AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 10/30/2016

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Classics of SF at Loscon 43
By John Hertz: We’ll take up three Classics of Science Fiction at Loscon XLIII, one discussion each. Come to as many as you like. You’ll be welcome to join in. I’m still with “A classic is a work that survives … Continue reading →

Norman F. Stanley (1916-2016)
By Jon D. Swartz and John L. Coker III: Born in May 1916, Norm Stanley was a science fiction (SF) fan from Maine who was very active in fandom in the 1940s. He was a member of the famous Stranger … Continue reading →

NaNoWriMo 2016
By Gregory N. Hullender: What Is NaNoWriMo? Every November since 1999, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the month of November attempting to write a complete 50,000-word novel in just thirty days. Participation may reach half a million this … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/29/16 Best Pixel Scroll Title Ever
(1) ORIGIN STORY. Paris Review kicked off a series of posts about the author of Dracula with “Something in the Blood, Part 1”. To celebrate the spookiest of holidays, we’re publishing a selection of excerpts from David J. Skal’s Something … Continue reading →

Anthologies in the Pipeline from Editor Jonathan Maberry
By Carl Slaughter: Jonathan Maberry is the editor of three anthologies coming out in 2017. Aliens: Bug Hunt, all new stories of the Colonial Marines (Titan Books, 2017), will be released April 11, 2017. Here’s the killer lineup! Brian Keene is a best-selling … Continue reading →
Pixel Scroll 10/28/16 The Pixel Came Back from the Nothing-at-Scroll
(1) YOUR ONE-MAN WIKI. Remember, Camestros Felapton is reading Infogalactic so you don’t have to – “Say, Camestros what’s your new fave Voxopedia page? [Update]”. Why, I’m glad you asked that question, disembodied voice that writes the blogpost titles. My new … Continue reading →

Where Will George Lucas’ Spaceship Land?
To speed prospects of getting his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art built somewhere, George Lucas has released architect’s drawings of the building as it would look in Los Angeles, beside the Coliseum in Exposition Park, and in San Francisco, on … Continue reading →

Ride the Enterprise from Worldcon to Eurocon in 2019
Dublin’s bid for the 2019 Worldcon is unopposed, with less than a year til site selection voting takes place in Helsinki at Worldcon 75. Dublin’s proposed dates are Thursday, August 15 through Monday, August 19, 2019. Dave Lally notes there … Continue reading →

Trailer for “The Turtle Moves”
Here is a look at an upcoming video documentary shot at Sasquan, The Turtle Moves, about reactions to Sir Terry Pratchett’s death. [Thanks to Tom Whitmore for the story.]… Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 10/27/16 Take a Pixel, Maria, Scroll It Up My Screen
(1) HARASSMENT CLAIMS ANOTHER CREATOR. Comics Beat’s Heidi MacDonald reports another woman comics creator abandoned Twitter because of abuse — “Bestselling author Chelsea Cain driven off Twitter by harassment from comcs ‘fans’”. Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain, the bestselling author of Heartsick … Continue reading

New Fanhistory Videos from Fanac.Org
The YouTube Fanhistory Channel has added a selection of videos from Worldcons of the 1970s and 1980s. Ms Marian’s Bedtime Story 11 minute video. MidAmeriCon, the 34th World SF Convention, was held in Kansas City in 1976. This entertaining video, framed … Continue reading →

JM Guillen’s Paean of Sundered Dreams
By Carl Slaughter: Novelist, weird fiction writer, and future ruler of the Earth. JM Guillen is not your average writer of odd things. He is the half-mad constructor of “The Paean of Sundered Dreams”, a puzzle of a story that … Continue reading

Fuller Steps Back From Star Trek: Discovery
Bryan Fuller has dropped out as showrunner of CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery because of the press of production responsibilities on two other shows reports Variety. However, he will remain involved as executive producer. The decision was made late last week … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/26/16 The Tick Against the Box
(1) CAN’T STOP LOOKING. CinemaBlend’s Gregory Wakeman waited to finish his post about this Jar Jar Binks movie poster before gouging out his eyes… Pfft who am I kidding. Behold! The poster you’ve all been waiting for: The new and … Continue reading →

Uncanny Magazine Issue 13 Launches November 1
The thirteenth issue of Uncanny Magazine will be available on November 1. The entire contents can be purchased in the eBook version on the day of release from Weightless Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo. Uncanny’s free online content will be … Continue reading →

Clovenhoof Series
By Carl Slaughter: Humor authors Heidi Goody and Iain Grant take on Satan, Michael the Archangel, Mother Mary, and various saints. CLOVENHOOF SERIES by Heidi Goody and Iain Grant CLOVENHOOF Charged with gross incompetence, Satan is fired from his job … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/25/16 Bears Discover File 770
(1) ARRIVAL PREMIERE BENEFIT FOR CLARION. The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination will host the San Diego premiere of the film Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. After the film, there will be a conversation … Continue reading →

Norma K. Hemming Award 2017
Applications are invited for Australia’s Norma K. Hemming Award for 2017. The award is given by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in a speculative fiction … Continue reading →

Pseudopod’s 10th Anniversary Kickstarter
Alasdair Stuart of the Pseudopod podcast by Escape Artists has launched a Kickstarter fundraising appeal as part of the podcast’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Here’s the plan: we already pay pro rates for stories. We pay our editorial, production and administrative … Continue reading →

Vanity Press, Indie Author or….
By Steve Davidson: Like so many fans, I’m a failed author. Not in a global sense – I have had two books published by traditional publishers, a few Flash fiction pieces by a fairly well respected website, hundreds of articles … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/24/16 I’m Free. I’m Free, And Waiting For Scroll To Pixel Me
(1) KEEP ON FIBBING. Diana Pharaoh Francis says according to “Writer Club Rules: Truth is No Excuse” in a post at Book View Café. That’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, that truth is no excuse for fiction. I’ve … Continue reading →

Apex Magazine 2016 Subscription Drive
The 2016 Apex Magazine subscription drive starts today and runs through November 15. Their goal is to raise $10,000. As an incentive for people to chip in, more bonus content will be added the magazine’s January 2017 issue. Pay attention, … Continue reading →

Michael Swanwick On His (Many) Short Story Collections
By Carl Slaughter: In exclusive for File 770, to celebrate the publication of Not So Much, Said the Cat, which came out this summer, Michael Swanwick gives us the inside story on his collections. (The Dog Said Bow Wow. Hello, … Continue reading →

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