AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDON: 12/27/20

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NetGalley Member Login Data Compromised
On December 23, 2020, the advance book review site NetGalley sent a message to its members informing them that the NetGalley login data for members had been compromised: Notification of Data Security Incident – December 23, 2020 Dear NetGalley Member,

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #56
Exiting Trumplandia, November-December 2020 By Chris M. Barkley: FOUR YEARS AGO, 22 November 2016: “Barkley — Since You (Didn’t) Ask — Trumplandia, Weeks One and Two”. On October 28th, 1937, astronomer Karl Reinmuth of Heidelberg University made a momentous discovery,

Eurocon 2022 Site Picked
Luxembourg was confirmed as the site of Eurocon 2022 in October during this year’s virtual Eurocon (2020/Rijeka). It will also be that year’s annual Luxcon, and will be held in the very South of the Grand Duchy — in Dudelange,

SFF Rosetta Awards Created
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Rosetta Awards for works translated into English were unveiled today. The award will spotlight “the great but underrated efforts of translators and those who endeavor to make the translation works come true.” The juried award

Pixel Scroll 12/25/20 We Wish You A Merry Pixel And A Happy Scroll File
JEMISIN’S LATEST MILESTONE. [Item by Rob Thornton.] N.K. Jemisin received an interesting present for Christmas when she learned that The City We Became was chosen as a Book Of The Month. (2) AWARDED SFF BY POC. [Item by Eric

Pixel Scroll 12/24/20 Is That A Scroll of Coal in My File?
Still celebrating the holidays at my brother’s. Took my laptop along to worjk on today but it got fried en route somehow, won’t turn on but gets as hot as an iron. So a big placeholder today, and will resume

Pixel Scroll 12/23/20 It Was The Alfred Bester Of Times, It Was The Bertie Wooster Of Times
Note: A bit light today because I’m off helping celebrate my brother’s birthday. (1) OUT OF COURT. Mike Dunford of Questionable Authority makes some interesting comments on the decision against ComicMix (see “Dr. Seuss Enterprises Wins Appeal to Ninth Circuit;

Data Determines Destiny: Guest Post By Paul A. Moscarella
Paul A. Moscarella has been an English, ESL, Special Education and science teacher for over 20 years both in NYC and Hamilton, Ontario. The author lives in Southern Ontario, Canada with his wife and son. Machinia, by Pandamonium Publishing House,

Pixel Scroll 12/22/20 Hey Rocky, Watch Me Pull A Pixel Out Of My Scroll
THE STARS MY DESTINATION. Galactic Journey gave out the Galactic Stars for 1965 today and Thomas Burnett Swann is a double winner: “[Dec. 22, 1965] Swann Lake (the 1965 Galactic Stars)”. …Swann is definitely a winner with his myth-inspired

Dr. Seuss Enterprises Wins Appeal to Ninth Circuit; Seuss-Trek Mashup Violates Copyright
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ suit to stop ComicMix’s Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go! project, a crowdfunded book featuring the writing of David Gerrold and the art of Ty Templeton. The Ninth

Pixel Scroll 12/21/20 I Saw Mommy Kzin Santa Claus
BAKE AND SHAKE. Fan Dave Rowe, who lives on the Big Island, reassured his friends today: Last night (Sunday 20th) Halema’uma’u magma chamber caused an eruption at Kilauea Volcano (it’s already stopped), that’s about twenty miles from here, and an hour

Escape Artists Rolling Out Associate Editor Pay Starting In January
Escape Artists, the sff podcast platform, announced they will start paying their Associate Editors beginning in 2021. Co-Publisher Marguerite Kenner acknowledges: Too few genre publications pay their associate editors. We know it’s a struggle. We also know its a struggle that

Enjoy Langford’s New Beachcombing Collection
David Langford’s fans get to unwrap a gift early this year – his new collection Beachcombing and Other Oddments is officially released today. Inside they’ll find 78,000 words of his fanzine-published essays, and speeches and silliness. The contents include the

Pixel Scroll 12/20/20 May The Luck Of The Seven Pixels Of Gulu Be With You At All Times
COVID-19 VACCINATION. First responder and noted fanzine fan Curt Phillips posted a photo on Facebook of him receiving the injection — First Covid 19 vaccination accomplished this morning. Fast, simple, easy. No adverse reactions at all. *Everybody* should get

Best Editor Short Form Hugo: Eligible Works from 2020
By JJ: To assist Hugo nominators, listed below are the editors of short form works published for the first time in 2020. Note that all of the works labeled “novella”, “novelette”, and “short story” are eligible in the corresponding Hugo

The Tangled Skein: Call Me Joe
By Paul Weimer: Call Me Joe by Poul Anderson strongly starts off a NESFA Press series of volumes covering the work of one of the key 20th century writers of Science Fiction, Poul Anderson In the introduction, the editor, Rick

Pixel Scroll 12/19/20 A Long-Expected Party: Potlatch, Status And Spoons Among Late Third Age Hobbits
THE FUTURE THROUGH YESTERDAY. Nicholas Whyte has put together a video of “The world in 2021, according to science fiction” and started a YouTube channel to host it. At the link is his impressive list of sources. I’ve spent

ISFiC Writers Contest Result
ISFiC, corporate parent of Windycon, has announced the outcome of this year’s ISFiC Writers Contest. Although this year’s Windycon was postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, ISFiC elected to hold the annual contest. After

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