AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 2-26-2017

A long-running kerfuffle…awards…a question…and Leonard Nimoy in Rhubarb

HWA Celebrates Women in Horror – Part 3
February is Women in Horror Month and every day the Horror Writers Association blog is running a Q&A with an award-winning woman member. Here are the highlights of the third week. Rain Graves –February 15 Talk about winning the award … Continue reading →
That Riverside Whelan Exhibit
By John Hertz: We’ve long known Michael Whelan was among our best. He was first a Hugo Award finalist in 1979, for Best Pro Artist. Next year he won that, and since then twelve times more, plus Nonfiction Book for … Continue reading →
2016 Nebula Award Nominees
SFWA has announced the nominees for the 2016 Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. Update: SFWA has issued a correction to the … Continue reading →Pixel Scroll 2/25/17 The Pixelated Things Apply As Time Scrolls By
MONEY MANAGEMENT. Kristine Kathryn Rusch counsels authors in “Business Musings: Writer Finances Versus The Paycheck World”. Here’s a piece of advice you don’t hear very often: Pay off your house. Seriously, my writer friends. If you get a lump sum … Continue reading →

Richard Purtill (1931-2016)
Fantasy and sf author Richard Purtill died December 4 at the age of 85. His first novel, The Golden Gryphon Feather, was the beginning of a pair of fantasy trilogies inspired by archeology and the myths of ancient Greece. “I’ve made … Continue reading →
2017 D.I.C.E. Video Game Awards
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) presented the 20th D.I.C.E. awards on February 23 at a ceremony following the 2017 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. The AIAS membership honored video games in 24 award categories. Game of … Continue reading →Pixel Scroll 2/24/17 770 Error: File Not Scrolled
TED’S HOUSE SAVED. A copy of Ted White’s thank-you to supporters of his GoFundMe comes via Andrew Porter. My thanks and my gratitude to all of you who helped me meet my goal within one day. I’m flabbergasted. I’m still … Continue reading →

Some Thoughts on Who Was Really #1
By Rich Lynch: It was 80 years ago that an extraordinary event took place. It happened on January 3, 1937, in the English city of Leeds. It was there that a group of science fiction fans gathered for what has … Continue reading →
Pixel Scroll 2/23/17 We Scroll Not Because It Is Easy, But Because It Is Hard
NAME THAT TRILOGY. The game show where you figure out the title of the third movie based on the first two! And who is our contestant today, George? @supergeekmemes @johnnysenpapi pic.twitter.com/I0iCasRH32 — nick (@sickfiction) January 25, 2017 (2) NUANCES OF … Continue reading →2016 Bram Stoker Shortlist
The Horror Writers Association has announced the nominees for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards®. Superior Achievement in a Novel Hand, Elizabeth – Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books) Jones, Stephen Graham – Mongrels (William Morrow) Langan, John … Continue reading →

Alien: Covenant “Prologue: Last Supper”
The official prologue to Alien: Covenant introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep. In theaters May 19. [Thanks to JJ for the story.] … Continue reading →
A Chance To Help Ted White
Ted White needs help to stay in his Falls Church home and keep the tax man off his back. He has started a GoFundMe to “Save My House”. Ted, now 79, has a deep resume in the sf field. He … Continue reading →Pixel Scroll 2/22/17 Scroll Me A Pixel And I Reply, Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie
EARTH ][. Or maybe Seveneves for Seven Brothers. “NASA Telescope Reveal Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star” NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three … Continue reading →

2017 Rhysling Award Nominees
The Science Fiction Poetry Association has finalized its 2017 Rhysling Award candidates. The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words. “Best Short Poem” is … Continue reading →Pixel Scroll 2/21/17 Troll, Troll, Where’s My Scroll? Gone To The Pixel, Lol Lol Lol!
SPIRIT QUEST. The Society of Illustrators in New York City will host a Will Eisner centennial exhibit from March 1-June 3. An opening reception will be held at the Society of Illustrators on the evening of March 10, from 7:30 – 11:00pm. Suggested … Continue reading →

Why?
By Carl Slaughter: Why we won’t be seeing these sequels. Why DC Won’t Make a Robin Movie Why Fans Will Never Get to See Another Terminator Movie Why Marvel Won’t Give Hulk Another Movie Why Marvel Won’t Give Hawkeye His … Continue reading →
Pixel Scroll 2/20/17 The Catcher In The Quadrotriticale
I’m winding up President’s Day Weekend by assigning a Scroll entry to each of our First Executives. (1) GEORGE WASHINGTON. He’s the foundation, the one we’ve all heard of. Just like that breakthrough Chinese science fiction writer Liu Cixin, who … Continue reading →Corrected 2016 Nebula Nominees
SFWA reports that “due to an unfortunate error in word-count verification,” they had to “regretfully make a few changes to our final Nebula ballot.” Cat Rambo’s work, “Red in Tooth and Cog” has been deemed ineligible for the category of … Continue reading →

2016 Aurealis Awards Finalists
The 2016 Aurealis Awards shortlist has been announced by the Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation. Judging coordinator Katharine Stubbs reports there were over 800 entries across the 15 categories. Click on the link to… Continue reading →

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