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NEWS FROM FANDOM: 10/25/15

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Pixel Scroll 10/24 The Pixels that Fall on You from Nowhere
(1) Quirk Books has compiled an array of “Bookish Tights and Leggings” now on the market. For example: ColineDesign Printed Tights Jane Austen quotes. Emily Dickinson poems. ColineDesign on Etsy also allows you to personalize your tights with any text … Continue reading →

2015 Pegasus Awards
The winners of the 2015 Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filk were announced at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival on October 24. Best Time-Related Song “Precious Moments,” Phil Allcock Best Adapted Song “Grabthar’s Silver Hammer,” Steve Macdonald Best Writer/Composer Cat … Continue reading →

San Jose Worldcon Bid Names Prospective Chair
If the San Jose in 2018 Worldcon bid wins, Kevin Roche will chair the con. The bid’s press release says: Kevin Roche is “a fan for all seasons,” with extensive experience in convention running and many other aspects of SF/F … Continue reading →

100 Year Starship Will Announce First Canopus Award Winners at “Science Fiction Stories Night”
Award-winning authors and social and physical science experts will gather at “Science Fiction Stories Night” and honor winners of the first annual Canopus Awards for Interstellar Writing on October 30 during 100 Year Starship’s® (100YSS®) fourth annual public symposium in … Continue reading →

New WisCon Chair Announced
Aileen Wall is taking over the reins as WisCon 40 chair, relieving interim chair Jackie Lee. SF3 and the WisCon Concom announced the appointment on October 23: Aileen has been on the Concom since early 2014. At WisCon 38 and … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/23 Gilligan’s File
(1) A sweet new image for science fiction loving dogs! Cool Corgi Dresses Up As All 13 Doctors From ‘Doctor Who’ — (2) What brand of cigarettes did Godzilla smoke? I never wondered before. See behind-the-scenes photos from the Japanese … Continue reading →
TAFF Switches 2016 Race, Now East To West
Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund administrators Nina Horvath, Curt Phillips and Jim Mowatt, after considering the advantages, have decided to switch direction, running another East/West race for 2016. This means TAFF is currently looking for nominees from Europe to be the TAFF delegate to North … Continue reading →

The Binks Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks pretty promising, doesn’t it? But what if it sucks! Brad Reed points to the video from YouTuber murdockmotion that plays on those fears by inserting Jar Jar Binks into nearly every frame of the Force Awakens trailer. … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/22 No Certain Elk
(1) Nick Skywalker’s touch of genius — Ray and Han conversation. #StarWars #TheForceAwakens #HanSolo pic.twitter.com/7Y3YoeN3Qx — Nick Skywalker (@NickSkywalk) October 21, 2015 (2) Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is teasing plans for a sequel. Cinema Blend says here’s what to expect: … Continue reading →

Back to Another Future
By James H. Burns: With all this talk of Christopher Lloyd and Back To The Future, I’m reminded of a story. And besides, today is the supremely talented actor’s seventy-seventh birthday. Eight years ago, I met Lloyd, but it was … Continue reading →

Real Fantasy Baseball
By James H. Burns: There is no sport, I think, that lends itself better, to the better nature of fantasy, than baseball. I’ll leave it to others here to possibly recount some of those tales. But it occurred to me, … Continue reading →

The Bradbury Scene
(1) Mystery Scene #141 has an article about Ray Bradbury – available only to subscribers. According to the Table of Contents — Death is a Lonely Business: The Mysteries of Ray Bradbury Surprisingly, the celebrated author of The Martian Chronicles … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/21 One Ink Cartel
(1) The Onion reports a major addition to the movie ratings scheme. WASHINGTON—In an effort to provide moviegoers with the information they need to determine which films are appropriate for them to see, the Motion Picture Association of America announced … Continue reading →

Craig Miller’s Middle Eastern Project
Majid Kids TV is a new channel from the United Arab Emirates, and Craig Miller has developed two animated series for them, supervising the writing, and he wrote a half-hour special they used to announce the channel. A sample video … Continue reading →

Back To Just About Now
It’s time! Today, Marty McFly’s arrival in the future, our present, by hoisting a stein of “Doc Brown Ale” at Iron Hill Media in Newark, Delaware. Head Brewer Andrew Johnston will introduce Doc Brown Ale, a medium-bodied ale, deep brown in color with smooth … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/20 Hugo, we have a problem
(1) David Brin urges everyone to make a fashion statement for Back To the Future Day: Okay so October 21 is “Back to the Future” Day,” when movie houses all over will be holding special showings of BTTF-II, to commemorate … Continue reading →

Science of the Magical at Clarke Center
If you have ever been curious about elixirs of eternal life, fabled gateways to the underworld, the spells of witches that turn men into beasts or the oracles of ancient Greece, Matt Kaplan is your perfect armchair guide. The Arthur … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/19 Asterix and the Missing Scroll
(1) The stars came out for White House Astronomy Night. Watch live as the @WhiteHouse hosts #AstronomyNight at 7pm ET. Here’s what to expect: https://t.co/3B56ANr3oe pic.twitter.com/MCnBJRjbNi — NASA (@NASA) October 19, 2015 Why are moon rocks tastier than earth rocks? … Continue reading →

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due in theaters December 18. … Continue reading →

Gollancz Will Take Direct Submissions in January
British publisher Gollancz will temporarily accept direct submissions from January 4-22, 2016. Writers! Following on from the success of the Gollancz Festival 2015, which included the Festival of New Writers, we are excited to announce that we will temporarily be opening … Continue reading →

Liu Cixin Wins A Chinese Nebula Award
2015 #hugoawards winner Liu Cixin awarded best achievement prize at Xingyun Award for Chinese Sci-Fi Fiction pic.twitter.com/puDztOYYjc — CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) October 19, 2015 Liu Cixin, author of the “Three-Body” trilogy, won the “Best Achievement Award” during the 2015 Xingyun (“Nebula”) … Continue reading →

Liviu Radu (1948-2015)
Romanian SF writer and translator Liviu Radu died October 17 reports Europa SF. His first published story, “The Unseen Face of Planet Mars,” appeared in 1993. He developed into a prolific author – see his credits in the Europa SF … Continue reading →

2015 Geekie Awards
The 2015 Geekie Awards winners were announced October 15 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. ART Jaroslav / AurumLight COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Kill Me FASHION Zolnar TOYS & CRAFT Susie Lee / GinnyPenny VIDEO GAMES Invisible, Inc TABLETOP GAMES … Continue reading →
Pixel Scroll 10/18 Psycho Filer
(1) 2015 Canadian Unity Fan Fund winner Paul Carreau is a council member of the Federation of Beer. Their latest officially-licensed Star Trek brew is Vulcan Ale. Federation of Beer announces that Shmaltz Brewing Company of Clifton Park, NY is … Continue reading →

2015 CUFF Winner
This year’s Canadian Unity Fan Fund delegate is Paul Carreau, from Calgary, Alberta. CUFF administrator Debra Yeung said Carreau was the lone entry that satisfied all the eligibility requirements. His nominators from the West were John Gannon, Jaymz Smith, and Elizabeth … Continue reading →

Potential Video Game Hugo Nominees
Last month’s conversation about a videogame category for the Hugos is still on Andrew Plotkin’s mind — There was a bunch of good discussion there, mostly skeptical of the idea. Which is fine, but I was bugged by one commonly-raised … Continue reading →

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