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Neil Clarke Releases ToC for Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6
Neil Clarke has unveiled the table of contents for his Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6, which features science fiction short stories/novelettes/novellas originally published in 2020.

Pixel Scroll 10/9/21 I Met A Filer From An Antique Scroll
TRICK OR WHO. The official Doctor Who site says the new series of Doctor Who will premiere on Sunday October 31. Get ready for Doctor Who: Flux, beginning this Halloween. There’s also some kind of flash advertising campaign under way,

The Kurt Busiek Universe Comes To Image Comics With New Arrowsmith, Astro City and More In 2022
By James Bacon: The news we’ve been waiting for… The Return of Fletcher Arrowsmith. Astro City, Arrowsmith, Autumnlands and new story Free Agent are announced as Kurt Busiek and a host of fabulous artists work with Image Comics. Exciting news has

Saga Is Back!
By James Bacon: Brian K. Vaughan was on a conversation item at New York Comic Con and he was joined by Fiona Staples to announce that Saga is back. Saga #55 will be released at a very keen price of

Pixel Scroll 10/8/21 Foundation And Vampire
TRYING TO CROSS THE MIGHTY AMAZON. Kindle Direct Publishing has been yanking Mark Lawrence’s chain: “My attempts to get sense from KDP”. KDP is what authors use to self-publish books and short stories. A self-published author will use just

Mary Kay Kare (1952-2021)
Popular Bay Area fan Mary Kay Kare, who co-chaired Potlatch 19 in 2010 and worked on a large number of Worldcons and other conventions, died in early October of a blood infection. Fans learned of her passing after her nephew contacted the local

Seuss vs. ComicMix Trek Mashup Litigation Settled
In a joint motion filed by the parties on October 5, ComicMix has agreed to a permanent injunction on further distribution of Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! while Dr. Seuss Enterprises will abandon its efforts to collect damages. As

2022 Baen Short Story Contest Deadline Is 2/1
Entries in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award writing contest are being accepted through February 1, 2022. The submission window opened October 1. See rules and specifications at the site. Judging will be done by Baen Books editors Hank Davis, Jim

Pixel Scroll 10/7/21 Snappy Scroll Wraps For Stupid Pixels
Already a full day writing the Lou Antonelli obituary and the Luis Rondon murder conviction, so we’ll have to take it easy on the Scroll as we continue catching up with everything Filers have been sending. (1) LET’S NOT BE

Lou Antonelli (1957-2021)
SF author Lou Antonelli died October 6 at his Clarksville, TX residence. He was 64. Antonelli made a late start as a science fiction writer, initially posting his first story “Insight” to get feedback on the Speculative Visions website in

Luis Rondon Convicted of Murder
Luis R. Rondon, former King of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s East Kingdom, was convicted by a jury today on charges of second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the 2019 murder of Deborah Waldinger

Pixel Scroll 10/6/21 Magical Mystery Scroll
A lot of catching up to do. Let’s get started! (1) YOUNG PEOPLE. At Young People Read Old SFF, James Davis Nicoll turns his panel loose on a story that was heavy, deep, and real in 1971 and won Theodore

New Publisher and Other Changes Herald Encyclopedia of Science Fiction’s Fourth Edition
“Today the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction moved house,” said co-editor David Langford. A new publisher and web server are part of the October 6 release of its Fourth Edition. However, their familiar domain is unchanged, and the Encyclopedia (SFE)

Pre-Bid Planning Under Way for Dublin in 2029
Brian Nisbet and Marguerite Smith have not technically announced a bid yet, but over the weekend they revealed their intention to bid for Dublin in 2029 at this year’s Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention. They will be at SMOFcon in

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

Save Uncle Hugo’s – October 2021 Update
A future location where Don Blyly can reopen Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s is difficult to find even though he continues looking at possibilities, he told subscribers in his October update. His two stores were burned by vandals a year ago while protests were

Westercon 74 Announces Guests of Honor
Westercon 74 – which will take place next year in Tonopah, Nevada — announced the selection of Kevin Andrew Murphy and Myrna Donato as Guests of Honor. Although the convention initially announced while they were bidding that they would not

Pixel Scroll 10/5/21 Once Again My Friends
What should be in today’s Scroll? Thanks for keeping this going. I expect to be home tonight.

Pixel Scroll 10/04/21 DIY Pixels
I’m still getting well. Please pitch in with what Filers need to know.

Pixel Scroll 10/3/21 Roll-Your-Own
I’m off to have a health thing taken care of. Have filled in a few people about what’s up in case they need to know later. Meanwhile, post in comments here whatever you think should have been in today’s Scroll!


John Williams Wins Forry Award
Composer John Williams was voted the 2021 Forrest J Ackerman Award for Lifetime Achievement by the members of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society at their October 7 meeting. The Forrest J Ackerman or Forry Award has been given by the

2021 Harvey Awards
The winners of the , honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman, (1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, were revealed in a livestreamed ceremony during New York Comic-Con. Trung Le Nguyen’s The Magic Fish

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