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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 2-25-2018

Laura Resnick: Genres Unlimited
By Carl Slaughter: Laura Resnick broke into writing through the romance genre, switched to sci-fi short fiction, did an urban fantasy trilogy, and then a series of comedy-horror-detective novels. The first 7 in the series were recently produced as high

Marvel and More: A Superhero Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: BLACK PANTHER Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – Warriors of Wakanda Black Panther / Fantastic Four animated episode How the Black Panther’s suit works “Here’s why Chadwick Boseman insisted Black Panther speak with an African accent in

2018 Phoenix and Rebel Awards
Winners of three traditional DeepSouthCon awards were announced in Bowling Green, KY on February 24 during Concave 39, host of DSC 56. The Phoenix Award is given to the professional (writer, editor or artist) who has done the most for

Pixel Scroll 2/24/18 I Am Just A Pixel, Though My Story’s Seldom Scrolled
HIGH CONCEPT. This quartet of movie posters for Solo features Han Solo, Qi’ra, Lando, and Chewie. (2) WAIT A MINUTE. Mark Hamill is going to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You mean he didn’t already

Compton Crook Award Nominees 2018
The 2018 Compton Crook / Stephen Tall Award nominees have been announced. The award is given by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for the best science fiction or fantasy novel published during the previous year by an author new to

2017 SFF Short Fiction Venue Eligibility Posts
By JJ: In the run-up to the Hugo Nomination deadline on March 16, for handy reference, here is a list of links to the eligible 2017 works published by short fiction venues. Online and Print Magazines Analog Science Fiction Asimov’s

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Hammer Vault
“Chad Saxelid here,” begins the message, “sending a photo of my cat Sam Hain snoozing next to my copy of Marcus Hearn’s The Hammer Vault. You might see a bit of Lafayette Jefferson, but I’m not sure.” Photos of your

Pixel Scroll 2/23/18 In The Unlikely Event Of A Pixel Landing, Scrolls May Be Used For Flotation Devices
EL-MOHTAR LAUNCHES. This week Amal El-Mohtar took up her duties as sff reviewer for the New York Times “Otherworldly” column: “The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy”. …Del and Sofia Samatar are siblings, and MONSTER PORTRAITS (Rose Metal, paper,

2018 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists
The top five choices for Asimov’s 32nd Annual Readers’ Awards Poll are online. There are links that will allow you to read all the finalists. BEST NOVEL / NOVELLA How Sere Picked Up Her Laundry – Alexander Jablokov (July/August 2017)

Cramer Asks Readercon to Investigate Age Discrimination Charge
Kathryn Cramer announced on Facebook that she has asked the Readercon board to investigate whether its program organizers engaged in age discrimination while culling their program participants list and violated the convention’s own Code of Conduct. Several older white male

Super- and Not-So-Superheroes: A Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: SUPERMAN 10 Stupid Arguments About Superman That Don’t Make Sense ANTMAN Antman Easter eggs MARVEL Infinity Stones 10 Most Hated Retcon Changes In Marvel Comics TERMINATOR Was Terminator Genisys Really That Bad? ScreenRant covers “Terminator 6

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Son of Tarzan
Lela E. Buis titles her photo, “Spot sleeps on Burroughs (plus Frazetta),” a term of art because she concedes Spot wasn’t really sleepy at the time. Hey, at least Spot is a cat! Photos of your felines resting on genre

Pixel Scroll 2/22/18 Scroll Up For The Pixelly Tour!
IT COULD BE A REAL PLACE. Nadia Maddy hopes people will look beyond their headspace for the answer to “Where Is Your Wakanda?” Where is your Wakanda? Wakanda is real but have you found it? Is it really in

Jo Walton and Todd McCaffrey Headline Life, The Universe, & Everything 2018
By Dave Doering: One author commented: “LTUE is one of the best ‘secret’ cons for writers out there, if not the best.” This quirky, professional development event scored a record attendance, topping 1500 this year, with over 220 hours of

Selections Announced for Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume 10
Ellen Datlow revealed on Facebook the Table of Contents for The Best Horror of the Year Volume Ten. Night Shade Books will release the collection on June 5, 2018. Table of Contents Introduction Better You Believe by Carole Johnstone Liquid

Cats Sleep on SFF: Spectrum 24
Bruce D. Arthurs introduces, “Our big newest rescue cat, Baldur, with an appropriately big book.” Photos of your felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

