AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: September 30th 2018

2018 Ringo Awards
The second annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, “an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics,” were presented at The Baltimore Comic-Con on September 29. Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist) Joelle Jones Best Writer Tom King Best Artist

Hamilton Sci-Fi Music Parodies
By Daniel P. Dern: In addition to this one listed in a recent Scroll — Luke the Son of Anakin (Star Wars + Hamilton Parody) — there’s no shortage of other Hamilton-ized f&sf musical numbers, like “(I Am Not Throwing

FIYAH Reappears on Goodreads
FIYAH Literary Magazine’s listings have quietly reappeared on Goodreads. Only last week a Goodreads librarian deleted FIYAH’s Series listing on grounds that Goodreads’ policy is to delete all magazines without an ASIN/ISBN number. FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction is

Pixel Scroll 9/29/18 People Are Still Scrolling Pixels And Nothing Seems To Stop Them
LOOK OUT BELOW. On S.T. Joshi’s blog, the sclerotic author posted the Table of Contents for his next book, 21st-Century Horror. The third section takes aim at these well-known writers — III. The Pretenders Laird Barron: Decline and Fall

Palmer Wins 2018 WSFA Small Press Award
The Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) presented the 2018 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction at Capclave on September 29. WINNER “The Secret Life of Bots,” by Suzanne Palmer, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, ed. by Neil Clarke and Sean

Evermore Preview
By David Doering: On September 8, Utah’s long-awaited Evermore Park held a preview to show off its work-in-progress. I was invited to join them and experience this taste of things to come. Superlatives are inadequate to describe Evermore. It’s like

2018 Salam Award
The winner of the 2018 Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction, which recognizes emerging speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin or residence, was announced September 29. Winner Akbar Shahzad for his story Influence Finalists The two other finalists were: Nur Ibrahim for the

Pixel Scroll 9/28/18 Who Put Nineteen Great Pixels In That Itty Bitty File?
ARTIFICIAL ARTELLIGENCE. Camestros Felapton has invented the “Space Opera Book Cover Maker”. Ladles and Gentlebens, here it is: The Space Opera Book Cover Maker Thing! First a word of warning. The images take a while to load and might

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #35
Mission Worldcon 76 – Fallout! By Chris M. Barkley: First of all, I apologize for the lateness of this report. In all honesty, I didn’t think I’d be writing up a Worldcon roundup at all this year. I did not

A Celebration of Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10th Anniversary Will Begin NYRSF Readings Season
The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series kicks off its 28th season on October 2 with an evening devoted to the 10th anniversary of online sff magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies. In ten years, BCS has published over 550

Pixel Scroll 9/27/18 Where Never Scroll, Or Even Pixels Flew
DOES SFF LACK IMAGINATION? Charles Stross, in “Do my Homework”, asks questions that speculative fiction writers aren’t speculating about, including futures without capitalism or the patriarchy and near-future novels about what the world will be like in 50 or

Pixel Scroll 9/26/18 Ent Misbehavin’
ROWLING STEPS IN IT AGAIN. Yahoo! Entertainment reports that “Cries of racism erupt over the casting of Nagini in latest ‘Fantastic Beasts’ installment”. The final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald contained a jaw-dropping character reveal that

Pixel Scroll 9/25/18 I Want To Be In The Scroll Where It Happens
A STORY OF REVOLUTION. Luke the Son of Anakin (Star Wars + Hamilton Parody) is from 2016 but managed to elude me until today. Turn on closed captioning to see the text of the lyrics. (2) MODEL TARDIS. “Maladroit

Angela Carter Dramatizations on BBC Radio
SF Concatenation’s Jonathan Cowie says, “Over here in Brit Cit we have been having an Angela Carter feast courtesy of Aunty.” This has included on BBC Radio 4 – Get Carter: Nights at the Circus, Episode 1 Get Carter: Nights at

2018 Niels Klim Award
The winners of this year’s Niels Klim Award were announced, and the trophies were presented in a ceremony at the annual Danish fantastika convention, Fantasticon, on September 23. The prize, named for a character in Ludvig Holberg’s Nicolai Klimii iter

Pixel Scroll 9/24/18 I’ve Reversed The Scrollarity Of The Neutron Flow
CHABON AT WORK ON NEW PICARD SERIES. Newsweek fills in the background behind Sir Patrick Stewart’s tweet: “Michael Chabon, Patrick Stewart Look Captivated in New Star Trek Photo”. Assembled is the creative team for the new Picard series, and

2018 BSFA Awards Nominations Open
The British Science Fiction Association invites its members to nominate for the 2018 BSFA Awards (see the official website for details). Clare Boothby explains a major rules change that makes it possible now to nominate books published anywhere. This year

Gary Kurtz (1940-2018)
[[Editor’s note: Reposted by permission.]] By Craig Miller: Devastated. Bereft. Gary Kurtz has died. For over 40 years, Gary Kurtz has been my friend and colleague. We have continued working on projects all this time. There’s a film

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