AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 4-29-18

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Pixel Scroll 4/23/18 It Was Me Who Ate All The Cupcakes In The File770 Office IN SELF DEFENCE!
100 LOVED BOOKS. PBS series The Great American Read premieres May 22. One hundred books, one winner: THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #29
Avengers: Infinity War/A Film Review By Chris M. Barkley: Avengers: Infinity War (2018, ***1/2) with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Helmsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olson, Anthony Mackie,

Pixel Scroll 4/25/18 Why Is A Pixel Like A Writing Desk?
HUGO AUTOPSY. Doctor Strangemind’s Kim Huett, in “They’d Rather Be Right”, promises to explain how in 1955 They’d Rather Be Right, the least popular winner of the Hugo Award for novel ever, managed this surprising feat. …First though I’d

Status Report
File 770 has been having some ISP problems which have now been diagnosed. At this moment the blog is accessible. This may not last because the problems have not been fixed. I will soon move File 770 to a new ISP.

2018 Edgar Awards Winners
The Mystery Writers of America named the winners of the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards on April 26. The awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced last year. BEST NOVEL Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica

2018 Eisner Awards Nominations
Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2018, chosen by a panel of judges. Topping the nominations are two works done by women. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics) by first-time graphic novelist Emil

Kalish, Ormes Named to Eisner Hall of Fame
The Eisner Awards judges have selected two individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame for 2018, Carol Kalish (pioneering direct sales manager for Marvel Comics), and Jackie Ormes (first black female newspaper cartoonist, for the

Cats Sleep on SFF: Teaching the Dog to Read
Geralyn Lance’s class is in session: Here are Bowser and Yoshi waiting to be taught to read a book by Jonathan Carroll! Photos of other felines (or doglines) resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot)

George Slusser Conference
The George Slusser Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy, with the theme “Science Fiction: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, runs April 26 and 27. There is no conference fee, and everyone is welcome to attend. For full details and parking information

Black Panther Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Black Panther symbolism explained More videos follow the jump — Marvel’s Knights 10 things Black Panther got right Black Panther post credit scenes Very small Black Panther Easter eggs How Marvel created a phenomenon with Black

2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction
The Second War of the Dog by Ibrahim Nasrallah is the winner of the 11th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Chair of Judges, Ibrahim Al Saafin, made the announcement at a ceremony at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in

Pixel Scroll 4/24/18 I Should’ve Never Rolled Those Hypercubical Dice
MEXICANX INITIATIVE. John Picacio tells how Constellation 9 helped him hit the Assistance Fund’s $15,000 goal. ICYMI: #TheMexicanxInitiative’s Assistance Fund reached its $15,000 goal this Saturday, thanks to @ConStellationNE & all who contributed before them. I will now focus

National Poetry Month
By John Hertz: April is National Poetry Month in the United States. Science fiction is often set in the future. So here’s an Englishman of the 16th Century. What if within the Moones faire shining spheare? What if in euery

Mythcon 49 Guests of Honor
Mythcon 49 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 20-23. Congratulations to Filer Dr. Reid for being named one of the headliners — Our Scholar Guest of Honor for 2018 is Dr. Robin Anne Reid. She is a Professor in

ENMU Special Collections Update
By Craig W. Chrissinger: After a late-December flood damaged several books and periodicals in Eastern NM University’s temporary storage for its special collections, librarian Gene Bundy revealed during the Williamson Lectureship on April 6 that items are ready to come

Cats Sleep on SFF: Within the Sanctuary of Wings
Doctor Science guides us through what might be called the game of cat and dragons: This is Sneakers, age 18 years 7 months, sleeping on (or next to) Within the Sanctuary of Wings. The dragon bedspread is from Full Moon

Tool Talk
The April 20 Pixel Scroll quoted several paragraphs from Declan Finn’s blog post “The John Ringo and ConCarolinas issue” (see item 13) ending with this one — On THEIR OWN TERMS, I should be concerned to even walk the halls …

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