Pixel Scroll 4/27/19 What File Shall A Poor Pixel Scroll To All Tomorrow’s Parties?
ROBERTS SUES SERRUYA. Nora Roberts is taking #CopyPasteCris to court –U.S. News and World Report has the story: “Nora Roberts Sues Brazilian Author, Cites ‘Multi-Plagiarism’”. Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that

2019 Scribe Award Nominees
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced 2019 Scribe Award nominees on April 10. The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books. The Scribe Award winners

Nancy Holder Wins Faust Award
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers has named Grandmaster Nancy Holder the winner of its 2019 Faust Award. Not many women get to play in over ten different universes, let alone create several of their own. Yet that

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A MOLE IN BLACK. If everyone could just look right here… Men In Black arrives in theaters June 14. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they

Dern’s Non-Spoiler Predictions/Suggestions For Avengers, Game of Thrones, Etc.
By Daniel Dern: If you don’t want to know how any of these movies/shows end, keep reading… 1, Thanos’ “snap!” didn’t kill people, it sent them into other realities… including Westeros. So as the Westerosians are gearing up for The

Aparo, Mills, Stevens, Turner Chosen by Judges for Eisner Hall of Fame
The Eisner Awards judges have selected four people to be automatically inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame for 2019, Jim Aparo (Silver Age DC artist, Brave and the Bold, Batman and the Outsiders) Jim Aparo’s first comics work

2019 Eisner Awards Nominations
Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2019, chosen by a panel of judges. Image and DC received the most nominations: Image with 19 (plus 11 shared), and DC with 17 (plus 7 shared).

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #40
The Avengers: Endgame, A (SPOILER FREE) Review. By Chris M. Barkley: The Avengers: Endgame (2019, ****, 181 minutes) with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen

Motion to Extend Hugo Eligibility of Prospect
By Olav Rokne: Recently, JJ, Chris Barkley, and Kevin Standee helped me refine a motion that I intend to present at the next WSFS business meeting. The motion is in support of extending the eligibility of the movie Prospect, which

Cats Sleep on SFF: A Saucer of Loneliness
Keith Kahla can’t keep this volume on the shelf: This is Freddie (Frederick Paw Olmsted – Instagram handle @frederickpawolmsted), checking out the Sturgeon on the bookshelf. Because, of course… Photos of other cats (or whatever you’ve got!) resting on genre

2019 Edgar Awards
Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards on April 25 in New York City. The award honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2018. BEST NOVEL Down

Pixel Scroll 4/25/19 When Other Pixels Have Been Fifthgot, Ours Will Still Scroll Hot
A CLOCKWORK REWIND. After Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World (1932), he wrote a book of essays about issues raised in the novel, Brave New World Revisited (1958). Anthony Burgess planned to do the same for his novel A

2019 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Vote Count Released
Geri Sullivan won the 2019 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund on the first round of voting. The administrators today provided a breakdown of the voting results by first preference. (“RoW” stands for “rest of the world.”) RESULTS Candidate N. Am. Europe RoW

Waiting For Online Hugo Voting And The 2019 Voter Packet
By JJ: Enquiring Hugo voter minds want to know: When will we be able to vote online? When will the Hugo Voter Packet be available? In the fine tradition of similar File 770 posts on the subject in years past,

Trigger Snowflake and the Metamorphic Rock
By Ingvar: “Beloved Coraline, the muffins are toasted, and the coffee has just been poured. Breakfast is ready!”, Trigger said. “Coming!”, Coraline replied. “Thank you for making breakfast, darling Trigger.” Normally, it was Coraline who took care of the morning

Pixel Scroll 4/24/19 The Scroll Of The File King From Pixel Gynt
AO3’S HUGO PACKET ENTRY. Archive of Our Own has publicly released its Hugo Voter Packet Submission. The two-page writeup is here [PDF file]. The following intro comes from Firenze to Therum: AO3 was nominated for a Hugo Award this

