Rosarium Publishing Set to Adapt Tobias Buckell’s Arctic Rising
Tobias S. Buckell’s near-future thriller Arctic Rising will soon be adapted as a comic book by Rosarium Publishing. Set in a future possibly mirroring our own where the polar ice caps have all but melted, Arctic Rising centers around a … Continue reading →Be a Solar System Ambassador for NASA
The NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Solar System Ambassadors Program (SSA) is inviting applicants to become an ambassador to the public for calendar year 2016. The Solar System Ambassadors Program is a public engagement effort accomplished by space enthusiast volunteers across … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/26 10 Things I Slate About You
(1) Pablo Vazquez has identified himself as another San Juan in 2017 NASFiC bid committee member — he is one of the bid chairs — so you can add his name to the list. The formal launch is at ContraFlow/DSC in New … Continue reading →

Pomona Book Festival on October 3
The POMONA READS! Book Festival takes place October 3 from 11a.m to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Pomona Public Library and community partners, the one-day celebration of reading takes place on the Civic Center Plaza in Pomona, CA with activities … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/25 Slate Outta Dogpound
(1) Here are three science fiction and fantasy birthdays to celebrate on September 25. Born 1951: Mark Hamill Born 1930: Shel Silverstein Born 1952: Christopher Reeve (2) Plans are afoot to launch a San Juan in 2017 NASFiC bid at … Continue reading →

Sausagefest 6 at Archon
In the science fiction field, sausagefest is a term prone to be found in comments on reviews about all-male anthologies, or conversely, in approving remarks about projects like Women Destroy SF. That a Sausagefest might be a literal thing, much less of … Continue reading →

2015 Cóyotl Award Winners
The Furry Writers’ Guild announced the winners of the 2014 Cóyotl Awards Recognizing Excellence in Anthropomorphic Literature on September 24 at Rainfurrest in Seattle. Best Novel Off the Beaten Path by Rukis Best Novella Huntress by Renee Carter Hall Best … Continue reading →

SFWA’s New Recruitment Anthem
Emperor Stardust and the Eunuchs of the Forbidden City bring you “Radio SFWA.” Henry Lien says, “I wrote this recruitment anthem for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, to be performed at the Nebula Awards Ceremony in May … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/24 Do Not Feed The Scrolls!
(1) San Diego Rocket Race 2015 happens October 17. Entry fee is $40 per team (of two to four). The theme is — The Rocket Race is an urban adventure competition where teams of up to four will be using … Continue reading →

Another Clip From The Martian
See this movie I must! With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team … Continue reading →

The Man From Land’s End
By James H. Burns: TCM ran a Kerwin Matthews film festival yesterday, which reminds me of a story… Matthews, of course, was the star of two Ray Harryhausen fantasy movies,The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Gulliver’s Travels, as well as … Continue reading →

“Making of” Doctor Who Abbey Road Photo
The Doctor Who YouTube channel has posted a video showing the setup for the Abbey Road photo shoot, where Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and a pair of Daleks were shown sauntering through the iconic crosswalk. … Continue reading →

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live Moves to San Francisco
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, the artist-focused convention that has been held for the last four years in Kansas City, will be moving to San Francisco in 2016 Spectrum Director John Fleskes announced yesterday. In partnership with the Academy of Art … Continue reading →

When A Seagull Says Hello
Frequent File 770 contributor James H. Burns recently marked one more summer, in “When a Seagull Says Hello” for the LI Herald, which includes at least one science fictional encounter, as well a nearly enchanted meeting with two swans… When … Continue reading →

2015 Dwarf Stars Winner
The annual Dwarf Stars award, voted on by members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, recognizes the best speculative poem of 1–10 lines published in the previous year. The award is designed to honor excellent scifaiku, tanka, cinquains, and other types … Continue reading →

2015 Elgin Award Winners
The Science Fiction Poetry Association has announced the winners of the 2015 Elgin Award. Named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, the awards are presented in two categories, Chapbook and Book. To be considered, chapbooks must contain 10-39 pages of … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/23 Pixel Exigente!
(1) Today in History — 1846 – Eighth planet discovered — “German astronomer Johann Gottfriend Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory”. Neptune, generally the eighth planet from the sun, was postulated by the French astronomer Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le … Continue reading →

John Joseph Adams Lists Notable Stories
Among the 2,600 stories that series editor John Joseph Adams screened for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015, he chose 80 as notable — see the list, now posted on the series’ website. Editor Joe Hill selected 20 for publication (ten … Continue reading →

100 Year Starship Announces Canopus Award Finalists
100 Year Starship has announced the finalists in the inaugural Canpus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing. The Canopus Award is an annual writing prize that recognizes “the finest fiction and non-fiction works that contribute to the excitement, knowledge, and understanding of … Continue reading →

Hugo Best Novella Longlist Discussion Thread
By JJ: We’ve spent a lot of time over the last several months reading and discussing the Hugo Best Novella finalists. This thread has been created to give us the opportunity to discuss the rest of the entries on the … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/22 Several species of small, furry animals gathered together in a cave and scrolling with a pict
(1) Sasquan GoH and ISS astronaut Kjell Lindgren knows what day it is — Happy #HobbitDay! To celebrate, I’m having second breakfast! — Kjell Lindgren (@astro_kjell) September 22, 2015 It’s Bilbo’s and Frodo’s birthday! (2) But that’s not today’s … Continue reading →

Salt Lake Comic Con Tries To Make Its Mark
Salt Lake Comic Con opens September 24. Held for the first time in 2013, the rapidly growing event drew 120,000 in 2014 and this year will fill the entire Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Comic Con is … Continue reading →

Larry Smith Fundraiser Closing in on New Goal
Once Larry Smith got home from the hospital after totalling his van on the way back from Dragon Con, he and Sally Kobee took stock of what they’d need to get their convention bookselling business going again. Marcia Kelly Illingworth … Continue reading →

New Journal from Museum of Science Fiction
The Museum of Science Fiction of Washington, DC has called for submissions to its new triannual Journal of Science Fiction. The first issue will appear in January 2016. The Journal “will serve as a forum for scientists and academics from … Continue reading →

Planetary Society Plans 35th Anniversary Celebration
Bill Nye the Science Guy, CEO of The Planetary Society, invites people to mark the Society’s 35th anniversary on October 24. The “More to Explore: A Space Celebration with Bill Nye” event at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium will run 7:30-9:00 p.m. … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/21 For the Scroll is Hollow and I have touched the Pixel
(1) Today’s birthday boys: Born 1866: H.G. Wells Born 1912: Chuck Jones Born 1947: Stephen King Born 1950: Bill Murray And as a bonus, also on This Day in History: 1937: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit published (2) Grotesque parody news … Continue reading →

Jack Larson (1928-2015)
Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olsen in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman, died September 20 in Los Angeles. Larson was raised in Pasadena and attended Pasadena Junior College, just like future Superman actor George Reeves. He was also … Continue reading →

Game of Thrones Wins “The Big One”
HBO’s Game of Thrones destroyed the Emmy record book tonight, winning a total of 12 Emmys (including eight won at the previously held Creative Arts Emmys). Game of Thrones broke The West Wing’s single-year record of nine wins set in 2000. Major … Continue reading →

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