AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 4/17/16

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Jerry Pournelle Wins the National Space Society Robert A. Heinlein Award
National Space Society members have voted the 2016 Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award to Dr. Jerry Pournelle. This award recognizes Dr. Jerry Pournelle’s many years of support for space science, exploration, development and settlement and his close association with Robert … Continue reading →

HWA on Bram Stoker Award Jury Controversy
Horror Writers of America President Lisa Morton responded on Facebook to the public controversy about a Bram Stoker Award jury member’s political views. I have asked both HWA’s Board of Trustees and the chair of our Diverse Works Inclusion Committee to … Continue reading →

Winners of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Writing Contest
Simon & Schuster brought back the popular fan fiction writing contest, Strange New Worlds in celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary this year. The winners were announced April 13. The following authors have been selected to be published in an … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/16/16 I’m Looking Over A Five-Leaf Clover
(1) HOLD ONTO YOUR KAIJU! Scified says Toho’s Godzilla Resurgence will not be released in North American cinemas. As it stands currently, it doesn’t look like Toho’s Shin-Gojira (dubbed Godzilla Resurgence for us Westerners) will be making its way to the … Continue reading →

Nominations Open for 2016 Parsec Awards
The Parsec Awards recognize the best in speculative fiction podcasting. Shows are nominated by fans, finalists are chosen by a steering committee, and the winners are voted on by an independent panel of judges. The winners are announced each year … Continue reading →

2016 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards
The winners of the 14th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were announced April 14. The Rondo Awards, explains organizer David Colton, are “named after Rondo Hatton, an obscure B-movie villain of the 1940s,” and “honor the best in classic horror … Continue reading →

Bradbury Mural Dedicated at LA High
Los Angeles Senior High honored one of its most famous alumni, Ray Bradbury, during an annual open house event on April 14. A mural celebrating the author, who attended the school in the 1930s, was unveiled in the school’s remodeled … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/15/16 Barkleby
AKA Dogless In The Arena (1) WHERE NEXT TREK FITS IN. IGN reports – Birth.Movies.Death.’s sources are saying that the CBS All Access show will be set in the classic continuity, which is to say not in the J.J. Abrams … Continue reading →

Dragon Awards Updates
The inaugural Dragon Awards will be presented at Dragon Con on Labor Day Weekend. A Dragon Awards administrator previewed for File 770 one tool they will use to prevent voting abuse, and explained the award’s eligibility period. ONE VOTE. The Dragon … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/14/16 I’m Sure That Was Polite On Some Planet
(1) GOOD NEWS. The Guardian reports — “Good Omens: Neil Gaiman to adapt Terry Pratchett collaboration for TV”. Neil Gaiman, the author and longtime friend of Sir Terry Pratchett, has announced he will be writing the adaptation of their co-authored … Continue reading →

2016 Recommended SF/F List
By JJ: This thread is for posts about 2016-published works, which people have read and recommend to other Filers. There will be no tallying of recommendations done in this thread; its purpose is to provide a source of recommendations for people who want … Continue reading →

Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award Voting Opens
Baen Books is selling eARC’s of The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF 2015, David Afsharirad editor, ahead of its release in ebook and trade paperback format on June 7. That’s why the publisher has opened online voting for the associated Readers’ … Continue reading →

Record-Setting Number of Votes for 2016 Hugo Nominations
MidAmeriCon II reports over 4,000 nominating ballots were received for the 2016 Hugo Awards, nearly doubling the previous record of 2,122 ballots set last year by Sasquan, the 73rd Worldcon held in Spokane, WA. This is the eighth consecutive year … Continue reading →

Riley Off HWA Award Jury
Horror Writers of America President Lisa Morton announced on HWA’s Facebook page that David A. Riley is now off the award jury he’d been appointed to. In regards to the situation involving David Riley, who announced on his blog that … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/13/16 The Dark Nightfall Returns
(1) FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK. A teaser trailer has been released for the Leonard Nimoy documentary. (2) KEENE LEAVING HWA. Brian Keene cites over a dozen major organizational failures by Horror Writers of America in “Why and When I … Continue reading →

“No Sh!t, There I Was” Anthology Looks for Crowdfunding
Rachael Acks and publisher Alliteration Ink have opened a Kickstarter appeal to fund Acks’ anthology No Sh!t, There I Was. Is there a better phrase to start a story than “No Shit, There I Was…”? If you hear someone start with … Continue reading →

In Honor of the New Dr. Strange Trailer
By James H. Burns: Some weeks ago, we ran the opening theme songs (and all the lyrics!) for the rather memorable themes from the 1966 Marvel Super Heroes syndicated cartoon television series… And with all this talk of the Doctor … Continue reading →

Crowdfunding Appeal to Publish English Translations of Chilean Comics
The Sofawolf Press Kickstarter Team is raising the money needed to publish English-language editions of the adventures of Franko, a young lion from Chile’s Atacama Desert. Franko, Fables of the last Earth is a 120 page collection of six comic … Continue reading →

Doctor Strange Trailer
The trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange premiered tonight on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.… Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/12/16 My Pixels Were Fair And Had Scrolls In Their Hair
(1) MAN INTO SPACE. Wake up The Traveler – the thing sf fans have dreamed about just happened! “[April 12, 1961] Stargrazing (The Flight of Vostok)” at Galactic Journey. The jangling of the telephone broke my slumber far too early. Groggily, I … Continue reading →

2016 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire’s Second Round Nominees
The finalists for the 2016 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire have been announced. (For English translations of the titles read the coverage at Europa SF.) The nominees were selected by a jury consisting of writers, critics, journalists, and translators: Joëlle Wintrebert, … Continue reading →

Dovey and Massaro Win 32nd Annual Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests
Matt Dovey, a writer from Lincolnshire, UK and Adrian Massaro, an illustrator from Neuquen, Argentina are the Grand Prize Winners of the 32nd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards for Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests. This was the … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/11/16 Of Pixels And A Scroll I Sing
(1) KEPLER STRAIGHTENS UP AND FLIES RIGHT. NASA reports that the Kepler spacecraft has been stabilized and is no longer wasting fuel. They won’t resume science operations until they think they know what went wrong. (2) GALAKTIKA PIRACY. Author Malcolm … Continue reading →

2015 Theodore Sturgeon Award Shortlist
The Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction has announced the finalists for the 2015 Theodore Sturgeon A. Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story. The Sturgeon is a juried award. The finalists were selected by Elizabeth Bear, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/10/16 Filers, Scrollers, Pixelmen, Lend Me Your Ears; I Come To Bury Hugo, Not To Praise Him
(1) HARRY AND THE PIRATES. Your average author can only wish they got this level of service. Reuters has the story — “Defense Against the Dark Arts: UK spies guarded against Harry Potter leak”. Usually concerned with top secret matters … Continue reading →

Genre Dominates 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards
The 25th annual MTV Movie Awards were presented April 9. The Hollywood Reporter lists the winners. SF/F not only won many categories, but dominated the shortlist as well. The winners are named first and in boldface. Movie of the Year Star … Continue reading →

Lovecraft Film Festival Returns To San Pedro 4/29
The 7th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival’s eldritch offerings will blaze forth upon the Warner Grand Theatre screen from April 29-May 1. The event takes place in San Pedro, CA where the Festival’s featured guests will be — Joseph S. … Continue reading →

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