Goodreads Deletes Vox Day, Rabid Puppies
Vox Day reports on Vox Popoli that Goodreads deleted his account and also the Rabid Puppies Group just 36 hours after he set them up. He received this message from Goodreads: Hello Vox, Your account was recently brought to our … Continue reading ?
2016 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest
The 2016 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest is open to stories about the near future of manned space exploration up to 8,000 words long. The contest opened for submissions October 1, 2015 (according to its webpage) and will take … Continue reading ?
Suppose They Gave A Culture War And Nobody Came
Immediately after Jim Baen died in 2006, his friends’ wide-ranging discussions about their great respect and affection for him as a person, and regard for his accomplishments as an editor, woke Francis Turner to the realization fandom would have only … Continue reading ?
Pixel Scroll 1/9/16 To Flail Beyond the Sunset
(1) USE THE FARCE. Entertainment.ie says this Twitter spat between Emo Kylo Ren and Very Lonely Luke is what the internet was made for. Here are the first two tweets in the exchange — @VeryLonelyLuke ugh i’m taking a page from … Continue reading ?
Second Round of BSFA Awards Nominations Begins
British Science Fiction Association members have until January 31 to help choose the BSFA Awards shortlist for works published in 2015. In the first round of voting members nominated a longlist of 56 novels, 41 short stories, 25 items of nonfiction, and 30 … Continue reading ?
2016 LA Vintage Paperback Show
The Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show takes place this year on April 3 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be over 80 dealer tables and 55 authors who will … Continue reading ?
Pixel Scroll 1/8/16 Live Long and Phosphor
(1) THEATER OF BOOM. Not just the popcorn, but the whole theater — “One Plus Partnership’s cinema interior resembles the aftermath of an explosion”. One Plus Partnership‘s Exploded cinema in Wuhan, China, won the Civic, Culture and Transport category at Inside … Continue reading ?
MACII Accepting 2017 NASFiC, 2018 Worldcon Bids
MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon, is now accepting bid submissions for the site of the 2018 Worldcon and the 2017 NASFiC. Bids must file the required documentation by February 7, 2016 to get on the mail ballot. Otherwise they will have to … Continue reading ?
BAFTA Award Nominations
Five science fiction films are among the 10 receiving the most nominations for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards. The winners will be announced February 14. Animated Film nominees are Inside Out, Minions and Shaun the Sheep Movie. Inside Out’s … Continue reading ?
Pixel Scroll 1/7/Year of the Goat *** (I’ll Never Be Your) Star Beast of Burden
(1) DECORATOR COLOR. A petition at Change.org to designate element 117 as “Octarine” — a name taken from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books has received over 5,500 signatures at this writing. (Via Steven H Silver and Ansible Links.) This petition is … Continue reading ?
Local Residents Fight To Save Ackermansion II
Residents of the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, where Forry Ackerman lived from 2002 until his death in 2008, are trying to derail plans to demolish his final home by having it declared a cultural landmark. After selling the original … Continue reading ?
Ryan Kopf Sues Blogger Trae Dorn
Conrunner Ryan Kopf charged Nerd & Tie newsblogger Trae Dorn with defamation in a lawsuit filed December 14 in Iowa. Kopf is the organizer of several Midwestern conventions – Anime-ZAP!, QC Anime-Zing!, AniMinnapolis, Anime Midwest, Meta Con and Con Alt … Continue reading ?
This Is Horror Awards 2015 Voting Opens
This Is Horror, the UK website, is taking votes for its annual awards through 12:01 a.m. GMT on Monday, January 25. Here is the shortlist. Novel of the Year A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Brother by Ania … Continue reading ?
Free Volume of Stories Eligible for the 1941 Retro-Hugos
Editor von Dimpleheimer explains his latest volume: All of the short stories from Short Fiction Eligible for the 1941 Retro-Hugos Vols 1-7 are included here, along with five new stories. At the end of the book, I listed all the … Continue reading ?
Pixel Scroll 1/6/MMXVI The Recall of Cthulhu
(1) WOMEN WITHOUT NOMINATIONS. A fully-illustrated protest, “The International Festival of Comics (Angoulême): Women Banned from Comics”, can be viewed at More Words, Deeper Hole. With the announcement today of the list of nominations for the Grand Prix d’Angoulême 2015 … Continue reading ?
2016 Robert A. Heinlein Award Goes To Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson has won the 2016 Robert A. Heinlein Award. Sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, the award is given to an author of outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration … Continue reading ?
NYRSF Readings Welcome Winter with Taylor and Headley
Parental advisory: This report is brought to you by the letter “F.” By Mark L. Blackman: On the frigid winter evening of Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (an exceptionally mild December had spoiled us), the New York Review of Science Fiction … Continue reading ?
Pixel Scroll 1/5/16 A Fine and Pixeled Place
Note: I’m going to start putting the year in the header, too. (1) SNODGRASS ON AXANAR. Melinda Snodgrass commented about the suit against Axanar on Facebook. So far a cease and desist order has only been issued and a lawsuit … Continue reading ?
MAC II Hotel Booking To Open in January
MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon to be held in Kansas City, anticipates convention hotel booking will open “around January 25”. The committee expects to announce the exact date within the next few days. The con hotels are the Kansas City … Continue reading ?
Apex Magazine #80 Reader Appreciation Issue
Apex Magazine #80, the special reader appreciation issue of this science fiction, fantasy, and horror webzine, delivers more content than any previous issue. Contributors to Apex Magazine’s November subscription drive unlocked every level are rewarded here with two new stories … Continue reading ?
2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Taking Entries
The 2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest opened for submissions on January 1. All entries must be received by midnight April 1. Each entry is limited to a short story of no more than 8,000 words, and there is one entry … Continue reading ?
Pixel Scroll 1/4 Reach For The Pixels: Even If You Miss, You’ll Be Among Scrolls
(1) CONSUMER COMPLAINT. io9’s Germain Lussier reveals, “Rey Is Missing From New Star Wars Monopoly, And This Is Becoming a Real Problem”. The problems of female characters being under-represented in geek merchandise is real. But when it’s a secondary character … Continue reading ?
Pixel Scroll 1/3 The Man from P.I.X.E.L.
(1) BRAITHWAITE RESTORES CLASSIC ARTWORK. Gracing the cover of Warp #93, the Montreal Science Fiction and Fantasy Association clubzine, is this superlative painting — The Doctor and his Companion, by Claude Monet (oil on canvas, 1875), a painting dating from … Continue reading ?
2016 Prix Aurora Awards Nominations Being Accepted
The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association has opened nominations for the Prix Aurora Awards. CSSFA has also made available eligibility lists for works published in 2015 for fans to consult. Only members of CSFFA can nominate. Nominations will close … Continue reading ?
Taylor and Headley Guest at NYRSF Readings 1/5
The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings 25th Anniversary Season launches into 2016 with Terence Taylor and Maria Dahvana Headley sharing their work on January 5. The location is The Commons Café at 388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Doors … Continue reading ?