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Shades of Magic: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab Blog Tour Visits File 770
Today File 770 presents an extract from Shades of Magic: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab published by Titan Comics. This is the second volume in V.E. Schwab’s three-arc prequel to her Shades of Magic novels. It collects Shades of

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #49
**BEWARE SPOILERS** Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – A Review By Chris M. Barkley: Star Wars – Episode Nine: The Rise of Skywalker (2019, 142 minutes, ****) with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Anthony

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #48
Who Watches The Watchmen? Part Three: Episodes 7-9 By Chris M. Barkley: Mr. Phillips: “Was I a worthy adversary, Master?” Adrian Veidt: “No. But you put on one HELL of a show!” Episode 7: “An Almost Religious Awe,” Written by

Pixel Scroll 12/21/19 This Could Involve Thiotimoline
STABBY TIME. Reddit’s r/Fantasy is taking nominations for the Stabby Award until December 28. See the complete guidelines at the link. Nominations will continue to take place here on /r/Fantasy. Nomination rules are below. Please read them and ask

“Star Wars…Nothing But Star Wars”
By Steve Vertlieb: The moment that I’d dreamt of and imagined for decades had at last arrived. Nicchi Rozsa, Miklos Rozsa’s lovely granddaughter, said that she’d never seen me look so happy. Here was the moment that I’d longed for

My Life at Loscon, Part 2
By John Hertz: (mostly reprinted from No Direction Home 42) On Friday night at Loscon XLVI (local SF convention, sponsored by the L.A. Science Fantasy Society; see here) after Regency dancing (see Mimosa 29; or read Georgette Heyer‘s Regency romances – or both) I changed back to my conventional attire and went to wander

Pixel Scroll 12/20/19 Return of the Judi: The Force And The Furry-est
STAR TREK: PICARD. A third teaser has dropped – but it’s been blocked on some sites, so we’ll find out together if this still works by the time I post today’s Scroll. (2) UPROAR AFTER ROWLING OPINES ON TRANS

The Rise of Skywalker – Spoilers Welcome
If you’re looking for a place for a place to discuss Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker unfettered by restrictions on spoilers, jump into the comments here.

Pixel Scroll 12/19/19 A Rising Scroll Files All Pixels
RINGING UP FANDOM. io9’s Katharine Trendacostasays this was “The Decade Fandom Went Corporate”. Quite a bit to think about here. In the last twenty years, fandom and mass culture have basically merged. Fans and fandom spent the 2000s fighting

New Editor-in-Chief Chosen to Steer SFWA’s Publications
Michi Trota is the The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s new Editor-in-Chief. Trota is a four-time Hugo Award winner, British Fantasy Award winner, and the first Filipina to win a Hugo Award. She also has over 25 years

The Meaning of It All
The Hugo Awards official website has made a fresh attempt to interpret the meaning of Archive of Our Own’s 2019 Hugo Award for Best Related Work and how individual participants ought to identify with it. However, the December 18 statement

My Year at Goodreads
The elves at Goodreads put together a graphic from my Kindle reading for the year. I thought it would be fun to post it for two reasons. It documents that I really did read Somtow Sucharitkul’s autobiographical account of his

“An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact” Symposium Videos Online
Over 100 scholars, writers, editors, fans, and City Tech students and faculty participated in the Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium on “An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact” held December 12. The New York City

Pixel Scroll 12/18/19 Like A Pixel Lesnerized Upon A Table
YA’S OWN STORY ARC. Slate’s “The Decade in Young Adult Fiction” is not specifically about sff, but a lot of the books they talk about (Twilight, The Hunger Games, etc.) are genre. As a book publishing phenomenon, young adult

Media Birthday Party – December 18
This is one of the best dates to be a sff movie and tv fan. Compiled by Cat Eldridge. December 18, 2013 — Forbidden Planet (premiered in 1956) was selected by the Library of Congress for induction in the National

Odyssey Writing Workshop Taking Applications for 2020 Session
Each year, writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror from all over the world apply to the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Only fifteen are admitted. This year the workshop will be held June 1 – July 10, 2020 on the campus

TAFFish #1 — TAFF newsletter published
Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund administrators Johan Anglemark and Geri Sullivan have published the first issue of their joint TAFF newsletter, TAFFish, bringing you — Interviews with Michael Lowrey and Ann Totusek, the candidates in the current TAFF race, A report from

2020 Oscars Shortlists Announced for Nine Categories
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short

Pixel Scroll 12/17/19 After the Police Bread, What Can You Expect?
DESPITE CODES OF CONDUCT. In a post for Medium, Erica Friedman and J. Lynn Hunt count off the many reasons “Why Anime Conventions Are Still Inviting Sexual Predators As Guests”. They hit a lot of familiar problems, and explain

Pixel Scroll 12/16/19 It’s Not Easy Being Soylent Green
MAKE IT SO AGAIN. Although showrunner Michael Chabon is moving on, Picard is not a one-and-done series judging by this item of state tax news. (However, CBS declined comment). “‘Star Trek: Picard’ Renewed For Season 2 Ahead Of Series

2020 Annie Awards Nominees
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations for its 47th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. There are 32 categories spanning features, TV/shortform

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