AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 5/30/21

Neffy’s, Ignotus, the Tomorrow Prize awards, Worldcon lawsuit news and more

New Comic Series Marks Rivers of London’s Tenth Anniversary
This year is the tenth anniversary of Ben Aaronovitch’s first Peter Grant novel, Rivers Of London. The series has since expanded into numerous novels, novellas and comics, sold more than two million copies worldwide, and been translated into 14 languages. Titan Comics is announcing

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TO THE VICTOR. Hugh Howey, sponsor of the first annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC), displayed the trophy that will be sent to the inaugural winner. He added there will be slightly different trophies every year, but they’ll all

JDA Broadcasts His Settlement Demands
A court-mandated settlement conference for the parties in Jon Del Arroz’ lawsuit against San Francisco Science Fiction Convention Inc. is set for June 9. If the case is not settled, a jury trial will begin June 14. Del Arroz today

2020 Leo Literary Awards Nominations
The shortlist for the 2020 Leo Literary Awards has been announced. The Leo Awards’ goal is to highlight exceptional works of literature in the furry fandom. The juried award is given to those works that surpass a benchmark score, which means that

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DANCING TO BRADBURY. Tonight, tonight, won’t be just any night:“Dance Troupe Reimagines Sci-Fi Story as Lesson in Human Hope As Pandemic Fades” reports Pasadena Now Weekender. Pasadena’s Lineage Performing Arts Center shares its take on Ray Bradbury’s “All Summer

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SUPPORT THE OTHERWISE AWARD. The Otherwise Award benefit auction will be online Saturday night May 29 at 7:00 p.m. Central, as part of WisCon’s online festivities: “The Otherwise Auction? In MY Visioning WisCon?” The fun for everyone will include

DisCon III Opens Online 2021 Hugo Voting
DisCon III announced today that online voting for the 2021 Hugo Awards has opened. Members of the 2021 Worldcon are eligible to choose the winners of the Hugo Awards, the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, and the Lodestar Award for Best

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BLACK PANTHER. Today marks the end of an era for one of Marvel’s most acclaimed series: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther. View never-before-seen artwork from Coates’ final issue and revisit some of the best moments of this iconic run in

Four Caezik Notables, by Heinlein, Chalker, Galouye, and Brackett
CAEZIK Notables, an imprint of Arc Manor Books, is putting out a series of speculative fiction books marking important milestones in science fiction or fantasy. Each book in the series is given a new introduction highlighting the book’s significance within

Marty Helgesen 1938-2021
By John Hertz: Long-time fan Marty Helgesen, active in fanzines and thus known across the country, sometimes seen at SF cons, quick-witted and comical, thoughtful, cheerfully Catholic, left our Earth for a better life, as his co-religionists trust, on Sunday, May

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STAR WARS AT 44. On the “realio trulio” Star Wars Day, Craig Miller posted two excerpts from his book, Star Wars Memories, on Facebook. Here’s a quote from the first part: SAYING YES TO “STAR WARS” (FOX’S MARKET RESEARCH)

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BOOM! STUDIOS BEGINS WORK WITH #DISNEYMUSTPAY TASK FORCE. SFWA has another update: The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is pleased to announce that BOOM! Studios have begun to work with them to achieve the Task Force’s goals to ensure that all writers who are

Premios Ignotus 2021 Finalists
The finalists for the Premio Ignotus 2021 (2021 Ignotus Awards) have been announced by Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror. They include works in Spanish translation by Ken Greenhall, Gwendoylyn Kiste, Brian Evenson, Joe Abercrombie, Becky Chambers, Ted Chiang, Stephen

Doctor Who Blog Tour — The Return of Rose Tyler to Comics
The Doctor Who: Alternating Current Blog Tour makes its final stop today at File 770! We feature Cat Eldridge’s review of the comic, and a gallery of interior pages. Review By Cat Eldridge: First, you need to know that Doctor

London Comic Mart Resumes
London Comic Mart, May 23, 2021 Royal National Hotel Russell Sq., London By James Bacon: The London Comic Mart has a long history, in various guises, can be traced back to the Seventies, and it continued today. The lockdown beginning

2021 Neffy Nominees
The nominees for the 2021 Neffys, the National Fantasy Fan Federation Speculative Fiction Awards, were revealed in TNFF v. 80 n. 5. BEST NOVEL Storm Between the Stars by Karl Gallagher Unmasked by Kai Wai ‘Benjamin’ Cheah Hussar by Declan

Tomorrow Prize and Green Feather Award 2021
The Tomorrow Prize and Green Feather Award Virtual Celebrity Readings and Awards, held May 23, revealed the winner of a science fiction short story contest for Los Angeles County high school students. The Omega Sci-Fi Awards’ second ceremony of the

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BANDFORMER ROBOT. Daði Freyr’s (Daði & Gagnamagnið) song “10 Years” finished fourth in the 2021 Eurovision contest. The official video is entertainingly science fictional. (2) POWELL BOOKS. Emily Inkpen was able

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