Amazing News From Fandom: 9/26/21

2023 site selection; Hallmark ornaments, Atropa series and selective chaos.

NEWS

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #62
DECLASSIFIED! Seven Secret and Untold Stories From the Worldcon Press Office By Chris M. Barkley: For many, many years, I have wanted to write a manual specifically to pass along my knowledge, feeling and opinions about working in and operating

Pixel Scroll 9/25/21 What We Do With A Pixel Scroll Gives Everyone A Start
Q&A WITH POLISH SFF WRITER. Bence Pintér’s interview with Polish sci-fi author Jacek Dukaj is available in English at Spekulatív Zóna: “Q&A with Jacek Dukaj”. The most recently translated work from you is The Old Axolotl. This book is unique

Rondon Murder Trial Begins
Trial continues next week for Luis R. Rondon, former King of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s East Kingdom, on charges in connection with the murder of Deborah Waldinger in October 2019 reports News12. Court information shows that jury selection was

AudioFile Magazine’s Best New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Audiobooks Fall 2021
Six suggestions from AudioFile Magazine of new and classic sff audiobooks for fans to enjoy this Fall. AFTERMATH by LeVar Burton | Read by LeVar Burton [Hachette Audio | 10 hrs.] Review Levar Burton’s sonorous and soothing narration makes his 1997 novel,

Pixel Scroll 9/24/21 Scrolling Pixels Give You So Much More
SUES WHATEVER A SPIDER CAN. The heirs of Steve Ditko filed to reclaim their rights to some well-known Marvel characters – now Marvel is suing to prevent them. The Hollywood Reporter looks over the filings in “Marvel Suing to

Russell T Davies Returning as Doctor Who Showrunner
Russell T Davies is coming back to take charge of Doctor Who, the show he helped revive in 2005, the BBC announced today. Davies, who ran the show until 2009, will take over when Chris Chibnall departs next year. High

Pixel Scroll 9/23/21 Shattered Like A Glass Pixel
CLARKE AWARD CEREMONY. The Arthur C. Clarke Award winner will be announced September 27. Award Director Tom Hunter adds, “Long-time subscribers may remember back to pre-pandemic times when we used to announce our winner in July rather than September,

John Harris DisCon III Artist Guest of Honor’s Artwork Will Be Exhibited at Event
John Harris, who was added as DisCon III’s Artist GoH in May 2020, will not be attending the convention in person due to its change in date from August to December. His artwork will be on display at the convention.

Links to the Atropa Series
Atropa is an SF series in seven 10-minute parts. The Scroll linked to one of them the other day – and Jonathan Cowie is making sure you won’t miss the rest by providing links to all of the episodes. Enjoy.

Pixel Scroll 9/22/21 Or I Will Scroll Thee In The Gobberfiles With My Pixelcruncheon, See If I Don’t!
WORKING FOR THE MAN EVERY NIGHT AND DAY. Yesterday’s Scroll picked up The Mary Sue’s report that “Marvel Fired Joe Bennett After Alleged Anti-Semitic Cartoons”. Today Bounding Into Comics reports Bennett is now working for Vox Day’s Arkhaven Comics: “After Being

Looking Ahead to 2023 Site Selection
Three groups are bidding to host the 2023 con — Chengdu, China, Memphis, USA, and Winnipeg, Canada – and DisCon III’s Newsletter Issue 2 distributed in early September noted the Advance Supporting Membership rate will be announced no later than

Pixel Scroll 9/21/21 I Wish They All Could Be California Scrolls
DATLOW Q&A. “Curating Horror: An Interview with Ellen Datlow” conducted by Sadie Hartmann at LitReactor. Your anthologies are all invite-only, correct? Generally yes, unless I’m co-editing and the other editor wants to screen slush for a week or two.

Hallmark Rolls Out 2021 Ornaments
Right after the Fourth of July might not be when I shop for Christmas ornaments, but somebody does, because that’s when Hallmark runs its Keepsake Ornament Premiere. If the timing is for the convenience of retailers, there is also a

Pixel Scroll 9/20/21 Something Is Pixelling But You Don’t Know What It Is, Do You, Mr. Scroll?
SOMTOW’S FILM WINS AWARD. This past weekend Somtow Sucharitkul and an orchestra flew in to do a concert at the Oldenburg International Film Festival — the biggest indie fest in Europe, “Sundance of Europe.” The music selected for the

Commando And British Weekly Comic Swap Meet
Saturday 25th September Bushey and Oxhey Scout HutPark Ave. Bushey, Watford.WD23 2BA By James Bacon: Join comic book fans at the 7th Commando Comic Swap meet, an old school event in suburban Watford where thousands of British weeklies and digest

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Eighth
[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 9/19/21 File Me To The Moon, Let Me Play Among The Scrolls
FAN HISTORY PROJECT ZOOM SERIES RESTARTS. Fanac.org is resuming their Fan History Project Zoom series this month. They’ll begin by interviewing Juanita Coulson on September 25 at 2:00 Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific, 7:00 p.m. in London). For reservations, send

Pixel Scroll 9/18/21 Me And My Pixel, Scrolling Down The Fan Venue
SPACE OPERA. Stars Between, the 20-minute opera on the Voyager missions that E. Lily Yu wrote the libretto for, with Steven Tran composing, recently became available on Seattle Opera’s website along with other operas

AWARDS

Public’s Choices for Best Covers in the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition 2021
The publicly-chosen winning book cover and the rest of the top 10 finishers in the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition 2021 Cover Contest were revealed on September 23. The SPSFC judges initially narrowed the field of 300 entries to 100 before

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2021 Shortlist
From stepping into Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop, being transported through the night sky, or even “rooting” through the world of plants – the 2021 shortlist of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize can take you on incredible journeys. The shortlist was

2021 Elgin Awards
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s Elgin Award winners have been announced by Jordan Hirsch, the 2021 Elgin Award Chair. The award is named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, and is presented in two categories, Chapbook and Book. Works published

2021 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Award Winners
The 2021 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the award winners for its ninth annual. The event was held in-person September 17-18 in Manhattan and virtually on September 19. BEST PHILIP K. DICK FEATURE Lunamancer (2021) — WORLD PREMIERE Director: Noah Mucci

2021 Neffy Awards
The National Fantasy Fan Federation Speculative Fiction Awards for 2021, known as the Neffys, have been announced. The 2021 winners are: BEST NOVEL (tie) Hussar by Declan Finn Machine by Elizabeth Bear YOUNGER READERS (tie) The Unbearable Heaviness of Remembering

2021 ENnie Awards
The and Judges Spotlight winners were announced online from Gen Con on September 17. 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

Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2021 Finalists
The judging panel’s choices for the 2021 Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2021 finalists have been announced at Parsecs and Parchment. BEST SHORT FICTION You Perfect, Broken Thing by CL Clark Yellow and the Perception of Reality by Maureen F.

McIlvanney Prize 2021
The 2021 McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year and the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book of the Year were presented on September 17 at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling, Scotland. McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the

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