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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — Final Trailer
Here it is! The saga will end, the story lives forever.

2019 Nommo Awards
At the opening ceremony of the Ake Festival on Thursday, October 24, the winners of the for Speculative Fiction by Africans were announced. The awards are given by the African Speculative Fiction Society, an organization of professional

Dublin 2019 Answers Engholm’s CoC Complaint About Ng’s Campbell Acceptance Speech
Ahrvid Engholm recently published Dublin 2019’s determination that “We do not consider Jeannette Ng’s speech to be a breach of our Code of Conduct.” As reported in the August 21 “Storm Over Campbell Award” roundup, Swedish Fan Ahrvid Engholm filed

Pixel Scroll 10/25/19 Oh, Nicky, I Love You Because You Scroll Such Lovely Pixels
$$$ FOR JANEWAY MONUMENT. spotlights a fundraiser — “Fans Are Collecting Money To Dedicate A Monument To Captain Janeway”. Fans of ‘Star Trek: Voyager‘ are hoping to raise money to erect a monument in honor of lead character

Another Pair of Crime Fiction Awards
2019 CWA Dagger Awards: British Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) announced the winners of the 2019 CWA Dagger Awards in London, England, on October 24. CWA Gold Dagger: The Puppet Show, by M.W. Craven: (Constable) CWA John Creasey (New Blood): Scrublands,

Pixel Scroll 10/24/19 Is He In Dublin Or Is He In Well-(ington), That Fifth And Filed Pixelnel
EXTERMINATE REPAIRS! We know what to look for next season: “Daleks spotted on Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge ‘closed for inspection’”. Daleks have been spotted on Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge ahead of a new Doctor Who TV series. The bridge

That Shining Ray
By John Hertz: (reprinted from No Direction Home 30) Two jets’ contrails pass Contrariwise. Look, a hawk Soars. Freedom, freedom. Once upon a time in these United States there was a National Broadcasting Company which had a Red and a Blue radio network. That isn’t

Pixel Scroll 10/23/19 The Little Green Man Was Very Sad, One Pixel Was All He Had
WEAR FOR ART THOU. The Geek’s Guide to Ugly Christmas Sweaters promises their Star Wars Christmas sweaters “will keep you warmer than the inside of a tauntaun (and smell better, too!)” They also offer designs from Marvel, DC, and

Watchmen Series Discussion Post (Here There Be Spoilers)
By Daniel Dern: Having (a) read Alan Moore & Dave Gibbon’s original WATCHMEN comic book mini-series as it was coming out (and keeping up with the discussions on Usenet), (b) watched Snyder’s 2009 movie (see my write-up, “I Watched The

2019 Endeavour Award Finalists and Judges
Five novels written by writers from the Pacific Northwest are finalists for the 2019 Endeavour Award. The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000 and will be announced November 8 at OryCon in Portland, Oregon. The finalists are: Blood Orbit

Pixel Scroll 10/22/19 All I Said To My Wife Was That That Pixel Scroll Was Good Enough For Jehovah
EARLY RETURNS ON STAR WARS FINAL TRAILER. Jeff VanderMeer is a tough audience: I’m crying over the new Star Wars trailer. I’m bawling and overcome. I’m shaking like a performative baby over this trailer. Finally. Finally it will be

Wandering Through the Public Domain #23
A regular exploration of public domain genre work available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: A Pixel Scroll item on October 11 mentioned a discussion among younger SF readers of a Katherine MacLean story. This led

Pixel Scroll 10/21/19 Oh, This Is The Scroll, It’s A Beautiful Scroll, And We Call It Pixela Scrollte
DALLAS TORNADO. Fanartist David Thayer and his wife Diana had a close call last night but are unscathed themselves: A tornado with winds of 165 m.p.h. cut a swath through Dallas just a mile south of our house yesterday

Register for Odyssey’s Winter 2020 Online Classes
Odyssey Writing Workshops is offering three live, intensive online classes this winter. Odyssey’s nonprofit mission is to help writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, however, writers of all genres are welcome to apply. Courses will cover issues relevant to writers

Never Enough Bradbury
Four links for those who love Ray Bradbury. RAY ON THE RADIO. BBC Radio 4 has started replaying “Ray Bradbury’s Tales of the Bizarre”, first aired in 1995. Episode 1 is “Night Call Collect”. Bradbury himself voices the introduction. Marooned

Pixel Scroll 10/20/19 Recommended To All To Whom This Sounds Like A Recommendation
NOW IT’S AN APOCALYPSE. The row started by Martin Scorsese’s remarks isn’t likely to subside anytime soon now that Francis Ford Coppola has been even more extreme in his supporting comments: “Coppola backs Scorsese in row over Marvel films”.

2019 British Fantasy Awards
The winners of the were announced October 20 at FantasyCon in Glasgow, Scotland. Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline) Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) Little Eve,

2019 Ringo Awards
The winners of the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, “an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics,” were announced October 19 at The Baltimore Comic-Con. This year’s Ringo Awards jury included Dr. Christina Blanch, Afua

Mohlere Wins 2019 WSFA Small Press Award
The Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) announced the winner of the 2019 WSFA Small Press Award in a ceremony at Capclave on October 19: “The Thing in the Walls Wants Your Small Change,” by Virginia M. Mohlere, published in Luna

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GALAXY QUEST. See the trailer for Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary, which will be distributed through Fathom Events. By all accounts, it was a movie that beat all odds: Surviving a set fire, the loss of a powerful

2019 Aurora Awards
The were presented by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association on October 19 at Can-Con 2019 in Ottawa. Best Novel Armed in Her Fashion by Kate Heartfield, ChiZine Publications Best Young Adult Novel Cross Fire: An

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