AMAZING NEWS OF FANDOM 9-11-2016

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A HEART FELT WELCOME BACK TO MIKE GLYER!!! from everyone here at Amazing Stories

Valente Wins First Eugie Foster Award
“The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente is the winner of the inaugural Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction . The announcement was made at Dragon Con on September 4. The award is given to works … Continue reading →

Dragon Award Winners Responses
What did the winners of Dragon Con’s new Dragon Award have to say about winning? Here are some statements they posted. Larry Correia: “Son of the Black Sword Wins the 1st Annual Dragon Award for Best Fantasy” on Monster Hunter … Continue reading →

Digital Assistants at the Forefront of AI
By Brandon Engel: Important touchstones in technological history come about when something jumps the gap from experimental testing to widespread consumer use. Nowhere else today is this more apparent than within the market for “digital personal assistants”, voice-user interfaces which … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/10/16 Scroll Long And Pixel
(1) NEW ZEPPELINS FOR OLD. After striking a gusher of controversy with its initial program plans, World Fantasy Con made a large number of changes. Jason Sanford reviewed the new offerings in “World Fantasy tries again with programming”, then concluded: … Continue reading →

File 770 #166 The Magazine Is Available at eFanzines
I finished a new issue of the magazine-format File 770 at the end of July and sent it to Bill Burns for posting at eFanzines. Unfortunately, I hadn’t announced the new issue here before I was overtaken by medical problems … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/9/16 Pixel Trek: The Search For Scrolls
(1) WORKING. Global News reports “Majel Barrett may voice ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ ship computer”. Majel’s voice is recorded phonetically, &we’re working to get her voice for things such as Siri, maybe voice of the computer on #STDiscovery — RODDENBERRY (@roddenberry) … Continue reading →

2016 Aurora Awards
The winners of this year’s Aurora Awards were announced at When Words Collide in Calgary, Alberta. There were over 200 people at the ceremony held on Saturday, August 13. The Aurora Awards are given to Canadian literary and fan works that members … Continue reading →

Gollancz Online Festival
The Gollancz Online Festival is a weekend of digital activities on social media platforms with the hashtag #GollanczFest that begins Monday, September 12. Meet your favourite authors. Test your knowledge. Discover new books. Join us as we celebrate all things genre … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/8/16 Happy Birthday Star Trek
A modest Scroll, but mine own. (1) WORLD FANTASY CON EVOLVES. Meg Turville-Heitz posted a statement about potential changes in World Fantasy Con on Facebook on August 26. Apologies for the length of the following, but it is in response … Continue reading →

Your Scratch Pad 9/8
For the thoughts you’re having about sf/f and fandom.… Continue reading →

Kansas City, There I Went
By John Hertz: (Reprinted from Vanamonde 1211.) For me the best news of the World Science Fiction Convention was Mike Glyer’s winning the Hugo Award for Best Fanwriter and his File 770 for Best Fanzine. I was his accepter, and … Continue reading →

A Comment Tree By the Side of the Road 9/7
Please add a leaf or two. Your host is back home and adapting to the way things need to be done for the time being. Will get the laptop set up today. I hope.… Continue reading →

2016 Parsec Awards
The 2016 winners of the Parsec Awards for excellence in speculative fiction podcasting were presented at Dragon Con on September 4. Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast Improvised Star Trek -“The Voyages of the USS Sisyphus” by Christopher Rathjen and the … Continue reading →

Talking About SF 9/5
The conversation keeps flowing. Meantime, in the American Library Association’s post about the 100 most frequently challenged books by decade is illustrated with this stack of books — John King Tarpinian invites you to see which sf novel stands out … Continue reading →

First Dragon Awards Presented
Dragon Con announced the winners of the inaugural Dragon Awards at a ceremony on September 4 emceed by Bill Fawcett. John C. Wright, Larry Correia, Terry Pratchett and Naomi Novik were among the winners. In terms of victories for publishing … Continue reading →

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