AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: February 2nd, 2020

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2020 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced
The list of judges for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2019, was released today by Peter Dennis Pautz, President of the World Fantasy Awards Association. The judges read and consider eligible materials received by June 1,

Book Review: Barbara Krasnoff’s The History of Soul 2065
By Daniel Dern: Whether you want to call it, as Jane Yolen does it in her introduction to this book, a multi-generational “mosaic” novel, or, per the listing on publisher Mythic Delirium’s site, “A book of linked stories,” Barbara Krasnoff’s

AudioFile Magazine’s Best New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Audiobooks for Winter 2020
From AudioFile Magazine, a sampler of new and classic sff audiobooks for fans to listen to this winter. THE BONE SHIPS by RJ Barker | Read by Jude Owusu (Earphones Award Winner) Review Jude Owusu narrates a vibrant nautical fantasy

Pixel Scroll 1/31/20 The Cat That Scrolled Through Pixels
NEW FAN FUND. Marcin Klak writes about efforts to bring the European Fan Fund to life in “European Fan Fund – update”. …Right now the fund has €367.00 and £84.00. It is both a lot and not so much.

Free Read: Homefront – Fandom in the UK (1939-1945)
Homefront – Fandom in the UK (1939-1945), a massive fanhistorical compilation by Rob Hansen focusing on British fandom during World War Two, is available as a free download from the TAFF website. (Donations to the fund appreciated.) Hansen brings together

Coger Memorial Hall of Fame 2020 Winner Announced
The 2020 inductee to the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame is Rachel E. Carr for her Rules Undying series which features scenes set in Memphis in her books Six and Ten. The Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award

2020 VES Awards
The Lion King, Baby Yoda, and Ridley Scott’s “Seven Worlds” ad for Hennessy X.O cognac all brought home hardware as genre ruled the roost at the Visual Effects Society’s ceremony on January 29. Along with The Mandalorian, Game

2020 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Contest
The seventh annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest opens tomorrow. Entries will be accepted beginning January 31st, 2020 at 12:01am EDT. The contest closes for submissions April 30th, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT. The winners will be officially announced at NASFIC

Florida’s OASIS Convention Goes on Hiatus
Last year Central Florida fan club OASFiS – the Orlando Area Science Fiction Society – held their 30th annual OASIS convention, however, they announced today there won’t be one in 2020. We’ve been generous with our conventions and our attendees.

Pixel Scroll 1/30/20 Gentlemen, You Can’t Scroll In Here! This Is The Pixel Room!
NEGATORY, GOOD BIDDY. Jason Davis of HarlanEllisonBooks.com issued a “Public Service Announcement” — It has come to the attention of The Kilimanjaro Corporation that Armchair Fiction is marketing a book titled BIDDY AND THE SILVER MAN which is attributed

View First Episode of Star Trek Picard Free — For Now
Watch the series premiere of the critically acclaimed CBS All Access Original Series, Star Trek: Picard, now available on YouTube for a limited time only, presented by Geico. At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his

Pixel Scroll 1/29/20 That Is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Scroll, And With Strange Pixels Even Death May File
FUTURE TENSE. The January 2020 entry in the Future Tense Fiction series is “The Truth Is All There Is,” by Emily Parker, a short story about a world in which everyone is happily chained to the blockchain. Mila sits

World Fantasy Convention 2020 Adds Brandon Sanderson to Guest Lineup
World Fantasy Convention 2020 has named Brandon Sanderson, author of many NYT bestselling books, including the Mistborn® trilogy and the recently released Starsight, as one of the convention’s special guests. WFC 2020 will take place October 29–November 1 in Salt

Wandering Through the Public Domain #27
A regular exploration of public domain genre work available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: Back on January 17, the daily Scroll noted that it was the anniversary of the release of Freejack, the extremely forgettable

Dublin 2019 An Irish Worldcon Nominated for ‘Best Irish Comic Related Event’ by Irish Comic News
[From a press release.] Dublin 2019 An Irish Worldcon is honoured and proud to have been nominated for ‘Best Irish Comic Related Event’ by Irish Comic News. A wonderful testimony to the huge team who worked so hard to ensure

PaleyFest LA 2020 Lineup Includes Picard, Mandalorian, Outlander
The PaleyFest LA 2020 television festival will take place March 13-22 in Hollywood. This year’s festival will open with the cast and creative team from ABC’s Modern Family, followed by Pop TV’s One Day at a Time, Netflix’s A Special

Pixel Scroll 1/28/20 Strange Pixels Lying In Files Distributing Scrolls Is No Basis For a System Of Government!
VOICE OF HOGWARTS. LitHub has the transcription: “In Conversation with Legendary Harry Potter Audiobook Narrator Jim Dale” from Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine. Jo Reed: …How then did you get into the audiobook biz, where you are one

RUSA Announces 2020 Reading List: Year’s Best in Genre Fiction for Adult Readers
The 2020 Reading List: Year’s best in genre fiction for adult readers has been published by the Reference and User Services Association. The Reading List Council selects an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

Pixel Scroll 1/27/20 Say, Isn’t That The Scrolled Pixel Of Filothrace?
BAD DOG. “No Doctor Who spoilers will adorn future Pixel Scrolls,” promised Mike Glyer, after spending the day being chastised by File 770 commenters. (2) BAD IDEA THAT’S DESTINED TO HAPPEN? Alex Kurtzman says it’s crackers to slip a

2020 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists
The LITA Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction has released the . The lists are composed of notable children’s and young adult science fiction published between

American Library Association Announces 2020 Youth Media Award Winners
The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Congratulations to

Genre Footnotes from the 2020 Grammys
The winners of the 62nd GRAMMY Awards included two composers of interest to Filers: 60. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion

Andrew Carnegie Medals 2020
The 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards event, sponsored by NoveList, during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26. Carnegie Medal winners each

Pixel Scroll 1/26/20 The Scroll Went Over The Pixel, To See What It Could See
YOU DO KNOW JACK. “John Barrowman on his shock Doctor Who TV return – ‘It’s about time’” — RadioTimes interviews the actor about his surprise appearance. In an appropriately shocking character resurrection, fan-favourite Doctor Who character Captain Jack Harkness

2020 Annie Awards Winners
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the winners of its 47th Annual Annie Awards™ at a ceremony on January 25. There are 32 categories spanning features, TV/shortform media and VR, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.

DGA Awards 2020 Winners
The winners of the 72nd DGA Awards presented by the Directors Guild of America on January 25 included the directors of a Watchmen episode, and the genre-adjacent Chernobyl miniseries. Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series NICOLE KASSELL – Watchmen,

2019 Agatha Award Nominees
Malice Domestic announced the 2019 Agatha Award nominees on January 21. The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery,” books typified by the works of Agatha Christie and others. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries that contain no explicit sex,

Pixel Scroll 1/25/20 You Can Pixel Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Scroll
ALL KNOWLEDGE IS CONTAINED IN FANZINES. CBR.com’s Brian Cronin reveals a little-known origin story — “Comic Legends: The Surprising Possible Inspiration for Superman’s S Logo”. COMIC LEGEND: A rather familiar S shield

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