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DRAGON AWARDS DEADLINE. Red Panda Fraction reminds everyone that July 19 the deadline to nominate for the Dragon Awards. The award has a unique eligibility period – the works must be released between 7/1/2020 and 6/30/2021 – and to

Eurocon 2023 Site Picked
Uppsala, Sweden was confirmed as the site of Eurocon 2023 during this year’s Eurocon (2021/Fiuggi, Italy). The 2023 event will be held in conjunction with Konflikt 2023. Follow them on social media: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

Anniversary: RoboCop
By Cat Eldridge: Thirty-four years ago, RoboCop premiered in American theaters. The film was conceived by Edward Neumeier while working on the set of Blade Runner, and he developed the idea further with Michael Miner who he wrote the script with. They approached

Pixel Scroll 7/16/21 All Scrollnanas Make A Pixel, And So Do Many More
NEW PANEL FOR CORDWAINER SMITH REDISCOVERY AWARD. [Item by Steven H Silver.] Robert J. Sawyer and Barry Malzberg have retired as judges for the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award. A new panel has been created to select the honorees. The new

Joe Jusko’s “Marvel Masterpieces” Illustrations Are Back On New Covers
Acclaimed artist Joe Jusko’s iconic Marvel Masterpieces trading card illustrations from the 1990s will return in a brand-new collection of variant covers. Jusko’s depictions of Marvel characters will be on the covers of fan-favorite titles throughout the month of October.

Pixel Scroll 7/15/21 This Pixel Will Self-Destruct In Five Parsecs
SUMMER READING. In “Meet the Authors of Summer’s Biggest Sci-Fi and Fantasy Adventures” Goodreads features Q&As with Shelley Parker-Chan, Nghi Vo, Matt Bell, Tasha Suri, Becky Chambers, Cassandra Khaw, T.J. Klune, and Cadwell Turnbull. Cadwell Turnbull, author of No Gods,

Captain America Vol. 9 — The Ta-Nehisi Coates Run: Review by James Bacon
By James Bacon: It was big news, proper news when Ta-Nehisi Coates took on Captain America, this was the successful Black Panther writer, and well known thinker, journalist and author taking on one of the most iconic Marvel characters, hugely

Pixel Scroll 7/14/21 Still Crazy After All These Light-Years
F&SF COVER PREVIEW. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction shared an advance look at the cover of its July/August 2021 issue by artist Alan M. Clark. (2) A PERSPECTIVE ON AFRICAN SF. Marta Mboka Tveit discusses how “The rise of

Cats Sleep on SFF: Douglas Adams
Lise Andreasen’s cat Chili likes the shade cast by The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide. That’s Chili on the right. She has a new favorite shelf this summer. Photos of your felines (or whatever you’ve got!) resting on genre works are welcome.

Review — Walter Tevis: A Writer’s Gambit
By Joel Zakem: I just finished watching Tom Thurman’s nearly hour long documentary “Walter Tevis: A Writer’s Gambit”. It was produced for KET, Kentucky’s state wide Public Television (PBS) network. It is a very interesting look at Tevis’s life (he

Pixel Scroll 7/13/21 They Scrolled In Through The ‘Fresher Portal
BETTER: LATE OR NEVER? Barbara Hambly talks about “One of the problems I’ve had in writing historicals” at her LiveJournal. One of the problems I’ve had in writing historicals – particularly earlier on, when I was researching from libraries

BasedCon Planning for Dozens of Attendees
BasedCon – A based sci-fi con, organized by author Robert Kroese to appeal to the “sci-fi writer or fan who is sick of woke politics,” is planned for September 17-19 near Grand Rapids, Michigan. The list of confirmed guests includes

Pixel Scroll 7/12/21 Your Pixel Will Be Transferred To The Next Available Scroll
CADIGAN’S GOOD NEWS. Pat Cadigan put out two health updates in May. The first discussed her apprehension about her forthcoming usual blood test: “Guess What? You’re Scared!” Life in Cancerland: no matter how well-adjusted you may think you are,

Pixel Scroll 7/11/21 Why, Sir I Shall Call The Pixel Squad. You Are In Need Of Pixelation. They Will Scroll You
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. The Salam Award, which promotes imaginative fiction in and about Pakistan, released this video by Mushba Said to remind Pakistani writers they have until midnight July 31 to submit entries for the award. See

