AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 5/15/16

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Schoen Wins 2016 Service to SFWA Award
Dr. Lawrence Schoen is the winner of the 2016 Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award for his work on the group’s election committee. Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen has spent several years heading the election committee, working to find suitable … Continue reading →

2015 Bram Stoker Awards
The Horror Writers Association announced the winners of the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards® tonight at StokerCon in Las Vegas. (Another group that drives people insane — their website calls these the 2015 awards, the livestream calls them the 2016 awards. … Continue reading →

Auston Habershaw Needs Your Help
By Carl Slaughter: He needs you to read his latest short story “Lord of the Cul-de-Sac”, which is out this month in Galaxy’s Edge. And his stories in Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Writers of the … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 5/14/16 Lucy In The Scroll With Pixels
(1) HAPPY ASTRONOMY DAY. Tech Times recommends celebrating the day by perusing the photos on its favorite Instagram accounts. Thanks to astronomy, we are now aware of the beauty, wonders and mysteries of space. International Astronomy Day, on May 14, … Continue reading →

2016 Nebula Awards Winners
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the 50th Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book tonight … Continue reading →

2016 Nebulas Livestream
SFWA reports the 2016 Nebulas Awards ceremony can be viewed live here at approximately 8:30 p.m. Central time. @didic Yes! Approx 8:30pm central time at https://t.co/u6SDModYvd — SF&FWritersOfAm. (@sfwa) May 14, 2016… Continue reading →

Watch the Bram Stoker Awards Tonight
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is livestreaming the Bram Stoker Awards® ceremony tonight. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. PDT on Saturday, May 14, 2016. It’s part of HWA’s inaugural StokerCon, which opened yesterday at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 5/13/16 Stop, Drop, And Scroll
(1) ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED. Ann Leckie’s train delivered her to Chicago on time for Nebula Weekend, unlike last year when she was delayed by a bacon-related catastrophe. Gonna try the train to Chicago again. Everybody cross your fingers there aren’t any … Continue reading →

2016 Edge Hill Short Story Prize
The shortlist for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016 was announced May 4. The UK-based award is given for excellence in a published short story collection. Besides the £10,000 main prize, there is also a £1,000 Readers’ Prize, and an … Continue reading →

2016 David Gemmell Awards Longlists
Longlists for The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy — the Legend, Morningstar, and Ravenheart Awards — have been posted. The awards recognize the best in fantasy fiction and artwork. Open voting to determine the finalists has begun and will continue … Continue reading →

Linda Grimes’ Continuity Secrets
Introduction by Carl Slaughter: Linda Grimes’ Fix series about a young, female, shapeshifter-for-hire starts as a rompy, love triangle, fantasy comedy. But as the series progresses, the author ramps up the danger factor. Way up. In the first book, it … Continue reading →

#ElderlySciFi Becomes Midnight Meme
@Midnight turned the internet loose on #ElderlySciFi tonight. Speak up, nerds! Tonight we’re playing #ElderlySciFi! Check out the examples and play along.https://t.co/BqbyLvaxw5 — @midnight (@midnight) May 13, 2016 Lord of the Rings for the Nurse#elderlyscifi @midnight — joshingstern (@joshingstern) May … Continue reading →

Heinlein Goes Into Hall of Famous Missourians on 8/23
The Heinlein Society is organizing a post-MidAmeriCon II relaxacon in Jefferson City, MO to coincide with the official ceremony inducting Robert A. Heinlein into the Missouri House of Representatives Hall of Famous Missourians. The Induction Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 5/12/16 The Pixels Scrolls Don’t See
(1) THE SICHUAN CHICKEN EMERGENCY. Last year’s Hugo-winning novelist has received a new honor — “Dinosaur relics named after science fiction writer Liu Cixin”. A new kind of bird-footed dinosaur footprint was discovered in Gulin county, Southwest China’s Sichuan province … Continue reading →

