Grammy noms, Golden Joystick winners, Clarion, Discon III, Lake Woe-is-me and more


Westercon 75 Still Without A Home
Westercon, created in 1947, and which in its heyday drew a couple thousand fans, is held in a Western North American city – if one wants to hold it. Right now there are no takers for 2023. Even this year’s

Pixel Scroll 11/27/21 And In The Barkness Dine Them
SEVERANCE PAY. On The Last Leg, Jodie Whittaker tells the host about her emotional final day on Doctor Who, and the souvenir she stole from the set. (2) NANOWRIMO DEADLINE APPROACHES. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) –


DisCon III Program Schedule Posted
DisCon III has published the daily schedule of program items for the 2021 Worldcon. The entries list the titles and descriptions of programs but do not yet include the names of panelists. The convention runs from December 15-19 in Washington,

Pixel Scroll 11/26/21 Tinker, Tailor, Pixel, Scroll
WILL YOU GIVE THANKS FOR COMIC-CON? Did you know San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition is happening this weekend? It was news to me, too. And tickets are still available. The Times of San Diego tells what this streamlined version

Quantum Shorts 2021 Flash Fiction Contest Taking Entries Until December 16
The annual Quantum Shorts contest is calling for writers to enter short stories of 1,000 words or less that “tease out a story from the many possibilities of the quantum world.” Entries must take inspiration from quantum physics, be no longer than 1000 words, and include

Pixel Scroll 11/25/21 I Just Took The Pixel Scroll Test Turns Out I’m 100% That File
BABY YODA ON PARADE. A helium-filled Grogu designed by the toy company Funko was in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – the New York Times tells how that happened. (2) CITY TECH SYMPOSIUM. The Sixth Annual City Tech Science

2021 Dream Foundry Contest Finalists
Dream Foundry announced the 2021 finalists of its latest contest for speculative fiction writers and artists on November 17. The contest was open to relatively new writers and artists and received around 465 submissions from across 41 countries. The finalists for

Marvel’s Stormbreakers Deliver New Timeless #1 Covers
The very future of the Marvel Universe is at stake in Jed MacKay’s Timeless #1. The special one-shot will see Kang the Conqueror take an epic journey across space and time where he’ll get a startling glimpse at some of

Pixel Scroll 11/24/21 So Good They Scrolled It Twice!
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. Camestros Felapton’s Debarkle has reached its final chapter. The massive history of the Sad Puppies intertwined with right-wing political developments from 2014-2021 concludes with “Debarkle Afterword: Dramatis Personae” – very like the “where are they

Clarion West’s 2022 In-Person Summer Workshop Will Take Applications Starting December 1
Clarion West returns to an in-person workshop next year. The Clarion West 2022 Six-Week Summer Workshop will take place June 19 – July 30, 2022 in Seattle. Applications open December 1, 2021. The panel of the instructors for the 2022

Pixel Scroll 11/23/21 Scrolling, Scrolling, Scrolling, Pixelhide!
KEEPING THE RR IN GRRM. Thanks to checks from George R.R. Martin and his fellow investors, a moribund Santa Fe, NM railroad is being revived as the Sky Railway, open to riders on December 3. Martin told readers of

Spend One Day on Journey Planet on November 27
By Chris Garcia: Ever wanted to be a part of an issue of Journey Planet, but never knew where to start? Have an idea for a thing, but don’t think it’s got a place? You like doing stuff with fun folks with

Pixel Scroll 11/22/21 There’ll Be Time Enough To File When The Clicking’s Done
WORLDCON PROGRAM. DisCon III has posted a basic outline of the times programming will take place – on their website here. They’ve also included specific times on significant events and for important DisCon III locations, such as Registration and the

DisCon III Posts WSFS Business Meeting Agenda
BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA. The the 2021 WSFS Business Meeting Agenda is online here. Business Meeting Chair Kevin Standlee adds, “There are blank spots in the agenda where we are expecting reports that haven’t arrived yet The agenda will be updated as

Emails from Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Fifteenth
[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


Golden Joystick Awards 2021 Winners
The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 winners were announced in a ceremony held on November 23. BEST STORYTELLING Life is Strange: True Colors BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME It Takes Two BEST AUDIO Resident Evil: Village BEST VISUAL DESIGN Ratchet and Clank: Rift

2021 Costa Book Awards Finalists
The finalists for the 2021 Costa Book Awards, a UK literary prize sponsored by a coffee company, have been announced. The prize has five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book. The winner of each receives £5,000. The Costa Book of the Year will

2022 Grammy Nominations
The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards nominees were released today. The complete list is at the link. The winners will be announced in a televised ceremony on January 31. Now — let’s pretend I can recognize the nominees of genre interest. 2.

Crime Fiction Awards News
PETRONA AWARD The winner of the 2021 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year is: To Cook A Bear by Mikael Niemi, translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner (MacLehose Press) The author Mikael Niemi receives a trophy

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