2018 Pegasus Award Winners
The winners of the 2018 Pegasus Awards for excellence in filking were announced at the Ohio Valley Filk Fest on October 20. Best Filk Song Pageant Legend by Katy Dröge-Macdonald /Ju Honisch Best Classic Filk Song Creature of the Wood

Pixel Scroll 10/20/18 No One Pixels There Any More, It’s Too Scrolled
HORROR HUMBLE BUNDLE. “The Tales of Horror Humble Bundle” is now up with horror anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow (Darkness, Nightmares, Lovecraft’s Monsters), also: The Ultimate Werewolf, The Ultimate Undead, and The Ultimate Dracula, plus books by Lisa Goldstein,

Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 Winners
The Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 winners were announced October 20 at the German Comic Con in Berlin. The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year. Deutscher Phantastik Preis Bester deutscher Roman

I Love You, Tomorrow
By John Hertz: I don’t mean this one despite Otto Binder and even Virgil Finlay. Last spring I put here something I called Et in Arcadia Ego, Latin for “And [even] in Arcadia, I am.” In the study of classical

Pixel Scroll 10/19/18 That Pixel Is Not Dead, It’s Just Pining For The Scrolls
NOW A FOURTH BODY. Andrew Liptak reveals The Redemption of Time at The Verge: “How a fan fiction for Cixin Liu’s Three-Body Problem became an official novel” Since the publication of The Three-Body Problem, the first installment of Cixin Liu’s

Cats Sleep on SFF: Fantasy Beer
Nina Horvath begins: Probably you will think this: “Not her again!”, but here I am. And I am still a very proud cat-Mum. And even better: Another cat strayed towards me, but he is still too shy to be part

Pixel Scroll 10/18/18 Last Week I Went To Pixeldelphia But It Was Scrolled
EATING THE FANTASTIC. Scott Edelman, in Episode 79 of Eating the Fantastic, invites podcast listeners to join him for lunch with Rebecca Roanhorse at Zona Rosa Mexican restaurant. Roanhorse’s short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience (TM),” which

Pat Lupoff (1937-2018)
Pat Lupoff, the first woman to win a Hugo award, died October 18. She and Richard (Dick) Lupoff, whom she married in 1957, and Bhob Stewart co-edited the 1963 Best Fanzine Hugo winner Xero. Xero’s discussion of comics sparked other

Register for 2019 Odyssey Online Writing Classes
Odyssey Writing Workshops is offering three live, intensive online classes this winter. Odyssey’s nonprofit mission is to help writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, however, writers of all genres are welcome to apply. Courses will cover issues relevant to writers

Alien Re-Encounters at the KGB Bar with Schoen and Pratt
By Mark L. Blackman: On the wintry-cold autumn evening of Wednesday, October 17th, the monthly Fantastic Fiction Readings Series presented award-winning sf authors Lawrence M. Schoen and Tim Pratt, who read from their latest novels, both continuations of earlier works.

2018 Not the Booker Prize
Does this ever happen? The public vote would have given the 2018 Not the Booker Prize to a mainstream novel, but the award judges set the result aside and gave it instead to a work of genre interest, the post-apocalyptic

Pixel Scoll 10/17/18 They Scrolled Paradise And Pixeled A Parking Lot
BEST OF TED. features Nnedi Okorafor: “’Write your story, and don’t be afraid to write it’ — a sci-fi writer talks about finding her voice and being a superhero”. During family visits to Nigeria in the 1990s and

World Fantasy Convention 2018 Update
The World Fantasy Convention 2018 in Baltimore is a joint effort of The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) and the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA). It will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Nov

Sci-Fi In-Depth Discussion Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: The politics of Doctor Who Bradbury and The Twilight Zone Marc Zicree claims Ray Bradbury gave him an exclusive on Bradbury’s falling out with Rod Serling. Zicree also makes a good case that without Bradbury’s proteges,

Ninth Circuit Gives FanX/Salt Lake Comic Con a Break
Bryan Brandenburg of FanX, formerly the Salt Lake Comic Con, told Facebook followers on October 16, “Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay pending appeal for the nearly $4 million judgment and a broad injunction” in connection

Pixel Scroll 10/16/18 Pixel Me, Ray Bradbury!
WORLD FANTASY CON PRELIMINARY PROGRAM. WFC 2018 takes place in Baltimore from November 1-4. Their draft program is now up — World Fantasy 2018 Preliminary Program Grid. This is the Preliminary program schedule. These are the program items we’re

Spectrum 26 Call for Entries
Professional and student artists, art directors, publishers and artists’ representatives are invited to submit entries to the 26th Annual Spectrum International Competition for Fantastic Art. Artworks in all media embracing the themes of science fiction, fantasy, horror and the surreal

2018 BookNest Fantasy Awards Shortlists
The shortlists for the 2018 BookNest Fantasy Awards, hosted by the blog, were announced October 15. Open public voting to pick the winners continues until October 31 — to vote, click here. AWARDS PROCESS. The BookNest Fantasy Awards are

Classic Sci-Fi Roundup 4
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes Terror from the year 5000 Blake’s 7 The Lost Missile Battle of the Worlds The Fly

Pixel Scroll 10/15/18 Scrolldenfreude
WORLDS BEYOND HERE. The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle is hosting Worlds Beyond Here from October 12, 2018 through September 15, 2019. Looking at the connection between Asian Pacific Americans and the infinite

2018 Copper Cylinder Awards
The winners of the seventh annual Copper Cylinder Awards have been announced by the Sunburst Award Society. The Copper Cylinder is an annual members’ choice award for Canadian literature of the fantastic. The Copper Cylinder Award derives its name from

2018 Sunburst Award Winners
The Sunburst Award Society has announced the winners of the 2018 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in the Adult, Young Adult, and Short Story categories. Adult Award The winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award for

Pixel Scroll 10/14/18 There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Pixel
WHO NOVELIZATION. The Irish Times profiles Dave Rudden, an Irish writer of Doctor Who tie-in fiction: “Meet the Irish author who is reinventing Doctor Who”. The article includes a sweet story about how Rudden dedicated one of the first

Fifth Annual PKD European SF Film Festival
The 5th Annual Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival, which celebrates the talent of independent filmmakers and honors Philip K. Dick’s worldwide legacy, convenes at venues in Germany in late October and France in

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