AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 10/24/21

TAFF nominations, Sturgeon award, HWA scholarship & more

NEWS

HWA Opens Submission Window for Scholarship From Hell
The Horror Writers Association will accept applications for its Scholarship From Hell from October 1, 2021 through January 1, 2022. Click for a full list of rules. The Scholarship From Hell puts the recipient right into the intensive, hands-on workshop environment of Horror

Pixel Scroll 10/23/21 The White Witch Has Made It Always Pixelter But Never Scrollmas
S.L. HUANG ON MOVIE GUN SAFETY. [Item by rcade.] S.L. Huang, who won a 2020 Hugo Award for the short story “As the Last I May Know,” has worked in movies as a stuntwoman, gun trainer and gun safety

First Look at Marvel’s Voices: Heritage #1 and the Stories Celebrating Indigenous Talent and Characters
Next month, Marvel Comics continues its tradition to uplift and spotlight Indigenous and First Nations creators and characters in Marvel’s Voices: Heritage #1. Now in its second year, the series will feature Indigenous writers and artists, including talent who contributed

Pixel Scroll 10/22/21 I Must Not Scroll, Scroll Is The Pixel-Killer
MCINTYRE FILM ADAPTATION COMING TO THEATERS. Moviegoers at last will be able to see the film based on the late Vonda McIntyre’s 1997 Nebula-winning novel The Moon and the Sun: “A Fantasy Blockbuster Shot In 2014 Is Finally Being Released”

Writers from Battlestar Galactica, Leverage, Warehouse 13, Outlander Created the Scripts for DisCon III’s Opening/Closing and Hugo Awards Ceremonies
A talented and imaginative team of writers have created the script for the Opening/Closing and Hugo Awards Ceremonies at DisCon III, the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Washington, DC., December 15-19, 2021. The writers’ room is led by head writer

Pixel Scroll 10/21/21 You Go To War With The Pixel You Have, Not The Scroll You Wish You Had
BUJOLD ANNOUNCES NEXT PENRIC NOVELLA. Lois McMaster Bujold showed off the cover of the next Penric & Desdemona tale, Knot of Shadows. Knot of Shadows When a corpse is found floating face-down in Vilnoc harbor that is not quite

DisCon III Corrects Press Release to Acknowledge Fred Duarte
DisCon III has updated its “DisCon III Announces Vice Chairs” press release with the correction requested by LoneStarCon 2 chair Karen Meschke in her guest post of October 19 “Meschke Calls on DisCon III to Correct Fanhistorical Note in Press

Pixel Scroll 10/20/21 Roll Over Harkonnen And Tell Shai-Tchovsky The News
KRESS Q&A. DisCon III has posted an “Interview with Author Guest of Honor Nancy Kress” conducted by staff member Dr. Karen Purcell. (2) FALLEN LEAVES AND HEROES. Brian Murphy shares ten spooky sword and sorcery stories for October: “Ten Sword-and-Sorcery

Last Dangerous Visions Progress Report
J. Michael Straczynski has partially pulled back the curtain on the The Last Dangerous Visions contributors’ list, and responded to critics of its gender balance. He has also announced the agents who will be taking not just LDV but all

Pixel Scroll 10/19/21 He Learned Almost Too Late That Man Is A Scrolling Pixel
TOR.COM DEFCON DOWNGRADED. Reddit has updated yesterday’s warning that Tor.com was hacked and spreading malware to say the site is now “safe-ish” to use. It appears that Tor.com has taken action and cleaned up the file mentioned in this

Meschke Calls on DisCon III to Correct Fanhistorical Note in Press Release
Guest Post by Karen Meschke, Chair, LoneStarCon 2 (1997 Worldcon): DisCon III made a major error in their Press Release (dated September 3) by overlooking the contributions of Fred Duarte in announcing their new Vice-Chairs (“DisCon III Announces Vice Chairs”)

Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Vol. 2 Arrives
Night Shade Books today released The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Vol. 2 edited by Paula Guran. It’s the second from the current publisher, but overall volume 12 in a series Guran started in 2010 (covering the stories of

