AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 11/15/20

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Save Uncle Hugo’s – November Update
The future of Don Blyly’s Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s bookstores might be in south Minneapolis, or even Richfield, he told subscribers in his November update. The two stores were burned by vandals on May 30 while protests were happening elsewhere in Minneapolis.

Pixel Scroll 11/14/20 Dangerous Pixels
MORE ABOUT LAST DANGEROUS VISIONS. Ellison estate executor J. Michael Straczynski announced yesterday that Last Dangerous Visions will be submitted to publishers in 2021. Some of the comments here prompted me to ask him will there be author/story introductions

2020 Endeavour Award Winners
What The Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes (Pulp Literature Press), from Victoria, BC, and The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan (Redhook), from Port Townsend, WA, have won the 22nd annual Endeavour Award. The award comes with an honorarium of $1,000.00 that will be divided between the winners.

Pixel Scroll 11/13/20 If You Like Pixel Scrolladas, And Getting Caught In The File
FOR CONRUNNERS. On Sunday, November 15, Virtual Convention Convention will be held — an event devoted to (guess who) convention runners of virtual conventions. Register at the link. Steve Davidson sent the link and says, “I’ll be presenting on

Last Dangerous Visions Will Be Submitted to Publishers in 2021
J. Michael Straczynski dropped the fifth of his attention-grabbing “data packets” this afternoon with the biggest payload of all: The Last Dangerous Visions, was announced in 1973 and scheduled to appear in 1974, but of course it didn’t. Even now

SFWA Releases the Bud Webster Legacy Kit to Aid Authors in Protecting Their Literary Estates
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) has released the Bud Webster Legacy Kit to aid professional writers in compiling the resources they need to protect their legacies. The Legacy Kit is available online at the SFWA website and as

How Audible’s Returns Policy Exploits Writers
Audible, the audiobook publisher/distributor, stands accused of attracting readers to pay its monthly membership premium by encouraging customers to exchange a book they’re done with for another they want to listen to – becoming in effect a rental library. By

Outworlds 71 Is A Labor of Love and One of the Largest Fanzines Ever
Issue 71 of Outworlds was assembled and ready for layout (articles, editorial, plus 140 pages of LoCs) when Bill Bowers died on April 17, 2005. It finally appeared today. First published in 1970, Outworlds was nominated five times for the

Pixel Scroll 11/12/20 When The Scrolling Gets Weird, The Pixels Turn Pro
THE NEXT GENERATION. James Davis Nicoll’s Young People Read Old SFF panel took a look at “’No Trading Voyage’ by Doris Pitkin Buck”. What did they think of this 1963 poem? This month’s entry is from Doris Pitkin Buck,

Fourth Packet of JMS’ Dangerous Message
J. Michael Straczynski started posting these messages on Facebook on November 9 with the introduction: “Five discrete data packets to be broadcast, one every 24 hours.” They’re also repeated on Twitter. The fourth “packet” posted today is the word “Visions.” In

Apex Magazine: A Taste of Things To Come
Jason Sizemore, Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine has anticipated the official relaunch on January 5th with a promotional mini-issue that was part of their Kickstarter stretch goals. It contains original fiction by Maurice Broaddus and Beth Dawkins. The stories and content

Goldsmiths Fantasy Prize 2020
Given alongside the Goldsmiths Prize this year, which rewards “fiction that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form,” is the . Because the Goldsmiths Prize “is still in its infancy” (established in 2013)

Pixel Scroll 11/11/20 Guess Who’s Coming For Elevenses
TARDIS TAKES OFF FOR SHORTENED SEASON. “‘Doctor Who’ Season 13 begins filming under strict COVID-19 safety measures” reports UPI. The producers of long-running British sci-fi series Doctor Who announced filming has commenced on the 13th season of the show’s 2005 revival.

Straczynski’s Dangerous Message
J. Michael Straczynski started posting these on Facebook on November 9 with the introduction: “Five discrete data packets to be broadcast, one every 24 hours.” Today he tweeted as a set the messages unveiled on FB so far. Til JMS

Pixel Scroll 11/10/20 Pixelled On Next Scroll
IN TRANSLATION. BBC’s World Service’s “In the Studio” feature “Ann Goldstein: The art of the translator” is available to hear online. Daniel Hahn and Ann Goldstein are translators, inhabiting a strange world between creation and publication, but with their

SMOFCon 37-1/4
The committees of SMOFCon 38 (Montreal 2022) and SMOFCon 39 (Lisboa 2021) have announced the launch of “SMOFCon 37 ¼,” the online-only mini-SMOFCon event on Saturday, December 5, 2020. This small virtual event replaces the postponed Smofcon 38. Smofcon is an annual convention for organizers

Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 Semifinalists
Open voting has started in the semifinal round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 and will continue until November 15. There are 20 categories overall. Five popular write-ins have been added to the 15 books listed in the opening round. Here are

DreamHaven Books Owner and Employee Robbed, Beaten
Owner Greg Ketter and an employee were attacked and robbed as they were closing Minneapolis’ DreamHaven Books for the night on November 9. Ketter said in a public Facebook post: 2020 is the just the gift that keeps on giving.

Pixel Scroll 11/9/20 I Get These Ideas In Scroll-Title Cookies
BLOB THEATER NEEDS HELP. A GoFundMe appeal has been launched to “Keep the Arts Alive at the Colonial Theatre!” The iconic movie house featured fleeing patrons in the 1958 movie The Blob, a scene fans have reenacted over the

Pixel Scroll 11/8/20 I Know This Defies The Law Of Pixel Scrolling, But I Never Studied Law
GETTING PAID. Joby Dorr advises his fellow artists, “You Should Probably Be Charging More For Your Art”. The truth is that a huge population of artists are severely undercharging for their work Even as the discussion surrounding wealth inequality

Submissions Period Is Open for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s 2020 Working Class Writers Grant
The Speculative Literature Foundation is accepting applications for the Working Class Writers Grant. Applications through December 31, 2020. The $1,000 Working Class Writers Grant is awarded annually to assist working

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