The #DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster and SFWA Joint Press Conference
By Cora Buhlert: After some confusion regarding the start time, the joint Zoom press conference of Alan Dean Foster and SFWA about Disney’s failure to pay royalties due to Mr. Foster, started with a slight delay. Present were Alan Dean

#DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster
SFWA and Alan Dean Foster will hold a joint press conference on November 18 about unpaid royalties Disney owes the author. Famed science fiction and fantasy writer Alan Dean Foster, writer of multiple book series, numerous novelizations of film scripts

Ignotus 2020 Awards for the best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in Spain
Pórtico, Spain’s Association of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror (AEFCFT), announced the Ignotus 2020 winners on November 16 in an online award ceremony during the virtual HispaCón. The association’s board also honored author and researcher Lola Robles with the Special

Pixel Scroll 11/21/20 I’m In Danger, I’ve Been Told Of Traps In Pixels I’ve Never Scrolled
IS THE END IN SIGHT? The New Yorker profiles Toby Ord, a philosopher who studies our species’ “existential risk,” in “How Close Is Humanity to the Edge?” … For someone with Ord’s interests, living through a pandemic is an opportunity

2020 DeepSouthCon Awards
Winners of three traditional DeepSouthCon awards were announced November 21 during the virtual 2020 DSC/SFC CONference put on by the CONtraflow committee. The Phoenix Award is given to the professional (writer, editor or artist) who has done the most for Southern Fandom.

Hayford Peirce and Wife Dead After Incident at Home
On November 19, Hayford Peirce (1942-2020) was found at his home in Tuscon, Arizona in critical condition with a self-inflicted gunshot wound; his wife, Wanda Zhang Peirce, was also found dead at the scene. Perice was hospitalized, and subsequently died. KOLD

DisCon III Membership Update
DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Washington DC from August 25-29, 2021, has released their latest membership numbers. With ten months until the convention, they have 2,170 total members distributed over the following categories:

2020 sf-Lit Award for Works Published in German
The winner of the 2020 sf-Lit Award has been announced: Shape Me by Melanie Vogltanz. The award has been handed out by the German website (“Die Seite für Science-Fiction-Literatur”) since 2016 and is open to all works of SF that have been

Pixel Scroll 11/20/20 Trapped In A Pixel He Never Scrolled
“THE FUTURE WAS SO BAD.” “HOW BAD WAS IT?” The Library of Congress’ National Book Festival Blog introduces “2020 National Book Festival Highlights: Dystopian Worlds”. Why is it that some of us love dystopian novels, the kind of fiction

Pixel Scroll 11/19/20 1,001 Pixel Scroll Nights
PLAYING HARD TO GET. introduces “Star Trek Actors Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton Feud in Hilarious Omeleto Video”. It really is a hoot. Star Trek: The Next Generation stars LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner have come together in a new video aimed at

Glitter and Virtual Darkness: Not at the KGB Bar Reading Series Features Gibson and Rambo
By Mark L. Blackman On the night of Wednesday, November 18, the Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, presented authors William Gibson and Cat Rambo in YouTube livestreamed readings. This was the Series’ ninth

2020 National Book Awards
Congratulations to Charles Yu, winner of the National Book Awards fiction prize for his novel Interior Chinatown. The awards were announced online on November 18. Although his prize-winning book is not genre, Charles Yu himself is well-known to sff readers

Pixel Scroll 11/18/20 Am I Overlooking An Elephant?
55 YEARS AGO TODAY. Cora Buhlert has written an article about Franco-Belgian-Dutch comics for Galactic Journey: “[NOVEMBER 18, 1965] HUMOUR, HEROES AND HISTORY: THE COMICS OF FRANCE, BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS”. Cora did a lot of research: “While I read all

SFF Award Celebrating Inclusivity Seeks Project Manager
“Would you like to run the Rivers of London/Unpublished Writers of Colour award?” asks Ben Aaronovitch. The Rivers of London author is the award’s sponsor. Once a project manager has been picked, the Gollancz Rivers of London BAME SFF Award,

Pixel Scroll 11/17/20 When You Get Caught Between The Moon And New Scroll City, The Best That You Can Do Is File In Love
VIRTUAL PHILCON. Philcon 2020 will be taking place online the weekend of Friday November 20 through Sunday, November 22, 2020. It’s free. Information about how people can participate and navigate in Philcon using Zoom and Discord can be found

Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 Finalists
Open voting has started in the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 and will continue until November 30. There are 20 categories overall. In the semifinal round, the five write-ins that got the most votes in the opening round were

Pixel Scroll 11/16/20 The Sith Who Sang
UNPREDICTABLE QUESTIONS. On the 50th anniversary of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy, the Toronto Public Library blog quizzes a trio of workers about their favorite memories: “Merril

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