AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 3/31/19

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Ed McDonald Called Victim of False #MeToo Charges
Last weekend’s SPFBO FB group announcement that a reviewer accused of harassing behavior had been dropped attracted comments raising a similar issue about Ed McDonald (not mentioned in the File 770 story). Today several bloggers issued public statements saying they

Fans Long Listed for The Big and The Small Fahrts
Every two years The International Flann O’Brien Society presents the International Flann O’Brien Society Awards, otherwise known as the Father Kurt Fahrt, S.J. Memorial Prizes. There are two awards, for the best book-length and best article length-work on a Flann

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #39
A Speculative Future of the Sport of Baseball By Chris M. Barkley: As I write these musings on the day before the opening of the 2019 Baseball Season, there seems to be a great deal of concern about whether or

Pixel Scroll 3/29/19 This Is File 770, You Can Scroll On The File And Call The Cat A Pixel
HIGH PRAISE AND SOME CASH. A student stage production of Alien has earned the highest seal of approval – and it’s more than just kind words: “Ridley Scott Praises Students for ‘Alien’ Stage Show, Offers Funds for Encore Performance”.

David Gemmell Awards Are Terminated
The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy website today announced the closing of the awards after a ten-year run: With a lack of suitable volunteers to take on current committee roles, and insufficient manpower to deliver the wide range of tasks

Another Brother for Diversity
By John Hertz: (reprinted from No Direction Home 3) André Previn (1929-2019), Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (no Commonwealth citizen, he could use the initials K.B.E. but not the honorific Sir), died six weeks

Strange Developments in Ed Kramer Case
Can Ed Kramer’s case get any more bizarre? Yes, it can! Kramer may be the one behind bars, but now he’s also got the authorities investigating each other. Arrested in February, Kramer appeared in court on March 26 to face

Pixel Scroll 3/28/19 Old Rossum’s Book Of Pixelated SJW Credentials
APOLLO REUNION. Forbes tells how the picture came to be: “Buzz Aldrin Dazzles In Photo Of Apollo Astronauts”. John A Arkansawyer, who sent the link, says, “But gosh, I love the suit Buzz Aldrin is wearing! It makes me

HWA Names 2019 Scholarship From Hell Winner
The Horror Writers Association has picked Thomas Mavroudis to receive the 2019 Scholarship From Hell. The scholarship provides a for travel, accommodation, and membership in HWA’s StokerCon™ — held this year from May 9-12 in Grand Rapids, MI — where

Today’s Godzilla Minute
A “beautiful” trailer (their claim!) for Godzilla: King of Monsters, in theaters on May 31.

Pixel Scroll 3/27/19 One Singularity Sensation
Tardy Scroll today because I logged a lot of time on the road attending my sister-in-law’s sumptuous birthday dinner. (1) THE NOSTROMO LANDS IN NEW JERSEY. New York Times theater reporter Dave Itzkoff tells why “High School ‘Alien’ Production Wins

Photos of 2019 LA Vintage Paperback Show
Lots of well-known writers and artists came and signed at last Sunday’s LA Vintage Paperback Show. Robert Kerr shot these photos (below) of some of the participants.

Pixel Scroll 3/26/19 R.U.P. – Rossum’s Unscrolled Pixels
HORROR FAN. Tananarive Due was interviewed in the Washington Post in a story by Elahe Izadi about how people terrified by horror movies psychologically prepare themselves for seeing a quality horror film like A Quiet Place or Us. Due

Tonopah in 2021 Westercon Bid
Will Kevin Standlee realize his dream to bring Westercon to Tonopah? Fresh off hosting the 2018 Worldcon, San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. has filed a bid to host the 2021 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (Westercon 74) in Tonopah,

Pixel Scroll 3/25/19 Oh, The File At The Heart Of The Pixel, Wins More Rocketships Than Asimov Or Clarke
NAME THAT FAHRENHEIT TEMP. “Chinese Govt. Burns Call of Cthulhu Supplement” claims Lovecraftian news site Yog-Sothoth. The main content is in the video at the link, but the intro sums up the problem this way: For many years, various

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