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Pixel Scroll 3/5/16 Confessions of a Wrap Artist
(1) NOW YOU KNOW. People will get a lot of use from Camestros Felapton’s video “Why You Are Wrong”. All purpose explanation of why you (or whoever) is very wrong. (2) PLAY ALONG AT HOME. Here’s what the judges will … Continue reading →

We Are ALL SF Con Cancelled
We Are ALL SF Con has been cancelled, but may be revived next year. The message was posted yesterday by Quincy J. Allen on Facebook and also appears on the con website — Dear Sponsors, Convention Guests and Interested Parties, … Continue reading →

Spectrum 23 Award Nominations
The Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Award finalists have been announced. Five finalists for a Silver or a Gold award in each of the eight categories were selected by a jury of David Palumbo, Cynthia Sheppard, Kirk Thatcher, Charlie … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/4/16 Mellon Scrollie and the Infinite Sadness
(1) ABCD16 AWARDS. Ben Summers’ cover design for Lavie Tidhar’s novel A Man Lies Dreaming has won an Academy of British Cover Design Award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. The complete shortlist with images of all the covers is at ABCD16 … Continue reading →

The Best Movie Space Battles
By Brandon Anthony: There is a lot to love about the genre of sci-fi and space fiction, particularly on film. Distorted colors and shapes, (literally) out-of-this-world special effects, and incredible feats of technological ingenuity allow viewers to reimagine the universe. … Continue reading →

A George Pal and Doctor Seuss Collaboration
By James H. Burns: Some weeks back, we talked about the beauty in George Pal’s series of Puppetoon shorts for Paramount Pictures, featuring some of the best fantasy filmmaking ever, with what remains astonishing stop-motion animation and simply extraordinary vistas … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/3/16 What’s Scroll Got To Do, Got To Do With It?
(1) CANCER SMACKDOWN IN PROGRESS. Pat Cadigan has a great update — “That’s Right, Cancer, I Said You Better Run ‘Cause There Ain’t Nothin’ For You Here”. Yes, in case you can’t tell, the level of cancer in my body … Continue reading →

Treat for Comics Fans: 2016 In-Store Convention on March 5
During the 2016 In-Store Convention Kick-Off on March 5, comic book stores all over the U.S. will show an exclusive livestream of panels and interviews with comics creators, and sell associated limited edition products. Click here to search for a store in your … Continue reading →

Ghostbusters Official Trailer
Sony Pictures has posted the trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot, in theaters July 15. Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig … Continue reading →

2016 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards Nominees
The 2016 REH Foundation Awards Nominees have been announced. The awards honor achievement in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works. The winners will be announced at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, TX on June … Continue reading →

2016 Darrell Awards Finalists
The Darrell Awards jury has announced its picks for the shortlist of Best Published Midsouth Science Fiction, Fantasy, and/or Horror of 2015. Created in 1996, the awards are named after Dr. Darrell C. Richardson, founding member of Memphis Science Fiction Association (MSFA). Darrell Awards … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/2/16 A Scanner Barkly
(1) LE GUIN DOCUMENTARY FUNDED. Arwen Curry e-mailed word to supporters of the Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin documentary Kickstarter that they reached $200,000 in pledges today. Now that we have raised our entire budget, our NEH grant will … Continue reading →

2016 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll Winners
Neil Clarke has announced the Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll winners. The readers picked “Spring Day is Coming” by Liu Junwei as their favorite cover art. STORIES “So Much Cooking” by Naomi Kritzer “Yuanyuan’s Bubbles” by Liu Cixin, translated by Carmen Yiling … Continue reading →

2015 This Is Horror Awards
The winners of the 2015 This Is Horror Awards were announced on February 25. They were chosen by vote of the UK website’s readers. Novel of the Year Winner: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Runner-up: Lost Girl by Adam … Continue reading →

Alan Moore, George A. Romero Win Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Awards
Alan Moore and George A. Romero are the Horror Writers Association 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. The awards will be presented at the inaugural StokerCon in Las Vegas on May 14. HWA gives Lifetime Achievement awards to individuals whose work has … Continue reading →

Burgos, Jansson Chosen for 2016 Will Eisner Hall of Fame
Carl Burgos, Golden Age creator of The Human Torch, and Tove Jansson, cartoonist of the internationally popular Moomins, have been selected by the Eisner Award judges to be automatically inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for … Continue reading →

A Grand Dinner at Balticon 50
The Balticon 50 committee is bringing back as many former Balticon pro GoHs as possible. One way they’re paying for the party is by attracting donations from fans who want to attend the Ice and Fire Dinner, also known as An Evening With George … Continue reading →

Ms. Marvel Wins 2015 Dwayne McDuffie Award
Ms. Marvel by Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist) is the winner of the 2015 Dwayne McDuffie Award. This is the second year the award has been given. It celebrates diversity in comics and comic creative teams, and honors … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/1/16 If You Like To Pixel, I Tell You I’m Your Scroll
(1) NO BUCKS, NO BUCK ROGERS. “Can you make a living writing short fiction?” is the question. Joe Vasicek’s in-depth answer, filled with back-of-the-envelope calculations, is as carefully assembled as any classic hard sf tale. First of all, it’s worth pointing … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts For February 2016
Three H’s — Hugos, harassment, and hospitalization — generated hundreds of comments on last month’s most-read posts. The Pixel Scroll with the highest views in February checked off all three boxes — Pixel Scroll 2/24/16 Happy Jack Wasn’t Tall But He … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/29/16 Leap Scroll
Your host will be on the road for a couple days attending Nic Farey’s wedding to Jennifer AlLee on February 29. I have prepared a couple of Scrolls in advance. (1) A RINGING ENDORSEMENT. Tor.com has the story – “Star … Continue reading →

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