AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 6/21/20

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Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #50
Juneteenth 2020 By Chris M. Barkley: “Won’t it be wonderful when Black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.” — Maya Angelou On this, the 155th

Monica Stephens Dies
Monica Stephens, Steve Jackson’s companion for more than 30 years and an employee of Steve Jackson Games for nearly as long, died June 18 of congestive heart failure as a side effect of chemotherapy. She was 59. At Nolacon II,

2020 Scribe Award Nominees
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers President Jonathan Maberry announced the 2020 Scribe Award nominees on June 15. The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books. ADAPTED NOVEL–GENERAL

Pixel Scroll 6/19/20 Hey, Mister! You Missed A Pixel!
FAN HISTORY PROJECT SPOTLIGHT. File 770 is late to pass on the great news, but last October Fanac.org’s Joe Siclari told everyone on his list “that we have received a request from the Library of Congress to archive our

Ian Holm (1931-2020)
Actor Ian Holm, an iconic figure in many sff movies and television productions, died June 19. His final illness “was Parkinson’s related” his agent told The Guardian. (The BBC tribute is here, and the New York Times obituary here.)

Premios Kelvin 505 2020 Winners
Spain’s Festival Celsius 232 committee announced the 2020 winners of its Premios Kelvin 505 awards on June 17. Mejor novela original en castellano publicada por primera vez en España / Best original novel in Spanish published for the first time in Spain

Cat Not Sleeping on SFF: Taliesin, But Not Through Logres
Cat Eldridge’s cat has the rare ability, around here anyway, to nap on something besides a book! Here’s Taliesin, my somewhat over a decade old Azerbaijan male cat sleeping on one on my knee support pillows. If you want to

Pixel Scroll 6/18/20 On And On They Filed Until They Reached The Sea Of Pixelbilities, Where They Could Scroll No Further
GLORIOUS. Benford and Niven’s third and final book in their Bowl of Heaven series is out, and they’ll be doing a Powell’s Books Zoom event on June 30, 6:00 p.m. Pacific. Register here. Written by acclaimed, multi-award-winning authors, Gregory Benford

2020 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
The 34th shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature was announced on June 18. The City in the Middle of the Night – Charlie Jane Anders (Titan) The Light Brigade – Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot) A Memory Called

Titan Comics Participates in BBC Studios’ Multi-Platform Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious
Titan Comics will be involved in BBC Studios multi-platform Doctor Who story Time Lord Victorious, launching two over-sized comic issues which will debut on September 2, 2020. Time Lord Victorious is BBC Studios’ brand new multi-platform Doctor Who story told

Pixel Scroll 6/17/20 How Many Pixels Will It Take? One For Peter, Two For Paul, Three To Post On My Facebook Wall
WORLD FANTASY CON UPDATE. The chairs of World Fantasy Con 2020 announced the availability of sponsored memberships for People of Color. We at World Fantasy Convention 2020 support diversity in all aspects of fantasy and horror. It is our

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Winners 2020
The 2020 winners of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, were revealed June 17. CILIP is the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. CILIP Carnegie Medal for writing Lark by

Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards Announces 2020 Book Shortlist
Books from veteran and debut speculative fiction authors have been named to the shortlist of the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards, released June 17. “This is such an odd and unsettling time to be reading through so much speculative fiction,”

More Bradbury Literary Dividends
IN VINO VERITAS. How’s your Finnish? Tähtivaeltajablogi has put up a post about the translation of Bradbury’s Dandleion Wine, “Kirjat – Ray Bradbury: Voikukkaviiniä”. The beautiful cover speaks for itself! (2) LASFL DAZE. “Ray Bradbury’s Clubhouse” chronicles Ray’s earliest

2019 Leo Literary Awards
The winners of the were named in an online ceremony on May 30. The Leo Awards’ goal is to highlight exceptional works of literature in the furry fandom. The juried award is given to those works that surpass

Pixel Scroll 6/16/20 We’re Two Lost Scrolls On The Pixel Of Life
OKORAFOR ON BBC. BBC World Service’s program In the Studio features “Nnedi Okorafor: Creating sci-fi worlds”. The award-winning science fiction author Nnedi Okorafor always has a project—or three—on the go. From her home outside Chicago she creates stories driven

Prix Utopiales 2020 Shortlists
Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented by Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, celebrating its 20th year. (The event is still planned for October 29-November 1.) PRIX UTOPIALES The Prix Utopiales recognizes

Pixel Scroll 6/15/20 Where The File Things Are
FLORIDA FAN. How’s the reopening going in Florida? Take a wild guess. “Florida attempted a small pop culture event last weekend and it went exactly as you would expect. Because Florida”. Tom Croom went there — … On Sunday,

Analog AnLab and Asimov’s Readers’ Awards
The Analog Science Fiction and Fact’s AnLab Awards and Asimov’s Science Fiction’s Readers’ Awards were presented today in a virtual award ceremony featuring editors and authors. The video is available on YouTube. Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analytical Laboratory Winners

When You Fall Off the Internet, You Have to Get Right Back On
[Editor’s Note: Twenty years ago I reprinted Bill Bowers’ catalog of online fanac, Fan Basic 101, in an issue of File 770. As a companion piece, I wrote about my own experiences as a novice website creator. They now make …

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