Saturns, SFPA, Chesley and other awards; scrolls, scrolls and Discon III (Bet you thought I was going to write “scrolls” again….)


Pixel Scroll 10/30/21 I Never Meta Pixel I Couldn’t Scroll
SEEMS I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE. “’Metaverse’ creator Neal Stephenson reacts to Facebook name change” — Axios asked what he thought about the Zuckerberg announcement. How do you feel about a storyline that you wrote in “Snow Crash” now

Pixel Scroll 10/29/21 On The Screen My Pixel Files, Streaming, Scrolled And Read
EATING THE FANTASTIC. Scott Edelman invites listeners to feast on kabobs with E. Lily Yu in episode 157 of the Eating the Fantastic podcast. [Because Readercon went virtual] the award-winning E. Lily Yu and I each ordered kabob from local restaurants,

SCA Removes King of An Tir
The Society for Creative Anachronism Board of Directors has removed Emerson Waite (SCA name Christian Bane), as King of An Tir, their membership territory encompassing the Pacific Northwest and parts of Western Canada. The “Resolution to Remove the Sovereign of

Pixel Scroll 10/28/21 Benny And The Gesserits
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. Exciting opportunity for those communicating about space to be recognized by the European Space Agency, with categories for video, artwork, storytelling, public speaking, and education. How many fans do we know who fall into these

DisCon III Publishes Apology About Fanhistory Error
DisCon III today announced on Facebook and Twitter an apology for overlooking Fred Duarte’s role as the first Latinx Worldcon Vice-Chair, signal-boosting the correction already made to the original press release. The Facebook version reads: An apology and correction:We mistakenly

Pixel Scroll 10/27/21 Just Pixel A Name At Random From Your Scrollodex
THE BUZZ. Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear will be released June 17, 2022. Chris Evans voices Buzz. As Variety ‘explains, “Lightyear doesn’t follow the toy-sized, space-faring exploits of Tim Allen’s iconic character. Rather, the 2022 film introduces the ‘real-life’ human

DisCon III Opens 2023 Site Selection
DisCon III has opened site selection voting for the location of the World Science Fiction Convention in 2023. There are three filed bids on the ballot, however only two are active – Chengdu, China and Winnipeg, Canada. Memphis, USA folded

Pixel Scroll 10/26/21 Big Pixel In Little Scroll
KRUGMAN’S RINGING ENDORSEMENT. “‘Dune’ Is the Movie We Always Wanted” says Paul Krugman. After pausing to tell us why he hates Apple TV’s Foundation series, he tells why he loves the Villenueve Dune adaptation. … Now on to “Dune.”

Classics of Science Fiction at Loscon 47
By John Hertz: We’ll discuss three Classics of Science Fiction at Loscon XLVII, one discussion each. Come to as many as you like. You’ll be welcome to join in. Our working definition is: “A classic is a work that survives its own

Pixel Scroll 10/25/21 I Am The Pontiff Of Pixel, Scroller Of All I Survey
I’D LIKE TO MEET HIS TAILOR. James Davis Nicoll is “Asking the Tough Questions About Superheroes and Public Nudity” at Don’t tell me this hasn’t troubled you, too! …If [the superhero is] prone to turning into living flame?

And The Fremen I Admire Most
There’s been a call for a spoilers-be-here open discussion of the movie Dune. Let the spice flow here in comments! BEWARE SPOILERS! in comments.

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Eleventh
[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


2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards
The winners of the for best novel, the New Zealand crime fiction award, were announced October 30. BEST NOVEL Sprigs (Brannavan Gnanalingam, Lawrence and Gibson) BEST FIRST NOVEL For Reasons of Their Own (Chris Stuart, Original Sin) BEST

2021 Pegasus Awards
The were announced on October 30. The Pegasus Award is presented by the Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF) for excellence in filking. Enjoy the sound clips of the nominees here. BEST FILK SONG Second-Hand Heaven – Lawrence Dean BEST CLASSIC FILK SONG

2021 Saturn Awards
The 46th annual Saturn Awards were presented October 26. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, which skipped 2020, extended the Saturn Awards eligibility period to allow works released from July 15, 2019-November 15, 2020 to contend. The Star Wars

2021 Chesley Nominees
The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) announced its 2021 Chesley Award nominees on October 28. Member voting on the winners opens October 29 and ends November 19. Best Cover: Hardcover Book Tommy Arnold Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn

Crime Fiction Awards News
CAPITAL CRIME AMAZON PUBLISHING NEW VOICES AWARD The winner of the 2021 Capital Crime Amazon Publishing New Voices Award has been announced. The Black Pool by Darren Boyle He will receive a £1000 cash prize, a trophy, and a potential

2021 Prix Actusf De L’uchronie Nominees
The shortlist for the 2021 Prix Actusf de l’Uchronie was revealed on October 22. It is a juried award for work in a specialized segment of sff field, described in the Wikipedia: Uchronia refers to a hypothetical or fictional time-period of our world, in contrast to

2021 SFPA Poetry Contest Winners
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association announced the winners of SFPA Poetry Contest on October 24. Speculative poets from around the world sent Contest Chair Josh Brown 249 entries (76 dwarf-length, 133 short, and 40 long poems). From those blind entries, Judge Sheree

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest 2020 and 2021 Winners
The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contest combined the awards ceremony for their 36th and 37th competitions into one event held October 22 after a year’s postponement due to the pandemic. 36TH GRAND PRIZE GOLDEN BRUSH AWARD Anh Le,

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