2018 Rondo Awards Nominees
Online voting has begun for the 16th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. You’re invited to vote for your favorites in any or all 29 categories. Click the link for instructions and the complete ballot. The deadline to participate is

U.S. Black History Month
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1289) Lena Horne (1917-2010) was in the Cotton Club chorus line at sixteen; she replaced Dinah Shore (1916-1994) as the featured vocalist on NBC Radio’s Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street — which

Pixel Scroll 2/21/18 I Picked The Wrong Week To Quit Scrollin’ Pixels
THE SOURCE. Paste Magazine tells readers “If You Love Black Panther, You Have to Read Nnedi Okorafor’s Books”. …Okorafor, who’s about to wrap up a run on Marvel’s Black Panther: Long Live the King comic series, boasts an enthralling

2018 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire First Round Nominations
The nominations for the 2018 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire have been announced. This is in effect a longlist, and in a few weeks the jurors will issue their shorter second round of nominees. The awards will be presented on May 20 at

How to Get Cheap Steampunk Cosplay Goggles
By Joanna Davies: If you are crazy about steampunk, then it is already clear that a good amount of your budget will be sinking in getting good steampunk cosplay goggles to go with your costumes. But, you don’t always have

Pixel Scroll 2/20/18 Not All Pixels Scroll Up In Value. Some May Scroll Down
NEW DOCTOR WHO LOGO. Merchandise with the Thirteenth Doctor’s new logo is on sale starting today. New Doctor, new season, new logo. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/vKMCt19kZ7 — BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) February 20, 2018 (2) MEDICAL MARVEL. Pat Cadigan reports some good

Where To Find The 2017 Nebula Finalists For Free Online
By JJ: The Nebula Finalists have just been announced, and if you’d like to check them out to see whether you think they’d be good contenders for your Hugo ballot, you can use this handy guide to find material which

Roundup of Reactions to Star Trek: Discovery’s First Season
By Standback: Twelve years after the last Enterprise episode; eight years since JJ Abrams rebooted Trek with a new movie series, Star Trek: Discovery has been greeted with gargantuan portions of excitement, suspicion, and discussion. Now that Discovery’s first season

2017 Nebula Awards Nominees
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced the nominees for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy

And Chinese New Year Too
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1288) So, jacarandas, Empurpling above, below, Your season begins. It’s LASFS (L.A. S-F Society) custom to raise a little money by auctioning the privilege of naming the previous meeting’s minutes. For the minutes noting

Cats Sleep on SFF: Use of Weapons
Ryan presents — Beast Boy taking a nap on Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks. Photos of your felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

Horror Show Telethon Will Benefit Charity
By Dann Todd: Brian Keene intends to double last year’s success. In January 2017, The Horror Show with Brian Keene podcast held a 24 hour telethon to raise money for the Scares That Care. Scares That Care is a 501C(3)

Pixel Scroll 2/19/18 The White Zone Is For Scrolling And Filing Only. There Are No Ticky-Boxes In The White Zone
MORE MEXICANX. John Picacio announced more picks to receive Worldcon 76 memberships from the Mexicanx Initiative. Proudly announcing #TheMexicanxInitiative’s next wave of Sponsored Membership Recipients to @worldcon2018! cc: @lizzhuerta @albertochimal @raxxie_ @adamgallardo @BabsWebbArt @pepe_rojo @GarciaCaton @canibaldelaire cc: @MaryRobinette @scalzi

Jon Del Arroz Threatens to Sue Worldcon 76
Jon Del Arroz, who last month was banned from attending this year’s Worldcon in San Jose, has created a GoFundMe titled “Make WorldCon Great Again” which explains: … In January 2018, WorldCon, the premier science fiction writers convention, openly discriminated against

Have scarf will travel. Part three.
Cap-bosk run in six parsecs By James Bacon. I’m a bit rough around the edges. Coffee is trying to sharpen my state of mind and indeed it tastes good but I’m tired, that good tired where I cannot stop, the

2018 Splatterpunk Awards Finalists
Nominees for this year’s Splatterpunk Awards were announced on The Horror Show with Brian Keene podcast, The awards ceremony will take place at KillerCon in Austin, TX, August 24-26. The nominees were selected by the jurors

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