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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 7-22-2018

SDCC Code of Conduct Still Deficient
Comic-Con International starts in San Diego on Thursday. Associated Press reporter Lindsay Bahr’s preview article, “1st Comic-Con of the MeToo era grapples with harassment”, picked up by papers like the Miami Herald, outlines the con’s historic harassment issues and turnover

N3F Award Winners for 2018
The National Fantasy Fan Federation announced several awards and honors in the latest issue of the organization’s newsletter Tightbeam. 2018 NEFFY AWARDS The National Fantasy Fan Federation Speculative Fiction Awards, called the Neffy Awards, have been given annually since 2005.

2018 Eisner Awards
Comic-Con International has announced the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2018. Best Short Story ”A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green,” by Nick Sousanis, in Columbia Magazine (Summer 2017), http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/summer-2017/life-comics?page=0,0 Best Single Issue/One-Shot Hellboy:

Speaking of Chesterton
By John Hertz: Walking round the Pasadena Chalk Festival (the 26th annual, goshwow) last month, I happened to see, besides lots of swell visual art, this line from Chesterton: If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful

2018 ESFS Awards
Winners of the 2018 ESFS Awards

2018 Scribe Awards
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced the 2018 Scribe Award winners at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20. The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming,

2018 RITA and Golden Hearts Awards Winners
Romance Writers of America (RWA) announced the winners of the 2018 RITA® Awards and Golden Heart® Awards on July 19 at the RITA Awards Ceremony in Denver. Below are the winners of genre interest. The RITA recognizes excellence in published

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JAMES GUNN CANNED BY DISNEY. The director’s offensive tweets were unearthed and have led to him being fired by Disney according to Yahoo! Entertainment — “Disney Drops James Gunn From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Franchise After Offensive Tweets”. Director

Pixel Scroll 7/19/18 And Then There Were 770
DRAGON AWARDS. July 20 is the deadline to nominate for Dragon Con’s Dragon Awards. If you’re ever going to do it now would be a good time…. If you’re not, no hurry! (2) “JUST WEAR CLOTHES, HONEY.” That’s the

AudioFile’s Summer Book Recommendations
From AudioFile Magazine, a sampler of new and classic sff audiobooks for fans to listen to this summer. Click on the titles for more information, and on the SoundCloud links to hear the narrators at work. Places in the Darkness

DC Universe Pre-Order Offer
By Daniel P. Dern: As a DC fan who also reads Marvel (and other) comics, while I enjoy Marvel’s streaming comic service (not all titles or issues, and nothing less than 6 months old, but still a great value if

Cast, Producer, Director Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Terry Farrell More items after the jump. Kevin Feige “Kevin Feige Teases Why Certain Characters Survived Avengers: Infinity War” at io9 The instant fans walked out of Avengers: Infinity War, we all started speculating. How did

Cats Sleep on SFF: American Gods
Christopher Kovacs’ cat picks out a soothing spot on the bookshelf: Shadow the kitten squeezes into a resting space next to his namesake Shadow in American Gods, The Monarch of the Glen, Black Dog, plus other signed Gaiman works… He’s

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OKORAFOR BRANCHES OUT. The Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, is getting her own comic series. Marvel’s press release says: All hail Wakanda’s technological genius! As revealed exclusively on Bustle, Marvel is thrilled to announce that this fall, award winning author

June Moffatt Remembered at LASFS
By John Hertz: June’s local club was, and mine is, the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. She died on May 31st. She was my longest-time friend in fandom. LASFS (to me and many, pronounced “lahss fahss”; to June’s late husband

2018 Arthur C. Clarke Award
The winner of the 2018 Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced July 18 in London. Dreams Before the Start of Time – Anne Charnock (47North) The winner receives a cheque for £2018.00 and the award, a commemorative engraved bookend. So

Cats Sleep on SFF: Writing Excuse
Once again his cat keeps Chad Saxelid from getting down to business: I was trying to complete an assignment for my Technical Writing class, but Lafayette Jefferson wanted to write a fan letter to Timothy the Talking Cat. Photos of

Pixel Scroll 7/17/18 Behold A Pale Pixel, And Its Scroller’s Name Was Cat
100 BELOVED BOOKS. PBS’ series The Great American Read will air it’s “Fall Kick Off” on September 11. The eight-part series explores the power of reading, told through 100 favorite American novels as determined by a national survey. Promotion

Johan Anglemark’s 2018 TAFF Itinerary
Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund delegate Johan Anglemark will soon leave Sweden on a journey that ultimately will take him to Worldcon 76 in San Jose. TAFF co-administrator John Purcell announced Anglemark’s itinerary in a special news release: Hear ye, hear ye!

Video Essay Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: That video essay contrasting Thanos in the comics with Thanos in the movies veered off into a contrast between Iron Man and Captain America. Iron Man is a rationalist, trying to outmaneuver Thanos; Captain America is a

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GONE WITH THE YUAN. The most expensive film ever made in China bombed and is already out of theaters. The Hollywood Reporter has the story — “China’s First $100M Film Pulled From Cinemas After Disastrous Opening Weekend”. In the

Pixel Scroll 7/15/18 Old Filer’s Scroll Of Practical Pixels
AMERICA’S FAVORITE DOCTOR. Welby? Casey? Kildare? Guess Who….? Thursday on BBC America: Have TARDIS, will time travel: The new special “Doctor Who: The Lost Episode” uses remastered footage and new animation to reconstruct an unfinished 1970s-era tale from the

2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award
The winner of the 2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Fiction and Fantasy was announced at ConGregate on Saturday, July 14. Scourge by Gail Z. Martin (Solaris) The award, given by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation, recognizes

Doctor Who: Series 11 Teaser
Aired today during the World Cup final — the 40-second teaser shows the Doctor’s new companions Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

2017 Shirley Jackson Awards
The winners of the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards were announced at Readercon 29 on July 15. The Shirley Jackson Awards are given for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. They are voted upon

Classics of S-F at Worldcon 76
By John Hertz: The 2018 World Science Fiction Convention is the 76th, to be held 16-20 August at San Jose, California, U.S.A. Its Website is here. Some Worldcons have nicknames, but this one is just called “Worldcon 76”. We’ll

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