NEWS FROM FANDOM: 7/19/20 HELLO YET ANOTHER ASTEROID NOT REALLY THREATENING EARTH EDITION

It’s raining pixels and scrolls!

Pixel Scroll 7/18/20 Scrollhenge, Where The Pixels Dwell, Where The Filers Live, And We Do Live Well
CLARION ZOOMS THROUGH THE SUMMER. Join the Clarion Conversations, a series of Zoom-based conversations about writing speculative fiction “with a just tiny fraction of the amazingly talented Clarion alumni, instructor, and broader community.” RSVP each conversation via the links

Dern: My Final Report From the Dublin 2019 Worldcon
By Daniel Dern: AKA — Spider Sings! Timothy, Is That You? Hampus In My Mind With just shy of fortnight to go before the CoNZealand 2020 Worldcon starts up as I dispatch this to OGH (Our Gracious Host at File

2020 Realm Awards
The 2020 Realm Award winners were announced July 17 at a ceremony during the virtual Realm Makers conference. The award recognizes excellence in Christian-made fantastical fiction and cover design. (See the list of all other finalists here.) Fantasy Seventh City,

Pixel Scroll 7/17/20 Who Will Buy This Wonderful Pixel
TALK AMONG YOURSELVES. N.K. Jemisin has some great news. This is as much of it as she can share. (2) BEST OF THE FIRST HALF. Grimdark Magazine presents its list of “Best Sff Books Of 2020 So Far: Picked

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 ToC Released
Series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Diana Gabaldon have released their selections for the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020. From the large number of stories that series editor John Joseph Adams screened for this year’s collection, he

CoNZealand Business Meeting Scheduled
The CoNZealand Business Meeting will be held in Room 1 of the West Plaza Hotel in Wellington on August 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (New Zealand Time). The Business Meeting Agenda is here. The current WSFS Constitution and rules are

2020 Macavity Awards Nominees
Mystery Readers International announced the finalists for the 2020 Macavity Awards on July 16. The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and

2020 Tähtifantasia Award
The Helsinki Science Fiction Society has announced the winner of the , given for the best fantasy book published in Finnish during the previous year. The award has been presented for 14 years. Previously, only fantasy books translated into

Pixel Scroll 7/16/20 I Been In The Right Pixel—But It Must Have Been The Wrong Scroll
THE COUNT OF MOUNT TSUNDOKU. “100 Most Popular Fantasy Books on Goodreads”. I’ve read 16 of 100 – I’m not a voracious fantasy fan. See how well you do. Here’s what ranks at the top of the heap: Dragons,

Daniel Spector Will Be WOOF’s Man in Wellington
By John Hertz: WOOF is the Worldcon Order Of Faneditors. It’s been associated with the World Science Fiction Convention since 1976. WOOF is an apa – amateur press, or publishing, association. Apas have been part of the science fiction community since 1937. We

Six Posthumous Recipients to Receive 2020 Bill Finger Award
Six writers who contributed mightily to the history of comics have been selected to receive the 2020 Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. The selection, made by a blue-ribbon committee chaired by writer-historian Mark Evanier, was announced July

2020 Imadjinn Awards Finalists
The Imaginarium Convention released the 2020 Imadjinn Awards finalists on July 14. The winners selected by the jury will be announced during an awards ceremony on September 27, the final day of the Imaginarium 2020 Virtual Conference and Convention. Best

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

Pixel Scroll 7/15/20 Who Would Open This Can Of Words?
ONE WEEK LEFT TO VOTE FOR HUGOS. CoNZealand today reminded members the deadline is nearing – voting closes Wednesday, July 22 at 23:59 PDT (UTC-7), which in New Zeland is Thursday, July 23 at 18:59 NZST (UTC+12). (2) PEAKE

Book Cancelled, and So Is Publishers Weekly’s Coverage
Alexandra Duncan, noted on her website as a writer of “science fiction, fantasy, feminism,” decided to kill her forthcoming novel Ember Days because a Twitter critic convinced her it was “insensitive toward the Gullah culture.” She explained the decision in

Pixel Scroll 7/14/20 No Space Suit? No Service!
WHERE TO FIND WHO. HBO Max did this video meetup to promote that they are now the exclusive outlet for Doctor Who Seasons 1-11. (Future season/specials will premiere on BBC AMERICA.) Moderated by Terri Schwartz of IGN, HBO Max,

Pixel Scroll 7/13/20 Pixel Number 8 Will Make You Cry. Pixel Number 2 Has Surprised Us All
COLSON WHITEHEAD FETED BY LOC. He’s the youngest person to get this recognition: “Library of Congress to honor author Colson Whitehead. Already this year’s recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now

2020 Sunburst Awards Shortlist
The 2020 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic shortlist was announced July 13. The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award

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