AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 5/2/21

New Worldcon Bid, Writers orgs work together to secure pay, New SFWA Officers, more

NEWS

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HUGO VOTING AND PACKET UPDATE. DisCon III addressed Facebook readers’ questions about when online Hugo voting will be available. Some of you have been asking about the Hugo voting links so, here’s what’s happening: Hugo voting links won’t appear

X-Men In Their Best Mutant Fashions on New Hellfire Gala Design Covers
This June, the Hellfire Trading Company invites readers everywhere to the inaugural Hellfire Gala where the first Krakoan team of X-Men will be introduced to the Marvel Universe and mutantkind’s planet-sized plans for the future will be unveiled. Running through

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N THE CORPORATE RIM. Tesla, The Lego Group, Netflix, Zoom, and SpaceX are on the TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2021 list. So is Roblox — When adults turned to Zoom for pandemic-era happy hours, kids filled the social void

Ian Whates Announces Launch of ParSec Magazine
PS Publishing, after failing to acquire Interzone, said in February they will launch their own new online sf magazine called ParSec this year. Yesterday editor Ian Whates announced the ToCs of ParSec’s first two issues. Issue #1 Gunbelt Highway – Dan Abnett Down

Top 10 Stories for April 2021
Among April’s most-read posts, the announcement of the Hugo Award finalists ran second only to the discussion of one of the Best Related Work nominees with the title “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020

Another Well-Titled Book
By John Hertz: In one of Forry Ackerman’s more inspired puns, he called us the Imagi-Nation. We make things up. Of course all art does. Maybe all life does. I knew people with a bookshop that had two names, “Bookfellows” and “Mystery

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ALT-FACTS. The Hugo Book Club Blog contends “Alternate facts make bad alternate history”. … Even one of the better Alternate History works written by a very conservative author, Another Girl, Another Planet by Lou Antonelli, only really works when it avoids

Winnipeg in 2023 Will Be On Worldcon Site Selection Ballot
The Winnipeg in 2023 Worldcon bid filing has been accepted by DisCon III, and will appear on the published ballot even though the original deadline has passed. The DisCon III committee explained the decision: As previously announced, the filing deadline

Del Arroz Response to Worldcon 76 Motion for Summary Judgment in Defamation Suit Now Online
Jon Del Arroz’ attorney has filed documents opposing San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc.’s (Worldcon 76’s) motion for summary judgment in Del Arroz’ defamation suit against Worldcon 76. The defense has asked the court to render summary judgment on the

#DisneyMustPay Uncovers Additional Unpaid Writers
SFWA reports that Alan Dean Foster’s missing royalties owed by Disney have been resolved, however, about a dozen additional authors have requested assistance from the organization, including the authors of Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones, and multiple other properties.

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CONVINCING DISNEY TO PAY. In“DisneyMustPay: authors form task force to fight for missing payments”, The Guardian’s Alison Flood tells how pressure is being applied to Disney. A task force made up of science fiction and fantasy, romance, crime and

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS 8/14. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. (Me.) Free Comic Book Day is August 14 — just like it says on the logo! — contrary to the typoed date in my

Winnipeg Joins the Race for the 2023 Worldcon
The Winnipeg in 2023 Committee today announced their bid for the 81st World Science Fiction Convention. The bid has filed the required papers with the DisCon III committee inviting the Worldcon to return to Winnipeg for the first time since 1994.

Free Comic Book Day Is 8/14
August 14 is Free Comic Book Day, when participating comic book stores across North America and the world will be giving away comic books to visitors in their shops. Use the locator on the website to search for a store near

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INTRODUCING BEST EDITOR. During last night’s telecast: “Harrison Ford uses Oscar soapbox to get some Blade Runner complaints off his chest”. “I’d like to share some notes, some editorial suggestions that were prepared after the screening of, uh, a

SFWA Elects New Officers
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have posted the 2021 officer election results. Incoming President Jeffe Kennedy’s term begins July 1 and runs for two years. President: Jeffe Kennedy Secretary: Adam Rakunas Director-at-Large through 2023 – 3 open positions José Pablo

Uncanny Magazine Issue 40 Launches May 4
The 40th issue of Uncanny Magazine, winner of five Hugos and a British Fantasy Award, will be available on May 4. Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 40th issue of their five-time Hugo Award-winning

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FUTURE UNIONS. “Workers of All Worlds Unite,” a public talk about labor unions in science fiction with Olav Rokne, is a free Zoom event happening Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Mountain time. Join the Zoom free here. Or

AWARDS

2021 Locus Awards Shortlist
The 2021 Locus Awards finalists have been posted at Locus Online. See the full list at the link. The Magazine category finalists are the same as last year with one exception – FIYAH joined the top 10. Congratulations! MAGAZINE Analog Asimov’s Beneath Ceaseless Skies

2021 Dagger Awards Longlists
The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) of the United Kingdom has announced the longlists for the 2021 Dagger Awards. The Daggers were first given in 1955, but for the first five years CWA called its top honor the Crossed Red Herring Award. The award’s

2021 ITW Thriller Awards Nominees
The finalists for the 2021 International Thriller Writers Awards have been announced. The award is given by the International Thriller Writers, whose board of directors boasts such famous members as the authors Heather Graham and Kathy Reichs. ITW will announce the winners at

2021 Edgar Allan Poe Awards
Mystery Writers of America today announced the winners of the 75th annual EdgarAllan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2020. BEST NOVEL Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

Future Worlds Prize for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of Colour Taking Entries
The Future Worlds Prize for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of Colour is now open for submissions. The prize, which first ran in 2020 and is founded by bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch, was previously called the Gollancz and Rivers of

2020 Xingyun Awards for Chinese Science Fiction Winners Announced
The eleventh annual Xingyun Awards for Chinese Science Fiction were presented by the World Chinese Science Fiction Association on April 24, 2021. The ceremony was held in Lingshui, Hainan Province. Due to Covid-19, the award ceremony was postponed from November

2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury and Nominees
In alternate years the International Board on Books for Young People presents its Hans Christian Andersen Awards to “a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature.” IBBY has revealed the 2022 Hans Christian

2021 Oscar Awards
The 2021 Oscar winners were announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a televised ceremony on April 25. Winners of genre interest are named below. The complete list of winners is here. ANIMATED FEATURE FILM SOUL —

Premio Italia 2021 Shortlist
The finalists for the 2021 Premio Italia have been revealed — congratulations to N.K. Jemisin, China Miéville, and Charles Stross whose works in Italian translation are finalists in the International sf novel category along with novels by Jack Vance and

41st Annual Razzie Awards
The satirical for the worst cinematic achievements of 2021 were announced April 24, a day ahead of the Academy Awards. Genre scored only one “winner” and that lone Golden Raspberrry trophy went to Dolittle for Worst

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