AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 4/3/16

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40th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
The 2016 Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University, the fortieth in the series, will feature “The Many Faces of Victor Milán.” Milan has been publishing sf since the 1980s. His six-volume series The Dinosaur Lords melds the prehistoric … Continue reading →

HWA Awards 2016 Scholarship From Hell
The Horror Writers Association has announced that its Scholarship From Hell recipient is Sumiko Saulson. The scholarship includes roundtrip domestic travel to Las Vegas, accommodations at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, registration to StokerCon 2016, and as many … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/2/16 Neither a Scroller nor a Pixel be; For Pixels Oft Loses Both Itself And Friend, And Scrolling Dulls The Edge of Filery
(1) SO SUE ME. TrekToday reports “Axanar Files Second Motion To Dismiss”. For the second time, the lawyers working for Axanar have filed a motion to dismiss and they are again seeking clarification from Paramount Pictures and CBS Corporation regarding … Continue reading →

2015 Cóyotl Awards Finalists
The Furry Writers’ Guild has posted the final ballot for the 2015 Cóyotl Awards. Only Guild members may vote on the winners. “It’s the closest thing in furry fandom to a juried award, as opposed to the Ursa Major Award … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/1/16 There Has to Be a Trophy in Here Somewhere
It’s the First of April you know. (1) PHAKE PHANS LISTEN UP. We predict there will be a journey in your future. PHLEGMATIC PHLEAS ANNOUNCE TPP PHUND 2016 NOMINATIONS OPEN Nominations for the Phlegmatic Phleas’ TPP Phund (Trans-Planetary Phan Phund) … Continue reading →

2015 Tiptree Award Winners
The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council has picked two winners of the 2015 Tiptree Award: Eugene Fischer for his novella “The New Mother” (Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May 2015) Pat Schmatz for her novel, Lizard Radio (Candlewick 2015) The James … Continue reading →

2016 Aurora Awards Shortlist
The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association has announced the finalists for the 2016 Aurora Awards for best works and activities done by Canadians in 2015. Voting for this year’s awards will begin on June 15 and CSFFA members will … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts For March 2016
Registering the highest number of views in March was Pixel Scroll 3/22/16 The Scrolls Are Alive With The Sound of Pixels, with quotes from an array of people, some pleased to be on the Puppy lists, others trying to get … Continue reading →

What Did You Nominate for the 2016 Hugos?
Fans are welcome to share their Hugo nominating ballots in the comments. Why? Because you could pick five things — and five is always a magical number around here!… Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/31/16 The One They Pixel, The One You’ll Scroll By
(1) IT’S BIG. At Entertainment Weekly, “Jeff VanderMeer explains what it’s like to edit The Big Book of Science Fiction”. During one part of our research, we even had to contact the Czech ambassador to the Philippines for intel on … Continue reading →

World Fantasy Award Design Competition Announced
The World Fantasy Award administrators, who decided last year to stop using the Lovecraft bust created by Gahan Wilson, have opened a competition to design the new World Fantasy Award trophy. Lovecraft’s place will not be taken by another writer: The ideal design will be simple and … Continue reading →

Albatross by MacAvoy and Palmer: A Lis Carey Review
Albatross by R.A. MacAvoy and Nancy Palmer. Sanachie Press, ISBN 2940157997915, February 2016 By Lis Carey: Dr. Rob MacAuley is a brilliant physicist from the Outer Hebrides. He’s also on the run, convicted in absentia of terrorism and murder. It’s an absurd … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/30/16 I Was Thinkin ‘Bout A Pixel That Might Have Scrolled Me, And I Never Knew
(1) BIOPSY REPORT. Some good Kathryn Cramer health news. She posted to her Facebook page, after her Monday brain surgery. “Tumor biopsied: it is benign.” (2) MARYLAND WINNER. Andy Duncan is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council 2016 … Continue reading →

Hugo Award News from MidAmeriCon II
The nomination period for the 2016 Hugo Awards and the 1941 Retro Hugo Awards will end tomorrow, March 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -0700). MidAmeriCon II tweeted that the nominees will be announced and the ballot … Continue reading →

Morris Keesan Has Passed Away
Lori Meltzer announced this morning: Morris Keesan was pronounced dead a few minutes ago. He was 63 years old, died of a brain tumor that was diagnosed on his birthday in January. He will be missed by his wife and … Continue reading →

Raftery Wins TAFF
Anna Raferty will be the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund delegate to MidAmeriCon II. The vote totals were: 92 Anna Raftery 82 Wolf von Witting 12 No Preference (The news release did not break out North American and European voting.) Jim Mowatt’s announcement congratulated the winner … Continue reading →

Amazonian Experiences
Betsy Phillips, after reading Diana Pavlac Glyer’s explanation why her book’s publication date doesn’t correspond with what’s on Amazon, wrote a series of tweets about the problem in general. Phillips also blogs about sf/f (and many other interests) at Tiny … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/29/16 Police My Tears, the Scrollman Said
(1) SIAM SINFONIETTA. Somtow Sucharitkul conducts at Carnegie Hall tonight! On Facebook, he posted a picture of his dressing room. (2) SOCIETY PAGES. The Planetary Society has released the second installment of The Planetary Post with actor and Society board … Continue reading →

2016 Seiun Awards Shortlist
The 55th Japan Science Fiction Convention (Nihon SF Taikai) has posted the 2016 Seiun Awards nominees (linked site is in Japanese). The winners will be determined by a vote of attendees at “Iseshimacon” in Toba and announced on July 9. Reported … Continue reading →

Diana Pavlac Glyer Makes Statement About Bandersnatch Eligibility Year
By Diana Pavlac Glyer: I found out today that my book Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings is listed on http://hugonoms2015.wikia.com/ as a possible nominee for a 2015 Hugo Award. I am deeply touched … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/28/16 I Want One Pixel, One Scroll, and One Freer
(1) THEMES. For the next 29 days, BBC has the concert celebrating the music of Barry Gray available for free listening — “The Music of Barry Gray” Stuart presents the iconic music of TV composer Barry Gray performed by Charles … Continue reading →

Big Bradbury
(1) CHILD INTERRUPTED. At Cultural Compass, “Letters in Knopf archive show challenges Ray Bradbury faced early in his career”. Three decades later Bradbury, by then a seasoned author with dozens of publications to his credit, became a highly valued writer … Continue reading →

2017 and 2018 Eastercons Selected
Two future sites for the British National Science Fiction Convention, Eastercon, were chosen this weekend at Mancunicon. 2017 The 2017 British Eastercon, Innominate, will be held in Birmingham reports Steve Cooper. The Guests of Honour are Pat Cadigan, Judith Clute … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/27/16 (I’ll Never Be Your) Star Beast of Burden
(1) DANGER WILL ROBINSON! “’Lost in Space’ robot saved from Valley Village fire” reports Daily News. TV and movie props that included a robot reportedly from TV’s “Lost in Space” were saved from destruction late Wednesday in Valley Village due … Continue reading →

2016 Ditmar Awards
The winners of the Ditmar Awards were announced March 27 at Contact 2016, the Australian National SF Convention, in Brisbane. Best Novel Lament for the Afterlife, Lisa L. Hannett (ChiZine Publications) Best Novella or Novelette “Of Sorrow and Such”, Angela … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/26/16 Who Killed Morlock Holmes?
(1) WHERE THE DEER AND ANTELOPE PLAY. BBC’s report “Grand Theft Auto deer causes chaos in game world” includes a video clip. More than 200,000 people have tuned in to watch the deer via a video stream on the Twitch … Continue reading →

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