AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: September Fifth, Twenty Twenty One

Disney still not paying; RIP Carol Carr, L. Neil Smith, new Discon Asst. Chairs

NEWS

Pixel Scroll 9/4/21 I Have Become Pixel, Scroller Of Worlds
A HARD ROAD. Sue Burke, author of The Immunity Index, and whose Semiosis made the Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist and was a John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalist, summarizes the SF novel’s journey from manuscript to print, through

Pixel Scroll 9/3/21 If It Doesn’t Scroll Naturally, File It
MASSIVE DOCTOR WHO POLL. Herald of Creation today finished releasing the results of its poll of the best Doctor Who episodes, a Twitter marathon that began in July with number 296 “The Battle of Ranskoor av Kolos” (a Thirteenth

DisCon III Names Two Vice Chairs
DisCon III has announced Marguerite Smith and Lauren Raye Snow will join the 2021 Worldcon team as Vice Chairs. Lauren Raye Snow is a designer, illustrator, and arts activist from South Texas. During the course of her career, she has

Pixel Scroll 9/2/21 Who Knows Where The Springers’ Space-Time Goes
FUTURE-CON ONLINE, FREE. Starting tomorrow, Future-Con runs from September 3-5 online, free. On Discord and YouTube with speakers from many parts of the world such as Aliette de Bodard, Cristina Jurado, Francesco Verso, Fábio Fernandes, Rachel Cordasco, Emily Jin etc.

Carol Carr (1938-2021)
Writer Carol Carr died September 1 of cancer. She was 82. Her short story “Look, You Think You’ve Got Troubles,” which first appeared in Damon Knight’s Orbit 5 (1969), has since been reprinted more than a dozen times, including in

Uncanny Magazine Welcomes New Nonfiction Editor, Senior Assistant Editor, and Assistant Editor
Uncanny Magazine has named Meg Elison as their new Nonfiction Editor. She takes over from Elsa Sjunneson, who stepped down after Uncanny Magazine Issue 42 to focus on other career opportunities. Meg Elison is a science fiction author and feminist essayist. Her debut, The Book

Pixel Scroll 9/1/21 Pixel At The Well Of Scrolls
LIADEN UNIVERSE BULLETIN. Sharon Lee and Steve Miller report from the wilds of Maine on what’s upcoming. Their fifth Liaden Universe Collection, Liaden Universe Constellation V, will be published February 1, 2022. A mass market 30th anniversary reprint of

Top 10 Stories for August 2021
Jon Del Arroz banned by Twitter. Vox Day ousted from Blogger. Any doubt why these were last month’s two most-read posts? And here are the rest of the top 10 posts for August 2021 according to Google Analytics. Jon Del

Pixel Scroll 8/31/21 The Pixelscroll Experiment
FINAL GIRLS CONSIDERED. Stephen Graham Jones cheers on the “final girls” of slasher movies at CrimeReads: “Let’s All Be Final Girls”. …Part of the final girl’s DNA, after all, is the scream queen, typified in Fay Wray’s performance in King

Sunday Times Interviews Astronaut Applicant Dr. Emma J. King
Dr. Emma J. King, longtime fan, chair of Lazlar Lyricon III and known for her science fun experiments at conventions, is one of over 23,000 applicants to become an Astronaut as part of the European Space Agency drive to find

Consequences as an Engine of Storytelling: A Guest Post by Robert Repino
Robert Repino grew up in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. After serving in the Peace Corps, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He lives in New York and works as an editor for Oxford University Press. His fiction includes short

Pixel Scroll 8/30/21 Riding Out On A Scroll In A Pixel-Spangled Rodeo
DRAGON AWARDS DEADLINE. The deadline for requesting a ballot for the Dragon Awards is Friday. Their website says: “You may register to receive a ballot until 11:59 (EDT) on the Friday of Dragon Con”, which is September 3. Voting

L. Neil Smith (1946-2021)
Author L. Neil Smith, a well-known advocate of libertarianism in the sf genre, died August 27. Smith created the Prometheus Award – originally conceived as a one-off award when it was given for the first time in 1979. The Libertarian

Uncanny Magazine Issue 42 Launches September 7
The 41st issue of Uncanny Magazine winner of five Hugos and a British Fantasy Award, will be available on September 7. Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 42nd issue of their five-time Hugo Award-winning online

#DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force Comments on Scarlett Johansson’s Lawsuit Against Disney
The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force has called on Disney to respect Scarlett Johansson’s professional and artistic work on the film Black Widow. They say in a new press release: “The first way to respect Ms. Johansson is to pay her properly and

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Fifth
[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 8/29/21 Sgt. Pixel’s Scrolling File Club Band
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAMERA. The production of Disney animated movies doesn’t look anything like I thought, judging by Andhika Muksin’s “eyewitness” accounts: “Artist Imagines What It Looks Like Behind The Scenes Of Disney Movies” at AWorkstation. Have

DisCon III Membership Statistics
DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon, has shared its membership figures, current as of August 27. ATTENDING 2439 SUPPORTING 1932 VIRTUAL 278 TOTAL 4649 The following table shows membership totals by country. COUNTRY

AWARDS

Sidewise Awards Contenders for 2019 and 2020
The nominees for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History for calendar years 2019 and 2020 have been announced. 2019 SHORT FORM Seanan McGuire: “Any Way the Wind Blows,” Tor.com, 6/19 Christopher G. Nuttall, “Drang Nach Osten,” Trouble in the Wind, edited by

Around the World of Crime Fiction Awards
From opposite ends of the earth come two more crime fiction awards updates. DAVITT AWARD The winners of the 2021 Davitt Award, handed out by Sisters in Crime Australia, have been announced. BEST ADULT NOVEL Sally Hepworth — The Good

 

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