiser, 69, owner of … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/3/17 Hokey Tickboxes And Ancient Pixels Are No Match For A Good Filer At Your Side, Kid
STAR WARS CARTOONS. In a Yahoo! Movies piece called “New ‘Star Wars’ Cartoon Shorts Debut Online, Bringing Female Heroes in Full Force”, Marcus Errico says that Disney is releasing sixteen three-minute cartoons online featuring female Star Wars heroes, The … Continue reading →

X-Prize Seat 14C Story Contest
An airliner unexpectedly comes in for a landing 20 years in the passengers’ future. What is life like in the year 2037? What technologies and innovations are driving the changes that have happened? Leading sf authors have written point-… Continue reading →

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