Morris Keesan Hospitalized
By Daniel Dern: (Forwarded at the request of Morris’s wife Lori Meltzer. I’m omitting her email address, since I didn’t check whether it was OK to include it… if you want to contact her and you don’t already know her address, reply off-list … Continue reading →

Murray and Carol Tinkelman Pass Away
Acclaimed artist Murray Tinkelman (1933-2016) died January 30. He was 82. He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, who died January 16. Arnie Fenner notes, “Fans might remember him best for his covers for Ballantine’s Lovecraft paperbacks in the … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/6/16 A Man, A Plan, A Canal: Pixel Scroll
(1) NO SPOILERS PLEASE. “Star Wars lands preview on Disneyland TV special”, a article, says the special will air February 21 on ABC. Harrison Ford — Han Solo himself — will give viewers an exclusive preview of Star Wars-themed … Continue reading →

David J. Lake (1929-2016)
Australian SF writer David J. Lake died of a lung infection in Brisbane on January 31. Bruce Gillespie calls Lake’s novels and short stories “an important part of the Australian SF surge in the 1970s and early 1980s.” Lake’s novels … Continue reading →

George Clayton Johnson Tribute in Hollywood 2/26
“A Tribute To George Clayton Johnson” is scheduled at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tributes to Those Who Inspired Us A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE CLAYTON JOHNSON This program is free to the public … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/5/16 The Rough Guide To Neveryon-Neveryon Land
(1) KILL YOUR DARLINGS. Jason Cordova of Mad Genius Club thinks after a month of writing, you need “NaDecEdMo!” Why is that, though? Why do we get to have a NaNoWriMo and not a NaDecEdMo? Because NOBODY wants to be … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/4/16 “Who Nominated J.R.?”
(1) HODGMAN TO PRESENT NEBULAS. SFWA has picked comedian John Hodgman to emcee the 50th Annual Nebula Awards in Chicago at the SFWA Nebula Conference on May 14. John Hodgman is the longtime Resident Expert on The Daily Show with … Continue reading →

Where To Find Current World Science Fiction Society Documents
MidAmeriCon II’s “What Is WSFS?” webpage is the primary place to find the latest governance documents for the World Science Fiction Society. Ordinarily the site also hosts this information, but as Kevin Standlee explained in a comment the other … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/3/16 Superscrollapixelistbutextrabraggadocious
(1) THANKS FACEBOOK. Pat Cadigan joined the legions who have committed this social media gaffe — “Happy Birthday, Sorry You’re Dead”. Well, it happened again…I wished someone a Happy Birthday on Facebook and then discovered they had passed away last … Continue reading →

MAC II Exhausts Hotel Room Blocks
Fans trying to make reservations for the 2016 Worldcon today reported it was not possible to book a room for MidAmeriCon in any of their hotels. The committee posted this explanation on the MAC II webpage. Due to unprecedented demand for … Continue reading →

Groundhog Day Returns Bowes and Krasnoff to NYRSF Readings Series
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (Groundhog Day [happily, Punxsutawney Phil and our local rodent forecasters alike didn’t see their shadows]), the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series featured readings from two (appropriate for … Continue reading →

2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards
The 2016 BBC Audio Drama Award winners included the Best Adaptation award for Mikhail Bulgakov’s fantasy/satire The Master and Margarita, adapted by Lucy Catherine. (Visit Master and Margarita website to learn about the novel and other adaptations.) According to the … Continue reading →

Apex Magazine #81 Released
Apex Magazine #81 features original fiction by Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Daniel Rosen, and Betsy Phillips. Heather Morris, Mike Jewett, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, and Laurel Dixon have contributed four poems. Andrea Johnson interviewed Benjanun Sriduangkaew about her story and writing. Russell Dickerson … Continue reading →

The Dark #11 Now Online
Editors Jack Fisher and Sean Wallace have released The Dark #11 (February 2016), their quarterly magazine of horror and dark fantasy. TABLE OF CONTENTS Birds of Lancaster, Lairamore, Lovejoy by Michael Wehunt And the Woods Are Silent by Amber van … Continue reading →

IAFA Announces 2016 Awards
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) has announced its 2016 award winners. Crawford Award: The winner of the 2016 Crawford Award for a first book of fantasy fiction is Kai Ashante Wilson for The Sorcerer of … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/2/16 A Spoonful Of Pixels Helps The Medicine Scroll Down

(1) ALTERNATIVE FUTURISM AT UCR. Despite everything else that’s happened to sf studies there, the sun still rose over Riverside this morning and the University of California Riverside announced new events in its continuing Alternative Futurisms Series. The series is funded by … Continue reading →

World Fantasy Con 2016 Publishes Policies, Announces GoHs
The 2016 World Fantasy Convention, which will be held October 27-30 in Columbus, Ohio, announced three of its Guests of Honor today. Mercedes Lackey Larry Dixon L.E. Modesitt, Jr The committee also responded to criticism for failing to post a … Continue reading →

Sanford Challenges WFC About Missing Safety Policies
The 2016 World Fantasy Con committee has been criticized by Jason Sanford because as of February 1 they still had not posted their antiharassment policy or accessibility policy. As of February 1st, WFC2016 has yet to post either of these … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/1/16 By the Pixels of Babylon, I Scrolled, For I Remembered Filing
(1) PRELIMINARY PUPPIES. Vox Day issued his first “preliminary recommendations” today: “Rabid Puppies 2016: Best New Writer” (Preliminary, since he may change them based on feedback about eligibility, or for other reasons.) To kick things off, we’ll begin with the … Continue reading →

2016 Locus Recommended Reading List Published
The 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List from the magazine’s February issue has been posted at Locus Online. The list is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers, and others: Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Graham … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts For January 2016
How Rabid Puppies planning shenanigans at Goodreads were discovered and booted from the site became the number one story here in January. Otherwise, not counting the daily Scrolls, the next most-read posts involved Locus. Lois Tilton shook up the internet with the reasons … Continue reading →

2016 SFR Galaxy Awards
The recipients of the 4th Annual SFR Galaxy Awards for science fiction romance books were announced on January 31. It’s one of the more creative awards given in fandom. The process for picking the winners is explained in the following … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 1/31/16 May the Pixels Be Ever in Your Scroll
(1) A COMIC DISGRACE. A few weeks ago The International Festival of Comics (Angoulême) embarrassed itself by issuing a set of nominees for its awards with zero women among them. Several were added in response to a threatened boycott. And at the … Continue reading →

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