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The Original William Shatner ‘Star Trek’ Fanzine Interview Origin
By Steve Vertlieb: It was fifty years ago this month that I interviewed William Shatner for the British magazine L’Incroyable Cinema in July1969 (later re-printed in The Monster Times in early 1972) at The Playhouse In The Park. Star Trek

New Addition to the Dublin 2019 Business Meeting Agenda
Dublin 2019 Business Meeting Presiding Officer Jesi Lipp has used their discretion to add a post-deadline motion to amend the WSFS Constitution to the agenda (see August 2 update): Commentary: The decision by Dublin 2019 to terminate the sale of attending

2019 Diana Jones Award
The winner of the for Excellence in Gaming was announced tonight in Indianapolis — Star Crossed, a role-playing game by Alex Roberts, published by Bully Pulpit Games The Diana Jones Award is given to the person,

2019 Macavity Awards Nominees
Mystery Readers International announced the finalists for the 2019 Macavity Awards on July 25. The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International

More 2019 Mystery Awards
Some of the awards we’ve been tracking have reached the stage of picking the winners, while others are just now unfurling longlists and shortlists. 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction The winner of the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for

Pixel Scroll 8/2/19 In The Scroll, The Contributing Editors Come And Go, Filing Comments On Pixels From Long Ago
LOSCON ADDS MOSHE FEDER. Tor Books editor Moshe Feder has been named a guest of honor of the 2019 Loscon, to be held over Thanksgiving weekend (November 29 – December 1) at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Moshe

2019 Deutscher Phantastik Preis Longlist
The Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2019 longlist has been posted. Voting is open through August 31 to determine the five finalists in each category. The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year.

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Cruel Prince
Doug and Mary Piero Carey find they are having to gently break the news about their “staycation” to the family feline We found Cho Chang, one of our Tonkinese girls, interested in The Cruel Prince, a Lodestar nominee by Holly

Pixel Scroll 8/1/19 The Last Fan On Earth Was Reading A Pixel Scroll When Suddenly A New Comment Was Posted
BRADBURY SCULPTURE. The Waukegan (IL) Public Library says the triumphant moment is at hand — “Ray Bradbury Sculpture: We’re Under Construction!” …For the past four years, active community arts leaders have campaigned and fundraised to install a new piece

There in Black and White
By John Hertz: (reprinted from No Direction Home 22) I’ve just had three remarkable meetings, all on paper. I Arriving at a friend’s home and finding him not yet ready to receive me, I picked up a copy of Cities

Dublin 2019 Publishes Full Draft Programme
Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon has released the full draft programme [PDF file] on its website. The programme has more than 700 events over five days from August 15-19, at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) and nearby Point Square.

Top 10 Posts for July 2019
It’s easy to explain July’s most-read post — File 770 was first to notice the World Fantasy Con page had released the WFA shortlist, and everyone wanted to congratulate the authors and artists. In another widely-followed post, readers sympathized with

Pixel Scroll 7/31/19 Yes, It’s True. This Scroll Has No Pix
AHH, THE CLASSICS. Newly available from British fandom’s premier historian, Rob Hansen, a reader of fannish literature intended as a companion to his classic history of UK fandom, THEN, assembled by Rob and the late Vince Clarke. THEN Again:

Pixel Scroll 7/30/19 All Those Pixels Will Be Lost In Files, Like Scrolls In The Rain
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Authors Charlie Jane Anders, Holly Black, Seanan McGuire, and John Scalzi, as well as many other writers outside of the genre, will be at the “2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival”. The Festival will be

Wandering Through the Public Domain #17
A regular exploration of public domain genre works available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: I recently had the privilege of attending a free lecture (via the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library) by Dr. Lisa Yaszek, who

2019 Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize Shortlist
The 2019 finalists for the Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize, named for the late sff author, were revealed July 29. Publisher A.M. Heath and Lizza Aiken, Aiken’s daughter, launched the competition in 2017 to find a standout new voice in

2019 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalists
Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Silver Falchion award given by the Killer Nashville Writers Conference in Franklin, Tennessee. The Silver Falchion award categories cover the spectrum of popular literature. The conference’s Reader’s Choice nominees also have been posted.

Pixel Scroll 7/29/19 The File, The Pixel Scroll, And Everything
MADE TO PRAISE. In another New York Times “op-ed from the future,” Stephen James argues “Artificials Should Be Allowed to Worship”. Last Sunday, an Artificial named Ian tried to attend a religious service at Living Savior Community Church in

ESFS Nominations 2019
The European Science Fiction Society has released the 2019 nominees for its Achievement, Hall of Fame and Chrysalis awards. The winners of these awards will be selected at the next general meeting of the ESFS, which will take place at

2019 Sunburst Award Shortlists
The 2019 shortlists for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic were posted July 29. The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastika

Bram Stoker Awards Co-Chairs Interviewed About HWA Guidelines for Promoting Works
The Horror Writers Association has formal guidelines that describe the right and wrong ways for members to promote work for the organization’s top award. In what were formerly called the “Etiquette Rules,” now the “Guidelines for

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