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Film Anniversary: Celebrate or Not
By  Cat Eldridge: Eighteen years ago today, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen film premiered. It was bastardized off the first volume of the series of the same name by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. It was produced by committee, I think to

Pixel Scroll 7/10/21 More Scrolls About Pixels And Fnord
GRRM’S NEW PROJECT. George R.R. Martin is one of the executive producers of the forthcoming Dark Winds series based on the books by Tony Hillerman. The Hollywood Reporter lists the others: …The series is created and executive produced by


2020 Agatha Awards
Malice Domestic announced the 2020 Agatha Award winners on July 17. The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery,” books typified by the works of Agatha Christie and others. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore

Premio Italia 2021
The winners of the 2021 Premio Italia were announced on July 17 during Deepcon 22 / Eurocon 2021 in Fiuggi, Italy. Interestingly, Roger Zelazny’s 1993 novel A Night in the Lonesome October (in Italian translation) won the international sf novel category over

2021 ESFS Awards
The European Science Fiction Society named the 2021 winners of the ESFS Achievement Awards and the ESFS Hall of Fame Awards, as well as the European Grandmaster, on July 17 during Eurocon in Fiuggi, Italy. Note: The nominating country is listed, which

2021 Prix Rosny Aîné Shortlist
The shortlist for the Prix Rosny Aîné 2021 for French science fiction has been announced by Bruno Para, awards secretary. There are two categories, novels and short stories. The winners, decided by a vote of the members, will be revealed at

2021 Phantastikpreis der Stadt Wetzlar Winner
Katharina Köller is the recipient of the 2021 Phantastikpreis der Stadt Wetzlar (Fantasy Award of the City of Wetzlar) for her novel Was ich im Wasser sah [What I Saw in the Water] published by Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt. A ten-member expert jury

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award 2021 Finalists
Here are the five finalists for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award 2021. The Award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the industry at large

2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards Longlist
The 12 books up for the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel, the New Zealand crime fiction award, were announced July 14. 2021 BEST NOVEL • The Stone Weta, by Octavia Cade (Paper Road Press)• The Girl in the Middle, by Rose

2021 Diana Jones Award Shortlist
Six nominees for the 2021 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming have been announced — two conventions, two publishers, a designer, and a board game: Big Bad Con’s 2019 Babble On Equity Project and PoC Programming, a fundraising effort to bring

2021 DeepSouthCon Awards
Winners of two traditional DeepSouthCon awards were announced July 10 at Congregate 7 / DeepSouthCon 59 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Phoenix Award is given to the professional (writer, editor or artist) who has done the most for Southern Fandom. This year’s

2021 Emmy Nominations
Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced July 13, with sff and horror series among the most honored. Topping the list were The Crown and The Mandalorian with 24 nominations each. Genre shows that also scored heavily were WandaVision (23), The Handmaid’s Tale (21),

2021 Deutsche Science Fiction Preis Shortlist
The nominees for the Deutsche Science Fiction Preis 2021 were announced July 12. The juried award for the best short story and best novel published in the German language in the previous year is sponsored by the SFCD, Germany´s largest science-fiction club. Each

Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards 2020 Nominees
The Ladies of Horror Fiction review site team has announced the nominees for their 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection All That’s Fair, S.H. Cooper Bluebeard’s First Wife, Ha Seong-nan Halloween Season, Lucy A. Snyder Lucid Screams, Red Lagoe Sed

2021 Imadjinn Awards
The winners were announced on July 10 at the Imaginarium 2021 Convention in Louisville, KY. Below are the winners of genre interest selected by the awards jury. The complete list is here. BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL [TIE] High Mountain

2021 ITW Thriller Awards
The 2021 International Thriller Writers Awards winners were announced on July 10 during the virtual Thrillerfest. 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. BEST

2021 Manly Wade Wellman Award
The winner of the for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy was announced July 10 at ConGregate 7 / DeepSouthCon 59 in Winston-Salem, NC. The recipient of the award is: Natania Barron, Queen of None (Vernacular Books) The North Carolina

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