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More About ArmadilloCon 41 Code of Conduct Violation
Yesterday the ArmadilloCon 41 committee published an “ArmadilloCon Incident Report” about their disposition of a code of conduct violation by “a program participant who had gone significantly off-topic on a panel subsequently laid hands on another attendee.” K. Tempest Bradford,

GoodKnight Collection Donated to Azusa Pacific University 
Glen GoodKnight (1941-2010) lived in a home decorated the way many fans would like, the walls all covered with bookcases. Glen filled his shelves with multiple editions of Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia, not only in

Second Arbitration Decision Goes Against Arisia
Nicholas “phi” Shectman, President of Arisia, Inc., reports the other shoe has dropped — the group will owe another large amount from the Westin arbitration decision on top of the penalties already due to the Aloft/Marriott (“Arisia Suffers Reverse in

Pixel Scroll 8/10/19 The Square Of The Pixel Is Equal To The Sum Of The Squares Of The File And The Scroll
LISTEN UP. At the Horror Writers Association blog, Matthew W. Quinn cites many examples of “How Podcasting Can Help Writers Learn and Network”. Firstly, podcasts provide great opportunities to work with other writers. Thanks to The Science Fiction and

Cats Sleep on SFF: Bujold and Tolkien
Dale Nelson’s Tess is equally comfortable sleeping on science fiction or fantasy. Tess the cat and Lois McMaster Bujold books. Tess the cat and Tolkien books. Photos of other cats (or whatever you’ve got!) resting on genre works are welcome.

Pixel Scroll 8/9/19 Jonathan Scrollaston Pixel
ON THEIR WATCH. In The Guardian, Amal El-Mohtar answers the question “Why are there so many new books about time-travelling lesbians?” Tagline: At a time when historical amnesia is making itself widely felt, these stories show how readily the

Marty Helgesen and an Amazing Co-Religionist in the Realm of the Mind
By John Hertz: (reprinted, mostly, from No Direction Home 23) It’s been a while since I’ve heard from or about Marty Helgesen (“All syllogisms have three parts. Therefore, this is not a syllogism”). I miss him. Besides contributing to APA-L

Cats Sleep on SFF: Fevre Dream
Hampus Eckerman updates us about his pair of literary cats: Sending picture of Sir Scrittles sleeping by George RR Martins ‘Fevre Dream’. But he seems kind of calm anyhow. Bonus picture: Sir Scrittles and Nevyn fell asleep and woke up

Pixel Scroll 8/8/19 Damnit, Captain, I Am A Doctor, Not A Pixel-Scroller
CODE OF CONDUCT INCIDENT. The Armadillocon 41 committee has posted an “ArmadilloCon Incident Report” about an event that happened August 3. The person removed from the con was not identified, nor have I found any statement of their own.

Glasgow in 2024 Bid Sets Dates
The Glasgow in 2024 Worldcon Bid will officially launch at Dublin 2019. They previously announced the Glasgow Scottish Event Campus (SEC) as their proposed venue, and today they confirmed plans to host the event from August 8-12, 2024 (Thursday to

Escape into Other Worlds with Science Fiction & Fantasy Listening
Guest Post by Aurelia C. Scott: [Reprinted from AudioFile with permission.] A company named Deep Space Industries is working on a plan to harvest minerals from asteroids. Not immediately, but as soon as they can configure “high performance propulsion

Changes in New Zealand Entrance Requirements Start 10/1
The CoNZealand (2020 Worldcon) blog has notified readers there will be “New entrance requirements for New Zealand from 1 October”. Entrance requirements to New Zealand (NZ) are changing on 1 October 2019. Please read these instructions carefully, even if you

Pixel Scroll 8/7/19 The Files Of Master Scroll And Number Ten Pixel
WHITE AWARD LONGLIST. The James White Award’s 2019 longlisted stories have been posted – titles only, not author names yet: “judging is still going on and we want to preserve anonymity as part of the selection process.” They received

Rating the 2019 Dragon Ballot
The 2019 Dragon Award Ballot came out today, and it’s interesting to see that the nominees collectively have become more organic, even while the award instructions encourage writers to campaign (i.e., “it is perfectly acceptable for you to encourage your

2019 Dragon Award Nominations
The 2019 Dragon Award Ballot was posted on August 7. Best Science Fiction Novel A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine A Star-Wheeled Sky by Brad R. Torgersen Europe at Dawn by Dave Hutchinson Record of a Spaceborn Few by

Pixel Scroll 8/6/19 In The File, The Mighty File, The Pixel Scrolls Tonight
LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE AFFECTS A DRAGON CON HOTEL. CNN reports one person has died of Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Further — Eleven others who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease,

How “Notability Still Matters” Would Have Affected the 2017 and 2018 Hugo Long Lists
Guest Post By Dave Wallace: One of the proposed WSFS constitutional amendments up for ratification this year in Dublin is C.3, “Notability Still Matters.” [(Dublin 2019 Business Meeting Agenda as of August 5)] What it would do, if ratified by

Dublin 2019 Program Available on Grenadine
The searchable Grenadine 2019 Worldcon programming schedule is now online. As this is written, the summary shows there are 1,407 items and 979 people in the database. [Thanks to JJ for the story.]

2019 Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize
The winner of the , named for the late sff author, was announced August 5: The Map of Lost Lands by Lucy Steeds Publisher A.M. Heath and Lizza Aiken, Aiken’s daughter, launched the competition in

Pixel Scroll 8/5/19 Pixel Sacrifice, Files And Scrolls Living Together, Mass Hysteria
FANAC.ORG SCANNING STATION AT DUBLIN 2019. Joe Siclari looks forward to digitizing more zines and photos at the Worldcon — FANAC.org has scanned and archived over 92,000 pages of fanzines. Next week, our Scanning Station is coming to Dublin.

SFWA Turns Down Jon Del Arroz Again
Jon Del Arroz says that on Friday his latest application for SFWA membership was denied: Same form letter as last time. No one will respond, no one will call. Looks like nothing’s changed within the org. Still a bunch of

2019 Mythopoeic Awards
The winners were announced August 4 at Mythcon 50 in San Diego. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature: Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver (Del Rey) Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature: Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, Bob (Feiwel

Pixel Scroll 8/4/19 Please Scroll The Nature Of Your Pixel-cal Emergency
DISCONTINUED NEXT ROCK. Matt Keely tries to diagnose the reasons for “Such Abnormal Activity: On ‘The Best of R. A. Lafferty’” in the LA Review of Books. …Hidden powers that hold and wield esoteric knowledge recur throughout the hundreds

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