AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 7-28-19

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2019 World Fantasy Awards Nominees
The World Fantasy Awards 2019 nominees have been announced. The awards will be presented at World Fantasy Con 2019 to be held in Los Angeles October 31-November 3. 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards Hayao Miyazaki Jack Zipes Nominees Novel In the

Disney Film To Be Dubbed Into Sami
By Ahrvid Engholm: Disney’s coming Frozen 2 will be dubbed into Sami language! It’s an animated fantasy film for children, and such movies are often dubbed in Sweden, because most children can’t read subtitles. (Animation Magazine: “‘Frozen 2’ Will Get

2019 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist Announced
Following two rounds of nomination and voting from the members of the British Fantasy Society and FantasyCon, The British Fantasy Awards has reached its jury stage. For 2019, the shortlisted entrants are: Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) The

Pixel Scroll 7/27/19 Baby Is 3, Jeffty Is 5, Now We Are Number 6, Who Is Number One?
MACMILLAN APPLIES LIBRARY EMBARGO ACROSS THE BOARD. Publishers Weekly outlines the expanded policy — “After Tor Experiment, Macmillan Expands Embargo on Library E-books”. More than a year after imposing a controversial four month “test” embargo on new release e-books

2019 Seiun Awards
The were presented and presented at the 58th Japan SF Convention “Ayon” on July 27. Peter Tieryas and Liu Cixin won for Japanese translations of their work. Studio Nue co-founder Naoyuki Kato (The Legend of the Galactic

2019 Rhysling Awards Winners
Beth Cato and Sarah Tolmie are the winners of the 2019 Rhysling Awards presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). The winners were chosen by SFPA members, with 124 votes cast. The 2019 Rhysling Awards Short Poem

2019 RITA & Golden Heart Winners
Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for romance fiction authors, has announced the 2019 RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards. The RITA recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. The Golden Heart recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts.

Pixel Scroll 7/26/19 Scroll-Fly Pie And Pixel-Pan Dowdy
MARY SUE ORIGIN STORY. [Item by Jerry Kaufman.] This recent article from the London Review of Books is about fandom, or fandoms as the case may be, the woman who identified the “Mary Sue”, and her recent writing. (I

Defining “Public Display” in the Best Fan Artist Hugo Category
[Editor’s Note: Third in a series. Dublin 2019 has posted the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting Agenda (July 25 update) [PDF file] containing all the business submitted by the July 17 deadline. File 770 will post about some of the proposals

Martin Hoare (1952-2019)
British conrunner Martin Hoare died July 26, reportedly from infection following an emergency surgical procedure. He was 67. Born in Newport, Wales in 1952, he went to the same nursery schools as Dave Langford who remembers him as “My oldest

Great Deeds
By John Hertz: (reprinted from No Direction Home 21; written 20 Jul 19) It’s National Lollipop Day. I went to a See’s Candies shop and got a root-beer lollipop. Their lollipops are resolutely un-discoid. And it’s the Glorious 20th, indeed

Neffy Award Ballot Is Out
George Phillies, President of the National Fantasy Fan Federation, editor of TNFF, and ballot counter for the Neffies, distributed the Neffy Award ballot in the July Issue of TNFF. Best Novel (over 100,000 words) Against Three Lands – George Phillies

Pixel Scroll 7/25/19 It All Happened At Earthport, Greatest Of Buildings
DRESSING UP. An 11-minute video of cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con. San Diego Comic Con 2019, at the San Diego Convention Center. In its 50th year it was an hectic and news worthy convention with some really great costumes

Disney’s Aladdin on Stage
By Martin Morse Wooster: If you’re wondering why there are so many musicals based on movies, blame the New York Times. This winter I read Razzle Dazzle, a very entertaining oral history of Broadway between 1900-1990 by Michael Riedel.[1] According

