Pixel Scroll 8/14/21 WandangerousVisions
VOX DAY MOVES AGAIN. Three days after being shut down by Blogger Vox Day has migrated his blog to a second URL — “”. The mirror blog he opened at “” was temporary and hasn’t been updated since August

A Modest Proposal for the Very Retro Hugo for Genre-Related Work
By Brian Z: The talk of time capsules and 1000-year M-discs in the Pixel Scroll 8/12/21 discussion of item (16), the Louis XIII Cognac 100-year sci-fi film vault, got me thinking that Worldcon should do Hugos for Best Genre-related Work Created

Anniversary: Rocky Horror Picture Show
By Cat Eldridge: Forty-six years ago on this date, the Rocky Horror Picture Show film premiered. But before we get to the film, we need to go back to the London show as the film is based off the music, book, and

Pixel Scroll 8/13/21 The Green Hornet + MurderBot = Green Murder Hornet Bots
EATING THE FANTASTIC. Scott Edelman invites listeners to devour donuts with Karen Osborne, Sarah Pinsker, and K. M. Szpara — who all recently had their second novels published — in episode 151 of the Eating the Fantastic podcast. What

Team File 770’s 30 Books for the Self-Published Science Fiction Contest
The inaugural Self Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC) judging teams have now been assigned their books — here are the titles, authors and covers of the works that will be judged in the first round by Team File 770 –

JMS Has More To Say About The Last Dangerous Visions
J. Michael Straczynski has added a long comment to his Facebook announcement in defense of the decisions he’s made in shaping The Last Dangerous Visions, for example, holding it to 112,000 words to make it attractive to a major publisher.

Pixel Scroll 8/12/21 Make The Scene On The Mezzanine, But Don’t Scroll In The Pixels
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. August 14 is Free Comic Book Day. Here are Marvel’s contributions to the event. Readers can stop by their local comic shop for Free Comic Book Day 2021: Avengers/Hulk and Free Comic Book Day 2021:

#DisneyMustPay Task Force Expands Focus to All Comic Book Creators
The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is expanding its focus and reaching out to all comic book and graphic novel creators who may be missing royalty statements and payments from Disney and its companies. “Writers, artists, illustrators, letterers, and other artists are valued

Last Dangerous Visions News
J. Michael Straczynski told Facebook readers today that The Last Dangerous Visions has been finished. THE LAST DANGEROUS VISIONS has at last been completed. The final draft went off to the agency that will be handling the sale about fifteen

Pixel Scroll 8/11/21 Only Trust Your Scrolls, Pixels Will Never Help You
&SF COVER REVEAL. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’s Sept/Oct 2021 cover art, “Jupiter in Half-Phase, Seen from Io,” is by David A. Hardy. (2) THE RACCOON AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION. Brandiose is a successful creator of logos for minor

Vox Day’s Blog Offline
Blogger has blocked user access to Vox Day’s Vox Popoli blog, telling readers it is “under review due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations.” Blogger is owned by Google. Vox Day immediately restored availability of Vox Popoli’s posts at

2021 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
By Doug Ellis: The 20th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is now just over a month away. The convention will take place on September 10-12, 2021 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois. As usual, we

Pixel Scroll 8/10/21 The Scrolls Are Lovely, Dark And Deep, But I Have Pixels To Keep
SANDBAGGING GOODREADS FOR RANSOM. TIME probes “Goodreads’ Problem With Extortion Scams and Review Bombing”. A few months after posting a message on Goodreads about the imminent release of a new book, Indie author Beth Black woke up to an all-caps ransom

Behold The Vehicles Of Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters In New Ship Blueprint Covers
The War of the Bounty Hunters continues to explode across the galaxy this September. The crossover is currently unfolding across all of Marvel’s ongoing Star Wars titles as well as a main War Of The Bounty Hunters limited series and character-focused one-shots. The hunt

Pixel Scroll 8/9/21 The Wards Are All In Place, But The Junes Are Busting Out All Over
KGB. Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matt Kressel will have Karen Lord & A.C. Wise on the line August 18. The YouTube livestream starts August 18 at 7 pm. EDT. Link to come –

Dublin 2019 Scholarships to SMOFcon Europe
Dublin 2019 welcomes applicants for scholarships to attend SMOFcon Europe in Lisboa, Portugal, to be held December 3-5, 2021. Dublin 2019, following in the footsteps of CanSMOF, is offering a series of scholarships to attend SMOFcon, the annual convention runners’

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Second
[Introduction: Melanie Stormm continues her humorous series of posts about the misdirected emails she’s been getting. Stormm is a multiracial writer who writes fiction, poetry, and audio theatre. Her novella Last Poet of Wyrld’s End is available through Candlemark &

Pixel Scroll 8/8/21 It Is Pitch Black. You Are Likely To Be Pixeled By A Scroll
EMERGENCY HOLOGRAPHIC CAPTAIN. Slashfilm rounds up everything they can find out about Nickolodeon’s “’Star Trek: Prodigy’ Season 1: Release Date, Cast and More”. …Prodigy will be a kids-oriented show revolving around a group of alien teens who attempt to get


2021 Tähtifantasia Award
The Helsinki Science Fiction Society has announced the winner of the , given for the best fantasy book published in Finnish during the previous year. Margaret Rogerson: Kirjojen tytär [Sorcery of Thorns]; Translated into Finnish by Mika Kivimäki. Published by Karisto.

2021 ENnie Nominees
The and Judges Spotlight Winners are out. The ENnie Awards are an annual, fan-based juried award system for all tabletop RPGs. The ENnies were created in 2001 as an annual award ceremony, hosted by the leading D&D/d20 system fan site,

2021 WSFA Small Press Award Finalists
The Washington (DC) Science Fiction Association (WSFA) has announced the finalists for the 2021 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction: “Foster-Child of Silence and Slow Time” by Brian Hugenbruch, My Battery Is Low And It Is Getting Dark, ed. by Crystal Sarakas

2021 Dragon Awards Ballot
The was distributed August 11. Registered voters should expect to receive notice by email. To be eligible for the 2021 Dragon Awards the book, comic, game, movie, must have been released between July 1, 2020, and the close

2021 Barry Awards
The winners of the have been announced early, because Bouchercon is cancelled. The Barry Award winners are selected by subscribers and readers of Deadly Pleasures, where one of the magazine’s stated goals is to search

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