AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 12/15/19

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MWA’s 2020 Grand Master Is Barbara Neely
Mystery Writers of America (MWA) announced the recipients of three special awards on December 13. Barbara Neely has been named the 2020 Grand Master; the 2020 Raven Award recipient is Left Coast Crime, an annual convention; and Kelley Ragland will

Pixel Scroll 12/14/19 Gort Pixel Barada Nikscroll
ONE QUESTION. The Hollywood Reporter is there when “‘Rise of Skywalker’ Cast Answers Questions About Final Film, Baby Yoda on ‘The Late Show’”. “Hey Daisy, how did you figure out how to do alien accent?” another staffer asked. “You

Bradbury: The Legend Grows
Fulfilling File 770’s motto “All Bradbury all the time,” here’s a new roundup of links about the popular writer. TIDE FOR FIRST. Extra Sci Fi unexpectedly anoints him “Ray Bradbury – Grandfather of the New Wave.” We talked a little

Rondon DNA Sample Sought
The district attorney requested a controlled DNA swab from Luis Rondon, former King of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s East Kingdom, at the latest hearing in Orange County (NY) court on December 6. He wants the New York State Police

Pixel Scroll 12/13/19 All These Scrolls Are Yours, Except Tsundoku. Attempt No Pixels There
MARVEL SNAPSHOTS. Kurt Busiek is overseeing a Marvel showcase series featuring history-making characters. This March, prepare to see the greatest moments of Marvel’s 80-year history told like never before! In MARVEL SNAPSHOTS, industry legend Kurt Busiek will bring together

My Life at Loscon – Part 1
By John Hertz: (mostly reprinted from No Direction Home 41) Loscon is my local SF convention, sponsored by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society; Loscon XLVI was 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2019 at the L.A. Int’l Airport Marriott Hotel; Author Guest of Honor Howard

Pixel Scroll 12/12/19 You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Time Lord
MONSTER PRICE. Bernie Wrightson’s original wrap-around cover artwork for Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley sold at auction today for $1 million dollars. The catalog description at the link claims — …It can also easily be said that the 1983

2020 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees
Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced announced December 11. In the television categories, Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage and Stranger Things’ David Harbour are up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. Elizabeth Moss of

Pixel Scroll 12/11/19 Electronic Sheep May Safely Graze, Thanks To Grounding Footware
A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR’S CAST MEMBER. Ed Green, fandom’s working actor, has made another commercial! This time Ed advertises Rebate Key. He’s the fellow in the blue shirt. (2) BABY YODA GRAFFITI. Reddit says this street art is

Marvel’s Outlawed Arrives in Spring 2020
This March, Marvel’s brightest heroes will defend their very right to save the world in Outlawed, an event one-shot that will kick off one of 2020’s biggest events! A devastating tragedy causes the government to crackdown on young vigilantes, sending

Pixel Scroll 12/10/19 Mean Old Pixels, Taught Me To Weep And Scroll
BUILDING WITH STEEL. Juliette Wade brings “Paul Krueger and Steel Crow Saga” to Dive into Worldbuilding. Read the synopsis watch the video, or do both! We had a great time talking with guest author Paul Krueger about his novel,

Smofcon 37 Fannish Inquisition Videos
Videos from the “Fannish Inquisition” held at SMOFCon 37 in Albuquerque NM on December 7 have been posted. They capture the questions and answers posed to representatives of seated WSFS conventions (Worldcon and NASFiC), and bids for future Worldcons and

Premio Ignotus 2019
The (2019 Ignotus Awards) were presented by Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror at HispaCon (the Spanish National SF convention) on December 7. Cristina Jurado’s Bionautas won the award for best novel originally written

2020 Golden Globes Nominees
The nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes were unveiled in Los Angeles on December 9 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Genre highlights on the television side are the nominees for lead actor in a television drama, Kit Harington (Game

Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 Winners
The voters have spoken: here are the Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 winners. Goodreads also has posted the vote totals for the top 20 finishers in each category. Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, placed in the Best Fiction category, came in first

Libertarian Futurist Society Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Finalists
The five 2020 finalists for the Prometheus Hall of Fame award for Best Classic Fiction have been released by the Libertarian Futurist Society judging committee: “Sam Hall,” a 1953 novelette by Poul Anderson “As Easy as A.B.C.,” a 1912 novelette

Pixel Scroll 12/9/19 My High School Class Voted Me Most Likely To Scroll Pixels
INTERSTELLAR TBR. [Item by Olav Rokne.] In response to comet Borisov streaking through the solar system, the Guardian invited Alastair Reynolds to talk about his favorite books about interstellar objects. Alongside some obvious choices, he gives shout-outs to some

Lois McMaster Bujold Named SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) has named Lois McMaster Bujold the 36th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Official Trailer
Everything happens for a reason. Ghostbusters: Afterlife in theaters next summer. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret

25th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Television Nominees Released
The 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards television nominations are out and two top sff shows did well. HBO’s Watchmen picked up four nominations overall, including Drama Series, Drama Actress for Regina King, Supporting Drama Actor for Tim Blake Nelson and

35th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Movie Nominations
Genre work was paid little attention in the 35th Annual Critics’ Choice Award movie nominations outside the Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie, Best Action Movie, and Best Visual Effects categories, although Joker popped up in some others,

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