2016 Audie Awards
The 2016 Audie Awards were presented on May 11 at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium during the 2016 BEA. The award recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). Here are the winners of genre … Continue reading →

Writing Magic into a Mundane World, by Kathleen Baldwin
Kathleen Baldwin is the author of the Stranje House series. In this essay, she offers her take on magic. The latest sequel in the Stranje House series, Exile for Dreamers, is out May 24th. Check out the newly provided jacket copy for her … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 5/11/16 Time Enough For LOVE IS REAL!
(1) REDWOMBAT LOVEFEST. Tor.com is hosting — “’THE POTATO GOD WILL RISE.’ We Are Obsessed With Ursula Vernon’s Tumblr”. But even if you don’t head over for the sketches and art, there are stories in abundance. For example, a true story … Continue reading →

Special Prometheus Award for “Alex + Ada”
The Libertarian Futurist Society has given a Special Award to Alex + Ada, a graphic novel by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn. Alex + Ada was published by Image Comics. The collected edition appeared in three volumes from July 29, … Continue reading →

Stoop Lore
James H. Burns: Call this one, a bit of life insurance, of the man-made kind (but, as always, divine intervention is welcome)! One night, about thirty years ago, I had to worry that someone had requested a hit be placed … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 5/10/16 Who Scrolls There?
(1) GO RIGHT TO THE SOURCE. Joe Hill will bring his comic series to the air — see “Locke & Key TV Show Happening with Original Creator Joe Hill” at MovieWeb. IDW Entertainment (IDWE) announced today that the award-winning, fan-favorite … Continue reading →

MidAmeriCon II Posts Weapons Policy
The 2016 Worldcon, MidAmeriCon II, today posted its weapons policy on the convention website. Convention weapons policies commonly are of most interest to cosplayers, however, the news stories about open carry and comments on a few sf blogs have combined to raise questions … Continue reading →

Dave Cockrum, and a Secret Storm
Introduction: One of Star Trek’s earliest journalist/historians, chronicler of many epics, and a frequent File 770 contributor, recalls an encounter with fantasy legend, Dave Cockrum. By James H. Burns: The late Dave Cockrum was a comics virtuoso, contributing to such … Continue reading →

Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2016
The winners of the 2016 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire have been announced. (For English translations of the titles read the coverage at Europa SF.) The award recipients were chosen by a jury consisting of writers, critics, journalists, and translators: Joëlle … Continue reading →

Steve Bein Tells the Origin of the Fated Blades
Many authors DO research for their books, but Steve Bein LIVED his research. CARL SLAUGHTER: What was the inspiration for the Fated Blades? STEVE BEIN: The Fated Blades were born out of a dream, actually. (That’s the worst way to … Continue reading →

Meet Carl Slaughter
The prolific Carl Slaughter is bringing his love of books and interest in their authors to File 770. (Your TBR pile is fated to grow!) His first interview, “Steve Bein Tells the Origin of the Fated Blades”, posts tonight. Carl … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 5/9/16 A Transatlantic Tunnel In The Sky, Hurrah!
(1) CONVERSATION. At Tor.com, Natalie Zutter tells about the appearance of N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ibi Zoboi at the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday, in “Masquerade, Initiation, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy: N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor in Conversation”. …Okorafor’s initiation was her … Continue reading →

Spectrum 23: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art Award Recipients
The Spectrum 23 Awards were presented May 7 at a gala celebration at the historic Society of Illustrators carriage house in New York City. Several hundred artists, patrons, and fans attended the ceremony, which also included an introduction by Spectrum … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 5/8/16 The Pixelshop of Isher
(1) CHINESE NEBULA AWARDS. Regina Kanyu Wang, linking to the Chinese-language announcement, informed Facebook readers about three people who will be guests at the Chinese Nebula Awards this year: Worldcon 75 co-chair Crystal Huff, SFWA President Cat Rambo and Japanese … Continue reading →

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