AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 9/12/21

Ignoble awards, Deutsch Preis, Michael Bishop, Star Trek Day

NEWS

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THE BRONZE TROUSERS. “’Cheese!’: Bronze statue of iconic duo Wallace and Gromit unveiled in Preston by creator Nick Park” reports ITV News Granada. A large bronze statue of the iconic, cheese-loving duo Wallace and Gromit has been unveiled in Lancashire. The

The UK’s National Film and Sci-Fi Museum Has Opened
By James Bacon: Phenomenal. Star Wars, Star Trek, StarGate, Space:1999, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Guardians of the Galaxy, crikey almighty, no matter what you love, there is something in this outstanding display of devotion to the wonder and fantastique of the

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EATING THE FANTASTIC. Scott Edelman offers listeners a chance to feast on Indian food with Veronica Schanoes in episode 153 of his Eating the Fantastic podcast. Award-winning writer Veronica Schanoes and I shared Indian food though there were hundreds

Michael Bishop Opens NYRSF Readings’ 29th Season
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Thursday, September 9, 2021, the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series opened its 29th season with a reading from Nebula Award-winning author Michael Bishop. The event was simulcast on YouTube

Raks Geek to Headline DisCon III Closing Ceremonies
Raks Geek will headline the closing ceremonies of DisCon III in Washington, DC., on the evening of December 19, 2021. Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow arts, and fire company by geeks for geeks. They are committed to blending a high degree of

SFWA’s Nebula Awards Showcase 55 Released
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) spotlights outstanding science fiction and fantasy with the release of the Nebula Awards Showcase 55. The latest volume in a series published annually since 1966 reprints finalists and winners for the 2019

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TAKEI PAYS TRIBUTE TO BJO. [Item by David Doering.] If you didn’t catch it, last night the Paramount+ network put on a Star Trek Day special. They included short retrospectives on past Star Trek series from cast members. For

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ABOUT TIME. At Young People Read Old SFF, James Davis Nicoll has one he’s sure the panel will like. Can that actually happen? This month, the Old Hugo Finalist the Young People read was Samuel R. Delany’s “Time Considered as

Star Trek Day 2021 Livestream September 8
Star Trek Day 2021, a free live-streamed celebration of Star Trek, begins Wednesday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific/ 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Live from the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California, Star Trek Day will feature back-to-back in-person conversations

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TROPE THE LIGHT FANTASTIC. The Nerds of Color had the opportunity to interview Denis Villeneuve. Their headline asks “Is ‘Dune’ Truly a White-Savior Story?”, however, there is much more to the interview than the part relating to the title,

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Bonus Fit
[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 &

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KGB. Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present Ellen Klages and Mari Ness via livestream on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Link to come. Ellen Klages Ellen Klages is the author of

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Sixth
[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 &

AWARDS

2021 Emmys Creative Arts Winners Part I
The Television Academy tonight presented the first of its three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. The second and third will take place Sunday, September 12 in the afternoon and evening.

Best SF/F Games of 2021? Insert Disc Here
By N: With the DisCon III Business Meeting being held in December, that means we won’t know until then the latest status of the proposed Best Video Game category that was referred to the Hugo Awards Study Committee. Just in

2021 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
The 2021 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on September 9 in a virtual ceremony available to watch here. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest

2021 Dwarf Stars Winners
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association‘s Dwarf Stars 2021 award winners have been announced. The award recognizes the best speculative poem of 1–10 lines published in the previous year, and is designed to honor excellent scifaiku, tanka, cinquains, and other types of

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction
British writer Susanna Clarke won the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction on September 8 for her fantasy novel Piranesi. Clarke was awarded the 30,000-pound ($41,000) award for her second novel, which was published 16 years after her first, Jonathan Strange

2021 Deutscher Science Fiction Preis
By Cora Buhlert: The winners of the have been announced. BEST GERMAN LANGUAGE SHORT STORY “Wagners Stimme” (Wagner’s Voice) by Carsten Schmitt, in Wie künstlich ist Intelligenz? (How artificial is intelligence?), edited by Klaus N. Frick, publisher:

2020 Otherwise Award
The winner is Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki for “Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon” (in Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by Zelda Knight and Ekpeki Donald Oghenechovwe, Aurelia Leo, 2020). This

This Is Horror Awards 2020
This Is Horror, the UK website, has announced the winners of the . NOVEL OF THE YEAR Winner: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham JonesRunner-up: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia NOVELLA OF THE YEAR Winner: Crossroads by Laurel

Ticknor Wins 2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award
The results of the 2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story were announced September 4. They are: GRAND PRIZE: “Echoes of Meridian” by M. Elizabeth Ticknor SECOND PLACE: “Absinthe &

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