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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 2-4-2018

Cats Sleep on SFF: Borne
Hampus Eckerman says, “Here’s Eddie, sleeping by Borne by Jeff Vandermeer.” Photos of other felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

Jonathan Coulton Musical Revue
By Martin Morse Wooster: Flying V Theatre is a Washington-based company that specializes in productions with sf-related themes. I’ve seen four or five of their productions, and they all have sf elements in them. What I remember is one about

Antonelli’s Apology Accepted By Foz Meadows and Camestros Felapton
Lou Antonelli has tweeted apologies to the victims of his false claims that blogger Camestros Felapton is a pseudonym for Foz Meadows’ husband, Toby. @CamestrosF I’ve spent some time reviewing the leads I had, and when they coincided it occurred

Pixel Scroll 2/3/18 As God Is My Witness, I Thought Pixels Could Scroll!
QUEEN OF PULP. Twitter’s Pulp Librarian today did a retrospective of illustrator Margaret Brundage, “the Queen of Pulp,” with lots of her Weird Tales covers from the 1930s. Jump on the thread here — Today I’m looking at the

John Picacio’s Mexicanx Initiative Approaching 50 Memberships
Late in January, Worldcon 76 Artist Guest of Honor John Picacio announced he would be giving memberships in the con to two #Mexicanx professional sf/f artists or writers and two Mexicanx sf/f fans. I’m doing this because our world needs

Foz Meadows on Other Prospective Apologies
Foz Meadows, who readily accepted Lou Antonelli’s apology for claiming Camestros Felapton is a pseudonym for Foz Meadows’ husband, Toby, said today she has a different policy and expectation for any apologies and retractions that might come from Dave Freer

2018 Hugo Awards Nominations Open
Worldcon 76 is now taking nominations for the 2018 Hugo Awards and 1943 Retro-Hugo Awards. Voting will continue until 11:59PM PST on Friday, March 16. Eligible voters will be receiving emails with PINs for online voting in the coming days.

Amazing Stories Kickstarter Campaign Coming March 1
The Experimenter Publishing Company under Steve Davidson will open a Kickstarter appeal on March 1 to raise seed funding for the revival of Amazing Stories as a print magazine. The first issue is planned for August, to be available at

Cats Sleep on SFF: Making Money
Lis Carey’s Dora takes cover behind Terry Pratchett’s Making Money. Dora says she’s just as good an SJW credential as any cat. Besides, she’s a Chinese Crested, and they are well known to be 1/4 cat (1/4 dog, 1/4 monkey,

Pixel Scroll 2/2/18 Pixel Squared Plus Scroll Squared Equals File770 Squared
THAT LITTLE VOICE. Publishers Weekly’s Antonia Saxon does a “Q & A with Diane Dillon” about her new children’s book. Diane and the late Leo Dillon had a long history as sff cover artists. How hard was it to

Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association Celebrates New Board Members and Its 40th Year
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has voted in F.J. Bergmann as their new Vice-President and Renee Ya as their new secretary. A SFPA press release gives brief bios for each: F.J. Bergmann is no stranger to the

Ballot Posted for 2018 Locus Poll
The online 2018 Locus Poll & Survey ballot is available here. Votes will be accepted from subscribers and non-subscribers alike. The voting deadline is April 15, 2018.

MT Void Publishes 2000th Issue
By Bill Higgins: 1978 was a good year for me and, apparently, a good year for starting fanzines. Congratulations on celebrating File 770‘s fortieth anniversary! And last Friday I noticed that Issue Number 1998 of MT Void had slipped into

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Game, and Anathem
Tanya Brown sends a pair: “I give you Ozymandias (he is Mighty) on Laurie R. King’s The Game….” “…And for contrast Shiva very wide awake next to Neal Stephenson’s Anathem, which weighed more than she did.” Photos of other felines

Pixel Scroll 2/1/18 Five Little Pixel Scrolls, Argued On The Floor, One Used A Fallacy, And Well, There Were Still Five
HORROR POETRY. At the Horror Writers Association blog: “The Word’s the Thing: An Interview with Michael Arnzen” Q: How important is language in poetry? I realize the question is a bit open ended and hints of a “duh” question.

