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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 6-17-2018

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Empire Strikes Back
Von Dimpleheimer returns to those thrilling days of yesteryear: I can’t answer the call to provide more photos of cats on SFF, but what about cats on SFF fans during the Golden Age of SF–when they were 12? Whiskey passed

Gamer Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Dragon Quest “‘Dragon Quest XI’ is the gateway JRPG new players needed” — Engadget Dragon Quest XI launched in Japan almost a year ago, but it’s only here at E3 this month that a western release

Pixel Scroll 6/16/18 And I Awoke And Found Me Here On The Scrolled Pixelside
DOUG JONES’ NEW GIG. GeekTyrant points to the first installment of an sf video series premiering on Dust’s YouTube channel: “Dust Created a Cool 1930’s Sci-Fi Noir Series AUTOMATION with Doug Jones; Watch the First Episode Now!”. In an

Voting Opens for Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award
Baen Books has released The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Vol. 4, edited by David Afsharirad, and started taking votes for the fourth annual Year’s Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Readers’ Choice Award. The public will pick one

Pixel Scroll 6/15/18 Pitch Pixel With His Pals Scroller And Paddlefile In Another Exciting Adventure, The Case Of The Appertaining Explorer!
VARIATION ON A THEME. James Davis Nicoll launches a new theme with a new panel reading some newish sff in “The City Born Great by N.K. Jemisin”: Welcome to the first post in the Old People Read New SF

Cats Sleep on SFF: Wings Unseen
Chad Saxelid breaks the feline fast — Here is a photo of Lafayette Jefferson, napping beside my friend Rebecca Gomez Farrell’s debut novel, Wings Unseen. Photos of other felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs

Pixel Scroll 6/14/18 When The Scroll Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pixel Pie, That’s A-nnoying
PUTTING SOME ENGLISH ON IT. Should the Hugo Awards add a Best Translated works category? Here are Twitter threads by two advocates. Why don’t WE?#SFinTranslation — Rachel S. Cordasco (@Rcordas) June 13, 2018 (I’m choosing to define ‘we’ as

Look around! Look around! Look around!
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1304) White irises bloom In dozens, in their bushes. We do have seasons. But I must write about death. June Moffatt (1926-2018) left us on May 31st – kindly sparing, we might say, the

2018 Diana Jones Award Shortlist
Five nominees for the 2018 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming have been announced — two games, an academic journal, a competition, and RPG streaming The award is given to the person, product, company, event or any other thing

2018 Australian Fairy Tale Society Award
The Australian Fairy Tale Society presented Kate Forsyth with its Annual Award for Inspiration and Contribution to Australian Fairy Tale Culture on June 10 at the group’s annual conference in Sydney. The award winner receives a one-year AFTS membership, an

Pixel Scroll 6/13/18 But File’s Just A Pixel And Pixels Weren’t Meant To Last
WW 1984. Director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot tweeted today about Wonder Woman 2 — now called Wonder Woman 1984. Jenkins’ tweet shows that Chris Pine is in the movie even though his character, Steve Trevor, was killed at

2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Inductees
Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has announced the 2017 inductees to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame — author J.K. Rowling, comic book writer/publisher Stan Lee, adventure video game series The Legend of Zelda, and television series

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2017 Winner
Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes is the winner of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2017. The scoring matrix is at the link. SPFBO began with a 300-book longlist. There were ten finalists, each the top pick among 30

Pixel Scroll 6/12/18 Your Mother Was A Scrollster And Your Father Smelt Of Pixelberries! I File In Your General Direction!
ON WITH THE SHOW, THIS IS IT. Deadline learns “‘Looney Tunes’ Getting Short-Form Revival At WB Animation”. Warner Bros Animation is creating a new series of short-form cartoons based on the studio’s iconic Looney Tunes Cartoons franchise featuring the

2018 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards
The 2018 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards, honoring the top contributions in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of the author’s life and works, were presented at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, TX on June 8. The Atlantean

Review: Camelot
By Martin Morse Wooster: I’ll guess that Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1960 musical Camelot[1] is a musical you’ve heard about but probably haven’t seen. Yes, there was a movie in 1967 and an HBO version in 1982, but

Pixel Scroll 6/11/18 Today Is The First Pixel Of The Rest Of Your Scroll
KEENE HEALTH UPDATE. Brian Keene’s fan newsletter carries the latest details. Last Tuesday, June 5th, I was clearing flood debris from my ex-wife’s yard. The property is prone to flooding. If you’ve ever read SCRATCH, that novella was inspired

2018 Sunburst Award Longlist
The Sunburst Award Committee has published the 2018 longlist for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the best in

2018 Kurd Laßwitz Preis
The winners of the 2018 Kurd Laßwitz Preis have been posted. The award is given for works written in or translated into the German language and published during the previous year. Created in 1981, it is named after German author

2018 Tony Awards
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards were presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. The winners of genre interest are shown below. The complete list of winners is here. Best Play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and

Pixel Scroll 6/10/18 Ascroll Just Off The Pixels Of Langerhans
LICENSE TO THRILL. Steven H Silver spotted an unusual collectible in traffic the other day — I was unaware that Illinois issued such event specific license plate until I saw this one today (June 6). The text around Superman indicates

2018 UK Games Expo Awards
The winners of the 2018 UK Games Expo Awards were announced June 5. Eligible games generally must have been published in the 12 months before UKGE. The winner in each category was determined by a combined system of a

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