Gilman Wins 20th Annual Endeavour Award
The Cold Eye by Kenmore, WA, writer Laura Anne Gilman has won the 20th annual Endeavour Award. The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000 and was announced November 9, 2018, at OryCon in Portland, Oregon. The other finalists were:

2020 World Fantasy Convention Announces Guests
World Fantasy Convention 2020 in Salt Lake City officially opened for registration at the close of this year’s WFC in Baltimore. The Salt Lake committee so far has named five guests: Stephen Gallagher – British author of many novels and

SCA Restricts “Symbols of Hate” and Updates Policies and Mission Statement To Be More Inclusive
The Society for Creative Anachronism has revised its mission statement to be more inclusive, and published updated restrictions on the use of symbols associated with hate speech. MISSION STATEMENT: The revised statement now reads: The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)

Arisia Inc. Meets November 11 to Pick New Officers
Help is on the way — Arisia Inc. has gained over 50 new corporate members who will be on hand when the convention begins to search for the path to its future at their November 11 meeting. This will include

An Array of Scroll Title Ideas
By Steve Davidson: When asked to define what Pixel Scroll was all about, famed SF author Damon Knight said: “Pixel Scroll means what we point to when we say ‘Pixel Scroll’.” Brian Aldiss, no slouch in the quote department, had

Pixel Scroll 11/9/18 But The Pixel Has Passed, And It’s Daylight At Last, And the Scroll Has Been Long — Ditto Ditto My Song
FIRE WATCH. The Westworld sets are casualties of the Woolsey Fire – Variety has the story: “‘Westworld’ Location at Paramount Ranch Burns Down”. The historic Western town area at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif., where productions including “Westworld”

SFWA Opens Nebula Voting to Associate Members, Adds Game Writing Award
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has added Game Writing as a Nebula category and given Associate Members the right to vote for the Nebula Awards. These and other revisions to the rules were announced today on the

Mortal Engines – Extended Look
Here’s another 90-second preview of Mortal Engines, coming to theaters December 14. Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London

Continued from Previous Rock
By John Hertz: (reprinted in honor of RAL’s birth month from Vanamonde 485) A.E. van Vogt called R.A. Lafferty the most original writer in s-f (Science Fiction Review 23, 1977). There’s a tribute. Lafferty is gone now (1914-2002). He was

2018 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees
The 2018 inductees to the National Toy Hall of Fame have been announced: Magic 8 Ball Introduced in 1946, the Magic 8 Ball allows users to flirt harmlessly with fortune-telling. Users pose questions, shake the ball, and then read one

Pixel Scroll 11/8/18 Octokittens
DUMBLEDORE. Another Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald featurette, “Distinctly Dumbledore,” released this week. The movie arrives in theaters November 16. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by

David G. Barnett To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene have announced that David G. Barnett will be the honoree of the 2019 J.F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 1993, Barnett has operated Necro Publications (and its imprints), publishing some of

A Visit to the Hallmark Museum
By Airboy: Everything is somewhere. Hallmark’s HQ is in Kansas City. They have a free museum which includes samples of things from their history. My wife and I went to the Hallmark Museum at the corporate campus in Kansas City

Pixel Scroll 11/7/18 Neil Gaiman On A Mountain Of Books Holding a Kitten
THE CRIMES OF VISACARD. BBC takes note as “JK Rowling sues former employee for £24,000”. Harry Potter author JK Rowling has launched a £24,000 legal claim against a former employee for allegedly using her money to go on shopping

Scouting Ahead: The Doom Patrol
By Daniel Dern: Catch a non-sneak peek at live-action The Doom Patrol, in DC Universe’s Titans Episode 4! I’m still working on a more general review of DC’s new ~$7/month online streaming DC Universe — but right now, if you’re

Doctor Who’s 770 Reference
By Kirby Bartlett-Sloan: I was watching the recent Doctor Who episode “Arachnids in the UK” for the second time when I noticed the room number the Trump-y character is standing in front of when he meets Team TARDIS, he having just