2017 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll Finalists
Following a 24-hour “flash nomination” period, the 5 finalists for best Clarkesworld short story and cover art of 2017 are in listed in Neil Clarke’s February editorial. Clarke had this to say bout the first phase: The announcement was sent

2017 Locus Recommended Reading List Is Out
The 2017 Locus Recommended Reading List from the magazine’s February issue has been posted by Locus Online. The list is a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, and other professionals — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; reviewers Liz Bourke,

Oldest Niece’s Live Commentary on Raiders of the Lost Ark
Aunt Carol’s Oldest Niece is my daughter. When they get together to watch a movie, Aunt Carol captures her Oldest Niece’s wisecracks in a Facebook post. I am privileged to present their latest opus. (A little like Mystery Theater 2018…)

Top 10 Posts For January 2018
File 770’s 40th Anniversary was celebrated last month in a very appropriate way – between widely-read news posts. How the 2018 Worldcon handled Jon Del Arroz’ harassment history, and SFWA dealt with his membership application, attracted many readers and was

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Mermaid’s Madness
Rob_matic offers another cat in SFFnal recline: “Here’s my cat Asimov napping on me and The Mermaid’s Madness by Jim C. Hines.” Photos of other felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

Pixel Scroll 1/31/18 There’s Thirteen Hundred And Fifty-Two Pixel Scrollers In Fileville
PLAYING IT STRAIGHT? Rowling’s retrospective characterization of Dumbledore will not be in evidence in the next Fantastic Beasts movie — “‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Will Avoid Dumbledore’s Gay Sexuality, Director David Yates Confirms”. Any “Fantastic Beasts” fans hoping the “Harry

Cats Sleep on SFF: Amazing Stories
Steve Davidson writes, “Please find a photo of my cat sleeping on science fiction. Note: This transmission originated in an alternate universe.” That cat is definitely amazing! Photos of other felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer

Pixel Scroll 1/30/18 The Man Who Mooned The Scroll
ANTIQUARIANS ARISE. Posters for three upcoming book fairs across the U.S. (2) A WRITER’S LIFE. Kameron Hurley opens her books in “Writing Income: What I Made in 2017”. A couple of observations: Patreon Saves the Day (But Don’t Count

Participate Today in Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll Nominations
A “24-hour flash nomination phase” happening today kicks off the Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll. We’re bringing back our Clarkesworld reader’s poll and letting you pick your favorite 2017 Clarkesworld story and art, but we’re going to do things a little differently

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp – Official Trailer
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp — in theaters July 6. Real heroes. Not actual size. Watch the brand-new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Dispossessed
Jack and Elle shared a picture of an undeniably wide-awake Miranda cozying up to a copy of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed. Photos of other felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

David Dean Oberhelman (1966-2018)
David Dean Oberhelman died January 25 after a sudden illness. For many years, he was the Mythopoeic Society’s administrator for the Mythopoeic Fantasy and Mythopoeic Scholarship awards Read the family obituary here. David was a W.P. Wood Professor of Library

Pixel Scroll 1/29/18 The Man Who Scrolled The Moon
PAIN FOR PLEASURE. The sheer, greedy click-seeking that fuels this kerfuffle is being paid for by the pain of the targeted family, as Foz Meadows makes clear in “A Personal Note”. And it is an insult, regardless of Freer’s

Retro-Hugo Voters Can See Original 1942/1943 Fan Category Material
By Joe Siclari: As a major site for preserving and providing free access to our science fiction fan history, FANAC.org is supporting the Retro-Hugo Fan Awards Programs of Worldcon 76 in San Jose and Dublin 2019. We are putting online …

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