Hambly Wins 2019 Forry Award
By John Hertz: The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society on October 3 voted its annual Forry Award to Barbara Hambly, author of science fiction & fantasy and indeed a graphic artist of no small ability. Her first published book was Time of

2019 Harvey Awards
The winners of the Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, were announced October 4. The awards were voted on by eligible industry professionals including creators,

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence: Longlist 2020
A total of 49 books (24 fiction, 25 nonfiction) have been selected for the longlist for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction The fiction category’s closest approach to genre comes in the magical realism of

Pixel Scroll 10/5/19 I Don’t Want A Pixel, I Just Wanna File On My Scrollercixel
THE EXPANSE. The Season 4 trailer debuted today at New York Comic Con. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds. Behold what awaits the pioneers of Ilus. Full Season Coming December 13, 2019. (2) LOST ON

Discovery, Picard Teaser Trailers Shown at NYCC
Two Star Trek teaser trailers debuted at New York Comic Con during the “Star Trek: Universe” panel. Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 This season, coming soon exclusively to CBS All Access, the crew finds itself further into the future than

SLF Deep Dish Chicago Reading (October 3, 2019)
The latest Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) Deep Dish Reading series was held on October 3 at Volumes Book Cafe in Chicago, Illinois. Co-hosted by award-winning author Mary Anne Mohanraj and Chris Bauer, the event featured readings by G. Scott Huggins, Jane

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JUDGE DISMISSES MIGNOGNA SUIT. It’s over, unless there’s an appeal. Sharon Grigsby’s commentary for the Dallas Morning News, “Anime voice actor Vic Mignogna loses big as judge drops final claims that Dallas-area studio and colleagues defamed him”, sums up:

Sixty Years of The Twilight Zone
By Steve Vertlieb: Rod Serling’s iconic, landmark television series The Twilight Zone, premiered over the CBS Television Network on Friday night, October 2, 1959. The program featured the brilliant literary poetry of its creator, as well as the writings of

Pixel Scroll 10/3/19 I’d Like To Scroll A Pixel, I’d Like To Tick A Box, I’d Like To Read A Book So Good It Launches My Two Socks
1990 SOUVENIR BOOK. To help promote the planned Reunicon 2020 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of ConFiction 1990, Kees Van Toorn and friends have uploaded the Souvenir Book of ConFiction 1990 on their website in flipbook format. (2) GAME

Pixel Scroll 10/2/19 Many That Scroll Deserve Pixels. And Some That File Deserve Titles. Can You Give It To Them?
TERMINATOR TERMINATED? The Hollywood Reporter’s Eriq Gardner tracks a major development in copyright litigation: “Real-Life ‘Terminator’: Major Studios Face Sweeping Loss of Iconic ’80s Film Franchise Rights”. Since its 1984 bow, The Terminator has spawned five sequels grossing $1.8

What a Difference a Day Makes
By John Hertz: (reprinted, mostly, from No Direction Home 31; written September 25th) Five centuries ago Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475-1519) was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean (25 Sep 1513). Two centuries ago John Keats (1795-1821), not

New Child Porn Charge Against Ed Kramer
On September 30, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued a warrant against Ed Kramer on a new felony count of child pornography. Only two hours before, reports WSB-TV, Kramer and his attorney had been in court trying to get bond

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DEEP DISH READING SERIES. The Speculative Literature Foundation will be hosting the Deep Dish Reading Series Thursday, October 3 at 7pm at Volumes Bookcafe (1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). This event is being done in partnership with

Top 10 Posts for September 2019
How should Archive of Our Own users identify themselves now that their site is a Hugo winner? Some Worldcon members and AO3 participants had strong, conflicting opinions about that. Yet others thought surely they could explain things to everyone’s satisfaction.

Pixel Scroll 9/30/19 Come Friends, Who Scroll The Files! Truce To Pixelation, Take Another Station
MARS WANTS A REMATCH. BBC’s The War of the Worlds premiered September 29. This is the original alien invasion story. Staring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle, this tense and thrilling drama follows a young couple’s race for

Curt Stubbs (1948-2019)
Longtime Arizona fan passed away on September 14 at Pepe Hospice in Tucson, Arizona, of a brain hemorrhage, complicated by chronic ill health. He discovered fandom in 1974 and soon became one of the pillars of Phoenix

2019 Dwarf Stars Award
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association announced the 2019 Dwarf Stars winner and other top finishers on September 30. Winner “embalmed,” Sofía Rhei (translated by Lawrence Schimel), Multiverse: An International Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, eds. Rachel Plummer &

2019 Elgin Awards
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the for best collections of speculative poetry published in the previous two years. Named after SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, awards are given in

Pixel Scroll 9/29/19 My Room In The Luna Hotel Had A Harsh Mattress
ALL’S WELLS THAT ENDS WELLES. This meeting between H.G. Wells and Orson Welles was broadcast on Radio KTSA San Antonio on October 28, 1940. (2) DIFFERENCE DECIDERS. Rochelle Spencer assesses “A New Hope: Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s Vision for “The

Seven Added to Harvey Awards Hall of Fame
The Harvey Awards revealed the 2019 inductees to their Hall of Fame ahead of the annual event at New York Comic Con. The seven recipients include two active creators, and five posthumous honorees who were Harvey Kurtzman’s core 1950’s MAD

Kickstarter Unionizing Controversy
Many creators and others who depend on Kickstarter crowdfunding but want to support efforts to unionize its workers now find themselves in a quandary. Several Kickstarter employees went public in March about their intentions to unionize, with the potential to

Vote Today for SciFi Weekender Awards
A few hours remain for fans to vote on the inaugural SciFi Weekender Awards via this SurveyMonkey poll link. It’s all as it says on the tin; best Doctor Who at SFW, Best Act, Best Artist, Best TV series, Stars

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