AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 8/20/2017

 

Horror Comic “Box of Bones” Coming from Rosarium
Box of Bones is Rosarium Publishing’s latest comics project, by Ayize Jama-Everett (The Liminal People, The Entropy of Bones) and Eisner Award winner, John Jennings (Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred, Blue Hand Mojo: Hard Times Road). With a mix of fantasy, … Continue reading →

Eaton Collection Puts Jay Kay Klein Photos Online
Nearly 6,000 photos taken by Jay Kay Klein at eight Worldcons in the Sixties were made available for viewing online today by the UC Riverside Library. The digitization of these photos was covered by Inside UCR on August 10 — … Continue reading →

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #13
“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.” ~ Gloria Steinem ~ By Chris M. Barkley On July 19, Variety, once the primary news sources of the entertainment industry, reported that the Home Box Office network … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/19/17 (Isn’t It Good) Norwegian Groot
WHAT A CONCEPT. ScienceFiction.com delivers the news in a very amusing way: “Is Jabba The Hutt In Line For His Own ‘Star Wars’ Anthology Film?” Look out ’50 Shades’ and ‘Magic Mike’! Some real sexy is about to hit … Continue reading →

Five That Shouldn’t Be Forgotten
[Republished as a post by permission.] By Kyra: For my own contribution to “Five That Shouldn’t Be Forgotten,” here are the most obscure SFF books that I have listed as among my favorites, according to Goodreads. None has more than … Continue reading →

MAC II Delivers Pass-Along Funds to Worldcon 76
The pass-along policy is a commitment to distribute at least one-half of a Worldcon’s surplus to the next three Worldcons that make the same promise. Last year’s Worldcon, MidAmeriCon II, benefitted from that policy and now is paying it forward. … Continue reading →

2017 ENnie Award and Spotlight Winners
The 2017 ENnies, the Gen Con EN World RPG Awards, and Judges Spotlight Winners were presented on August 18. The ENnies celebrate excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. And congratulations to the Age of Ravens blog, run by Cat Rambo’s brother, for winning … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/18/18 And Though She Thought Mike Knew The Answer, Well He Knew But He Would Not Say
THIS JOB IS NOT THAT EASY! Nicholas Whyte is back with “The Adminstrator’s Worldcon – part 2 of my 2017 Hugo memories”. I almost didn’t make it to Worldcon 75. My taxi was 15 minutes late picking me up … Continue reading →

Cosplay, Charlottesville, and Trump
Charlottesville: Attention-seeking fans attracted to media hotspots don’t always get the kind of reaction they want. Bleeding Cool News, in “The Supergirl Cosplayer Who Went To Charlottesville – Guess Whose Side She Was On”, reports that celebrity cosplayer Alisa Norris … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/17/17 Like A Scroll Over Troubled Pixels, I Will Lay Me Down
MEMOIRS OF A HUGO ADMINISTRATOR. The first part of “The Administrator’s Tale”, Nicholas Whyte’s account of handling the Hugos for Worldcon 75 includes his feelings about the run-up to his awards year. On my birthday in 2016, I was … Continue reading →

Fantastic Fiction at KGB Readings Series Features Gregory Frost and Rajan Khanna
By Mark L. Blackman: On the muggy evening of Wednesday, August 16, the monthly Fantastic Fiction Readings Series hosted authors Gregory Frost and Rajan Khanna at its venue, the very Red Room at the 2nd floor KGB Bar in Manhattan’s … Continue reading →

Sci-Fi Video and Link Roundup
Curated by Carl Slaughter: (1) New animated Disney Spider-Man series featurette (2) Game of Thrones featurette (3) Defenders featurette (4) Inhumans featurette (5) Lannister featurette Twenty more items follow the jump. (6) Guardians 2 post credits scenes explained (7) Deleted … Continue reading →

Fantasy or Science Fiction: Do You Know Your Stuff?
[Republished as a post by permission of the author.] By Camestros Felapton: Materials classified as either fantasy or SF. A handy list so you can keep your novel from wandering off into the wrong genre. wood = fantasy metal = … Continue reading →

2017 Diana Jones Award
The winner of the 2017 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming was announced on August 16, the day before the start of Gen Con, in Indianapolis. The winner is: Gen Con A games convention Gen Con is a … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/16/17 A Hyperloop Named Desire
THE BARGAIN BIN. NASA’s trash is their cash: “NASA flight suits bought for $1.20 could fetch thousands”. A pair of Florida college students browsing the racks at a thrift shop ended up paying $1.20 for a stack of NASA … Continue reading →

“Scared To Death: The Thrill of Horror Film” Coming to Museum of Pop Culture 9/30
Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) will open a new exhibition, Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film, on September 30. This original exhibit takes an in-depth look at more than a century of horror cinema, from blood-thirsty vampires … Continue reading →

Westercon 70 Was Hot
By John Hertz: Let’s see, if we can, Xanadu on other worlds, Xenogamously. I wasn’t sure I could manage a 5-7-5-syllable acrostic about Westercon LXX. You may think I didn’t. Anyway I meant Coleridge’s wonderful poem (not particularly how he … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/15/17 She Said She’d Always Been A Filer, She Worked At Fifteen Blogs A Day
OUT TO LAUNCH. The Planetary Society is trying to raise $100,000 for its LightSail project. They have raised $22,000+ so far. LightSail: Help Us Get to the Launchpad The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is getting ready to make space … Continue reading →

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #12
Dear America, We Need to Talk… By Chris M. Barkley: Hey America, rough weekend? Yeah, I was watching and listening. Now, we need to talk. About what happened in Charlottesville. And other things. I am an African-American man. I was … Continue reading →

What The Dragon Awards Will Never Be
The Dragon Award nominees came out August 3 and voting continues until September 1 — the deadline having been extended by two days after author withdrawals were permitted (although the award’s own webpage has yet to be updated.) Larry Correia’s … Continue reading →

We Are Not Alone
By John Hertz: The 2017 Worldcon has concluded, and we return to our regular program – or programme, which reminds me: thanks, Jukka! thanks, everyone! When I happened on this passage in Chapter 51, the antepenultimate of Trollope’s Barchester Towers … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/14/17 All These Scrolls Are Yours, Except Europa; Attempt No Pixelings There
LITIGATING CLARKE’S LAW. N.K. Jemisin is interviewed by Joel Cunningham of the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog in “The Logistics of Throwing Mountains: N.K. Jemisin Discusses The Broken Earth Trilogy”. The Broken Earth series seems to straddle a line … Continue reading →

Taking Inventory of Future Worldcon Bids
Who wants a Worldcon? Next year fans will choose the site of the 2020 con, for which New Zealand (Wellington) is currently running unopposed. Beyond that? The list of bids on the Worldcon.org page is copied here, with a few … Continue reading →

Rememory – Official Trailer
Rememory, with Peter Dinklage. See it first on Google Play on August 24. REMEMORY was written by Michael Vukadinovich and Mark Palansky and produced by Daniel Bekerman and Lee Clay. The film explores the unexplained death of Gordon Dunn (Martin … Continue reading →

Krypton Radio: Music for the Geeking World
It Begins with Love I’m Gene Turnbow, the founder and station manager of Krypton Radio – and like the most worthwhile things in science fiction fandom, it began with love. Susan Fox and I were group leaders of a bunch … Continue reading →

Star Trek Continues Interviews
Curated by Carl Slaughter: (1) Star Trek Continues cast interviews (2) Chris Doohan (3) Scott Haberkorn (4) Grant Imahara (5) Michelle Specht play ship’s counselor on Star Trek Continues. Specht is also the wife of the show’s Kirk… Continue reading →

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