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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 2-5-17

Whelan Exhibit at Riverside Art Museum
The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) presents Beyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan, curated by Baby Tattoos’ Bob Self, from February 11–May 25. The exhibit will launch with a free, open-to-the-public Opening Reception on Saturday, February 11 from … Continue reading →

2017 Annie Awards
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the winners of the 44th Annual Annie Awards on February 4. The award, created in 1982 by voice actor June Foray, recognizes the year’s best in the field of animation in multiple categories, … Continue reading →

Weisskopf To Receive Solstice Award
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have named Toni Weisskopf as the recipient of the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award to honor her activities in support of science fiction and fantasy. The Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award is given … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/4/17 Scroll Was Born With A Gift Of Pixel And A Sense That The World Was Mad
SINCE THERE’S NOTHING ON TV TOMORROW. MeTV has located several downloadable designs for making Star Trek ships from paper that you can use to keep yourself busy on Sunday if football is not your thing. In Japan, the art … Continue reading →

The Captains’ Favorite Episodes
By Carl Slaughter: The Captain from each Star Trek series was asked to pick the episode he or she liked the most. William Shatner, with Joan Collins: “City on the Edge of Forever” Patrick Stewart: “In Theory” Kate Mulgrew: “Counterpoint” … Continue reading →

Jacey Bedford, Author of the Rowankind Series
By Carl Slaughter: DAW fantasy author Jacey Bedford continues her Rowankind magic/alternate history series with Silverwolf, released January 3 by DAW. Jacey Bedford is a British writer from Yorkshire with over thirty short stories and four (so far) novels to … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/3/17 The Pixel That Rowed The Scroll Ashore
ASIMOV ON THE AIR. BBC Radio 4, as part of their 15 Minute Drama series, will be adapting five of the stories from Asimov’s I, Robot. Original broadcasts will run from February 6-10. As usual, episodes will be available … Continue reading →

Powerless Debuts on NBC
By Carl Slaughter: This is the opening credits sequence for the new anti-superhero office comedy Powerless that premiered last night. The comic book cover style emphasizes the premise of the show. In the forefront, the superheroes are battling the supervillains. In the … Continue reading →

What’s Five Thousand Miles?
By John Hertz: My antennae tingled. It turned out Inoue Hiroaki was in town. He was Guest of Honor at Animé L.A. XIII, 27-29 Jan 17 at the Ontario Convention Center. Over 9,000 attended. Chaz Baden started ALA, chaired it … Continue reading →

SFWA President Rambo Seeks Second Term
Cat Rambo officially announced today that she’s running for another term as President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The full statement is at her blog: “Let the Wild Rumpus Continue: Running for SFWA President Again” I realized during … Continue reading →

Tools and Problems of Human Neuroscience
Benjamin C. Kinney is a speculative fiction author and SFWA Associate Member whose writing touches on themes of science and faith, the human mind and the inhuman mind, and where these four intersect. Kinney is a pen name, to differentiate his … Continue reading →

Eastercon 2017 Rates Rise
Innominate, Eastercon 2017, will take place April 14-17 in Birmingham, UK. Pat Cadigan, Judith Clute, and Colin Harris are the Guests of Honour, Innominate has just introduced its final advance membership rates of £80 Adult, £55 Y.A. & Concession, £20 … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/2/17 If You Give A Kzin A Kazoo…
LOOKING FOR SHADOWS. Leah Schnelbach’s “Groundhog Day Breaks the Rules of Every Genre” is a masterpiece about one of my favorite movies. (It first appeared on Tor.com in 2014.) Groundhog Day succeeds as a film because of the way … Continue reading →

Brooke Bolander Tops 2016 Uncanny Magazine Reader Poll
Uncanny Magazine has released the results of its 2016 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll. I had to rush the news to the public because their announcement has the magic number of five items — “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke … Continue reading →

Star Trek: Discovery Featurette “In Production”
Work has begun… In 1964 Gene Roddenberry wrote three words on a blank page: Star Trek is…” Now, CBS All Access will begin that sentence once again. Production has begun on Star Trek: Discovery. Coming to CBS All Access.… Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 2/1/17 We Had Scrolls, We Had Fun, We Had Pixels In The Sun
TRUE GRIT. The director of Arrival has signed on make another adaptation of Dune. Denis Villeneuve, best known for his directorial work on Arrival, Sicario and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, is set to tackle the adaptation of Frank … Continue reading →

2016 Locus Recommended Reading List Is Out
The 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List from the magazine’s February issue has been posted by Locus Online. The list is… is a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, and other professionals — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; reviewers Liz … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts of January 2017
Readers returned again and again to the most-viewed post this month to discuss Lou Antonelli’s claim that editors have been boycotting him. Traffic was stimulated by a visit from the author himself, who started by saying: “Hey Aaron, old chum, I … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 1/31/17 Is It A Scroll? Is It A File? No, Its Super-Pixel!
GENRE L.A. At last weekend’s 2017 Genre-LA Creative Writers Conference, dozens of professionals were on hand to share their experience and insight, among them Howard Hendrix, Gregory Benford and Robert J. Sawyer. Thanks to Greg for the photo — … Continue reading →

2016 Lindgren Award Nominees
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is the world’s largest cash prize for children’s literature. Administered by the Swedish Arts Council, the 5 million krona award honors the entire body of an author’s work. It is given authors, illustrators, oral storytellers … Continue reading →

Beauty and the Beast – US Official Final Trailer
On March 17, rediscover a tale as old as time. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 1/30/17 There Are Studies Underway To Fluoridate Pixels. Children’s Pixels!
CAPALDI MAKES IT OFFICIAL. Not unexpectedly, the Twelfth Doctor is leaving Doctor Who as new showrunner Chris Chibnall gets ready to take the reins. “Doctor Who” star Peter Capaldi has announced he’ll step down from the role at the … Continue reading →

A Speculative Kerfuffle
The Science Fiction Poetry Association is taking nominations from members for the Rhysling Awards until February 15. A.J. Odasso, Strange Horizons Senior Poetry Editor, nominated two poems published by Strange Horizons (which is … Continue reading →

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