AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM 1/26/20

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RWA Las Vegas Chapter Disbands in Aftermath of Courtney Milan Censure, RWA Appoints Interim Executive Director
[This is the sixth update in a series which includes “Courtney Milan Suspended by RWA, Banned from Leadership”, “Courtney Milan Controversy Decimates RWA Leadership”, “As Criticism Snowballs, RWA Keeps Trying to Justify Treatment of Courtney Milan”, “Kathryn Davis Says RWA

Stargate: The Definitive History
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: The Popcast has created a three-part YouTube video series about the “History of the Franchise starting with the various Stargate books in the 60’s to Stargate the Movie, the 3 TV series Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis,

2020 Edgar Nominations
Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Awards on January 22. The award honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2019. The Edgar® Awards will be presented on

BSFS Receives Permit to Build ADA Ramp at its Headquarters
By Dale Arnold: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has received a permit to construct an ADA compliant ramp outside its headquarters after a two year process which was delayed by both lost government records (improper hand recopying of data still

Pixel Scroll 1/24/20 I Pass The Test. I Will Comment, And Go Into The Thread, And Remain Galadriel
TFL. Alasdair Stuart’s The Full Lid (24th January 2020) is filled to overflowing — This week TFL takes a look at all the iconic characters getting third acts, what’s good, what’s bad and who’s missing. I also take a look at

Arisia Succeeds in Raising Funds to Pay Hotel Cancellation Penalty Settlement
Arisia, Inc. announced during their 2020 convention last weekend that they hit the $40K fundraising target to pay the hotel cancellation penalty settlement. The penalties were incurred when Arisia 2019 was moved from two strike-affected hotels they were planning to use.

Pixel Scroll 1/23/20 No-One Expects The Scrollish Pixelation!
THE DOCTOR IS STILL IN. Entertainment Weekly confirms “Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker will play time traveler for at least one more season”. … “I’ve seen loads of fan art, which I always love,” she says. “But it’s never

Arisia 2020 Con Report: As Always, Festive And Fun
By Daniel Dern: Arisia 2020 was back again at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel from Friday, January 17 through Monday, January 20 — and, in the day-and-change I was there, it looked like, as always, lots of people were having

Kurt Busiek’s Marvels Snapshots Continue with Captain America and X-Men
[From a press release.] When Marvels Snapshots begins in March, fans will get to see Marvel’s greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, in new legendary tales told through the eyes of ordinary people! As curator of this landmark

Pixel Scroll 1/22/20 Keep Scrolling And Pixel On
THE APPETIZER COMES LAST. “Hunger Games prequel will reveal villain’s origins” – BBC has the story, A new Hunger Games novel is to be published in May, focusing on the back story of the villainous President Snow. …The new

Media Birthday: Twilight Zone’s “The Hitch-Hiker”
By Cat Eldridge: On this day in 1960, “The Hitch-Hiker” aired as the sixteenth episode of The Twilight Zone’s first season. It is based on Lucille Fletcher’s “The Hitch-Hiker” radio play. It is frequently listed among the series’ greatest episodes

Remembering Gene London
Gene London: June 9, 1931 – January 19, 2020 By Steve Vertlieb: Gene London was one of the most beloved children’s television hosts in Philadelphia broadcast history. Gene hosted “Cartoon Corners,” and “The Gene London Show” on WCAU TV, the

Es Cole Is Alive and Well in Ventura
By John Hertz: Encouraged by John Coker, I went to visit Es Cole. I found her in good spirits. She’s 95. She introduced me to her two dogs, fed ice cream to me and apple slices to them, and showed me a life-size

Undead Rise in Marvel’s Zombies Variants
[From a press release.] This April, Marvel Zombies are back in a big way when the corpse of Galactus’ arrives on Earth in Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Leonard Kirk’s Marvel Zombies: Resurrection. In anticipation for the coming of this interstellar

Pixel Scroll 1/21/20 We Have Always Filed In The Pixel
COOL RUNNING. Pat Cadigan shares the good news: “Yeah, You Just Keep Running, Cancer”. The last checkup was a personal best. Today’s checkup was even better than that. The level of cancer has fallen by a substantial amount to

2020 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Delegate Announced
By Geri Sullivan and Johan Anglemark: We, the administrators of the 2020 TAFF race, are pleased to announce that Michael Lowrey will be the 2020 TAFF Delegate. He will attend Concentric: Eastercon 2020 to be held in Birmingham, UK on

2020 Lefty Award Nominees
The annual Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards mystery novel nominees were announced on January 13. The awards will be presented at Left Coast Crime 2020, “Murder’s a Beach,” in San Diego on Saturday, March 14. The nominees were selected by

Pixel Scroll 1/20/20 The Filers Scroll Round And Round, And They Come Out Here
DREAMER’S BIOGRAPHY. “N. K. Jemisin’s Dream Worlds” in The New Yorker is Raffi Khatchadourian’s profile of the extraordinary author. …In 2018, she released “How Long ’til Black Future Month?,” a collection of short stories. She also completed her next

2019 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has released the Preliminary Ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards®. This is not the list of finalists, nor are they called nominees: it is the list which HWA members will choose from when they vote

The Heinlein Society Scholarship Application Deadline 4/1/20
The Heinlein Society has opened its eighth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2020-2021 academic year. Three $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities — Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship — Dedicated to a female candidate

More Photos of Arisia 2020
Photos by Daniel Dern: Costumes: Three with Shield Costumes: At Ease Costumes: Sad Flower Hatters Costumes: Hats with Horns More Costumes Dealers Fan Tables Daniel Dern — Your Photographer

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