AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 10/3/21

Clark, Saturn, British Fantasy awards, Barkley, Strauss, Marvel, Librarians and Banned Books

NEWS

Review: Museum of the Bible
By Martin Morse Wooster. Continuing my reports on museums that might be of interest to Filers coming to Washington for DisCon III, I offer a report on the Museum of the Bible, which I visited recently. (I had a Groupon!)

Pixel Scroll 10/1/21 Ask Not For Whom The Pixel Scrolls
WFC 2021 NEWS. World Fantasy Con’s new Progress Report is a free download available here. WFC 2021 in Montreal – taking place November 4-7 — will be a hybrid convention, with both in-person and virtual elements. Virtual memberships are

Top 10 Posts for September 2021
Especially with the Hugos pushed off until December, fans approached the Dragon Awards announcement with the eagerness of kids awaiting a visit from Santa Claus. Santa was especially good to the T. Kingfisher household this year, leaving two Dragons.

Pixel Scroll 9/30/21 We’ve Replaced Their Files With Scroller’s Pixels. Let’s See If Anyone Notices
CLARION WEST OCTOBER CLASSES. Clarion West is offering three more months of classes. See the full schedule here. Below are the October offerings — click the links for tuition cost and to register. Modern Southern Gothic With Eden Royce

Dublin 2019 and CanSMOF Award SMOFcon 39 Scholarships
Dublin 2019 announced today there were 18 successful applicants for its scholarships to attend SMOFcon Europe in Lisboa, Portugal, being held December 3-5. The committee said in a press release: Following in the footsteps of CanSMOF, there was a very

All-Star Artists Celebrate 750th Issue Of Avengers
Marvel Comics presents the 750th issue of Avengers in November. Continuing Jason Aaron’s Marvel Universe-reshaping run, Avengers #750 will be a 96-page supersized issue consisting of multiple game changing stories by an all-star lineup of creators. To celebrate this milestone,

Pixel Scroll 9/29/21 I Should Have Been A Pair Of Ragged Pixels, Scrolling Across The Floors Of Silent Files
BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL. The Brooklyn Book Festival, running from September 26-October 4, has several virtual panels of interest to sff readers. Register at the links. Building Worlds in Speculative Storytelling (virtual) – October 3, 9:00 p.m. Eastern From creating

Preview of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
By Craig Miller: [Reprinted from Facebook with permission. Craig and Genny Dazzo visited the new Museum on September 27.] In, I believe, 1927, the Academy of Motion Pictures was founded. In 1929, they decided there should be a museum of

Banned Books Week 2021
Banned Books Week runs September 26-October 2 The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020 are listed below. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 156 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2020. Of the 273 books that

Pixel Scroll 9/28/21 He Left The Galactic Library To Riverworld City But He Gave All The Scrolls To Her
FUTURE TENSE. The September 2021 entry in the Future Tense Fiction series is “The Wait,” by Andrea Chapela, translated by Emma Törzs—a story about disappearances, ubiquitous surveillance, and stultifying bureaucracy. … When the bell chimes for the next appointment,

Daniel Alarcón Receives MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
The 25 recipients of the 2021 MacArthur Foundation grants announced today include Daniel Alarcón, writer and producer of the NPR-distributed podcast Radio Ambulante, author of fiction and nonfiction works, including some genre. The complete list of grant recipients is here. The

Whose Foundation Is This Anyway?
By Daniel Dern: I’m committed to watching at least the full first season of Foundation on Apple+ because, if nothing else, enough friends — some old-skiffy-savvy, others not — will, I know, want to chat about it, either to share

Victoria Strauss Co-Founder of Writer Beware® Shares Her Thoughts on #DisneyMustPay
[Originally published at Writer Beware®.] By Victoria Strauss: This past April, I wrote about writers’ struggles to get Disney and Disney-owned publishers to provide unpaid royalties and missing royalty statements–in some cases, going back years–and the formation of the #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force in

Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades #1 Stars Marvel’s Brightest Latino And Latinx Heroes
Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades, appearing in November, is the latest one-shot in the groundbreaking Marvel’s Voices series, continuing the tradition of highlighting the cultural richness of Marvel Comics and uplifting new voices in the comic book industry. Following the success of

Pixel Scroll 9/27/21 A Pixel Scroll Title That Turns Out To Have Been Used Before
B5. Variety reports J. Michael Straczynski is working on bringing back his keynote show: “’Babylon 5′ Reboot in Development at The CW From Original Creator”. … Original series creator J. Michael Straczynski is onboard to write the project. He will also

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Ninth
[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 9/26/21 Gonna Scroll Them Pixels
A COLORADO FAN MARRIAGE. “A Wedding 18 Years in the Making for Colorado Governor”. The Governor of Colorado and his spouse first met at a bookstore in 2003, and a month later went to MileHiCon. They finally wed earlier this

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

AWARDS

2021 Salam Award
The winner of the for Imaginative Fiction, which recognizes emerging speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin or residence, is “You Get What is Yours” by Dur e Aziz Amna. The administrators said: We are so thrilled and grateful

2021 Glass Bell Award
The Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2021 has been awarded to debut author Clare Whitfield for her psychological thriller People of Abandoned Character, a take on the Jack the Ripper story published by Head of Zeus. It follows the perspective of

Saturn Awards Names Special Honorees Ahead of Ceremony
The 46th annual Saturn Awards ceremony will take place October 26 at the L.A. Marriott Burbank Hotel with Bruce Campbell as emcee the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films revealed today. The Academy also named the winners of

Aspiring Teen Writers from Across Los Angeles to Participate The Tomorrow Prize Science Fiction Writing Competition
Los Angeles County high school students are invited to submit their original short science fiction stories to The Tomorrow Prize through December 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The finalists’ stories will be read by celebrity guests live in May 2022

Emerging Science Fiction Writers Worldwide Invited to Compete for The Roswell Award
The Roswell Award is back in its seventh season, and writers everywhere can submit their original short science fiction stories to the competition through December 21, 2021 at 11:59pm. Finalists’ stories will be read by celebrity guests live in May

2021 Royal Society Science Book Prize Shortlist
The Royal Society has revealed the shortlist for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021, sponsored by Insight Investment, chosen from a record number of 267 submissions from all over the world. Two debut authors make the 2021 shortlist in journalist

McKay Wins 2021 Arthur C. Clarke Award
The Animals In That Country by Laura Jean McKay is the winner of the 2021 Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction book of the year. The winner was announced live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row by journalist and science fiction

British Fantasy Awards 2021
The winners of the 2021 British Fantasy Awards were announced at FantasyCon on September 26. BEST NEWCOMER (THE SYDNEY J. BOUNDS AWARD) Jurors: Mohsin Siddiqui, Rhian Bowley, Shellie Horst, Tom Lloyd, Sammy Smith Kathleen Jennings, for Flyaway (Tordotcom) BEST FILM / TELEVISION

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