AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 5/3/20

SFWA elections, cancelled cons, award shortlists, more

 

Waiting For Online Hugo Voting And The 2020 Voter Packet
By JJ: Enquiring Hugo voter minds want to know: When will we be able to vote online? When will the Hugo Voter Packet be available? In the fine tradition of similar File 770 posts on the subject in years past,

Disney Masks – What A Bargain
“Disney launched new cloth character face masks—and $1 million of proceeds will go to charity” reports Yahoo! Life. There’s a quartet of designs for each major Disney franchise. You can now rep some of your favorite Disney characters and movies

Clarion West Won’t Be Held in 2020
The director of the Clarion West Summer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, which was to be held in Seattle from June 21-July 31, has notified their mailing list that this year’s workshop has been cancelled. The announcement indicates the students and

Pixel Scroll 5/2/20 This Pixel Scroll Title Made From 60% Recycled Material
SIGNAL BOOST. Julie C. Day’s Weird Dream Society, a charity anthology with all proceeds going to RAICES (The Refugee And Immigrant Center For Education And Legal Services), is in the pre-order stage. Playful, whimsical, or dark, but always thoughtful

2020 Filk Hall of Fame Inductees
The Filk Hall of Fame honors those who have contributed to filk over the years as performers, organizers, and facilitators. New inductees are announced annually during FilKONtario. Even though the 2020 convention had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the

Small Gods, Three Times A Week
Artist Lee Moyer (The Doom That Came to Atlantic City, Starstruck) and author Seanan McGuire (Middlegame, Every Heart a Doorway) have joined forces to bring you icons and stories of the small deities who manage our modern world in their new series Small Gods to

Pixel Scroll 5/1/20 Do Ansibles Dream Of Electronic Beeps?
EW MARVEL COMICS ON THE WAY. Today, Marvel Comics announced its plans to resume releases for its comics starting Wednesday, May 27. Said a press releasem “True Believers everywhere will now be able to escape back into the Marvel

2020 Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominees
The 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards nominees have been announced. The awards recognize excellence in science fiction, fantasy and horror by New Zealanders. The winners will be decided by a vote of the members of SFFANZ, the Science Fiction and

Top 10 Posts for April 2020
Who’s up for the 2020 Hugos, and where fans can jump start their voter packet reading using links to free resources, was the information of most interest to File 770 readers in April. Coverage of Craig Martelle’s bid to found

Pixel Scroll 4/30/20 A File And Scroll Reunion Is Only A Pixel Away
CATS TRIUMPHANT. Naomi Kritzer has had a big week. Her YA novel Catfishing on Catnet won an Edgar Award today, and won a Minnesota Book Award on Tuesday. Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A she did for the St.

SPFBO 2020 Winner
By Dann: Mark Lawrence has tweeted out the news that M.L. Wang‘s The Sword of Kaigen is the winner of the 5th Self Published Fantasy Blog-Off. The book was the top-rated finalist for 4 of the 10 reviewing blogs, with an average rating of

2020 Edgar Awards
Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Awards on April 30. The award honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2019. The winners were revealed on Twitter, with videos of

Pixel Scroll 4/29/20 The Voyage Of The Space Pixel
RECOGNIZING THE TROUBLE. Yoon Ha Lee’s Phoenix Extravagant is set for an October release. Learn more about the author’s experience writing it in “Comma-Shaped Jades And Other Curiosities: An Article By Yoon Ha Lee” at SciFiNow.uk. One of the

jan howard finder: Prophet of Tolkien In Budapest?
By Bence Pintér: As a historian and journalist, I always found pleasure in flipping through old newspapers. In these times of lockdown, I happened to be fooling around in Arcanum Digitheca, Hungary’s “largest and continuously expanding” digital periodical database, looking

Masked Filers Reading SFF: The Girl With No Face
Kendall volunteered to kick off a series inspired by the latest worldwide fashion statement. I’m too shy to take my own photo and I don’t promise I’m reading all of these right now, but here is a photo for the

Pixel Scroll 4/28/20 A Scroll As Small As A Footnote Is Rising From The Pixels
WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY? “Majority of authors ‘hear’ their characters speak, finds study”. Details in The Guardian. Some writers have always claimed they can hear their characters speaking, with Enid Blyton suggesting she could “watch and hear everything” and

Some Achieve Greatness
By John Hertz: It occurred to me, after mailing this thought in a letter of comment to another fanzine, that you might be interested also. People talk – and quarrel – about what might be, or be candidates for, the great

Seuss-Star Trek Mashup Argued in the Ninth Circuit
On Monday a panel of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges heard oral arguments in Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ suit to stop ComicMix’s Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go! project. Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) claims the crowdfunded book, featuring the writing of

Pixel Scroll 4/27/20 Abbot And Cos-Scroll-O Meet The Pixel Monster
LATEST COMICS BARGAIN. [Item by Daniel Dern.] “ComiXology Now Offering 60-Day Free Trial of Their Unlimited Service” reports The Inventory. ComiXology’s $5.99/month Unlimited gives you access to “over 25,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from DC, Marvel, Image,

Premio Italia 2020 Shortlist
Congratulations to China Miéville, Ian McEwan, N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, and Sam J. Miller whose works in Italian translation are finalists in the International sf novel category of the 2020 Premio Italia. The winners will be announced on June 13 during Fantàsia

2020 SFWA Officer Election Results
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have released the outcome of the latest officer elections, however, not the vote counts. The results as certified by the Elections Committee and the Executive Director are as follows. For the Director-at-Large

Uncanny Magazine Issue 34 Launches 5/5
The 34th issue of four-time Hugo winning Uncanny Magazine will be available May 5. Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 34th issue of their four-time Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine, Uncanny Magazine. Stories from Uncanny

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ONE NEBULA VOTER’S PICKS. Sue Burke, author of 2019 Campbell Award finalist Semiosis, evaluates the Nebula short fiction nominees in two categories and tells what she voted for: My choice for the 2019 Nebula Novelette Award My vote for the

2020 NASFiC Wants to Know Who’s Still Coming
The Columbus 2020 NASFiC’s Kim Williams asked File 770 to signal boost the message posted on their website yesterday: We would like to announce that at this point in time, April 25th 2020, we are STILL planning for the NASFIC

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