2019 Webby Awards
The winners of the 2019 Webby Awards have been posted. The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000+ member judging body. Called by one writer “the least exclusive award on the planet,” there

Horror Writers Association’s 2018 Service Awards
The Horror Writers Association has announced the winners of the 2018 Silver Hammer Award, Jess Landry, and the Richard Laymon President’s Award, Brad Hodson. The awards will be presented at StokerCon™ 2019. SILVER HAMMER AWARD. The HWA presents the Silver

2019 GUFF Race Ends
Simon Litten, the 2019 Get-Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) winner, will represent New Zealand and Australian fandom at Worldcon 77 in Dublin, Ireland in August GUFF administrators Donna Maree Hanson (Australasia) and Marcin Klak (Europe) received 73 votes. “Even after the

Sullivan Wins TAFF
The 2019 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund winner is Geri Sullivan. She will be the North American TAFF delegate to the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland from August 15-19. Co-administrators John Purcell and Johan Anglemark report 212 voters participated.

Cross-cultural Contact Is Homework for Science Fiction
By John Hertz: (some of this appeared in No Direction Home 6-7) I realize that with the word homework I’ve lost half my readers. I’ll go on talking to the other one. The notion in the title I’ve been proposing

Pixel Scroll 4/23/19 Le Pixel Sur Le Faire Défiler
SIGN UP AND LINE UP. LAist says “You Can Reserve Star Wars Land Tickets At Disneyland Starting Next Week”. Crowds are expected to be intense for Disneyland’s new section of the park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The company announced

Dublin 2019 Releases Progress Report 4
The Dublin 2019 Worldcon committee has published Progress Rreport #4 [PDF file]. With four months to the convention a great deal of important information is included. (You do not need to be a member to access the convention publications.) An

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019 Submissions List
The full list of eligible titles submitted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019 has been posted. This is not a longlist but a tally of all the books under consideration by the judges — a record-breaking 124 books from

Pixel Scroll 4/22/19 Ceci N’est Pas Un Pixel Scroll
HELP IS ON THE WAY. Jimmy Kimmel Live plugs the “Game of Thrones Hotline for Confused Fans.” There is a lot going on in “Game of Thrones,” and it can be difficult to keep track of what’s what and

Norma K Hemming Award 2019 Finalists
The Norma K Hemming Award, under the auspices of the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF), has announced the 2019 finalists. Designed to recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative

Bisexual Book Awards 2018 Finalists
The Bi Writers Association (BWA) released the Bisexual Book Awards 2018 finalists on April 20. All the books submitted for consideration are listed here. Winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on June 1 in New York.

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Wind’s Twelve Quarters
Hampus Eckerman can’t keep this volume on the shelf: Sir Scrittles likes the SFF, but he has absolutely no intention to sleep. There is too much to be excited about. More not sleeping. Photos of other cats (or whatever you’ve

Pixel Scroll 4/21/19 A Scroll Without A Pixel Is Like A Walrus Without An Antenna
LITERARY DIVE. Juliette Wade and her Dive Into Worldbuilding team interview “Caroline Ratajski”. There’s a detailed synopsis you can read at the link, and a video recording you can see on YouTube. …We asked how writing a chapter every

2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists
The 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing were released on April 18. Presented by Crime Writers of Canada, the awards recognize the best in mystery, crime, and suspense fiction and crime nonfiction by Canadian authors. Winners will

2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Longlist
Crime and mystery awards season is in full swing — the longlist for the 2019 Theakston old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced. The prize was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and is

2019 Alliance Award Semifinalists
Voting is open on the semifinalists for the Realm Makers Alliance Award until April 23. Eligible works are sff or horror novels written by a professed Christian author, first published in 2018, written for middle grade, young adult, or adult

Pixel Scroll 4/20/19 Roads? Where I’m Scrolling We Don’t Need Roads
MIGNOGNA FILES SUIT. Anime News Network reported in January that a Twitter thread accused dub voice actor Vic Mignogna of homophobia, rude behavior, and making unwanted physical advances on female con-goers. He’s

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