AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 12-31-17

TAFF News 3 Features Candidate Confessions
Need help deciding who to vote for in the 2018 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund race? The third issue of TAFF News [PDF file] is available on the TAFF Website with the candidates’ answers to a questionnaire. Find out what Johan Anglemark,

Pixel Scroll 12/30/17 Happy Scrollidays To All Who Pixelate
NEW BLACK SFF INITIATIVE. The Chicago Tribune reports — “Chicago collective puts black characters in fantasy, horror and sci-fi films”. When Chris Adams was a teen growing up in the Far South Side’s Roseland area, he would often imagine

2018 Queen’s New Year Honours List
James Hugh Calum Laurie has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Drama in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. A performer perhaps best known for House, M.D., Laurie’s genre credits include the

Pixel Scroll 12/29/17 A One-Note Scroll With More Than One Note
EATING THE FANTASTIC. Scott Edelman invites all to share cannoli with Charles Sheffield and Arlan Andrews, Sr — in 1994. Back in 1991, when I laid out for the publishers of Science Fiction Age the vision I had for

Pixel Scroll 12/27/17 A Very Modest Scroll
SFWA IN TIMES TO COME. Cat Rambo’s yearly recap of all her activities includes a look ahead for SFWA — SFWA’s excellent Executive Director Kate Baker said a few years back, “I want to make the Nebula weekend -the-

Dominic Frontiere (1931-2017)
Emmy-winning composer Dominic Frontiere died December 21. He was 86. He wrote scores for dozens of TV shows and movies, including The Outer Limits, The Flying Nun, and The Immortal.

GUFF Seeks European Candidates for 2018 Trip Down Under
GUFF administrators are calling for nominations for the Southbound Race 2018 to send a European fan to Continuum in Melbourne, Australia over the June 8-11, 2018 weekend. GUFF is the Get Up and Over (or Going Under) Fan Fund which

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller News Torrent
In November Sharon Lee and Steve Miller released two chapbooks of previously published stories — Cultivar and Heirs to Trouble. These echapbooks with limited paper editions from Amazon, are part of the Adventures in the Liaden® Universe chapbook series. Their

Pixel Scroll 12/25/17 When All Of A Sudden There Arose Such a Pixel
STAR EXPLAINER. The New York Times profiles sf fan favorite Brother Guy Consolmagno in “Searching for the (Star) Light at the Vatican Observatory”. Some 2,000 years ago, a celestial phenomenon is believed to have lit up the sky. Guiding

Dozois Releases ToC for 35th Annual Year’s Best SF
Gardner Dozois has named the 38 stories that will appear in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection, due out in July of 2018: THE MOON IS NOT A BATTLEFIELD, Indrapramit Das MY ENGLISH NAME, R.S.

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