2018 Prix Actusf de l’Uchronie Winners
The winners of the 2018 Prix Actusf de l’Uchronie has been announced by French publisher ActuSF. Prix Littéraire Rouille de Floriane Soulas, Scrineo, 2018 Prix Graphique Le visiteur du Futur, La Brigade Temporelle série complète en 3 tomes, de Guillaume

Pixel Scroll 11/6/18 Scroll it, Jake. It’s Pixeltown.
KAIJU INSTANT CLASSIC. Adam Roberts spent the morning on a retelling of the story of Godzilla in the style of Pope’s Homer: The Godziliad. So, from this morning, here’s me retelling the story of Godzilla in the style of

Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Semi-Final Round
Semi-final round voting has begun in the Goodreads Choice Awards: The Best Books 2018 and will continue through November 11. There are 21 categories overall. Goodreads recommended 15 books in the opening round and allowed write-ins, which have filled another

Pixel Scroll 11/5/18 Pixeltopia By James Scrolley
VISIONS OF WFC 44. Ellen Datlow’s photos from World Fantasy Con 2018 are up on Flickr. (2) DESIGNING WAKANDA. Black Panther designer Hannah Beachler spoke to the CityLab Detroit conference about what went into designing the capital city of Wakanda

Scott Edelman’s GoH Speech for World Fantasy Convention 2018
Editor’s Introduction: With Scott Edelman’s permission, File 770 is posting the text of his World Fantasy Convention GoH speech, given in Baltimore this weekend. (It’s also up on his website. And a link to the video appears at the end

Report on the 2018 World Fantasy Convention
By Martin Morse Wooster: World Fantasy Convention (Baltimore, November 1-4, 2018) If you want to know how a World Fantasy Convention differs from your typical convention, here is what happened when I checked in on Thursday. I was running late,

Fifth Annual Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival Winners
The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the award winners of its fifth annual event. The gathering saluted the legacy of novelist Philip K. Dick with a slate of independent science fiction films, nine of which

RIP Bertil Mårtensson (1945-2018)
By Ahrvid Engholm: A giant of the Swedish sf field has passed away. Bertil Mårtensson died in hospital Sunday November 4 from effects of smoke inhalation, after a fire in his home broke out the Thursday before. He was in

Pixel Scroll 11/4/18 The Scrolled Fan and the Spree
EDELMAN GOH SPEECH AT WFC44. World Fantasy Con GoH Scott Edelman has posted a video of his speech, which is a call for inclusiveness in many dimensions of conrunning and the sff community. Scott hired the ASL interpreter seen

Financial Problems and Deceptive Practices Ground FurFlight
FurFlight won’t be leaving the ground again soon, if ever. FurFlight is marketed as a way for furries to fly as a group to selected conventions, and travel in their fursonas. Yes! Enjoy being an animal before you arrive at

2018 World Fantasy Awards
The World Fantasy Awards were presented November 4 at the World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. LIFE ACHIEVEMENT For 2018, the Life Achievement Awards were given to: Charles de Lint Elizabeth Wollheim NOVEL Tie The Changeling by Victor LaValle (Spiegel

2018 Prix Actusf de l’Uchronie Finalists
The shortlist for the 2018 Prix Actusf de l’Uchronie has been released by ActuSF. It is an award for work in a specialized segment of sff field, described in the Wikipedia: Uchronia refers to a hypothetical or fictional time-period of

Pixel Scroll 11/3/18 If You Tick The Box I’m On You Will Know When Posts Are Done
MARTIAN SAVINGS TIME. If you’re tempted to complain about having to reset your clock, think about these folks at JPL: “When flying to Mars is your day job”. When the spacecraft is sleeping at night, we work. So we

2018 Utopiales Awards
These literary awards were presented November 3 at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes. Prix Utopiales 2018 L’âme des horloges [The Bone Clocks], David Mitchell (de l’Olivier) #utopiales2018 #scifi #sciencefiction

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