Pixel Scroll 10/18/21 Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, When I Pixel Scroll
WRECKS APPEAL. The Hugo Book Club Blog in “American Cleon” points out, among other things, that “Hari Seldon never suggests making something better than an Empire. He wants to make Trantor Great Again.” ….Foundation as a narrative has to

Ursula K Le Guin Prize for Fiction Will Launch in 2022
The Ursula K. Le Guin Literary Trust today announced the creation of the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction, which will be given for the first time in 2022. The $25,000 cash prize will be given to a writer

Memphis In 2023 Worldcon Bid Has Folded
Kate Secor and Cliff Dunn, chairs of the Memphis In 2023 Worldcon bid, have announced that the bid is being withdrawn from consideration. In an e-mail to their supporters, and in posts on their website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, they

Pixel Scroll 10/17/21 The Scroll Of Dr. Pringles And Other Pixels And Other Pixels
THE 8 BILLION BODY PROBLEM. Liu Cixin told the WSJ he’s not as optimistic as he once was. “’Three-Body Problem’ Author No Longer Sure Humankind Would Unite Against Hostile Aliens” reports The Byte. In his 2008 novel “The Three-Body

AWARDS

2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals Longlists
A total of 45 books (23 fiction, 22 nonfiction) have been selected for the longlist for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction released October 18. The list is now available on the awards’ website. A six-title shortlist—three

Come Celebrate With The Otherwise Award!
The 2020 Otherwise Award will be presented in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. Central. You can register to attend here. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, the author of the winning work, “Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon,” will

2021 Ringo Awards
The 2021 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards winners were revealed in a virtual ceremony during the Baltimore Comic-Con on October 23. The Ringo Awards are picked by a vote of the comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited

Best Semiprozine Hugo: Eligible Semiprozines from 2021
By JJ: To assist Hugo nominators, listed below are the Semiprozines believed to be eligible as of this writing for the 2022 Best Semiprozine Hugo next year †. This list has been compiled from Neil Clarke’s Semiprozine Directory at semiprozine.org,

2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Candidates
The nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2022 were announced today. A total of 282 candidates from 71 countries are in the running for the world’s largest children’s literature award (SEK 5m, EUR 462,000). The candidates list includes 72 who

2021 sf-Lit Award for Works Published in German Longlist
The sf-Lit Award 2021 longlist was announced September 23. The award has been handed out by the German website sf-Lit.de (“Die Seite für Science-Fiction-Literatur”) since 2016 and is open to all works of SF that have been first published in German in

Golden Joystick Awards 2021 Nominees
The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 nominations are in and gamers can now vote for their favorite games of 2021. Click here to cast your ballot. Voting will be open until Friday November 5, and the winners will be revealed in

TAFF Taking Nominations for 2022 Race
The 2022 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund race is now officially open for nominations. After two consecutive eastbound races, it is time for a westbound race. Johan Anglemark, European TAFF Administrator, and Geri Sullivan, North American TAFF Administrator, say ”These are still

2021 Ditmar Preliminary Ballot
The preliminary ballot for the Australian SF (“Ditmar”) Awards for 2021 has been made available for comment and correction before becoming final. The nominees are award-eligible works and persons first nominated by fans and members of the Australian NatCon which have been

gamescom Awards 2021
gamescom, the world’s largest event for computer and video games, announced the winners of the 2021 gamescom Awards in 22 categories on August 25. The jury and fans agreed: the big winner of gamescom 2021 was Elden Ring. The jury awarded the

2021 Mythopoeic Awards
The 2021 Mythopoeic Award winners were revealed October 17 in a virtual ceremony. The winners’ acceptance speeches (including an appearance from Oor Wombat!) can be seen in the video below. Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth & Fantasy Studies Fantasies of

Rebecca Campbell Wins 2021 Theodore Sturgeon Award
The winner of this year’s annual Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short science fiction of 2020 is Rebecca Campbell, for her story, “An Important Failure,” published by Clarkesworld. The Sturgeon Award jurors

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