Court Rules Against Del Arroz on Four Issues in Lawsuit Against Worldcon 76, Allows Litigation to Continue on a Fifth
In today’s hearing on Jonathan Del Arroz v. S.F. Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Mark H. Pierce issued a tentative ruling tossing four out of the five causes of action in Del Arroz’s lawsuit against

2018 Nebula Awards Nominees
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) announced the nominees for the 54th Annual Nebula Awards on February 20, including the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #37
Capricon 39: Information PLEASE! By Chris M. Barkley: When I was attending Worldcon 76 at San Jose, Chicago area fan writer and editor Steven H Silver approached me with an unusual proposition: would I be interested in participating in a

2018 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot
The Horror Writers Association announced the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot on February 23. “This year’s nominees demonstrate a continued lineup of quality work in the horror genre,” said Lisa Morton, HWA President. “Our members and awards juries have

Lloyd Penney Lends a Hand
By John Hertz: Trying to catch up with your fanzine reading, for Hugo Awards nomination or otherwise? Lloyd Penney, who sees lots of fanzines and sends letters of comment widely, made a chart of fanzines he saw and locced (as

Pixel Scroll 2/22/19 Those Who Don’t Learn From Pixelry Are Doomed To Rescroll It
RETRO HUGO FAN CATEGORY RESOURCE. Joe Siclari and the FANAC Fan History Project are providing support to Dublin 2019 Retro Hugo voters: The nomination forms have gone out for Dublin 2019’s Retro Hugo awards for works published in 1943.

The Twilight Zone Airs 4/1
CBS All-Access unveiled the trailer for its forthcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone. Witness the re-imagining of the most iconic series of all time. Hosted by Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele, The Twilight Zone premieres April 1, exclusively on CBS

International Film Music Critics Association Awards 2018
The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announced the winners of the 2018 IFMCA Awards on February 21. Score of the Year goes to British composer John Powell for his score for the Star Wars spin-off story Solo, which looked

Pixel Scroll 2/21/19 I Said I Didn’t Get Nothin’, I Had To Pay Fifty Dollars And Scroll Up The Pixels
BAD BUSINESS. Kristine Kathryn Rusch sees disaster in store for those who will do anything to make their Amazon hamster wheel turn faster: “Business Musings: Ghostwriting, Plagiarism, and The Latest Scandal”. … They will be dealing with this for

Where To Find The 2018 Nebula Finalists For Free Online
By JJ: The Nebula Finalists have just been announced, and if you’d like to check them out to see whether you think they’d be good contenders for your Hugo ballot, you can use this handy guide to find material which

Pixel Scroll 2/20/19 Ain’t No Sound But The Sound Of His Scroll, His Pixel Ready To Go
STOLEN HEARTS. Another romance writer has been accused of plagiarism: the #CopyPasteCris row involves accusations that Cristiane Serruya lifted large sections of her romance novels from works by Courtney Milan and other writers, then blamed the mess on a

Datlow Shares ToC for Best Horror of the Year, Volume 11
Ellen Datlow has revealed the table of contents for The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eleven, to be released in September by Night Shade. “I Remember Nothing” by Anne Billson “Monkeys on the Beach” by Ralph Robert Moore “Painted

2019 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Goes Bi-Coastal
The annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival for the first time since its inception will hold a bi-coastal gathering with films, premieres and panels in New York City, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, CA. Independent filmmakers will have

2018 Aurealis Awards Finalists
The finalists for the 2018 Aurealis Awards were announced February 19 by the Continuum Foundation (ConFound). The award recognizes the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. The winners of the Aurealis Awards, as well as the Sara

Pixel Scroll 2/19/19 Imagine There’s No Pixels – It’s Easy If You Scroll
SHAT MEETS SHELDON. DigitalSpy has its CBS eye open: “The Big Bang Theory shares first look at Star Trek legend William Shatner’s cameo”. The Star Trek legend will turn up briefly in the 12th and final season of the

2019 D.I.C.E. Video Game Awards
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) presented the 22nd annual D.I.C.E. awards on February 14 at a ceremony following the 2019 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. God of War by developer SIE Santa Monica Studio and publisher

Wandering Through the Public Domain #8
A regular exploration of public domain genre works available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: I stumbled onto a fun book on Project Gutenberg today while I was looking for something completely different — as so

Pixel Scroll 2/18/19 You’re Saying It Wrong, It’s Pix-EL-ium Scrolli-O-sa
STAR POWER. Over the weekend Scott Edelman recorded a reading by Charlie Jane Anders and Sandra Newman at a Washington D.C. bookstore — On the afternoon of Saturday, February 16, 2019, Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle

Spectrum 26 Award Nominations
The jury for Spectrum 26: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art has nominated the top five artworks in eight categories for consideration for either a silver and gold award. Judges Kei Acedera, Wesley Burt, Bobby Chiu, Edward Kinsella III, and Colin

Of Course the Scythe Got Him
By John Hertz: I’ve been thinking about Steve Sneyd. Maybe you have too. He died last June (1941-2018). His name meant the handle of a scythe. In 2015 the Science Fiction Poetry Association named him a Grand Master. Here’s a

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