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2019 Prometheus Novel and Hall of Fame Winners
The Libertarian Futurist Society announced the 2019 winners of the Prometheus Awards for Best Novel and Hall of Fame (Best Classic Fiction) on July 6. The winner of the Best Novel category is Causes of Separation by Travis Corcoran. LFS

Remembering Vince and Tommy De Noble
By Steve Vertlieb: I met Tommy De Noble in 1967 when I was working as an announcer at WDVR Radio in the old Reynolds Aluminum Building in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Tommy was one of the most handsome men I’d ever

Campbell and Sturgeon Award Winners’ Acceptance Remarks
The Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction shared the statements made by the winners of this year’s Campbell and Sturgeon awards, presented June 28 at the Campbell Conference Awards Ceremony on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.

2019 Chesley Award Winners
ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists, announced the winners of the 2019 Chesley Awards at Spikecon in Layton, Utah on July 5. Best Cover – Hardback Jon Foster I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by

Pixel Scroll 7/5/19 We Hold These Pixels To Be Self Scrolling, That All Filers Are Created Equal
TUNING IN. The Doctor may use her time traveling skills to visit your TV set even sooner than the beginning of Season 12. Radio Times speculates that “Doctor Who could air an extra episode before the new series”. RadioTimes.com

2019 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Nominees
Thirty-four nominees have been chosen for this year’s Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. The Award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the industry at

Best Translated Novel Hugo Category Proposed
Chris M. Barkley, Juli Marr, and Mark Richards have submitted an motion to create a new Hugo Awards category for Best Translated Novel. It will soon be listed on Dublin 2019’s New Business Agenda. (Update Barkley says this is the

Pixel Scroll 7/4/19 We Always Lived In The Castle, But We’re Now AirBnB’ing It Out Instead
DUBLIN 2019 WRITING WORKSHOP. To be led by GoH Diane Duane. (2) IN THE BEGINNING. Here’s part two of Anne-Louise Fortune’s video series Worldcon 101 – Dublin 2019. (3) MAD NO MORE. ComicBook.com originally reported “MAD Magazine to Cease

Pixel Scroll 7/3/19 These Are The Pixels That Try Men’s Scrolls
IN OPINIONS YET TO COME. Brooke Bolander is the latest sff author to pen a futuristic op-ed for the New York Times. As Tor.com puts it – Asking “Who Should Live in Flooded Old New York?” Bolander imagines a

A Hugo Award for Best Game or Interactive Experience
[This guest post proposes adding a category to the Hugo Awards.] By Ira Alexandre: Thirteen years ago, in 2006, there was a trial attempt at a “Best Interactive Video Game” Hugo category. Then, as now, hundreds of WSFS members were

CONvergence Widens Scope of Code of Conduct Violations
After this weekend’s CONvergence 2019 in Minneapolis is over, the committee will introduce changes to its code of conduct that will consider people’s conduct elsewhere than at CONvergence itself when administering antiharassment and other related policies. They regard the changes

2019 ENnie Award Nominations
The 2019 ENnie Award nominations are out. The ENnie Awards are an annual, fan-based juried award system for all tabletop RPGs. The ENnies were created in 2001 as an annual award ceremony, hosted by the leading D&D/d20 system fan site, EN

Two Neighbors
By John Hertz: (reprinted in part from No Direction Home 18) Where were you on May 2nd? It was the 500th death-anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Did you take a cup, say a prayer, look up his work? Maybe

Clarion West Summer of Science Fiction and Fantasy Begins
The Clarion West Summer of Science Fiction and Fantasy enters its 35th year this week providing a six-week intensive writing workshop focused on science fiction and fantasy. Clarion West is Seattle’s best kept secret, fostering some of the world’s most exciting

Pixel Scroll 7/2/19 Just A Pixel Scroll, Filing Is Our Only Goal
OVERVIEW. Neil Clarke’s “A State of the Short SF Field in 2018” from The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 can be read by clicking Amazon’s “Look Inside the Book” feature here. The free preview contains the

2019 BooktubeSFF Voting Begins
Public voting on the 2019 BooktubeSFF Awards has started and will remain open through July 8. Booktube is the segment of YouTube dominated by booklovers who use the platform to discuss and share our love of reading. SFF stands for

Hugo Voting: Let’s Look at the Record Yet Again
By Jo Van Ekeren: I’ve spent the last couple of years exhuming statistics and ephemera about the Hugo Awards from various sources, including old Usenet posts on Google Groups, old fanzines, archived con websites, and various historical documents which have

Pixel Scroll 7/1/19 We Shall File On The Pixels, We Shall File On The Scrolling Grounds
GOT THAT RIGHT. Fast Company’s Jeff Beer points out “Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ is dangerously close to becoming ‘Sponsored Things’”. We’re mere days away from the Stranger Things season three debut, and it feels like we’ve already hit Peak Brand

Crime Marches On
Or the crime fiction awards do, anyway. DEAD GOOD READER AWARDS. The Dead Good Reader Awards shortlists were announced June 20. Public voting is open through July 17: The Nosy Parker Award for Best Amateur Detective Who’s been sticking their

Top 10 Posts for June 2019
Peter S. Beagle’s victory in a California court was shared widely and cheered, giving it the biggest audience of any post in June. Thousands also read the coverage of responses to Ulrika O’Brien’s BEAM 14 editorial tasking John Scalzi for

Pixel Scroll 6/30/19 The Scroller I File, The Pixel I Get
AVOIDING THE HIT PARADE. The Planetary Society welcomes you to enroll in “Asteroid Defense 101” “A short course introduction to asteroid impact and what we can do to prevent it.” It’s free. In this course, you’ll learn about the

Pixel Scroll 6/29/19 I Scroll Less Than Half Of You Half As Well As You Pixel
SPEAKING WITH PRIDE. Sina Grace tells about Marvel’s lack of support for LGBTQ+ superheroes and comic books: “As Pride Month comes to a close, it’s time I spoke candidly about my experience at Marvel Comics”. Warning: Grace quotes some

2019 Locus Award Winners
The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Locus Awards in Seattle during Locus Awards Weekend. (Below) Mary Robinette Kowal accepts for N.K. Jemisin. Liza Groen Trombi of Locus stands

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