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2018 Premio Vegetti
The winners of the Premio Vergetti were announced May 26 in San Marino. The Premio Vegetti is given by World SF Italia, Italy’s professional association for sff writers and a vestige of the World SF organization once led by Harry

Cats Sleep on SFF: Best New SF 16
P. F. Nel asks — Does this count? The cat is sitting on me while I’m trying to read SF. The book is Best New SF 16, the Robinson (UK) version of Gardner Dozois’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Sharply Criticized for Handling of Anti-harassment Complaint
Best-selling author Shannon Hale (Princess Academy, Ever After High) received wide support today when she said on Twitter that FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention violated her privacy by posting a message she had sent them that included her email address.

Pixel Scroll 5/26/18 I’ve Got A Troll And He Hasn’t Got A Scroll
NEBULA WEEKEND WITH THE QUEEN. Read “The Merqueen’s Report: Nebula Awards Weekend, 2018” by Cat Rambo. …At five, the always cool Monica Valentinelli came to my hotel room and helped me begin the transformation into Mer queen. I had

“Starry-eyed” Inspired Me
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1300) Take my hand, I’m a ranger in SF-land; All lost in a wonderland, a ranger in SF-land. If I float starry-eyed, that’s a danger in SF-land For any who come aboard minds of

2018 Elgin Award Finalists
Nominations for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s Elgin Award closed May 15, and Josh Brown, the 2018 Elgin Award Chair reports the works named below are the nominees. The award is named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin,

Pixel Scroll 5/25/18 The Prospect Of Incontinent Hobgoblins
FANX FLOUNDERS ON. How long will FanX’s Bryan Brandenburg’s “indefinite leave” be? Brandenburg said Thursday he will not be involved in FanX operations for the rest of the year, but will attend the event in September with his family

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #30
Solo: A Star Wars Story/A Film Review By Chris M. Barkley: Solo; A Star Wars Story, (***) with Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Walter-Bridge, Joonas Soutamo and Paul Bettany. Screenplay by Jonathan Kasdan and

MIT’s HMS Pinafore:TNG: Follow-up Notes and Links
By Daniel Dern: An email from one of my Boskone Gilbert & Sullivan panel panelists led me to see if any video clips of the MIT production HMS Pinafore: TNG that I wrote about (“Speaking of Gilbert & Sullivan &

Cats Sleep on SFF: Hearts of Tabat
Cat Rambo agreed with my idea for publicizing her new book Hearts of Tabat. As for her cat — Taco says she is somewhat dubious about all of this. Help convince Taco — pick up a copy soon! In Tabat,Pixel Scroll 5/24/18 Filenheit 770

Pixel Scroll 5/24/18 Filenheit 770
LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR FANX’S BRANDENBURG. Salt Lake City’s Fox13 news has been told “FanX co-founder Bryan Brandenburg stepping aside amid criticism of handling of harassment complaint”. Salt Lake City FanX co-founder Bryan Brandenburg is stepping aside in response

Ready for Murderbot Audiobooks?
Martha Wells’ novella All Systems Red, which won the Nebula Award last weekend, is also an award-winning audiobook. The Murderbot Diaries are being issued as audiobooks for the first time, read by ace narrator Kevin R. Free. The first book,

2018 Geffen Awards Shortlist
The nominees for the 2018 Geffen Awards (Israel Speculative Fiction Awards) have been announced by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy. The awards are named in honor of editor and translator Amos Geffen, who was one of the

ComicMix Whittles Away Another Leg of Star Trek/Seuss Mashup Lawsuit
Could the day be coming when Dr. Seuss Enterprises doesn’t have a leg left to stand on? In November 2016, during a Kickstarter campaign to fund Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go!, featuring the writing of David Gerrold, the art ofPixel Scroll 5/23/18 Admit It – You Woulda Done The Same!

Pixel Scroll 5/22/18 Admit It – You Woulda Done The Same
HUNDRED BEST. Unbound Worlds knows there’s nothing like a “best” list to get everyone riled up. To that end they present “The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time”. I’ve read a solid 15 of these, which tells you

2018 Tomorrow Prize
At LitFest Pasadena on May 20, celebrity guests read the five Tomorrow Prize finalists’ stories, and the first, second, and third place winners were announced. The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction was created by Sci-Fest LA in 2014 “to

2018 Roswell Award
The winner of 2018 Roswell Award for short science fiction by adults was announced at LitFest Pasadena on May 19. Celebrity guests read the five finalists’ stories, after which the first, second, and third place winners were revealed. 1ST PLACE:

Pixel Scroll 5/22/18 The Return Of The Revenge Of The Son Of The House Of The Bride Of The Night Of The Living Pixel Scroll
ROBSON ON WORLDBUILDING. Juliette Wade interviews celebrated author Kelly Robson in her latest Dive Into Worldbuilding hangout — “Kelly Robson and ‘Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach’”. Wade has both notes on the interview and a video at the

Pixel Scroll 5/21/18 And The Book Recs, They Grow Just Like Lava Flows
IT’S ALIVE! The Hollywood Reporter says “‘The Expanse’ Revived for Season 4 at Amazon”. Amazon Studios is in talks to revive one of CEO Jeff Bezos’ favorite properties. The retailer and streaming outlet is near a deal to revive

2018 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire Winners
The winners of the 2018 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire were announced May 20 at the Étonnants Voyageurs festival in Saint-Malo, France. The jurors for the award are Joëlle Wintrebert (president), Jean-Luc Rivera (vice-president), Bruno Para (assistant secretary), Jean-Claude Dunyach (treasurer),

2018 Eugie Award Finalists
The shortlist for the 2017 Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction is online: “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, March/April 2017) “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, September 2017)

Pixel Scroll 5/20/18 I Know What You’re Thinking: Did He Scroll Six Pixels Or Only Five?
SAFE AT HOME. Adweek tells about an Incredibles 2 movie product tie-in: “Why The Incredibles Needed an ADT Home Security System”. Even superheroes need a good home security system, says a fun new ad from ADT and Disney, themed

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