AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM May 12, 2019

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2018 Bram Stoker Awards
The Horror Writers Association announced the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® winners at StokerCon in Grand Rapids, MI on May 11. HWA is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the

Guran’s Picks for Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019
Editor Paula Guran has announced her selections for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2019. The book is due to be released September 3. The supernatural, the surreal, and the all-too real . . . tales of the dark.

2019 Premio Italia Winners
The 2019 Premio Italia were presented on May 11 at Starcon 2019. Congratulations to Ian McDonald, whose Ares Express won the International SF Novel category. Illustrazione o copertina / Illustration or Cover Franco Brambilla, Naila di Mondo9, Oscar Fantastica –

Pixel Scroll 5/11/19 Doc Pixel, Scroll Of Bronze
I WAS A FAN FOR THE FBI. Rob Hansen’s THEN documents the FBI informant who joined the LASFS and enjoyed fandom so much he stuck around — Samuel D. Russell. I heard the story from Milt Stevens, who made

Dublin 2019 Opens Hugo, Retro-Hugo, and Site Selection Voting
Online ballots for the 2019 Hugo Awards and 1944 Retro Hugo Awards are now available and open for voting. Dublin 2019 also has opened Site Selection voting for the location of Worldcon in 2021. 2019 HUGO AND 1944 RETRO HUGO

Stoker Awards Ceremony Livestream Today
The Horror Writers Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards® live today at 8:00 p.m. EST. Join emcee Jonathan Maberry and guests who will present the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards®, as well as the Specialty Press Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Mentor

What’s In The 2019 Hugo Voter Packet?
By JJ: On May 11, the 2019 Hugo Awards voter packet became available for download by Attending, Supporting, First Worldcon, Young Adult, and Child members of Dublin 2019. The packet is an electronic collection which helps voters become better informed

Pixel Scroll 5/10/19 There Have Always Been Starpixelers At Scrolled Comfort Farm
EUROVISION. In “Eurovision 2019 Is Here: Science Fiction Fans, Rejoice!”, Tor.com’s James Davis Nicoll supplies plenty of examples to show that “Although Eurovision itself may not be exactly SF, some of the pieces are definitely science fiction-adjacent. The visuals

2019 Tomorrow Prize Finalists
At LitFest Pasadena on May 19, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. on the Pasadena Playhouse Main Stage, celebrity guests will read the five Tomorrow Prize student finalists’ stories, after which the first, second, and third place winners will be announced. The

Jack Cohen (1933-2019)
By Jonathan Cowie: Sad news about a colleague who was one of the few to straddle my biological science and SF worlds. I was pleased to be paid to work with him professionally, and to drink with him socially at

Pixel Scroll 5/9/19 Get Your Clicks On Scroll 6-6-6!
DEALING WITH DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS. Chuck Wendig, who doesn’t want people using social media to shove their negative reviews of his work in his face – point taken – goes on to make an unconvincing distinction between customer complaints about

Finalists for the 10th Xingyun (Nebula) Awards for Global Chinese Science Fiction
The finalists for the 10th Xingyun (Nebula) Awards for Global Chinese Science Fiction have been announced by the World Chinese Science Fiction Society. 533 valid nominating ballots were received and counted from 109 members of the nomination committee. Winners will

2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards Finalists
Ten books that “dare to imagine how society collides with the future” have been shortlisted for the 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards. From the challenges of life on a floating Arctic city, to epidemics of forgetfulness and zombification, to

2019 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards Shortlist
The Robert E. Howard Foundation’s Legacy Circle members have selected the nominees for this year’s REH Foundation Awards, honoring the top contributions in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works from the past year. Foundation members

2019 Prism Awards Nominees
The nominees for the 2019 Prism Awards for Excellence in LGBTQ+ Comics were announced on May 1. The Prism Awards are presented to comic works by queer authors and works that promote the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive

Pixel Scroll 5/8/19 Only The True Pixel Denies His Scrollability!
KAY Q&A. “A Collision of History and Memory: Guy Gavriel Kay Discusses His New Novel A Brightness Long Ago” at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. In a letter you wrote that was attached by the publisher to advance

Which of These Are the Top 5 Awards in SFF?
A question occurred to me when I compared my Gene Wolfe obituary to those by other writers. None of us wanted to name every one of the many awards he’d received, only the ones that were important enough to mention.

2018 Cóyotl Awards Shortlist
The Furry Writers’ Guild posted the nominees for the 2018 Cóyotl Awards on March 16. The awards are given for the best anthropomorphic fiction of the past year. Best Novel The Demon and the Fox – Tim Susman The Moons of Barsk – Lawrence M. Schoen Silence of the Dragon –

Pixel Scroll 5/7/19 What The Pixel Saw, It Was Against The Law
IT’S GONE, MAN. Those who view the episode on streaming services won’t be seeing it — “HBO Edits ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode to Remove Errant Coffee Cup” reports Variety. HBO has quietly scrubbed the misplaced coffee cup out of

Bounding Out of Facebook
Bounding Into Comics’ John F. Trent alleges Facebook administrators have taken down his site’s companion page there “due to the nature of the content we cover and post” — “CENSORSHIP: Facebook Completely Removes Bounding Into Comics’s 250k+ Strong Fan Page”.

2019 Locus Awards Shortlist
The 2019 Locus Awards finalists have been posted at Locus Online. The Locus Awards were voted by readers in an open online poll. The winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 28-30.

2019 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
The finalists for the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature were released on May 7. Tom Hunter, Award Director, commented: Our 6 shortlisted titles were selected from a record-breaking 124 eligible submissions, and as the imaginative breadth

Pixel Scroll 5/6/19 Who Knows What Pixels Lurk In The Hearts Of Scrolls? The Filer Knows!
A LITTLE GAFFE. Yahoo! Entertainment covers the internet uproar of the day — “Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode Reveals There’s a Starbucks in Winterfell”. Mistake or product placement? You decide! Somehow, a disposable coffee cup found its way into

Corflu FIAWOL Report
Corflu 36 FIAWOL (Rockville, Maryland, May 1-4, 2019) “They toiled over their crude mimeographs, turning out their magazines. These magazines have long since crumbled into dust, but who amongst us can ever forget the names? Grue and Hyphen; Amazing and

2019 SFWA Officer Election Results
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America posted the outcome of its 2019 officer elections. President: Mary Robinette Kowal (unopposed) Secretary: Curtis Chen (unopposed) Director-at-Large: 3 Open Positions Andy Duncan Jeffe Kennedy Sarah Pinsker Runners-up: James Beamon, Tobias Buckell, John Chu, Walter

Selections Announced for Horton’s 2019 Year’s Best SF & F
Editor Rich Horton has released the list of stories in The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition. “The Spires” by Alec Nevala-Lee (Analog, 3-4/18) “The Unnecessary Parts of the Story” by Adam-Troy Castro (Analog, 09-10/18) ”A Witch’s Guide

Prix Aurora-Boréal 2019 Winners
The Prix Aurora/Boréal 2019 were presented May 5 at Congrès Boréal 2019 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Here are the winners: Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleur roman (Best novel) Vonarburg, Élisabeth : Les Pierres et les Roses. Tome 1, 2 et 3

2018 Agatha Awards
Malice Domestic announced the 2018 Agatha Award winners on May 4. The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery,” books typified by the works of Agatha Christie and others. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries that

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