Pixel Scroll 7/24/19 Credentials Asleep On The Shoulder Of John Scalzi
RUTGER HAUER DIES. Variety pays tribute: “Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75”. Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch leading man of the ’70s who went on star in the 1982 “Blade Runner” as Roy Batty, died July 19

The Right Date?
[Editor’s Note: Second in a series. Dublin 2019 has posted the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting Agenda (July 21 update) [PDF file] containing all the business submitted by the July 17 deadline. File 770 will post about some of the proposals

Pixel Scroll 7/23/19 The Ballad Of Lost C’Redential
PRESENT AT THE CREATION. Craig Miller distributed flyers for his forthcoming Star Wars memoir at San Diego Comic-Con. The four-page fold-over can be seen at his Facebook page. Here’s the placeholder cover: (2) HOYT ON THE BUBBLE? A call

Reform or Rollback?
[Editor’s Note: Dublin 2019 has posted the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting Agenda (July 21 update) [PDF file] containing all the business submitted by the July 17 deadline. File 770 will post about some of the proposals and invite discussion.] While

2019 Prix Rosny Aîné Shortlist
The shortlist for the Prix Rosny Aîné 2019 for French science fiction has been announced by Joseph Altairac, awards secretary. There are two categories, novels and short stories. The winners, decided by a vote of the members, will be revealed

Pixel Scroll 7/22/19 Scroll On, You Crazy Pixel
FOR PARENTS OF TEENS AT WORLDON. A Facebook group has been created for parents who will have minors at Dublin 2019, to set up reciprocal chaperoning arrangements: Dublin2019parents. This COMPLETELY UNOFFICIAL group is for parents of young people who

WOOF 2019 Update
By John Purcell: The deadline for submitting material to the Worldcon Order Of Fanedutors (WOOF) via e-mail (preferred) is August 17; submissions on USB sticks or in print can be brought to the convention and will be included in the

Inkpot Awards 2019
Many creators were honored at Comic-Con International 2019 with Inkpot Awards for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services. The convention has not yet updated its list of winners, but all of

Pixel Scroll 7/21/19 But He Can’t Be A Fan Because He Don’t Scroll The Same Pixel As Me
CROWDSOURCED SUCCESSES. The appeal to help send Tiptree Fellow Vida Cruz to Dublin 2019, “Help Vida attend the 77th WorldCon in Dublin!”, has raised $1,230 at this writing, slightly more than its target figure. Con or Bust so generously

1944 Retro Hugo Ballot Error Corrected
With 10 Days left to vote, the Hugo Administrators have discovered an error in their tally of the nominations for the 1944 Retro Hugo for Best Fanzine and updated the ballot. Nicholas Whyte, Hugo Administrator for Dublin 2019: An Irish

WOOF 2019 Collation Information
By John Purcell: From Kees van Toorn, the OE of this year’s WOOF (Worldcon Order Of Faneditors) at the Dublin World Science Fiction Convention next month, here are some basic guidelines to consider if fans are planning on contributing to

2019 Inky Awards Shortlists
The 2019 Inky Awards shortlists were announced July 19 – the Gold Inky for Australian titles, and the Silver Inky for international titles. The award recognizes achievement in young adult literature, with nominees and winners selected by voters under the

2019 Prism Award
The s for Excellence in LGBTQ+ Comics were announced during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on July 18. The Prism Awards are presented to comic works by queer authors and works that promote the growing body of

Mark Hamill Wins Icon Award
Actor Mark Hamill received Comic-Con International’s Icon Award in Hall H on July 19. The award is given to “individuals or organizations who have been instrumental in bringing comics and/or the popular arts to a wider audience.” The two most

2019 Alliance Award
The Realm Makers Alliance Award winner was announced July 19 in St. Louis. 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 audiences. The

Suppose I Do Care What Other People Think
by John Hertz: (mostly reprinted from No Direction Home 20) “People,” I often hear, “love to watch people making things.” So I’ll open this window. Spikecon was held on July 4-7, 2019, at Layton, Utah, combining Westercon LXXII (yearly; regional),

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