Crystal Huff’s Arisia Statement Evokes Strong Response
As reported earlier today in the Pixel Scroll, Crystal Huff told why she is calling it quits with the Boston convention Arisia: “Why I’m Not At Arisia Anymore: My Rapist is President. Again.” Her 6,000+ word statement explains the charge

Arisia Announces Rosenberg Out
A day after Crystal Huff posted “Why I’m Not At Arisia Anymore: My Rapist is President. Again.” charging the convention with failing to enforce its code of conduct in situations where she had been the victim, Arisia’s president resigned, and

Pixel Scroll 10/27/18 When A Pixel’s Not Engaged In Its Enscrollment, Or Maturing Its Pixellious Little Plans
ARISIA AGAIN. A second account where someone tells how Arisia unsatisfactorily handled her reported rape — Maura Taylor in “Arisia and #MeToo (TW: Rape)”. I believe Crystal Huff, in part because a very similar thing happened to me. Arisia ’15,

Pixel Scroll 10/26/18 Eight Scrolls A File
CRYSTAL HUFF AND ARISIA NEWS DEVELOPMENTS. During the day, Noel Rosenberg resigned as Operations Division Head and President of Arisia Inc. on the Arisia Corporate Members mailing list, per a report by Kris Snyder on Facebook. Huff’s initial public

2018 Nommo Awards
The African Speculative Fiction Society announced the winners of the 2018 Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Lagos, Nigeria on October 25. The African Speculative Fiction Society, composed of professional and semiprofessional

Classics of SF at Loscon 45
By John Hertz: We’ll take up three Classics of Science Fiction at Loscon XLV, one discussion each. Come to as many as you like. You’ll be welcome to join in. We’re still with “A classic is a work that survives

Pixel Scroll 10/25/18 Because I Could Not Scroll The Pixel, It Kindly Scrolled For Me
Today’s Scroll is unconscionably short because I took the early part of the day to deliver a prescription to my mother, and must leave soon to see my daughter perform with the color guard at a football game. I have

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Trailer 2
The next How To Train Your Dragon movie arrives in theaters February 22. There’s also a whole How To Train Your Dragon website at the link. From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to

Cixin Liu and John Scalzi at Clarke Center 11/12
The Arthur C, Clarke Center for Human Imagination will host an “Evening with Cixin Liu and John Scalzi” at UC San Diego on November 12. They will discuss their work and the power of speculative worldbuilding, and sign books following

Pixel Scroll 10/24/18 That’s One Sure Road To Mount Tsundoku Blues, Pixels On The Scrolls Of Your Shoes
HUGO HISTORY BY WALTON. At Locus Online, “Gary K. Wolfe Reviews An Informal History of the Hugos by Jo Walton”. …So the value of Walton’s book – in some ways a companion piece to her other collection of

Three SFF Works Are Finalists in The Great American Read
Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird won The Great American Read voting. The result was announced on the PBS series grand finale aired October 23. SFF was strongly represented at the top of the poll, with the other

World Fantasy Convention 2021 in Montreal
World Fantasy ConventionSM 2021 will be held in Montreal, Canada from November 4–7 at the Hotel Montreal Bonaventure. The information is on the World Fantasy Convention site. So far as I can tell I haven’t reported it here before, although

Pixel Scroll 10/23/2018 If You’re Filing To ScrollFrancisco, Be Sure To Wear Some Pixels In Your Hair
DOZOIS REMEMBERED AT NYRSF. Via David Langford comes news that New York Review of Science Fiction #349, a Special Gardner Dozois Memorial Issue, is available as a free download. Memories, anecdotes, appreciations, confessions, and clickbait, from: Michael Bishop •

WFC 2019 Attending Membership Rate Goes Up 11/4
World Fantasy Con 2019 will be held in LA at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel from October 31 – November 3. The current membership rates are: Attending Membership: $200.00 Supporting Membership: $50.00 The Attending Membership Rate will increase November

Pixel Scroll 10/22/18 Scrolls Are From Mars, Pixels Are From Venus
STFNAL MUSIC. Out of Mind, the new album by the band Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate, includes two songs inspired by Philip K. Dick and one by Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice. Here are the notes for “When I Was

Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne Among Six New Additions to NEA Big Read Library
Two poetry collections, one memoir, one creative nonfiction book, and two novels will join the NEA Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The NEA Big Read annually supports community reading

Frankenstein Meets Little Women in South Pasadena
By John King Tarpinian: October 20 was the opening reception for the art exhibition of this match-up honoring the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein and the 150th anniversary of Little Women, two well-loved novels by two groundbreaking female authors. The city

Pixel Scroll 10/21/18 These Pixel Scrolls May Contain Apocalyptic Stories About The End Of Days
CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR RODEN. World Fantasy Award winner Barbara Roden (1997, 2005) is the newly-elected mayor of Ashcroft, British Columbia – the first woman elected to the office. The population of Ashcroft is around 1,500. (2) AWARD FOR

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